When we were little there was a song we used to laugh, and laugh and laugh about:
"On top of spaghetti, all covered in cheese,
I lost my poor meatball when somebody sneezed.
It rolled off the table and on to the floor,
and then my poor meatball rolled out of the door..."
Dad would sing it to us over, and over again, so we have a bit of a soft-spot for meatballs. Imagine how happy we were when we stumbled upon Hildreth Street's newest restaurant - Curveball, an actual meatball restaurant!
It's not very big inside, in fact there's only a handful of tables, but this is one of the friendliest restaurants we've ever been to!
It's also the first place we've eaten for a while which has given some thought to its kids' menu. We've had a run of eating small portions of grown-up food, or just choosing the kid-friendly plates from a main menu. Don't get us wrong - that has its place, but you know, we're all about the kids' menu!
Kids get to build their own meatball meal - you get to chose from chicken, red meat or vegetarian balls, add a sauce (cheese or tomato) and then add potato balls or pasta. We'd both had pasta for lunch, so we went for the potato balls with the chicken and cheese sauce.
Dad was with us and also ordered some croquettas in three different flavours for us to try while we waited for our meatballs. They were yummy - Emily's favourite was the pea flavoured one, and I think the chorizo one was my favourite.
It's not just meatballs... Curveball seem very proud of their sodas, which is basically what some grown-ups call fizzy drink. We both had a lemonade with our meal and it was delicious, although Emily thought it was really sharp and kept pulling funny faces when she had a sip.
The people at Curveball were so friendly! One lady let us choose a badge each, and came over to chat to us about our food. She said they'd only been open since the weekend, and that tonight was the first night of the new menu. This might even be one of the first reviews!
The food was all delicious, (although it didn't look particularly exciting) and it was fun to eat with our fingers!
Dad tried to get us to order the fruit for desert, because there weren't any vegetables in the kids' meal... but we didn't listen to him and ordered the churros instead, which came with LOADS of chocolate. We'll have extra fruit tomorrow Dad - we promise.