Our latest round-up of family-friendly restaurants in London has landed. We’ve search north, east, south and west to bring you the best places to spend time with your children this season. Winter is all about filling comfort food, warm spaces and quality family time and these restaurants will bring you all three.
Annie’s is a super-cosy neighbourhood restaurant, with two locations in Chiswick and Barnes. It offers all-day dining and is super welcoming for families throughout the day. Popular dishes include the Shepherd’s Pie, lamp rump and Thai red curry — talk about comfort food!
Chiswick: 162 Thames Road, W4 3QS; Barnes, 36-18 White Hart Lan, SW13 0PZ
Sophie’s is the perfect place to cosy up and indulge in comfort food and cocktails. It’s known for its British steak and Sunday roasts, but feel free to pop in for small plates too. For the kids, Sophie’s offer dishes including roast chicken, and tomato and basil pasta. There’s ice cream for dessert too, obviously!
Soho: 42-44 Great Windmill Street, W1D 7NB; Chelsea: 311-313 Fulham Rd, Chelsea, SW10 9QH
Corner Kitchen are serving up Neapolitan pizzas from noon every day. The best bit? Everything at Corner Kitchen is sourced locally and sustainably (where possible) and made in-house to order. Expect artisan Italian cheeses and meats. What’s more, there’s an offer for the little ones: get a free kids’ main with any adult main daily between 3-6pm.
Forest Gate: 58A Woodgrange Rd, E7 0QH
Market Hall in Fulham has gone from strength to strength since it opened earlier this year and proved itself to be a fun, family destination. Now, Market Hall Victoria will be launching this November and has a similar aim; there’ll be plenty of space for the children and it’s close to the theatres — matinee, anyone? Vendors at Victoria are set to include Monty’s Deli, Bunhouse and Koya.
Fulham: 472 Fulham Rd, Fulham, SW6 1BY; Victoria: 191 Victoria Street, Victoria London, SW1E 5NE
Meraki, which roughly translates as from Greek as ‘the love and soul someone puts into their work’ is a contemporary Greek restaurant that opened last year on Great Titchfield Street. They serve up some superb Mediterranean food with warming Greek hospitality. They’ve recently launched a Sunday Feasts menu, a sharing menu that’s really ideal for families. The kids can dip into and try a bit of everything! Choose from meat, fish and vegetables dishes. There is also a children’s menu available the rest of the week.
Fitzrovia: 80-82 Great Titchfield Street, W1W 7QT
Bar + Block
The King’s Cross steak restaurant is serving up South American sirloins, fillets and ribeyes is one for the meat-lovers. Bar + Block are all about high quality steak without a super high price tag. Choose from the steak menu or the sharing plates and a good selection of alternative mains, including pork belly, fish stew and three burger choices. There’s a mini steak frites for the kids, as well as burger, chicken and pasta options.
King’s Cross: 26-30 York Way London, N1 9AA
My Baba review coming soon.
Vapiano is an ideal casual restaurant to pop into of an evening or during a day of sightseeing. It’s great to fussy eaters because the menu can be customised to suit individual tastes and dietary requirements. Choose from pasta dishes, pizzas, risotto and salads. It offers lovely views of the Thames, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.
Tower Bridge: 2 Potters Fields, One Tower Bridge, London SE1 2SG; Soho; 84 Wardour Street W1F 0TQ and Soho: 19-21 Great Portland Street W1W 8QB
Cinnamon Kitchen Battersea
Cinnamon Kitchen is a fantastic brunch place for families and it offers a quirky brunch – forget eggs and avo for a moment – let’s talk about the Indian Weekend Power Station Brunch. Enjoy sea bream kedgeree with poached egg, chicken tikka and cheese naan, and Bombay scrambled eggs. The Power Station Feast (£29 per person) is a banquet for four or more people with a huge range of dishes to tuck into. What’s more, kids under 12 eat for half price, and those under 6 for free on Saturday and Sunday 10am – 5pm!
Battersea: 4 Arches Lane, Battersea Power Station, SW11 8AB
For our top family brunch spots, click here.
With Soane’s charming location in the Ealing suburb, it’s an ideal family spot for dinner. Having opened this July, Soane’s Kitchen is the next step for the catering company Social Pantry and offers light and comforting seasonal dishes. It’s an ever-changing menu to fall in with the seasons, but think Korean pulled pork tacos, warm beetroot, pan-fried cod and a delicious-sounding autumn black truffle risotto. SK offer super simple kids options including fish and chips, chicken skewers, and vegetable pasta, followed by ice cream and fresh fruit. Read our full review of Soane’s Kitchen here.