On Monday we headed to Winchester to do some back to school shopping and visit Côte Brasserie for lunch. We love Winchester, its a beautiful place and has a great range of shops. We love going ice skating at the cathedral at Christmas time.
With some of our shopping done, we were ready for lunch and we had been kindly invited to Côte Brasserie. Andy and I have been to Côte Brasserie many times, its one of our favourites. But we had never taken the girls before and we were looking forward to seeing what it offered children.
I love the atmosphere of Côte Brasserie restaurants and we were quickly shown to our seats and the girls were given their own children’s menu, which is suitable for up to 7 year olds. Along with the menu, they were given a very exciting envelope. Which the girls loved receiving.
Inside the envelope were lots of great activities to entertain the girls throughout our meal. I love restaurants that give the girls something to do. It really helps to have a nice calm meal and these are the restaurants that we are more likely to return to.
Holly straight away started with the stickers, which did not surprise me as she has always loved stickers. Alice loved the look of it and couldn’t wait to get started. She started with the spot the difference, the 5th one was quite tricky to find!! I love Alice’s concentration face…
For starter the girls had warm bread with butter. There was plenty of it and Andy and I tried some. It was delicious!
Alice started on the activity which had the days of the week in french to write, while we waited for our main course. I love that the activities have french elements to them.
We didn’t have to wait long for our main courses to arrive. Both the girls had chosen the Haddock goujons with fries and peas.
The Haddock goujons were a popular choice, as Andy also choose it. He had so many goujons, along with fries and peas too. All of them said how nice the goujons were
I went for the half chargrilled breton chicken with the wild mushroom sauce. It was delicious, the sauce was yummy.
While we waited for our desserts, the girls carried on with their activities. They both wrote a postcard, which they thought was great fun and it was a good way to get them to practice their writing and spelling.
For dessert the girls both choose vanilla ice cream and it came with a wafer too, which was a big hit.
Andy went for his favourite, chocolate fondant and ice cream. This did not stay on his plate for long!
I also choose my favourite creme brûlée and it was one of the best I’ve had.
We had a lovely meal at côte brasserie, the activity packs were brilliant and the girls brought them home to finish them, and the food was delicious. You can find the children’s full menu here.
Disclosure: We were kindly invited for our meal in return for an honest review. All views, opinions and photos are my own.