Best 7 Kid-Friendly Restaurants in London
As part of my ongoing guide to London for The Royal Garden Hotel, I’m sharing my guide to best kid-friendly restaurants in London. This is a must-read post for any family of foodies. It isn’t a guide to the best kids’ eateries (fear not - there isn’t a soft play centre insight) instead I’m sharing my favourite restaurants that I love just as much as my kids.
Tredwell’s, Covent Garden
The brainchild of renowned chef and Masterchef host, Marcus Wareing, Tredwell’s takes influences from around the world and serves up an exciting, adventurous menu that the whole family can enjoy. Describing itself as casual neighbourhood dining, Tredwell is known for its adventurous flavour combinations and stunning presentation. Parents of fussy eaters may want to stay clear, but for everyone else this is a must-visit!
The Park Terrace Restaurant at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington
Fine dining and children may seem like an unusual combination but thanks to The Park Terrace’s welcoming atmosphere and incredibly attentive staff, the whole family can enjoy a wonderful dining experience before retiring to one of the hotel’s family suites.
From start to finish, The Park Terrace is accommodating to families from the online booking system that automatically asks for the number of kids and their age (so you don’t have to make a separate phone call) through to the delicious kids menu that rivals even the adult’s!
The food is delicious and there will accommodate all tastes and requirements.
Tom’s Kitchen, Chelsea (and various locations)
Founded by the award-winning chef and restaurateur, Tom Aiken’s, Tom’s Kitchen serves outstanding food for foodies of every age. Tom puts his unique twist on classic British dishes from belly pork to fish and chips and steak. Tom is known for using only the greatest ingredients and I love how every restaurant has its own unique identity.
Masala Zone, Bayswater (and various locations)
Spice up your life and head to Masala Zone. You’ll be mesmerised by the stunning Eastern inspired decor, while the flavoursome dishes are guaranteed to reawaken your taste buds.
Their authentic take on Indian street food has won them a loyal legion of fans, with The Evening Standard and Telegraph naming one of the capital’s best restaurants. They have an excellent kids menu with colouring to keep the little ones entertained.
Ottolenghi, Notting Hill (and various locations)
This multiple award winning restaurant, Ottolenghi, serves up a menu of taste sensations. Vibrant salads, sumptuous baked goods and perfectly cooked meats served in a relaxed, light and airy environment.
While there isn’t a specific kids’ menu, little ones can tuck into small plates or mix and match from the various delights on display.
Bodean’s, Soho (and various locations)
Not all BBQ food was created equal and Bodean’s is by far some of the best in London. Known for its distinctive neon pig sign, these guys know their meats and you can tuck into smokey cuts such as baby back ribs, burnt ends and BBQ chicken. And if you thought it couldn’t get any better, kids eat free at Bodean’s everyday between noon and 5pm! Cheers to that.
Franco Manca, Kensington (and various locations)
If you haven’t tried Franco Manca pizza yet, then stop what you are doing immediately and get there pronto! Probably one of the best pizzas outside of Italy, their slow-rising sourdough bases are baked in woodfired ovens and then topped with only the finest and tastiest ingredients. Think cured meats, fine cheeses and fresh vegetables. Delish!