Eating Vegan – Frankie and Benny’s (UK)

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A friend of mine works at Frankie and Benny's and has provided this guide for eating there 🙂 As always please give comments below the post, and if you know of any changes, put them in the comments so everyone can see 🙂


More and more vegans are coming through the doors and asking what they can have. The website is useless, for legal reasons (allergies etc) they cannot list what is actually vegan, but I can. I spent around about an hour in the stock room and freezer a while back and checked everything. Here goes:



  • Fresh Fruit Salad
  • Build a Breakfast – create your own breakfast with baked beans, herb potatoes, toast (no butter), hash browns, fries.
  • Mango and Passionfruit Smoothie
  • Strawberry, Apple, and Raspberry Smoothie


  • Bruschetta Napoli
  • Dough balls – no dips, just garlic butter (the garlic butter is made up of oil).
  • Garlic pizza bread – you could add veg or chilli flakes.
  • Marinated Olives
  • Fully Loaded Skins – with no toppings, add something like garlic butter, or have them plain.


  • Penne Arrabiata
  • Pasta/pasta bakes – be creative and make your own pasta dishes. As long as you use the neapolitan sauce you'll be fine. The pesto isn't vegan so just stick with neapolitan. You can add whatever veg you like and even extra garlic.
  • Wraps – same as above, be creative and ask for a tomato/tomato and garlic sauce or BBQ sauce. Remember, you can change fries to skins on skewers (ask for them to be crispy).
  • Pizza/calzone – the dough is vegan, so again, get creative. Tomato base, garlic butter, BBQ. Add fresh garlic, cajun spices etc.
  • Salads – please ask to change the dressing to neapolitan, maybe with garlic or cajun and create a salad. The croutons are also vegan as are the crispy onions.


  • Fries – please check with the restaurant you are in to make sure they don't fry their fries with the fish as seen in the comments below.
  • Sweet Potato Fries
  • House Salad – swap dressing to neapolitan, maybe with garlic or cajun and create a salad.
  • Green Vegetables – ask for no butter.
  • Corn on the Cob – ask for no butter.
  • Jacket Potato – ask for no butter or sour cream. Maybe garlic butter instead?
  • Mushrooms – ask for no butter.
  • Olives


  • Sorbet – lemon and/or mango.
  • Fruit Salad



  • Mini Garlic Bread
  • 3 Dough Balls
  • Veggie Skewers


  • Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce
  • Tomato Pasta


  • Corn on the Cob
  • Baked Beans
  • Peas
  • Mixed Salad
  • Fries
  • Sweet Potato Fries
  • Baby Baked Potatoes
  • Garlic Bread


  • Fresh Fruit
  • Fruit Skewers – with no choco dip.
  • Sorbet – lemon and/or mango.


The best advice I can give you, going into a restaurant, is do your research, don't be afraid to change things and GET CREATIVE!!! Make the meal your own. Imagine when chain restaurants have to sit down and say “Veganism is on the rise. We need more vegan options!” I have noticed a massive increase in vegans walking into the restaurant, and it feels like I can help some vegans (and some animals and the planet in the process) by sharing this information. I really hope this helps. Peace, love and zombies ;p

For more info, please check out the allergen menu.


First published: 27 Jan 2016
Last updated: 10 Mar 2018

Categories: Blogroll, Eating Out

Author: Rich


  1. sandra says:

    Thanks for sharing this info. I wouldnt have thought of going in a F and Bs because I wrongly assummed there would not be enough on the menu suitable for vegans.

  2. Lauren says:

    Thanks for the info! I’d assumed that you could ask for the garlic/paisley butter as a substitute for the Neapolitan sauce? Honestly me and tomato sauce never do well together (thanks to trying it when I was younger), so ideally for a pasta or pizza dish I would need something without tomatoes?

  3. Amanda Simpson says:

    We get creative when we eat out, most places are accommodating and a lot of the chefs like the challenge. We have problems with gluten free vegan though!!!
    Frankie and Bennies don’t do gf….or do they?

  4. Lesley says:

    Is this for F&B in the UK or USA?

  5. Fay says:

    This is great. Thank you so much for doing this.

  6. Stacey Lucas says:

    Fries aren’t vegan I’m afraid, they are cooked in the same oil as fish etc… 🙁 hubby works there so I know this.

    • Martin says:

      2nd mistake by thehecticvegan in this post suggested getting garlic butter twice, lost all faith and trust in this post.

      • Rich says:

        The fries are confirmed to be vegan, this sounds like an individual restaurant not complying with the company policies on the kitchen – I would suggest people check with the restaurant they are in to make sure.

      • Martin says:

        I withdraw my comment re garlic butter, it is oil based as Rich says Prob confirm that individual restaurants cook fries differently, my local fry in the same oil as fish We didn’t have fries

  7. Charlotte says:

    Thanks for this, our family loved going to F&B but now I am vegan I didn’t know if I could eat there.

  8. Martin says:

    How is the garlic butter vegan? You mentioned it twice, I think.

    • Rich says:

      Hi Martin, I can confirm that the garlic butter is vegan, it is made with an oil base rather than butter (despite the misleading name – I guess they didn’t want to ‘put off’ non-vegans?)

      • Martin says:

        Thank you for replying I went there today with my daughter and they confirmed what you are saying so I stand corrected I wasn’t too impressed, tbh, and prob won’t go back but it’s good to know what we can eat there should we ever return.

        • Rich says:

          Hi Martin, that’s good to hear. I have found Frankie and Benny’s one of the hardest places to eat at so don’t often go there – there are usually more vegan-friendly places around them to pick from! But I heard today that they are planning a whole vegan menu, so they have clearly seen veganism is on the rise! 🙂

  9. Steve says:

    I just rang to ask F&B (cardiff) what they had on the menu for vegans………and they apologised that they do not cater for vegans. No offer at all to make things up. So I personally wont be trying them!

  10. Jade says:

    Went into F&B at the beginning of July and they had a vegan ice cream on the menu!! So pleased to see a big chain finally having a dessert thats not sorbet or fruit salad!!! The ice cream was made from coconut milk and is vanilla flavour. Very happy about this menu change


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