Small children friendly restaurants? Are there any?
(Estepona, Malaga, Spain)
Entertaining the troops!
It was my other halfs 30th birthday at the weekend and we wanted to go out with a group of friends for a lovely lunch, bringing our kids along too! All our kids are small - under 5, so we wanted somewhere where they wouldn't get bored too quickly, hopefully somewhere with a play area.
I was so disappointed to hear the The Black Horse Tavern in Benamara had closed, it was such a perfect place to bring small children.
We were looking for somewhere that the adults could enjoy some great food (and a glass of wine or 2) but where our small people could run around as well (without getting in everyones way and receiving disapproving looks from other diners).
Does such place exist anymore? Apart from Kidz Kingdom (which I must say is brilliant and their food is lovely) but we wanted somewhere where the adults would enjoy too, as Kidz Kingdom gets super busy on the weekend, and we fancied table service and a getting a little bit spoiled! lol.
We racked our brains and finally opted for TGI Fridays in Puerto Banus - mainly because they give the kids colouring pencils and paper to draw on. The food was good, but the kids quickly bored of colouring in, so we couldn't stay for long! The staff were great and put up with our little hooligans (just about)but it was more suitable for a quick bite to eat rather than a long leisurely lunch.
Is there a restaurant that opens for lunch that fulfills all of these requests or am I asking for too much? I have heard there is something in Mijas - have no idea what it is called - can you help? Any ideas for the next time would be great - anywhere between Gib and Malaga would be worth the trip!
Thanks in advance,