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5 Family-friendly places to eat in London

At first, it may not seem like London is the ideal place to spend the day if you have young children. However, with a little forward-planning and preparation, the capital can be the perfect place to ensure your little ones are entertained, while also making sure the older family members are satisfied.

Many of the capital's main attractions are suitable for children, whether that's reduced admission prices or making it more convenient for younger people to get involved. However, one of the biggest challenges with taking the entire family out for the day is finding somewhere suitable for everyone to eat.
Luckily, there are a large number of restaurants, cafes and eateries that aim to be as welcoming to younger diners as possible.

Here are 5 of the best family-friendly places to eat in London:

Rainforest Café
20 Shaftesbury Avenue, Piccadilly Circus

If you're a family of animal lovers, Rainforest Cafe is the place to go. You can enjoy the sights and sounds of the jungle while you enjoy your meal, with exciting decor and even indoor waterfalls and thunderstorms. Close to the West End, and with a special Children's Menu, this cafe is a convenient and entertaining choice for a great meal out with your family.

Fire and Stone
31/32 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden

For a slightly more sophisticated dining experience, Fire and Stone balances all the needs of your family. With handmade pizzas and an extensive menu, your loved ones will find something they fancy no matter how old they are. There's a range of foods from Tiger Prawn & Spinach Tagliatelle to Brie & Parma Ham Bruschetta for those with more varied palates, while a Kids' Menu is also available for younger family members.

Tom’s Kitchen
Somerset House, Strand

You may think that the restaurant of a celebrity chef is not the place to take young children, but Tom Aiken's range of eateries aims to prove you wrong. This one, nestled on the terrace at Somerset House just by Waterloo Bridge, has a special Kids' Menu, which allows them to eat the same as you - just in smaller portions.

11-14 Hanover Place, Covent Garden

If you are wanting to expand your children's palates, then Inamo is the perfect place. Combining tastes and flavours from Japan, Korea, China and Thailand, and with most dishes designed for sharing, this restaurant is ideal for families. There are even classes to teach your young ones how to make sushi!

Royal Garden Hotel
2- 24 Kensington High Street, Kensington

Of course, after a busy day in London, you may just want to go back to your hotel and unwind. Luckily, the Royal Garden Hotel has a number of eating options that are perfect for the whole family. From our Chinese restaurant Min Jiang to the Park Terrace, we can find the best place for you and your family to enjoy a meal together and relax. How to get there Guests staying at the Royal Garden Hotel can jump on the Tube and arrive at any of the above destinations.

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