World Cuisine for Kids
The earlier you introduce your children to the delights of different foods, the better. The more they sample and taste, the more ambitious they become. With a varied and widened diet, comes a greater appreciation of food.
It’s easy to try out new food while abroad but London is a cultural melting pot featuring an eclectic world food, meaning you don’t have to go far to introduce your kids to amazing food and new culinary experiences.
Below, you’ll find something here for even the most discerning-read-fussy eaters in your family, whether that’s Japanese fare or jacket potatoes!
Check out my favourite London eateries for all the family below:
The Real Greek
With dips galore (my kids are literally obsessed with their hummus), halloumi, wraps (including vegan options too) and of course, juicy kebabs, head to one of the city’s many branches (Covent Garden is a fave) and go Greek with all the family! I promise you that your children will find something they love with mild but exciting flavours. Lots of olive oil and oregano. Healthy, filling food.
Min Jiang Chinese Restaurant at The Royal Garden Hotel
This renowned welcoming Chinese restaurant situated on the 10th floor of the 5 star Royal Garden Hotel. With breathtaking views of London, it is perfect for a family lunch or special occasion. Kids can sample authentic Chinese food that promises to start a life-long culinary love affair with it. Children tend to love the soups (sweetcorn and crab is my go-to for the kids and they love the steamed chicken dim sum). Yum!
This Insta-worthy Kensington restaurant offers delicious French food for all the family (with other branches all around London). My kids adore the homemade pain au chocolat and always find something on their seasonal menus from risotto to chicken and beyond. Brunch is always a favourite with a vast array of French pastries and the finest coffee for sleepy parents on offer!
One of this family’s favourites and a place we often meet other friends with kids is Whole Foods Market. Their dining options on the top floor is bursting with choices. We often plump for sushi (although there’s everything from salads to jacket potatoes, Mexican food and more) followed by gelato and smoothies (they do every milk imaginable and cater to all tastes and requirements) before a long walk to burn it all off in Kensington Gardens nearby. What’s more, you can all sit together whatever you choose to eat and that includes the restaurant food not just the buffet style options. My kids don’t eat the raw fish sushi but gobble up veggie rolls and are getting good with the chopsticks too! I’ve personally never tasted jacket potatoes like the ones they rustle up there and load mine with guacamole and garden salad. Pop to the market downstairs to pick up groceries and they even offer a massage service upstairs too.
An Indian favourite set in the opulent Art Deco Barkers Building, Dishoom recreates a 30’s Bombay style building making this a super-unique experience for all the family. With cooked breakfasts and evening feasting on offer, take the kids for brunch or an early dinner and opt for milder dishes where possible (mine love naan and rice) introducing them to this delicious cuisine.
Why not try something different today!
(Diced rib eye of beef with black pepper sauce - Min Jiang Restaurant)