Last weekend we were invited to Frankie and Benny’s at The Fort in Birmingham to test out their new Kids and Junior’s menu. We have been to the restaurant before as we do love to combine a bit of retail therapy and some good food so we were hoping the new menu would appeal to Little Mr.
As we were seated Little Mr was given ‘The Fabulous Farmyard Junior’s fun pack’ which he was delighted with. It included some crayons, a jigsaw puzzle and an activity booklet designed to keep the kids busy whilst they’re waiting for their food.
The Kids and Junior’s menu is split into two sides; the Kids menu suitable for younger children and the Junior’s menu aimed at kids with larger appetites. All menu options include a side of vegetables, a side salad or baked beans.
Little Mr is rather partial to a slice of pizza so he opted for the Missy’s Margherita which was the Frankie and Benny’s classic twist on the humble cheese and tomato pizza. His meal was served with golden fries and vegetables. Sounds like an odd combination but went down particularly well with the toddler.
There’s a great range of children’s favourites on the Kids and Junior’s menu such as penne pasta, fish fingers, sausage and mash and cheeseburger which is great to see as there’s something for everyone. The menus are great value for money, just £4.25 for the Kid’s Menu and £7.75 for the Junior’s Menu. The price includes a drink and a dessert.
Hubby and I chose meals from the Specials Menu, all of which looked rather delicious. The Specials Menu is available all day Sunday through to Friday with main meals priced at just £9.95 and an additional with I am also rather partial to a slice or two of pizza so opted for the Pulled Pork Pizza with a side salad whereas hubby chose the New Yorker Burger that came with cheesy house fries and chopped bacon.
Although service was slower than we had liked, our food was served hot and we all enjoyed it. As a parent we always measure the quickness of the service by how well Little Mr can behave. He can sit quietly for ten to fifteen minutes keeping himself occupied but then after twenty minutes he tends to get bored and wants to do something else.
There’s always room for a cheeky pudding when eating out so we chose to indulge ourselves with the Blueberry Eton Mess Sundae and the Chocolate Brownie and Ice Cream, both of which were really nice.
The best was yet to come and we ordered Little Mr the best pudding we have ever seen, the Ice Cream Candy Shop. A tray of naughtiness which included a bowl of vanilla ice cream, 3 bottles of sweets, a small bowl of marshmallows and a jug of pouring chocolate sauce. It was amazing!
We all enjoyed our meal at Frankie and Benny’s and would very probably eat there again, especially for the Ice Cream Candy Shop which was pretty fun!
Disclaimer: We were invited to Frankie and Benny’s in order to review the Kids and Junior’s Menu. Our meals were paid for and we were given a gift voucher for a return visit. All words and images are my own and this forms an honest and reliable review.