Ah Magpie, the second outing from the people who brought us Pigeon. It’s a lovely spot. Spacious, light. Reminds me a little of The Manor which is now Sorella but also still all the same people but with more of an Italian slant. Lots of pale wood and bare light bulbs and very fresh produce.
The service at Magpie is friendly and casual and I’d heard that Nibble and Squeak had run an event at the restaurant so I figured they’d be cool with kids. No highchairs though which to be honest at this point is always baffling to me. We didn’t bring our portable one because I assumed they’d have a few and we were caught short.
Max was in a bad mood. We both had colds and he wanted constant entertaining which is tough without a highchair. There was some problem with their iPad and our mains took much longer to arrive than we were anticipating but they were very classy about it and before we’d even said anything had comped our drinks. If we didn’t have Max with us (and in a mood at that ) then it would have been fine but we just couldn’t stay for dessert.
I was explaining this to our waiter and he said HIRE A BABYSITTER and come back which made my heart sink.
What’s good? Everything we ate was lovely and fresh and light. The Isle of Wight tomato salad was especially good. The potato bread and brown butter was exceptional. The miso sauce that accompanied the beef onglet I very seriously could have eaten on its own with a spoon.
Kid friendly? Ish. You can absolutely get a buggy in here but they’ve not made any adjustments past this.
✗baby change facilities
✓cool with breastfeeding
✗loads of other parents
✓space for buggies