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Beasts of London – Museum of London

A.A Milne apparently lamented that, “some people talk to animals. Not many people listen though. That’s the problem”.  Well, if he wasn’t very dead, Mr. Milne would have been delighted that someone @museumoflondon has taken his words to heart, creating #beastsoflondon; an immersive experience that gives voice to London’s animal kingdom and so tells the history of the Capital from their unique perspective.

It’s a clever idea, brilliantly executed.  What wasn’t so clever – it turns out – was bringing the wee man, currently going through a mighty fussy phase, to enjoy it too. Yes, the museum had helpfully suggested that this exhibit is best suited to kids aged 7+ but I naively imagined (and for £5 with an #artpass, who could blame me) that he might enjoy it anyway.  A fox voiced by #KateMoss, what’s not to love?!  But, as my dear pal pointed out, while this would have been fantastic for bigger kids (and it really is) it is possibly stimulation overload akin to taking acid for a baby.

The museum itself, is every parents dream, regardless of the age of their kids. Another brutalist maze but brilliantly sign-posted and easily accessible whether bringing pram or sling; with lifts everywhere.  Admittedly the exhibit is aimed at young families but I was nonetheless impressed that the museum had thought through the practicalities of parenthood by providing a pram park just outside the exhibit.

Listening to Brian Blessed bellowing about the origins of the plague got us in the mood for food and with the wee man due a feed we hot-footed it to the nearest cafe – #benugo in the Sackler Hall.  Wide plastic chairs are perfectly comfortable for breastfeeding and the space is well equipped for families.  High chairs are available and the cafe offers a decent supply of sugary cakes for exhausted parents and of course, babyccinos for busy toddlers .  The restaurant upstairs offers free kids meals with every adult order too.

All in all a good afternoon out in an excellent venue.  Yes, I might have judged the exhibit itself wrongly for the age of my wee man but sometimes you need to distract yourself during these fussy phases if only to keep yourself sane.  Next time, we’ll try the more mellow permanent collections though.

Cost ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

£5 for an adult with an Art Pass. Family tickets start at £20.

Accessibility ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Well sign-posted with lifts should you need them.

Facilities ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This place is very family-friendly; good changing facilities, pram-parks, babyccinos (and much-needed cake) and – restaurant where kids eating for free with every adult meal – what more could you want?

Feeding friendly ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

A sofa never goes amiss but the chairs I fed on were comfortable and I felt perfectly happy feeding there.

General vibes ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

A brilliant venue and an excellent exhibition which my mate and I loved … probably better for older kids though. 

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MotherCulture Picks of the Week

We have done a round up of our favourite things on this week. Family friendly but something we think you will enjoy too! 👏🏻

Play KX, Kings Cross & Cubitts Sessions at Coal Drops Yard Family Sunday:

Play KX @playkx is open every Friday to Sunday from 11.15am to 4.30pm, although check their Instagram account before going to check it’s on. It’s a free play session open to kids of all ages. If the weather is good they meet at Lewis Cubitt Park. Think dressing up, props etc! Why not combine it with some delicious food at Kings Cross (@dishoom is our fave) and maybe even a cheeky glass of wine @chapeldown (who by the way have great baby facilities, we’ve tried them 😉) Also if you go on Sunday, make sure to time it with the Cubitts Family Sessions at 2.30pm in @coaldropsyard. Every Sunday over the summer there is live music/entertainment and the time slot at 2.30pm is specifically for families.

Happy Place Festival, Chiswick Gardens – tickets for Sunday 4th August are still available

@fearnecotton has a brilliant podcast #HappyPlace where she talks to different people about happiness and how you can keep finding happiness and combat stress in the fast paced world we live in today. She’s now taken that one step further by organising a festival that focuses on all things that can make you happy. The line up includes talks from Bryony Gordon to Russell Brand, to exercise classes with Sweaty Betty, meditation and mindfulness workshops, craft workshops and much more. Tickets aren’t cheap (£32.50 for adults, £15 children aged 5-16, children under 5 are free) but we think it sounds like a totally unique day out and if you have a willing partner who is prepared to give you a child free pass, we think this would make a brilliant “me” day!

