Kids Eat Free at Cafe Football this half term

We love finding new and interesting places to eat and I have to say that I have been intrigued by Cafe Football for a while. Cafe Football is based inside Hotel Football, the hotel owned by former Manchester United players that is just over the road from Old Trafford. With a fabulous view of the stadium and a very delicious sounding menu, we couldn’t wait to visit.

From the 17th to 26th February Cafe Football is offering free meals for children aged six and under on non-match days with the purchase of an adults meal. This is a great deal however with the kids menu only costing £8 for two courses and a drink I think it is great value anyway.

The children’s menu had the classic items available such as burger, pizza, chicken nuggets and fish fingers. Alison chose the sausage and mash which featured 7 delicious chipolata sausages and some creamy mash with a lovely serving of gravy. Elizabeth ordered the spaghetti and meatballs and although she was a bit annoyed at the lack of spaghetti she absolutely loved the pasta and tiny little meatballs.

For starter, I couldn’t resist the ribs which came with a lovely dipping sauce and hubby opted for a cuppa soup and cheese toastie! Yes I know, it’s a bit of a weird option but he loved the nostalgia and the football terrace feel of his food.

For my main course, I opted for the Piri Piri chicken kebab and Asian slaw. Hubby opted for a beef and Bovril pie and chips. I have to say that although mine was very nice, I was jealous because his pie filling was delicious and was definitely something I would love to recreate at home.

When it came to pudding the girls couldn’t resist the sweet shop. The shelves were lined with old fashioned sweet jars and they were allowed to either have a bag full of the mixed selection (as pictured) or choose any three jars to mix together in their bag. They both loved this and I have to say I might have sneaked a few of the sweets too.

Dessert for grown ups was a hard choice but I ended up choosing the dark chocolate mousse melting football with cherries which was so rich and delicious I felt as though I wouldn’t need more chocolate again for at least a week. Hubby took the waiters advice and opted for the freshly cooked waffles with ice cream. They were light and fluffy and so hot the ice cream melted quickly but he was so full he could only manage one of them.

We found the menu was fantastic for catering for a variety of tastes with steaks, salads and burgers as well as so much more. The setting was football themed but not so much that it was in your face and the view of Old Trafford through the Cafe Football windows was definitely a great site for fans.


If you are in Manchester then I would definitely recommend a trip to Cafe Football for a delicious family meal at a reasonable price in an atmosphere that allows you to feel relaxed and take in the sights.