Best family restaurants in London

Visit one of London's child-friendly restaurants for cool experiences, fun activities and special kids' menus.

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Whether you have teens in tow or smaller children to entertain, these kids restaurants in London will fill their stomachs and minds for a memorable family meal after fun family activities.

Quirky food and Insta-worthy interiors will cause FOMO among teenage friends, while games and colouring sets make London's best family restaurants the perfect places for little ones to refuel their never-ending energy reserves. You can also book these fun restaurants in London for birthdays!


Dare your kids to try crickets, crocodile and python as part of the unusual menu at Archipelago, which describes itself as a “portal to world cuisine” – one of the most fun restaurants in London, it's sure to create an experience to brag about to their friends.

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Shrimp & Grill

Grab a table at the American-themed Shrimp & Grill restaurant. Image courtesy of Shrimp & Grill.

Give the little ones a taste of the Deep South at this American-themed restaurant in London Trocadero. Shrimp & Grill serves kids’ favourites such as popcorn shrimp, chicken strips and macaroni cheese as part of its children’s menu; plus they can build their own sundaes for dessert!

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Jungle Cave

There is plenty of children's entertainment to keep them busy. Image courtesy of The Rainforest Cafe.

Let the kids go wild watching waterfalls, lightning, rain, animals and real tropical fish at the Jungle Cave. Close to the West End's many theatres and attractions, this London family restaurant offers a Total Kids Adventure menu with two courses, a soft drink and an activity pack.

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Hard Rock Cafe

Rock'n'roll, sizzling dishes from the southern US states and classic hamburgers give the Hard Rock Cafe near Hyde Park an authentic American flavour. The rock memorabilia and music just add to the fun. Your kids may not have heard of Pete Townshend or Eric Clapton, but seeing their guitars is sure to inspire some rock'n'roll ambitions! Read More

All Star Lanes

With several All Star Lanes bowling alleys dotted around London, there's no excuse not to keep children of all ages entertained. Combine a meal with a trip to Westfield Stratford City for shopping and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for outdoor fun. Look out for bowling and dining deals, and special offers for children. Read More


Stick your neck out and head to Giraffe, which has several outlets across London. Healthy options for kids include its "Hidden veggie pasta" packed full of good greens, alongside favourites such as burgers, fish fingers, and bangers and mash. Make sure to take advantage of the £1 kids' breakfasts too!

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Hollywood Bowl at The O2

Work up an appetite with bowling, arcade games and thrilling virtual reality tests, before feasting on burgers, hot dogs and slushies at Hollywood Bowl at The O2. The all-American diner also has a special kids' menu featuring nuggets and special desserts.

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Keep teenagers and older kids entertained with fun, interactive tables at Inamo. Let them order their food, play games and even watch the chefs preparing the pan-Asian fare: think sushi, yakitori and tempura, which are perfect for sharing with the whole family. Choose from outlets in Covent Garden and Soho.

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Masala Zone

Enjoy a fun, relaxed dinner at Masala Zone Indian restaurants. Children can stay entertained with paints and crayons in the vibrant, friendly atmosphere of these London restaurants, with plenty of choice to munch on. The kids' menu includes mini thali platters and unspiced food, plus plenty of familiar favourites. Read More

Pizza Pilgrims & Friggitoria

Grab a pizza from Pizza Pilgrims & Friggitoria and eat it gloriously, slice by slice, outside in pretty Kingly Court. This trendy pizzeria will have the kids drooling over its deep fried mac‘n’cheese balls and sweet treats, including pizza dough stuffed with Nutella.

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Poppie's Fish and Chips

Let the kids soak up 1950s vibes as they’re transported back to a bygone era at Poppie's Fish and Chips' shops. Cod, fishcakes and sausage all feature on the menu, or they can opt for haddock, scampi and even jellied eels (now there’s one for adventurous kids) from the main options.

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Shake Shack

Let the kids go crazy over frozen custard at Covent Garden’s Shake Shack. Pick up burgers, hot dogs and crinkly fries to enjoy alongside a dense “concrete” or hand-spun frozen custard shake with the likes of peanut butter mixed in. Utterly indulgent!

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Spaghetti House

Pasta-loving kids will adore the food at Spaghetti House restaurants across London, especially in the Soho, Haymarket and Oxford Street areas. The kids' menu features Italian dishes such as spaghetti bolognese and pizza with tomato and mozzarella. There's also a great choice of gelato for dessert!

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Heddon Street Kitchen

For families who have a sweet tooth, grabbing a seat at Gordon Ramsay's Heddon Street Kitchen ice-cream bar is a must! Select from a sandwich, cone or bowl base and choose your favourite flavour out of vanilla, chocolate, or raspberry. Then, load up on different frozen treats and delicious toppings such as fresh berries, oreos or crunchy honeycomb. Read More

There's plenty of family fun to be had in the capital besides dining at the best restaurants for kids in London. Enjoy kids shows, explore London's top attractions for kids or check out our guide to 101 things to do with kids for more inspiration.