Not wanting to get in any way political here – but the governments decision not to back Marcus Rashford’s campaign for free meals for children during school holidays is pretty shameful – especially at a time like this. But what makes me so sad on one side brings me joy on the other, as even though our hospitality sector is suffering so much right now, many of them have still managed to dig deep and support our local kids with free meals during this half term – no questions asked. Another tear in my eye and another lump in my throat.
WOW Chester Restaurants – you’ve done it again! Well done troops! #endchildfoodpoverty
9 Elephants Thai Drink & Dine
Well done to Ice-s Ratta and his family team at 9 Elephants for offering free Thai kids meals next week to eat-in or collection – from 4.30pm til 6pm every week day and 12noon till 2pm and 4.30pm til 6pm on Saturday and Sunday. Choose from Go Teriyaki chicken or Pineapple fried rice plus a soft drink or juice included. No questions asked and spend necessary. Simply a free Thai Meal for every child who needs one, available every day. Brilliant Ice!
Palm Cocktail Bar & Eatery
Well done also to Palm Chester who are also offering free kids meals during October half term. Choose from Mac n cheese with veggies, Jam sandwiches with crisps or Sausage and mash – with fresh fruit and a drink included. No spend required and no questions asked. Available to eat on or take out Monday to Friday 11am til 5pm. Brilliant!
The White Horse Chester Racecourse
Gary Kidd and his team are also offering free childrens meals with no questions asked next week at The White Horse Chester Racecourse. Just phone up and book your little ones in for a main course, a pud and a drink. And they promise a big smile when you arrive too. Fantastic guys!
These guys are offering a Margherita pizza and a carton of juice, or chicken nuggets, fries and a carton of juice on Monday 26th October and Tuesday 27th October, no questions asked.
The Deva Tap
Our lovely friends at The Deva Tap are also on the case. From today & throughout half term they’ll be serving a children’s menu (fish, chicken, burgers & pizza with fries or salad) and a juice for any child who needs them. It will be available:
Monday to Thurs from 4:30pm
Just pop in to The Deva Tap, let them know your choice and they’ll sort everything for you. Fabulous! ⠀
Death By Tacos
From this weekend and every day during half term, Mike will be serving free kids meals too. Free Tacos or Nachos plus a soft drink for any kids who need them. No spend or purchase necessary. Just ask for the ‘Jimmy Special’, and they’ll sort everything for you.
Short and Stout
It’s the same story from Short and Stout in Hoole, who will be giving away kids picnic boxes to all those who should be getting a free school lunch. Just message them to order and it’ll be ready for you to collect. They will also be collecting for their local food bank – so if you can spare anything please drop it off.
Brilliant guys! The Chester Revs team are opening an hour earlier next week from Monday 26th to Friday 30th October. Children will recieve a free meal with no purchase necessary between 11am and 12noon – must book using the link below 👇🏼:
Rhino Coffee (Boughton)
Well done also to Rhino Coffee House in Boughton who are offering childrens picnic bags during the October half term, and if you can make any donations then they would be very grateful. Pop in to order or call Kim on 07885 436122.
Waggon and Horses Blacon
Well done also to the Waggon and Horses in Blacon who have also stepped up to the plate to feed local children this half term. Their scheme is being run by everyones favourite Chester photographer Mathew McQuillan and his lovely mum – so pop on to their Facebook page and send them a message to organise.
Local Chef Phil Jönes