Places to eat
Our guide to the top family restaurants, child friendly cafes & suitable places to eat with kids in tow.
Brasserie Blanc offers simple, high quality food in a welcoming environment. Few restaurants cater to the needs of children and their eating habits as well as this. Raymond Blanc’s passion for delighting customers spreads throughout the organisation. The Cheltenham branch is situated in the old ballroom of the Queen’s Hotel, a grand room reminiscent of the Grandes Brasseries of Paris.
Frankie’s Sports Bar & Grill is a collaboration between English culinary giant Marco Pierre White and jockey legend Frankie Dettori. The restaurant at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge is a relaxed Italian restaurant with a sporting twist. Enjoy fantastic pizza, pasta, burgers and more in our stylish dining room, while watching the latest sporting matches live on the plasma screens. Frankie’s Sports Bar & Grill is a great choice for a family meal or celebration, seven days a week. The varied menu offers fine Italian classics for adults, as well as kids’ favourites such as pizza and burgers, with special menus on match days. The obvious attraction for children (as well as mums and dads) is being at Chelsea FC with the club shop nearby and the occasional famous face walking by. The plasma screens show sporting events in the background, though not intrusively for non-sports fans. High chairs and baby changing facilities are available.
Ring O’ Bells is located in the heart of the pretty village of Christleton near Chester, one of Cheshire’s most beautiful villages. One of the best family friendly pubs in the North West, Ring O’ Bells combines high class food with the finest wines and beers in a warm welcoming atmosphere. The children's menu is praised by parents & children alike for being fresh, healthy & tasty! Stop by, have a pint or a tasty meal while the kids are amused on the outdoor play area. One visit and you will want to return again and again!
Lovely riverside eaterie in old rowing clubhouse above working boating station. So pretty and unique, family run and good old fashioned value for money. Unpretentious and welcoming, car park, amazing home cooked food "We've had one of our best ever meals here!" Bath Life 2010.
Formerly a banking hall Quod has been transformed to become Oxford's largest and most successful restaurant. Stylish, contemporary design describes the space which houses an amazing collection of young British Art. The children will love the stimulating large space and terrace to the rear. Open all day for breakfast, our famously good value 2 course set lunch, afternoon tea and dinner this stylish, busy, bustling brasserie serves simply designed, unpretencious robust food. Think wonderful pizza, pasta, free-range chicken, fish and shellfish from Jersey, local lamb, beef and pork from the owner's Oxfordshire farm. All reasonably priced.
Blackberries is a family-run restaurant which prides itself on its friendliness and the fresh ingredients used by Paul Banks, the chef. Set in the pretty north Devon village of Bampton, it is well worth a visit. Customers describe the food as delicious, excellent and reasonably priced.
The Beaminster Brasserie is at the heart of the BridgeHouse Hotel - a small, relaxed 13th Century country town hotel. Apart from amazingly healthy food made from Dorset produce, the Beaminster is renowned for its outdoor eating area beneath a vaulted canvass roof - a great place for families to eat without the fear of upsetting others and great once the kids either finish eating or lose patience as they can enjoy the garden while the grown-ups continue to relax with their food!
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