Sometimes when it comes to big occasions people have their go to places. For me, this is Buy A Gift. Instead of maybe giving a present that you’re not sure about or that someone might not like, there are loads of options for experiences instead. For Valentine’s Day, there is the Fun Together Smartbox and I think it’s perfect!
The Fun Together Smartbox is a bit different to some other experiences available on Buy A Gift because you’re not purchasing one particular experience. Instead, you buy a voucher where you can choose from over 2000 different experiences. I think this is amazing if you’re buying this for someone else.
With the Fun Together Smartbox you can choose from experiences such as food and drink, days out, adventure experiences and much more! So, if you’re buying for someone and you’re not really sure what they might like, this is the idea thing because then they can choose themselves. The website has a search option and once you have decided and confirmed, you’ll get emailed the details for that particular experience and how to book.
Something I don’t do a lot any more is go out for meals so after a lot of thinking, I decided to choose the Three Course Meal and a Glass of Prosecco for Two at Zizzi, Norwich. For this particular experience, we did not have to book in advance but it is advised. I called the restaurant to book a table and the woman I spoke to was super helpful and booked us in for the date and time we wanted and just told me to bring along vouchers and booking codes.
We booked our table for 12pm on a Tuesday and the restaurant was pretty quiet. We were able to sit wherever we liked so picked a nice spot right in front of the kitchen. I loved that it was all open and the big pizza oven was fired up and giving off some lovely heat.
We were given just the right amount of time to look over the short set menu before our orders were taken. The meal came with a glass of wine each but it wasn’t a problem at all to swap one for a soft drink. Erin was also given a great colouring sheet with crayons (not the cheap ones either) so she was happy and kept busy immediately.
Our starters came out within 10 minutes and they were certainly an impressive start. I had a huge amount of garlic bread while my sister had a salad, which Erin happily got her hands in to figure out what it was!
I didn’t finish my starter because I knew that there would be more food coming pretty soon and I knew there would be a lot! Both of us went for a pizza, me with a Margherita and my sister with the Pizza Capia.
Both pizzas were absolutely delicious and you can really taste the difference when they are cooked in a proper pizza oven. Again, neither of us finished our mains as we wanted to save room for the desserts.
I’d already looked over the menu before our visit and the Chocolate Melt had me drooling and my sister chose the Sticky Chocolate and Praline Torte.
Of course, we both had to share our desserts with Erin and she loved them both, as did we. The Chocolate Melt was to die for and I want to go back for another one already.
Overall, we had a wonderful time at Zizzi and I’m so glad that this was where we used the Buy A Gift Fun Together Smartbox Experience voucher for. I’d never been to a Zizzi restaurant before but it certainly won’t be my last visit now. Although there was loads of different experiences to choose from, meals out don’t happen too often for us so it was a really lovely treat!
Disclaimer: We received this experience free of charge for the purpose of this post. All opinions are our own.