Disco Loco Reggae, National Theatre, River Stage:

@discoloco are holding a free concert from 1.30pm – 3.45pm on Sunday 3rd August. What can you expect? Live music, dancing, hula hoops and lots more. Why not have a walk round southbank, have some food and then have a boogie?! Please do let us know if you go to any of these events and how you find them.

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Yogarise, Peckham

Yoga. A unique and ancient practice combining physical exercise and breathing techniques to tone the body and calm the mind. 

Enter Rosie and Holly, our crying offspring in tow, as we arrive 15 mins late (can you ever be on time for anything with a baby?) for our first taste of post-natal yoga at Yogarise at the Bussey Building, Peckham. 

Our first mistake? Going to the wrong studio. We ended up carting Holly’s pram – babe strapped in – up two flights of stairs to be told by a very kind lady that the class was in the other half of the building. Top tip no.1: go to the right Studio (2 – the entrance with the lift, obviously, though please note – it is very temperamental). Thankfully, the same very kind lady took pity on us sweating, stressed out mums and helped us cart the pram all the way to the correct studio. Crisis averted. 

When we finally arrived in the right place – more shit-show than serene – the staff were so helpful; quickly showing us where the changing rooms and toilets were and ushering us in to the class. 

With the yoga teacher (the wonderful Toni Osborne) in full flow we took up our matts, placing the babes on blankets and getting ourselves in to warrior one (or something like it). Top tip no.2: bring toys to occupy the wee ones while you attempt to tighten your pelvic floor and breathe in calm. 

I was obviously spending too much time focusing on said region and too little time on the wee man who toppled over and started howling, prompting me to scoop him up and out within about 15 mins of our already late arrival. 

I’ll be honest, I don’t think much yoga was practiced at this particular session – no sooner had I returned to the room than the wee man was in need of a feed. However I put that down to our chaotic arrival and the comedy of errors that proceeded. There were certainly other women there that seemed to be bending in to all the right positions while their babes played happily in front of them. 

And we enjoyed it, so much so that I have been attending the Monday morning class (11.30am) on a semi-regular basis ever since; managing to arrive on time, to the right studio and even managing a near full hour of blissful yoga at each session. 

A mum herself, Toni knows what you need and is happy to distract your babe should you need her to while you streeeeetch – and I ain’t one to complain about a helping hand sometimes! 

And it’s not just about the mamas. Well it mostly is, but I definitely feel like the babes gets something from it too. The wee man seems to love it; babbling away at me and the other babies in the room, playing with his toys and enjoying the weird and wonderful shapes created by the yoga practice around him – and sometimes joining in. 

Monday mornings have been transformed. An hour of gentle exercise; your mind and pelvic floor will thank you it. Ommmmmmm. 

[If like Holly you prefer to keep your yoga practice babe-free, Toni also offers private classes at her home-studio in Forest Hill. Holly booked herself in for a session and said she’d had the best night’s sleep since the tiny dictator was born – and we all need a bit more of that, eh?!] 

Yogarise in a nutshell:

Cost ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

It’s a tenner – less than a standard class and I’m yet to find a cheaper post-natal class

Accessibility ⭐️⭐️

The Bussey is an old building and, in my experience, the lift is almost always out of order – if you can, you’d be better off bringing a sling. 

Facilities ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

It a lovely relaxed studio and while there’s no baby changing table, it’s a yoga studio so they’re very relaxed about you changing the babe wherever you like! 

Feeding friendly ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Absolutely! Toni even sorted the bolsters for me so that I could lean back in complete comfort. 

General vibes ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

A lovely, relaxing hour for you and your babe,  if you enjoy yoga this is perfect for you. 

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Glorious Greenwich

We recently went on a family trip to Greenwich. We both hadn’t been in years and we fancied “doing” another bit of London. Day trips aren’t as easy as they used to be, mainly because when you become a parent you instantly become a packhorse; you have five bags to carry when before you left the house with one. Ah, those were the days. Anyway, we drove there, found a central parking area (hurrah!) and off we trotted. 

First up was brunch: we were starving and now our third wheel (!) is weaning he was too. We went past the achingly cool exterior of the restaurant Greenwich Grind. We went on a Saturday and hadn’t booked so I didn’t think we had much of a chance of finding a table but low and behold they found us one, swiftly brought over a high chair and we weren’t crammed in like sardines. The food was brilliant, service equally so and it was nice to feel like we could still frequent the “trendy” places without being scrutinised for dampening the vibe. It was chaos with food all over the place- and the odd screech just for fun- but there were lots of other babies and we didn’t feel out of place. The staff weren’t at all phased either and they had brilliant baby changing facilities. 

