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A Decent Meal For An Affordable Price- Even For Students Review with images

AdvantagesThe Lunch Menu keeps the price down, affordable decent meals

DisadvantagesThe Service Charge On A Party Of 8+, The Meatballs :S

"...The Orchard, Strawberry Fields & Frankie & Benny’s. I have to say here, I was going to do a ‘specific’ review of the Frankie & Bennys where I live however, I’m a bit of a chicken and I have no idea what this review is going to turn out like and I don’t want the next time that I go into the place for them to throw pasta at me or something like that. We were planning to go after college/school on a Friday, before 5pm and the great deal that ..." Read review

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Community Level 24Paws


The Ideal Venue For A Casual Meal

AdvantagesLovely food, good value, nice staff, relaxing atmosphere, clean resturant

DisadvantagesLimited vegetarian options

"...when we remembered the new Frankie & Benny's Restaurant that had opened only recently in our area. So we called our friends, Izzy & Carl, asking if they would like to join us, and that was settled, it was dinner at F&B's this afternoon. _* This review will be based on the Colchester branch * _ == Arriving == We arrived at the restaurant at around 3pm and the place was rather empty, finding car parking spaces relatively close to the restaurant ..." Read review

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Frankie and Benny - my two bestest pals!

AdvantagesLovely food, relaxed atmosphere, good music, good service, well priced, good deals, cater for kids

DisadvantagesNot a huge selection of vegetarian main courses, not situated in the most desirable of locations

"Frankie and Benny's is a New York Italian themed restuarant. It is a chain which currently has 180 restuarants spread across the UK. Frankie and Benny's originally began when Frankie Giuliani was just a little boy. He moved with his family to an all Italian neighbourhood in New York in 1924. Before long Frankies father managed to get a restuarant up and running in which the whole family pitched in and contributed their own favourite recipes, ..." Read review

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Community Level 5stevielad123


Momma's food in the heart of Staffordshire

AdvantagesVaried, well presented and prepared, inexpensive food

DisadvantagesToo many calories in the desserts!

"...were a little hungry, Went to Frankie and Benny(s)”!!! Doesn’t quite scan, I know, but you get the idea!! Yesterday was my 38th birthday and, as we only had the youngest of our brood at home over lunch, we felt safe enough venturing out for a celebratory lunch and opted for Frankie & Benny’s in Tamworth. Neither my better half nor I had been before, although I have been to the restaurant in Dudley, so we both sallied forth eager to find out ..." Read review

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Community Level 4dhillcrest


Frankly its pennies

AdvantagesGood value at lunchtime

DisadvantagesFeed the kids!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"Frankie and Bennies F&B's is the well known American-Italian 'restaurant'/diner. There'll be one near you somewhere. They have the usual Italian restaurant chain story. Papa Luigi arriving in the states with just 20 Lira and a goat. Had to cook the goat with a pinch of dried Italian seasoning to feed knife-toting steel workers and on that a reputation was built. Well, not quite, the real story is on the same lines but the steel workers didn't have ..." Read review

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1950s Madness

AdvantagesFilled a gap

DisadvantagesQuality of produce - zero hour contracts for staff

"..._“pick me, I’m customer friendly!”_ Frankie scribble Benny’s branding fits this genre of ‘pleading’ eatery. Their hand-written logo scribbled in red emulates Tracey Emin’s _‘I Promise to Love You’_ collection of neon lights appears somewhat ‘needy’ and definitely ‘knead-y.’ To differentiate between one F&B to another, you have to have some kind of food critic training - as I’m a standard punter, my F&B knowledge morphs into one collective experience. ..." Read review

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Community Level 7yackers1


Frankie and Bennys, Riverside, Norwich

AdvantagesThe toilets are nice, we got a table without booking

Disadvantages Everything else!!

"...cook and as we neard Frankie and Bennys we saw the luminous lights, the 'happy eaters' and the nice looking atmosphere. Neither of us had ever been to one before, so we thought it would be worth a look. Being a Wednesday night it was easy to get a table, without booking. The first thing that struck us was the cheesy 60 style dinner look. The seats were red leather benches, musical instruments were on the walls, photos of jazz musicians etc were ..." Read review

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Frankie And Benny's!

