Family Restaurants in London

Enjoy a family meal at one of London's best family restaurants, where young diners can take advantage of kids' menus, fun activities and more.

Rainforest Café

Go wild at Rainforest Café, where you can expect to see (or hear!) waterfalls, thunder and lightning, rain showers, mist, wild animals and real tropical fish. The American and tropical cuisine reflects the exotic setting. Perfect for family meals and children's birthday parties, dishes include Maya's meatballs and banana splits.

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Sticky Fingers

Founded by Bill Wyman, bass player with the Rolling Stones, Sticky Fingers drips with band memorabilia, and also serves up a varied menu. The kids' menu includes family favourites such as ribs, burgers and chicken drumsticks, and there are plenty of desserts and shakes to tuck into.

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Masala Zone

Enjoy a fun and relaxed dinner at Masala Zone Indian restaurants. Children can share with adults or choose dishes from the special kids' menu. The Covent Garden branch is especially good for families as there are hundreds of brightly coloured Indian puppets hanging from the ceiling depicting a traditional Indian wedding.

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Maxwell's is a lively, family-friendly restaurant in Covent Garden. The good-value kids' set menu includes a main meal, soft drink and dessert. On the menu you'll find everything from a kids' club sandwich and fish fingers to fruit kebabs for dessert. Its central location makes it an ideal stop-off after a hard day's sightseeing or shopping.

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Hard Rock Café

Rock'n'roll, sizzling dishes from the Southern US states and classic hamburgers give the Hard Rock Café an authentic American flavour. The rock memorabilia and music just add to the fun. Your kids may not have heard of Pete Townshend or Eric Clapton, but seeing their guitars is sure to inspire some rock'n'roll ambitions!

Ed's Easy Diners

Enjoy American-style dining at Ed's Easy Diners, with branches in Mayfair, Soho, London Trocadero and Euston Station. High stools, thick milkshakes and a variety of burgers make these restaurants great hangouts for kids of all ages. Younger children can choose from the Junior Bites menu and enjoy filling in the special activity sheets.

Planet Hollywood

Mingle with the stars at Planet Hollywood, where you'll be surrounded by film memorabilia. There's plenty to keep kids entertained alongside their burgers and fries, including colouring sets and balloons. The kids' menu (for 12 year olds and under) includes a main dish, dessert and unlimited soda drinks, so there's lots of fizz in this film-themed funhouse.

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Café Rouge

The Café Rouge chain offers one of London's best activity packs for kids, including puzzles and stickers with a French theme. Fantastique! Younger children can take their pick from the special kids' menu. There are more than 30 branches of Café Rouge in London, so wherever you are in the capital you're sure to find one nearby.

Belgo Centraal

Check out the funky chrome interior and long tables at Belgo Centraal in Covent Garden. The main menu is Belgian with an emphasis on moules and frites (mussels and chips). The kids' menu features the likes of pasta, sausage and mash and, for the more adventurous, mussels traditionelle. More Belgo restaurants in London

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My Old Dutch

You don't have to wait until Shrove Tuesday for pancakes! My Old Dutch has branches in Kensington, King's Road and Holborn and offers savoury and sweet pancakes in a friendly atmosphere. The menu also includes salads, Dutch starters and desserts, milkshakes and smoothies. More London pancake restaurants

Spaghetti House

Pasta-loving kids will adore the food at Spaghetti House restaurants across London. The great-value kids' menu features Italian dishes such as spaghetti with tomato sauce, spaghetti bolognese, and pizza with oven-roasted Mediterranean vegetables. There's even chocolate pizza for pudding!

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This Asian fusion restaurant boasts a pioneering interactive ordering system projected onto the table. You can place orders via a 3D menu, choose from a selection of virtual tablecloths, find out about the local neighbourhood and even order a taxi home, all from the comfort of your seat.

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