All week I had been telling the boys that they were going to be getting a treat at the weekend. They tried to guess but didn’t get close and when I told them what we were going to be doing they squealed, jumping up and down with excitement and to be honest I was pretty excited too. We were going to London for a Pizza Express Ice Age experience. First for lunch at the Pizza Express Dean street Restaurant to sample the Ice Aged themed Picolo Menu. Then to watch the new Ice Age Collision Course film with a special screening at Twentieth Century Fox.
On the train and tube in to central London I had two very excited boys who were keen to get to Pizza Express and eat some Pizza. On arrival I noticed that the restaurant on Dean Street turns into a Jazz Bar in the evening, future date spot. We were shown to our table and before they had even looked at what they could have they straight away started on the new Ice Age themed activity sheets using the crayola twistables provided on the table. My favourite activity on there was designing your own pizza. Finlay chose pepperoni, cheese, magic stars and tomatoes. A fantastic combination if you ask me. There is even a chance to win a family trip to Hollywood with a VIP tour of the famous Fox Studios. The activity sheets kept them happily entertained till the food arrived.
They both ate off the Picolo menu at £6.95 for 3 courses and a bambinocino it’s a good deal. They had dough balls to start and enjoyed dipping them in the garlic butter. I also opted for some dough balls Formaggio. They arrived warm and were delicious.
Next for the main course they both went for the pepperoni pizza, their favourite which went down well. Being vegetarian myself I was pleased there was a variety to chose from. I went for the Margherita Bufala which was perfect for the hot weather, a thin base and Mediterranean taste.
Finally it was desert time, their favourite of course. Kyle chose the Sundae and Finlay the Brownie. Both came out with their Babycino. I was a bit full by this point and aware of the timings for watching the film, so instead of a desert I opted to try one of the new drinks off their summer specials menu, the Passionfruit Lemonade which was very refreshing.
A quick walk walk around the corner to Twentieth Century Fox and we were greeted by Sid and Scrat. The boys loved them although Finlay didn’t want to get up close for a picture at first. He did brave it once they were inside and came to see us all again but you can see by his face he still isn’t completely sure. Feeling very spoilt by this point we had drinks from the bar and sat down to a bag of popcorn each. All being fans of the previous Ice Age films we were keen to see the new one and it didn’t disappoint. It’s pretty funny making me laugh out loud at points. Definitely something to do this summer with a trip to Pizza Express for the Ice Age themed activities of course.
As its not very often I get to spend the day with just the boys we headed off to explore a bit more. China town, Leicester Square then ending up in Covent Garden for a Gelato.
Disclosure: We were invited to the Pizza Express Ice Age themed event to try the Picolo menu and watch Ice Age Collision Course. All thoughts and opinions are my own.