We were asked if we'd like to review the new menus launched in April; the pronto menu and the kids menu. We headed along on Friday for Miss C's birthday along with her best friend, Z and Husband.
We had pre-booked our table for 5.30pm which meant we were able to order from the menus offering main courses from £5.95 up to £7.95 and starters and desserts for £2.50 each. There was a good selection of meals to choose from which I was really pleased about because usually these meal deals don't have the biggest selection.
Husband went for the pulled pork burger and I chose the spaghetti carbonara. I'm not keen on burgers or sandwiches but if you love these kind of dishes then Frankie & Benny's have an excellent selection. Most dishes are served with your choice of fries, salad or mash potatoes and some have other added extras like onion rings or coleslaw.
The food arrived fairly quickly and it was all rather lovely looking. It was all hot and quite generous in portion size too.
The kids gobbled up their food with Miss L finishing first. They hardly said a word throughout the meal which goes to show they really were enjoying their meal. We added in a side order of garlic pizza bread which they devoured too.
My carbonara was rather lovely and almost as good as the Italian we usually go to. It was well cooked, well seasoned and not too heavy like some carbonaras can be. I had a side order of fries and for £6.95, I thought it was a rather generous portion. Husband really enjoyed his pulled pork burger which was around £12 but again, the portion was really good and it's a dish he really loves but doesn't get to eat very often. If you can treat yourself when you go out for dinner, when can you treat yourself?!
The kids all chose the brownie sundae as their pudding however they were a little disappointed to see that the waffles were no longer available. Again, I'm fairly sure they were on the kids menu before unless they ordered them off the main menu with their Gran (!) Frankie & Benny's are known for their yummy waffle desserts so I think it would have been good to keep it on the kids menu or get it added if it wasn't on there before. Anyway, the kids gobbled up their pudding and Miss C was super excited when hers came out with a candle in it and they played the birthday song for her. Before we could take a picture, she had blown out the candle, removed it and started making good work of eating all of the chocolate brownie up.
For pudding I ordered the Eton mess from the main dessert menu which was really delicious. Definitely one of my favourite puddings! Husband ordered the cinnamon waffle for £2.50 and he was delighted to see that it was equally as generous as the pudding is when you order it from the main menu.
Overall we were really impressed with the selections on the new kids menu and I know that if we go back, the kids will have plenty of choice. It's also really worth it if you can get in before 6.30pm during the week to benefit from the cheaper menu dishes.
We were sent vouchers for Frankie & Benny's to put towards the cost of a meal. The opinions expressed are my own.