Hoping you can help for this 1/2 term & beyond:
We have a veritable corps (I googled the collective noun) of giraffes (from the eponymous restaurant chain) and have ticked off various pizza places, Tramshed and Babylon etc. Other default options are the Cote, Carluccios and Loch Fyne chains and most museum cafes.
Leon has never been close enough, but you get the feel for what I am hoping to improve on.
I'm not suggesting that we ruin other people's romantic meals (I guess we'd aim for a 7 pm meal)?, but can anybody think of a few nicer eateries that can cope with being asked to deal with 5 year old children. (so they need to leave off fancy dressings and booze/strong flavours in sauces). Provided that we are prepped with phone apps and colouring she can easily sit through a 90 minute meal.
Down in the rural backwater that is Bath I can phone up and ask how chefs (can be asked ) to tweak things (so they won't put cider or wine in a bowl full of mussels) or proffer some goujons of something with veg.
Unadulterated meat and fish/shellfish is great and most veg, she is just getting a bit suspicious about aromatic sauces. She is a big fan of cured meats and bread ( possibly followed by ice-cream or chocolate pudding) too so we could probably persuade staff to serve us a starter and pudding for her whilst we have wine and food.
I tried looking at Squaremeal, Hardens & Toptable and didn't get very far.
We will be in Pimlico (have travelcard will travel) and will be doing tourist stuff in z1-2,. Thanks