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 best children’s afternoon teas in London.

Things to Do in London with Kids

Where to Stay in London with Kids

1. Wagamama

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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

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Rainforest Cafe has been among London families’s favourite child friendly restaurants 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. And let’s not forget the shop where your children will beg for bring back home a snake or a monkey.

Address: 20 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 7EU, UK

Phone: +44 (0) 20 7434 3111

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3. Sunday Spread at Mama Shelter

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Mama Shelter is a cool new French hotel concept that is spreading around the world. Their new hotel opening in London was in September 2019 located in East London trendy Shoreditch. We’ve recently tried their Sunday lunch All You Can Eat Buffet style and we were pleasantly surprised by how good this was. This child friendly restaurant is a perfect lunch venue in East London before wandering the streets around Spitafield Market and Shoreditch district. Their good value for money menu costs £25 per adult and only £10 per child (under 12). Our favourite dish is the Beef Wellington. So make sure to check out this buffet lunch between 12 and 6pm every Sunday.

Address: 437 Hackney Rd, London E2 8PP

Phone: +44 20 7613 6500

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 4. Roka

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.

Address: 37 Charlotte St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1RR, UK

Phone: +44 (0) 20 7580 6464

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5. The Teahouse at Petersham Nurseries

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This venue in Richmond (West London) is one of the hidden secrets of the English capital. If you are looking for a restaurant/café surrounded by plants and plenty of space outside, you have to try The Teahouse at Petersham Nurseries. Whilst Spring and Summer are obviously very popular with local families on weekends to have an easy lunch outside, Petersham Nurseries is open all year round. And if it raining on the day, you can still have lunch or dinner inside the huge glasshouse. Regarding food, expect hearty and hearty food like savoury and sweet homemade cakes, salads and more.

Address: Off Church Ln, Petersham Rd, Richmond TW10 7AB

Phone: 020 8940 5230

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6. 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.

Address: 10 Bread Street, London, EC4M 9AJ, UK

Phone: +44 (0) 20 3030 4050

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7. Wahaca

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With 13 branches across the UK, Wahaca has become one of the main representative food chain restaurant influenced by Mexican food. You and your children will love their food whether you like it hot or not. Their restaurants are very colourful and vibrant and now spread around commercial centres like Westfield. However, we can’t recommend enough to visit their unique restaurant nearby Oxford Circus. Perfect before taking your children to see a London show. One of our favourite child friendly restaurants in London before going to the cinema on a Friday night.

Address: 26-28 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 8QT

Phone: 020 3002 8784

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8. Galvin la Chapelle

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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

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9. 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 child friendly coffee shop to choose in London.

Address: 175-177 Northcode Road, London SW11 6QF, UK

Phone: +44 (0) 20 3490 7820

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10. My Old Dutch

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If you are into pancakes, this restaurant chain will satisfy your taste buds especially if you have a sweet tooth. Proclaimed to be the original London Pancake house, you can find different outlets around London but our favourite remains in Chelsea. So whether you and your children like savoury or sweet pancakes, you will spoilt with choice looking at their menu. And of course don’t forget their Dutch inspiring desserts.

Address: 221 King’s Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 5EJ

Phone: 020 7376 5650

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11. Roast at Borough Market

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Who doesn’t love a nice lunch in a big spacious restaurant where you feel a good vibe with staff doing everything they can to make your experience as pleasant as possible. This is what what we find when we have a weekend lunch at Roast. We love this place because it is right in the middle of the Borough market which makes a great outdoor activity to do with your kids but also because it is minutes away from the contemporary modern art museum Tate Modern. The restaurant also has a kids menu priced at £13.50 for 2 courses. We usually like going to Roast on Saturday morning for breakfast before hitting the food stalls at the market. A versatile restaurant among our favourite child friendly restaurants in London.

Address: The Floral Hall, Stoney St, London SE1 1TL

Phone: 020 3006 6111

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12. All Star Lanes at Westfield White City

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Fancy a game of bowling with your family followed by a great lunch or early dinner? Then All Star Lanes at Westfield must be on your to do list for your next visit in London. This new venue located within the gigantic Westfield White City Shopping Centre will please adults and children for a great fun afternoon or late evening. Make sure you pre-book your bowling slot combined with the meal. The restaurant serves simple dishes like Pasta, Fish Goujons, Burgers or Mac ‘N ‘ Cheese. A fun activity to do on the weekend for sure!

