Frankie & Benny’s New Kids Menu: Review...

Off the kids menu : The ice cream candy shop...

Last week we were kindly invited to Frankie & Benny’s to try out the recently launched new kids menu. Being big fans of the Italian-American restaurant chain we were very pleased to be asked.

Our favourite restaurant of theirs is in the Meadowhall Shopping Centre. This time though we went to the one in Nottingham. We met my Husband from work and off we went, all with bellies rumbling.
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The Deck Restaurant : Butlins Bognor Regis Review...

Food glorious food... 

Warning a post full of yummy food...

Self-service buffet, eat as much as you like!?! Yes please...

Whenever we go away, there is nothing I like more than having food included. As a stay at home mum making food all the time, it's nice to let someone else do the cooking for a change. Even if it is only a short break.

We visit Butlins a few times a year, we always like to have our food included. Sometime we have food in the Deck Restaurant, others in the various restaurants Butlins have available for Half Board guests. We tend to go for whichever deal is on offer at the time.

As a family of 6, 4 boys (who love to eat) and 2 girls who have sweet tooth. We all have a love of good  food. Buffets are great, everyone gets to choose exactly what they want to eat. Butlins also have a specially prepared children’s buffet menu, great for the little ones to help themselves.

On our Butlins Ambassador trip to Bognor Regis a few weeks ago, all our  ~ The Deck Hotel Restaurant included in our break. This was perfect for us, staying her before  we knew exactly what yummy food was in store for us.

Here is a sample breakfast menu, they certainly cater for all tastes.
  • Cereals.
  • Yoghurt.
  • Fresh fruit.
  • Cold meats.
  • Freshly prepared omelettes. (a chef waits for you to choose your fillings).
  • Warm pancakes
  • Croissants 
  • Danish pastries.
  • Cooked breakfast.
  • Porridge.
  • Kippers.
  • Selection of fruit juices.
  • Warm drinks, including a variety of teas, coffees and my favourite hot chocolate.
  • Cold water.

Dinner time is always fun in our house. It's difficult to keep everyone happy with a set meal.

Buffet meals are a nice change them. Everyone was coming back with a different dish. Who would have thought of mixing fish fingers and chicken nuggets together with cheese!?!  The only problem was someone would bring something back you had not noticed that looked tasty. This tempted you to go back for extras (whoops the diet went out the window!!)

Again a great selection of tasty food for Dinner
  • Salads.
  • Pasta.
  • A different carvery every evening.
  • Fresh vegetables.
  • Selection of fruit juices.
  • Warm drink, including a variety of teas, coffees and hot chocolate.
  • Cold water.

My favourite part of the day.

Treat time...

The Deck has a great selection of cakes, buns, fruit, warm puddings and ice creams to choice from. Trouble is you cannot eat all of them, even though I did try!!

You can also purchase drinks, great if you fancy a nice glass of wine with your meal.

New places that have opened this year in Bognor Regis Butlins are Scoop ice cream parlour and The Diner. We would have loved to try them out, obviously we were all so full from wonderful food in The Deck.

Need another holiday again this summer now..

About this post-

We are proud to be part of the Butlins Ambassador program where we got to choose a 4 night stay in the Wave hotel and review our time here...
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What I Wore : Out To Lunch ...

Yesterday me and my husband got to go out for lunch to at Peachy Keens in Nottingham. Its the first time we had visited this restaurant before and we loved it. All you can eat at lunch for under £7-00 and my favourite part was - all you can eat cake...

I wore my Asda dress I got from the charity shop last week,brand new, never wore and still tagged up. This bargain dress only cost £4.00 but it was a size to big. I brought it knowing that it would still fit ok with a chunky belt, arr no need for the belt going to an all you can eat buffet though..

     Dress- Adsa via charity shop
Cardigan - Primark sale
Tights - Primark
Shoes - Tesco sale

After -A very full me!!

Didn't feel like a go on the great looking swings in the market Square, before and defiantly not after a huge meal..

And here's my yummy food I had ( if you missed it yesterday ) .We only went because I seen the rather large chocolate fountain flowing in the window yesterday,typical it had run out of chocolate when we visited. Luckily there was some left in the bottom to scoop out . would have love to seen it working though...

