If you’ve not been to Goat Chelsea then you’re seriously missing out.
I felt like I was herding kittens in this photo!
An art-deco style Italian ristorante and cocktail bar on the Fulham Road (one of my fave areas in London) this bustling eatery full of character and packed to the rafters thanks to its food and ambience is one of a kind.
With a menu bursting with authentic Italian dishes served in Instagrammable earthenware plates and bowls, and wait for it… entertainers in the basement to keep the kids happy in between courses whilst we parents enjoyed Sunday lunch and a couple of glasses of Pinot Grigio, this was certainly my kind of Sunday! *
With a comprehensive kids’ menu on offer, the boys opted for cheese-free pizza (Xander is intolerant to dairy) for starter and chunky organic fish fingers, chips and ‘little trees’ aka bright as you like broccoli for main course, which were all polished off with abandon.
Peter plumped for crispy, perfectly fried and certainly not chewy calamari followed by a delicious Dorset crab and chilli linguine he simply adored. I went for my all-time Italian favourite of soft and creamy Burrata for starter and grilled corn-fed chicken on a bed of broccoli drizzled in a jus that had so much depth, I even detected notes of caramel. The dream.
Desserts were equally divine with gluten-free vanilla and blueberry cheesecake pour moi (soz I don’t know the Italian despite moving to Rome at 21) and sticky toffee pudding with vanilla gelato for the mister that he said was excellent.
The kids relished mango sorbets that were not too sweet and refreshing too.
The perfect Sunday lunch with colouring-in and bubbles to keep the kids happy, and food that made these adults’ hearts and tummy’s sing-oh and a little arm wrestle for good measure (yes, he beat me).
Grazia Goat Chelsea, we will be back.
*Every Sunday sees Goat host a SUNDAY KIDS CLUB which runs from 12pm – 3pm.