Family Friendly Restaurants in Manchester
Be it a quick and easy after-school dinner, or a special weekend treat, satisfying little ones can be tricky. We’ve rounded up the best family-friendly restaurants in Manchester to please even the fussiest of eaters, from pizza by the slice, to mini pad thais and bambino-sized pasta dishes. Here are our top picks of kid-friendly restaurants in Manchester’s city centre and beyond.
This bowling alley-cum-diner offers laid back dining near Manchester's Palace Theatre. On Mondays kids bowl for free when eating, and with an affordable menu jam-packed with crowd-pleasers including hot dogs and mac & cheese, you'll be struggling to find a reason not to go.
The group's first venture in the north, The Refinery is a family-friendly restaurant located around the corner from the Science and Industry Museum. Offering colouring activities and a selection of board games, as well as a great kids menu, this place ticks all the boxes for a stress-free meal out.
Finding child-friendly, gluten-free food can be tricky at times, luckily Pho has a clearly labeled Coeliac UK accredited menu, taking all the hassle out of ordering. The team are more than happy to cater for any allergies and each menu comes jam-packed with activities and colouring.
This new restaurant is serving up a range of reasonably priced burgers within a five-minute walk of Manchester's Opera House. With family-sized booths and an outdoor terrace for warmer days, Honest Burgers offer a selection of kid-sized dishes, cooked with the same great quality ingredients as their main menu.
The team behind Yard & Coop go out of their way to make sure little ones are having a great time, dishing out Lego, running regular quizzes and often offering kids-eat-free deals. Their menu includes all things fried chicken with a wide selection of hot and cold sides to boot.
A firm favourite for all the family, Crazy Pedro's Pizza Parlour is the ideal place for a weekend treat. Serving up pizza by the slice, the Bridge Street restaurant welcomes kids up until 8pm (alternatively, call a babysitter and check out their impressive tequila selection...)
Sugo Pasta Kitchen is an Italian restaurant with family at its heart. Its selection of pasta dishes are made with the finest quality ingredients, and there is an extensive wine list to match. The team also offer two bambino sized dishes daily, including a plain butter and Parmesan dish to please even the fussiest of eaters.
Within easy reach of Albert Square, Market Street and Deansgate, All Bar One is the perfect place for a quick bite in Manchester's city centre. Children are welcome up until 7pm every day, and there is a healthy kids menu including a little pad thai, and mini chicken & avocado salad - all priced at an affordable £4.
If you're looking for a healthier option, check out Comptoir Libanais' selection of Lebanese-inspired dishes, featuring smaller sized Kofta, wraps and halloumi dishes. The child-friendly cafe, located in Manchester's city centre, has beautiful interiors inspired by the souks of the Middle East.
If you're fed up of fish fingers and fancy something a little more refined try The Counter House. Offering a selection of small sharing plates ranging from cauliflower fritters to baked crab cakes, it's the perfect place to let your tots branch out (and the great news is that anything they don't finish, you can have).