Food, Drink & Restaurants

Half Term Fun With Strada, Birmingham Mailbox

We had lots of fun over the half term, I wanted to keep it a busy week for the kids to have some fun but also give them time to relax and spend quality time with me. On the Thursday we were all getting a little tired from all the energy busting activities so we headed over to The Mailbox in Birmingham to spend a relaxing lunch time with Strada for the kids make pizzas and most importantly eat them!

We were last invited to visit them in the Summer holidays and for that occasion I only took Lewis so it was nice to go again with both kids and see what they thought of the experience together.

Strada Feb 16We arrived in good time, sat down and got chatting to Jo from Jo’s Kitchen and the kids had fun getting to know Thomas and Daniel whilst deciding what food they wanted to try from the kids menu pack. The menu pack is fantastic and provides plenty of entertainment for any age during their meal at Strada, there is an attractive menu, introducing the squad, puzzles, colouring, stickers and an opportunity for your child to create their own pizza using the food stickers and the pizza page of their activity book. The kids really did enjoy using their stickers and getting busy, there were some odd creations of pizza, mainly using baked beans, fried eggs and jelly babies!

Soon the kids were invited over to a real pizza making station, where they got to create their own pizza to eat later. Using all fresh ingredients, tomato sauce, various cheeses, meats and veg the kids soon got to work creating. Even for my fussy eating 3 year old enjoyed making her pizza.

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Whilst waiting for the food which the kids had ordered from the menu their pizza’s were cooked and served up. They were not disappointed. Lewis literally dived into his pizza and loved every mouth full, sadly for my fussy eating one she ate her toppings and the pizza crust but she still enjoyed herself.

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Next up was the foods which we had ordered earlier, I had ordered from the restaurants set menu and was delighted with my selection. For my starter I ordered Chicken Liver Pate which was served on a toast with crispy sage and shavings of Parmesan. For my main course (of which I forgot to photograph, sorry!!) I ordered the Pizza Margarita with tomato and torn buffalo mozzarella and for my pudding I ordered the Pannacotta with Jammy Winter Berries.

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For the kids I ordered them both the same meals as I knew what they would favour, they had the Veg Sticks to start, Baked Market Fish Fillet and Chips for main and then Ice Creams for puddings. The kids enjoyed their meals, Lewis particularly favouring the Fish Fillet over everything else. I tried some of Leah’s as she was full from Pizza earlier by now and I was amazed with how soft and tasty the fish was it was delicious! As for their puddings, unfortunately I couldn’t tell you how they were as they wouldn’t share and I was soon presented with empty bowls!

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I think its safe to say that we once again had a fantastic time with Strada, the food was delicious as always and all foods are prepared fresh from scratch, no frozen foods used (except Ice Cream) with fresh delivered goods that day! The prices are also very reasonable with the kids enjoying any starter, main course, side, dessert and drink for £6.50, the set menu which I ate from is priced at £9.95 for 2 courses or £11.95 for 3 courses. The set menu is now available everyday from Midday to 7pm.

Strada are always on the hunt for new meal idea’s, regularly changing their menus on a monthly basis which is refreshing and provides excellent variety for each visit.

**This is not a sponsored post, we were invited along to Strada Birmingham Mailbox to enjoy lunch with them. All words and opinions are my own.


  1. Sadiyya maryam

    28th February 2016 at 8:33 am

    Thanks for this really good review. I am always looking for family friendly dining options .

    1. Rebecca Bodkin

      28th February 2016 at 9:27 am

      I’m glad I could help, it certainly is a great restaurant. I do wish we had a Strada closer to where I live as i’d visit more often!

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