“Yummy, Mummy” should be softly uttered, and without scorn from the next table that you dared eat out with your little pumpkin at a restaurant that didn’t serve fast food. The European’s seem to have it right – well-mannered kiddies versed on dining etiquette. Perhaps we need a bit more cultural appropriation, deployed distraction techniques, or stricter table manners taught to children (and some parents) to make dining out with them more comfortable. The Luxury Restaurant Guide reviews leading restaurants that offer interesting things for children to do with great family friendly menus:

London Hilton on Park Lane, 22 Park Lane, London W1K 1BE (main image featured from Podium Restaurant and Bar)

High Chairs: Yes Age Restrictions: No Set Times: No
Extras & Promotions: Teddy bears picnic in association with Hamleys, £24 per child up to 12 years old. Special offer of one child afternoon tea and one adults chocoholic afternoon tea for £59. Every child having the afternoon tea also gets a free Hamleys teddy bear.
Sample menu: See children’s menu.

Tredwells, 4A Upper St Martin’s Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9NY

High Chairs: Age Restrictions:  Set Times:
Extras & Promotions: Various, but currently an exclusive partnership with Maltida the Musical, around the corner from Tredwells. Offers bespoke food and cocktails inspired by the Roald Dahl classic and packaged with theatre tickets.
Sample menu: Two-courses plus theatre ticket £72.50, three-courses plus theatre ticket £77.50 – available until 31st August 2019. See details.

Sketch, 9 Conduit Street, London W1S 2XG

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High Chairs: Yes Age Restrictions:  No restrictions in The Gallery Set Times: No
Extras & Promotions: There is an a la carte menu in The Gallery for children. Also, a brilliant children’s afternoon tea £35 per child which includes a free Pat the Bear above, or over Easter it is £40 per child.
Sample menu: Not available online.

Bailiffscourt, Climping Street, Climping, West Sussex BN17 5RW

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High Chairs: Yes Age Restrictions:  No Set Times: Kids menu is served from 12pm to 6.30pm and children are welcome in main restaurant from 7pm
Extras & Promotions: Stunning grounds to explore and a very short walk to the beach.
Sample menu: See children’s menu. Served between 12pm to 6.30pm,  and also there is a snack menu served from 12pm to 7pm.

GBR, 36 Little St James Street. St James’s, London SW1A 1NS

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High Chairs: Yes Age Restrictions: No Set Times: No
Extras & Promotions: If you have taken the children sightseeing, here is a great stop for adults and the kiddies to enjoy some delicious English classic dishes. Crayons always at hand to colour in the menus.
Sample menu: See the children’s menu here.

Feathered Nest, Nether Westcote. Oxfordshire OX7 6SD

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High Chairs: Yes Age Restrictions: No Set Times: No
Extras & Promotions: Holds a seasonal colouring competition for the most imaginative cover for its Children’s menu. Winning entrant receives a three-course Children’s meal. Entry forms from staff.
Sample menu: Bespoke children’s menu (under 12’s), crafted by Craft Guild’s National Chef of the Year, Kuba Winkowski, Two-courses £22, three-courses £30. See menu.

The Unruly Pig, Orford Road, Bromeswell, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 2PU

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High Chairs: Yes Age Restrictions: No Set Times: no
Extras & Promotions: It’s warm and family friendly, with plenty of room to relax and unwind. Offers a popular kid’s menus, but children are welcome to try the  seasonal menus, and from April 6 they launch Lazy Saturday Brunch Menus too, serving delicious dishes from 9.30-12.00pm. Plus add to their wall of Unruly Pig portraits, they’ve always got colouring pens available for budding artists of all ages. Family dogs also welcome and ample outdoor space with a football net and alfresco dining.
Sample menu: See the children’s menu here.

Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Church Road, Great Milton, Oxford, OX44 7PD

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High Chairs: Yes Age Restrictions:  No Set Times: No
Extras & Promotions: The hotel and restaurant prides itself on being family friendly and welcoming. Also, children can often go into the kitchen to choose their ice cream after dinner, which they love.
Sample menu: Three course children’s menu £25. See menu. Kids up to three go free. Children’s menu is available for children up to 16 yrs.

