For a really unusual eating experience take the kids for Japanese pancakes after a visit to the British Museum. Okonomi means ‘favourites’ in Japanese and you can choose all your favourite ingredients for these savoury pancakes, which are then mixed and cooked on a griddle in front of you. Small cosy wooden tables and benches, so you may have to wait in line. Worth it for the great tasting food!
Hugely atmospheric American restaurant with a huge menu! You can enjoy authentic American specialities like sticky barbequed ribs, Surf n Turf dishes, burgers, grilled steaks, sandwiches and excellent monthly promotion offers and daily brunch specials. Children are welcomed, high chairs available and there is lots of outdoor seating for the milder weather.
Wagamama on Southbank, between the London Eye and the Tate Modern, is a good place to refuel when you are out with the kids on a busy sightseeing trip. Sit inside or out and do some people watching while you enjoy a tasty and filling meal. Based on the Japanese ramen bars, Wagamama specializes in all types of noodle dishes, as well as sticky rice, dumplings, satays and salads. Food is freshly cooked to order and arrives at your table in a random order, so don’t hang about waiting for the whole meal, just tuck in and enjoy. Kids menu of ramen noodles, rice dishes and desserts with freshly squeezed apple and orange juice.
There are two branches of Caffe Nero in Newgate Street and they both serve top quality Italian coffee. Whether you prefer a classic strong espresso or a frothy cappuccino you can get your favourite fix of Italian coffee here. They also have wholesome seasonal soups, pasta, sandwiches, panini and wraps with delicious fillings, as well as scrumptious pastries to accompany your choice of coffee. Families are always welcome and you will be greeted with a smile! Kick back and enjoy a Caffe Nero coffee made by a trained barista, in a relaxing child friendly environment.
The very first Zizzi restaurant opened here in Chiswick. Conveniently located on the High Road it is just as popular now as then, with anyone who enjoys simple well-cooked Italian food. Interesting buildings, stylish interior design, welcoming staff and delicious food are the hallmarks of the Zizzi restaurant chain. Their classic Italian dishes are fresh and tasty and a lot of research has gone into finding the very best ingredients. Menu choices range from bread and olives, antipasti and salads, freshly baked pizza, tasty pasta and risotto dishes to a selection of meat and fish. Finish your meal with a delicious Zizzi desert with scrumptious choices like chocolate melt, lemon tart, apple crisp and traditional pannacotta or tiramisu. FOR KIDS - The fixed price children’s menu includes nibbles, pasta, pizza and ice cream. Starting with bread sticks, then penne or spaghetti with a choice of sauces or a pizza for the main course. Dessert is a large scoop of ice cream with a choice of flavours.
Gourmet Burger Kitchen in Putney is part of an ever-expanding chain, whose main philosophy is to re-define the concept of fast food. Instead of greasy burgers, they take pride in sourcing quality ingredients to serve you a much healthier and tastier alternative to your average burger joint.
This chic sister to the Iznik Turkish restaurant in Highbury is sumptuously decorated with a historical Ottoman kaftan theme, from prints on the walls to framed silk kaftans. Charming background music, chandeliers, pottery and ornaments create a beautiful harmonious atmosphere. Excellent freshly prepared food from the starters and meze through the main courses to the delicious desserts. Children are welcome and there are some tables outside in warmer weather.
Take the DLR and get down on the farm in Docklands at Mudchute Farm and Kitchen. A sprawling green area where you can wander about and pet the animals, cluck at the chickens, visit the llamas then enjoy an healthy farmhouse meal or snack at the caf
A small and welcoming restaurant with and art-deco style feel, close to Epping Forest. Pizza express cater well for families with a special children’s menu for under £6 and baby changing facilities in all of its 300 locations across Britain.
Fun, child friendly, and a real hit with the local families. At Gracelands you will get a warm welcome, and kids can be kids in the large open plan room with a play area. Meals are prepared from fresh ingredients with tasty specials like Thai curry and fish pie. Portions are generous and there is a nutritious kids menu (they will even cut the crusts of their sandwiches!). Cakes are baked locally and the weekend brunch menu is a real treat.