Dip and Flip (Battersea)

Location:  South West (Battersea)

Cuisine: French

Price Range: ££

LFM Score: 4/5

Bebe Friendly Score: 3/3

Soggy sandwiches – sound appealing? Perhaps not to everyone’s palate but somehow it works.

Dip and Flip are introducing us to the world of the French Dipped Sandwich – slicely thinned beef or lamb, dipped in gravy and served in a fresh bread roll. You get extra gravy on the side to dip the whole sandwich in and then try and stuff the sloppy mess into one’s salivating mouth. Definitely not a place to take a first date! Simple but fantastic. The burgers also impressed as did the huge American oversized thick milkshakes.

The venue is casual enough for the little ones, however we felt the Battersea branch was a little cramped for too many buggies. Highchairs available plus a separate kids menu.



Shake Shack (Covent Garden branch)

Location: West End (Covent Garden)

Cuisine: American

Price Range: £

LFM Score: 3/5

Bebe Friendly Score: 2/3

On the occasion you find yourself in tourist-ville Covent Garden and don’t want to pay rip off tourist prices for a meal, head for Shake Shack in the central plaza. Decent burgers are served (in our top 10 in London but not top 5) in a fast food joint stylee (don’t come here for your first date) – somehow, everyone is OK at paying ~£9 for a double burger…not entirely convinced this is value for money. Cheesy fries and thick shakes were great too.

Kids will love it..they can scream and shout to the top of their lungs in the open plaza without too much embarrassment for their frazzled folks.

Queues can build up so avoid peak times.