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Capital competition to confirm the best kids' meal

London's ethical food magazine, The Jellied Eel, together with the Ethical Eats caterers' network, has launched a competition to find the best kids' meal in the capital, with almost 30 of London's eateries on the shortlist.

Kids' Meal CompetitionLondon’s ethical food magazine, The Jellied Eel, together with the Ethical Eats caterers’ network, has launched a competition to find the best kids’ meal in the capital. Almost 30 of London’s eateries offering kids’ meals have been shortlisted, with those voted in the top ten by the public going to a panel of expert judges.

Ben Reynolds, editor of The Jellied Eel, commented, ‘We’re asking kids (and their parents) to tell us who is offering the best kids’ meals in the capital. Our readers and friends have come up with a list of those they think are amongst the best. Now we want the public vote to decide who goes in front of the judges.’

Charlotte Jarman, of Ethical Eats, commented, ‘We’re keen to shine a light on those restaurants and cafes that care about what they serve up to children. Extra points will go to those eateries who care about where their ingredients come from and how they are produced.’ Charlotte continued, ‘As a new mum myself, I believe passionately in the importance of bringing our kids up to appreciate good, healthy, delicious food – and restaurants have a big part to play in that.’
Not only will the winning entry get the credit they deserve, but if your choice is voted top, you will be entered into a prize draw for a meal at the winning restaurant.  A signed copy of kids’ book Mission: Explore Food will go to a lucky runner-up.


For more information contact Ben Reynolds – or 0203 5596 777.


1. Londoners can vote for their favourite kids’ meal between now and 21 November at  The winners will be announced in January.

2. The Jellied Eel
The Jellied Eel is a quarterly London magazine about ethical eating.  It is produced by BIG Media and London Food Link, part of the charity Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming.  20,000 copies of the free magazine are distributed via 150 outlets across London.  The Jellied Eel was a finalist in the Guild of Food Writers 2012 awards, best magazine category. @jelliedeelmag

3. Ethical Eats
Ethical Eats is a network for restaurants and caterers across the capital interested in sustainability. @ethicaleats

4. The Kids’ Meal Competition finalists include:
All Star Lanes, ASK Italian, Belgo, Brasserie Blanc, Bumpkin, Byron, Café Rouge, Carluccio's, Coffee and Crayons, Frankie and Benny’s, Frizzante, Hard Rock Café, Jamie’s Italian, Le Café Anglais, Monkey Nuts, Pizza Express, Planet Hollywood, Rainforest Café, Sam’s Brasserie, Smollensky’s, Sophie’s Steakhouse, Sticky Fingers, The Manor Arms, The Rosendale, The Sun, The Yacht, Wagamama, and Woody’s.

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Published 25 Oct 2012

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