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. Jayne Townson

    I would love to win so I can treat my husband and children to a lovely meal out.

  2. Nadia Josephine

    I would love to take my mum so we could spend some quality time together, have some lovely food, enjoy a glass of bubbly and to show her how much she is loved!

  3. Dale Dow

    I would love to win so that I can treat my Mum, she’s always doing things for me so it’s a perfect way to say thank you!


    Would love to win as Italian food is my favourite and I would take my hubby

  5. Kay

    It would be nice to have a treat, I’d probably take my auntie-in-law to cheer her up

  6. holly harmsworth

    I would love to win, because there are two Ask Italian branches in the two towns closest to me, but I have never been. The food looks amazing and I would take my partner, son and daughter with me

  7. Samantha Stone

    Italian is a favourite of both mine and my daughters , but i have never been too this restaurant.

  8. SueB

    My husband who has stood by me through a very trying year. He truly deserves a treat.

  9. Jade Hewlett

    I’d take my mum as it would be a lovely treat for her and a nice way to thank her for all she does

  10. Elizm

    We love Italian food and this would give us a lovely lunch treat on a weekend fun day out with my kids

  11. Danielle Pooley

    I haven’t been before and it would make a great family meal out, with my fiancé and our two sons.

  12. Smithster

    I’d like to take my family – husband and 2 children because Ask is our fave ! Great menu, great value, kids love it, esp the pick and mix icecream sundae !

  13. Lucy Barlow

    I’d take the 3 mums in my life – MY mum, my sister and my brothers partner

  14. Charlotte isobelle

    I haven’t been before and the meals look delicious! I’d take my other half on a date night and get someone to baby sit our little one.

  15. Kelly Y

    I’d love to take my family out for a meal so we can spend more time together plus it’s my son’s birthday soon.

  16. Sadiyya Maryam

    I would definitely like to take my daughter and husband as they both deserve a treat for looking after me so well after some horrendous dental surgery that went painfully pear shaped!

  17. Angie McDonald

    I’d love to treat my amazing other half to a meal for our anniversary of 10 years that’s coming up!

  18. pete c

    taking my sister, I’d like to win as though I enjoy Italian food, I’ve never been to one of their restaurants before

  19. Natalie Charman

    I would like to win because it is my sister’s birthday soon and I would love to be able to treat her to dinner!

  20. Ashleigh

    I want to win to treat my mum for everything she has done for me recently.

  21. Elaine Savage

    I love the food and the and the ambience and I would love to take my husband for an Italian on our anniversary

  22. Mark Thomas

    I love Italian food , and would take my sister who has been so supportive to my brother and I .

  23. Sheena Batey

    I would love to take my daughter so we could have some girly
    catch up time. I don’t see her often enough and I miss her.

  24. christine goody

    Hi I would like to win as I have never been to ASK and I would take my husband, Steve. Thanks for the chance.


    would be the first time visiting and would love to treat my mum on her 65th

  26. Lindsey Stuart

    I absolutely love Ask Italian, the food is beautiful, I would take my Mum what a treat this would be.

  27. Bronte Stephenson

    Would love to win and be able to try the vegan dishes at Ask Italian 😀

  28. Ree J

    I would love to take my 7 year son for a special meal. He loves eating out

  29. Romana Richards

    I would want to take my daughter and our husbands becuase I want to tret her as a mother-to-be because once the baby is born, it is going to be difficult to go out easily. This would be the calm before the storm.

  30. Margaret Clarkson

    I would love to win as there is a lovely Ask Italian in the next town and I would take my husband and daughter.

  31. Jen oconnell

    I’d take my husband and toddler (who is a massive fan of pizza!) – we all love Italian food and it would be lovely to have some family time

  32. Alice Dixon

    We have a lovely Ask Italian local to us that is on the seafront. It’s lovely to sit and watch the boats whilst eating their delicious food. I’d love to win to treat my husband and two children

  33. Peter Watson

    This would be a great place to take my wife for our wedding anniversary.

    • Michelle Smith

      I would take my daughter this would be a lovely treat for her as she works so hard as a primary school teacher

  34. Pauline Dring

    I love Ask Italian food, I’d ask my daughter and family as she is a mum and it’s her birthday soon


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