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.

Last updated on 12th July 2021

Mowgli Corn Exchange

400 user reviews 5

A perfect spot for the whole family, Mowgli is an Indian restaurant in Manchester with something for even the pickiest eaters. Their dedicated kids menu features a selection of tasty plates, including gunpowder chicken and fries, their signature paneer and refreshing lassis.

Pho Manchester

209 user reviews 4

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.

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).

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.

Yard & Coop Manchester

507 user reviews 5

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.