Amélies in Porthleven launch a new kids’ menu with a twist this week, with dishes designed and approved by the owner’s daughter after whom the |restaurant is named.

Mum and owner of the restaurant, Sam Sheffield-Dunstan, said: “We’re all about family at Amélies and we wanted to focus on the food we provide for kids being as special as what we plate up for the adults. That means attention to detail, great presentation and taste and, of course, providing dishes the kids want to eat.

“Amélie and I often cook together at home and dishes like our Mish Mash chicken with oodles of noodles were inspired by Amélie’s home-cooked favourites.”

Each time Amélies launches a new menu the staff are invited to try the dishes so that they know what each tastes like and can ask any questions of the chef. So, naturally the new children’s menu was launched this week with a tasting by the people who matter – the kids. Amélie’s friends and the children of some of the staff went along for a tasting cooked by Amélie herself, ably assisted by head chef Paul James.

Amélie said: “It was really fun having my friends here to share the food. I liked dinging the bell to get service to the kitchen!”

The dishes were a big hit with the kids, aged between two and eight, who tucked into everything from pizzas and ratatouille to squid and locally landed fish.

As well as the new menu, Amélies also has Lego on hand to entertain children at the tables or on the nearby sofas, as well as the chance to borrow a crab line so you can fish from the harbour.

Budding artists can try their hand at colouring in a pirate ship and the |restaurant even offers pizza parties where groups of eight or more children can cook and eat their own pizza.

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