We went to Ikea in Perth recently and I was struck by some of the differences to the one we used to go to (Lakeside, in Essex). In particular, I hadn't realised that the cafe would be so different. There was sushi, which seems to now be a child's menu staple here, and a lot more salads, as well as a lot more people to help throughout the store (which was great, actually).
It got me wondering- what is your local Ikea like? Do German ones serve noodles and dumplings and the French ones have a huge list of cakes for example?
Hi ripishere, my husband is coming over to check out the housing in June. Looking at desa park city, what do you think of the areas there, do you know which parts are good for families. I have 3dc aged between 7 + 10. Thanks x
I've never been there, but a couple I know who are having a baby in May are moving there soon because of it's greenery and family friendliness. I was also speaking to a man who had lived there. He moved out because he wanted to be nearer KL. He is recently married, no plans for children. Fool.
The one near me in Sweden is very similar to the Warrington one. Meatballs are back. The kids meals include an ice cream, I never noticed that in England. Oh, and it's more expensive here! But gift cards from the UK work here, but IKEA family cards don't!
When we lived in Bulgaria our nearest ikea was in Thessaloniki in northern Greece. A four hour drive away. Plus however long it took to get through the border. Bulgaria wasn't in the EU then. So ikea trips were part of overnight trips away and we would also go to French supermarkets and marks and spencer.
We also holidayed in northern Greece a lot and would factor in a trip to ikea on the way home. Twice we got caught out with holy days. Where the shops shut. Very frustrating!!!
Can't remember much about the food in the Greek one.
Used ikea in Budapest a lot. I used to go midweek after dropping DS at school. Never very busy then. I assumed the food was fairly standard ikea food. Meatballs obv.
I love their Xmas stuff - still have lots of their Xmas lights. A big heart shaped wreath and some sort of curtains of lights that we put up in the French windows.
Have been to the Bristol one now a few times too.
Trying to wean ourselves off ikea furniture now though. Although the spare bedroom and DS's room are totally ikea. Feel a trip coming on! I'm sure I must need something. And even if I don't actually need anything you can guarantee I will end up buying lots!