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Quirky food and Insta-worthy interiors will cause FOMO among teenage friends, while games and colouring sets make London's best family restaurants the perfect places for little ones to refuel their never-ending energy reserves. You can also book these fun restaurants in London for birthdays!
Outdoor restaurants are due to reopen on 12 April at the earliest, while indoor dining is due to be available from 17 May at the earliest, following the proposed easing of coronavirus restrictions. Check back nearer the time for confirmation and be aware that some venues listed may still be closed after that date. You may also need to book your table in advance.
Dare your kids to try crickets, crocodile and python as part of the unusual menu at Archipelago, which describes itself as a “portal to world cuisine” – one of the most fun restaurants in London, it's sure to create an experience to brag about to their friends.Read More
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; plus they can build their own sundaes for dessert!Read More
Stick your neck out and head to Giraffe, which has several outlets across London. Healthy options for kids include porridge, fresh fruit and pancakes for breakfast; and teriyaki salmon and colourful salads for lunch. Make sure to take advantage of the "kids eat free" deal at weekends, with every main meal purchased.Read More
Which kid doesn’t love a hot dog? Herman Ze German has a menu crammed full of Bavarian bites, including bratwurst, schnitzel and vegan alternatives, all topped with all sorts of deliciousness. After all, what’s the wurst that can happen? Try its locations in Charing Cross, Fitzrovia and Soho.Read More
Work up an appetite with bowling, arcade games and thrilling virtual reality tests, before feasting on pizzas, hot dogs and milkshakes at Hollywood Bowl at The O2. The all-American diner also has a special menu for under-10s featuring nuggets and spaghetti bolognese.Read More
Keep teenagers and older kids entertained with fun, interactive tables at Inamo. Let them order their food, play games and even watch the chefs preparing the pan-Asian fare: think sushi, yakitori and tempura, which are perfect for sharing with the whole family. Choose from outlets in Covent Garden, Camden and Soho.Read More
Grab a pizza from Pizza Pilgrims & Friggitoria and eat it gloriously, slice by slice, outside in pretty Kingly Court. This trendy pizzeria will have the kids drooling over its deep fried mac‘n’cheese balls and sweet treats, including pizza dough stuffed with Nutella.Read More
Let the kids soak up 1950s vibes as they’re transported back to a bygone era at Poppie's Fish and Chips' shops. Cod, fishcakes and sausage all feature on the kids menu, or they can opt for haddock, scampi and even jellied eels (now there’s one for adventurous kids) from the main options.Read More
Let the kids go crazy over frozen custard at Covent Garden’s Shake Shack. Pick up burgers, hot dogs and crinkly fries to enjoy alongside a dense “concrete” or hand-spun frozen custard shake with the likes of peanut butter mixed in. Utterly indulgent!Read More
Pasta-loving kids will adore the food at Spaghetti House restaurants across London, especially in the Soho, Haymarket 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!Read More
Put some Mexican zing into lunch with the kids at one of Wahaca’s locations across London. Build your own tacos or munch on cheesy quesadilla sandwiches as part of a kids menu, or go large and tuck into spicy tacos, flavour-packed enchiladas and hearty burritos.Read More
Definitely one for your teens to share on Instagram, Wild Food Café serves up plant-based delights that are as colourful as its exteriors in Neal’s Yard. Lively salads, BBQ jackfruit sandwiches and vegan-friendly burgers combine for a healthy and picture-pretty meal.Read More
Let the kids go wild watching waterfalls, lightning, rain, animals and real tropical fish at the Rainforest Cafe. Close to the West End's many theatres and attractions, this London family restaurant offers a Total Kids Adventure menu with two courses, a soft drink and an activity pack.Read More
There's plenty of family fun to be had in the capital besides dining at the best restaurants for kids in London. Enjoy kids shows, explore London's top attractions for kids or check out our guide to 101 things to do with kids for more inspiration.