‘Tis the season for eating your body weight in carbs, gravy and chocolate… or something like that. I’m a bit of a foodie and I love Christmas time because everyone knows the rule that calories don’t count at Christmas, right? In all seriousness it’s a time to be with family and friends and like many people, most of our social get togethers revolve around food and drink. So when we were invited by Table Table to try their Christmas menu at the Showground near Norwich, I jumped at the chance. I’m always on the lookout for new venues that are child friendly and in good locations to meet friends.
We went for lunch on Sunday and had the full three courses. (Well, it is Christmas.)
I had Crispy Mushrooms with a BBQ dip to start and Matt had Tomato Soup with Roasted Red Pepper. I didn’t Instagram it, but I did take a photo, because it was presented really nicely.
The staff were really friendly and asked if we wanted Miss Belle’s meal to come out with our starter, which we opted for. They also got us a high chair and a children’s menu with crayons for her to draw (or should I say for me to draw her a plane and a sun, for a change!)
Matt and I both had Turkey with all the trimmings for our main. Some may say I’m hard to please because I’m always very critical if there’s not enough gravy. Being from up North, copious amounts of gravy is a must. Luckily I had plenty, along with loads of roasties, a Yorkshire pudding, a pig in blanket, traditional sprouts and really tasty buttery carrots. The only thing I missed was a couple of roast parsnips.
Miss Belle tucked straight into hers and really enjoyed the turkey, roast potatoes and Yorkshire pudding. She loves her veg but it only came with peas so I gave her a few of my carrots. Unsurprisingly she spat out the sprout I offered her! It was a child’s portion so obviously quite big for her as it would cater for older children too, but she gave it a really good go!
We had a little pause then it was pudding time. Matt, ever the traditionalist, had Christmas pudding with brandy cream. I had chocolate brownie and ice cream and Miss Belle had a huge bowl of ice cream with a wafer and a bit of caramel sauce. She wolfed it down!
A nice Christmas venue
The restaurant was really busy with lots of families enjoying the new Christmas menu. There was a nice festive atmosphere. The tables were decorated and we had crackers, party poppers and those party tooter things (is that their real name?). Miss Belle enjoyed playing peekaboo with her Christmas hat.
There were other less traditional options on the Christmas menu too if you fancy something other than Turkey. You can opt for rump steak, salmon with a prawn and lobster sauce, a festive burger and a veggie option. There were several puddings too.
We all left feeling very full and having had a really nice Christmas lunch. I would definitely go back with friends, especially those with children. I already want to try out the festive burger if I’m honest! Two courses would normally cost you £15.99 and three would be £19.49. The children’s festive menu of traditional roast turkey followed by either Christmas pudding or ice cream, is £6.99. For the quality, taste and service I think it’s really good value.
If you’re looking for a child friendly venue to meet up with friends of family this Christmas, then check out year nearest Table Table restaurant.