Advantagesgreat food, good atmosphere

Disadvantageswaiting times.

"...I suggested we went to Frankie And Benny's which none of them had tried befoer so it was nice to introduce them to one of our favourite places to eat. Frankie And Benny's in Blackpool is situated on Festival Park Rigby Road, Blackpool, FY1 5EP which is very close to the South Shore Travelodge and Blackpool F.C. It is a little tricky to get to if you don't know the side roads of Blackpool very well so it's an idea to use the sat nav like I had to ..." Read review

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Worth a visit for the music alone....

AdvantagesGreat music, excellent service, nice food

DisadvantagesNothing major

"Although I have visited Frankie and Benny's restaurant on numerous occasions, this review is solely based on the last time I dined there as I will be able to give a much more accurate account of the visit with it being fairly recent. INTRODUCTION A few months ago, when I still had my previous job, my boyfriend met me one day from a long and tiresome day at work. Upon seeing my glum face he immediately suggested we go out for a meal, which ..." Read review

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Nice New York Italian Restaurant.

AdvantagesGood food, good prices on lunch menu

DisadvantagesNo uniqueness

"...is a review of the Frankie and Benny's restaurant situated near to the Metro Centre in Gateshead, where I went to last week with my grandmother. *The chain* Chances are there will be a Frankie and Benny's restaurant somewhere near you, as there are possibly hundreds in the mainland UK, so you are probably already familiar with this chain of restaurants. For those of you who aren't, these are described as 'New York Italian Restaurants', which ..." Read review

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Community Level 5sonic020


Family Fun

AdvantagesGood value, great for kids, tasty food

DisadvantagesSoulless chain

"...a pretty successful trip to Frankie and Benny's at Brighton Marina and have been to their Chichester branch too, so I felt inclined to write up my experience. Having read other reviews of this chain, it seems to me that the quality may vary greatly from location to location, so bear this in mind. Frankie and Benny's is a chain of restaurants with a New York Italian theme, which I have found to be good value, especially for families. ~~~The Chain~~~ The ..." Read review

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To be Frank, could've been better

AdvantagesFriendly staff, conveniently located

DisadvantagesSlow Service, food couldve been a little better in some areas

"...are several eateries, of which Frankie & Benny's is one. It hadn't really appealed to me as a friend had told me the food was rubbish but then I read Bollinger28's op where she rated it fairly highly so thought next time I went to the cinema I would give it a go. My opportunity came very soon after as my flatmate decided she wanted to go and see the Ring 2 and grab something to eat as well so I suggested this place. Frankie & Benny's is a New ..." Read review

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Community Level 6Shortsharp...


Eat, drink and go home happy.

AdvantagesClean, friendly family restaurant. Great food.

DisadvantagesOrganised chaos, cheesy atmosphere.

"...we step into our local Frankie and Benny's in Liverpool we are greeted at reception and asked if we have ever visited before. As we had not we had their various menus explained to us and were given a strange flashing contraption that we were told would vibrate and flash when our table for six was ready in around ten minutes. Ravenous we sat impatiently but true to their word after ten minutes the strange Star Trek like contraption vibrated and flashed ..." Read review

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Fun and friendly Review with images

AdvantagesGood food, lovely staff,

DisadvantagesCan get very busy,

"I hadn't been to Frankie and Benny's for a few months, last time I went I was disappointed by the slow service and burnt food. We decided to give it another try for my birthday meal. We went at 6pm on a Wednesday evening so it would be a bit quieter. About: Frankie and Benny's was formed by Frankie, an Italian immigrant who moved to New York and his friend from high school. They served Italian dishes and popular American food. There are chain restaurants ..." Read review

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Community Level 4katherineh...


Frankly Delicious

Advantagesextensive menu, reasonably priced, tasty food, good cocktail menu

Disadvantagesoften quite noisy

"Frankie & Benny's has been a pretty recent discovery for me, as they have only recently built one in my town. However, I was really impressed on my first visit so have been back for more on a few occassions! ===History=== The story goes (and this is on the menu's and pictured on the walls of the restaurant) that Frankie left Italy for America with his parents at 10 years of age. His parents opened a restaurant in New York, where Frankie became ..." Read review

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