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Wagamama and wellness – healthy dishes that are a big hit with kids too

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We were kindly invited along to Wagamama, who have recently partnered up with the mental health charity, Mind.  Two things I am mad for – good food and anything wellness related, so it was a no brainer.

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The St Andrew’s Square restaurant has a lovely atmosphere. In terms of facilities it has free wifi, baby changing, an outside eating option, activities for kids and braille menus.  The braille excites me a lot and I have noted to take my Dad next time who is visually impaired.

One thing we don’t do enough in my opinion is eat out as a family.  My Hubs is from a guesthouse background and likes to DIY at home.  To me, it is all about balance.  I love our times at home but I think it is so important to get out as a family, away from household chores and distractions.  I’m talking phones off the dinner table, chat and great food.  If there is something to entertain the kids, fantastic.  Some of my best childhood memories are of our family meals out.  I loved tasting all the dishes and having a laugh together.  There were no phones back then but we did snap some memories on our family camera.

What I love about the Wagamama menu is that it’s pretty healthy and it introduces our little people to lots of different flavours.

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Bonnie loved the prawns, duck pancakes and the chicken katsu, as did our little Cheeky Charlie.

I loved my prawn firecracker dish, which is the hottest dish on the menu.

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Hubs made good work of his steak and noddles.

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We all enjoyed the colouring in and it helped to keep the kids and us adults nice and relaxed.  I may have even managed a wee gin and tonic – which with pink peppercorns was delicious.

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I think my favourite point of the evening was seeing the kids tuck into their desserts.  To quote Bonnie

‘Mummy, this is THEE BEST CHEESECAKE IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD!!!’.  It was white chocolate and ginger and the small bite she let me taste was very very good.  My oh my I have never seen a cake disappear so quickly.

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The coconut and mango dessert was also delicious – super refreshing and very moreish.  I loved watching Charlie attempt to eat this with his chop sticks.

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There was no mess to tidy up that night so I was in a great mood.  As it was Valentine’s weekend, Bonnie insisted that we have a kiss at the table. I had to laugh when I stumbled across this image she snapped.  It looks like I have a love bite on my face.  Easy now, we have been together for 10 years.  He may have attempted one in 2008 but that is another story. Whatever caused the ‘passion’ rash is all clear now.


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Big thumbs up all round from all 4 of us – relaxing, tasty and great fun.  Just like my old family memories of eating out and perhaps where I developed my love of Asian flavours.  Here’s to eating out much more in 2018 and making lots of lovely memories.  Thanks Wags and see you again very soon.  Japanese food to suit all ages.

Wagamama also offer take away and delivery.

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