Franklin Manor is a Strahan institution. It has 14 rooms on two levels in the main house and four self-contained apartments. There are large, attractive grounds and a delightful guest lounge, but as far as I am concerned it is the restaurant that comes out tops.
We arrived early so enjoyed a drink with some of the house guests at the bar. The manor is a gracious building and somehow the guests and staff seemed to be the same. This atmosphere was continued into the restaurant. Polished timber, fine art works, a grand fireplace, and elegant crockery, cutlery and glassware combined perfectly to set the scene for a great meal. Fortunately, chef Brad Fyle’s skills matched our expectations.