It’s been three years since we published our last ‘Child Friendly Fine Dining’ post in honour of the arrival of Prince George. Now with a sister, Princess Charlotte, to join him at the royal dinner table, we felt it time to address child friendly dining once more.

Here then (in time for half term) for those intrepid diners who refuse to take the pizza and pasta option just because they have their children in tow, we have some of the finest restaurants in London (and a few out of town) who will welcome your children with open arms!

Make sure you scroll down to see some of the lovely images we’ve included.

London

1. Sketch, The Gallery, The Lecture Room and Library

The Gallery - Sketch
The Gallery – Sketch

Sketch is a complex, unique and fascinating site – a destination place for food art and music which has been realised by Mourad ‘Momo’ Mazouz and his team of chefs and designers comprising two restaurants over two expansive floors of a converted 18th century building in Conduit Street.

The Library & Lecture Room
The Library & Lecture Room

The Gallery is an homage to pink, currently playing host to artwork by David Shrigley. The Lecture and Library has two Michelin stars and is a spacious and relaxing room with menus devised by French Master Chef Pierre Gagnaire.

The Gallery

High chairs available? Yes

Age restrictions? No

Set times for family dining? No

Sample childrens menu:

  • Gorgonzola and sliced pear risotto £7.00
  • Beef and foie gras burger with fries £10.50
  • Sketch Chocolate lime gateau £7.00

Club Offer Available: Members dine complimentary when dining with one or more guests when having dinner Monday – Wednesday. Click here for details.

The Lecture Room and Library

High chairs available? No

Age restrictions? 6 and over

Set times for family dining? No

Sample childrens menu: the menu will be adapted for your child

Club Offer Available: Members dine complimentary when dining with one or more guests when having lunch Tuesday – Thursday. Click here for details.

2. The Goring, Grosvenor Gardens, SW1

The Goring
The Goring

The Michelin award-winning Dining Room at The Goring combines Edwardian charm with contemporary style at the hands of Royal designer Linley. Lit by full length windows and Swarovski crystal chandeliers, the exceptional service and attention to detail will make this a royal dining experience for you and your children!

High chairs available? Yes

Age restrictions? No

Set times for family dining? No

Sample childrens menu: 

  • Pasta Bolognaise £11.50
  • Knickerbocker Glory £9.00

Club Offer Available: Members and their guests receive a complimentary glass of Champagne when having lunch Sunday to Friday or dinner Sunday to Thursday. Click here for details.

3. Corintha – the Northall, Whitehall Place S1A

The Northall at Corinthia Hotel London
The Northall at Corinthia Hotel London

Garry Hollihead’s striking restaurant in the Corinthia Hotel is a gorgeous, light and airy affair, with huge windows stretching up to double-height ceilings, fabulous crystal chandeliers, studded leather chairs and vases of perfect flowers. The kitchen is dedicated to native produce and Hollihead’s fastidious sourcing is evident from plump Maldon oysters to melting slabs of Cumbrian steak and the all-British cheeseboard.

High chairs available? Yes

Age restrictions? No

Set times for family dining? No

Sample childrens menu:

  • Two boiled organic eggs and soldiers £5
  • Huntsham Farm pork sausages, onion gravy £10
  • Strawberry and marshmallow sundae £6

Club offer available: Members and their guest receive a complimentary glass of Champagne when dining from the a la carte menu for lunch Monday to Saturday and dinner Monday to Sunday. Click here for more details.

4. Céleste at The Lanesborough, Hyde Park Corner, SW1X

Céleste at The Lanesborough
Céleste at The Lanesborough

Dining at The Lanesborough is one of the greatest pleasure London has to offer – a richly decorated Venetian-style dining room illuminated by natural light via a domed glass roof. The cuisine is no less captivating, Chef patron at the Lanesborough Eric Frechon is one of Paris’ most esteemed three Michelin-starred chefs and he has brought his protégé, Florian Favario to London to lead the hotel into a new culinary era. And families are especially welcome!

Family time at The Lanesborough
Family time at The Lanesborough

High chairs available? Yes

Age restrictions? No

Set times for family dining? No

Sample childrens menu: The Chef prepares a bespoke menu for children daily.

Club offer available: Members and their guests receive a complimentary glass of Champagne when enjoying breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea Monday to Friday and dinner Sunday to Thursday. Click here for more details.

5. Frederick’s, Islington, N1

Fredericks, Islington
Fredericks, Islington

This well known restaurant is in the heart of Camden Passage’s antique quarter. A family business trading for nearly 40 years, from the inside it has a spacious and vibrant restaurant with vaulted glass ceilings as well as a beautiful secluded summer garden.

High chairs available? Yes

Age restrictions? No

Set times for family dining? No

Extras? Regular children’s lunch and movie in The Club Room

Sample childrens menu:

  • Pitta soldiers and crudites
  • Frederick’s Lasana & salad
  • Fruit Skewer

£6.50 includes a juice and Babyccino

Club offer available: Members receive 20% off the total bill when dining from the a la carte menu for lunch Monday to Friday. Click here for details.

