They were accommodating for a pushchair and highchair and provided colouring for Dylan which is always welcome. The first thing that struck me about the children's menu though, was the lack of fizzy drink options. I don't know if this is a conscious health decision or whether they don't serve the drinks on tap, but I was quite impressed with this. I don't yet give Dylan any fizzy drinks, preferring him to have water, or juice on a special occasion and I feel that with the choice being taken out of the parent's hand, the children will continue to go for a healthier option as they get bigger.
The food menu had some great healthy choices, although it did come as a 3 course meal which is very large for a boy of not yet two and a half. For a starter he had the choice of breadsticks with a tomato dip or vegetable sticks- both great options for any age and the breadsticks went down very well. As both starters are served cold, it also means no waiting around, trying to keep a toddler entertained, as his starter was brought over as soon as we had ordered.
After his pizza, Dylan had a choice of a scoop of ice cream or an ice lolly. Again I was happy with the limited choice as too often I find myself showing my toddler options full of sundaes, sauces and portions that would be large even for me. After a filling meal, it is lovely to offer them a sweet, but I think one scoop is perfect. Given the choice though, Dylan chose the lolly which was made from 100% fruit. He loved it and I was happy knowing he was getting some nutrients at the same time.
The adult meals were also delicious, I enjoyed a (rather huge) pizza which was the nicest meal I have had in a long time (the pollo ghiotto if you visit, I am definitely going back to have it again), whilst the bloke went for a lamb shank which he thought was incredibly soft, the meat falling from the bone. My tiramisu desert (as recommended by the waiter) was well presented and went down a treat.