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“A quick lunch” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Frankie & Benny's

Frankie & Benny's
Goldington Road, Bedford MK41 0DX, England
01234 333850
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Ranked #111 of 316 Restaurants in Bedford
Price range: $23 - $45
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
sandy
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18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
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“A quick lunch”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012 via mobile

Went to Frankie & Benny's for lunch with partner, been here before and always find into be comfortable and inviting. This time was no different. I had there 3 bacon steaks which were delicious, my partner had fish and chips which was according to her very nice, but expensive for fish n chips.

As for drinks, I had tea which had to be sent back along with my partners latte coffee, both were only warm, when they were returned they were no much better, and the tea tasted awful. (Twinning's)

All in all a multi chain which was adequate.

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Bedford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Lovely meal, friendly waiter, relaxing lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Visited for lunch, 2 adults and 3 children. We weren't made to feel rushed which was nice considering they were reasonably busy. The food was tasty and good value - adults had the lunch menu and kids had meals from the childrens menu. Both menus included refills of soft drinks which was good. The waiter was friendly and had an amazing memory - didn't write down the orders, even when the kids didn't want extra bits (mustard, corn on the cob, onions etc) with their meal. Need more staff members like this! Overall, a very enjoyable dining experience.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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“usual stuff”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

great for taking the kids out for birthdays etc. Good menu for lunch and dinner,staff always seem very pleasant - I like the lamb shank

Visited March 2012
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“Waiter was AMAZING!!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Food good but not a cheap option if you're taking the family. drinks dearer than average too. Was typically busy for a Saturday evening, but service was good. Honourable mention to the waiter - his recall is AMAZING! He does not write down any orders but remembers each & every one (& the amendments you make, no sauce, changes, etc), then goes & enters to them to the ordering system & NOTHING was missing or wrong. His customer service skills are brilliant- the Company should hang onto him, he's a gem! My memory is bad, I can't remember his name -but it was a few weeks ago!)

Visited September 2012
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“What a joke”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012 via mobile

I'd been eating at F&Bs since it opened, but I have noticed that over the last year or so it has gone way downhill. Most of the staff are slow and unhelpful. I've only found that a waitress called Michaela and a waiter called Lawrence have been attentive and friendly.
The food has gone downhill, most foods are too salty/ too cheesy or cold! I have sent food back on a number of occasions. Once for having hair in it and twice for it being cold. I usually find that we have to wait ages to order more drinks, with waiters/ waitresses avoiding eye contact and the man who stands at the bar is usually busy looking around or cleaning glasses!
I don't eat here anymore, over priced food which is basically crap!

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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