ASK Italian restaurant

It was a double whammy on Sunday with International Women’s Day and an early Mother’s Day celebratory lunch at Ask Italian on Spring Street in London. We adore Ask Italian and have been dining there for years. In fact, we celebrated Mother’s Day there last year and with my mama too!

With its striking art deco style decor (emerald tiles and Pinnable pop art framed posters and neon lights) : this is a visual love letter to Italy and you won’t want to stop snapping (or eating).

Ask Italian

My favourites have to be the pretty paper marigolds hanging from the ceiling and the twinkling fairy lights nestled in corners by potted plants and draped across the bay windows, whatever the weather (and it was grey and drizzly outside this time), you’re immediately transported to sunshine at Ask Spring Street.

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It’s the perfect spot to celebrate the mothers in your life and I’m exciting to be running a gift card competition so you can treat yourself and those you care about with lunch or dinner there. More details at the end of the post.

Honest Mum's family

Mother's Day lunch at Ask Italian

Let me just take a moment to praise the freshly made raspberry juice, sister of the sweet lemonade I love there. I can’t decide which tops first place but either way you need one in your life, with a paper straw bestowed with gold hearts of course. SO me.

raspberry juice at Ask Italian

Honest Mum enjoys lemon juice at Ask Italian

(Thanks to Bombshell for my statement leopard print dress and Bardot Boho for my gorge orange bracelet).

So, what did we eat or rather what DIDN’T we eat?

tomato pasta at Ask Italian children's lunch at Ask Italian

Picking from both the Mother’s Day menu and the al a carte, the kids polished off veggie sticks with crudites and dips and then penne in tomato sauce and baked breaded chicken with chips and peas respectively. They were too full for dessert which is an all-time first and shows you how generous the portions are. Yay!

It was bruschetta and vegan lentil spaghetti for me and Peter plumped for burrata and king prawn and crayfish frilly tagliatelle for mains and Xander decided he’d like some chicken (he’s not veggie anymore) so ate the Pollo Milanese.

garlic bread at Ask Italian buratta at Ask Italian vegan spaghetti at Ask Italian prawn pasta at Ask Italian

chicken and a mushroom sauce at Ask ItalianDessert were dreamy vegan chocolate blood orange tart and honeycomb cheesecake and expresso to end.

vegan torte at Ask Italian chocolate cheesecake at Ask Italian coffee and cake at Ask ItalianFresh, seasonal, homemade and utterly delicious, Ask Italian never disappoints.

Ali the manager and waitress Charlie went above and beyond and having known Ali for a few years now, you couldn’t wish for a more attentive team. He even bought me a bouquet of flowers to celebrate IWD. That sums up how thoughtful Ask Italian are, not just to bloggers like me coming in but to all their guests. I always like to observe how the staff are with the clientale when I review restaurants and Ask Italian make a point of putting families in particular at ease and they cater to all dietary requirements and needs.

P.S Don’t judge my hair, I’d be rained on so the frizz was in full force!

Manager of Ask Italian Spring Street with Vicki of Honest Mum

What a delightful lunch, thanks Ask Italian.

Check out the Mother’s Day menu here which offers 3 courses for just £19.95. 

Ask Italian

To enter to win a £75 gift card to spend at any Ask Italian branch, enter below.

Ends 10th April 2020.

UK only.

No cash alternative

If the winner does not reply within 7 days of the email being sent, a new winner will be selected randomly.

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134 Responses

  1. Orange23

    This would be a great treat for my family, the food looks lovely, especially the desserts

  2. Oriana Donlevy

    Thanks for the glorious photos of food once again! Every blog I read makes me hungry!

  3. Ani Costa

    I’d actually take my mum cause I haven’t seen her in such a long time!

  4. Sharron Page

    My husband turned 50 last Tuesday but couldn’t do anything to celebrate it so it would be lovely to win this and take him out once the restaurant opens again.

  5. Georgie Moody

    I’d love to win as this would be something to look forward to when everything is back to normal. I would take my partner as we both love Italian food.

  6. Nicola McC

    I used to work across from an Ask and used to pop over for lunch with workmates a lot, so I’d like to win so I could use it as an excuse to meet up with those ex-colleagues again!

  7. dana

    I like to eat Italian food and would like to treat my family to a tasty meal

  8. LORNA WIl

    I would take my best friend who has been a great help to me when I went through a lot of health issues.

  9. Wendy Smith

    I’d love to take my partner for a belated birthday meal and to reconnect with the outside world

  10. Maxine Lewis-Enright

    I would love to win as I haven’t been out for a meal in a long time and it will be a nice treat once things are back to normal after the covid 19 crisis. I would take my partner and kids with me to treat them too xx

  11. Tina Glover

    What a lovely treat this would be. I’d take my my Parents, husband and daughter for a lovely family meal x

  12. Charlotte Carter-Dunn

    I’d love to take my sister to reconnect with her once we’re allowed to visit each other again x

  13. Victoria Prince

    I’d love to win so I could treat my mum – I owe her as due to the current situation Mothering Sunday plans went to pot, and it’s her birthday next week which is also obviously not as planned. So when this is over we could go and celebrate both 🙂

  14. Laura Norcop

    I’d love to win as it might be a while before we can go out again even once the quarantine is lifted as my partner had all his summer work cancelled, he’s started work in a factory this week so we are fine but a win would mean an unexpected date night which would be lovely.

  15. Carolyn E

    We both love cooking and rarely eat out, but recently have found that cooking is not so much fun and I pd love to take out my nieces for an Italian meal to celebrate so much.

  16. Lindsay Burton

    I would love to try a meal here. I would take my boyfriend.

  17. Chloe Roberts

    I’d take my best friend Becky – she has had to cancel a 3-month trip of a lifetime to Australia, Bali and Singapore and could do with cheering up! X

  18. Amy Jo mclellan

    I’d take my Mum! I know ASK Italian will be closed for a little while but it would be a lovely treat once normality resumes.

  19. min

    I’d love to take my mum because she deserves it for being so wonderful!

  20. claire woods

    Would love to treat my family once the world goes back to normal! I would take my partner Steve, son Samuel and my Mum and Dad.

  21. Jade P

    This would be fab! I’d go with my parents. We’ve not been before so this would be lovely!

  22. Lorraine Williams

    This would be a lovely treat for when we visit our son at University, so that we can go out and catch up on his news over a wonderful meal. Italian his favourite!


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