Last week, I popped out for lunch with my Mum, Sister and Nephew.
I don’t venture over Kettering way very often and don’t know the town very well at all so it was exciting to head over that way.
The Kino Lounge is set in the centre of town and there is some street parking at a large carpark just a short walk away.
The first thing you notice upon entering the Kino Lounge is the decor and large space. It has beautiful high ceilings with a mix of industrial pendant lights along with the type of lights you would find at your Granny’s house!
Being a Mum, and having my 2-year-old nephew with us, we very quickly noticed the area under the stairs – it was full of toys!! Just along from this was also a table with some colouring pencils and a notepad of colouring sheets. I love seeing stuff like this, not only does it give the kids something to do but it instantly makes you aware that the restaurant is kid-friendly.
On arriving we weren’t too sure if we were meant to be shown a table or choose one ourselves. Turned out you sit yourself down, then order and pay at the bar.
On looking over the drinks menu, Mum and I picked a homemade drink. I chose the pink lemonade which was fresh lemon juice, raspberries and elderberry syrup topped with soda. It was incredibly sweet but delicious. Mum chose the virgin mango colada which was mango, coconut and pineapple blitzed over ice, this was very refreshing.
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For our food, we were utterly spoilt for choice, the menu was huge. I like having options, however, get very overwhelmed when there are too many choices! I ended up having the Chorizo & Feta Shakshuka. It was from the brunch menu so a little smaller than the full meals off the lunch menu and I was starving so wasn’t fully satisfied however it was delicious. Mum had the salmon Fishcakes which she enjoyed although mentioned that there wasn’t much actual salmon in the cakes. My Sister had the Ultimate Chicken burger which looked incredible.
For my nephew, we ordered a kids burger which came with some chips and baked beans. I loved that they provided him with some plastic cutlery (not many places do this) and his food wasn’t too hot when it arrived.
Although not relevant to us, I was impressed to see they offer a full gluten-free & vegan menu that is almost as big as the main menu.
We all really enjoyed our meal here and were relaxed about having an energetic 2-year-old with us. The atmosphere was very relaxed and there was something on the menu for everyone.
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