Little Viking was so excited when we were asked to go and try out Jamie’s Italian new kids menu. He’s a little bit of a pasta monster so the promise of their Spaghetti Bolognese was the total deal sealer! Our local Jamie’s is in St Alban’s but we decided to make a day of it and head to Cambridge.
Jamie’s Italian in Cambridge is located in a beautiful grade II listed building, with a magnificent domed ceiling and pillars that span the whole height of the room. They have also recently put in a Pizzeria upstairs, serving up beautiful homemade pizzas, garlic bread and a selection of salads. They don’t take bookings so just pop in and grab a table.
We arrived a little early so treated ourself to a drink in their separate bar area which in itself is a lovely place to go just for a drink! Its fun and lively playing music and has a great ambience due to the super high ceilings! I wish I lived in a building as beautiful, Jamie did a great job sourcing the location.
Once we were seated at our table and brought our menus, Little Viking got down to business test running the activity pack he was given. He really enjoyed the games that came with it, it wasn’t just a simple colouring sheet and crayons, which often I find he gets really bored of. According to Little Viking the foldable menu chooser was the best part of the pack! It’s a fun way to help them pcik what they want. As you can see below he also got stuck in colouring in his Scarecrow. I loved that the colouring sheet was topical, we have been doing a lot about the harvest and autumn the last few weeks.
I have always been a starters kind of person, and Jamie’s “Crispy Calamari” never fails to disappoint! Here were a few of our starters:
For a main I had the “Spicy Prawn Linguini”, my mum had the “Mushroom Risotto”, Jake had the Pork and my mums partner had “Jamie’s Italian Burger”. All of them were so yummy! There wasn’t a spot left on the plate. I hadn’t tried the mushroom risotto before and had a fork-full of my mum’s it was packed with flavour and I will be ordering it next time I visit.
Little Viking as promised had the Spaghetti Bolognese, which as you can see from the pictures below went down a treat. He started by saying it smelt “delicious” and like “the bestest tractor ever!”. We took him to see all the pasta before we sat down so he was really excited to be eating it fresh. Little Viking literally polished the rest of the plate with some left over bread from another dish. We had a long chat about italian food and told him that we would be visiting Italy in April so he could eat food just like this all the time.
As we were leaving we asked him if he would like to come back again. His answer “Yes tomorrow”. So whilst that wasn’t really a possibility, we did end up popping in to the St Alban’s Restaurant a week later. Flynn polished off his main again in record time (always a relief to the parents of toddlers, you know how fussy they can be!). He was excited once more to have his kids ice cream for dessert, but apparently that wasn’t enough he also helped finish Mummy & Daddy’s desserts!
So all in all we had a fantastic time eating fabulous food at Jamie’s. It’s got such a wonderful ambience and they really cater well for families. We had Mini Viking in her buggy sleeping (both times!!) and they made sure we had plenty of space so I could have her with me and comfortable.
Where do you like to eat with your little ones? Do you often take them out to eat?
** We were kindly invited by Jamie’s Italian to review the Kids Menu**