Feed a Family for £17 – Can it be done? – Brewers Fayre – The Hampton Review

Being a single income family our funds are pretty tight. We meal plan and budget and there isn’t normally room for meals out. However recently Brewers Fayre published a survey revealing that the average brit spends nearly £300 on activities to keep boredom at bay over the summer. So to help parents Brewers Fayre are offering parents a budget friendly family dining experience for £17.

Brewers Fayre – The Hampton

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Our local Brewers Fayre is called The Hampton, we are what you call frequent breakfast diners during the summer. Thanks to my mum for paying and Brewers Fayre kids eat free with a paying adult. It means 2 adults and 3 children can eat unlimited cooked and cold breakfasts for £19.

Family Dining for £17

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The family dining for £17 is based on 2 adults and 2 children, so already we were looking at our meal costing more. The meals have to be ordered before 6pm to make the most of the offer. It also doesn’t include drinks but for unlimited refills at £2.79 it isn’t badly priced. The adults can choose from the 2 for £8.99 menu, you can add starters and puddings for an extra £1.99 each.

2 for £8.99

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It was pretty tough to choose what to eat. There were so many great sounding options such as Beef and Pork Lasagne, Smokey Paprika Chicken and Grilled Chicken & Bacon Salad. I made my decision and chose the Smothered Chicken. I even doubled up for an extra 99p. When Mark goes out for a meal he is so predictable on what he orders; either a burger, scampi or steak. Luckily for him all 3 were included on the 2 for £8.99 menu. So, for an extra £1.49 he ordered the 6oz Ranch Steak with chips and garden peas. He was given the option to have pink or well done, ideally he wanted medium but he chose well done in the end.

Children’s Options

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We were so impressed with the children’s options. For £3.99 they had a wide variety of options to choose from. They also had the option to include a starter and dessert for an extra 79p each. What’s more if the meal isn’t what they want then they have the option to change the sides. Jack surprised me and chose the Tomato Pasta & Chicken Meatballs which came with garlic bread and vegetable sticks. Oliver chose Kicking Chicken which came with chips and baked beans. Arthur chose the Sausage, Mash and Peas option only he didn’t want the mash potato, gravy or peas! They were more than happy for him to choose chips and garlic bread.

In The Hampton there is a soft play area for children to go and play. So whilst we were waiting for our meals we paid £3 per child to go and play. There isn’t a time limit so they could play until the play area closed.

What we received

The food arrived surprisingly quick. The lighting in the restaurant isn’t the greatest so my photos do not do the food justice!

The boys potions were a lot bigger than I expected for £3.99.

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Kicking Chicken – Oliver’s Choice

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Tomato Pasta & Chicken Meatballs – Jack’s Choice

 

 

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Sausage, Chips and Garlic Bread – Arthur’s Choice

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Smothered Chicken, Chips, Garlic Bread and a Dressed Salad – Doubled!

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6oz Ranch Steak with chips and garden peas

Mark was a little disappointed in his meal, I don’t think he realised how small 6oz is. He also couldn’t understand how they couldn’t cook a steak medium-Rare when he could cook smaller pieces. However once he ate the meal he couldn’t deny it tasted great.

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Puddings

So although the dine out for £17 doesn’t include puddings for 79p for children and £1.99 for adults they wouldn’t break the bank.

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Oliver’s Choice

 

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Jack and Arthur’s Choice

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Warm Chocolate Brownie

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Belgian Waffle

In total our meal cost £43 and some pence, so more than the £17 BUT without dessert and drinks it cost £23.44 which is a bargain! Overall it showed Mark that dining out as a family doesn’t have to be costly. So, I am hoping that this could be a more frequent experience for us.

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*We were given a voucher in exchange for an honest review.