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Frankie & Benny's New York Italian Restaurant & Bar

Rhydycar Leisure Centre | Rhydycar, CF48 1UT, Wales
01685 729890
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Wales
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We regularly eat here as my grandson .. a picky eater but will demolish a whole meal here .. and we just like it anyway !! our latest visit was for said grandson's 8th Birthday, 4adults and 4 kids.We were seated separately ..but close enough to keep an eye... The staff treated the kids like 'grown up' customers allowing their... More

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South Wales
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We called in as we were in the area. Had two salads. My wife had the warm chicken salad - she is very rarely sick but within two hours of eating, it has caused her to be violently ill. Not a good experience. We will not be going back and if the sickness gets any worse, I will be contacting... More

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Barnstaple, England, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I went here and had the set menu. Crab bruschetta and a pasta verde. Really nice. I was dining alone and was well looked after. I was surprised as the last F&B's I went to was awful! Worth a drop in for a chain restaurant.

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WALES UK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We visited this restaurant for my daughters birthday, she is 30+, and our grandchildren, a party of 8 in total. It was half term, but still, It was full of little kids running a muck, food every where, music blasting away all 60's, that was all ok, but I found the food over priced, and not value for money. We... More

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UK
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

As anyone reading my earlier reviews will see, I'm not a fan of chains, I much rather prefer an independent establishment. We were staying near Brecon and due to eat at a favourite restaurant of ours but a power cut due to the awful storms knocked out the power within a 30 mile radius so staff at the restaurant advised... More

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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I visited this restaurant on 31st jan as a treat for me and my value. We arrived at about half 7 and although there was a lot of people waiting in the bar area we was seated rather quickly. Our waiter was very friendly and even sang happy birthday to our son which made his night. The food was very... More

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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I have always visited this restaurant as i feel its one of the better ones in merthyr albeit on the expensive side if you visit in the evenings, but there is an excellent breakfast menu, lunch and specials all for a good price. After reading some of the reviews for this establishment, it would be easy to be put off... More

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South Wales/UK
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

10 adults 2 children looking forward to a pleasant family night out. What a disappointment! Diabolical service, dreadful food and a very poor attitude from staff and management. We went last friday 17th. We are mostly agreed, Never again!!!!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013 via mobile

Family group, including 5 children. Ordered drinks to start with, the waiter needed the children's drinks pointed out from the menu before he understood. Drinks arrived in reasonable time but waiter stood at one end of the table and made no attempt to serve us - just passed the drinks to one adult to distribute them. One of the main... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Never going to be blown away from this kind of chain experience. Potato skins with Pulled pork - Barely any pulled pork, way too much potato and lukewarm. (Skins implies the potato is removed..) Meatball Calzone - rather nice but greasy and with what tasted liked a canned sauce. Staff were friendly and the beer was cold (although was a... More

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