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Frankie And Benny's New Menu Review...

Last week when the children were off school for Easter we were very lucky to be asked to try out the new menu's at Frankie And Benny's We thought about trying our local restaurant but then decided to make a day of it and go to Meadowhall any excuse to look for some shoes!Frankie and Benny's is not a place we have tried as a family before, although myself and husband had been on our own.  Remembering the menus of a few years ago the selection and prices of the new menus was very impressive, and on paper looked like the had kept the classic things everyone likes and added a wider selection than they have had before..

As a large family of 6 it's not very often we eat out all together as it's unusual to find somewhere we can all agree on, that will fill us all up, so hopes were high.

We were sent out a £50-00 voucher so we could go and try out whatever we fancied from the new menu's we decided we would try out the lunch menu.Having a good look online to pick what we wanted. We eventually got  3 out of  our 4 children to come with us as my oldest had lots of homework to do(or so he said) so stayed behind.With 5 of us eating we chose the £9.25 3 course meals and £2-45 unlimited refill drinks.

The lunch price list

Available Monday – Friday, 11am until 5pm. The great value lunch menu had over 25 main courses at just £5.95 for 1 course, £8.25 for 2 courses or £9.25 for 3 courses - including unlimited refills of Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Schweppes Lemonade or Fanta when you buy a regular drink for an additional £2.45!

When we got to Meadowhall we realised it was not the best day to pick. It was the last Friday of the school holidays and the shopping centre was packed.There was a queue to go into the diner,so we nearly decided to leave it and go to our local restaurant another time. Bellies were rumbling though, so we enquired  how long we would have to wait.

10 minutes we were told by the friendly host and we were given a buzzer that went off when they had a table ready for us to eat. I was pleased we didn't have to wait any longer as the children and my husband are not know for their patience! 10 minutes went really fast as we were having a look at the menus and photos on the walls.

We got seated at a lovely 50s style diner booth which was great.Although the restaurant was busy we didn't feel crowded. It had a nice warm ambiance with some 1950s music playing and you got a nice clean modern feel with a classic American 50s twist.

The meal I chose was

Garlic & Cheese Doughballs,F&B Omelette,Brownies & Ice Cream

My Husband chose

Amazing Skins, Chicken, Bacon, Honey and Mustard Wrap,Mamma’s Hot Crumbles

Middle son

Garlic & Cheese Doughballs,Cheeseburger,Brownies & Ice Cream

Youngest son

Crispy Coated Chicken Strips,Cheeseburger,Aunt Carla’s Real Dairy Ice Cream


Crispy Coated Chicken Strips,Cheeseburger,Brownies & Ice Cream

We were all very pleased with the 3 courses the children were satisfied and quiet (a rare bonus) my husband was full and smiling a very rare treat!!  The omelette was the best I have ever tasted and the brownies were so yummy. The children loved their burger and puddings.Unlimited drink refills went down well with everyone.Although a trip to the loos was needed!! Too much fluids. A trip to the loo was worth it as it gave me chance to see all the old photos they have on the walls. My husband has always wanted to go too New York  and lots of the images gave you a feel of that. He was pointing out loads of images and where they were and who was in them fascinating.

The restaurant looks great inside and I would love to go on a night out with my husband or friends on a rare night out here to try the food with some wine.

I will also be visiting again as a family for special occasions or birthdays...


I think the menu had something for everyone, with a wide range of foods, all the things you expect to see along with some new and tasty treats to try.Prices were all very reasonable and most importantly for my family portion sizes were excellent. All the food was of very high standard. Matched by all the staff who were friendly without being false and made you feel at ease. You felt like a customer should feel, special, a rare thing indeed in this day and age. I could not fault anything from the service in which the waiter remembered all our order without even writing it down to the food and drinks we had. Well done Frankie and Benny's we shall be back.. In fact just doing this post is making me very hungry !!!

The total bill was £58-50

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We got sent a £50-00 voucher to review the new menus at Frankie And Benny's.This is my honest opinion of the new menus and the restaurant...

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