6. Babylon at The Roof Gardens, Kensington, W8

Babylon at Kensington Roof Gardens
Babylon at Kensington Roof Gardens

High up on the 7th floor with amazing views over London’s skyline,  The Roof Gardens are a spectacular way of getting away from the hustle and bustle. With gardens based on the Alhambra in Spain, Tudor courtyards and resident flamingos wandering free, your children will be amazed! And best of all its restaurant, Babylon, is child-friendly.

Flamingos at The Roof Gardens
Flamingos at The Roof Gardens

High chairs available? Yes

Age restrictions? No

Set times for family dining? No

Extras? Kiddies packs on arrival and a magician on Sunday

Sample childrens menu:

  • Garlic and Cheddar Cheese Toast
  • Spaghetti and Meatballs
  • Marshmallow with Chocolate Sauce

Two courses £6.00/three courses £8.00

Half portions of dishes from the a la carte are also available half price

Club offer available: Members receive a 15% reduction from the total food bill when having lunch Monday to Friday. Click here for more details.

 

7. Trinity & Bistro Union, Clapham SW4

Trinity, Clapham
Trinity, Clapham

Trinity is owned by Chef Adam Byatt and situated in Clapham Old Town. It’s sister restaurant Bistro Union is a quintessentially British Neighbourhood Bistro, located in the heart of Abbeville Village. Look out for a review coming next week of Bistro Union by no less than Chef Byatt’s 12 yr old son Jack!

Bistro Union, Clapham
Bistro Union, Clapham

High chairs available? Yes at Bistro Union – No at Trinity.

Age restrictions? Not for either restaurant

Set times for family dining? Not for either restaurant

Extras? Sunday Supper Club at Bistro Union – a new set menu each week designed for the table to share. 3 Courses for £26, Bring your own wine, and children under 10 eat free!

Sample childrens menu at Bistro Union:

  • Carrots and Cucumber with Hummus
  • Children’s toad in the hole

All day menu £8.00 or free every day between 5.00-6.00pm with one adult main

Club Offer Available – Trinity only. Members receive a complimentary seasonal bellini when having lunch Tuesday to Friday. Click here for details.

For details of Bistro Union go to www.bistrounion.co.uk

8. Corrigan’s Mayfair, London W1

Corrigan's Mayfair
Corrigan’s Mayfair

Corrigan’s Mayfair redefines the concept of quintessential British cuisine. Fusing seasonal produce with Richard’s unmistakable flair, it offers some of the most refreshing dishes to whet London’s appetite in a very long time.

High chairs available? Yes

Age restrictions? No

Set times for family dining? No

Sample childrens menu:

  • Fish & Chips
  • Selection of ice cream

Two course £12.50

Club offer available: Members and their guests receive a complimentary carafe of wine when having lunch Sunday to Friday. Click here for more details.

9. Hunter 486 – The Arch London, Marble Arch W1

Hunter 486 - The Arch London
Hunter 486 – The Arch London

Named after the 1950’s dialling code for Marylebone, Hunter 486 is a cosy little restaurant/diner in this contemporary five-star boutique hotel, The Arch London. The bar and dining rooms run into each other with high-sided circular leather booths and secluded areas, some of which can be curtained off for added privacy. It’s low-lit, well upholstered, quiet, and service is professional and discreet.

High chairs available? Yes

Age restrictions? No

Set times for family dining? No

Extras? Child size cutlery and complimentary colouring books

Sample childrens menu:

  • Pepperoni Pizza £7.00
  • Banana Split £3.95

Club offer available: Members receive 20% reduction of the food bill when having lunch Monday to Sunday. Click here for more details.

10. Hix Mayfair at Browns Hotel, W1S

Hix Mayfair
Hix Mayfair

This wood-panelled restaurant with colourful banquettes has an amazing collection of artwork by leading British artists, including Tracey Emin, Michael Landy, John Rankin, Fiona Rae, Tim Noble and Sue Webster and a small cocktail bar adds to the lively atmosphere.

High chairs available? Yes

Age restrictions? No

Set times for family dining? No

Extras? Kids corner breakfast buffet

Sample childrens menu:

  • Leek and Charlotte potato soup £4.50
  • Honey-roasted fillets of chicken with wild rice and hummus £8.50
  • Raw white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake £4.50

Club offer available: Members and their guest receive a complimentary ‘Hix Fix’ Cocktail when having lunch or diner Monday to Sunday. Click here for details.

11. Les Deux Salons, IV Street, WC2

Les Deux Salons
Les Deux Salons

This is the grande dame of French brasseries. Set over two spacious floors with dark green leather banquettes, mosaic marbled floors, aged mirrors and globe lighting. An historic bistro keeping up old traditions.

