Kent is truly a food-lover’s destination, awash with gastropubs, farm cafes, Michelin starred restaurants and even several celebrated vineyards such as Chapel Down and Biddenden. In coastal towns you’ll find plenty of fresh seafood, as well as home grown produce from “The Garden of England”.

BabyBreaks has researched the best child-friendly restaurants in Kent so you can plan your mealtimes with ease.


1. The Veg Box Cafe, Canterbury

A bright, informal spot for vegetarian, vegan and organic dishes, that will make getting their five a day exciting and enticing. The long wooden tables and colourful decor create a relaxed, familial feel. In the summer you could plan a picnic and choose a takeaway salad box, and in winter you can enjoy the daily changing homemade soup and plenty of cake,  all made freshly onsite. The kids will love the play area filled with books and toys, where they can even enjoy their lunch if they wish.

Address: 17A Burgate, Canterbury CT1 2HG

Phone: 01227 456654

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2. The Potting Shed, Langley

This popular pub has loads of outdoor space, a play area, a vegetable garden and an open kitchen where you can see the chefs at work. Order a sharing platter for the table, or kids favourite pizza, then grab a table outside and soak up the sunshine.

Address: Horseshoes Lane, Langley, Maidstone ME17 3LZ

Phone: 01622 862112

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Source: Elite Pubs / The Potting Shed

3. Fenn Bell Inn, St. Mary Hoo

A 17th century pub with an on site zoo and miniature railway is the perfect place to keep parents and kids happy! Fenn Bell Inn receives rave reviews on Trip Advisor, from families enchanted by its unique concept and crowd pleasing food. It is the first pub in the country to be granted a full zoo licence, and is home to over a hundred rescued animals ,including lemurs and monkeys.

The kids will love the safari truck ride to see the animals up close. The pub is conveniently located close to both Rochester Cathedral and Chatham Historic Dockyard too, so there’s plenty to see in the area.​ A true favourite place among our child friendly restaurants in Kent.

Address: Fenn St, Allhallows, Rochester ME3 8RF

Phone: 01634 270422

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4. The Zetland Arms, Deal

If you’re going to see the White Cliffs of Dover on your travels, then lunch at the nearby Zetland Arms is a must. The pub boasts an amazing location right on the beach, so the kids can run around in the waves whilst you watch them and enjoy a pint of locally brewed ale. Freshly caught, local seafood features heavily on the menu, as well as sandwiches, burgers and daily changing specials. We recommend you book ahead to guarantee a table with sea views.

Address: Wellington Parade, Kingsdown, Deal CT14 8AF

Phone: 01304 370114

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5. The Milk House, Sissinghurst

This award winning 16th century pub perfectly blends historic charm with modern finesse, in one of the most picturesque areas of Kent. The food is outstanding – the owners aim to source all their ingredients from a 20-mile radius, so you’ll find only the freshest seasonal produce on your plate. Families will love the sun terrace overlooking a large lawn, where kids can run freely while adults sip a glass of wine from one of the area’s renowned vineyards.  Authentic wood-fired pizza are served on the terrace in the summer months, and children have their own pizza menu to choose from. There’s even a family friendly festival “Milkfest” held here each year, with live music and plenty of great food and drink. Sissinghurst Castle and Gardens are just half a mile’s walk away – the perfect place to visit before or after lunch.

Address: The Street, Sissinghurst. TN17 2JG

Phone: 01580 720200

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Source: @ricgreiss / Beach House Bistro & Bar Blackpool

6. The Poacher and Partridge, Tudeley

Close to the pretty town of Royal Tunbridge Wells, this pub boasts a fantastic garden and uninterrupted views over the Kent countryside. There’s a great outdoor play area, and the children’s menu has small sized options for toddlers, as well as larger dishes for older kids.  There’s also a burger shack, a huge wood fired pizza oven, and excellent cocktails. All in all, a great crowd pleaser!

Address: Hartlake Rd, Tonbridge TN11 0PH

Phone: 01732 358934

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7. The Captain Digby, Broadstairs

This pub is really popular with families thanks to its indoor and outdoor play areas and fantastic panoramic sea views from the terrace. The food is simple pub grub – burgers, fish and chips or classic pies. And the children have their own extensive menu, which is excellent value.

Address: Whiteness Rd, Broadstairs CT10 3QH

Phone: 01843 867764

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8. Il Posticino, Canterbury

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This authentic Italian receives great reviews for its tasty food, warm welcome and good value children’s menu. At this child friendly restaurants in Kent, little ones can tuck into a plate of pasta for just £3.50, whilst parents enjoy sophisticated risotto or seafood dishes. It’s right next to the Odean cinema too, so great if you want a pre-cinema dinner. Also their Seafood linguini is absolutely amazing!

Address:  61 Dover St, Canterbury CT1 3HD

Phone: 01227 788022

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