Frankie & Benny’s at Fort Kinnaird


My unabashed love of pasta is no secret, so when the ladies at Hummingbird Communications asked me to review the newly opened Frankie & Benny’s at Fort Kinnaird, I jumped at the chance for carbs and cocktails.

My pal Elspeth and I hopped on Edinburgh’s busiest bus from the bridges, and headed off to the Fort. Frankie & Benny’s was super easy to find, and we headed over, trying not to get blown over in the car park. Schedules meant that we missed out on it being Breakfast Week, but we did get there in time for the Pronto Menu, which is, quite frankly, an excellent idea. We decided to share a starter and dessert, and ordered some drinks while we debated what to have.


We decided on bruschetta potato skins for our starter, and they we deeeeeeeeelicious.


We pretty much inhaled our starter, realising that we were much more hungry than we thought we were!

For our mains, Elspeth had the New Yorker Calzone, with pepperoni, ham, bacon, mushrooms, and mozzarella, and I had the Penne Arrabbiata (it comes with chips or salad, but is salad ever really an option?!)


After our mains, we were pretty stuffed, but there’s always room for dessert! We shared the brownies and ice cream, which we decided on approximately seven seconds after spotting it on the menu. Yum.


After dinner, we headed back to town, where we ended up on opposite pub quiz teams, and my advancing age meant I was the only person out of about 20 that knew what year The Princess Bride was released. Ha.

Frankie & Benny’s at Fort Kinnaird is open seven days a week, from 9am until 11pm (until 10.30pm on Sundays).
Thankyou to F&B’s, and Hummingbird, for having us over for tea!


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