Our weekend at Butlin’s Bognor Regis | Part Three


We had premium dining as part of our stay which allowed us to eat in The Deck restaurant for breakfast and dinner. The Deck offers buffet style dining and is one of various places that you can have a meal with the family. As we arrived late on Friday evening we dumped our bags in the hotel room and made it over to the restaurant to catch the last 20 minutes of service (doors close at 7pm). We were pleasantly surprised with the food with plenty of variety on offer.

The Deck - Butlin's Bognor Regis

There’s a small selection of food for children and plenty of choice for adults. Olly made a beeline for sausage, chips and peas whilst I sampled the chinese beef in black bean sauce, egg fried rice and salad. I think Greg helped himself to pretty much everything he fancied as he was really impressed with the selection of foods on offer.

There was a hot buffet, a grill serving freshly made burgers, a pasta station cooking pasta dishes to order and plenty of salads and bread rolls. There was also hot and cold drinks as well as a table service if you wanted to order any alcoholic drinks or soft drinks (these are available at an additional cost).

There’s also a great selection of desserts on offer which of course, we had to sample. Olly was delighted with Mr Whippy style ice cream with sauces, hundreds and thousands and marshmallows whilst Greg inhaled the cheesecake!

Desserts at The Deck Butlin's Bognor Regis

Desserts at The Deck Butlin's Bognor Regis

For breakfast, the choice of food was again, very good. With fresh fruit, yoghurts, pancakes and pastries to cereals, hot cooked breakfasts and made to order omelettes. Olly was in breakfast heaven as he munched on his pancakes, sausages and croissants.

Breakfast The Deck Butlin's Bognor Regis

Breakfast Buffet The Deck Butlin's Bognor Regis

There’s also children’s plates and cutlery so you can attempt to eat a hot meal as they help themselves to their food without the fear of them breaking anything. You can help yourself to as much and as little as you like and children are very well catered for.

Eating at The Diner

One of the evenings, we decided we wanted to try out one of the other restaurants. It’s advertised that you can exchange your buffet evening meal for meal vouchers at one of the other five restaurants. We wanted to try out The Diner so asked for our evening meal to be transferred to The Diner. You order your vouchers at the Hotel reception and you must take them with you when eating in the different restaurant.

Eating at The Diner Butlin's Bognor Regis

The Diner Butlin's Bognor Regis

The Diner Butlin's Bognor Regis

We had a fantastic meal at The Diner. The decor and the atmosphere in the restaurant was brilliant and we managed to time it so we were eating our meal of burger and chips (which were incredible by the way!) and sipping the most amazing milkshakes to the sound of a live singer belting out tunes from the 1950’s and 60’s. Olly loved it!

Milkshake The Diner Butlin's Bognor Regis

Top tip: Exchange your buffet dinner entitlement to eat in one of the other restaurants on resort.

We knew that we had to look after ourselves for lunch during the weekend which we weren’t too worried about. We all had a decent sized breakfast (read greedy) and visited the on-site supermarket for snacks for lunch. In the Skyline Pavilion, there’s also a Burger King, a cafe selling sandwiches, snacks and Costa Coffee, a sweet shop, a couple of bars and just outside the Pavilion is Papa Johns and an Ice Cream Parlour. Outside in the fairground is a stall selling snacks too so plenty to buy in and around the resort. Greg and I, opted to skip lunch and have a hot drink instead. We had filled up at breakfast and had an earlier than usual dinner so we didn’t go hungry at all.

Our experience overall

Butlins Bognor Regis deckchair

We had the best few days at Butlin’s Bognor Regis. We went with open minds and had our expectations exceeded. The activities were ideal for children of Olly’s age, he loved trying new things out and seeing his little face light up at various occasions throughout the weekend was just priceless. There’s plenty to do with activities starting from 9am right up until 8:35pm for younger children. There’s plenty on after dark too but it wasn’t really suitable for our young family (or for two very tired parents who couldn’t wait to have a cup of tea, a pint from the bar and a lie down!)

From the hotel accomodation (with free wifi in our rooms as standard) to the varied food selection in the restaurants, there’s so much to do, you’ll need another holiday to recover from it. We had a fantastic break away and cannot wait to go back and enjoy what Butlin’s has to offer our family in the future.

You can find Part One of our Butlin’s experience – Staying at the Wave Hotel here
and read Part Two of our Butlin’s experience – Activities for 4 year olds here

For last minute availability and to book your family break to Butlin’s visit their website at www.butlins.com

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  • Reply Donna 17/02/2017 at 2:33 pm

    Oh wow, I’m reading these posts backwards but we’re off here in May and I cannot wait – the food looks awesome! x

  • Reply Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too 17/02/2017 at 4:26 pm

    We love the premium dining option at Butlins. The Deck provides us with a great selection of food for all the family with the option to head to another of the restaurants if desired.

  • Reply Plutonium Sox 17/02/2017 at 6:15 pm

    This sounds brilliant Emma, great that you get an all you can eat buffet for dinner, I love having the choice of what to eat. We’re considering Butlins for a short break this year as I think the girls would love the entertainment.

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