This is when Frankie & Benny's restaurants near you will reopen - and what dining in will be like

Monday, 20th July 2020, 3:32 pm
Updated Monday, 20th July 2020, 3:32 pm
Here's what it will be like to return to Frankie & Benny's post-lockdown (Photo: Shutterstock)
Here's what it will be like to return to Frankie & Benny's post-lockdown (Photo: Shutterstock)

Fans of Frankie & Benny's can soon click and collect, order delivery or dine in, as some of the chain's restaurants have been given dates to reopen.

Further to the six restaurants that opened for dine in customers on 13 July, Frankie & Benny’s has now released a list of the branches set to reopen for dine in, click and collect, or delivery over the next few weeks.

Restaurants that opened on 13 July

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  • Chesterfield
  • Dudley
  • Lincoln
  • Merryhill
  • Peterborough
  • Doncaster

Click and collect and delivery starting 20 July and dine in from 23 July

  • Aspects
  • Cribbs Causeway
  • Stevenage
  • Croydon
  • Greenwich Retail Park
  • Birmingham - Great Park
  • Birmingham - Plaza
  • Stockton On Tees
  • Edinburgh - Fort Kinnaird
  • Falkirk
  • Hamilton
  • Glasgow - Springfield Quay

Click  and collect and delivery starting 27 July, and dine in from 30 July

  • Basildon - Festival Park
  • Burleigh House - The Strand
  • Feltham
  • Trowbridge
  • Exeter - Marsh Barton
  • Swindon
  • Birmingham - The Fort
  • Northampton - Riverside
  • Eldon Square Newcastle
  • York - Clifton Moor
  • Metrocentre
  • Glasgow Fort
  • Basildon

Click and collect and delivery starting 3 August, and dine in from 6 August

  • Bristol - Cabot Circus

Click and collect and delivery starting 10 August, and dine in from 13 August

  • Ashford
  • Maidstone
  • Rochester
  • Thanet
  • Tunbridge Wells
  • Soke - Festival Park
  • Liverpool Edge Lane
  • Cheshire Oaks
  • Denton
  • Scunthorpe
  • Bury - The Rock
  • Castelford
  • Leeds
  • Kirkstall
  • Surrey Quays
  • Romford
  • Wembley
  • Plymouth
  • Bournemouth West Central
  • Carmarthen
  • Nottingham
  • Leicester
  • Kettering
  • St Davids Cardiff
  • Edinburgh - Ocean Terminal
  • Glasgow - Braehead
  • Aberdeen - Union Square
  • Livingston
  • Edinburgh - Royal Mile
  • Lenton

Click and collect and delivery starting 17 August, and dine in from 20 August

  • Portsmouth - Gunwhaf Quay
  • Great Yarmouth
  • Norwich - Riverside
  • Harlow - Watergarden
  • Gillingham - Hempstead Valley
  • Peterborough - Pavilions West
  • Giltbrook
  • Sheffield Arena
  • Bridgend
  • Merthyr Tydfil
  • Oldham
  • Warrington - Burtonwood
  • Blackpool
  • Leeds - White Rose
  • High Wycombe
  • Fareham
  • Orpington
  • Taplow
  • Manchester - Printworks
  • Chester - Broughton Park
  • Trafford Centre

What to expect when visiting

Frankie & Benny's staff have commented that they are currently "following the strict Government and Public Health England guidelines and have worked incredibly hard to put measures in place that guarantee guests feel safe and enjoy great experience."

"Guests will notice a number of measures in place to ensure theirs and our team’s safety. These include clear social distancing guidelines and signage, enhanced cleaning practices, mandatory health screening for team members and increased hand washing. The menus are single use and contactless order and payment will be encouraged as well," they said.

Diners are asked to book in advance and will be encouraged to pay at the table. Guest contact details will be collected through the online bookings or order at table service and stored for 21 days as per the government track and trace programme.

During the first days and weeks of reopening the teams will be asking guests for feedback through surveys, so that the dining experience is improving and evolving.

Last month it was announced that several several Frankie & Benny's outlets were to remain closed permanently after lockdown, as certain sites are deemed "no longer viable to trade” due to the pandemic.