Cheers to dining out as a family! Eating out used to be quite tough, but the boy has mellowed quite a bit in the past few months. And now our weekly trips to restaurants are no longer limited to pizza and burgers (yessss!). Last weekend we tested this further by going to Bubba Gump’s Shrimp Co in central London.
If the name sounds familiar, it is because it is a tribute to the Forrest Gump film. I vaguely remember Forrest and his friend discussing a million types of ways to cook shrimp. And then Forrest made loads of money fishing shrimp. To tell you the truth, I probably would never have gone to this restaurant if they hadn’t invited me and my family. The truth is, it sounded really touristy. And it is. But, in a way that my family enjoyed.
The service was really good, the food was tasty and we had a comfy booth. These are all things that make a restaurant outing successful. I was also pleased with the children’s menu at Bubba Gump. My son got a cheese pizza, which came with french fries, fruit and jelly. His side orders came in a paper boat, which we took home and he has been playing with it every day. Also with the kids menu, you get crayons and the menus open up with areas for colouring and word searches.
Husband got the ribs because he doesn’t like seafood. Yes, I know, he’s weird. But I married him anyway. Now, my daughter and I adore shrimp (that’s prawns to you Brits). So the idea of a restaurant that specialises in it, makes me quite happy. I had the Shrimp New Orleans, which I ate every last bit of. Moozles skipped the kids menu and got the Shrimper’s Heaven (four kinds of shrimp!!). Dubz even tried some of her shrimp and loved the tempura and the fried shrimp. Yea! Another shrimp lover in the family!
We had a shrimptastic time at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. If you’re in Piccadilly Circus and want a fun, family restaurant that has shrimp and more, go. Just be prepared, they might quiz you on the Forrest Gump movie (luckily I’m a genius so we passed).
We were invited to have a meal for the purpose of this review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.