When it comes to child friendly restaurants, themed restaurants for kids are the ideal solution. Whilst some of the recommended restaurants on our list are suitable for hosting older children's birthday parties without the parents present, it's always best to phone the restaurant and confirm. Our pick of the best themed restaurants for kids includes restaurants across the capital.
37 Sackville Street, London, W1S 3EH
(020) 7494 2525
A Japanese steakhouse and sushi restaurant complete with your own chef. The kids will be entertained as the chef puts on a show that will keep them entertained.
20-24 Shaftesbury Avenue, Piccadilly, London, W1D 7EU
(020) 7434 3111
Rainforest Cafe is the ideal place to celebrate a birthday, perfect for kids and big kids alike! With a number of larger tables available and also private spaces if required, we love nothing more than a big occasion where our Safari Guides can make a real fuss!
Trocadero, 13 Coventry Street, Leicester Square, London, W1D 7AB
(020) 3763 5288
Relax in a fun, casual setting where the friendly staff will welcome you just the way Forrest and his ‘best good friend’ Bubba would!
More Themed Restaurants For Kids
All Star Lanes in Westfield Stratford offer a fun dining experience for the little ones. After a game of tenpin bowling in one of their 14 lanes, they can tuck into a variety all star American style dishes.
Westfield Stratford City, Second Floor, 2 Stratford Place, Stratford, London, E20 1EJ
(020) 3167 2434
The Montague on the Gardens, 15 Montague Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1B 5BJ
(020) 7637 1001
This beautiful Georgian townhouse is filled with English charm and located in literary Bloomsbury, just steps from the British Museum.
The Blue Door Bistro provides a welcoming and informal bistro-style setting, with a superb à la carte menu to match. Light and airy at lunchtime, warm and cosy by evening, the room is decorated on three sides with a panoramic view of London circa 1849.
Kids Cocktails and half price dining
Children are invited to make their own Mo cocktail behind the bar to drink with our compliments plus 50 percent off their food for anyone under 12 years old.
To Book quote Kids in London when bookings online or call (020) 7612 8416.
While Bread Street Kitchen is a great time for dinner and drinks with friends and colleagues, it's also the perfect place for a family day out in London too.
So gather up both kids and grown-ups and head down to Bread Street Kitchen, the stylish Gordon Ramsay restaurant near St Paul's for a meal to remember. Nestled in the shadow of St Paul's Cathedral, Bread Street Kitchen provides a warm and lively atmosphere that the kids will love whether it's the school holidays, the weekend, or just a weekday treat.
One New Change, 10 Bread Street, St Paul's, London, EC4M 9AJ
Kid's Pizza Masterclass
Bring your little one(s) along to Gordon Ramsay's Bread Street Kitchen in St Paul's for a family friendly experience for three priced £70*. Whilst the grown-ups sit down to enjoy a Sunday champagne brunch with classic Bread Street Kitchen dishes and a glass of Ayala Brut Majeur, your kids will become mini master chefs themselves as they join our chefs for a special pizza masterclass. Once they've created a pizza of their choice, they'll sit down and enjoy their doughy delights along with a delicious dessert!
Kids also eat for FREE all day, every day from the Children's Menu (with every adult main course ordered).
Pre-booking via phone and email only. Contact 0207 592 1226 to make your reservation Quoting "Kids in London" or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
(020) 3030 4050
35 Charles Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 5EB
(020) 7491 2622
Charlie and the Chesterfield Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea is quite an event at The Chesterfield Mayfair - recently commended at the Afternoon Tea Awards 2017 and 2016. Recognised for our outstanding quality and consistently high standards of tea service we pay suitable respect to its ritual while offering some exciting variations on the original. We take tremendous pleasure in serving a menu complete with homemade cakes, scones and pastries prepared by Tom, our chef, in the heart of Mayfair.
It's time to indulge in the sweetest of treats once more as The Chesterfield Mayfair invites you to enjoy a chocolate themed tea. Enjoy delicate finger sandwiches and chocolate dusted scones while drinking our specially blended chocolate tea before moving on to a delicious selection of chocolate inspired cakes and pastries. Children can tuck into their own special kids menu.
Ed's Easy Diner is part of a chain of classic American diners serving traditional American dishes such as burgers and chips. The venue has a great atmosphere with an all American theme from the decoration, seating to the milkshakes, and sloppy Joe's. Great place to take the kids.
Trocadero Centre, 19 Rupert Street, Soho, London, W1D 7PA
(020) 7287 1951
Giraffe serve tasty, fresh and healthy European and African inspired food, with a range of dishes exclusive to Terminal 5 and even a life-sized family of giraffes in the restaurant.
Terminal 5, London Heathrow Airport, Heathrow, London, UB3 5AP
0203 117 5500
150 Old Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1K 1QZ
(020) 7514 1700
The Hard Rock Cafe has been standing on Old Park Lane in London since 1971 and, to this day still offers the best authentic American cuisine and rock 'n' roll memorabillia in the world. The venue has also gained popularity over the years as a magnet for kids' parties.
Gordon Ramsay's Heddon Street Kitchen is located just off Regent's Street, in the heart of the West End. Heddon Street Kitchen is a stylish space set over two floors, open all day for brisk brunches and post-shopping pit stops through to lunch, dinners and after work cocktails. Enjoy al fresco dining on the heated terrace and people-watching with a cocktail in the lounge bar as you absorb the theatre of the open-kitchen.
