Family Restaurants in London
Planning a family trip in London can be a nightmare, but we’re about to take all of the stress of arranging somewhere great to eat out of the picture. Our selection of the best family restaurants in London is an absolute beauty, packed with child-friendly eateries right around the corner from some of the city’s best tourist attractions. Read on to discover our recommended picks for eating out with children in London, or have a browse at our hub page for a more complete guide to dining out.
Last updated on 15th May 2016
A relaxed haven from the busy streets of central London, the Slug offers great value for money for all the family. Come on Sunday to take full advantage; kids under 8 can enjoy a meal with a drink for just £1 when dining with a full paying adult! Central London not really ideal? The Slug also welcomes the family for food and drinks at Tower Bridge, Leicester Square, The O2 and Wood Street.
Fed up of the kids staying glued to their smartphones at the dinner table? There’s no need to worry about that at Inamo; London’s leading restaurant for combining delicious food with interactive experiences. Order via a tablet, set your own digital placemats, check in on the kitchen via chef cam and play a fun ping pong game while you await those pan-Asian delights. A fun and innovative child-friendly restaurant in London that’s perfect for all ages.
With Covent Garden, the London Transport Museum and the Royal Opera House right around the corner, Smollensky’s is another top restaurant after a day out with the family in London. There’s a good spread on offer for mum and dad, while the kids can enjoy a main, dessert and a drink for just £6.95.
Bumpkin is one of those rare gems that instantly whisks you away from the bustling streets of Chelsea and towards somewhere quaint, cosy and familiar. Another of our must try spots for eating out with children in London, hole up in this neighbourhood retreat just off King’s Road and enjoy some homely British cooking. Look out for the secret garden when the summer months roll around.
We’ll start our rundown of the best family friendly restaurants in London with a trip to the riverside. Perched on the side of the water and offering one of the best outdoor terraces in the city, The Blue Boat is a friendly and familiar gastropub. Let the kids pick something from the children’s menu while you weigh up the rest of the fresh and seasonal fare on offer, then head outside for a drink in the serene garden once the plates have been cleared away.
Got some film fans in your family’s ranks? Bubba Gump is where you need to be; dedicating their entire West End venue to the life and times of a certain Forrest Gump. A perfect restaurant catering for children under 10, all items on the kids menu come with french fries, fresh fruit and an extra special treat.
Have a trawl through the wonders of Borough Market and end up at Tanner & Co, an impossibly charming restaurant and bar offering a warm welcome to all the family. Nothing but the best ingredients go into these hearty, comforting dishes, and there’s a tasty (and healthy) children’s menu for the little ones. After a long day on your feet with the kids; you’ve definitely earned one of their signature Bermondsey Street Bootleg cocktails.
Perfect for a pitstop after a busy day sightseeing, The Admiralty is a family friendly pub in central London on the doorstep of Trafalgar Square, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. This is the only pub in the city dedicated to the HMS Victory, where a spread of homely comfort food and real ale awaits. The kids can tuck into a main and a pudding for just £8.50 at this highly rated restaurant and bar.