Child Friendly Restaurants in Edinburgh
avigating the culinary landscape across Edinburgh can be challenging at the best of times but imagine how difficult it is when you have a little bundle of joy in your arms, or a couple of rogue toddlers in tow. To make things a bit easier, we’ve put together a list of some of the most child friendly restaurants in Edinburgh.
There’s something about Italian restaurants that make them a hit with families, perhaps it’s the Italian personality or the copious amounts of pizza, either way a number of Italian eatieries top our kid friendly list! The likes of Pizza Express have been a big hit with kids and parents, but if you’re looking for something unique, then Bar Roma in the West End is sure to hit the spot.
With an extensive menu of starters, antipasti, main courses and puddings; the hard part will be deciding what you want to eat never mind the children. There’s a children’s menu and crayons and paper are given out on arrival. Staff are very friendly and will keep young diners entertained. Kid Friendly Facilities: Yes, two baby changing facilities and high chairs available.
If you’re looking for fashionable places to eat, then why not check out Candy Bar on Edinburgh’s stylish George Street. They’re licensed to serve children until 7.30pm in their basement restaurant and bar – access with a pushchair can be tricky, however, staff are always willing to help out.
Breakfast is served from 12 – 5pm at the weekend, making it an ideal option if you’re in town. There is also a ‘Dine for £5.95’ offer that includes a choice of popular mains or pretend you’re sharing with the kids and opt for the ‘Small Bites’ at £2.25 each. Kid Friendly Facilities: Yes, high chairs available.
If you are looking for something a little out of the city centre, Tusitala in Fairmilehead has lovely views of the surrounding area and there are parking facilities, on site. Menu wise, there are a number of options so you and the kids will not be short of choice. Children have their own menu that doubles up as a colouring-in book and you can watch the chefs cooking in the open kitchen. Kid Friendly Facilities: Easy access for pushchairs, helpful staff and baby changing facilities available on site.
Loopy Lorna’s situated in the Church Hill Theatre in Morningside is a great little place for breakfast or lunch. There’s a lovely menu of sandwiches, soups and delicious cakes and this is surely one of the most child friendly venues in town. Children have their own menu and get no added sugar juice for free. They also provide hungry babies with stage 1, 2 and 3 organic baby food for free.
There’s also a small play area and the staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful. Kid Friendly Facilities: Yes, lots. There is a ramp for easy access with pushchairs and the baby changing facilities are one of the nicest in town, with extra nappies in case you are caught short.
La Favourita and Vittoria
La Favourita on Leith Walk and Vittoria on Brunswick Street and George IV Bridge, both owned by Tony Crolla, are Italian venues where the family can enjoy a lovely evening. Children are welcomed by the extremely helpful and friendly staff in both venues.
Each of the restaurants offer a children’s menu and a large selection for the adults too, including antipasti, pizzas, pasta, steaks, fish and chicken dishes. There is a vegetarian menu available and children under 10 eat for £1 which is donated to Radio Forth Cash for Kids Appeal! Steak and grill specialities range from £12 – £23, fish dishes average £14 and all other dishes are typically under £12. Kid Friendly Facilities: Highchairs and baby changing facilities, available.
Words: Sarah Bennion