Bear with me whilst I get my Family Friendly Outing review style down – as an avid (read: greedy) food-lover I often barely remember to take any photographic aide-memoirs on a good day.
On this outing I was so focussed on feeding Adelyn/myself, and of course enjoying the company of our friends, that I completely forgot to take enough photos to help illustrate the intent of this category – namely to help give you ideas for where to head out to with the family!
When we first had Adelyn, one of the things that I started to miss pretty early on was enjoying the luxury of eating out.
Dining out with a little one in tow CAN be fun, but only if you feel relaxed – this is greatly helped along if the eaterie is accommodating towards the needs of a family.
Hopefully this will help!
Environment: tables are nicely spaced out and there is plenty of room to keep your pram table-side if you so wish. There are steps to get into the restaurant though, but if you let the team know in advance – when you arrive the team will help you use the access lift that’s located in the Tea Building. Lovely and warm, what with the oven-fires going behind the counter – perfect on a chilly day like today.
Menu: Good variety of Anti-Pasti, Pizzas, Meat dishes and Salads.
Portions are quite generous and the menu has a decent variety without being overwhelming. A Children’s Menu is also available.
Great pizza, cooked in their wood-ovens. Familiar favourites (see my pizza above) as well as a variety of toppings for the more adventurous (e.g. Black truffle & cream, prawns & nduja).
Facilities: Changing facilities are located in the Disabled Toilet – easily accessible from the restaurant level*.
High Chairs: Available. Wooden ones (needed padding out, I used my scarf)
Overall: Industrial interiors never seem particularly inviting if you have little ones running around, but judging from the amount of families sitting around our table and our experience – I would say that in this case, there’s no need to worry.
We thoroughly enjoyed the food, buzzing atmosphere and the friendly service from the team there. Feel more like your still-young, trendy-selves and treat the family to a meal out in Shoreditch!
*Many thanks to Steph from Pizza East who messaged me upon seeing this post to let me know 🙂