We love to eat out with the family, event though it can be a challenge. I think it is very important for children to experience what it is like to eat out, choosing their own food and learning table manners. But family restaurants with activities for the Little Pickles are always a draw, even if they only provide a colouring book to keep them entertained whilst waiting for our order.
I have to admit I haven’t been to a Beefeater for quiet a few years, I think when Tegan my eldest pickle was a baby so that’s about 13 years (crikey I’m old!). So was looking forward to trying it out.
For a treat the Grandma, Me and the Littlest Pickles Faryl, 4 and Aliza 2 headed to the newly refurbished Beefeater at Lydiard, Swindon.
The restaurant is just off the M4 so very accessible, with plenty of parking, it is pay and display but this can be refunded when you pay your bill in the Beefeater. So can be great to visit on a family day out, celebratory meal, shopping trip or stop off on a longer journey.
On arrival we were greeted by a polite waiter and shown to our table, it was early on Friday lunchtime when we arrived but soon got busier as the time went on, with a mixture of families, couples and business colleagues eating.
They were quick to bring us a highchair for Baby Pickle, we were given a kids Mr Men menus, activity books + crayons, full menus and the lunch menu.
The kids menu was pretty impressive with a wide selection of starters, mains and desserts to cater for even the fussiest eater, as you can swap any of their sides.
They was a great selection of food, Grandma had nachos and Aliza joined her with the kids version, but to it was pretty large for her, but she made a serious dent in it. Faryl had garlic bread and I had Garlic prawns which were lush.
For main the kids both had one of their all time favourites sausages and mash, which was plenty for them, Aliza aka Little Miss Hungry woofed it down and Faryl ate most of his too.
Grandma had a steak cooked exactly how she requested it and she assured me it was lush.
I had a burger served with skinny fries and coleslaw which was yum and very filling.
We then had totally scrummy desserts to blow the diet right out of the window, oops!
The decor in the newly refurbished restaurant is very modern with oranges and grey, a real hit with me as that is the colour of our living room. The colour scheme creates a relaxing homely feel, perfect for a family meal.
Beefeater are revamping lots of their restaurants across the country so visit their website for full details of a restaurant near you.
We were offered a free family meal at The Beefeater, Lydiard Park for our honest review.
Written by Jessamine Hislop-Newton, Mummy to 5 Pickles, Founder and Owner of Little Pickles Markets