Best family restaurants in London

Enjoy a family meal at one of London's kid-friendly restaurants, where the little ones can eat from specially created children's menus, take part in fun activities and visit nearby top attractions.

Whether you're looking to keep them entertained during mealtimes with colouring books, activities and entertainment or well fed with fun and tasty dishes, London's best family restaurants have it covered. 

1. Rainforest Café

Take your children to the Rainforest Café where they'll go wild watching waterfalls, lightning, rain, animals and real tropical fish. Close to the West End's many theatres, shops and attractions, this family restaurant offers a two-course kids' menu and activity packs for a small charge.

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2. Bubba Gump Shrimp

Give the little ones a taste of America’s Deep South at this Forrest Gump-themed restaurant in London Trocadero. Bubba Gump Shrimp serves kids’ favourites such as popcorn shrimp, chicken strips and macaroni cheese as part of its children’s menu; while, for dessert, they can even build their own sundae from delicious sweet treats.

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Prices from £15.00 (USD 20.99) Book now

3. Sticky Fingers

Founded by Bill Wyman, bass player with the Rolling Stones, Sticky Fingers restaurant drips with band memorabilia. The kids' menu includes family favourites such as BBQ ribs, cheeseburgers as well as vanilla ice cream thrown in for free. There are also plenty of thick shakes to slurp. Read More
Prices from £25.00 (USD 34.98) Book now

4. Planet Hollywood

Mingle with the stars at Planet Hollywood restaurant near the bright lights of Leicester Square. There's plenty to keep kids entertained alongside their burgers and fries, including colouring sets, balloons and movie memorabilia. The kids' menu includes a main dish, dessert and unlimited soda drinks. Read More
Prices from £12.00 (USD 16.79) Book now

5. Giraffe

Giraffe has plenty of healthy options at outlets across London. Whether porridge, fresh fruit or pancakes for breakfast; or salmon, omelette or nachos for lunch, your kids will love tucking into the fresh fare at this relaxed eatery. Make sure to take advantage of the great value meal deal that includes a main meal and drink.

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6. Masala Zone

Enjoy a fun, relaxed dinner at Masala Zone Indian restaurants where children can choose dishes from the kids' menu. The Covent Garden branch is great for families as there are lots of things to do for kids in the area, such as watching the street performers in the piazza or going to see a West End musical. Read More

7. Hard Rock Cafe

Rock 'n' roll, sizzling dishes from the Southern US states and classic hamburgers give the Hard Rock Cafe near Hyde Park 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! Read More

8. Belgo Centraal

Belgo Centraal is close to all the top attractions in Covent Garden, such as the London Transport Museum and the Apple Store. Although the main menu is Belgian, the kids' menu features a mix of classics such as pasta, goujons, and mussels traditionelle for the more adventurous. Read More
Prices from £25.00 (USD 34.98) Book now

9. Spaghetti House

Pasta-loving kids will adore the food at Spaghetti House restaurants across London, especially in the Soho, West End and Oxford Street areas. The kids' menu features Italian dishes such as spaghetti bolognese and pizza with tomato and mozzarella. There's even chocolate pizza for dessert!

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10. 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. Read More

11. All Star Lanes

With several All Star Lanes bowling alleys dotted around London, there's no excuse not to keep children of all ages entertained. Combine a meal with a trip to Westfield Stratford City for shopping and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for outdoor fun. Look out for the "Eat, drink and bowl" kids' deal for children under 12. Read More