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Frankie and Bennys - Food of the Gods!
Frankie & Benny's
Member Name: helpa4eva
Frankie & Benny's
Advantages: AAAAAAAH THE FOOOD..MMMMMMMMMMM......
Disadvantages: A wee bit pricy, but worth it
A review of Frankie and Bennys by helpa4eva
I dont know why i went to this place, i guess i just fancied it when i saw it sold American and Italian food (the best kinds of food, no doubt). As soon as i walked into the restaurant, i could immediatley see it was a place of class, not just some random pull over take away job.
The place reminded me of New York, with the style of music, old music, quite energetic, but not so energetic that you cant concentrate on eating or having a conversation. Even though there are quite a few Frankie and Bennys i know of, there has only been a few location specific opinions written on this great place.
I have only been a few times, as it isnt the place you go out really often to, but it is a very nice place, and so i thought id write a review on it to encourage more people to go for a very tasty, often vegetarian, and not OTT expensive option instead of the mass-produced, mass-bought, and INCREDIBLY rarely vegetarian fast food chains (i say incredibly rareley as a food chain which will remain anonymous in this op got sued because their alleged vegetarian chips were discovered to be cooked in oil using essence of beef).
As i said before, i have not been too many times, but every time i have gone i have left absoloutley full, and in the good sense. Frankie and Benny's are part of the company "City Centre Restaurants" plc, who own some other chains of restaurants such as Garfunkels (not tried yet but i am going to now), Deep Pan Pizza Co, a nice place, Chiquitos and Caffe Uno are another few.
I have been to 4 different locations (i only know the actual loactions of 3 though, youll soon see why). I have been to Southend-On-Sea, Basildon, Kingswood (Hull, not Norfolk) and the 4th one, if your geographically minded you will have realised that Hull and Southend are very far away from each other, thats because i have relatives in Hull and go up there every holiday. On one 3 hour long trip back i decided to take a nap, when i woke up within 10 minutes i saw a quite random health centre, swimming pool, Frankie and Bennys and another restaurant. I quickly made sure my parents pulled in as i was hungry, and we ate at the Unkown Frankie and Bennys.
As soon as you enter you can hear great music playing, such as Old Blue eyes, the greatest, for those uncultured who dont know who Old Blue Eyes is its the great Frank Sinatra. When you are kindly presented with a seat and menus you are really beginning to understand what first impressions do to you.
The decor in the Unkown branch as i recall was a very nice Cottage-inside sort of style (beams on the wall) but also kepy the Italian-American setting with paintings of Blues Bands, Italy, and America.
The menu is a very good range, with plenty of vegetarian options. (Personally, i dont believe in vegetarianism, i mean, why are we born with canine teeth?) You can have any of the nice sounding pizzas with chips, to Pastas, to Burgers (healthy burgers, if its possible) to soups, to chicken, beef, turkey, EVERYTHING tasty, even sandwiches if your not that hungry.
The side orders are olser plentiful in variety, from combos to platters, to garlic breads onion rings (the spicy ones are apparently very hot according to another ciao-er!)
If for some incredibly insane and warped reason you are still hungry and you want desert, you wont be dissapointed. The first desert i got when i visited Frankie and Bennys is the biggest you can get, and when i tell you that the name is "Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwich" does that convince you? it is a giant cookie, topped in ice cream butterscoth, chocolate bits and pieces and loads of sauces. Cue another cookie, and more of the above mentioned, repeated thrice, to create an unbelievably filling treat!
The service is very good, and although when you first go you will think it is slow, when you get the food and realise it is so fresh and tasty, you will not regret waiting ith a rumbling stomach.
This is really nice place and i would reccomend it to virtually anyone, there is nice food with people with any tastes, as long as they like pizza, pasta, burgers, chips, and pretty much anything apart from curry! and if you want one of those go to an indian! So basically, give this place a try. Further info (where to find your nearest F&B) can be found at www.frankieandbennys.co.uk
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Frankie and Bennys (Restaurant)
Summary: aaah its great. its so great!!! I highly highly recommend! 10/10!