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Strada Riverside at More London

I mentioned we were invited to dine out at Strada Riverside at More London over the weekend. We all love spending a day in London so hopped on the tube, emerging into misty London at London Bridge station. We headed to the Thames and walked along the Thames path until we got to More London, this is a modern development around City Hall which encompasses office buildings, restaurants and public spaces.

As we were a little early we made use of the open space, admiring the amazing panoramic view, whilst the children played in the water fountains.

Strada Riverside at More London

Then it was time for lunch. We were taken to our table which was on the upper floor and had the most amazing view (table 206 in case you want to book it!). Our waitress Camilla was lovely and gave the children menus, colouring pencils and stickers to keep them occupied whilst we browsed the menu. We all love Italian food so the children were happy with their food options.

Strada Riverside at More London

The children’s menu has recently been re-designed with the help of kid judges and you can see their ‘stamp of approval’ (their little signatures) displayed on every Strada kids menu. Aimed at the under 12s’ the menu includes a starter, main course, dessert and drink all for the affordable price of £6.50. My two opted for the Garlic Flatbread, Rigatoni Pomodoro followed by Ice Cream but the menu offered grown up options too, such as a Seasonal Vegetable Risotto and Chargrilled Chicken.

I thought the menu was extensive and it took me a while to choose as everything sounded delicious! My husband and I opted to share a Burrata & Prosciutto starter with buffalo mozzarella, prosciutto, rocket and artichoke. It was amazing.

Strada Riverside at More London

The food was really lovely, beautifully presented and full of flavour. It was difficult to know where to look, at the food or the amazing view. Over lunch the mist cleared so we could fully appreciate the view from HMS Belfast to the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and City Hall. The restaurant has been designed to make full use of the view and we weren’t the only ones taking sneaky pics of the view. We even got to see Tower Bridge opening to let a tall ship sail through.

Strada Riverside at More London

I’m not quite sure how I had room after my Salmon and Lentils for this Chocolate Fondant but I squeezed it in somehow. Before we knew it our beautiful meal was over and we left with very full tummies.

Strada Riverside at More London

The menu at Strada has some wonderful Italian dishes so we’ll definitely be back to sample more. There are a couple of Strada restaurants in London but I think Strada Riverside will always be our favourite. The service was also great and I really appreciated that the staff talked to our children as I find they often get overlooked when we’re eating out.

To find out more about Strada’s menu or book a table take a look at their website.

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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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