Happy Monday! How have your weekends been? The past few weekends have have been crazy busy for us, and have barely had chance to even get our Christmas decorations up. With a birthday party and various bits, I haven’t felt in the Christmas mood particularly, so I was looking forward to a festive weekend and getting our decorations up around the house.
Open before the restaurant normally is (the event ran from 10-12), you get to use the back entrance and then you go through to an area all set and decorated for the arrival of Santa. The Christmas music was flowing and the breakfast buffet was smelling good, with the table set ready for the children to write a letter to Santa, that he would collect off them as he went round to see them all. I had never done anything like this before, so for all of us it was something fun and new.
I really like the idea and the concept; not to mention that you are in a fantastic location (Mayfair and the original Hard Rock Cafe).
The breakfast selection was really good, with a range of drinks and juices served to you at the table, and then breakfast was all you can eat. From fruit, pastries, yoghurt, and rolls to a traditional English breakfast, there were plenty of options to choose from. Not having to make pancakes but getting to enjoy them was the highlight for me. The children loved the breakfast and I think the waffles were their favourite. It as nice that you can take your time and go back for more if you’d like.
The staff were attentive and brought drinks and generally checked that you had everything that you needed. As you have to pre-book for the event, it is nice knowing that the bill was already taken care of you can just enjoy yourself.
Was it just Breakfast?
As well as breakfast, there was a game area set up, so children could play a little while you finish your breakfast. There was colouring at the table too, as well as a face painting station for the children. So you can fill up the two hours that you are there. Santa came around to each table to talk to the children and then you could get a picture and a little goodie bag off him by the tree, about half way through the morning. So plenty to do, and plenty to make it worth your time and money.
The children were so pleased to meet Santa (and with their faces painted, of course). They honestly had such an amazing time and it was lovely seeing themselves have so much fun. Christmas with children really is so magical, and this was a great way for us to start things off.
After our morning we headed home and got our decorations set up at home. Plenty more Christmas music and fun!
The cost for the tickets, which ran this weekend, and will run this coming weekend (16th & 17th) are £15 per adult and £10 per child. In terms of what you get for the food, it is really worth it. As many drinks as you’d like, as well as the breakfast options is a good deal in my eyes. Not to mention there is face paint for the children, a play / games area, and you get to meet Santa and the children get a goodie bag from him. It is a fun way to start the festive season and I would totally go again. I couldn’t recommend it enough!
Have you ever been to a Breakfast with Santa event? Would love to hear what you think and if you’ve been to see the man in red yet.
*our tickets to the event were gifted. All opinions are our own.