Sunday, 30 August 2015

Review: Brewer's Fayre Winwick Quay

We were over the moon to be invited to Brewer's Fayre in Winwick Quay. We love finding new places to eat with the kids. As you know we have the three of them so for us as long as they are happy, we are happy too. The main things I look out for at a restaurant with children are a) the menu - do they have a good kid's menu? b) Is there something for them to do? Rosie is at the "runaway" stage and so if there is a play area or other activities available then we might be able to keep her entertained long enough for her to eat! I also think about value for money - times are tough for most families and if we do take the kids out to eat we want it to be worth our money.

We were made to feel very welcome with the kids at the restaurant. We were seated with plenty of space and there were balloons, colouring books and hats for the kids. This meant that straight away the kids had something to do. I don't know about you but our kids have been a little bit on the "lively" side these past couple of weeks. I think that they are fed up with the lack of routine now and it is coming out in their behaviour! So I for one was very glad for the children's colouring books!!

The Kids Menu

We really loved the kids menu. It has a Dennis The Menace theme and there are different options available depending on whether you want a main and dessert. Alice picked macaroni and cheese with garlic bread, Emily picked spaghetti bolognaise and Rosie picked pizza. All of these came with a side salad and looked really lovely to eat. Our kids mix and match and bits of macaroni were swapped for bits of pizza - there was no food left at the end - always a good thing! The portion sizes are really decent - Emily is 12 and ate the full portion of spaghetti bolognaise. She sometimes orders from the adult menu, but she ends up not being able to eat it all, but the kids portions here are quite generous so it was just about right for her.

Our Food

I was being good having gained weight last week - I picked a healthy bacon and chicken salad. There was no fat on the bacon, which is ideal for me, so I counted it as Slimming World friendly, which is always a bonus for me! Warren had to nip out on an errand, so I chose him a mixed grill. This looked great and I would be lying if I said I wasn't a bit jealous of his plate!

The girls ordered two desserts - these were on offer at 2 for £2.50 so you can't argue with that at all. They had ice cream with raspberry sauce and an apple betty - which was an apple and caramel cake served with hot custard. Needless to say there were no leftovers at all!


All of the staff were friendly and really looked after us. As I said, Warren had to run out on an errand and his food arrived a bit before he got back. The staff offered to keep his plate warm, but he was back before it cooled down anyway so it was all good.

Play Area

There is also a small play area outside of the restaurant. The kids spent about twenty minutes outside once we had finished our meals. As you can see they had a great time!

All in all I would recommend this restaurant. It is excellent value for money with plenty of money saving deal available. Some of the main meals are two for £10 so to feed a family of five this would be a great option.

The cost of our food was covered in exchange for this review. All words and views are our own.

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