Frankie & Benny's

John Dobson St Northumberland St, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 8JF Directions

   Open today 08:00 - 21:30

Business overview

Frankie & Benny’s serves up the best of New York Italian cuisine to offer you big flavours and massive choice. Whether you fancy a juicy chicken burger or an Italian classic, we’ve got something for everyone! We’ve been a much loved restaurant for over 20 years and offer families a place to go for a fun, comforting meal where you can enjoy some well-deserved, chilled-out family time. We cater for all needs with a huge gluten free menu, a wide offering of vegetarian dishes and host of healthier, lighter bites. So try one of our mouth-watering Freakshakes or grab a beer with friends and enjoy a home-from-home meal with us – see you soon!


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excellent service

Food was ok service was excellent considering how busy it was. My only main issue was probably other customers rather than the restaurant. Staff were a little flustered but completely understandable. will come back.
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Canny enough

Frankie & bennys offer a wide selection of good food at a reasonable (but certainly not cheap) price and the Newcastle branch is no exception. Excellent service is gaurenteed even when packed (which is mostly always) as they actually have enough staff to serve people, which is novel these days! Good atmosphere with italian background music and various bits of kitch with links to the "Rat Pack", suitable for familys, couples and large groups. The booths also add an nice touch of privacy if you so wish. However, one drawback for me is the cost of snacks & snadwiches, often a mainmeal is only a pound or two more and works out better value.
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Nice place!

Hmmm... i wasn't really sure how to rate this one. On the face of it, Frankie & Benny's restaurant is nice, great food and great service. Yet there seems to be something missing which i can't quite put my finger on. i think its to do in that it seems a little too themed or generic. All of the restaurants in this chain appear to be the same with the same menu. But i suppose that what is to be expected! The food itself is really tasty and there is a wide choice, even for vegetarians. it is served quickly, and served with a smile too which is great! Prices are about average for a themed restaurant
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Nice meal

Excellent location just off Northumberland Street, great to meet up with Friends there. The cost is reasonable depends on what you get, obviuosly coctails and wine may up the price. The food is nice and I enjoyed the garlic pizza bread the last time I went. The desserts are very nice too. The staff are friendly and the chefs prepare the food in an open kitchen where you have full view of them. The decor is New York Italain and the music played is quiet cool - you can even buy the cd. Overall a good reasonably priced meal for an evening out, with friends, family of your partner.
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Italian By Numbers

I am a frequent visitor to Frankie and Benny's in Newcastle, going to this branch a little less frequently than the brnach at the Gate, which is in a far better location near the cinema. This branch feels a little smaller and less private inside, with big glass windows overlooking a busy street.
This restaurant chain is classically Italian in flavour, playing non stop 1960's easy listening style songs, lots of Sinatra too, as you eat. the decor is done very well, with murals depicting the history of the restaurant's owners.
The menu is typical Italian with a personal edge, dishes like 'Mama's cheese bake' and 'New York cheesecake' spring to mind. It is done in an attempt to transport you into a different time and place.
The food is always tasty and wholesome. Pizzas have a fresh vegetable base, no fake cheese or pizza sauce here. Dishes are always well cooked and done to personal specification.
This branch always provides less in portion to the one at the Gate, for some reason, but this is my only complaint.
The staff here are friendly, student hip-hop types who are quick to serve, happy and talkative. Great menu for kids and adults alike. Prices are reasonable but a little higher than similar pizza outlets, but worth it for the environment you eat in.
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