We recently attended the launch of SUNDAY LUNCH KIDS CLUB IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SPARKLE ARTS at One Square, part of the Sheraton Hotel in Edinburgh. It was a great afternoon and the kids had an absolute ball. To be honest, I am surprised that there are not more facilities like this for families in Edinburgh. Eating out without having to worry about the little ones getting up to mischief or smashing glasses due to boredom is a huge bonus. Sparkle Arts did a wonderful job with the kids, they are a leading company that educates children and develops their confidence through the medium of dance, drama and music. The exciting new concept is the first venture of its kind for both One Square and Sparkle Arts. The children were entertained in the Kids Only Zone by a Sparkle Arts qualified teacher whilst we tucked into our Sunday roast, which is a seasonally changing Sunday lunch buffet.
One Square is renowned for offering an exceptional Sunday feast from Orkney Sirlion of Beef with all of the trimmings to the incomparable dessert station equipped with a DIY ice-cream cart, chocolate fountain and an array of sweet treats straight from the pastry kitchen. Sparkle Arts have been working on suitable plans to keep children between 3 – 12 years old interested during their time with them and to ensure that all children at the Kids Club will benefit from their sessions.
Each child can spend up to 1.5 hours in the Kids Only Zone, which will be themed each week with topics such as pirates or exotic animals, so the little ones will not have the same experience twice. Parents can choose to take their children to the Kids Only Zone before or after they have reveled in child friendly items from the buffet. This is the perfect opportunity for parents to unwind or catch up with friends over a delicious lunch.
I had the roasted sirlion of beef, served nice and pink the way I like it. The red wine jus it came with was so tasty and the chef brought some booze free gravy over to the table for the kids, without me even asking. It was a lovely touch and the service certainly felt like 5 star the entire afternoon. The homemade yorkies are great and there is plenty of vegetables and salad options too. The cauliflower cheese was a big hit with us all, I love some nice home comfort food.
Sunday lunch will never be the same again…
It was lovely to bump into our friends, Lisa and Euan from Make 2nds count. We got to enjoy a kiddie free glass of wine over some cheese, which was super relaxing!
Tristan Nesbitt, General Manager at the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa said: ‘‘Having a family myself, Sparkle Arts was the perfect fit for our vision. There is nowhere in the city offering this service, we want parents to feel at ease and to enjoy the Sunday lunch experience all whilst knowing their children are learning and having fun with fully qualified teachers. Working with Dayle and the team at Sparkle Arts has been fantastic, their enthusiasm and expertise has been invigorating throughout the process of making the Kids Club concept a reality’’.
Dayle Henderson, Managing Director of Sparkle Arts said: ‘‘We are very excited at the prospect of working with One Square. Since we launched in 2006, we have delivered our fun-filled, carefully planned classes to thousands of children in nurseries, play groups and primary schools. Our aim is to encourage little personalities to sparkle and to teach skills that will last a life time. We are very much looking forward to giving the children visiting One Square a truly immersive fun-filled experience’’
To book please call 0131 229 9131 or email email@example.com
Sunday lunch is available every Sunday between 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Children (4 – 12yrs): £14.50
Children 3 and under eat for free
There is no additional charge
Pre-booking is required
Spaces are limited
Maximum of two children per paying adult
One Square, 1 Festival Square, Edinburgh, EH3 9SR
ONE SQUARE RESTAURANT OPENING TIMES
Sunday – Thursday: 7am – 10pm
Friday – Saturday: 7am – 10.30pm
Please note One Square Brasserie is closed Monday – Saturday between 2 – 5pm. All menus will be served in One Square bar during this time period.
About One Square: –
One Square Bar & Brasserie is well-known amongst locals for offering only the freshest and most seasonal Scottish produce. The thoughtfully created menus change seasonally to showcase Scotland’s finest larder. We work with local suppliers, farmers and fisherman to ensure that all ingredients sourced are of the highest standard. Simplicity is what we believe in at One Square, from cutting chips by hand to filleting fish, everything that is served on your plate has been freshly prepared by our chefs from start to finish. From the inviting glass foyer to the ever-popular tables overlooking Edinburgh Castle, the interior has been thoughtfully designed to reflect the contemporary Scottish influences. One Square is a venue that effortlessly evolves as the day progresses, somewhere to while away leisurely afternoons, to meet with friends or sit out on the terrace and enjoy the view. When it comes to the bar at One Square, we appreciate that the difference is in the details. From the Scottish Ionian marble on the bar counter, to the 105 (and counting!) varieties of gin proudly positioned behind it, considerable time has been spent perfecting the finer points. The same can be said of our cocktails, with a real emphasis on premium ingredients, well-crafted and served with style. While gin is something of a house specialty, our wine list has also been expertly considered, not to mention our refreshingly varied selection of draft and bottled beer.