High chairs available? Yes

Age restrictions? No

Set times for family dining? No

Extras? On weekends from 9am to midday free breakfast is offered to children under five – two children for every adult dining and at the weekend and during school holidays, a free meal for children under six, all day, until bedtime (up to two children for every one adult dining, selection from the children’s menu).

Sample childrens menu:

  • Chicken & Fries
  • Tarte du jour

Two courses £7.50

Club Offer Available: Members receive a 10% reduction from the total food bill when having dinner Monday to Friday. Click here for details.

Out Of Town

1. Chez Roux at Rocpool Reserve, Inverness, Scotland

Chez Roux at Rocpool Reserve
Chez Roux at Rocpool Reserve

Inverness’ ultra chic and multi award winning boutique hotel in the heart of the city with Albert Roux’s first Chez Roux opened in Scotland.

The hotel is the city’s only five star property and is renowned for its discreet sophisticated style and unfeasibly fabulous cooking.

High chairs available? Yes

Age restrictions? No

Set times for family dining? No

Extras? Kids corner breakfast buffet

Sample childrens menu: 

  • Galia Melon and Fruit Coulis with Sorbet £2.50
  • Macaroni and Cheese £6.00
  • Chocolate Brownies with Vanilla Ice Cream £3.50

Club Offer Available: Members receive a 15% reduction from total food and beverage bill when having lunch Monday to Sunday and dinner Sunday to Thursday. Click here for more details.

2. Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Oxfordshire

Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons
Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons

Raymand Blanc’s legendary restaurant needs no introduction, renowned for offering one of Britain’s finest gastronomic experiences. What a way to introduce your children to the best possible dining the UK has to offer!

High chairs available? Yes

Age restrictions? No

Set times for family dining? No

Extras? A selection of seasonal organic vegetable purées is offered for babies – and if your child selects the ice cream or sorbets for dessert he/she is then offered to be taken into the kitchen to hand select their favours!

Children's egg mayo at Belmond Le Manoir
Children’s egg mayo at Belmond Le Manoir

Sample childrens menu: 

  • Egg mayonnaise
  • Roasted Aberdeen Angus beef burger
  • Maman Blanc floating island (one of Raymond’s favourites!)

£25.00 for three courses

Club Offer Available: Members receive a 10% reduction from the food bill when having lunch or dinner Monday to Friday. Click here for more details.

 

3. Seasons at Four Seasons, Hampshire (Dogmersfield)

Seasons Restaurant, Four Seasons, Hampshire
Seasons Restaurant, Four Seasons, Hampshire

Seasons restaurant is ultra modern and sophisticated with all the trappings of an elegant country house estate. Windows overlook the 500 acre estate – and they have their own Labrador, Oliver.

High chairs available? Yes

Age restrictions? No

Set times for family dining? Children under 8 are not permitted in the restaurant after 8pm

Sample childrens menu: 

  • Tomato and Basil Soup £5.00
  • Grilled hot dog with tomato and gem lettuce salad £8.00
  • Bowl of berries £7.00

Extras? A separate menu is available for babies up to 18 months

Club Offer Available: Member dines complimentary when dining with one or more guests when having breakfast Monday to Friday or Dinner Tuesday to Friday. Click here for more details.

 

4. André Garrett Restaurant and the Astor Grill, Cliveden House, Taplow, Berkshire

Child Friendly Cliveden
Child Friendly Cliveden

High chairs available? Yes

Age restrictions? No

Set times for family dining? All day in Astor Grill and up to 7.30pm in André Garrett Restaurant

Sample childrens menu: 

  • Selection of finger sandwiches £6.00
  • Steamed fillet of fish with seasonal vegetables £12.00
  • Milkshake £7.00

Club Offer Available: Members dine complimentary in André Garrett Restaurant for dinner Sunday to Thursday and lunch Monday to Thursday and receive 10% reduction from total bill in The Astor Grill Lunch Monday to Thursday and dinner Sunday to Thursday. Click here for more details.

 

5. The Dining Room at Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa, Hampshire

Chewton Glen Teddy Bears Picnic
Chewton Glen Teddy Bears Picnic

The Dining Room is a truly cosmopolitan and quintessentially English restaurant. Offering a nexus of beautiful conservatories, intimate dining spaces and a stunning open wine room, The Dining Room is as formal or relaxed as the mood takes you.

High chairs available? Yes

Age restrictions? No

Set times for family dining? Children under 8 are not permitted in the restaurant after 8pm

Sample childrens menu: 

  • Heinz Baked Beans on Toast £6.50
  • Free Range Pork Sausages with mashed potatoes and beans £10.50
  • Banana Split £6.00

Club Offer Available: Members receive 10% off all food and beverage in Restaurant, Lounge, Bar and Terrace when having lunch or dinner all week. Click here for more details.

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