Frankie & Benny’s, Manchester Review

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Reviewed by Debbie Talbot

My family came to visit me in Manchester so we wanted to go out for a special meal. Our party consisted of 5 adults and 4 children. We arrived at the restaurant and had a brief wait in the lovely bar area. The pager we were given went off and we headed over to our table.

Our drinks order was taken and they were quickly brought over to our table. My twins are 22 months old and so share a meal/drink. This was no problem at all for the helpful and friendly staff. While we were enjoying our drinks we chose from the many menu options. We opted to get 2 portions of dough sticks to munch on while our meals were being prepared. Whilst there is a choice of dips we tend to go for the garlic drip which is delicious. The children were given activity packs which kept them occupied. The children’s meals started at just £4.25 for a main course, dessert and refillable soft drink. There is also an optional side of vegetables, side salad or baked beans. There was also a £7.75 option for juniors. Most people on the table ordered pizza. I opted for spaghetti carbonara but had penne pasta instead of spaghetti. Our meals arrived quickly and were hot and tasty. The children’s pizzas are so big that they couldn’t finish them. Whilst the adults did not have desserts, the children enjoyed brownie sundaes and ice cream sundaes.

The baby change and toilet facilities were clean and tidy. The staff were so friendly and very good with the children in our party. The price of our main course choices ranged from £8-10. 8 meals came to between £60-70 after a 20% discount voucher we had was applied. That is such good value for 9 people eating out. My twins did share their meal, but there was plenty to feed two 22 month olds.

I would recommend Frankie & Benny’s for families, couples and especially special occasions. We heard birthday music being played during our evening.

Frankie & Benny’s also offer a 1 course lunch menu for just £6.95, 2 courses costs £9.45 and 3 courses £10.95. There is so much choice on the lunch menu. We have also been on another occasion and enjoyed their breakfasts.

The brand new menu comes out on 10 June 2014 with over thirty new dishes to try as well as some amazing new updates to your American Italian favourites!

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Tuck in to their new Grilled Chicken Pitta – a whole fresh chicken breast cooked to perfection, served in a toasted pitta bread and filled with crisp iceberg lettuce, mayo and your favourite sauce – or why not try their delicious Avocado, Red Pepper & Mozzarella Pizza, finished with watercress and a balsamic glaze on our tomato topped base. For dessert, the Warm Apple Pie is served with both custard and vanilla ice cream for that perfect after dinner treat!

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Whatever you fancy this summer, you’re sure to find something to love on our new menu!

Rating: 5/5

For more information or to view menus visit www.frankieandbennys.com.

Frankie & Benny’s. The Orient, Trafford Centre, Manchester, M17 8WW | 0161 747 1600

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