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Frankie & Benny's New York Italian Restaurant & Bar

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Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Village Rhydycar Leisure Centre | Rhydycar, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 1UT, Wales
01685 729890
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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I'll say from the outset that we love breakfasts at F&Bs.. The quality of food is normally very good as is the standard of service; but I have to say on this occasion, both fell far below F&B's standards.. (I really hope this was a one-off!) As we entered the restaurant, there was a chemical smell which smelt like foul... More 

Thank davidtazz
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Not quite sure what's happened to f&b as a chain... The food is not what it used to be at all. The bread that came with the starters was dry (normally garlic butter) and said it would be Rosemary infused... No chance. It was plain bread... Had to ask for oil and balsamic. The pizza I had was inedible. There... More 

Thank Rebecca M
Aberdare, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a polite waiter who gave us plenty of time to decide what we wanted but not before taking out drink orders first, the dinner didn't take to long and it was cooked perfectly.

Thank liam787
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Often pop in here for breakfast. Not a cheap breakfast and quality of cooking and portions varies depending on which F and B you go to.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Ebbw Vale,wales
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A quick visit after a trip to the cinema. Service was great. Food was better than on previous occasions and inexpensive. Well done.

Thank piglet095
Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here a good few months ago and though standards had declined, but gave it another go. It has redeemed itself. Pizza base was thin and crisp. My mother says they do the best fish and chips in Merthyr - no mean recommendation! Would have like more of a choice of bottled water - either a small 330ml or a... More 

Thank 34Duffy
Rhondda Cynon Taf, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My 11 month old daughter loves Garlic Bread. So everywhere we go we order a starter of garlic bread and here was no exception. The Garlic bread took ages to arrive despite it being painfully quiet and when it did arrive it was dripping in oil and grease residue. It was awful and I refused to feed my daughter it.... More 

Thank jeepstergirl
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71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

The food is always amazing when I come here but the service just seems to get slower. Waiting for our order to be taken, then our food to arrive and then a bill. Food good... Service not so good

Thank Cowhoover118
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Great food reasonably priced, the usual expansive menu that's always difficult to choose from. The restaurant can be very noisy, and there are often birthday's (the announcements and singing can get a little annoying - but hey, it's Frankie & Benny's thing and you know that when you go in). The food is always good, and I love that you... More 

Thank Andy H
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

I often make an excuse to visit for breakfast. Excellent value with good quality produce. If you need a little extra just ask. Here it comes. The menu has an option for everyone. It's sometimes difficult to choose !!

Thank butterfly075

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Italian, American, Pizza
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Village Rhydycar Leisure Centre | Rhydycar, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 1UT, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Merthyr Tydfil County  >  Merthyr Tydfil
  • Phone Number: 01685 729890

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?