On Sunday we were invited over to The Crown in Kings Heath, Birmingham to enjoy a family meal. The Crown is a Stonehouse restaurant specialising in Pizza and Carvery; two of my family’s most favourite meals and has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment so we were really looking forward to visiting and sampling the menu.
The staff had kindly reserved us a large table in the family dining area of the restaurant and we were pleased to see that there was a small play area for children with a chalk board and chalk for scribbling on. Olly was rather taken with the space and loved the little chairs and table that he could sit at whilst colouring his menu in.
The food available at The Crown is predominately classic pub grub with pizzas freshly made to order and a classic carvery available throughout every day of the week. There’s the main menu with starters, mains and desserts and there’s also a children’s menu which has a great range of food suitable for every fussy eater. The children’s menu can be coloured in (with the free crayons from the waitress) and there’s activities on it too to keep little ones occupied.
We decided to go for main and a dessert. Our eyes are always bigger than our bellies so we behaved ourselves. Olly opted for a Sunday carvery, this boy just loves his meat and vegetables! My husband Greg also chose the carvery option and I ordered the gammon and eggs which is prepared to order and then you can fill up your plate with vegetables and salad from the carving deck.
I love to see that there’s fresh salad available as well as the usual carvery vegetables and sauces. I love a good salad so loaded up my plate along with some mushy peas from the sauces section.
Olly and Greg loaded their plates and the boys happily tucked in to their plates full of meat and vegetables. Greg had all of the meat available from the carving deck; roast gammon, pork, turkey and beef whilst Olly chose turkey. All our meals were really tasty. The food was fresh, hot and enjoyable just as we had hoped for.
I was stuffed after my meal so had a coffee whilst the boys enjoyed their desserts. Greg had the Banana and Chocolate Sweetizza and Olly had a cookie and ice cream. The sweetizza was a bit bizarre made from a pizza dough baked with banana and chocolate spread, topped with vanilla ice cream and marshmallows.
The atmosphere in the restaurant is very family friendly with lots of families eating their dinner in the relaxed environment. It’s always great to go to a restaurant for a relaxed Sunday afternoon meal and not have to worry that your child is disturbing anyone. In fact all the children I saw on Sunday evening were happily eating their meals without causing any fuss. Olly even got up and had a little dance to the music that was playing in the background. No-one batted an eye lid and we had a lovely family meal together.
The service at The Crown was well received too, with friendly attentive waiting staff talking to the whole family, we felt really comfortable and really enjoyed our afternoon.
You can find The Crown on Alcester Road South in Kings Heath, Birmingham and find out what else is on the menu on their website here.
Disclosure: We were invited for a meal at the restaurant in exchange for an honest review.