Frankie & Benny’s
Another recommendation from one of my followers took me to Frankie and Benny’s in Tower Fields in Huntingdon this morning, for those that know the area it is dead easy to find, those that don’t it is still very easy. Tower Fields is a large recreational area away from the town centre. The area is at the top of St Peters Road, and just off the roundabout of the A141, which is the road from Huntingdon to St Ives on the north east of Huntingdon.
I was quite surprised how empty the restaurant was this morning at 10.00, I quite expected it to be busier. I did find the lighting was rather subdued, but was shown to a table right under a light, so at least I could read the menu.
The service was great, I was greeted by a very nice waiter who showed me to my table (under the light) although there were plenty of tables to choose from, later on in my breakfast a waitress seemed to take over and she also was very pleasant.
Big range of options for all ages, which I felt was a pleasant change from the usual menus in establishments who tend to cater mainly for adults, as we need to be getting children eating more breakfasts as it is by far the best meal of the day (in my humble opinion).
On the Plate:
I was sitting there thinking, as it was not very busy in there, I was hoping my breakfast would be freshly cooked, and it was, the female chef immediately sprung into action when my order hit her screen ……. anticipation building. When it arrived the breakfast looked really good, first mouthful is always the bacon and sausage, which were very tasty, in fact, the bacon was so thick I had a job cutting it. Everything else on the plate was very well cooked including the eggs. Although the fried potatoes were on the menu I was surprised to see them on the plate so nicely cooked, crispy on the outside and soft in the middle … nice! So all in all a very nice breakfast, and the plate was hot.
The waiter brought me a large mug of coffee before the meal arrived which I have to say was a nice cup of coffee, nothing fancy, just nice, and hot. After I had finished the waitress asked me if I would like a refill, which I did, but I did ask for half a cup, which she duly obliged.
The coffee with a free refill was £2.35 and the ‘Traditional Fry Up’ was £5.95 giving a grand total of £8.30, very good value for money.
I really did enjoy the experience of my Frankie and Benny’s breakfast, and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised how good it was, it was a shame there was not a better atmosphere with a few more folk in there. On a slight downside, I visited the toilet after my breakfast which really smelt horrible, only to find that the toilet was blocked. I mentioned it to the waiter who said he would fix it, I just hoped he washed his hands afterwards. I will definitely be back there again in the near future.
Frankie and Benny’s
Date: 13th March 2018