#Eatsfortreats Summer Party at Princesshay, by Amelie Foster
Last week Amelie popped along to Princesshay for their #EatsforTreats summer party and partook in a spot of Lindyhopping!
When I was growing up in Exeter in the 90’s, going out for dinner happened on special occasions. There is a particular restaurant in Heavitree called Quo Vadis, that seemed to be the restaurant of choice for dining out as a family back then. I only discovered this as an adult when discussing childhood with my husband and realising we always ate at the same place. We also had the the occasional treat trip to Wimpy (which isn’t such a treat when you’re terrified of Mr Wimpy).
Skip forward 30 years and as a mum of two, in a family of four we eat out A LOT. Most families I know do. In fact; from babes in arms to tricky wriggly toddlers, to kids who devour food from every corner of the world. I think both our children have visited most of Exeter’s restaurants
Exeter boasts many great restaurants, most of which cater for families. Princesshay in particular offers not only some of the best big brand stores but also some fantastic restaurants. As a foodie family we were delighted to attend Princesshay’s launch of Eats! for Treats event. A celebration of the Princesshay eateries and Italian kitchen designers Berloni, who have recently made a home for themselves in Roman Walk .
We started with Cocktails from Coal, both alcoholic and non (for the kids of course). We followed these with some delicious treats and samples of the amazing food from Coal, Carluccios and Cafe Rouge.
A cookery demonstration using Berloni’s kitchen by Cafe Rouge showcased two of their speciality mussels recipes, which filled the tent with the most delicious aroma.
Chocolate treats were served up while the kids took advantage of the beautiful lawn and outdoor games in the shadow of Exeter Cathedral.
The Southwest Lindy Hoppers provided entertainment and even gave a few of us (including me and my dancing queen daughter) the opportunity to learn some steps and burn off a few calories.
Your chance to WIN!
Just head to a Princesshay eatery this summer and upload your food photos using the hashtag #eatsfortreats. It’s the perfect excuse to sack off the cooking / feeding time at the zoo and get yourself out to eat. If your children are anything like mine, Princesshay (with Carluccios, Byron burger, Cafe Rouge, Wagamamas, Yo Sushi, Giraffe and Nandos to choose from) is a pretty safe bet!
Follow Princesshay on Facebook for more info on #eatsfortreats and details of their weekly Eats.
If you want to sample the food for yourself, Princesshay have summer tasting days on 12th, 19th and 26th August where you can pop along and try samples from restaurants, play garden games and listen to live music.
For more about shopping in Princesshay, check out My day at Princesshay. Steph and her Mum had lots of fun eating and shopping.
See also Liz Finnie’s blog on Debenhams beauty Gala.
About the author: Hailing from Brighton originally, Amelie Foster grew up in Exeter and embraces the city life especially it’s indie culture. Amelie worked as a youth worker and currently runs a help group for Mums who have suffered PND, she is colourful, creative, compassionate and is very active in the local community.
Tags: berloni, coal, princesshay, quo vadis, southwest lindyhoppers, wimpy