With school holidays upon us, and the weather getting chillier, the prospect of spending time eating well with loved ones is even more enticing. With groups from the same household still able to dine together inside, we’re here to support the restaurant industry and share our favourite family-friendly restaurants in the heart of London. 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 perfect places to book a table.
Food-on-the-go has surely never looked – or tasted - as good as when eating at By CHLOE. This plant-based restaurant serves classic dishes with a vegan edge, offering hearty, nourishing meals with an indulgent twist. The bright colours will also please those Instagram-obsessed members of your family.
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, as well as the kids-inspired ‘Tilly’s Treats’ menu, it is the perfect option for even the fussiest of eaters. This half term try their Worldwide Wellington Menu (available until 31st October) which includes a traditional beef wellington, as well as a special lobster wellington and molten chocolate wellington.
Hotel Café Royal
Looking ahead to November, Hotel Café Royal's festive tea is a treat for all the family. Lose yourself in the magical retelling of Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol' by Gerald Dickens, the great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens. Be transported by Gerald Dickens’ incredible one-man performance, as he plays over 30 characters using vocal and physical talents to bring each scene vividly to life. A theatrical experience served alongside afternoon tea, it is an occasion for all ages. Find dates and details here.
Serving Beyond Meat plant-based burgers, Neat Burgerr 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.
For further restaurant inspiration, read more about our two latest openings – Heddon Yokocho and Bindas Eatery – here. Or find the full list of places to drink and dine here.