After spending a while walking around Cabot Circus, Bristol aimlessly trying to decide on what to fill our bellies with for my birthday dinner we ended up in Frankie and Bennys. Frankie and Bennys has always been one of my favourite places to eat out. I’m sure it was the first place I ate out without my parents too. Oh gone are the days where you actually felt grown up paying for your own food. I used to go just for their Cajun Chicken Pasta Bake (amazing) and almost ordered it this time too until Sam spotted the Frankie and Bennys Family Feast and his decision was made.
The Frankie and Bennys Family Feast consisted of a 15 inch pizza with a choice of 4 toppings (or a bit of all of them), a sharing pasta platter from a choice of 3 dishes and either unlimited chips or a side salad. This is meant to serve 3-4 people but who doesn’t like a challenge? Especially where food is involved.
The toppings you could choose from for the pizza were Margherita, BBQ Chicken, American Hot and Hawaiian. We wanted to try a bit of each but weren’t too fussed about the Margherita so went for half BBQ Chicken (Sam’s favourite) then a quarter American Hot and a quarter Hawaiian. The pastas to chose from were Frankie and Bennys Meatballs, Chicken Penne Romana and Spaghetti Pomodoro. We went for the Chicken Penne Romana along with a side of unlimited chips, I mean honestly, who would choose a side salad?
The Louisiana Hot Sauce made this meal for me. I asked our waiter Jamie if he had any spicy sauces to go with my chips and he brought out this one. I mean, I would probably go back for just a portion of chips and this dip. This is the sauce that’s in their Louisiana Hot Wrap. Another favourite of mine that I would usually have if I go to Frankie and Bennys for lunch.
So all in all, two hungry (or maybe greedy, oops) people could easily defeat but it’s also perfect for a Family Feast. It would be a perfect treat for two adults and two children and wouldn’t break the bank either. I’m sure my parents would have loved something like this when I was younger. I was always begging to go to Frankie and Bennys.
Also I have to emphasise this, Frankie and Bennys now do unlimited chips, unlimited! Finish all your chips but still hungry, ask for some more and you’ll get them free of charge. And even more if you’re still hungry. And more after that…
Have you tried the Frankie and Bennys Family Feast yet? I’d love to know what you think.
Until next time,