Reviewed by Lisa Wilson
Our meal started with the sun shining brightly.
Parking was very easy right next to the restaurant so great for children and elderly. We were greeted by Ryan our waiter for the day. He showed us to our table which was lovely, located in the corner décor was very stylish with a mish mash of chairs and soft sofa like furnishing the kids particularly liked.
On arrival at our table the kids discovered an excellent activity pack of which many places offer but we personally would say was the best we have seen ever and certainly helps occupy the children’s minds whilst waiting to order. The activity pack consisted of puzzles, crayons, colouring sheet, menu and stickers. The girls loved the packs and said they were “ace”.
Ryan asked the girls if they would like a drink and gave them the choice of fruit shoots, water and milkshakes.
Whilst waiting on our drinks the manager came out to see us and have a chat. All round the staff were very helpful and pleasant.
Again the décor was very in keeping and the “upside down” style tables with bottles as lights added a warm and pleasant environment. The children noticed this too and like the bottle lighting and the different styled chairs with pictures of various things like the sun.
Depending on the time of day you visit there are a variety of menus and special offers. The menus for both adult and children are extensive and offer a lot to choose from.
Are children like many others can be picky and fussy. As such we decided to order the sharing platter between the adults as a starter and if they wanted to try anything they could have a go. To our surprise they tried everything including Megan who ate the buffalo chicken wings but every other day claims she doesn’t like chicken!!
The starter consisted of: large baked potato wedges, buffalo chicken wings, onion rings, garlic bread, cream cheese chilli poppers and came with a selection of dips. We all enjoyed this starter which can also be available as a main too. Nothing much left and the kids really surprised us to how much they tried.
The tapas style food really does help with fussy kids as well as adults who may not be sure what to order, especially if it’s a first visit!
For the main courses I had the southern fried chicken wrap with chips and my husband had the bbq pulled pork quesadilla with seasoned rice and skin on potato chips. The meals where excellent in every way from the simple presentation to the excellently cooked food. Both mains where very tasty and the pulled pork is a restaurant favourite and didn’t disappoint.
The girls had their usual chicken bites and hot dogs with chips. Both were cooked perfectly and where of a good portion size too. The girls did very well and enjoyed themselves considering they helped us out with the starters’ too!
We didn’t have much room for desserts but we had to complete our mission. The girls had jelly and ice cream and chocolate brownie with ice cream which to no surprise disappeared very easily. I myself had one of the mini shots of desserts served in a shot class, the brownie it was and was equally excellent. The option to have all of them was available but I was very full at the time.
My husband had the baked banana tortilla with chocolate and toffee sauce and ice cream. This was a recommendation of the managers and was an excellent choice and easily went down well with my husband. Overall this was an excellent visit and would recommend it to customers old and new. We have been times before but not for the last few months so upon this visit we were surprised with the many positive changes. Chiquito’s is an excellent family restaurant who seem to do a little more than other restaurants and do it a whole lot better. So much so that we have booked a 60th birthday party table for my dad in two weeks time so hope to see you all there soon!!
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Until 30 April 2012 Kids Eat Free at Chiquito. Download your voucher here.