Al fresco dining: Our correspondent Eliza Olander enjoying bruschetta at the Tavern by the Sea.
Al fresco dining: Our correspondent Eliza Olander enjoying bruschetta at the Tavern by the Sea.

Looking for somewhere to take the kids for a bite? Who’s going to give you a more honest, bite-sized review than a 10-year-old? Eliza Olander, from St David’s, is a student at St George’s Prep.   

By Eliza Olander

With a little help from Uncle Tony

Location: Tavern by the Sea, Water Street, St George’s.

First impressions: “There’s a great view over the water to St David’s, where my house is. The waiter was friendly but not overly friendly. It’s best to be friendly.”

Drink: Shirley Temple [$4]: “Good”.

Starter: Bruschetta [$6.50]. “Fantastic. It has a nice crunch. And the meat and cheese taste great.” 

Service: “The food came quickly. I don’t know what to say about our waiter...he was okay.”

Main course: Spaghetti Bolognaise [$19.50]. “It looks really pretty with the olives on top. Tastes good.”

Portion size: “It’s quite a size — even for a grown-up.”  

Overall experience: “It’s a nice restaurant and don’t be afraid to take your kid. But stick with what you know — I have been here before and I had fish. Choose the local dishes like fish.”