How often do you walk past a restaurant or cafe and immediately dismiss it for not being ‘child friendly’?
For me this is something I do regularly with my brood, as lets face it eating out with small children isn’t always the most enjoyable and stress free experience.
For a while now I have passed by FEGO in Banstead gazing in at their stunning decor and scrumptious looking cakes longing for a few childfree hours to while away my time.
It looked far to pristine to take my motley crew into and the thought of them in there would bring me out in a cold sweat before my feet passed the threshold!
With these thoughts still firmly in my mind when I was asked along to visit FEGO I was more than a little apprehensive as to how they would cater for us.
We arrived at FEGO on a busy lunchtime during half term and were greeted with a smile and shown to our table near the back of the restaurant that was buzzing with a great atmosphere and full of a real eclectic group of people…including children!
The menus were brought over and I was happy to see there were a good range of different meals without the menu being large and over bearing. We were also welcome to chose from the breakfast menu even though we were there for a late lunch.
I love flexibility in restaurants as lets face it a stack of warm pancakes are welcome at anytime of day!
There is something to cater for all tastes from full english breakfasts to delicious salads, juicy burgers to pizzas and so much more.
The boys were kept amused with the colouring sheets while waiting for their burgers that they picked from a great selection that offers something a little different to the usual chip heavy childrens menu.
I opted for spicy scrambled eggs that were a tasty combination of eggs, cheese, avocado and tomatoes with a fiery kick of jalapeño and my obligatory soya latte.
Frankie’s allergies were catered for brilliantly and not a scrap of their burgers were left on either of their plates.
Crispy fresh chicken breasts served in soft rolls with plenty of salad and juicy, homemade beef burgers would be hard to resist.
It wouldn’t be a meal out without a sweet treat to finish it off. The boys went for a bowl of creamy blueberry ice cream and a sticky waffle covered in vanilla ice cream and sumptuous chocolate sauce.
All my preconceived ideas of this restaurant were quashed the minute I entered the restaurant.
The staff were all warm and welcoming, the food was beautifully presented and a delight to eat and the decor is simply stunning.
FEGO has something to offer the whole family from grabbing a quick pastry to a cosy date night with a cheeky cocktail or two.
There is so much more that I want to try such with their infamous ‘coffee in a cone’ being top of my list.