With the weather getting warmer, the prospect of spending time out and eating well with loved ones is even more enticing. A stone’s throw from the shops of Regent Street (with the world’s oldest toy store, Hamleys, a winner for little ones) and other London attractions such as Piccadilly Circus, Carnaby Street, Green Park (and nearby Buckingham Palace), Covent Garden and more just a short walk away, we’ve found the perfect family-friendly places to book a table in central London.
Known for its unique dough and well-structured crusts, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at Pizzeria Mozza. Simple and delicious, you can’t go wrong with a classic margarita.
If you fancy a grilled steak (there’s plenty of pescatarian or vegetarian options too), Gaucho is always a great choice. With a special menu featuring child-friendly dishes – the purple risotto always draws intrigue – accompanying the impressive main offering, time spent at Gaucho feels like a spoiling experience no matter your age.
Hawksmoor Air Street
If it’s a Sunday Roast you’re looking for, there’s nowhere better to enjoy the tradition than at Hawksmoor Air Street. With meat sizzling on a spit over an open fire, the decadent portions served make for a family-size feast for all. We recommend booking a table early; their roasts are extremely popular and often sell out.
Heddon Street Kitchen
Gordon Ramsay’s Heddon Street Kitchen is tucked away from the main street. Offering a relaxed, modern European menu, it's the perfect option for even the fussiest of eaters. Kids can choose from classics like delicious meatball pasta, bangers and mash or fish and chips and top it off with a sticky toffee pudding, chocolate brownie or ice cream and chocolate sauce. Kids eat free with every adult dining so what are you waiting for?
Hotel Café Royal
Any budding artists in the family? Treat them to Hotel Café Royal's Van Gogh afternoon tea, available until 31 January. From an edible paint brush to mini Van Gogh self-portrait, start a conversation with the kids about art. Be sure to order the magical colour changing tea for a memorable experience for the whole family.
Serving Beyond Meat plant-based burgers, Neat Burger is both an ethical and delicious dining option. Their signature burgers look and cook like beef, without any GMOs, gluten or soy. The restaurant doesn’t take reservations, but we highly recommend stopping by their Princes Street location (near Oxford Circus) to have a fun, full-flavour dining experience.
Sit down to a steaming bowl of ramen at authentic Japanese eatery, Heddon Yokocho. Kids can slurp through a mini ramen with a juice for just £6.90 from the set menu. Tell the kids to watch out for the giant animated ramen bowl with floating chopsticks.
Still looking for more ideas? Try our full list of places to drink and dine on and around Regent Street.