Kids Eat Free at Jamie’s Italian this Half Term

Earlier today we headed along to our local Jamie’s Italian to try out their children’s menu. For the whole of Half Term one child eats free per paying adult  which is great if you wanted to eat out but wanted to ensure that the kids got some good quality food whilst saving money too.

I have always enjoyed eating at Jamie’s Italian although sadly I am always far too tempted by all the delicious bread so I doubt my weight loss will be very good this week. However we were all so full that we didn’t have pudding so atleast that is one bonus for the diet.

Anyway onto the important bit. When dining with children I do find that they are usually offered rubbish quality fast food type options which neither of mine enjoy and we have been known to order an adult portion for them to share or just sharing ours with them along with a selection of sides. Luckily this is not the case at Jamie’s Italian as they do seem to recognise that our children are just little humans and like to feed them real food. I was quite tempted by some of the meal options myself.

The menu had a great selection including fish, chicken, pasta, potatoes and cold food. Elizabeth selected the Spaghetti and Meatballs and Alison selected the proper picnic box. The meals come in two different sizes so you can choose depending on your child and their appetite.

They were also given some kids packs which are a good sign that children are welcome.

Keeping kids occupied whilst waiting for their dinner can be a real struggle and as seasoned pros we tend to take the girls ipads with us but we were really impressed with the quality of the kids pack provided to the children. The first thing that they played with was the Origami Fortune Teller which they can use to choose what they are going to have for dinner if they wanted too.

Next we went on to the spinner game. This actually featured 7 fantastic games which are easy to plat around the dining table and which we had great fun playing together. Elizabeth was very good at What’s in the trolley and I was the only person who failed at the A-Z game, I mean can you name a food item beginning with X?  With these games to keep us occupied and a couple of bowls of olives as well as the bread basket the minutes flew past and soon dinner was on the table.

The presentation of the food was fantastic and there was a great selection of fruit and vegetables provided in the little pots which both girls loved.
It seems we are not the only ones to appreciate Jamie’s Italians Childrens Menu as it tops the Soil Associations Out to Lunch League table too!
OFFER T&C’s – Kids eat free
Offer entitles each child to one free kids’ meal per adult ordering a main course. Offer includes a choice of main meal, shake-me salad, drink and dessert from the kids’ menu. Any side dishes or extras are not included. Available in Jamie’s Italian UK restaurants only. Offer excludes Gatwick. Valid from 21 October-1 November 2015. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer except Gold Club rewards. No cash alternative available. All menu items are subject to availability.