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“Typical 'Italian/American' style eaterie”
Review of Frankie and Bennys

Frankie and Bennys
Ranked #10 of 11 Restaurants in Loanhead
Cuisines: Pizza, Italian, American
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Typical 'Italian/American' style eaterie”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

If you want authentic Italian food, F&B's is not the place to go. It caters more for the Modern American idea of Italian food rather than that of the real Italy. That said, the food they serve is by no means inedible and the staff are always cheerful and reasonably efficient at serving however, it is family orientated and therefore a bit noisy. On the plus side, the hot chocolate is pretty good and if you like yours with all the trimmings such as marshmallows, then this is likely your idea of heaven. For me, ... it's more a quick lunch with friends kind of place rather than a serious contender for an evening meal.

Visited March 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Dalkeith, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Every Time.”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

You know what you're going to get at F&B's The service is always great the food is pretty good if not amazing but the value is amazing to be honest. What more can I add to what you probably already know. great for big groups or a quick lunch.

Visited April 2013
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Galashiels, Scotland, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“tasty cuisine”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

great food and service not to keen on some of the staff but that didnt spoilt it too much food was great though for what it was

Visited October 2012
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Soignies, Belgium
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Typical chain restaurant food”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

Nothing exceptional, nothing terrible. Salmon cakes were bland and didn't really even taste like salmon. Appetizer sampler platter was nothing to write home about, either.

Visited May 2013
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Midlothian
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Average all round”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

Average food, average service, despite being popular with all age groups.

Having found ourselves in here twice in one week, it didn't get much better. The first visit, the pizza order was wrong, although we ate it to save a delay.
The second visit with a party of 7, there was missing orders and slow service, but the staff didn't seem to notice when we were sitting waiting for ages before we got served. we then sat another while with the empty plates in front of us.
The only saving grace was the guy who served us, who was very nice.

Visited May 2013
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