The wine cellar
The wine cellar at Franck is a very special place. A dedicated space inside the bistrot, meant to feel like a tour over France’s wines regions, featuring more than 300 references – including some Vin Natures only available in Franck’s cellar, in Shanghai.

Passionate about traditional winemaking art and awarded China’s Best Wine List of the Year 2015, we will be glad to guide and advise you in your pairings.
























 
wine cellar
The wine cellar at Franck is a very special place. A dedicated space inside the bistrot, meant to feel like a tour over France’s wines regions, featuring more than 300 references – including some Vin Natures only available in Franck’s cellar, in Shanghai. Passionate about traditional winemaking art and awarded China’s Best Wine List of the Year 2015, we will be glad to guide and advise you in your pairings.








When stepping in a bistrot, clients follow the chef’s inspiration, and eventually what he found at the wet market a few hours before. The menu is usually small, and follows the seasonal products.
At Franck, the Menu du jour changes almost daily. Timeless classical Parisian bistrot fares, generous, the bistrot cuisine’s soul hasn’t changed, since grand-mother's time.
The starters are to share, with generous portions, just like a dinner at home. Guests love the casual service, helping themselves with the Terrine de campagne, cold cuts or fresh oysters.









 
The Epicerie offers a selection of artisanal products, all made in France and careful chosen by Franck. They all share this taste of France and express the regional know-how and diversity. From sweets to liquor, tasty vinegar to mustards, the Epicerie provides a tasty trip.

Feel free to enquire with any particular question or product quest; we will do our best to spot the product you are looking for. We also offer hampers or corporate gifts, within your budget.

Contact us at epicerie@franck.com.cn
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Traditionnal Auberge Ravoux, 30km North of Paris, was Vincent Van Gogh's latest home. Photo: Frederic Lebain/Van Gogh's table book
The origin of the word "bistrot" is shrouded in mystery. One version says the word dates back to the early 18th Century, when Paris was occupied by the Russians. Back then hungry troops ea^ng in small restaurants would use to yell “Hurry!” to their French hosts – in their native language obviously: “Bystro!”. This Russian term being soon adopted for small eateries where one could get a quick meal and a drink.
However, the Larousse Gastronomique, the world’s ultimate culinary encyclopædia, states it to come from the word “bistraud”, which in Western French dialect is the name given to a wine seller.
The most common definition of bistrot, in the dictionary, is: a small café, like-minded and unpretentious family-run restaurant. Whatever its origins are, the bistrot is a philosophy and a way of life. A proper bistrot's atmosphere is familiar and light-hearted, a place for quick and informal chats and easy laughter with good friends and neighbours.
Nestled in Ferguson Lane, at the back of a quiet street of the French Concession, Franck is surrounded by Embassies, Art Deco houses and shady alleys. Ferguson Lane is a renovated alley, housing wine bars, and elegant fashion stores and art galleries. Franck is not only an evocation of a Parisian bistrot, but a real one. Down to the black chalkboard menu hand-written in French daily.
The tiny brasserie-style tables match with red leather sofa, and the dark wood floor, black tiles and old-style lighting bulbs, express a sense for detail and sophistication. Yet, once you are seated at your table, in this elegant yet casual atmosphere, it’s all about celebrating friendship and sharing.
There is something unique and private about Franck, and it hits the moment you walk in. And much has to do with the owner and founder, Franck himself. A grand-son of bistrot owner near Marseille, Franck has been brewed in the café culture since his childhood in the South of France. Having studied Hotel school in Marseille, in1982, he then left France and started touring the world for 20 years, working at the front and back of the house in the industry, from his based-town Paris, then moved to London, Miami, Tanger (Morocco), La Havana (Cuba), and continue in Switzerland, Spain, Vietnam, Malaysia,
Canada, St Pierre-et-Miquelon (Atlantic ocean island). Stepping in Shanghai during the Year of France in China, he felt in love with the city… and decided to open his own bistrot. Franck opened his doors in Shanghai, in 2007.
You can book a table online or simply give us a phone call.
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