Franca is a contemporary Brasserie serving French and European influenced cuisine in a comfortable and atmospheric dining setting.


Melbourne Cup 2019

'Come join us at Franca for a day at the races'


4 courses & a glass of Ruinart ‘R’ Champagne.

12.00pm - 5.00pm

Screens, Sweeps & DJs playing all day.

Or speak with us +61 (02) 9167 2921

You're invited to an intimate

Frerejean Frere Wine Dinner

With Rodolphe Frerejean Tattinger

4 courses and 4 matched Champagnes including the incredible2007 Cuvee Des Hussards (sold out globally)

$199 p.p.

Wednesday 16th October, 7pm sharp.

Tickets are very limited.

Or speak with us +61 (02) 9167 2921


Our Common Language Is Food

For centuries in the Mediterranean 'Lingua Franca' was adopted as a common language between speakers whose native languages were different.

We take inspiration from the legend of our name and embrace diversity, inclusion and openness in everything we do today.

Franca welcomes people with open hands and open minds.

81 Macleay St. Potts Point

OurWine and cocktails

Franca’s wine list showcases French, Australian and New Zealand wines, with an emphasis on small production wineries and sustainable producers in addition to a selection of rare aged wines.

Franca's cocktail offering pays tribute to Parisian brasserie culture through its extensive list that showcases fresh seasonal ingredients with a selection devoted to classic French cocktails.


Owner and OperatorAndrew Becher

With an extensive career in hospitality spanning over 20 years, early exposure to some of the finest restaurants in Sydney and  London coupled with prolific research of  venues throughout Europe and the US , proved influential to Andrew’s developing style, which saw him working in management under Alain Ducasse at Ian Schrager’s five star Sanderson Hotel in Soho for two years before being approached to open and operate London’s exclusive members 333 Club in 2002.

From London, Andrew headed back to Australia where he became Co-Owner and Operator of the Roxbury Hotel; Licensee of Keystone Hospitality’s Fringe Bar, and eventually Owner and Operator of Sydney’s answer to a European Wonderland / Cotes D’ Azur themed luxury venue Pelicano, which is now one of the most recognised and publicised venues in Sydney.

General ManagerAlex Cameron

After spending many years overseas mastering his hospitality management and operational skills across many venues in the UK, Alex moved to Australia in 2013 where his unique understanding of energy, diversity and culture in a hospitality setting, has been successfully introduced to some of Sydney’s most high profile venues including The Argyle and The Cut and Pelicano, where he is also General Manager.

Alex’s passion behind creating an impeccable dining experience, from the moment the customer makes the booking to well after they have left the venue, is what positions Franca in a league of its own. He is leading an exciting team who are carving a contemporary and innovative approach to hospitality, with customer service skills to rival some the best hospitality venues in the world.

Executive ChefAlexis Besseau

In April 2019, owner Andrew Becher and partner Alex Cameron announced Alexis Besseau as Franca’s Executive Chef.

Growing up in France, Alexis’ less-is-more approach to cooking is rooted in a lifelong connection to Europe and a deep reverence for his ingredients and their unique regional qualities. His reinterpretation of classic French fare on the menu at Franca has allowed him to embrace a cooking style that showcases a superb variety of seasonal Australian ingredients, with an acute balance between simplicity and indulgence, restraint and innovation.

At just twenty eight years of age, Alexis’s years of cooking have seen him hone his craft at esteemed international Michelin-Starred establishments such as L’Arpege (Paris) , Ermitage au Lac (Switzerland) and Epice (Sao Paulo); three Rosettes Clos Maggiore (London); and hatted restaurants Est. and Bathers Pavilion in Sydney.

Alexis was recently awarded the coveted “30 under 30” award in 2018 and is renowned for pushing the creative boundaries in the kitchen.


Functions & Private Dining

Let us take care of your special celebration or corporate event in the main dining room or private dining space. From a business luncheon or birthday celebration to a product launch or intimate rehearsal dinner, our specialist events team will be on hand to make sure your event is seamless and spectacular.  

Please contact our reservations and special events team at for further information or to book an appointment to see the venue and discuss your options.

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Opening Hours
12pm – 12am, Friday and Saturday
12pm – 10pm, Sunday
5.30pm – 12am, Monday to Thursday

Tables can be booked directly online, by phone on (02) 9167 2921 or by emailing us at

Tables of 9+ will be required to order from one of our set menus

Credit card details are required for bookings of 6+

Private Function Hire available at all times

Email our reservations team directly on and we'll help arrange your next celebration, corporate event or product launch.

To take advantage of our birthday offer group size must be a minimum of 4 people dining off of our Classique set menu ($85 p.p.) The offer can be redeemed once per calendar year and only between Sunday – Thursday.