Oxford has lots of good options for eating out as a family, whatever your mood. You’ll find the main chain restaurants along Park End Street and in the Westgate Centre, more independent eateries along the Cowley Road and there’s the famous covered market to mooch around too. If you fancy getting out of the city, The Cotswolds are on your doorstep and brimming with quaint village pubs.
At BabyBreaks, we have researched the best child-friendly restaurants in Oxford, so you can plan your mealtimes around the city.
1. The White Rabbit
Enjoy pizza, beer and board games at this welcoming city centre pub. With a passionate Italian chef at its helm, the pizza dough is made fresh every day and the toppings are really high quality. Parents can enjoy locally brewed ales and artisan gin, while the kids amuse themselves with the wide selection of toys and games.
Address: 21 Friars Entry, Oxford OX1 2BY
Phone: 01865 241177
2. G&D’s Ice Cream Cafe
G&D’s has become something of an Oxford institution, serving up amazing homemade ice cream to tourists, students and locals, who come in droves. Originally opened in 1992, the cafe became so popular that it expanded to two more locations in Oxford, so you’re never too far from a treat for hungry kids. Alongside the unbeatable ice cream, which is made on site every day, the cafes serve fresh bagels, ethically sourced coffee and delicious baked goods.
Address: different addresses in the city. Check website for more info
3. The Jam Factory
This unique venue is a restaurant, bar and art gallery, set in a huge building which was previously a marmalade factory. There are lots of different areas to drink and dine in, including a really pretty courtyard for the summer. There are always lots of events happening at this creative hub too, from live music to life drawing classes. Challenge your family to a game of ping pong after lunch, before browsing the regularly changing art exhibitions.
Address: 4 Hollybush Row, Oxford OX1 1HU
Phone: 01865 244613
4. Brown’s Restaurant
This popular chain brasserie prides itself on high quality British cuisine in an elegant setting. Families like it for its wide choice of classic dishes, serving everything from light bites to indulgent Sunday dinners – there’s certain to be something to satisfy everyone’s tastes, even fussy eaters. The staff are very accommodating to children and they have their own, very reasonably priced menu to choose from.
Phone: 01865 511995
5. Cafe Coco
This Cowley Road cafe receives rave reviews from locals for its smiling, attentive staff, lively atmosphere and excellent food and drinks. Popular with families and freelancers in the day and groups of friends in the evenings, it serves great coffee, cocktails and Mediterranean food.
Address: 23 Cowley Rd, Oxford OX4 1HP
Phone: 01865 200232
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