Pots, Pans & Boards

Kid-friendly eatery at The Beach that serves up some mean dishes


Sitting in a pretty location with a terrace overlooking the beach, cool weather affords brilliant seaside vibes to this JBR eatery.

Inside, it’s quirky, with the eponymous utensils featuring prominently in the décor, making you feel like you’ve just walked into celebrity chef Tom Aikens’ own kitchen for a meal.

The space is particularly popular for breakfast, where children are able to spill out onto the play area on The Beach. But during the day and evening it’s equally worth a visit, and there’s a special kids’ menu and kids’ play area indoors, too.

Coming from the two Michelin star-winning chef, high expectations abound for the food, and we’re not let down.

Dishes include beef cheek with creamed truffle polenta and roasted sea bass with artichoke and brown shrimp.

Both are brilliant, full of punchy flavour, with incredibly delicate, fall-apart textures. A sheer delight to the palate, these will fill you with glee. It’s also worth going for a few sides – the mac ’n’ cheese is creamy and gooey. Kids will love the mini burgers and selection of treat-worthy milkshakes, too.

Finish it all off with the not-too-decadent sticky toffee pudding and you’ll already be planning your next visit to this top family-friendly destination.
Open daily 8am-midnight. Unlicensed. The Beach, opposite JBR (04 456 1959).

The bottom line
Excellent vibe and dishes. Try it, now.

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