Recently, Max has gotten fussy. Like quite fussy. So I figure if we’re going out to eat and he’s going to turn his nose up at macaroni cheese or ice cream or candy floss as he has done recently (WHY?! What’s wrong with him?!) then I’d really rather not pay for it. The food waste and worry about whether he’s eating enough is anguish enough so I’ve complied this list of restaurants (heavily inspired by a similar post from the wonderful Eating East with Kids focussing on East London specifically) where if an adult meal is purchased, kids eat for free. You know, if they’ll eat.
Mark Hix might be a very trendy chef but he is also most importantly, a Dad. I assume that’s why he has this cracking deal at both Hixter locations and Tramshed. The offer includes a free main course from the kids menu when dining with an adult on Monday to Friday 4-6pm and Weekends 12-6pm. The Damien Hirst art is also free. Soho, Bankside and Shoreditch.
In locations not just across London but much of the south of England, The Real Greek wants dining to be a family affair. Especially on Sundays when one kids meal is free per each adult spending more than a tenner.
Old Gordo gets a bit of a bad rap but he’s actually very pro people taking photos of their food in his restaurants which pleases me and he likes having kids around too. So much so that at Bread Street Kitchen simply order from their a la carte menu when you dine, and for every adult main, they offer a 2-course kids meal for free. City.
The fresh, seasonal, and beautiful food available at both the Canary Wharf and Birmingham branch of Tom’s kitchen also include kids eat free deals. At Canary Wharf, kids dine for free during Brunch on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays and in Birmingham the offer is available during the school holidays.
If you fancy a culture fix along with your meal head to the Barbican where one child under 12 eats free for every adult ordering a main meal.
I’ve previously reviewed Hai Cenato who are very kid friendly, quite swanky and have delicious Italian American food. Kids eat free at Saturday lunch and all day on Sunday and this lovely restaurant based in Victoria.
Lavish hotel group Crown plaza have a deal not only for kids meals but also accommodation. Anyone child under the age of twelve eats for free from their kids menu, when accompanied by at least one full paying adult. Various locations.
The very grand Sea Containers is welcoming to children, offering the chance for your little people to eat for free every weekend from 12-4pm. This also coincides with their bottomless brunch FYI. Bankside.
The little sister of Hawksmoor is happy to have your small fries along for a meal on the house. Bring them to Foxlow for lunch Monday to Friday and for every adult main course ordered one child eats for free. Valid Monday to Friday until 5pm. Various locations.
Voted the most family friendly restaurant in London in 2016, Roast in London Bridge welcome kids with a free meal during school and public holidays when accompanied by an adult purchasing a meal.
Know somewhere I’ve missed? Email me and I’ll add it to the list.