We set off to Frankie and Benny’s in Eagle Meadows Wrexham to review the new menu. I had high hopes for our meal as I am a big fan of Frankie and Benny’s as a rule anyway and fortunately yet again they excelled themselves with attentive service and lovely food. The new menu focuses on fresh food and Italian classics we all love with a chance for fans of the restaurant to share their experiences with the hashtag #frankiesfav, if you follow the hashtag you can see lots of mouth-watering dishes at Frankie and Benny’s nationwide that other customers are enjoying.
This time I had two close friends with me as the boys were at school. It was a leisurely lunch and a real bargain, all three of us had starters, mains and desserts and a fizzy pop each with unlimited refills for £45. The portion sizes were good for the price and the food was presented well and looked and tasted appetising. Normally I stick to two courses when eating out but it seemed a shame not to review the menu more comprehensively so in the interests of a thorough review we might have eaten rather too much!!!
If your worried how you would squeeze in dining at Frankie and Benny’s in your lunch hour from work fear not, you can let the server know you would like a speedy lunch and food will be served and the bill presented in a record time of 40 minutes. If they do not achieve that they will give you a free lunch next time! Worth putting them to the challenge and seeing how they cope anyway. The waiting staff were very responsive, noticing when top ups were needed or plates to be cleared up, so I am sure they could manage perfectly.
We picked the Garlic Mushrooms and both of the Amazing Skins. Usually I choose Crispy Bacon and Cheddar as standard but this time I did a swap and had one of them and one of the Goats Cheese and Homemade Bruschetta Mix that my friend ordered. The combination of the goats cheese and tomato was wonderful and I think I will be more willing to try new flavours as Frankie and Benny’s seem very talented at picking out ones that work well together!
Then we had the BBQ Chicken Wrap (£6.95), the Ultimate Hot Dog (£7.95) and the Pulled Chicken Sandwich (£7.95). As delicious as they were none of us could quite finish our meals, at the back of our mind we wanted to save some space for desserts but mainly because they were a generous serving. The only thing I would have changed was my coleslaw was a bit too creamy, you did not have any of the crunch of carrot or cabbage I like but I am sure some people prefer it that way. As always the golden fries were heavenly!
Despite being quite full at this point I made light work of my Brownies and Ice Cream dessert, it was incredible, the right balance of cream, ice cream and brownies. I have reviewed previously a different Frankie and Benny’s and they went a bit overboard with the squirty cream but here they got it just right.
My friends Cinnamon Waffle Crunch looked enticing so next time I visit I will order one of them.
Even with just writing my review my tummy is growling it wants a return trip to eat there all over again!