They started off well by seating us an hour earlier than our booking. The boys were tired and hungry after watching Sleeping Beauty in Pantomime and it was no problem at all. Along with the menus, the manager grabbed some colour in hats and baubles that kept them entertained for the entire meal! More often than not, the boys are given in activity sheets in restaurants that hold their attention for about 5 minutes. This time, however, I was telling middle man not to worry, he could finish his hat at home. It was a real winner. Just like their children's menu. A good value menu with a variety of food that my children like. The empty plates spoke for themselves.
My husband and I chose from the new Christmas menu. Here you could have a starter and main and get a free dessert. For the starter we both opted for manzo crocchette. This tasted fantastic dipped in the horseradish and creme fraiche dipping sauce and was totally different to a starter I would normally go for.
Again, totally different was the pizza. Both of us opted for the Cauliflower e Carne Romana pizza. Cauliflower cheese is one of my favourite meals but I wouldn't have thought of putting it on a pizza before.
To finish the meal I had to go for the snow dough balls. I love the garlic ones and it turns out that I love sweet ones too. My husband opted for the panettone cheesecake which he says was lovely.
It was a lovely meal, and the fact that the children were happy with their colouring made it even nicer. Vi from Dancing in my Wellies also enjoyed a meal here and you can see what her family chose here.
What are your recommendations for family friendly restaurants?
We received the meal as part of a press trip to Basingstoke.