Best child-friendly restaurants in London
As the summer holidays begin, many families will be heading to London to see the sights and enjoy the many museums, shows and other attractions that London offers children. While you are there, you will be likely to want to eat out at least once and possibly several times. Fortunately, many of London’s restaurateurs are keen to make you and your children feel welcome.
What to look for in a restaurant
When dining with children, you need to carefully consider their needs. Service needs to be fast, as children can easily become bored waiting for their meals. Check to see if a restaurant will help keep them occupied with fun packs or play areas. Also, look at what is on the children’s menu. Some little ones want more than just the usual sausages, nuggets or fish fingers. Happy children will make for a more relaxed dining experience for you.
Good child-friendly restaurants in London
- Belgo Central in Covent Garden is ideally placed for many attractions. The Belgian cuisine is delicious, but there are also traditional favourites on the children’s menu.
- Bodean’s in Soho serves the barbecue treats that kids enjoy. For great value, visit on a Sunday, when kids eat free.
- The Electric Diner in Notting Hill serves tasty French-American meals. It prides itself on being family-friendly, so you won’t feel that you have to worry if your children get a bit noisy.
- For healthy children's cuisine, head to Leon. All kids’ meals come with an activity pack.
- Children will love the forest-themed décor of The Rainforest Café in the West End. Serving American and international cuisine, this restaurant ensures that there will be something on the menu for everyone.
- Wahaca has several London locations. The children’s menu features Mexican favourites in a slightly less spicy version for younger palates.
- At Sticky Fingers in Kensington, you won’t have to worry if your children eat with their hands! The ribs and chicken drumsticks on the kids' menu are designed to get hands sticky.