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Zuma, Knightsbridge, London

Zuma is buzzy with the kind of European crowd you really only find in Knightsbridge, so you’d be forgiven for thinking that they would also benefit from a European attitude to babies and children.

We went at a weekend lunch time, when the place was filled with a great deal of animal print, gold and expensive blond highlights.  We were seated on the outskirts of the room, possibly because the staff were being considerate of other diners as opposed to our particular convenience: an observation rather than a complaint since we were quite comfortable.

Jack was still breast and bottle feeding at the time, so the delights of the Japanese food were ours alone.  Our seating meant that it was easy to feed Jack discretely too.

But, oh my, the changing facilities were dire.   The ladies loo was way too small for a changing mat.  On my request for the disabled loo, I was shown to a toilet jam packed with piled up spare chairs.  There was just about room for me to get in and put a changing mat on top of one of the chairs.

To be fair, the waiter was almost embarrassingly apologetic.  Me, I was glad I just had a baby, who, if push came to shove, I would have braved changing on the tiny floor of the ladies loo.  Heaven knows what I would have done if I’d been disabled.

I do hope they’ve since remedied the situation because for the sheer fun of people watching, tasty food and proximity to Harvey Nichols it is a great place for lunch.

Rating:

Stylishness: 3/5

Friendliness: 4/5

Feeding Facilities: 4/5

Changing Facilities: 0/5

Food: 3/5

Overall rating: 14/25   ££

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