Tucked away just off the A47 west of Norwich is the village of North Tuddenham. As you head towards the main houses you will pass The Lodge Griddle & Grill. North Tuddenham’s local pub, however, it is so much more than just somewhere to grab a pint after a long day.
As pretty much every parent in the land will testify, eating out with little ones is anything but straightforward. It’s something that prompts all sorts of problems, stress and leaves many of us asking why we didn’t just attempt to cook at home.
Well, if you fall into said category, let’s take a look at some of the best ways to tackle eating out as a young family. Whether it’s the restaurants around Covent Garden or national chains, all of the following advice should help your quest for a pleasant meal out no-end.
This festive season, forgo the traditional Christmas turkey with all the trimmings and the mundane mince pies because Giggling Squid, the fun and innovative family of Thai restaurants, will serve up a plethora of dishes all served with a hint of warming spice and all things nice!
Living in Norwich gives us a wide variety of options when it comes to entertaining the children. From visiting the cinema to see the latest release, stepping back in time in Norwich Castle or the Museum of Norwich, or simply looking around the numerous shops. No matter what the activity is that has brought us into the city centre, the children will always be requesting food. With tired feet, it is nice to sit down, take a load off and enjoy a family meal together. Bill’s restaurant is a perfect venue for this, especially with their amazing children’s menu.
Can you remember when you first became aware of McDonald’s? I know I can. I was sitting watching Santa Claus the Movie in which there is a scene where the homeless boy Joe is stood staring through the window. Fast forward a number of years to when I met and started dating Mr. Boo, who worked in one of our local McDonald’s restaurants. He worked there for around 2-3 years and became shift manager before leaving. So you can imagine my excitement when I was invited along to the recently transformed McDonald’s Norwich Airport to see how McDonald’s has changed.
When it comes to visiting restaurants with the children we tend to stick to ones that we have previously visited. This is down to ensuring that the menu holds something that Tigger will eat and partly down to us being conscious of other diners when the children are playing. One of the restaurants that Mr. Boo and I have wanted to visit for a while is the Middletons Steakhouse & Grill, Norwich.
Following the great success of their summer holiday classes, YO!, the Japanese street food and sushi restaurant, are relaunching their popular ‘Mini Ninja Sushi School’ for October half-term. The classes give kids the chance to be creative with food, using fun facts and characters to provide a fresh way to keep them entertained over the half term break.
One of the things that we love to do as a family is going out and enjoying a meal together. Whether it is just the five of us or whether we are meeting up with family and friends for a larger get-together. Going out allows us the opportunity to all enjoy the time together, without one of us thinking about checking the oven or loading the dishwasher etc. It is a chance to just be a family, chat together and swap stories from our week etc.