Fish Tank Sushi, Oakham

by - April 23, 2018

I am obsessed with sushi so was ecstatic when I found out a sushi restaurant had opened in Oakham. As soon as we arrived, it was clear how friendly the staff were here. Millie even shouted 'Mummy' at the (male, bearded) chef so she certainly felt comfortable!!! We had booked a table as I heard it gets really busy and had asked for a highchair which was already at the table when we arrived - it's amazing how many places don't do this despite you asking for a highchair when booking. The highchairs were wooden with a three point strap and I could see four of them in the restaurant. They were a little low for the table which might be an issue for smaller babies but as Millie is now 18 months old, she managed absolutely fine. The table is wipe clean which is a blessing when you have an extremely messy child.

The restaurant has room to navigate between tables and some space for prams too which is brilliant. There were quite a few children/babies in there at the same time and at no point did I feel in the way or squeezed in.

Once we'd sat down, I realised it was time for Millie to have a nappy change - impeccably timed, as always. The changing facilities were very clean and had a drop down changing table. It's a small room so leave the pram in the restaurant. 

The children's menu (10 years and younger) offers a main, dessert and drink for £8. Millie is going through a phase (I say that so often) where she isn't eating much at lunch so I decided to share my food with her. I was given a plastic bowl for her to use which worked really well and she enjoyed her first taste of sushi. I thought the food was out of this world! Everything was delicious and I ate it all. Much to my delight, the coffee was Two Chimps Coffee so I was more than happy. 

Sushi is always quite expensive as it's made to order and fresh so the prices might be a bit of a shock if you're not used to having sushi. I spent around £20 for lunch which is a lot more than I would normally spend on lunch but it was worth it in my opinion. To top off my fantastic experience here, I was recognised by a lad I taught nearly 10 years ago so I took that to mean I haven't aged at all! :-) 

Keep an eye out on Fish Tank Sushi's Facebook page for information on their arts and crafts sessions aimed at 1-4 year olds (but all ages welcome) for only £1 entry. They look like so much fun but have been on days I work so I haven't been able to go and see what it's like. I’ve rated ‘activities for children’ as ‘OK’ because there didn’t appear to be any activities like colouring etc. available when we went but they do offer the arts and crafts sessions mentioned above which I think is fantastic for families.

Needless to say, I loved it here and felt they cater for children well. You will certainly 'sashimi' soon!!!


Ease of access
Changing facilities
Friendliness of staff
Food & drink
Activities for children
Value for money

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