Post brunch we went for a walk up to the Observatory and round the park which has amazing views across London and really is glorious in the sunshine. Note to the wise: keep your pram as light as possible as the quick way up is steep and was a work out in itself. 

Given we live in the UK it wasn’t long before the heavens opened and we were a little bit at a loss as to where to go. Cue the National Maritime Museum. I can’t say that I was chomping at the bit to go in but I was mainly concerned about keeping us all dry so in we went. I shouldn’t have been so quick to judge it. It’s a great museum- a big space with lots of things for little eyes to take in and super child friendly: parking spaces for buggies, a children zone, big baby changing areas. No complaints from me. One of the exhibitions even caught my eye. 

A big #MotherCulture thumbs up!

Where’s your favourite part of London to visit for a day out? Let us know in the comments below .

Cost ⭐⭐️⭐️

Brunch was reasonably priced, parking was £5 for 2 hours so not cheap but we understand that you can park on Charlton Way or Maze Hill for free at the weekends, the rest was free unless you want to enter a specific exhibition in the museum. 

Accessibility ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Easy to go with a sling or pram, just remember the quick way up to the observatory is steep but we still managed with a pram. 

Facilities ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

We found the facilities at Greenwich Grind and at the Maritime Museum were brilliant, couldn’t fault them. 

Feeding friendly ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Greenwich Grind and the Maritime Museum were busy but easy to feed there and of course in the park. 

General vibes ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

We had a lovely day out, we managed to have a delicious brunch with our friend and have an adult conversation, then a lovely walk followed by a surprisingly nice visit to the museum. We will be back!

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MotherCulture Picks of the Week

We have done a round up of our favourite things on this week. Family friendly but something we think you will enjoy too! 

Go Islington Festival at Highbury Fields:

Saturday 27th July, free for everyone from 11am-4pm. Sports for all the family to try, plus music, food and more. There will be a Family Marquee too including sessions from Monkey Music. I used to be a North London girl and went to this before and it was a really lovely family event.

Horniman Museum & Gardens, Forest Hill:

Lots on over the summer but next Sunday 28th July they are holding a Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave from 2pm-6pm. Adults £15, children £12.50, pre-walking infants free.

They also have Brick Wonders a Lego exhibition on until October, family ticket £18 (2 adults, 2 kids). Free entry to gardens and other exhibitions, including one on the Green Turtle and on Thursdays during the summer there is free live music and DJs from 5.30pm until 9.30pm in the garden

Hackney Wicked:

From Friday 26th to Sunday 28th, Hackney Wicked is back again. Over 100 studios housing artists exhibits in the area, a makers market, cafe and with walking art tours and even workshops this is definitely worth a drop in if you can. Free but for some workshops you need to register online in advance.

Please do let us know if you go to any of these events and how you find them! Or if you have any recommendations yourself give us a comment and we will mention in an Instagram Story!

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Food: Bigger than the plate, V&A Museum

Food. It’s everywhere at the moment; on my kitchen floor, on my kitchen ceiling, in every hard-to-clean crevice between my kitchen drawers. Hell, I even picked a blueberry skin off my nipple the other day. Yes, we’re three months in to weaning and I’m spending more time with the kitchen mop than I am with my husband. 

So, I was keen to see the V&A’s latest exhibition, Food: Bigger than the plate, which explores our relationship with food, the impact our consumption is having on the planet and whether we can achieve a more sustainable future – a hot topic in these uncertain times and one I’ve personally been thinking about a lot more as I attempt to shovel yet another broccoli floret down the wee man’s throat. 

Now, at £17 tickets aren’t cheap (though definitely worth it) but I got mine half price with my Art Fund pass (have I mentioned those before? Probably my top essential item for mat leave, if I’m honest). 

What was great about this particular exhibition (aside from how thought-provoking it is) was that it is such a sensory delight – replete with videos, colours and things to touch and feel – you can happily meander round with the feeling that both you and babe are getting something out of it. 