Address: Westfield White City Shopping Centre, Ariel Way, London W12 7FU

Phone: 020 3167 2401

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13. Percy & Founders (still closed until further notice)

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If you are looking for a restaurant not too far from the British museum with a great Sunday roast, Percy & Founders is the place to go. The interior of the restaurant is decorated with a great a taste and you have a choice of different areas to sit your whole family: close to the kitchen or in the main dining room. The venue also have private dining rooms too. Last but not least, they work with The Kid’s Table team to entertain your kids every Sunday from 1200 until 3pm whilst you can have a long lunch without bored kids. Another reason why this venue should be featured among our favourite child friendly restaurants in London.

Address: 1 Pearson Square, Fitzrovia, London W1W 7EY

Phone: 020 3761 0200

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14. Flavourtown

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We have to admit, this is not a restaurant but this place is worth a visit if you are craving for some of the best cupcakes and brownies in London. Their shop on Fulham Road has a few tables where you can sip your favourite hot drink with your cupcake. And we won’t be surprised if you take some photo memories with you to feed your Instagram stories.

Address: 771 Fulham Rd, Fulham, London SW6 5HA

Phone: 020 8108 5994

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Source: Flavourtown Bakery

15. Rick Stein Barnes

If you are looking for a restaurant with a peaceful view over the Thames river, Rick Stein Barnes restaurant must be on your wish list for sure. Located in former council stables, this famous Rick Stein restaurant emulates the Cornish fish food that lots of Londoners appreciate. So expect to find on the menu lots of seafood and traditional dishes like Fish and Chips but also more elaborate courses like the Padstow Lobster Grilled. And why not paying a visit on Saturday or Sunday morning for a lovely breakfast brunch served between 9 and 11am.

Address: Tideway Yard, 125 Mortlake High St, London SW14 8SN

Phone: 020 8878 9462

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16. Dishoom Kensington

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Seating in an Indian restaurant can be tricky for children who are still reluctant to try new flavours, whether spicy or hot (note we make a difference between the two). Of course, children have been used to the traditional mild Chicken Korma that you can find easily in supermarkets but what about more exotic dishes. Dishoom is a place like no others. The  Art Deco restaurant is simply beautiful with a very positive lively vibe into it. The staff is really nice and doesn’t disappoint with their recommendations for kids or adults. Dishoom serves Bombay style dishes like the Nalli Nihari Biryani, which is a flavoursome shank of lamb with basmati rice and caramelised onions.

Address: 4 Derry St, Kensington, London W8 5SE

Phone: 020 7420 9325

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17. Apple Tree Children’s Café

This spacious café located nearby Brockwell Park in South London welcomes families with pre-booked sessions for your children (0 to 5 years old is the recommended age) to enjoy the soft play area. The café offers a wide range of cakes and hot drinks + great meals for the young ones. A great place to relax before heading to the park.

Address: 27-29 Norwood Rd, Herne Hill, London SE24 9AA

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Hopefully, this list of our recommended best child friendly restaurants in London will help you for your next city break holiday with the family. If you have other recommendations, feel free to contact us via our Facebook page or Instagram or send us an email.

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List of Image Sources

  • Wagamama restaurants / Wagamama
  • Rainforest Café London / Rainforest Café
  • Mama Shelter Restaurant London / BabyBreaks
  • Roka Charlotte Street / Roka
  • The Teahouse / Petersham Nurseries
  • Bread Street Kitchen Restaurant / Bread Street Kitchen Restaurant
  • Wahaca / Instagram
  • Galvin La Chapelle / Galvin La Chapelle
  • Berti and Boo Restaurant / Bertieandboo
  • My Old Dutch / Facebook
  • Roast at Borough Market / Facebook
  • All Star Lanes at Westfield White City / BabyBreaks
  • Percy & Founders / Facebook
  • Flavourtown / Flavourtown
  • Rickstein Barnes / Rickstein
  • Dishoom Kensington / Dishoom
  • Apple Tree Children’s Café / Instagram

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