Finding the perfect family friendly restaurant can often be overwhelming – especially when London alone has almost 40,000 foodie establishments to choose from! So, to help you on your quest, we’ve rounded up five of our favourites that are sure to please each and every family member, from grandmas to toddlers and everyone in between...
1. Tom’s Kitchen
Celebrity Chef Tom Aikens strives to serve high quality and ethically sourced ingredients at this popular restaurant chain. With multiple locations around London as well as two international locations, Tom’s Kitchen has become well known for its relaxed atmosphere and incredible selection of meals, and also has an extensive children’s menu with plenty of options for your little ones. The establishment serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner on weekdays; as well as dinner and brunch on the weekends. The cosy environment is perfect for families, and the long wine and cocktail list is sure to please mum and dad!
London Locations: Chelsea, Canary Wharf, St. Katherine Docks, Somerset House
2. Giraffe World Kitchen
Giraffe World Kitchen’s goal is to share the many tastes of the world with their customers by creating dishes unique to many different cultures. Boasting 49 locations in the UK alone, it’s a beloved chain known for its smiley service and fun atmosphere. It is also one of the most child friendly restaurants in London, offering a kids deal of a main dish, drink, and pudding for £6.50 every day of the week. The staff can provide activity sheets and crayons to keep children happy during their dining experience, as well as an extensive menu with a wide array of dishes. Children and adults alike will love getting a taste of other cultures without leaving London!
London Locations: Blackheath, Brunswick Centre, Heathrow Airport, Holland Park, James Street, King’s Cross, Southbank Centre, Spitalfields, Victoria, Westfield Stratford
3. Honest Burgers
Perfect for a quick meal with the family, Honest Burgers is one of London’s most beloved burger restaurants. With locations practically on every corner, it’s known for outstanding burgers cooked to perfection, a buzzing atmosphere, and meals suitable for all ages. There’s also a children’s menu complete with games for the little ones to enjoy while waiting for their meal, as well as a variety of cocktails, wine, and beer for the adults. If you’re looking for the ideal casual restaurant to take the whole family to, Honest Burgers is a guaranteed success!
London Locations: Brixton, Soho, Camden, Portobello, Kings Cross, Oxford Circus, Tooting, Liverpool St., Clapham, Old St., Peckham, Covent Garden, Bank, Warren St., South Kensington, Hammersmith, Dalston, Baker St., Chiswick, Greenwich
If you’re looking to dress up for a night out with the whole family, Bistrotheque is a great choice. While it’s a little more pricey, its diverse menu offers a wide variety of dishes from pancakes to foie gras. Your children will love their child friendly brunch menu, and mum and dad can indulge in one of the many inventive cocktails. Located in an old warehouse, the atmosphere is trendy and inviting, with a pianist and distinctive aromas welcoming guests. Going to Bistrotheque with the whole family is perfect for a special occasion or even just a fun family night on the town.
London Location: 23-27 Wadeson St
5. Vauxhall City Farm
Vauxhall City Farm is the perfect escape to the country without actually having to leave London! With many animals to pet and feed, your children will love exploring the gorgeous farm. The lovely on-site café serves a selection of family friendly dishes, with everything from sandwiches to stuffed jacket potatoes all at a purse friendly price. For an outing with a difference, you should add this one to your list.
London Location: 165 Tyers Street, Lambeth, London
By Lily Andersson