The Mirror Room at Rosewood London,  252 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EN

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High Chairs: Yes Age Restrictions:  No Set Times: No
Extras & Promotions: Rosewood London has an interactive artistic afternoon tea. The children will receive a silver tray of painters tools, equipping tiny artists with a painters palette and paint tubes filled with jam and lemon meringue with two baked scones served with clotted cream, along with palette knives for spreading the sweet toppings.
Sample menu: Children’s Art Afternoon Tea £35. 4 – 11 years old. See menu.

Cafe Murano, 36 Tavistock Street, London WC2E 7PB, and Cafe Murano, 33 St James’s Street, London SW1A 1HD

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High Chairs: Yes Age Restrictions:  No Set Times: No
Extras & Promotions: Kids eat free over school holidays. Covers each child under 10 with a paying adult, for lunch or dinner
Sample menu: Child-friendly version of all dishes on grown up menus. See menu

The Lanesborough, Hyde Park Corner, London SW1X 7TA

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High Chairs: Yes Age Restrictions: No Set Times: No
Extras & Promotions: Fabulous children’s afternoon tea ‘For our little ones’ £18 per child, available Saturday and Sundays only.  Ages 4 to 12 yrs old. When dining in Michelin-starred Céleste, children can enjoy various child pasta dishes or small portions, or variations of adult dishes.
Sample menu: See ‘For Our Little Ones’ afternoon tea menu here.

The Eastbury Hotel, Long Street, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3BY

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High Chairs: Yes Age Restrictions:  No Set Times: No
Extras & Promotions: Once a month, on a Sunday, The Eastbury holds an owl display where kids can interact with owls and watch them fly in the garden while adults have lunch. Little Seasons Children’s menu available through-out the week.
Sample menu: Little Seasons Children’s Menu £9.50 for two-courses. See menu.

The Grove, Molleston, Narberth, Pembrokeshire, Wales SA67 8BX

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High Chairs: Yes Age Restrictions:  None for The Artisan Rooms

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Set Times: No
Extras & Promotions: Dining options for younger children are available in The Artisan Rooms Restaurant only rather than The Fernery fine dining restaurant. The Hotel has a map to explore the secret world of fairies in their delightful garden and meadow. Explore The Grove magical trail here.
Sample menu:  Not available online but there is a dedicated children’s menu in The Artisan Rooms for 4 yrs to 12 yrs where two-courses approx. £12 per child.

Rivington, 178 Greenwich High Road, Greenwich, London SE10 8NN

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High Chairs: Yes Age Restrictions: No Set Times: No
Extras & Promotions: Children under 12 eat free, Monday to Friday, maximum two children per paying adult. Adult must order a main.  The menu has activities on it too.
Sample menu: See children’s menu here.

Tylney Hall Hotel & Gardens, Ridge Lane, Rotherwick, Hook, Hampshire RG27 9AZ

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High Chairs: Yes Age Restrictions: No Set Times: No
Extras & Promotions: Kids can roam the 66-acre estate including cross the bridge of the Boathouse Lake, see the World War II Air Raid Shelter, enjoy the magical Water Garden – home to both trolls and fairies, view the wildlife and play garden games such as Giant Jenga.
Sample menu: Children’s menu one course – £6.50, two courses – £12.00 or three courses – £15.00. See menu here.

The White Horse, Market Place, Romsey, Hampshire SO51 8ZJ

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High Chairs: Yes Age Restrictions:  No Set Times: No
Extras & Promotions: It’s five minutes away from Peppa Pig World!!! So you can treat the little ones and treat yourself too. Children’s menus available in the Bar, Lounges and Brasserie all the time.
Sample menu: Not available online, but children’s menu two-courses £12 and three-courses £15 for children aged 2 – 10 years. Also, they offer half portions of any of our adults meals especially on a Sunday i.e. Roast Sirloin of Beef etc.
Please note, all promotions noted are subject to change. Please check before booking.

 

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One thought on “Chic and Child Friendly Dining

  1. When I dine at a really high end restaurant, the last thing i want to see or hear is children in the place. It is simply inappropriate if they are not well behaved. And many aren’t. Crying babies, fussy toddlers, bored kids. ugh. They should not be allowed to ruin the experience other diners are entitled to have when they pay top dollar.
    My parents hired a babysitter for the evening and left us at home with the babysitter while they went out to dinner – THAT is being considerate of others.

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