Dublin is certainly a very diverse city for eating out, and really family friendly. You’ll find all the usual chains in the city centre, a handful of on-trend ‘play cafes’. Also numerous seaside fish restaurants, cute country pubs and fashionable wine bars. There really is something for everyone!
Therefore, at BabyBreaks we have researched the best child friendly restaurants in Dublin, so you can plan your mealtimes around the city.
Also take a look at our selection of activities in Dublin for the perfect stay.
1. Panda Play Cafe
A fun, safe and sociable space for under 5’s to stay and play whilst parent enjoy some much needed coffee. The children are the main focus here, rather than the food – it’s fantastic if you have young children who need a break from sightseeing.
Within the spacious play area there’s a huge selection of toys, a baby corner and outdoor play space too, if the weather is nice. You can stay and play as long as you like, and there’s always a fun daily activity at 10:30 and 2:30..
Phone: +353 86 399 5775
2. Two Fifty Square
The spacious interiors of this Dublin coffee house makes it a great choice if you have a pram in tow. The coffee beans are roasted on site, and the food is fresh, wholesome and locally sourced where possible.
The café is often full of young families, so you should feel totally comfortable bringing your little ones here.
Phone: +353 1 496 8336
Avoca has a string of shops and cafes throughout Ireland , and the one on Suffolk Street in Dublin is real hit with local for families . The stylish, food-focused department store is spread over 7 levels – there’s a deli, a coffee shop and a foodmarket all packed with edible artisan treats. The light and airy café is on the top floor, and serves breakfast and lunch featuring the best of Irish ingredients.
Phone: +353 1 677 4215
Milano is the Irish name of Pizza Express – always a winner with kids. The famous doughballs with melting garlic butter never fail to keep little ones happy while they wait for their meal, and don’t forget to ask for the Activity Pack.
The excellent value children’s menu has some good healthier options such as a chicken salad and organic, no added sugar ice lollies. One of the best child friendly restaurants in Dublin.
Address: Various locations
Ireland’s oldest wine bar, located within beautifully restored wine vaults dating back to 1821 , is not necessarily where you would think to take children. However, this venue is surprisingly welcome to younger customers, and well worth a visit for any wine-loving parents! The interiors are stunning and the food is equally impressive – the family owner’s organic farm provides all of the meat used in each delicious dish.
The “little people” menu serves equally top quality fare such as Boyne Valley beef cheek croquettes, and half portions of selected a la carte dishes. A great place for a treat, and to introduce slightly older children to refined dining.
Phone: +353 1 672 0010
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