The exhibition opens with a eco-friendly toilet – what kid isn’t going to love that – before you go on to learn how waste can be recycled to create everything from glasses frames to wine bottles. In another, artists have created a fruit-filled wallpaper in honour of the fact that the V&A now stands where an orchard once grew. It’s like something out of Charlie and the Chocolate factory; so good, you can (almost) taste it. And, it being all about food, there are animals too. A particularly hard-hitting exhibit explores the life-cycle of a pig. True, I chose to focus on making “oink, oink” noises in the wee man’s ear rather than lingering too long on the significance of the piglet’s face on meat cans, but hopefully the wee man learnt what noise a pig makes and I left thinking twice about serving sausages for supper.

On a practical note, if you’re coming with a pram – don’t take the underground footpath from South Kensington Station. There is no ramp and my friend had to humph her wee chap up and down various staircases before we got to the exhibition which, we were told, could have been avoided if we came via the main entrance. 

The staff though were super helpful even offering my friend a private, more comfortable, room to feed her baby in when he got hungry half way through. Baby changing facilities were well sign-posted and on the same floor as the exhibition but with bath and bedtime beckoning we didn’t have time to stop in their cafe. We noted though that lots of families and their children were enjoying the gardens and paddling pool and I hope to take those in when I return for their Dior exhibition, also showing currently. 

Cost ⭐⭐
Expensive, unless you invest in an Art Pass – well worth it

Accessibility ⭐⭐
If bringing a pram, don’t take the subway footpath – ramps are at the main entrance only. 

Facilities ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Baby changing is well sign-posted and on the same level as the exhibition.

Feeding friendly ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Staff, very helpfully, offered the comfort of a private room for feeding. 

General vibes ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Got the old grey-matter thinking and a sensory delight for mum and baby – this is a brilliant exhibition that I’m still mulling over a week later. 

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Peckhamplex (and Levels)

Just like Holly, before the wee man arrived, going to the cinema was a pretty regular date night activity for me and the big man; both of us loving nothing more than sitting in a darkened room for a couple of hours not talking to each other! For us, the Peckhamplex has always been our cinema of choice so, when the wee man came along, I was delighted to hear that it does a baby cinema screening – every Thursday at 11.30 – too.

In case you’re not familiar with it, “the Plex” – as it’s known locally – is something of a local institution; a little frayed around the edges and lacking any sort of pretension, it’s kind of like the old man’s pub of cinemas – with a loyal customer-base to boot.

I’ve been three times in the past nine months; hobbling there – still bruised and cathetered from the birth – when the wee man was just three-weeks-old to see First Man (he should learn about the importance of Ryan Gosling from a young age, right?!) and more recently, to see Aladdin (meh) and Yesterday (cried A LOT, still blaming hormones).

The first thing to say about the Plex is the cost; at £4.99 a ticket it is way cheaper than any other cinema I have been to in London (maybe even the UK) and a reasonable price if, like me, you’re counting the pennies on mat-leave. Secondly, with multiple screens, you have more than one film each week to pick from so whether you fancy the latest blockbuster or something more niche – more often than not, they’ve got you covered. 

There is not a step in sight so you can roll on in and roll on out without any hassle. The staff are also helpful. Prams are usually parked in the cinema foyer but when we went with our then-newborn they allowed us to take the bassinet in with us so the wee man could continue to sleep undisturbed.

A darkened room filled with other mums and their babes makes feeding easy for any self-conscious mum (I don’t know about you but I felt very awkward and self-aware in the first few weeks of breast-feeding as opposed to now when I’ve been know to open the door to an Amazon delivery man with babe latched on).

True, you’re not going to get the luxury of a sofa that some “gastro” cinemas offer but at £4.99 a ticket, I’m not complaining!

Top tip? The Peckham Levels next door are currently offering a £5 lunch (Weds – Fri 12pm till 4pm) at some of their food stalls. We went for Other Side Fried’s Buffalo burger -described by the big man as “spicy, saucy and delicious”.

All-in-all, a great couple of hours out and all under a tenner. What’s not to love?

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Tate Britain

Ever have one of those days / weeks / months when your head is just swimming with noise?! Me too. Parenting can sometimes feel like a steady stream of conflicting information. Get them in a routine, don’t bother with a routine, crying it out is cruel, crying it out is the only thing that works, baby-led weaning is best, parent-led weaning is best … it goes on and on and sometimes I find it hard to hear my own voice among the clatter.

