Moseley Village in Birmingham is very popular on the food scene, and is home to many interesting and quirky restaurants. Some of my favourites include La Plancha (which is perfect for those who love Tapas), Zindiya (Indian street food) and Ponte Di Lengo (homemade Italian). I received had an invitation to visit the newly renovated The Village Moseley, so I was excited to return to Moseley and see what this place had to offer!
As with any restaurant I visit, I always do my research and immediately went on to check out the menu. The food looked seriously good – think bistro style grub with a laid back attitude. I was super keen! So off we went as a family of 5 on a late afternoon on a dreary Sunday. I had heard about their roasts and was excited to see what they had to offer!
Upon arrival I immediately knew that this place was appealing to us. The decor was simplistic with a trendy feel, showcasing white tiled walls, indoor foliage and decorative lighting. The place was bustling at 4pm which was mostly full of families enjoying quality time together. I felt comfortable knowing that we wouldn’t stand out with three kiddos in tow, and the atmosphere and vibe was chilled and inviting.
We got offered a booth which we were super pleased about. Our youngest was very tired and had fallen asleep on our journey over to Moseley. Thankfully we were able to lie him down and he continued into the land of nod!
We got brought over our menus and I decided to try one of their signature mocktails – a Carnjito! It was very similar to a Mojito, just loosing the alcohol and was sweet and tasty. Despite going alcohol free, there was a wide range of cocktails and gins on offer here at The Village, which all did look super appealing! And I was pleased to see they offered my absolute favourite – Pornstar Martini.
We had some time checking out the menus which I obviously had already looked at – preparation and all! The adults menu was separate to the children’s menu which was good as they could have a look at what meal they wanted whilst doing some colouring activities provided.
The Village Moseley offer a deal of a healthy snack, main meal and a drink for £5.50 each, which I thought was a pretty good deal. The drinks selection on offer had a little twist, and mocktails were on the menu. As Baby K snoozed away, both Missy and Mr B opted for an orange mocktail, which arrived with a sweet surprise!
I loved this quirky addition to the kids menu and of course the kids loved the floating Haribo eggs – genius!
When it came to ordering starters, the kids each had a portion of veggie sticks, toasted wrap and homemade houmous. The kids were pleasantly pleased with snacking away on these whilst they waiting for their mains. But we all thought the houmous wasn’t the tastiest, and whilst it wasn’t oily in consistency, it was in flavour. They were happy nevertheless and enjoyed their healthy snack!
For us adults, some of the starters looked delicious but as I feel that starters can sometimes take the edge off your main, Matt and I decided on sharing one.
We opted for the Cola BBQ chicken wings served with slaw. I wasn’t expecting many since this wasn’t a sharing starter, however when they were served we were very surprised with the portion size! We had 10 wings!
The Cola flavouring was delicious giving the wings a real sweet tang. The homemade coleslaw was also really creamy and crunchy – a perfect combination.
For mains, Missy opted for the fish and chips, and Mr B had pesto pasta. It was really refreshing to see a kids menu that offered alternative choices instead of the typical ‘nugget’ fiasco. There was also a xim xin curry on offer as well as a selection of wraps and falafel.
Both we very impressed with their meals and they were definitely not shy on portion size – I recommend if you have little eaters for them to share!
I decided to order fish and chips despite my initial craving for a roast, and Matt ordered a goats cheese and mushroom pizza. The server was happy enough to change the toppings on his pizza slightly to suit his taste which was great.
My fish and chips were super tasty, with a crispy batter on the fish and chunky chips. The mushy peas were stylishly done – crushed rather than the soggy sort you get at the chip shop and just the way I like it. If i could complain, it would be that I simply wanted more peas!
Matt’s pizza wasn’t exactly to his style. He prefers thin crust pizzas and for him, this was far to chunky and filling. Whilst the flavour was there, he would have opted for sometime else if he knew the pizza was going to be thick crust. That’s not to say the pizza wasn’t nice, but perhaps the menu should offer this information for its diners, simply for this reason.
Whilst we didn’t have dessert, the options all sounded very tempting but we were all simply too full. I really loved the option of a bag of sweets – yes please!
Overall, we had a lovely visit to The Village Moseley, and was super impressed with their recent refurb. I even took my camera into the toilets as they were just beautiful and stylish!
Unfortunately, with the kiddos in tow, we couldn’t stay for a drink and enjoy the bar area, but it looked very stylish, inviting, and I loved the mix of deep green and grey colours.
Staff were very attentive and friendly, and I couldn’t fault their service. The vibe here was super relaxed and perfect for families as well as a girly meal out with friends. The bar area was spacious and I really loved the retro looking bar stools. I can honestly say that we will be back!
Keep an eye out on The Village Moseley’s website for their latest deals. Children eat free Monday – Wednesday between 3.30pm – 6.30pm for every £10 spent for an adult. Meat Free Monday is also on offer each week and you can receive 25% off your bill when you enjoy the best in plant powered dining! If thick crust pizza is your thing, then 100% head to The Village on a Tuesday – its 2 for 1! There are loads more offers available, so please do head over to their website for more info!
Parking is available at the back of the restaurant. The parking charge is £2, however show your ticket to a member of staff, and they’ll reimburse you.
Head on over to their website, and make a booking!
Thanks for reading xxx
Hi and welcome to The Willow Tree. I’m Michelle, also known as Shel and I am a mama to three beautiful crazy kids – I have two handsome boys and a wild and wonderful girl.
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