Money Saving Mondays 💷
From today (Monday Feb 27th) I’m going to try and find a money saving deal each Monday – my first thought is food related but perhaps that will expand, I did call this blog Lizzie.Eats.Explores after all! So some travel related bargains may appear, but for now let’s get on…
Week 1: The set menu at Scoozi Clevedon
🍽️ Included: Two course lunch & a glass of frizzante
🌱 Vegetarian options available
⏰ 12pm til 1.45pm
📍Hill Road, Clevedon
What we ate:
🍝 Pork & sage polpette with orzo pasta and arrabiatta sauce
🐠 Cod with fennel fried potatoes, kale (or spinach!) and a white wine and cream sauce
🍕 Margherita pizza with Parma ham
🍊 Blood Orange Panna Cotta with a ginger crumb
🧁 Sticky Toffee Pudding with vanilla ice cream and toffee sauce
🍨 Kids Spaghetti Bolognese and ice cream
There is no children’s menu per se but they will do children’s portions of main dishes for £7.95 – which isn’t cheap (no drink/dessert included) but said portions are huge, pasta wise at least. And my fussy Madame always thoroughly enjoys!!
The regular menu is fairly extensive (pizza, pasta, grill, specials etc) with all the Italian ‘usuals’ so it should please even the fussiest of diners. Price wise, antipasti starts from £6.50 with the soup up to £14.95 for the ‘Gamberoni Scoozi’ (seafood and veg skewer served with risotto). A pizza, pasta or risotto dish will on average set you back around £16.95 (although some considerably more). Desserts too hover around £6.50.
So baring this in mind – the set lunch deal at £16.95 for a (very tasty!) starter or dessert AND a main with a glass of frizzante is incredible value! The set menu itself seems to change periodically, but as a standard there are usually four choices for each course and a pizza with any topping seems to always be one of the options. Looking at the menu itself there were plenty of choices for me (having no dietary requirements – I was so torn seeing a caprese!) but if you’re vegan (or a gluten free veggie, Auntie Irish I’m thinking of you) then I would definitely call ahead to see if adaptions are possible. I am hopeful – they happily swapped out the kale (worst veg in the world) to spinach for me with my fish.
My fish of the day would actually have cost more when purchased separately (around £18), than having it included on the set 🤯 One could assume it was a smaller version, but my portion of cod was hefty and I certainly wasn’t hungry after having had that (it came with fennel fried potatoes too) and my meatball and orzo starter. I was comfortably full and every mouthful was delicious.
Five of us ate (four adults, one child) and we each had two courses. We also ordered four soft drinks, two hot drinks and had four glasses of frizzante, and the bill came to less than £96. I think that’s excellent for a sit down meal with three generations in lovely surroundings.
To further excite my money saving sensibilities, as Scoozi is now part of the Tiffin Group (who run the cafe on the seafront and at Bullock Farm, hence the Sunday pop-ups which I’m also a fan of) it’s included as a ‘Tiffin Loyalty Club’ venue.
This means you earn 1 point per £1 you spend and 120 points gets you a £5 voucher. A reward some may say but a reward nonetheless and it seems not many know about this – when I asked for my points to be added to my account I was the 1st customer to have done so!! But if you visit Scoozi’s once and then the cafes a few times you’ll easily rack up a voucher.
Scoozi’s is a self styled ‘neighbourhood restaurant’. It’s modern, with floor to ceiling windows flooding light into the restaurant (although it’s a little darker around the corner by the open kitchen). There are a couple of booths and some delightful round tables in the windows but most seating has a bench on one side of the table. It’s stylish without being OTT and has a great ambiance.
Service also needs a special mention. My daughter is a slow eater so I like to order her main before I even think about ordering my drink – not a problem! She wants a little bowl to sprinkle her own cheese? Sure! Nonna and I don’t like kale? Have spinach! On another occasion we were at the opticians next door and wanted to pop in for an ice cream at the end of a lunch service while some eye drops were doing their thing… We were given a lovely welcome despite things winding down.
Finding places great value places to eat out that will suit toddlers and grandparents alike isn’t always the easiest, but Scoozi’s remains a winner for us. (And if you’re not having the set menu, the calzone is to die for 🤤).
Thank you for reading,