Wahaka Southbank London Restaurant Review

Wahaka restaurant in South bank Centre London

4/5

Our trip to Wahaka Southbank was a spontaneous and well deserved treat  as Junior slowly woke from an afternoon nap during a stroll along the South Bank of the Thames.

After first missing the ramp to the top level and belligerently insisting that I carry the buggy up the steps (any opportunity  to flex the guns if truth be told), we made our way to the entrance to ponder the menu. You’ll not find anything other than Mexican market style food, but don’t let that put you off. It was delicious, and gents, for those of you with a healthy appetite, you will not be disappointed.

Fortunately for me, mum wasn’t too hungry so I ploughed my way through dish after dish as they were brought to our table. Man vs Food’s Adam Richman would have been proud!

Upon entering the butcher-style screen, the restaurant was buzzing; lively, full of happy chattering punters and South American music which really created a great atmosphere.

The entrance way was a little narrow for a pram, and fortunately for us there was no queue, but it would be a little awkward if there was a substantial waiting time. Once greeted by very friendly staff, we were quickly seated and shown where the buggy park was. Straight away we were made to feel very welcome and asked if we’d like a highchair, which was clean and well supported. We soon settled and Junior was festooned with colouring crayons and a lovely activity sheet on the back of the menu.

Wahaka restaurant Southbank London

We were made to feel very comfortable and served very quickly by friendly and attentive staff. You can order a plethora of dishes that arrive either all together, or as they are ready, depending on your choice. We opted for the later. The portions were impressive, especially considering the price, and very tasty indeed. Fortunately for me, mum wasn’t too hungry so I ploughed my way through dish after dish as they were brought to our table. Man vs Food’s Adam Richman would have been proud!

The Wahaka Kid’s menu was limited to (not so spicy) Mexican food so the ‘when in Rome’ idiom very much applies here. Top tip, bring a ‘Plan B’ in case junior isn’t comfortable with it. Fairly large portions, but for £5 you get a main dish, drink and a side.

After all that rich food we were expecting Junior to react in the obvious way and we were not disappointed, so off to the changing facilities I went. Very impressed with the cleanliness and the funky ‘dirty nappy’ smell normally associated with changing rooms was replaced with a rather pleasant yet unidentifiable aroma. it was almost a pleasure to wipe a dirty bottom.

To summarise, our trip to Wahaka Southbank was very enjoyable, and if you are experimental in nature with what you expose your little one(s) to, then it is definitely worth a trip.

Big Daddy

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