Since having children eating out has definitely changed for me. Meals now have to be snappy in environments that are fun. I always have this internal dialogue as we enter anywhere ‘Please be well behaved, please don’t shout and please please please don’t have any big clocks’ (Known as big cocks to my three year old)
Today we thought we would try out the brunch menu at The Bottle Of Sauce partly because as soon as the boys have finished football I am starving but mainly, if I’m honest, just to take a cracking poached egg and avocado picture for Instagram. (Ive started throwing puns around so who knows how this blog post is going to turn out)
Si ordered Eggs Benedict, I had Poached Eggs and Avocado on Sourbread and the boys had Pancakes with Maple Syrup, which I must add I helped them finish!
It was so nice not to rush home after football, though we did have a boot full of muddy football kits. Harbor is very proud of just how filthy he was today proclaiming ‘Getting muddy is what football is all about!’ Luckily the mud gave me an idea of how he played and made my pretending I could see him from the car more believable! It was great to sit and chat about the football over brunch.
The food was amazing and the environment was so relaxed and inviting. I love the interiors within The Bottle Of Sauce it has all those vintage school style chairs with the metal legs and the walls are moody. I loved the reclaimed vibe because it makes me less anxious the boys will mark a pristine table with their crayons.
The boys were chatting about their pancakes while we were walking around the shops afterwards, which made me smile. We don’t have pancakes at home very often and it was a real treat for them. Im hoping we can make this our after football ritual every week! It definitely warmed me up and gave the boys another burst of energy to wander around the shops.