As you all must know by now, I love food and thankfully we have been lucky enough to get kiddo that loves it just as much as we do. When we are out and about in London (and during our travels) we always try to find a good balance of delicious food and a kid-friendly atmosphere. So, this week, for my editor’s picks, I have rounded up my top five kid-friendly restaurants and cafes in London.
The Japanese name means ‘kids on the floor’ and that should tell you everything you need to know. This Japanese café on the Kingsland Basin offers a set lunch menu of the main dish, rice, miso soup, and a small salad. A selection of rice balls, teas, Japanese toasts, and desserts are also available. Our favourites are the matcha cheesecake and the sesame and salted cherry blossom shortbreads!
The best thing about this place though? The playroom!!! Yes, you read it right, you can comfortably sit and enjoy your lunch, whilst the kiddos play.
So, if you are in the Islington area, make sure to check out this hidden gem.
Location: London E8 4DY
This colorful pop art and stencils decorated canal boat it’s one of our favourite brunch hangouts. Our kiddo always loves to go and eat there, you can imagine how adventurous it is to be eating brunch on a boat for a five-year-old. Being able to look out for wildlife on the canal is also a big plus for our kiddo.
The boat is actually divided into three separate spaces: a roof, a bar, and a restaurant.
The food showcases the amazing flavour combinations created by its Aussie owners with charcoal bread, baked aubergine fritters, kimchi ketchup to name a few.
Location: London Central W2 6DS
I love East London, the vibe, the people, the cool markets, and obviously the great choice of places to eat. One of those is the Bistrotheque, a new ‘hipster’ bistro set in an old warehouse; how can you say no to that combo.
The atmosphere is fun and relaxed and it makes it a great stop for a bite to eat or drinks (if you are adulting without the kiddos). The food is French-ish and delicious.
Best thing? Free entertainment: weekend brunches are often accompanied by a piano or the odd cabaret show.
When it comes to kid-friendly restaurants, this is definitely one to mention!
Location: London E2 9DR
Yes we are Italian and although we do love Italian food, we are totally biased when it comes to Asian flavours and it seems like our kiddo takes after us in that department too.
We love Phoenix Palace and we tend to come here quite often. The menu is extensive…300-dish…I mean, it took us a while to find our favourites but it was totally worth exploring and we are still making our way through it. The atmosphere is quite flamboyant and the layout, with the central tables on a raised platform, is great for people’s watching. Because of its central location we often come here for a Dim Sum lunch after spending the morning at Regents Park.
Location: London NW1 5PG
Ok, this one is more on the pricier side of things, it’s small and difficult to find a spare table at short notice but the food is amazing.
Run by husband and wife Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich, it’s all you can desire if you are in the mood for some truly, feel good, Middle Easter food, then this is your stop! The set lunch menu with its starter of a large Mezze selection is perfect to share with little hands.
Location: London W1T 5LZ
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