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. Melissa Lee

    It would be lovely to take my mum who I won’t have seen for many weeks (after this all gets better in the country 🙂

  2. Michaela Turner

    I would love to win because this is my favourite ‘chain’ restaurant. I’d love to treat my family once lockdown is over

  3. Sandra Siddall

    I would love to win because I think me and my heavily pregnant daughter actually deserve something nice after so much bad news regarding health problems this past few months and this would definitely give us something lovely to look forward to for after baby is born end of this month or until we have no restrictions for going out into public and being able to eat food out again.

  4. Neha

    I’d love to take my husband and daughters for a fun family day out and meal.

  5. Ursula Hunt

    I would love to win to take my daughter, a hard working community nursing sister

  6. lynn neal

    I would love to take my husband because we really enjoy Italian food!

  7. Elizabeth Yeates

    I would take my daughter to say well done for getting to the end of school. She was due to take her GCSEs and feels sad that it has all come to a sudden end

  8. A.E. ADKINS

    I would take my other half as we have endured some rough times recently – not of our own making

  9. Ruth Harwood

    This would be lovely for my best mate as we’ve botjh been through some hard times and she needs a break as much as I do xx

  10. Cherry Lloyd

    I would love to win because the food is great. I would take my lovely husband who is Coeliac and cannot eat gluten because I know he would love their menu and Ask would cater very well for his dietary requirements without us worrying.

  11. Elaine Burbidge

    I’d take my husband. He’s been working really hard recently and deserves a date night

  12. Samantha M

    I’d love to take my sister, we’ve recently become close again and it would be lovely to go for a nice meal and have some drinks.

  13. Lydia Barton

    I would love to take my best friend, she’s a single mum who does amazingly and deserves a treat

    • Natalie Burgess

      Id love to take my mum! I havent been to Ask before and your pictures look absolutely amazing! We have one in milton keynes and I keep walking past and havent got round to going yet! Xx

  14. Kate McBride

    this would be a lovely treat for my family to celebrate mothers day

  15. Petra Baver

    I would like to take my mummy just because. Would I need any other reason?

  16. kay sherman

    i would love to win so i can treat my husband to a nice date night x

  17. Libby Noack

    I would love to take my Mum as we are both celebrating big birthdays this year 🙂

  18. Tracey Ryder

    its my mam and dads diamond wedding anniversary and i would love to treat them

  19. Jade Vaccaro

    I’d love to win so I can treat my mum to a lovely meal and spend some time with her

  20. Jodi Hill

    I’d take my partner and two children, lovely treat for us over the Easter holidays 🙂

  21. Becky John

    I’d like to win to treat my daughter for all she does for me and my son.

  22. Maya R.

    I would take my husband out for a treat as he needs some cheering up after work worries.

  23. Elizabeth

    My best friend, who lost her mother when she was quite young and now has just lost her father, so she needs some comfort.

    • Katie Jaques

      I would take my boyfriend as a treat, he’s been so good all week soing all the washing cleaning and cooking after work as I’ve been working long hours so I feel like he deserves some appreciation and I want to spend some time with hik as I’ve barely seen him

  24. Jodie Cook

    I have fond memories of this particular Ask Italian as it’s the one I took my mum to on New Years Eve (staying in a hotel nearby) before a very memorable night watching the fireworks from the Embankment a few years ago. If I was lucky enough to win the prize, I would take my mum out for her birthday.

  25. Rebekah Lewington

    Id love to win so me and my husband could go out to dinner – we love italian food

  26. Kelly Whitfield

    I’d take my husband and one year old daughter for her first restaurant experience as I know she will eat the pasta!

  27. Andrea Fletcher

    I would give this to my son so he could treat his girlfriend.

  28. Steven Grimble

    My partner and me love ask Italian, foods lovely and the staff always so friendly 😁👍❤

  29. kaye willan

    Id love to treat my Bestie Lucy, she totally has my back and is always checking in on me. She would be thrilled if I told her Id won

  30. Nicki Evans

    I would take my husband and our two sons because it would be lovely to spend some quality time together as a family

  31. Nixxy

    I’d take my daughter to celebrate her gymnastics achievements this year. She has been really busy training and we haven’t been able to spend much time together. This would be a wonderful opportunity to chill out, catch up and enjoy each others company!


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