Sunday 29 April 2012

Our Visit to Frankie & Benny's

Frankie & Benny's have launched their new dessert, lunch and specials menu !

Last week i visited one of my local Frankie & Benny's restaurants which is based in the The Fort Shopping park next to a wide selection of  shop we visit quite often. I went a long with my mum, sister and daughter Davina aged 17months. This was our very first visit to Frankie & Benny's so i really didn't know what to expect, when we arrived we entered the restaurant to be approached by a kind lady who greeted us and showed us to our seats. We was brought a highchair and a children's "Hobbies Junior fun pack" for Davina which includes a pencil with four colours, a jigsaw and an activity book,these are great as they keep the children occupied while waiting for their food.

First of we ordered our drinks while taking a look at the lovely selection of meals in the menu, Me and my sister had a unlimited refill cola each, my mum had a gorgeous looking hot chocolate with cream i just had to take a photo to show you

doesn't it look delicious.

We all had a real good look at the menu and decided to go for the fantastic 3 course meal for just £9.25 which meant we got a starter a main and a dessert.

First we chose our starters:



 I went for the Amazing skins BBQ chicken, sweetcorn & cheddar, served with sour cream on the side.

My mom went for the Crispy Coated Chicken Strips Two southern fried chicken breast strips served on honey and mustard dressed salad leaves with a pot of our delicious dressing served on the side.

My sister went for Meatballs Neapolitana which was three classic pork and beef meatballs in our delicious Neapolitan sauce served with toasted garlic ciabatta on the side.

All three looked and tasted delicious they arrived within 10 minutes of ordering which was really quick services we just couldn't wait to get tucked in the smell was making my mouth water.


I had the F&B Omelette which was cheese, tomato and onion Served with house fries and fresh rocket topped with our bruschetta mix on the side.
My mom went for the Fish, Chips & Salad
Our prime fillet of cod in a light golden beer batter served with house fries, mixed salad and tartare sauce.

My sister went for the Cheeseburger Our 6oz* prime Irish beef burger topped with Monterey Jack cheese, served in a toasted sesame seed bun with lettuce, tomato, red onion, dill pickle and mayo, house fries with a pot of tomato-chilli relish on the side.

I really enjoyed my meal it was cooked perfectly there was just the right balance of cheese, tomatoes and onion for me as i love to lots of flavours, i also had a nice portion of fries and rocket too which was all very tasty, My mom was a little disappointed with her meal she had the fish and found it was a little on the small side and had a large portion of fries, also the batter was a little sticky on the inside and the fish was like jelly compared to most fish she has tried, also my mom hadn't read the menu probably as it does state you can swap your salad for an extra piece of fish but that meant having no salad to enjoy it with.
 My sister enjoyed her burger she said it was delicious and i didn't hear one complaint from her so that a good start her burger was cooked nicely and had just the right balance of flavours.

 (Children's main meal)

Davina had one of the children's meals which are priced at £3.95 they include a main meal, dessert, soft drink and a fun activity pack. For Davina i chose Fish fingers served with fries a tomato and cucumber garnish and a pot of ketchup on the side and beans. Davina didn't get a dessert as they only asked me if i would like to order her one after we had all eaten our desserts which was a little disappointing apart from that her meal was cooked great i have no complaints about her meal.


Me and my sister chose the Brownies & Ice Cream which was Moist chocolate brownies served warm with cream, ice cream and topped with chocolate sauce.

We both loved our dessert, i felt like i was in heaven it was just so delicious the warm chocolate brownie topped with ice cream was absolutely delicious and i will definitely be returning for more.

 My mom chose the Mamma's Hot Crumble Baked to perfection! Choose from American-style Apple & Cinnamon. Served warm with your choice of custard or a scoop of our delicious real dairy vanilla ice cream.
My mom also loved the dessert her clean bowl proved that, there was just enough apple and cinnamon to get her taste buds tingly.

Over all we really enjoyed our visit to Frankie & Benny's the staff were polite and very welcoming, there was always someone on hand if you needed anything. The restaurant was clean and tidy the service was really quick we didn't have to wait long for our food to arrive. The food was delicious and cooked to perfection. I will definitely be going again very soon.

We Give Frankie & Bennie's a big 5/5


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