If you’re planning a day trip to London this summer, you’re probably wondering where to eat out in London with kids.
Today we’re sharing some tried and tested recommendations from top UK parent bloggers and influencers. We’ve asked them to share their very favourite family-friendly restaurants in London. Our list has some budget eateries and blow-the-budget restaurants for special occasions.
There should be something in our list to suit even the pickiest little eater!
Ceru in South Kensington is worth splashing the cash, says A Simple and Contented Life. “If you want somewhere that has dishes full of flavour and something a little different, Ceru is THE place to try. It’s a firm family favourite and our go-to place for dinner in London when we have an occasion to celebrate.”
Picnic in the Park
What could be easier than a picnic in the park? If you’re on a budget, why not choose your favourite sushi dishes from Wasabi on Brompton Road, and taking it across to Hyde Park. If the weather’s good, you can have an al fresco picnic while watching people have fun on the boats. (recommended by A Simple and Contented Life)
Wondering where to eat out with kids in London if you’re fans of Chinese food? “We can’t stop going back to Dumplings Legend on Gerrard Street, Soho,” says Jane of Skinted or Minted blog. “It’s not absolutely budget prices but the portions are generous, dumplings delicious and you can watch the chefs making the dumplings by hand behind a purpose built window.”
Sarastro restaurant in Drury Lane isn’t cheap, but it’s worth considering eating out with kids here if you’re seeing a show in the West End, says Lucy of Kids of the Wild. “It’s a great place to continue the excitement after a West End show with the kids,” says Lucy. “It’s like walking on stage into your own mini show, with luxurious decor and individual tables on balconies and with their own ‘stage’ curtains! Great Mediterranean/Turkish food.”
Looking for healthy, organic food in Central London? Mads at The London Mother is a huge fan of Farmstand in Covent Garden. “Everything is fresh and the food is sustainable and allergy-friendly,” she says. “You can be super healthy with vegan green salad or treat yourself to an allergy free muffin and organic, vegan chocolate bar. Perfect for kids with allergies and cost is around £10 per person.”
Set in the heart of the city, Coq d’Argent is another great option if you want to go somewhere super stylish and swanky. “The stylish restaurant has a gorgeous outside rooftop terrace, which is heated in the winter. Best of all they love kids and have a fantastic kids menu,” says Sima of The Curious Pixie. “Top tip – Order the Pomme Verte dessert. Trust me the kids will be impressed!”