With over 18,000 restaurants listed in London according to TripAdvisor, it’s easy to get lost with so much variety of food in different areas of the city. Finding the right place to eat with children is equally a challenge unless you go for a Pizzeria or a fast food restaurant.
At BabyBreaks, we have researched and found these child friendly restaurants in London below so that next time you go in the English capital, you will already have your list of restaurants instead of going blind whilst wandering in the city.
And if you fancy experiencing something unique and totally British, make sure to check out our top 5 children’s afternoon teas in London.
Wagamama has been around since 1992 and has spread with many branches across the city and beyond. You will eat easy Asian food dishes like Ramen, Gyoza or Steamed Buns.They have kids menus suitable for all kinds of taste and the prompt service will make your kids happy as you would probably be out of the restaurant within one hour and feel full and happy. By the way, if you happen to stay in a holiday apartment, you can order take-away from there too.
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2. Rainforest Cafe
Rainforest Cafe has been among the favorite child friendly restaurants where young families go to because it is centrally located nearby Piccadilly Circus and close to London theatres. The food might not be the best in town but the decor and animation inside the restaurant will make your kids jaw dropping as soon as they enter the venue.
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7434 3111
ROKA is a great Japanese restaurant close by the British Museum where kids and parents will find an easy-going atmosphere. You can even seat nearby the kitchen and observe all the action happening from the chefs. While there are no kids menus, you can pick and choose smaller portions of different dishes and allow your kids to discover different tastes and textures. Parents will also be spoiled for choice with so many exquisite dishes.
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7580 6464
4. Bread Street Kitchen Restaurant
Bread Street Kitchen Restaurant belongs to Gordon Ramsey Restaurants. It has a very casual atmosphere with a kids menu inspired by Tilly Ramsey’s cookbook (one of Gordon’s daughter). Kids under 12 eat free too which is already a proof point to be featured among the family friendly restaurants in London. If an adult orders a main course when you dine, your child will be able to enjoy a two-courses from the Tilly’s Treats’ menu. Last but not least your family can enjoy the Sunday brunch with a Pizza Masterclass that will make your kids entertained for sure.
Phone: +44 (0) 20 3030 4050
5. Galvin la Chapelle
If you are looking for a family lunch in a French Michelin Star restaurant, Galvin La Chapelle is a great choice where you won’t have to break the bank. Kids have a lovely set menu for around £12.5 and adults can choose the 3-course Sunday lunch menu for £38. The room is very nice and large with a feeling of grandeur and luxury. After your lunch, you could have a nice walk around Spitafield market.
Who said it was impossible to have lunch with young children in a Michelin Star restaurant?
Advance Booking is recommended
Address: 35 Spital Square, London E1 6DY
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7299 0400
6. Belgo Centraal
Belgo is probably one of the largest restaurants in London which seats up to 420 dinners. This place is huge, a bit noisy but have classic food that will satisfy adults and kids. And yes they do have a Kids Menu for £6 per child. The specialty is Mussels & French Fries with a lot of beers to choose from the taps. Definitely a great family dinning spot for a Friday/Saturday evening.
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7813 2233
7. Berti and Boo Restaurant & Play
Bertie and Boo is one of those rare places in London where parents can eat or drink a coffee whilst their children enjoy the soft play area. Open in 2015 on Northcote Road in the residential area of Clapham, the team behind this project has really thought through how to please both parents and children to create an attractive place where you can even organise birthday parties.
Last but not least, the venue hosts story times from Monday until Thursday with one session in the morning at 10:30am and in the afternoon at 4:00pm (please note there is not story time on Friday afternoon). A great family friendly friendly restaurants to choose in London.
Phone: +44 (0) 20 3490 7820
8. Sticky Fingers
If you are into Rock and Roll, this great family friendly restaurant in Kensington will delight adults and children for a great lunch or dinner. This joint has been created by former Rolling Stones bass player Bill Wyman so no wonder why this restaurant has been called after the famous Stones’ record.
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7937 8690
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