Casual, comfortable and kid-friendly, Gordon Ramsay Group’s Heddon Street Kitchen all day restaurant serves up brunch, lunch and dinner, and has launched a new children’s menu with Tilly Ramsay’s seal of approval.
Gordon Ramsay’s youngest daughter, 14 year-old Tilly, has lent her name to Heddon Street Kitchen’s tasty new menu of seasonal dishes for kids. Recently seen fronting her own cookery and lifestyle show, Matilda And The Ramsay Bunch, Tilly has inherited her parents’ passion for cookery and is a regular at Heddon Street Kitchen.
Tilly’s Menu features fantastic new dishes that kids will love, including starters of tasty tomato soup; sticky chicken wings with BBQ sauce; and caesar salad with pancetta, soft boiled egg and parmesan. Mains include rigatoni bolognese and sundried tomato flatbread with mozzarella alongside classics like sausage and mash and fish and chips with crushed peas. Sadly, I wasn’t able to review Heddon Street Kitchen myself – so flipping grumpy-making. But thankfully Jacinta from Jacintaz3 offered to step in for me – I know, it was a tough gig.
On entering, we were greeted by friendly staff who did all they could to make our meal experience enjoyable. They were on hand – but not hovering constantly over us, and they were friendly and courteous. The children were handed over activity packs to keep them busy while we waited, which amongst the fun stuff contained Tilly’s Menu for them to choose from.
We ordered drinks – Hubs tried Cider, I tried a mocktail and the children had coke floats. Theirs certainly looked and tasted good!
For starters, we ordered English Pea Soup with Lobster and Tamarind Spiced Chicken Wings, and the children had the Chicken Wings from Tilly’s Menu. The Pea Soup was flavoursome and the chicken wings were crispy but I did find the tamarind taste too strong. Perhaps I am too used to my barbecued wings!
Our mains consisted of the 28 day aged Sirloin for Hubs, Roasted Cod for me from the A La Carte Menu, pasta for Jadyn and Fish and Chips for the younger two from Tilly’s Menu.
The cod and the steak were cooked to perfection. Jadyn said her pasta was the best she’s tasted and the younger ones enjoyed the fish and chips. The portions were good too and in fact a bit too much for my 4 year old!
We had enjoyed and savoured our meal and were rather full up but you can’t do a review without tasting the dessert. I mean, it would be rude not to!
We were shown around the Ice Cream Bar where you create your own ice cream just how you like it but the children had already decided on Ramsay’s Whoopie Pie. (At least the older two had). Aeryn decided she wanted brownies and ice cream. Hubs and I decided to go for a sharing platter. I’m so glad we did.
The whoopie pies were delicious and the kids wolfed them down even though they looked a very big portion to me.
The chef’s selection consisted of Rice pudding, chocolate tart, pineapple carpaccio and two cupcakes. The pineapple carpaccio was to die for. It was light and definitely hit the spot.
We all enjoyed our family meal together. There is a promotion on at the moment where Kids Eat Free on Saturday and Sunday between 10 – 5 (1 child per adult meal ordered)
Prices are as expected for a restaurant off Regent Street with a starter from about £8 and main meals starting at £19. Desserts are another £7. Children’s starters are priced at about £4, main course about £7 and dessert about £4.
Disclaimer: We were given a complimentary family meal for the purpose of this review. All ideas and opinions are my own.