Image above: Library photo of children eating out in London
Cheap or free meals available in west London branches
Eating out is considered a luxury by many families feeling the pinch of the cost of living crisis. But there are numerous restaurants, cafes, pubs and shops offering deals which let children eat for free or very cheaply, to make meals out as a family and supermarket food more affordable.
A number of big companies have special offers on children’s meals and plenty of these have branches in west London. Asda, IKEA and Morrisons cafes all have offers, as do Beefeater pubs, Bella Italia, Preto, The Real Greek and Yo! Sushi.
Other companies, including M&S and Cafe Rouge, have previously offered deals on kids’ meals in school holidays. It is worth keeping an eye on their social media or websites for updates about summer holiday offers.
Restaurant chains such as Pizza Express, Bella Italia, Zizzi and Cafe Rouge also accept Tesco vouchers to help save money when eating out. Tesco Clubcard members can turn points (one point for every pound spent in store and online) into vouchers to use at restaurants and the cinema, and it is often better value than spending them at the supermarket.
It may be that some of these offers are not available in every branch, or may vary by location. Make sure you check before you turn up.
Image above: Asda Twickenham branch, Asda Cafe inside Twickenham Branch
Children across England and Wales can eat for just £1 at any time of day in Asda cafes, seven days a week, with no minimum adult spend required. Pensioners get 10% off on a Wednesday.
The Kids Eat for £1 initiative is available all day, every day from 25 July until 4 September in England and Wales, as long as the cafe is open and, dependent on the individual store, a hot meal or cold meal, or both, will be on offer.
There are west London branches of Asda with cafes at Twickenham, Hayes and South Ruislip.
Images above: Beefeater Twickenham
Two kids under 16 can eat breakfast for free in Beefeater pub-restaurants with every adult breakfast bought.
There are Beefeater pubs in Twickenham, Hayes and Harrow.
Kids eat for £1 with the purchase of every adult main from 4.00pm to 6.00pm, Monday to Thursday in Italian chain restaurant Bella Italia. The meals are for children up to 11 years old.
Customers must be seated before 6.00pm for the offer to be valid and are asked to make the server aware upon arrival. The offer is not available in conjunction with any other offer, set menu, voucher, discount or Tesco Clubcard.
There are Bella Italia branches in Queensway and South Kensington as well as central London.
Image above: IKEA Hammersmith
Until 3 September, kids can enjoy any meal from the children’s menu in IKEA delis for 95p, or it’s £1.50 for a combination meal which includes one hot meal, jelly, a soft drink and a piece of fruit. For more details, click here.
IKEA has stores across London but the nearest ones to Chiswick are the Hammersmith branch or on the north circular at Wembley.
Spend £4.99 or more on an adult meal in a Morrisons cafe and get a free meal from the kids’ menu.
The nearest Morrisons cafes to Chiswick are in Acton and Brentford
Image above: Preto Putney
Tableside carving restaurant chain Preto is allowing children up to the age of 10 to eat for free (proof of age may be requested).
The offer is valid every day, from midday – during summer holidays and at half terms only.
The nearest Preto branches to Chiswick are in Putney and Queensway.
The Real Greek
Greek restaurant chain The Real Greek are offering free kids’ meals for every £10 spent by an adult on Sundays. Available to all children under 12 and valid for dine-in only.
The Real Greek’s nearest branch to Chiswick is in Westfield Shepherd’s Bush.
Image above: Yo! Sushi High Street Kensington
Sushi restaurant Yo! Sushi are allowing One child can eat for free for every £10 spent on food by the accompanying adult. This offer is available from 3.00pm to 5.30pm, Monday to Thursday, until September 29.
A maximum of three children per table can eat for free.
Yo! Sushi has branches all across London, at Kingston and at Heathrow terminals two and three.
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