Guests in the barn are often asking us to recommend places to take their young children out for a meal.
This can be quite a challenge as many pubs don’t open until 6 or 7pm which is when the little ones are getting tired and fractious.
Others only serve sophisticated adult food, with half portions for the children – as much as we would like to expand the children’s tastes, I am not sure their palates are quite ready for gammon and mustard sauce with a coddled egg on the side!
They are open all day, which means that you can go straight there after sightseeing in the market town of Buxton.
The children’s menu is varied, serves appropriately sized dishes and is extremely good value.
Moreover, the staff bring pencils and activity sheets for the little ones to keep them entertained between courses.
Depending on who is cooking, the chefs will often put on a bit of a show for the children if they see them watching! – nothing too amazing, but the children do enjoy watching the pizza dough being swirled in the air!
And if you haven’t got children with you, Pizza Express is also the perfect stop off before or even after taking in a show at the Buxton Opera House, which is conveniently about 3 minutes walk from the restaurant.