In those times, it’s nice to have a place that makes you feel calm. Since having the wee man, that place has become – for me – Tate Britain. Well, the pub does the same job but I’d get more judgement hanging out there all the time. I don’t even know much about art…if anything! Crap, I only just found out that it’s Van Gogh like the Scots pronunciation of “loch”. But there’s something about Tate Britain that I find very soothing and grounding.

Most recently we took the wee man to see the much-hyped Van Gogh exhibition. Arriving early, we hot-footed it to the downstairs Djanolgy café (pronounciation? I have no idea) for a much needed caffeine and cake hit. Teething is currently robbing us all of sleep so when the big man came back with not only a brownie but a blondie too I almost keeled over with excitement (it’s the small things these days). Top tip: eat a bite out of each at the same time and you get the most awesome flavour combination.

The cafe itself is also great, with wide leather benches that make breastfeeding a stress-free experience, a good stock of high-chairs and friendly, helpful staff (one chap asked me if I needed a high-chair before I’d even sat down). Plus the place is never short of a Granny or two, ready to coo over your offspring which, let’s be honest, is always a nice ego-boost.

Toilets with a changing table are just round the corner. If, like mine, your babe has a strongly held aversion to hand-dryers, I would avoid using the changing table in the ladies loo. I did last time and was left trying to console my distraught off-spring while arm deep in poo. You have been warned.

We opted to bring the wee man in a sling but the place is very pram-friendly with lifts and ramps, though the exhibition itself was BUSY so you might find it harder to navigate a pram round the throngs of people.

Van Gogh as in ‘loch’ was a bit of a revelation to me – I was definitely familiar with his work (if not how to pronounce his name) but to see some of it up close was lovely; I could have starred at his Starry Night over the Rhône for hours – and not just with the glaze of a woman for whom a full night’s sleep is a distant memory. As it was, I had to dash home for bath and bedtime.

Tate Britain in a nutshell:

Cost ⭐️⭐️

A pretty pricey £22 per ticket but we used our Art Fund passes and got tickets half price

Accessibility ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Pram or sling, there are ramps and lifts everywhere

Facilities ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

They’ve got you covered. Just don’t use the baby changing table in the ladies loo if, like me, your baby hate hand-dryers. And if weaning, make sure you bring food for baby as there isn’t anything on offer in the cafe.

Feeding friendly ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Comfortable if breastfeeding and there are plenty of high chairs for bigger babes.

General vibe ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I just love it; a calm, cultural sanctuary especially when feeling overwhelmed by it all

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Picturehouse, East Dulwich

BB, ‘before baby’ as we like to call it, my husband and I were frequent cinema goers. Not pretentious cinema goers might I add, we would watch the acclaimed to the trashy and we would never say no to a rom com. We used to live near Brixton and I had a little love affair with The Ritzy. Post arrival of baby I hadn’t been to the cinema once in seven months. If I’m honest I really missed the couple of hours of escapism (and the snacks of course). 

So seven months in and I decided to try the Big Scream at the Picturehouse in East Dulwich. Now I can’t say I was excited given I expected I wouldn’t see much of the film and most of it would be spent appeasing a seven-month-old who wants to eat everything and throw himself around with careless abandon. We even went to see a film with subtitles. I know what you are thinking: idiot.

However, all-in-all it was a great experience. Given it was in subtitles and a fairly niche film (Icelandic film, Women at War) only four tickets had been sold. It basically meant we had the run of the cinema and we went straight for a sofa seat at the back. Baby had room to play on the floor (my friend brought a lightweight scarf which acted as a playmat) and I even managed to have a tea and sit back whilst watching the film. Given the timing (11am and genius in my opinion), nap time came part way through and given the room was so lovely and dark nap time was easy enough to do. Leaving me to sit back and enjoy the film! Believe it or not I followed the plot and felt relaxed afterwards. Not something I say much of now.

Now there were a couple of downsides – tiny in my opinion – but we want to point them out nonetheless. Prams weren’t allowed in and that brought on a mild panic as I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to get him to nap. I needn’t have worried but this is a heads up to those with babies who only like to nap in prams (mine included). Secondly prams were to be left in the conservatory, not in itself an issue apart from the fact it was down some small steps and had it not been for my friend helping that would have been a total faff as I carry half my life in the pram. Finally, at £13.50 it doesn’t come cheap so it’s not an every week trip but all-in-all it was a great experience and I will certainly be back again. 

