Where to Eat Out in London with Kids

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where to eat out in london with kidsIf 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 

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

Dumplings Legend 

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  

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.” 

Farmstand

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.” 

Coq d’Argent 

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!” 

where to eat out with kids in London

The Diner 

If you’re in the City, then another recommendation is The Diner in Spitalfields. Becs from Bistro Becs says, “It’s mid-priced but it has the fun factor in the décor, the staff are super friendly with children and the American-themed diner, has some seriously kid-friendly options, from the shakes and floats to their dedicated children’s menu.” 

Trader Vics 

This fun rainy day restaurant, set inside the Hilton Park Lane in Mayfair, is great fun for families. Eileen of Pure Wander blog recommends the restaurant for little ones. “The Tiki-inspired hangout space is wonderful for kiddos. There are lots of fun mocktails, and fresh fruit coolers,” she says. “Little ones can chomp on chicken fingers and Polynesian-inspired bites while checking out the dreamy live music or giant wood smoked oven used on site for decades. Trader Vic’s often runs special events and happy hours, good for grownups and the whole family.” 

HomeSlice Pizza 

Got a little pizza fan in the family? Or a big one? Why not try Homeslice Pizza in Covent Garden? As recommended by Jessica in Your Ear, this place has giant pizza with a range of unusual toppings. Jessica says: “The 20 inch pizzas are just £20 each and great fun to share with the whole family.” What’s not to love? 

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co 

Michelle from The Willow Tree recently visited the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co with her family. Just off Leicester Square, this restaurant is themed on the Forrest Gump movie. But you don’t need to be a movie fan to love the restaurant. Michelle says: “While your children may not know the film the food is awesome for kids. Each meal arrives on its own little boat, and the menu is more diverse than most family-friendly restaurants.” 
 
We hope you enjoyed our recommendations of where to eat out with kids in London this summer. Do let us know in the comments if you have a favourite restaurant in the city! 
 

Sally Whittle is founder of the Tots100, Foodies100, BlogSummit and the MAD Blog Awards. When she's not working, she can be found blogging at Who's the Mummy, or having fun with her 8 year old daughter, Flea.

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