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Member Name: fragglerock2006
Advantages: Good choice, reasonably priced
There doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day lately, on Tuesday we had to fit food shopping in between the 3.30pm school run and 6pm Beavers which meant the children had to have tea out so we decided on Sainsburys for the shopping (which isn't as expensive as I used to think) and getting something to eat in their restaurant.
After browsing the menu, my son (6 and known for being quite fussy) decided on Fish Bites, Chips and Peas, and to save arguments when the meals arrived, I ordered the same for my daughter (2) the children's meals come with a carton of Apple Juicy Water and a piece of fresh fruit of your choosing. The price of each meal was £2.29. I was really impressed with this, it's the same price as a McDonalds Happy Meal and it's 'proper' food, with a healthy drink and a piece of fruit!
My husband and I planned to have dinner later on when the kids were in bed, and were going to have a coffee but I noticed that a standard cup of coffee was £1.09 (£2.18 for the two of us) or they have an offer on 2 cream teas for £3. This included a tea/coffee, with a large scone, a mini pot of Taste the Difference strawberry conserve and a generous pot of clotted cream each.....so we went for these!
In total, for all 4 of us to have something to eat and drink it came to £7.58 (plus I picked up nectar points on my card)
The service was great, it took no longer than 10 minutes for the food to arrive. And the children's meals looked and smelt lovely, and despite the generous portions they finished most of it...was probably due to the fact we had bought some white chocolate cupcakes in the store (see review!)
Our naughty cream tea was delicious by the way, and I definitely need to start the diet again after xmas!
I'd definitely recommend Sainsbury's cafe to anyone, the food is nice, really reasonably priced and it's clean and nicely decorated. The coffee is also made from freshly ground coffee beans, and they had shots you could add into them for an extra charge.
Summary: Grab a drink and a bite to eat after doing the shopping.