London offers many restaurants for truly amazing dining experiences and lots are very family friendly, catering for children with delicious kids menus and sometimes kids activities or play areas. Here's a few of our favourites:
1. Rainforest Cafe
Step inside the Rainforest Cafe and leave the city behind and head into a tropical rainforest. Children of all ages will be amazed and excited at the life like jungle surroundings, with sound effects, cascading waterfalls and pretend tropical animals. With a menu suitable for the whole family, eating at this restaurant will be an unforgettable dining experience!
Address: 20 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 7EU
Phone: 44 20 7434 3111
Monday to Friday: 12pm-10pm
2. Planet Hollywood
For an ultra fun eating experience for the whole family, check out Planet Hollywood. With Hollywood memorabilia and decor covering the restaurant, there's plenty to look at, plus a mouth watering menu for both the adults and kids.
Address: 57-60 Haymarket, London SW1 4QX
Phone: 44 20 7287 1000
Monday to Friday: 11.30am-Midnight
Photo credit - Rainforest Cafe Facebook page
Although a chain restaurant, Girrafe restaurants have a laid back and family friendly atmosphere, as well as a super children's menu, with a huge variety. Children get a main, drink and dessert for only £6.50! With over ten restaurants dotted over London, head to your nearest today for breakfast, lunch or dinner and enjoy a delicious meal with the family.
Opening Hours: Various
4. The Old Dairy, Vauxhall City Farm
For a fun family day out, escape the hustle and bustle of London life and head to Vauxhall City Farm, for a little slice of countryside in the City (also featured in our Top Children's Farms In London article)! Once you're done playing with all the cute and cuddly animals, head in to the wonderful farm cafe The Old Dairy. Not only is there a great child and adult friendly menu full of delicious food options, there's also a play area nearby so you can eat in piece whilst the kids play.
Tucked within Canary Wharf is a fantastic family friendly Japanese restaurant, Roka. Kids get their own three course menu and most importantly, a play area to play in whilst they wait for their food, meaning parents can relax with a cocktail!
Address: 37 Charlotte Street, London W1T 1RR
Phone: 44 20 7580 6464
Monday to Saturday: 12.30pm-3.30pm (4pm on Saturdays) and 5.30pm- 11.30pm
Sundays: 12.30pm-4pm and 5.30pm-10.30pm
Photo credit - Planet Hollywood Facebook page
6. Serpentine Bar & Kitchen
Nestled within the green heart of London, Hyde Park, you'll find this wonderful lakeside restaurant to eat at with your family. Enjoy a lazy lunch in the sun overlooking the boating lake or relax in the shade with a drink whilst the kids play. Children are also well catered for with their own kids menu too.
Address: Serpentine Road, Hyde Park, London W2 2UH
Phone: 44 20 7706 8114
Monday to Sunday: 8am-8pm
7. All Star Lanes
For guaranteed fun for the whole family along with the comfort of delicious American diner style dishes to eat, check out All Star Lanes, found at various locations over London. Play a game of ten pin bowling for a little friendly family competition and choose from a range of yummy food such as burgers, fries, ribs and steaks- a perfect treat for the kids!
Opening Hours: Various
Photo credit - All Star Lanes Facebook page
8. The Crepe Factory
For a delicious treat that the whole family will love and set within a cosy and relaxed environment, head to The Crepe Factory near West Brompton. Kids will love choosing between the delicious milkshakes, crepes and waffles or ice creams and sorbets!
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