Frankie and Benny’s, Newport, South Wales

Well known American Italian 1950’s style chain, Frankie and Benny’s has over 200 restaurants in the UK and the formula is one set to continue with ever increasing popularity amongst families in particular.

Famed for their birthday celebrations where they usually dip the lights and play “Congratulations” very loudly whilst most of the customers join in and clap, the chain is known for providing consistency and a huge variety on its menu including steaks, chicken and ribs, pasta dishes and pizza’s, not forgetting of course their incredible deserts!

Whilst this is not luxury dining, it does provide excellent value for money and a bit of a laugh along the way with the American music playing. You may at times wonder whether you are on a stag or hen weekend at a karaoke in Puerto Banus in Spain, but you’ll enjoy yourself and that’s what family dining is all about in our opinion!

The excellent booth seating arrangement taken from the American diner layout is actually very good for mid week business meetings too when the music is usually quieter and makes for a good value working lunch.

What we ate and drank on 2oth June 2013:

1 hot wings (five large wings per portion – note VERY hot with the Louisiana sauce!)

1 Chicken Salad

1 BBQ Chicken Pizza

1 Pint Stella Four

1 Bottle of Mineral Water

1 Regular white coffee

1 de-caff coffee

Total: £38.20


Frankie and Benny’s

Newport Leisure and Retail Park

Seven Stiles Avenue


NP19 4QS

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Triple Fork Rating

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