Where to Eat
Bella Italia is a chain of Italian resturants and like most chains some appear to be better than others. I have been to a few now including the most recent visit to the Bella Italia at Seven Dials London. I went with my daughter and I do like most of the main courses which range from pasta dishes to chicken and fish. The garlic bread is not nice so I wouldn`t recommend buying this. The staff are friendly and the manager was pleasant and attentive. The tables are arranged to make maximum use of the dining area so it does seem a little squashed. There was no hot water the saturday I was there and though the staff did say this when we placed our order I was a little surprised. No lingering over coffee then. Good if you don`t want a pizza and want to feel like you are in a resturant. Family friendly but I wouldn`t take very young children as it is gets crowded. I did look a little enviously at Jamies Italian resurant across the road but its a good easy going place to eat. Choose from the set offer menus to keep prices down or the bill can turn out expensive.
|Fish and Chip Shop Leicester Square London|
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Wicked The Musical
Colourful, clever and does have the Wow! factor. The story line, however, is quite complicated and it is difficult to explain to young people. The musical is carried more for its visual display rather then its actual content. I love the London Musicals but they are expensive and if you are taking young children you don`t want them to be bored. I feel Wicked goes on too long and does get itself lost in its plot. Many children in the theatre did seem to really enjoy the show though. With such variety of shows in London and competition like Shrek, Lion King and Matilda it may not be the best first choice.