You may know that we had a recent road trip to London, and we had a fantastic time and did some amazing things, one of which was our first ever visit to The Rainforest Cafe, Shaftesbury Avenue, London.
We have never, ever been anywhere like this before. Ever.
Even from the outside, it looks incredible, and makes you feel that you just have to go in.
How would I describe The Rainforest Cafe?
It is a unique shop, restaurant and experience all in one.
Pickle says …
I went into the big shop with Mummy, bro and sis. WOW! Just WOW! All I could see were toy animals everywhere. We walked through them, to the side, and a lady took us downstairs. There was a waterfall, and trees, and more animals. A nice man took my buggy to store, and we followed the lady.
Downstairs was just like being in a forest. It was a bit darker, with trees and bushes everywhere, there was a bar on one side, and the bar stools looked like animals legs!
We were taken to our able, which was right next to a Mummy Elephant and her baby! I thought they were real, they were moving, flapping their ears and lifting their trunks, and making elephant trumpeting noises! I was a bit scared – but excited too.
Mummy told me the elephants weren’t real, and she tickled their ears!
Around the restaurant there were lot of animals too.
There was a HUGE choice of food on the menu – and a fab Children’s Menu too. It took Mummy and sis and bro ages to choose – there were so many dishes. Pasta, fish, steak, burgers and much more. I chose one of my favourites – Macaroni Cheese pasta. You can choose to have an activity pack with your meal, which has lots to do inside, including a mask, activity book, pencil, car sticker, ruler and a pack of cards.
Tagliatelle Verde Carbonara – £16.20
Tagliatelle verde cooked with carbonara cream sauce, topped with bacon & Parmesan cheese
Linguine Prawn Pasta – £19.50
A wonderful combination of shelled & unshelled prawns with crabmeat, chillies, spring onions & garlic, tossed in cream sauce & linguine pasta
Luke chose (off the childrens menu)
Mini Mojo – £12.95 (includes main course, desert and a drink. Activity pack is £3 extra.)
Oven roasted tender pork ribs smothered in our BBQ sauce with fries.
The food was delicious – hot, tasty and just lovely!
Mummy and Lea were too full for any pudding, but Luke and I had a Mudpit Sundae each. It was delicious! Cha Cha the restaurants mascot, came around (I broke into a bit of a sweat, I don’t like dressed up creatures!) but Mummy, very bravely, had a selfie with him!
There is a twinkly sky in the ceiling which has the same stars as above the real rainforest. Every fifteen minutes all the animals ‘wake up’ and move and make noises. Every half an hour there is a ‘storm’ when the lights are dimmed, and you can hear the rain and thunder.
The Rainforest Cafe is truly amazing, we will never forget our visit, and our meal.
I want to say a big thank you to our server Tamas – he was super friendly and helpful, and very nice to us 🙂
The surroundings. This is truly an amazing dining experience.
The quality of the food.
The friendly, lovely staff.
It doesn’t open until 11.30am (12 noon in the week).
I wish there was a tiny tiddler menu for us toddlers – I only drink water, and could only manage half my pasta, and less of the desert, so £12.95 is a lot for that.
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