Finding the perfect family friendly restaurant can often be overwhelming – especially when London has almost 40,000 foodie establishments to choose from! So, we’ve rounded up our favourite family-friendly restaurants that are sure to please each and every family member.
Top 10 Family-Friendly Restaurants in London
A veritable Willy Wonka factory of waffles, featuring a build-your-own waffle concept, packed full with homemade gelato and delicious toppings. Instagram-famous dessert concept Bubblewrap is a veritable Willy Wonka factory of waffles, packed full with homemade gelato and delicious toppings.
With a fun build-your-own waffle menu designed for both kids and adults alike, customers have full creative control to create their waffle of dreams. Start by picking your waffle base, then choose from a delectable array of fillings. These deliciously decadent desserts are now available across three London locations; Chinatown, Covent Garden and Old Spitalfields Market. The perfect afternoon pick-me-up.
One for those in the know, Rasa Sayang is a hidden gem nestled in London’s Chinatown serving up Singaporean favourites that appeals to little ones as much as the grown ups thanks to the simple, paired-back approach.
Inspired by the buzzy neighbourhood cafes found across Malaysia, children will love the exciting atmosphere and platefuls of deliciously sticky BBQ favourites, each one marinated and cooked to perfection. The grill menu features an array of meat and fish options including chicken satay, tiger prawns and chicken wings.
The perfect spot for Oxford Street-bound families this summer, Lupos Bros is a laidback neighbourhood cafe with a gorgeous outdoor terrace.
Why do we love it? Amongst the extensive menu which features a variety of sweet and savoury dishes, Lupos Bros have perfected their brunch game with the ultimate stack of fluffy American-style buttermilk pancakes, topped with dry cured bacon, caramelised banana, seasonal fruit, mascarpone and drizzled with 100% Canadian maple syrup.
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
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 in Bethnal Green 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.
Legendary family-run chippie with a dedicated children’s menu which offers bite-size versions of the restaurant’s signature dishes including cod bites and chips, and sausage and chips, all for just £6.50. Fish and chips is a firm family favourite and few places do it as well as Poppies.
Decked out with 1950’s memorabilia, step into Poppies to experience a nostalgic slice of London at this legendary family-run chippie, serving perfectly flaked battered fish, homemade fish cakes, and retro favourites like scampi and jellied eels. Using locally-sourced fish delivered fresh daily, the dedicated children’s menu offers bite-size versions of the restaurant’s signature dishes including cod bites and chips, all for just £6.50.
L6 Kitchen & Bar
Introduce your kids to the fantastical world of contemporary art before heading up to L6 Kitchen & Bar serving a family-friendly menu of British classics with unrivalled views across the Millenium Bridge to St. Paul’s Cathedral.
Packed with quality ingredients and fresh flavours, the restaurant offers a dedicated two-course children’s menu which includes failsafe favourites including hake goujons or pork sausages served with new potatoes, crushed peas or green beans and homemade apple crumble. An unbeatable classic topped with a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream.
Italian Bear Chocolate Café
Treat your little chocoholics to a world famous hot chocolate from Italian chocolate artisans Italian Bear Chocolate Café in Fitzrovia. Picture thick, velvety hot chocolate available in milk, dark and gianduia (hazelnut) flavours, with lashings of extra milk, dark and white chocolate dripped over the edge of the cup.
Chocolate lovers will not be left disappointed with this decadent and indulgent treat. And it’s not just hot chocolate that gets this unbelievable treatment. Choose profiteroles, chocolate cakes, donuts, waffles, milkshakes and chocolate dipped strawberries too.
Chinatown London is heaven for the little ones with a vast selection of delightfully vibrant sweet treats to seek out.
Taiyakiya’s signature fish-shaped waffle, loaded with your choice of soft-serve and adorned with dazzling sprinkles and either a unicorn horn, mermaid tail or angel wings. One more discovery not to be missed is bubble tea! One of Taiwan’s most famous creations, bubble tea is loved by teens around the world for its chewy tapioca pearls, rainbow-like variations and super sweet flavours.
Want to know our favourites to discover? We’d pick Cuppacha’s glow-in-the dark Ombre series or YiFang’s signature ‘Mudflip’ milk tea, which creates a joyous swirl of brown and white when flipped.