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Dine with Mr Men and Little Miss at Beefeater

This week we were invited along to our local Beefeater restaurant to experience a family meal and see for ourselves the new refreshed Mr Men menus and activity packs for the little ones. I love our local Beefeater, it is really family-friendly and good value.

Dine with Mr Men and Little Miss at Beefeater this summer, along with the themed menu the children were given a fun Mr Men and Little Miss activity booklet and pack of crayons.

Mr Men at BeefeaterThis kept them busy whilst we were waiting for our food. They especially enjoyed the Mr Men Space Game game which was based on snakes and ladders. You could use a coin for the dice and counters so no need to worry about carrying a dice around with you.

Mr Men at BeefeaterThe food was delicious and the children’s meals came on Mr Men and Little Miss greaseproof paper which they loved.

Mr Men at BeefeaterBoth children chose 3 courses for £5.99 which completely filled them up, and perhaps even defeated our little 3 year old.

Mr Men at Beefeater

We all enjoyed the experience and the Mr Men and Little Miss theme is sure to be a big hit with children. So head down to your local Beefeater and don’t forget kids can collect a FREE Mr Men or Little Miss toy with every 2 or 3 course kids meal- there are 6 different ones to collect with a new one each week.

Disclosure – we were given a voucher in exchange for our honest review.

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Win a £50 voucher to spend at ASK Italian

My favourite thing about the Summer holidays is spending lots of family time together. We’ve recently enjoyed a week together visiting family, exploring new places and enjoying some delicious meals.

Ask my children what they would like for dinner and I know they will shout “pizza” or “pasta”. So lucky for them that they were invited to our local ASK Italian to try out the new children’s menu. You may remember our previous review of ASK Italian in Northwood (wow, doesn’t Little Sis look tiny in those pics!) and I’m pleased to say that our meal was equally delicious.

ASK Italian Kids Menu - Mains

As I mentioned above, the children’s menu has recently been re-launched. My children love the flavours of Italian food so they had no problem ordering from the new menu and whilst we waited for our food to arrive they were kept entertained by the activities and colouring-in on their menus.

The children started off with vegetable sticks with garlic bread soldiers and dip. This was brought to them almost as soon as we ordered which made them very happy.

ASK Italian Kids Menu - Pizza

They both ordered the Top Your Own Pizza with different toppings. There were plenty of dishes to choose from but they love pizza, especially when you can customise it with your favourite toppings.

ASK Italian Kids Menu - Desserts

Followed by the Chocolate Pizza and Frutti which they shared as they couldn’t decide what to order! I don’t think they left anything on their plates which is always the sign of a good meal. The children’s menu cost £6.75 for a starter, main course, dessert and Babyccino which I think represents excellent value.

For the summer holidays, ASK Italian has launched the new menu with a special summer edition – complete with pop-out finger puppet characters Luca and Lucia (and a puppet template for kids to draw themselves), and a nationwide colouring competition, where budding artists can show off their best colouring skills to be in with a chance of winning a £50 family meal voucher.

Win a £50 voucher to spend at ASK Italian

I have kindly been given a £50 voucher for one lucky reader to win so they can enjoy a delicious Italian meal at their local ASK Italian.

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A delicious family meal at ASK Italian

On Sunday we headed to our local ASK Italian for a Mother’s Day meal. We ate in the ASK Italian in Northwood which is in a converted Post Office. I’ve often walked past but never gone in so I was excited about finally venturing inside.
I booked online in advance as I knew it would be busy so when we arrived we were immediately taken to our table. The building is really light and airy and makes excellent use of the old sorting office for a spectacular environment to eat.
ASK Italian
Although there was a special 3 course menu we opted to choose from the normal menu. The children were given colouring sheets (which also contained the children’s menu) and pencils which I thought was a nice touch and kept them busy.
The children enjoyed a set menu for £6.25 which included vegetable crudites with garlic sticks and dip. They both chose Pizza Pomodorini for their main course which was a really generous portion considering their ages. My 4 year old had a chocolate gelati with sprinkles for dessert and my 2 year old had the frutti.
The 4 year old loves this kind of food so happily ate everything put in front of him. The 2 year old is slightly fussier and was happy to sample something from everyone’s plates and a little of her own.
kids eating lunch
As we were hungry we ordered the Stuzzichini to nibble on whilst the children had their starter. It looked lovely (photo below) and was a selection of Pecorino Sardo cheese, Sicilian Nocellara olives, finocchiona salami and warm tomato crostini.

Then it was time for our main courses. I had ordered the Risotto con Pollo E Funghi as I love risotto but my husband doesn’t, so I seized the opportunity to try something I knew I would enjoy. I loved the combination of the chicken breast slices and sautéed mushrooms and the creamy white wine sauce was perfect.

My husband had a Linguine Carbonara (pictured below) which he really enjoyed and ended up sharing with our daughter, she’s a real pasta fiend!


Keen to sample the menu we did order desserts although normally a main course is enough for us. My husband had the Italian Cheesecake and I ordered the Grande Gelato which is basically Eton Mess Italian-style (pictured below). I need to make it at home as it was amazing and really complimented the risotto I had just eaten.

Grande Gelato

At this point we were really full and happy so settled up and toddled off to our favourite park for a very long walk. Our final bill came to £58.70 for meals for two adults, two children, hot and cold drinks which I thought represented good value. Everyone enjoyed their food, the service was excellent, especially considering we had to chosen to eat on such a busy day, and the atmosphere was perfect for enjoying a delicious family meal at ASK Italian.

This is the first of a series of posts written in conjunction with ASK Italian who are on a mission to remind people that pasta shouldn’t just be a backup when the cupboards are bare but an exciting and creative part of your kitchen. Respect the pasta!


Disclosure – we received a voucher in order to review the menu at our local ASK Italian


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