The Roundstone Pub Restaurant is part of the Whitbread group and with pub restaurants all over the country we were excited to be invited to try out their new family friendly summer menu. The Roundstone Pub can be found just outside Worthing on the A259 and is conveniently located between Worthing and Littlehampton. We often pass the Roundstone on trips out as a family and I have often wondered what their food was like.
The Roundstone had a lovely feel to the place from when we were greeted and seated. There are lots of little alcoves around the building and this gave a lovely feel of having your own private space, and not upsetting any of the other diners. The Roundstone was quite dark when we went in, but we were seated at a lovely bright table overlooking their outside space. We were welcomed by the manager and waiting staff, and soon had drinks while we decided what to try for our dinner.
The summer menu had plenty to choose from, there was also a Sunday roast menu, specials as well as a great looking kids menu with a Horrid Histories theme. I was pleased to see that the kids menu had a great selection to choose from and with a buffet style choice you could mix and match your kids favourite foods for £3.99. This included either a pudding or starter. You also had the option for £4.99 to have mini versions of the adult mains, this would be perfect for families with tweenagers. The boy loved the Horrid Histories kid pack which came with crayons and kept him amused for a good amount of time while we waited for food.
Dad and I decided to skip on a full starter and share a bread board, as we wanted to save room for pudding. Dad and I had lots to choose from, and soon had picked something tasty. Dad chose surf and turf, something which is a very special treat, I don’t oftern cook steak at home. I chose to try out the vegetarian pie, with a spicy tomato pastry and fresh veg, which came with the Sunday roast trimmings and I do love a good Yorkshire pudding. The waiting staff were very friendly, and seemed to know lots of the other diners. We soon realised that this friendly pub has lots of very loyal customers, and the waiting staff enjoyed time to chat and get to know their customers which makes the Roundstone pub a family friendly place to eat.
The food was quick to turn up, and was hot and looked great. I did think that the plates were rather large and this meant that it looked like you had less on your plate. The boys hot dog looked very lost! The food was very fresh and tasty and Dad was impressed that his steak was exactly as he likes it, and he said the prawns were very tasty. My vegetarian pie came with roast potato’s, Yorkshire pudding, and the carrot and sweed mash was lovely. The boy wasn’t feeling quite himself and while he enjoyed the mash and peas said that the hot dog didn’t look very appealing. I thought it looked like a nice hot dog with a traditional style English sausage, something I think on a good day the boy would have enjoyed.
We made sure that we saved room for pudding, and I had my eye on the banoffee pie, while dad had to try a jaffa cake sundae. The boy chose to have a pudding from the specials rather than the kids menu, choosing an eton mess. The kids puddings looked great fun though with coffin puds with chocolate mouse and body parts. Our puddings looked amazing, and tasted just as good. Dad said he was inspired for us to make him more jaffa cake sundaes. My pudding was the nicest I have had on a meal out, and they were all very reasonably priced too, starting at £3.49.
I have to sum up that the Roundstone pub has been a great place to stop off and eat, and will be a new family restaurant to add to my list. Our meal including drinks came to £59.46 and we thought for the amount we had was good value for money. I will certainly keep the Roundstone in mind as children eat free on a weekday before 5pm and also for breakfast. There are plenty of offers on the website as well as joining the Tasty reward card, where you can eat for free on your Birthday. The roundstone pub is a great place to take family and I would recommend it as it had a lovely warm friendly family feel, and lovely staff.
Disclaimer, we were asked to try out the Roundstone pub and were given credit to spend on our food. Our opinions remain our won and have not been altered.