Top tips: I think this would be brilliant for those with newborns who sleep and eat all the time; wish I had done it earlier. For those with six months plus babies, it’s worth going early and getting the sofa seats at the back. Plenty of room for play and a nice space for them to nap on. The excitement of the big screen will occupy them for a bit but given babies of that age mainly have short attention spans, have toys at the ready.

Coming soon, for those of you who are also avid cinema fans, we will be reviewing Peckham Plex given the very different price tag. 

Picturehouse, East Dulwich in a nutshell:

Cost ⭐️⭐️⭐️

A little expensive given maternity leave isn’t when you are feeling at your most flush but a good treat every once in a while. 

Accessibility ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Easy access – pram or sling. Just note – pram car park down a couple of steps!

Facilities ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Baby changing facilities easy to find, helpful staff if you need anything. 

Feeding friendly ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Easy to feed in comfortable cinema seats and it’s dark inside so if you are self-conscious, no need to be here!

General vibe ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Lovely relaxed cinema, helpful staff and a reminder that you can do what you used to but with baby by your side. Win win!

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Dishoom, King’s Cross

Ahhh, Dishoom. For a while it was seemingly everyone’s favourite London restaurant. Every catch-up with friends would include the question, “have you been to Dishoom yet? You really must”. So I was surprised when one of my pals said she had never been and insisted that we escape our South London enclave – kids in tow – to see what all the fuss was about (9 years ago). 

It’s a place I’ve enjoyed A LOT over the years, with fond memories of celebrating friend’s birthdays over too much Biryani and booze but it’s not somewhere I would necessarily think ‘child-friendly’ … until now. 

We went to the King’s Cross branch and when my friend arrived first with her two children she was greeted by friendly staff who immediately produced an etch-a-sketch to entertain her eldest (something, my friend pointed out, even cafe’s pertaining to be aimed at families don’t tend to do). 

When I arrived late, sweating and with the wee man grizzling in his sling, my friend and her brood looked – by comparison – the picture of contentment. A feat, I was assured, that was in no small part due to the attentiveness of the staff. We chose to seat ourselves in the pleasantly spacious ground-floor lounge but if you’re coming with a pram, other floors are accessible via a lift.

High-chairs were produced and breakfast ordered. Be warned, a kids menu is not on offer until 12pm; not an issue for the wee man who largely exists on a diet of boob and sweet-potato wedges, but might have been helpful for the three-year-old in our company. As it was, my friend ordered him the sweet Appam stack; pancakes covered in all the good stuff like syrup and cream (and berries) while she went for the Kejriwal; fried eggs on chilli cheese toast. I had the sausage naan. 

I’m not going to lie, at £6.50, it’s not the cheapest sausage sandwich I’ve ever had but I ate it like a frenzied animal and I still catch myself thinking about it from time to time (and not just because I’m writing this) – a marker of a pretty delicious sausage sandwich, I reckon – and my friend raved about her eggs and cheese on toast. 

The three-year-old was less impressed with his pancakes; either because he is the next Jay Rayner in Spider-Man high tops or because he’s going through some phase with food (I suspect the latter).  Valiantly, his mum and I hoovered it up without fuss and plenty of overblown “hmm, DE-LICI-OUS” in a vain attempt to get him to show some interest in it. He didn’t. But we were happy. 

In fact, the only (minor) downside is that the baby-changing facility is miles away on the bottom floor. Thankfully though, on this occasion it wasn’t needed. 

Dishoom, King’s Cross in an nutshell: 

Cost ⭐️⭐️⭐️

The sausage naan is worth every penny

Accessibility ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I brought a sling but if you’re a pram person and don’t fancy sitting in the ground floor lounge there is lift access (ask staff) or you can leave your pram downstairs. 

Facilities ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Baby changing is a bit of a trek to get to on the bottom floor but they produced an etch-a-sketch for the three-year-old so all is forgiven! 

Feeding friendly ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The lounge chairs on the ground floor are nice a comfortable. 

General vibe ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Yummy food, EXCELLENT and very helpful staff – I’m now going more often than before I had the wee man!