As you may well know things are pretty busy in our house at the moment and we’re not spending a lot of time together as a family. Dave is working hard at getting the house finished off and I’m doing my best to keep the kids out of the way!
We were understandably delighted to be invited to Springwood Park Table Table last weekend to try out the latest menu.
I’d already had a bit of a nose at the menu online before we went so had a fair idea of what to expect. Up until now when we’ve eaten out we’ve always taken food with us for Amy and then given her a few bits off our plates however this time we decided to try her out on something from the children’s menu.
We had booked our table for 4.30pm however we were about 15 minutes late – it’s so hard to get everyone out on time! This wasn’t a problem at all though, we were greeted by a wonderfully jolly man called Mark. He was really welcoming and spoke to each of the children before giving them a colouring pack & taking their drinks orders. I was immediately impressed.
We were seated at a lovely big round table with plenty of space. Because the table was in the window it was a little cold when we first sat down but as soon as I mentioned this the heaters were put on and all was well. Amy’s highchair was in good clean condition but unfortunately because of the tray height we couldn’t quite get it up to the table so it did feel like she was slightly off to one side.
|Little cutie in her highchair|
Mark told us who our named server would be and mentioned one of two things which were off the menu – I’m always grateful for this as I have a tendency to spend ages choosing only to be told I can’t have what I wanted! Much better to know up front right?
|Choosing his tea|
The children’s menu was part of their colouring pack – the main course menu was divided into three sections so that you can pick one item from each section and make sure the meal really suits your child’s tastes. Something which we particularly appreciated was the fact each meal had a photograph alongside it making it really simple for little ones to choose. We chose Cod Cubes for Amy, Sausages for Chloe and Poppin Chicken for Ben. Mummy took the executive decision to order peas all round as they’re just less messy than beans aren’t they? (It meant Amy could eat them with her fingers without me worrying about beans all over everyone’s clothes and the table!)
The main menu is packed with choice and each meal is clearly marked if it is vegetarian, contains alcohol or even if it may contain bones. I was immediately drawn to the “Hearty Pies” – I think in part because they was such an appealing photograph of them at the top of the menu but mainly because it was a proper pie, not a puff pastry lid, a proper shortcrust pie with a bottom and everything! I went for the Chicken & Leek Pie served with mash & peas. The pie doesn’t actually come with gravy but our lovely waitress offered me some should I want it. (In what I believe goes completely against my Northern heritage, I actually can’t stand gravy so I really wasn’t bothered however I appreciated the offer!) Dave, being a man who loves his meat, didn’t take long to choose the Table Table Mixed Grill.
Everyone really enjoyed their meal – the clean plates all round speak volumes! (Apologies for the lack of photographs. We took loads but it turns out that we are not food photographers and the lighting wasn’t that great!)
When it came to pudding Ben and Chloe were both immediately drawn to the Mini Chocolate Challenge – I think the photograph helped their decision somewhat! A fabulously appealing combination of marshmallows, chocolate brownies. ice cream and chocolate dipping sauce – I’m sure you won’t be surprised to know that they both made short work of that! Amy enjoyed the Fruit & Chocolate Fondu – an ideal dessert for a toddler as it’s mainly fruit!
I knew before we’d even arrived that I was going to be having the Black Forest Sundae and my word it didn’t disappoint. Dave had the Rocky Road version.
So three children’s meals, two adult mains & desserts, a couple of beers and some soft drinks came to just shy of £60 – which when you considered is dinner for 5 isn’t bad going at all!
We had a really lovely evening – the children were utterly angelic and it made me wish I could go out for dinner every Sunday night! So huge thanks to the staff at Springwood Park Table Table for having us!
*Disclaimer – We were invited to enjoy our meal free of charge for the purposes of review however all thoughts and opinions are our own!*