If you are out and about in London with children then finding a good place to eat amidst the busy and fast paced hustle and bustle of London can be like searching for a needle in a haystack. After a day out with the children, you will need more than a kids menu to keep them and engaged enough to give your tired feet a rest, so to help you out we have listed our top 5 child friendly restaurants:
The Rainforest Cafe
The Rainforest Cafe is a highly stimulating environment which has been decked out to look and feel like a real live rainforest, complete with the sounds of monkeys, elephants and birds, a faux rainforest ceiling and igniting effects that stimulate thunder and lighting which makes it a wonderful environment for kids who will be entertained by looking and listening to all of the noise and colour around them. The menu is like any other pub menu, with chicken wings, steaks and chips all available only named to have a safari twist, and the prices are very reasonable.
Coffee and Crayons
Coffee and Crayons is a nursery and play centre themed restaurant making it a wonderful environment for mums, especially those that have younger children. Built with children clearly in mind, this restaurant has a downstairs arts and crafts play area fully equipped with coffee tables and sofas so the adults can talk whilst the children play. The menu is full of healthy options including soups, sandwiches and salads and the environment is like a play centre, full of bright colours and activities to keep your children entertained, whilst you take a well earned breather!
For a more upmarket lunch or coffee with slightly older children, Julie’s offers a restaurant that is made up of many tiny dining rooms which all have their own theme, including a garden which makes it a great place to release the children whilst you eat. It’s much more expensive than your traditional family friendly environment, and lunch will take longer as you will be served with fine dining and three course meals. If you are looking for where to eat in London with kids then look no further than Julie’s.
Inamo is a high tech, futuristic experience making it a wonderful experience for children, as it is built with high tech tables that are interactive, allowing guests to decorate their table and order their food virtually before it arrives which will have your children entertained as they have options like building a neighbourhood, setting the scenery and more. You and your guests will be free to eat, whilst your children literally play a computer game sitting right next to you, and not moving around much for the whole time. If your children are much younger, the bright lights and colours will capture their attention and keep them engaged.
Tibits is a warm and welcoming vegetarian restaurant which is incredibly family friendly, giving family diners crayons and colourings to get on with whilst the parents eat and relax. A warm and friendly atmosphere, with a very reasonably priced menu makes Tibits a must visit for any vegetarian parent who would like to meet a friend for lunch. This is perfect if you are a vegetarian and unsure where to eat .
Ben loves to travel and write about his experiences. He blogs about everything from hotels and destinations to restaurants and attractions.