Although we love visiting restaurants and enjoy our family meals together, somehow we have never been to the Rainforest Café before!
We were very impressed with our first visit and don’t even know how we managed this long without visiting.
The entrance of the restaurant is through the gift shop at Piccadilly Circus. As soon as you get in, you feel as if you have been transported to the rainforest with the sights and sounds of the Amazon jungle. Being Brazilian, I couldn’t feel more at home with the special effects and jungle atmosphere.
As hubby was busy working on Sunday, we arranged an alternative date to go out to celebrate Father’s Day.
If like us, you were unable to celebrate on Father’s Day itself or if you would like to carry on with the celebrations, you must get down to the Rainforest Café by Wednesday 21st June to try their deliciously refreshing Daddy Cool cocktails. There is an alcoholic version for daddy and a non-alcoholic version for little ones.
Little man and daddy really enjoyed their drinks and loved the fact they were having the same cocktail – minus the alcohol, of course! He also loved the Rainforest Activity Pack with a selection of goodies to keep little ones entertained, such as mask, activity book, re-usable sticker set, stationery set, wallet, window sticker and snap cards.
As soon as we arrived, our safari guide Anila explained the menu to us and gave us more information about the thunders and lightning storms we would experience throughout the evening.
Our table was by trumpeting elephants, but we could also hear chattering gorillas, tropical showers and cascading waterfalls as we enjoyed our meal.
There is a wide selection of dishes to choose from, so you will definitely be spoiled. Our evening started with lava nachos and ranging thunder buffalo wings.
We’ve never tried black beans with tortilla chips before, but it was a success. Hubby really liked the buffalo wings, they were quite spicy.
For main course, hubby ordered the steak with prawns, which was served with chips, salad, grilled mushrooms and tomatoes and peppercorn sauce.
While little man created his own pizza with mushrooms, pineapple and mushrooms, with a side order of onion rings.
I ordered the baby ribs, with jacket potato, corn on the cob and watermelon, but I had no idea I would be served “baby elephant ribs”. The portion was huge! Delicious but huge.
As soon as hubby saw my plate, he offered to help me as I don’t think I would be able to finish it all by myself.
To finish off, we had to find some space with our bellies to try some of the desserts and they looked far too tempting to resist. Hubby went for Nile’s Knickerbocker Glory with vanilla and strawberry ice cream, with pieces of pineapple and raspberry.
I tried the Cocoa Bean brownie, served with vanilla ice cream and drizzled with toffee and chocolate sauce. Little man tried the Sunshine Sundae with strawberry and vanilla ice cream.
Overall, we have thoroughly enjoyed our meal and it was complemented beautifully by the jungle surroundings and sound effects. The service was fantastic, our safari guide Anila was very helpful throughout the evening. Thank you Rainforest Cafe for having us! We will be back soon!
Which dish would you like to try?
For more information and to book your table, please go to http://therainforestcafe.co.uk/
We visited the Rainforest Cafe for review purposes, however the opinions expressed in this post are honest and my own.