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Traditional French Cuisine at Cafe Rouge – Review

For my sister’s birthday last month, we were invited to sample the menu at Cafe Rouge in Brighton.  It was my first visit so I wasn’t sure what to expect – with the word “Cafe” in the title, I had assumed it would be more suited to lunch time visits, so was pleasantly surprised with the selection that was on offer. When eating out with the children, my main focus is on how they are catered for.  I look for an interesting menu (not just chicken nuggets and fish fingers!) and ideally an activity or something to keep them occupied between courses. Essentially, I want to know that they have been considered and are welcome.  At Cafe Rouge, I was very impressed. We arrived before my sisters and the manager immediately came over to see if the children would like a drink and some bread whilst they were waiting; he also brought them the menu, which doubled as an activity book, and some crayons.  The menu itself was great, with a good selection of dishes, …


The Drove, Newhaven – Brewers Fayre Review

A few weeks ago, we were invited to check out the brand new soft play area at Brewers Fayre’s Drove restaurant in Newhaven.  It is a little out of our way but we do love an adventure and were happy to make the journey.  Greeted by Brewers Fayre mascots Dennis and Gnasher, we were treated to a fun-filled afternoon. There were crafts to enjoy and some even face painting, which Miss J made the most of: Whilst the boy favoured the outdoor play area: Each child also received a wrist band for indoor play and had lots of fun zooming around the steps and slides.  A new play area to explore is always a treat! I am really impressed with the soft play facilities at the two Brewers Fayre sites we have visited.  For a long time, we had been searching for a nice place for Sunday lunch where the children could play afterwards.  We know one locally that has a climbing frame outside, though finding somewhere with soft play is a definite bonus given …