Places to eat
Our guide to the top family restaurants, child friendly cafes & suitable places to eat with kids in tow.
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.
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!
Sam's of Brighton is a quality neighbourhood bistro located in the heart of gorgeous Kemp Town village in Brighton. We serve modern British food for lunch and dinner Tuesday - Sunday. We are also open for weekend brunch from 10am on Saturdays and Sundays. We serve classic dishes with a creative twist using the best possible ingredients (local where possible). Blackboard specials change daily. We welcome children and offer a great kid's menu, a toy box and colouring things, high chairs and a changing mat in the bathroom.
In a stunning location at Watergate Bay, Fifteen Cornwall is a unique blend of exceptional food and an inspiring commitment to creating opportunities for disadvantaged young people within Cornwall through its registered charity, the Cornwall Foundation of Promise. The restaurant offers modern, Italian-influenced dishes, using ingredients from Cornwall’s finest artisan producers. The menu changes daily and only produce that is in season and at its very best is used.
The cafe is set within a 100 acres of stunning woodland and meadows that make up the Green Flag Award Worcester Country Park. This fantastic space also boasts two wooden adventure playgrounds and public events fields. The Orchard Cafe has a fantastic award winning seasonal menu created from, locally sourced ingredients. Our products are mostly Free-range, organic, Fair-trade, but always yummy! The kids menu is a cut above the usual 'with fries' option! Our homemade cakes are extremely yummy and when you come you will have to try our famous Carrot & Walnut cake!
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.
This will be the place to visit in South Devon for the best in fish and chips. Not your ordinary fish and chip shop, the RockFish Seafood & Chips seats 70 people and will serve the freshest fish bought straight from the fish markets daily. Served up in the restaurant in stylish take away boxes with chips, there will be a choice of the market’s fish available as well as specials like cracked Devon crab to try out. A good range of wines to keep the grown up members of the party happy and plenty of sauces - mayonnaise, tomato sauce, garlic mayo, tartare sauce – to enjoy with the fish, followed up by great ice creams. What more you could you ask for?
Fresh fish cooked over the charcoal fire is our speciality. Fish is delivered daily from the South Coast for sale in our fishmongers and to enjoy in the restaurant. For a fantastic day out all day cookery schools are fun on Mondays. The RockFish Grill & Seafood Market is all about seriously fresh fish, with the latest catch delivered each day. Simple and mouth-watering grilled fish and steaks cooked over a charcoal fire to give them a unique, delicious Mediterranean flavour. The menu changes daily but expect to find dishes like Dartmouth crab, dressed to order, a plate of mixed fried seafood, bream cooked in paper with roasted garlic and thyme and family favourites like fish and chips. The focus is on fantastic fresh cooked food in relaxed and informal surroundings. Great food for all of the family, get the kids trying something new and cracking a crab or tucking into seafood spaghetti, they’ll love the counter at the Seafood market and comfy banquette seating; whilst adults can eat top quality seafood and a wine list to match. Sign up to our free newsletter via the web to keep in touch.
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