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Frankie & Benny's New York Italian Restaurant & Bar

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New Restaurant Pod Wall Island Birmingham Road | Lichfield South, Lichfield WS14 0QQ, England
+44 1543 483990
09:00 - 22:00
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Warminster, England, United Kingdom
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225 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Ate here three nights on the trot (out of laziness!) - nothing outstanding, but OK and reasonable value. Decent range on offer, but did not feel the 'Italian home cooked' fayre - more like standard chain restaurant fodder. Decent beer (Doombar) although they ran out, ribs were really good, but sweetcorn was insipid. Steak and lasagne were just OK.

Thank Jon E
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Agree breakfasts at F&B are good, based on that prior knowledge i went for lunch. Mistake.. Now the serving staff were excellent, the chef (or tv soap school diner cook) was not. I ordered a spaghetti bolognese and salad, as an Italian Styled establishment i thought Frank or Ben would serve up a decent traditional dish. Sorry to say...... The... More 

Thank sid g
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

A great menu. Having not eaten at F&Bs for several years I was expecting a poor offering, but got decent low cal food and very nice Montipulciano to accompany my pasta. Staff were attentive, but with only one chef on (Monday night in Janaury) we waited about an hour for our starters. MOre time for wine at least.

Thank alielmuchacho
Leeds, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

Did not want to drive from Holiday Inn Express we were staying in, so had little option but to use this Restaurant. Was surprised how busy the place was, given its remote location. Greeted quickly and show to a table. Ordered Italian meatballs and BROOKLYN BRUSCHETTA as starters. Both were very OK, but I felt overpriced for what you got.... More 

Thank TruthfullTyke
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

Came for a meal and the staff were very welcoming. Despite being short staffed the waitressing were amazing and nothing was too much for our waitress. Food was fantastic and pipping hot. Will definitely be returning

Thank Kimberley S
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

An ok place to eat, a little bit pricey and the music is a little too loud for a restaurant. Good service but drinks could be a little quicker.

Thank Brett S
Burntwood, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

Visited as a party of 10 for a family member's birthday. Found waitress to be quite rude when asked if we could have separate bills as I had a discount card - told in no uncertain terms that we couldn't as we'd booked as a table of 10 and that I was "trying to cheat them"??? I tried explaining that... More 

Thank Lisamarie0212
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Stopped by With my boyfriend for dinner, had a lovely meal, can't complain, service was fast. Was served by Demi-Lee who was attentive and made sure that we were comfortable and happy throughout. Lovely smile, very welcoming :) definitely coming back, would recommend.

Thank Danielle K
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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287 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

This is okay if you like cheap tasting food at expensive prices. Yes, the staff are friendly and the service quick. The menu sounds great but after that everything is disappointing. Just average gross. The best thing to say is it is well set up for families with young children. Even then, McDonalds next door is probably a better option.

Thank Uncle_Badger
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

We went for my sons 18th We were served very quickly and the food was hot We didn't get what we ordered but we were halfway through the meal till we realised so we didn't say anything We ordered rigatoni manzo And I think we got rigatoni chicken picante Defiantly no juicy meatballs lol We all enjoyed the meal but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, Pizza, Diner, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: New Restaurant Pod Wall Island Birmingham Road | Lichfield South, Lichfield WS14 0QQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Lichfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1543 483990

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