Eating out with a toddler is an interesting experience. Even with Cam, who eats nearly everything and seems well behaved compared to some, it can be a trying time. Finding places that open early enough that Cam can eat at a reasonable hour for him, finding dishes suitable to feed to a toddler β€” at least for us that’s an easy one, trying to ensure that a minimum of food is flung, squooged, smeared or anything other than eaten, trying not to be too self-conscious of any looks given by spoil-sports at other tables, all while trying to enjoy your own meal and eating it before it gets cold.

My birthday treat? A romantic candle-lit meal for two it was not; but an enjoyable and tasty meal for the three of us with an early night out at the Red Mango five minutes’ walk up the street