Places to eat
Our guide to the top family restaurants, child friendly cafes & suitable places to eat with kids in tow.
Forget everything you have ever read or heard about vegetarian food! Forget everything you have ever eaten at vegetarian restaurants! Dining at Terre à Terre is a culinary experience like no other, with intense flavours, sublime textures and a combination of ingredients that few have the imagination or daring to put together. What began as a BYO with 30 covers, supported by friends, family and the local Brighton community/growers and very lovely staff, (thank you), has become one the most exciting and successful restaurants in the UK offering great food, wine to eat in or takeaway and service to match.
The child friendly brasserie, on the light and airy ground floor of Bordeaux Quay opens onto a waterside terrace. With a well stocked toy box and a menu that changes to reflect the best local and seasonal ingredients, it serves excellent bistro classics such as handmade burgers and chips, with most dishes on the a la carte menu available in child portions. Open from morning until evening seven days a week, with a children’s meal promotion in the school holidays.
The CAT Café serves delicious home cooked vegetarian food. Everything is prepared on site and many of our ingredients are grown in our organic gardens. We have plenty of information about growing your own food too, so you'll be able to find out how you too can grow what you've just had for lunch!
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!
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.
Expanses of soft golden sand make tolcarne a favourite for all, particularly families. Whether the tide is in or out there is plenty to do. Enjoy the shopping, learn to surf or boogie board, explore exciting rock pools take lunch or enjoy a cappuccino right next to the beach.
An oasis in the midst of St James, The Bank Restaurant is situated between the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Cathedral, Buckingham Palace and the theatres of Victoria. An ideal location for pre theatre dining, away from the hustle and bustle of the main streets, perfect for any occasion: formal or informal. Enjoy al fresco dining during warmer weather.
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.
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