Dining out made easier with Kids’ table
When dining out with the family, do you find yourself eating faster, so you can escape the restaurant before the kids lose interest/start running around/completely melt down? Think a leisurely meal is a thing of the pre-kid past, or only happens when the grandparents can come babysit? The Kids’ Table is trying to change all this.
Launched at The Cooper’s Arms in Chelsea yesterday, and soon coming to Young’s pubs in Balham and Wandsworth Common, the Kids’ Table is a free (yes, free) service that entertains your kids while you have a relaxing meal. Between 12 and 5pm on Sundays, you can kick back at the pub, savour your food and have an adult conversation. Meanwhile, the kids might be making friendship bracelets, drawing, building with Legos, doing puzzles or having their face painted—themes change from week to week.
Kids’ Table founder Sarah Frow, mother to a four-year-old in South London, was frustrated in her efforts to find family-friendly pubs where both kids and grown-ups could enjoy themselves. Her research showed she wasn’t alone: four out of five families she surveyed said they avoided bringing the family to the pub because it was too much hassle trying to keep the kids entertained.
Children ages 3 to 10 can join the fun. The Kids’ Table will start at The Grove Pub in Balham this coming Sunday (the 10th of September), followed by The County Arms in Wandsworth Common beginning on the 17th.
For more info, check out the Kids’ Table’s Facebook page.