Frankie & Benny’s has revealed a full list of restaurants across the UK which will be reopening for click and collect, delivery and dine-in services from this July and they include those in Newcastle, Gateshead and Stockton.

The news will be welcomed by fans of the Italian-American-theme chain following its announcement just days ago of the closure of 125 of its branches amid struggling times for the dining industry, compounded by the effects of the coronavirus crisis.

Among the closures are five in the North East - at John Dobson Street in Newcastle; Cramlington in Northumberland; The Galleries Shopping Centre in Washington, and the Arnison Centre and Dalton Park in Murton, both Durham.

Branches at Eldon Square in Newcastle; Gateshead Metrocentre and Stockton are among those which have escaped closure and they now feature in the company's list of reopenings for click and collect and delivery services as well as dine-in.

There is no news yet on the branches at North Shields or at Boldon Colliery in South Tyneside.

Frankie & Benny’s has already opened some of its restaurants for dine-in across the country but the new wave will include some in the North East for the first time. Those that opened earlier, on July 17, are at Chesterfield; Dudley; Lincoln; Merryhill; Peterborough and Doncaster.

The company is planning to announce more reopenings in the coming weeks.

Newcastle

Eldon Square - the restaurant will be opening for click and collect and delivery on July 27 and for dine-in from July 30. Keep an eye out here.

Gateshead

Metrocentre - this will be opening for click and collect and delivery on July 27 and dine-in from July 30. See here.

Stockton On Tees

Teesside Retail Park - the branch will be opening for click and collect and delivery on July 20 and for dine-in from July 23. See here.

Customers wanting to dine-in will be asked to book in advance and give their contact details which will be stored for 21 days.

They can expect to find social distancing measures, single-use menus and enhanced cleaning in place, while contactless payment is being encouraged.

Staff will undergo health screening and will be washing their hands regularly. Over the first weeks, customers will be asked to give feedback about their experience to help the company make improvements.

Here is the full list of Frankie & Benny’s reopening locations and dates

Branches to start click and collect and delivery services on July 20 and dine-in from July 23

Aspects

Cribbs Causeway

Stevenage

Croydon

Greenwich Retail Park

Birmingham - Great Park

Birmingham - Plaza

Stockton On Tees

Fort Kinnaird

Falkirk

Hamilton

Glasgow - Springfield Quay

Branches to start click and collect and delivery services on July 27 and dine-in from July 30

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

Branches to start click and collect and delivery services on August 3 and dine-in on August 8

Bristol - Cabot Circus

Branches starting click and collect and delivery services on August 10 and dine-in on August 13

Ashford

Maidstone

Rochester

Thanet

Tunbridge Wells

Soke - Festival Park

Liverpool Edge Lane

Cheshire Oaks

Denton (Manchester)

Scunthorpe

Bury - The Rock

Castelford

Leeds

Kirkstall

Surrey Quays

Romford

Wembley

Plymouth

Bournemouth West Central

Carmarthen

Nottingham

Leicester

Kettering

St Davids Cardiff

Ocean Terminal

Braehead

Aberdeen - Union Square

Livingston

Edinburgh - Royal Mile

Lenton

Branches starting click and collect and delivery services on August 17 and dine-in on August 20

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

Mark Chambers, chief executive of the chain's leisure division, said: “We are delighted to be reopening Frankie & Benny’s and very much look forward to welcoming back our guests.

"We are starting with a handful of restaurants and are aiming to have 35 open by the end of the month."

He added: "Our priority will be to ensure the health and safety of our teams and guests whilst providing a first-class experience.”