Frankie and Bennys new menu makes choosing what to eat even harder #FrankiesFav

Inviting reviewers along to try a new menu on the very first night could be risky but that is exactly what Frankie and Bennys did when they invited us along yesterday to try the newly launched main menu. I have written about the kids menu and even covered last summer’s new menu previously and I was glad to see that this hadn’t changed as the girls love this menu.

Hubby was working tonight so I took along one of my friends and her daughter for a girls night out. The menu has has a complete overhaul with over 80 changes which incorporate tweaks to previous dishes and brand new dishes. There was a lot to take in and as I normally struggle to choose what to order due to the choice the new menu just made those decisions even harder.

We started with the bread basket which featured the new rosemary bread as well as olives, hummus, dip and breadsticks. We also sampled the new mushroom Risotto cakes which came with a delicious mild salsa.

The starters were delicious and I really enjoyed the new bread and the dip.

For main course I finally chose the Mac and Cheese burger although this was a tough choice between that, the waffle burger and the chilli calamari pasta which all sounded amazing. My companion for the evening selected the maple flavoured gammon with fried egg. I am not sure why it is maple flavoured and not just maple but she said it was quite sweet. The plate was soon empty though so it must have been nice.

I was slightly disappointed to find that my food was not served on a plate, The wooden board that it was served on was not very big and there was no space to pour my fries from the paper bag on to the board which was irritating. I don’t really want to eat out of a paper bag in a restaurant. However it didn’t detract from the food. The burger featured a patty of breadcrumb coated macaroni and cheese as well as a lovely meaty beef burger but the item that stood out for me was the coleslaw. It tasted fresh, was crunchy and full of flavour, I just wish I had a bigger portion to enjoy.

After all that food I was happy to hear that there were no changes across the dessert menu so I got to eat my favourite peanut butter ice cream instead.

We really enjoyed visiting Frankie and Bennys for the launch of their new menu and although I thought most of the food was delicious I am not sure I would order the Mac and Cheese burger again as it was quite heavy on my stomach but I would certainly go back to Frankie and Bennys again soon so I can try out some of the other new additions from across the menu.