Butlins Day 3 – Wednesday 7th September – Turners RestaurantSeptember 14, 2011
This is what the Butlins website says about Turners
At Turner’s you will find a warm welcome and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere that is perfect for a special occasion or just for enjoying your meal in the company of friends and family.
They definitely got that right. With two young toddlers we wouldnt normally take them out to a restaurant like this but being at Butlins we thought that it is a family resort so surely the children would be welcome. The staff were amazing, they whisked the pushchair away and stored it out of site (we later found out it was in a large storage space near the toilets). Both children were given an envelope, inside was a packet of crayons and childrens menu with colouring and puzzle activities. The staff made us feel welcome and spent time talking to the children and making sure we were happy with where we were sat and that we were all comfortable. They did this with out fussing and with a very professional but friendly manner.
The menu was full of gorgeous sounding dishes and it was really hard to choose what to eat. Here is a sample menu.
I chose the roasted tomato and sweet pepper soup with rarebit toast to start as did the girls as they love soup. we were each served a bowl with the rarebit toast in it and then the soup was poured around it for you. The waiters set up a portable table and then placed all of the dishes on it before individually serving each of us. These little touches really made you feel that you really were somewhere special.
The flavours were amazing and the pastry was crunchy and soft at the same time. I almost wished I had ordered this myself but my soup was amazing. One thing that we noticed straight away was that the food consisted of very simple flavours but ones that were mixed perfectly making simple food taste amazing.
For our next course both myself and hubby couldnt help ordering the Chargrilled ribeye steak with slow roast field mushrooms and chips.
We then had a coffee to finish of our meal and the waiter even gave the girls some milk each in there cups as it was getting late and they were getting a bit tired.
All in all the food was amazing and the service was impeccable. We loved the friendliness of the place but you can also see yourself having a nice romantic meal here (if you can get a baby sitter or use the late night nursery service) or even a celebratory dinner with friends and family. Whatever the reason for visiting Turners I am sure you will not be disappointed and I know we will definitely be going back the next time we are at Butlins.
All opinions contained in this review are our own. We received this meal free of charge to allow us to review it as part of my Butlins holiday. We paid for our holiday in full.