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Frankie & Benny's

££ - £££
Italian, American, Diner
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Unit 1 Dunleavy Drive, Cardiff CF11 0SR, Wales
+44 29 2087 7840
09:00 - 23:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Wales. UK
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Went as a large group, pre ordered. When the food arrived the pasta dish had to be sent back as it was stone cold. The gammon and egg was like warm and the eggs were rubbery. The goats cheese open sandwich came, and the bread roll was so hard it was impossible to cut. A choice from the gluten free... More 

Thank SianJonesWales_UK
Caerphilly, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Visited the restaurant for the first time Thursday 1st Dember with a group of work colleagues. The food was poor portions were small and the food was dry . No atmosphere considering it is Christmas time. The meals weren't brought together so some people had almost finished their food before others had started. My ice cream had melted so much... More 

Thank stephaniemassaro
Level Contributor
39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Wanted a cheap and cheerful meal for a friend's birthday prior to seeing a show. Unfortunately my friends caprese salad starter wasn't great and she left most of it, a plate full of wilting, curling rocket is never good however the waiter advised they would take this off the bill. Mains were reasonably good but the onion rings were cold.... More 

Thank princessalicia
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Would comment on the food but we didn't get that far. After 10 minutes of waiting at welcome desk, trying to catch staffs attention, gave up and left. Place only had 6 occupied tables, really don't understand the poor service. Been to other places in the chain, never experienced bad service like this.

Thank Sean M
South Wales
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

I'm writing this review after a sleepless night following a visit to this restaurant. My son has spent the night being sick after eating a burger at the restaurant. Could be a bug?? In view that I was told the restaurant was short staffed with problems in the kitchen, the waitress was over worked, my pasta was served completely COLD... More 

Thank Vic1SouthWales
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

This is for the Frankie & Bennys in Cardiff City Centre - John Lewis. I cannot tell you how lovely the food was here and freshly cooked, hot and tasty. I opted for the Chicken Calzone as my main course. It was huge. Full of flavour and very tasty. I struggled with the portion size and I like my food.... More 

Thank gotheworld
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Got a couple of money-off vouchers in a competition, so came to this restaurant because, well, why not? Done-up in cheap, tacky Halloween decorations from Asda, some gummy sweets at the till point. Came here yesterday for lunch. The lights above us kept flickering between low and high. Apparently there was an issue with the bulbs, whatever that means. Incredibly... More 

Thank Olivia_Smart
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Ive always been a fan of frankie and bennys and often go to any frankie and bennys other than this one. I moved to the area around a year ago and firstly went there about 10 months ago. The service was dreadful! we finally ordered to be welcomed by a waitress who looked miserable! she didn't want to be there... More 

Thank Hannah J
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Visited for tea after a long journey and were welcomed with very friendly service. Not only were the staff friendly but we were also not finding ourselves facing slow service as experienced in other frankie & bennys. All food was lovely.

Thank Kim M
Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Having a long day out my husband and myself decided to call in Frankie & Benny's in Dunleavy drive we was great with a smile and such a welcome was starting to relaxe straight away Minera showed us to our table got our drinks order, there was a bit of delay but Minera informed us, our order was taken we... More 

Thank kathpurnell1961

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 1 Dunleavy Drive, Cardiff CF11 0SR, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2087 7840

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?