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Frankie & Benny's New York Italian Restaurant & Bar - Braintree

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Braintree Road, Braintree CM77 8GA, England
+44 (0)1376 329157
Today
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A good place to eat

The car park is a bit small for when the restaurant has lots of customers. The food is very good, but a tad expensive. The drinks are quite expensive. The service is good. This is a place to go to for a special occasion, eg a birthday, rather than a run of the mill meal

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Freddyminster
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Essex
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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We have been to this restaurant a few times, and each time the service was fantastic and the food was lovely. It has a lovely atmosphere and is very nicely decorated inside. Especially nice for younger groups (20's to 40's) as it it has a lovely vibe. But I can recommend it to all ages to give it a try.

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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Wow a bit of a surprise actually. Chain restaurants can be a bit samey but I was delighted with the restaurant. Lovely location spotlessly clean with staff busy and bustling cleaning and working hard. The waiter (vincenzo ) was brilliant. Efficient, upsold when needed and aprropriate to but not pushy. He recommended the doughballs and OMG they're absolutely divine. My... More 

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Essex
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72 reviews 72 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The car park is a bit small for when the restaurant has lots of customers. The food is very good, but a tad expensive. The drinks are quite expensive. The service is good. This is a place to go to for a special occasion, eg a birthday, rather than a run of the mill meal

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Luton
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We were staying in a nearby hotel, but didn't particularly want their breakfast, so saw this restaurant (the fact that they advertised breakfast from £3.95 had a lot to do with it). We were met by Mel who showed us to a table and took our drink order, whilst we chose the breakfast. This waitress should be in the Olympics... More 

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Braintree U.K
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We haven't been to F&Bs for some time, but decided to go here on the morning of our daughters 18th birthday for breakfast. It was good to see so many others eating at the same time and with the background music really made it a pleasant atmosphere. Nice new breakfast menu, my daughter chose the breakfast pizza, which looked at... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I have eaten there twice in the last few years, and on both occasions I was disappointed. The food was as you would expect from a 'boil-in-the-bag' kind of a place, but the service was somewhat lacking. Why do these places employ people who don't want to wait tables? The second visit was with friends, we popped in for an... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Me and my girlfriend poped in for a quick lunch before the cinema and very much enjoyed our experience. our waitress was extremely polite and nice an quick. food was very good also. they even put my left over pizza in a box for me to take into the cinema :)

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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290 reviews 290 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

After our recent bad experience with the chain, but in need of a meal when travelling, we gave the Braintree branch a try. It was a very good choice, and all our main criticisms of our previous experience were more than addressed. The server, Felicia was helpful, friendly and courteous. She made the effort to check on allergy issues, and... More 

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

Good service, friendly waiter. Food arrived promptly. Food delicious. I had chicken wrap with spicy sauce and my friend had a burger. Followed by ice cream. Beer was nice and well chilled (Stella draught. My friends cider was a bit gassy) Good value. Comfortable. A bit noisy with a crying baby but it is a family restaurant so to be... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

Nice venue however you will need to eat later in the evening as there are many 'birthday' parties going on so it gets a bit hectic in there and you can't hear yourself think. Not anti kids but just noisy if you want to relax. Went there on a Saturday early evening ordered rib eye steak and they had run... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Braintree Road, Braintree CM77 8GA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Braintree
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1376 329157

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 37 - 37
  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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