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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
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 28
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  • 28
    Very good
  • 21
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  • 20
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  • 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
Good food, not so good venue

Meal was well cooked, made in good time and tasted good. The venue is not so nice, on the edge of an industrial estate. We visited after a trip to Freeport shopping village. Greeter at the restaurant was friendly and we did not have to wait long to be seated. Annoys me when you ask for a cola and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
Sam B
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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

My partner and I visited the restaurant for a spot of Sunday lunch. This is the first time I've ever been to this restaurant in Braintree and sadly it will be my last! The restaurant was only half full so we were feeling pretty chuffed that we'd dodged the expected lunch time madness! However, after only ordering a main course... More 

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Meal was well cooked, made in good time and tasted good. The venue is not so nice, on the edge of an industrial estate. We visited after a trip to Freeport shopping village. Greeter at the restaurant was friendly and we did not have to wait long to be seated. Annoys me when you ask for a cola and they... More 

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Messing, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Sitting here at 10:00 am on a Friday morning . Customers pulling up and one poor guy on duty trying to sit people, take orders and deliver food. Chaos doesn't come close. 30mins for breakfast! Not even close to an acceptable level of service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

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

Address: Braintree Road, Braintree CM77 8GA, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1376 329157
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Braintree
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
Average Prices: USD 37 - 37
Cuisine: Italian

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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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