From their crowd-pleasing selection of British plates through to their whopping afternoon teas, Scoff and Banter is a top choice for a family-friendly restaurant in London, with locations in Kensington, Bloomsbury, Oxford Street, and Canary Wharf.
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.
The Depot is a sophisticated new pub in Kidbrooke Village, offering a cosy modern place to eat and a varied menu of classic British eats. If you're bringing the little ones, fear not as their extensive kids menu will cater for even the fussiest of eaters.
This gorgeous authentic eatery has a menu so varied that its sure to cater to even the fussiest of little eaters. Enjoy traditional dishes such as fresh pizza, seasonal pasta and mouthwatering antipasti in the exquisite location of Mayfair.
Head over to Stratford where the Timber Lodge is offering a relaxed and tasty experience for all the family. Located in the Queen Elizabeth Park, the restaurant is eco-friendly and energy-efficient, offering gorgeous, green surroundings and some delicious plates of food to get stuck into.
This lively restaurant chain is bringing plates of crowd-pleasing Middle Eastern dishes to London's families. The Lebanese spot has something for even the fussiest little eaters, with a hearty menu of mezze including hummus, falafel and healthy salads.
Offering authentic Thai food with a smile, this family friendly restaurant is found across London. Head into one of Rosa's Thai Cafe for big eats which cater for all diets, without breaking the bank.
All Bar One Regent Street is the ideal family restaurant. Not only do they have a menu packed with delicious British treats, cocktails and Champagne, but their kids menu don't just settle for chicken nuggets and be done with it. It's filled with dishes like Little Pad Thai, Grilled Chicken Breast and Cod Goujons, so that even the fussiest little eater will have something to write about.
Situated in the heart of Wembley, Cabana is all about the street food. Serving up Brasilian-inspired dishes and specialising in skewers and cocktails, this is the perfect place whether you're looking for somewhere to take the little ones on the weekend or relax after a day of shopping.
Picky kids need not worry because Battersea's London House is letting them feast on a delicious selection of treats. From meatballs and pasta and sausage and mash, to a sweet and sticky chocolate brownie, every taste can be catered for. And the best part? Kids under 12 can eat totally free.
A Farringdon favourite located just a stone's throw from Exmouth Market, Firebrand Pizza Clerkenwell is a firm choice when it comes to family dining. Not only is the restaurant fronting impressive interiors, but the menu of classic Italian plates will please the fussiest of diners.
These fun, funky and foodie spots are perfect for families for a whole load of reasons. Firstly, there's a wide selection of eateries so even the fussiest of kids can be catered for, secondly the venues are spacious and exciting at any age, thirdly, the bar serves delicious homemade juices alongside its cocktails for the parents.
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.
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.
From the type of pasta to the choice of cheese, Pasta Remoli is a unique dining concept that puts control back in your hands. Find this casual spot for a mix and match menu of homely classics, meaning even the fussiest of eaters will find something they like.
Combining a relaxed yet refined atmosphere with two universally loved dishes, this is the perfect place to take your family in London for a special occasion. Enjoy a wonderful range of steaks and lobsters, and there are cocktails, mocktails, Champagnes, wines and soft drinks to enjoy alongside them.
If you're looking for a relaxing place to eat with all the family, head west, where this Fulham favourite is serving up dishes for young and old. Kids will love the palate pleasers, while adults can soak up real ales, experimental concoctions and local wines.
Bringing you a banging selection of Vietnamese dishes in relaxed surroundings, Pho is serving quality and authentic eats from central London to Battersea and Wimbledon. Feeling hungry? Prepare to be blown away by noodle soups, tasty drinks and more.
A gorgeous West London pub that welcomes families and kids, The Warrington is far more than just a hotel. Stroll over to the Maida Vale space for a hearty lunch, with adults being able to tuck into gastro takes on classics, while kids can munch on crowd pleasing dishes that include fish & chips, and mac n cheese.
Looking to something a little different with the family? Try your hand at a couple of rounds of mini golf at Battersea's Putt in the Park, a unique course made up of rockeries, cascades and canopies. There's even a restaurant to fill up rumbling tummies afterwards.
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.
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.
This fun family-run restaurant in West London brings you a delicious selection of eats. From grilled prawns and sumptuous lamb croquettes to perfectly cooked steak and a vibrant lentil and cauliflower curry, it's one of the best casual eateries on the Old Brompton Road.
Looking for a family-friendly spot that the kids will love just as much as the adults? Head to Tapas Brindisa Soho where you'll find a charming restaurant serving up tapas-style plates from prawns to chorizo and veggie-friendly dishes.