The Best Child-Friendly Restaurants In London |

The Best Child-Friendly Restaurants In London

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A family meal out doesn’t have to mean sacrificing grown-up style and delicious dishes. From Carluccio’s to Cafe Murano, we’ve whittled down the best restaurants in London to grab a family-friendly bite, offering everything from tacos and cocktails to pizzas and kids’ colouring books…

All Star Lanes

With bowling, burgers and milkshakes on the menu, you know the kids will be kept suitably entertained at bowling hotspot All Star Lanes.

Locations in Bayswater, Brick Lane, Holborn and Stratford



Hix Soho

Perhaps not the first place that springs to mind for a family gathering – we salute anyone brave enough to bound into Hix’s flagship Soho venue with a double buggy in tow – but when kids can eat for free with any adult à la carte course, every day until 6pm, you know you’re onto a winner.

7/9 Berwick Street, Soho W1F 0PJ



Jamie’s Italian

Every branch of Jamie’s Italian is kitted out for kids. They even have special bottle warmers to heat up babies' milk, should you need it. The menu is healthy and has a great selection – mini beef burgers, spaghetti Bolognese, chicken lollipops and margherita pizzas – and they also hand out activity packs to keep little ones entertained at the table, so the grown-ups can eat in peace.

Various locations



Big Easy

For an all-American feast, you won’t find much better than Big Easy. Plus, kids under ten eat free when accompanied by an adult ordering from the bottomless brunch or à la carte menu. Adults have the option of choosing between ‘The Big Pig Gig’ Limitless Bar.B.Q or the ‘Fresh Lobster Fest’, which includes free flowing prosecco, Big Easy brew, frozen Bacardi mojito, or house wine, all for £29.50, with a limit of two free child meals per one adult.
Locations in Covent Garden, Kings Road and Canary Wharf



Cantina del Ponte

Cool down in the summer heat at riverside trattoria Cantina del Ponte, who will be treating children under 12 to free Bambino Sundaes until the end of the summer.

Cantina del Ponte, 36c Shad Thames SE1 2YE



Tom’s Kitchen

With dedicated children’s menus in both the Canary Wharf and Chelsea branches, Tom’s Kitchen is more than clued up when it comes to dining with kids. Little ones can choose from the likes of boiled egg and soldiers or mini berry pancakes for breakfast; crispy chicken with mash and peas or tomato and cheese pasta for mains; and for dessert, grated apple with yoghurt and sultanas, or pear and blackberry crumble with vanilla ice cream (£8.50 for two courses). And to wash it down, there are milkshakes, juices and smoothies to choose from, too. Kids also eat free when adults order the weekend brunch at Tom’s Kitchen Canary Wharf, where there's also a play room stacked to the rafters with toys and games to keep the kids occupied whilst you enjoy a bit of adult time.

Locations in Chelsea and Canary Wharf



Jude’s Ice Cream at Pear Tree Café

If there’s one way to keep the kids smiling over the summer, it’s a frozen ice cream fix. Head to Battersea’s Pear Tree Café where Jude’s ice cream parlour will be serving up all kinds of cool, creamy delights. Flavour combos include Jude’s Black Coconut, Salted Caramel, Strawberries & Cream, Honeycomb and Mango Sorbet.

Pear Tree Café, Lakeside Café, Battersea Park SW11 4NJ




A buzzing hotspot for pasta-loving bambinos, Carluccio’s Italian is a haven for families. Kids can colour with crayons as they wait patiently for their bowls of spaghetti Bolognese or creamy mac and cheese, and if they’re feeling particularly creative, they can even create their own pasta dish with a range of fresh ingredients. The kid’s menu includes a main, dessert and soft drink all for £7, and from now until 31st August, kids can eat for just £1 between 9am and 5pm at any participating Carluccio’s restaurant.

Various locations



Tilly’s Kitchen Takeover at Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay’s celebrated restaurant collection is launching an extra special 'Tilly's Treats' menu for kids, inspired by his daughter Tilly Ramsay's first ever cookbook Tilly's Kitchen Takeover.  Kids will eat for free with every adult main course at Bread Street Kitchen, Heddon Street Kitchen, London House, Maze Grill Mayfair, Maze Grill Park Walk, Maze Grill Royal Hospital Road, The Narrow, Union Street Café, York & Albany and Plane Food, where they can tuck into the likes of Tilly’s signature slam dunk meatballs with pasta, and chicken with rosemary roast potatoes.
Pick Your Own Pizza masterclasses will also run at the newly-launched Allotment at Bread Street Kitchen, where little ones will get to make their own pizzas using fresh British produce and ingredients sourced straight from the urban garden, whilst mum and dad sit back and relax.

Bread Street Kitchen, Heddon Street Kitchen, London House, Maze Grill Mayfair, Maze Grill Park Walk, Maze Grill Royal Hospital Road, The Narrow, Union Street Café, York & Albany and Plane Food



Hai Cenato

Good news for foodies, Jason Atherton’s New York-style eatery, Hai Cenato, is offering a new family-friendly weekend brunch. Mum and dad can tuck into the likes of Italian French toast with Amalfi lemon curd and blueberries; Cacio e pepe, smoked mackerel with butter poached potatoes, flat parsley; and Rosemary Focaccia, fried Arlington whites with nduja jam; whilst kids can enjoy a mini Margherita sourdough pizza or pasta Bolognese, plus a cone of gelato (Crème Fraiche, Salted Caramel and Vanilla) all on the house. Sounds pretty good to us.

2 Sir Simon Milton Square, Victoria SW1E 5DJ, weekend brunch available Saturday and Sunday from 11am-3pm in the restaurant and on the outside terrace.



This bustling Mexican mini-chain has a special kids’ menu offering smaller, mildly-spiced versions of their taco and quesadilla creations, with a few added extras – like homemade hibiscus cordial, babyccinos and creamy scoops of ice cream. Every branch is always busy, so you won’t have to worry about your clan making a racket, they’ll blend into the background noise easily!

Various locations



Cafe Murano 

As well as offering child-friendly portions of classic Italian dishes – think rigatoni with sausage ragu and linguine with tomato and basil – kids under ten eat entirely free at Angela Hartnett’s celebrated Italian eatery. The children’s menu includes two courses and a soft drink, and dessert includes a selection of homemade ice creams and sorbets in a delicious range of flavours. Available throughout the summer and up to parties of 6.
Locations in St James and Covent Garden



Granger & Co.

With outposts in Chelsea, Clerkenwell, King’s Cross and Notting Hill, Granger & Co.’s Australian-inspired fare is the perfect pit stop for a family brunch. As well toasted sandwiches, cooked breakfasts and a selection of nutritious sweet bakes – the muffins and toasted coconut bread are divine – there’s delicious range of smoothies and shakes packed with fresh fruit and a hit of ice cream.
Locations in Chelsea, Clerkenwell, King’s Cross and Notting Hill

Pizza Pilgrims

Pizzas are always a winner, particularly when served up quickly in Pizza Pilgrims’ self-titled ‘Pizza Playground’. There’s no dedicated kids’ menu as such, but there are plenty of plain classics to delve into – marina, margherita and aubergine parmigiana spring to mind – and kids can watch the drama unfold as pizza doughs are tossed and thrown like magic into the gigantic wood-fired pizza ovens.

Various locations




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