As promised, I have put together a little review of our favourite family eating place in Market Harborough – Mercado Lounge.
Location: Mercado Lounge, Edinburgh House, Abbey Street, Market Harborough LE16 9AA
Opening Times: Monday 9am–11pm, Tuesday 9am–11pm, Wednesday 9am–11pm, Thursday 9am–12am, Friday 9am–12am, Saturday 9am–12am & Sunday 9am–11pm.
Interesting Fact: Based in the former HQ of Golden Wonder Crisps!
Whenever we get the chance to pop into Market Harborough we like to treat ourselves to lunch at this lovely cafe/bar. It has a warm and relaxing atmosphere, which is perfect for families with young children. I hate it when you go into a restaurant with a baby or toddler and you are made feel as if you are not wanted. This is totally not case with the Mercado Lounge and you are often surrounded by other families with young children.
The decor is kooky and eclectic, with mismatched furnishings and retro graphics. Totally my cup of tea! You can also find a variety of board games for children and adults, daily newspapers, free Wi-Fi, highchairs and a free neighbourhood book swap facility where customers can bring in an old book and swap it for one in their bookcase.
But most importantly, the food is scrummy! With a menu that offers a wide variety of dishes including a large brunch menu (my favourite), burgers, tapas and restaurant style specials.
Plus, they also offer a lovely children’s menu, with a complimentary pot of veg and breadsticks for a starter. There is also a selection of games, colouring sheets and pencils to occupy impatient little tinkers. They also provide highchairs and baby changing facilities.
On Saturday we ordered the following – Daddy had chicken & chorizo panini with a vanilla milkshake drink, Mummy had a vegetarian breakfast with a white coffee and the little tyke had poached egg and baked beans on toast with an apple juice drink. Delish!
Where is your favourite place to go out as a family? Have you found the perfect family friendly restaurant/cafe?
Nighty night all, hope you have had a good week so far. Ta ta xx