We'd been to the cinema with a friend and wanted to have lunch but the usual mall fast food variety. Our friend recommended Francheska Grill, which is very near to where my partner used to live, a few minutes away from the Koronadal Rotonda in the centre of town.
Francheska's offers Filipino food, all you can eat and drink - it cost us only 128 PhP per head. The variety of food on offer was just stunning, around 20 dishes ranging from veggie to fish to beef to chicken (please note this is a Halal restaurant so no pork dishes are available) accompanied by rice and noodles.
It is a basic, no frills restaurant but that doesn't mean it's scruffy, far from it. It was comfortable enough and clean. As far as I could see there are two rooms, the main dining area as you enter and a larger room inside. The clientele appeared to be local.
But if you think dining on a budget means poor quality food then you're mistaken. This is genuine Filipino food to a very good standard. I have to admit to not being a fan of the fast food chains and prefer to patronise family run locations where they stand or fall by the quality of the product they're offering - this is such a place.
I have no hesitation in recommending Francheska Grill and will certainly be back.