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Frankie & Benny's - Southend-On-Sea

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18/20 Southchurch Road, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2NE, England
+44 1702 460732
09:00 - 23:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely visit in Southend. The waiter Nuno and waitress Renata were very helpful for our group and the chocolate brownie is amazing

Thank debw13
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I know it was valentines day but the need to rush ppl in and out serving over priced bland food is awful. First welcome was nice, set up for valentines day quite pretty althou cheesy with blow up heart balloons. Then straight away no chance to look at drink menu and we got what drink would u like and would... More 

Thank 874sharont
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

This used to be a favorite of our kids but we have to resolve not to come again as the last few times our family have been we have been very disappointed. The food is really bland and not well cooked. The spaghetti bolognaise has hardly any meat in it and what is there is poor quality and for over... More 

Thank stan0170
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent service from our host, Murillo (sorry if I misspelled you're name). Beautiful food and in good timing. Friendly staff and brilliant atmosphere! Would definitely recommend this place every time!

Thank Amy13Beth
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 January 2017

The grandchildren love this place so we had no choice but to visit. We're glad we did, the food was good and we could tap along to the music, although a little loud. Enjoyable family meal.

Thank monkeyjoel73
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Had a great lunch with my young family today (Saturday). Great friendly service and really nice fresh food. Good portions for kids. Very clean.

Thank LeachSX
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Nice restaurant with loads of menu choices and friendly friendly staff. Clean, well laid out, and inviting.

Thank scgirl102002
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Family visit after a busy day Christmas shopping, only place without a Queue, which should have sign!! Poor service, dirty throughout and food I wouldn't give my dog !! Never again. Please all avoid !!! Below is a picture of my son's "fresh fruit salad" ? A dry Apple and a that other lump is a banana !!

1 Thank meatpig
1 review
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We arrived just before noon but still wanted to enjoy their breakfast. Our waitress Maria was very kind and asked the chef if he's still happy to serve breakfast, which was responded quickly with a yes!! Food was lovely as always & brilliant service. Will definite come back again!!

Thank Stephanie L
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

The staff are not very welcoming or helpful in fact they seem to think you are putting them out. When I arrived the place looked scruffy with over half the tables full of empty dirty plates, I thought maybe they had had a rush on but as time went on you could see they were just lazy but would rather... More 

Thank Gordon R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$28
Italian, Pizza, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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: 18/20 Southchurch Road, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2NE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 460732
American Italian Restaurant & Bar. Families Welcome. Book a table and celebrate your birthday with us!

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