Harvester gets family-friendly award

Mitchells and Butlers brand Harvester been crowned 'Best Family-Friendly Restaurant' at the Tommy's Baby-Friendly Awards.

It's the second occasion on which Harvester has been given this title.

Harvester's Amanda Rigby has spoken of the brand's delight and honour at being given the award.

"At Harvester we have created an offer which meets the needs of parents and our young guests, so they can enjoy a truly stress free and enjoyable experience when visiting us," she claimed.

The new prize is a testament to people working at Harvester restaurants' hard work, she said, it will drive the brand to carry on putting families in the centre of everything it does.

The Tommy's Awards this year saw votes from more than 27,000 who named their top family and baby friendly brands.

The awards have been going for nearly 20 years now, and ask mums and dads to name companies they feel are playing their part in providing a family-friendly offering.

"The Tommy's Baby-Friendly Awards have set the benchmark for companies in the UK," Ms Rigby said.

It comes after Mitchells and Butlers gave word that a much more adult-focused brand, All Bar One, would be opening a pair of new locations at Birmingham Airport this year.

The first of these has already opened its doors to the public and can be found in the Airport's South departure lounge. Another is set to open this coming June.

"We are delighted to have successfully acquired these new locations and showcase All Bar One within one of the country's most vibrant and expanding airports. We continue to seek to expand our brands which serve attractive market segments and which can offer us good returns," commented Mitchells & Butlers' property director, Gary John.

The All Bar One opening in June is at the airport's North landside section.

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