Best Child-Friendly Restaurants in London
A love of dining out needn’t wait until adulthood, so child-friendly restaurants head up many a parent’s wish list. A tatty colouring book and some smaller portions just won’t cut it though, so we’ve uncovered some gastronomic gems offering that extra something for the whole family. With interactive tables, Roald Dahl-inspired cakes and a restaurant on a boat, your inner child will be just as happy as the kids.
Interactive tables at inamo
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The tables at inamo will fascinate diners of any age. Not only can you browse the menu and order dishes from the interactive surface, there’s also the option to change the ‘tablecloth,’ watch a live feed of the chefs at work, and even play games with your fellow diners. Once you’ve stopped marvelling at the table, you’ll notice that the pan-Asian cuisine is also pretty special.
2. Jamie’s Italian
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Known for his school dinner campaigns, it’s no surprise that family man Jamie Oliver looks after younger diners at his restaurants. At Jamie’s Italian, not only is the kids’ menu packed with healthy options, but meals are selected from a viewfinder. Even without the quirky ordering, dishes like free-range chicken lollipops with crinkle-cut wedges jump off the menu.
The West End
Afternoon Tea at One Aldwych
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Whether young or young at heart, it’s hard to resist the magic of Roald Dahl. Providing the golden ticket to a lavish family treat, the flavoured candyfloss, chocolate caramel milk and golden eggs are irresistible. The Lobby Bar at One Aldwych was also named one of the Top 5 Bars in the World by the Sunday Telegraph, so there’s plenty to seduce adult members of the family too.
4. Inn The Park
St James’s Park
Inn The Park
As family-friendly restaurants in London go, this one’s hard to beat for location. Slap-bang in the middle of St James’s Park, the menu is as quintessentially English as, well, a day at the park. With a dedicated kids’ menu, classic afternoon teas, and views of the pond, Inn The Park aims to please everyone, and does so with aplomb.
With movie memorabilia inside and the West End on its doorstep, theatrical Planet Hollywood is no shrinking violet. The international menu doesn’t hold back either, with big-hitting flavours that include jumbo cajun shrimps, barbecue chicken pizza, and classic spaghetti and meatballs. It’s not every day a life-sized Star Wars character watches you tuck into a burger.