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Frankie and Bennys new special menu - review.

Wednesday 12 June 2013

We were very lucky to be asked to review Frankie and Bennys new specials menu, after thinking about it for all of 3 seconds we said YES PLEASE!

Upon arrival we were met with a smiling face, unfortunately there was no tables free but we were seated in the bar area where we ordered and were brought our drinks, with 10 minutes a table became available so we were seated.

We chose to have an appetiser of ciabbata bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar for dipping and a pot of lovely green olives while we looked over the new menu.

Crab bruschetta.
Described on the menu as: "Our shredded crab with our home-made mix of fresh tomato, red onion, basil, olive oil and cracked black pepper served over toasted ciabatta"

This was very tasty, I LOVE bruchetta and found the crab a perfect addition with just enough to add flavour to the other fresh ingredients. It was not at all overpowering and has jumped its way to my favourite Frankie and Bennys starter.

BBQ Pulled Pork Potato Skins.
Described on the menu as: "Fully loaded with BBQ pulled pork and red onion, topped with cheddar and served with sour cream on the side"

These were delicious, the pork was very tender with the perfect amount of BBQ sauce and melted cheese, the addition of sour cream took the flavour to another level, very yummy!

Main courses.

Cajun Mushroom Pizza.

Described on the menu as "Our tomato and mozzarella base loaded with sautéed Cajun mushrooms topped with our cooling fresh bruschetta mix and philly cheese sauce. Or if you’d prefer, swap Cajun mushrooms with Cajun chicken"

We substituted the mushroom with chicken on this pizza but I would like to try it again with the mushrooms. The base was thin and crispy and the topping tasted devine, the Cajun spices on the chicken went very well with all of the fresh ingredients and the philly sauce added a touch of richness. This pizza was so tasty we would without doubt order this again.

BBQ Pulled Pork Pasta Bake.

Described on the menu as "Our BBQ pulled pork, roasted red pepper and sliced red onion tossed with penne. Topped with grated cheddar and served piping hot to your table!"

I have to be honest, I did not enjoy this pasta dish. The sauce is incredibly sweet and tangy, The pork again was lovely and tender and there was plenty of it but I was unable to finish the dish as it was far too sweet for my taste.


For dessert we both chose the Salt Caramel Cheesecake.

Described on the menu as "A magnificently creamy cheesecake topped with salt caramel sauce and chocolate honeycomb. Served with a scoop of our real dairy vanilla ice cream"
We are cheesecake lovers and this one definitely lived up to it's description. The rich cheesecake was very thick and creamy. It has a non crunchy base, it is more like a soft shortbread so the chocolate honeycomb pieces add that crunch. The Salted caramel is divine, sticky, sugary and an underlying hint of salt to cut through the richness, this will definitely be our dessert of choice on our next visit.

The staff were all very polite and attentive, nothing was too much trouble, we even altered our food order after it was placed which was no issue at all.

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Frankie and Bennys at Eagles Meadow in Wrexham and would without doubt visit again.

The Specials Menu is available all day Sunday - Friday, and is only £10.95 for 2 courses or you can top up to 3 courses for an additional £2.25.

You can view the Specials menu here.

Disclaimer - we were provided with a voucher to review the new specials menu.