3-9 Heddon Street, London, W1B 4BE
Family Brunch for 3 and Kids Ice Cream Experience
Cool down this summer with a Family Brunch for 3 and Kids Ice Cream Experience at Heddon Street Kitchen. This family-friendly experience is perfect for a weekend in London. Grown-ups will sit down for a mouth-watering brunch and signature cocktail each, whilst your little one enjoys the very best of Tilly Ramsay’s Kids Menu. Then, for the cherry on top, you'll head to the famous Heddon Street Kitchen ice cream bar upstairs, where kids can pick their favourite flavours, toppings and decorations from dozens of delicious options. Whether they love cookies or hundreds and thousands – fun is guaranteed!
It's always the more the merrier at Heddon Street Kitchen so they are also inviting you to bring the kids along to eat for free from the Children's Menu all day, every day of the week* (with every adult main course ordered).
Pre-booking required via phone, email. Contact 0207 592 1212, or email email@example.com.
(020) 7592 1212
inamo Camden is a stylish restaurant that offers authentic pan Asian dishes with flavour from across Asia. Ordering at inamo is unique, you use the interactive technology on your table which also has a selection of games!
265 Hampstead Road, Camden, London, NW1 7QX
(020) 7484 0500
inamo Covent Garden is a state of the art restaurant using modern technology to create a unique dining experience. Features include the ability to instantly rate your dishes and engaging games for both children and adults.
11-14 Hanover Place, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9JP
(020) 7484 0500
inamo Soho is a state of the art restaurant using modern technology to create a unique dining experience.
134-136 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 8ZP
Projectors are used for menus so that customers can order their own food and drinks, adjust their light settings and themes at their individual tables, find out where to go for another drink in the local area or even book a taxi home.
(020) 7851 7051
Be part of 1000 years' history at London's Medieval Banquet. You will join King Henry VIII as a royal guest where you will shout out for your wench, Wassail with Knights and bang the table in appreciation. A great dining experience for families, as the kids can get fully involved with the show while tucking into a medieval feast.
Ivory House, St Katharines Dock, East Smithfield, London, E1W 1BP
(020) 7480 5353
57-60 Haymarket, Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4QX
(020) 7287 1000
The iconic Planet Hollywood in Haymarket offers a vibrant atmosphere and a menu of classic American favourites including burgers, wings and speciality cocktails.
Kids Mini Afternoon Tea
The Mandeville Hotel, Mandeville Place, Marylebone, London, W1U 2BE
Marylebone's favourite local restaurant, Reform Social & Grill brings an authentic British experience. Based between bustling Oxford Street and fashionable Marylebone High Street, sink into luscious leather banquets and indulge in an all day dining menu, featuring one of London's best afternoon teas, with a specially designed Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea and a Kids Afternoon Tea menu.
Afternoon Tea is not just for adults! Reform Social & Grill has created the Mini Afternoon Tea for younger members to start enjoying this very British tradition from an early age. It has been cleverly crafted to include an assortment of children’s sweet and savoury favourites, in their very own TeaTime lunchbox. The Mini Tea includes fish finger & sweet ketchup, and smooth peanut butter and homemade jam sandwiches, BBQ chicken slider, warm chocolate milk with gingerbread man dipper, fruit and chocolate chip scone (no raisins!), chocolate and marshmallow lollipop, jelly and custard pot and a Reform jammy dodger with cream. All whilst adults can enjoy the Vintage Afternoon Tea or Gentleman's Afternoon Tea. A treat for you and a treat for them.
(020) 7935 5599
39 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0PS
(020) 7834 6600
The Rubens at the Palace is the majestic 4-star luxury hotel centrally located in Victoria that gives you the best of both worlds -on the one hand it recalls the magnificence and splendour of a bygone age; on the other, it gives you the latest in modern comforts. Expect warm smiles at every turn, a host of thoughtful touches and enjoy the many attractions of London on our doorstep.
Little Prince and Princess Tea
We believe everyone should enjoy Afternoon Tea, so we have adapted our traditional menu to suit every little Prince and Princess. Treats include freshly made bite-size sandwiches, freshly baked scones, selected pastries and a choice of milkshake, hot chocolate, tea or soft drink.
Bill Wyman's American-themed restaurant in Kensington is quite the draw for yummy mummies and their little ones.
1a Phillimore Gardens, Kensington, London, W8 7QG
(020) 7938 5338
For a bit of added razzmatazz but with an upmarket approach, why not take the kids to Tinseltown, a Hollywood-themed restaurant in Clerkenwell, guarenteed to impress any movie-loving youngster.
44-46 St John Street, London, EC1M 4DF
(020) 7689 2424
Union Street Cafe located in Southwark is a lively urban restaurant and bar in central London offering quality Mediterranean and Italian artisan foods. Book a table for friends, family or colleagues or hire a private area for a bigger party and be the host with the most.
47-51 Great Suffolk Street, Southwark, London, SE1 0BS
Kids Eat Free
To make your family dining experience even more special we're making sure it won't cost you a pretty penny either. That's right, this is a family meal that won't break the bank as the kids will eat for free* all day, every day from the Children's Menu (with every adult main course ordered).
Our special Children's Menu has been carefully created by Matilda Ramsay, who's already following in the footsteps of her famous father, Gordon Ramsay. Bring your little ones down to Union Street Café and they'll be able to enjoy delicious dishes which have been handpicked for kids, by kids. They'll truly be spoilt for choice with this tasty menu from Tilly Ramsay, which includes options such as Tilly's meatballs and pasta, sausage and mash, and grilled fish with seasonal vegetables. What's more, the mouthwatering dessert options on Tilly's Menu are sure to put smiles on their faces. To end their meals, your little tykes can choose between a warm brownie or a fruit salad.
(020) 7592 7977
Wahaca is a vibrant restaurant in Soho serving food inspired by the street markets of Mexico. With a delicious kids menu, bustling atmosphere and fun Mexican themed dining, Wahaca is perfect for the little ones.
80 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 0TF
(020) 7734 0195