The Kitchen in Poole Park will always be quite a special place for me, it’s the place my husband and I went after our first baby scan and discussed our future and got excited about the next few months. It’s also the place I would often end up on my lunch breaks when pregnant as my office was just the other side of the park and I liked to get out for a bit of fresh air every day! Helped with the nausea!!
I met a friend there for a coffee and a walk around the park yesterday and it was lovely! Poole park is such a hidden gem (or not so hidden judging by the number of people there!) and I absolutely love it. Every time I walk round the lake or cricket pitch I feel so relaxed and realise just how lucky I am to live round here!
Even though The Kitchen was really busy, being the Easter holidays, service was quick and the staff were so friendly! I had to wait for a table inside but sat outside while Leo slept! I ordered a black coffee with a shot of caramel syrup (my favourite) and an apple and pear juice which was cold and delicious! It came to just under £5 so not the most expensive but not cheap either! The view over the lake is beautiful though and on a summer day, sitting outside it is amazing! I’ve eaten ther a couple of times and the food has always been delicious, especially the pizza! The cakes are also pretty good… not that I’d know these days!!
The geese always make for a fun walk round the lake but mind the poop… I got it on the pram wheels and it’s made a bit of a mess in my new cars boot… sorry husband!! There are also swans and ducks so be prepared for people to be feeding them… not my idea of fun having a pack of them around me but each to their own!
With free parking, beautiful scenery and a quiet walking route, Poole Park and The Kitchen are the place to be with a little one!! Definitely one of my favourite places to explore… if you look back on my instagram it’ll be obvious!!