If you are heading to Covent Garden this summer, here is a selection of family friendly eateries. Prices range from fancy to ‘FREE’, also look out for a mention of the ‘I Love Covent Garden’ and ‘Northbank Privilege’ cards where you can get additional discounts / freebies. Info on how to get your hands on either of these cards is at the bottom of this post.
Seven Dials Market
Not sure what you fancy? Seven Dials Market is a one stop shop for all your food needs. The best part? Each vendor offers something for kids!
Ranging from £4 – £8 you can choose from fried chicken bao bun, hummus & falafel, kids nachos, cheese toastie, chocolate dosa and more..
Check out the full kids menu HERE
They also do a cartoon club every Sunday from 11am at the market bookshop downstairs.
A firm favourite in our household, Hawksmoor is our go to place for steak!
Though they don’t offer children’s option on the main menu, they do offer a fantastic Sunday Roast option for your little foodies which is £11.50.
If you didn’t fancy a roast, the kids can enjoy delights such as burgers and mac ‘n’ cheese. The burgers are big person size, so do as we do and take the leftovers home!
The Morton Scott Pubs
Three wonderful pubs dotted around Covent Garden are offering a kids menu deal. All the children’s meals are priced between £4-£6 and for an extra £1 they can also get a ice-cream with all the delicious toppings!
Check out the kids menu HERE
Choose a pub…
The Real Greek
Who needs to be in Greece with this glorious weather! Sample a taste of the med right here at The Real Greek.
The kids can choose between a Kids Souvlaki Wrap or Kids Meze selection, served with their choice of soft drinks and dessert for £7.
Kids Eat Free on Sundays! Free Kids meal for every £10.00 spent by an adult on Sundays. Offer includes Kids meal from Kids Menu, Drink and Ice Cream or Sorbet. T&C’s apply.
In the mood for some French cuisine? Boulevard Brasserie offer a children’s menu. The portions are big (see photo) so, like us, you might end up taking some home! Also, they tend to serve the burgers plain, so if your little one likes tomatoes and the rest, feel free to ask for them to be added.
My daughter chose a burger so not extremely French! The full menu, including kids menu is on the link below.
The kids set menu is £7.50 for one course.
With al fresco dining on the east piazza, Tuttons offer a kids menu of a main course and drink for £6.50.
Plus, if you have the ‘I Love Covent Garden’ card, you get 25% off, Monday – Sunday (excluding December).
Food inspired from Naples!
Whilst there is no specific kids menu, they do offer smaller portions of the adult pasta for children, on certain dishes. My daughter had the beef ragu (slightly tweaked) and smothered in parmesan of course! It was £8.48 instead of £16.95.
We also shared some Olives, Bruschetta Caprese Heritage and Bufala Bocconcini from the main menu. All very fresh and delicious!
We refer to this restaurant as the ‘posh kebab gaff’. The fried chicken shish kebab is utterly delicious!
No kids menu here, however I suggest ordering a load of dishes from the mezze to share if your mini me has adventurous taste buds.
As family Italian just a two minute stroll from Covent Garden tube station.
They do not have a specific kids menu, but do have starter portions of most pasta dishes, such as Bolognese and Carbonara, which is perfect for little tummies.
They say: ‘We can almost always find something children like!’ However… they do not serve Pizza, so take your pasta and dessert lovers here!
Dining with a view out to the Thames!
We enjoyed breakfast at sunrise here. You can also dine for lunch and dinner.
If you have the ‘Northbank Privilege’ card, you receive 25% off breakfast and lunch (food only) Monday -Thursday.
British comfort food is at the heart of this restaurant and is infamously known locally as serving up the best chips!
Cora Pearl don’t have a specific kids menu, but if you wanted to go I recommend their Ham & Cheese Toastie with the legendary chips for your little foodies.
For toddlers they are very happy to knock up some cheesy, buttery pasta for FREE when dining with a full paying adult.
Toastie is £12 and chips are £6. Also, if you have the ‘I Love Covent Garden’ card, you’ll get a free cocktail on arrival (for the adults!).
Up to two kids can eat FREE ALL DAY Monday – Friday at Bill’s if one adult orders any main dish (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
The children’s menu features family faves including their famous buttermilk pancakes, mac & cheese, and fish fingers & chips and more… Feed the family for less at Bill’s this summer!
FREAKSHAKE! Apparently the best dessert she’s ever had! Head over to Maxwell’s American diner for a selection of juicy burgers and fun Freakshakes!
The kids menu is £8.95 for a main, side and pudding. Drinks are a £1 supplement. Freakshakes are separate from this set menu.
The staff are super friendly and attentive. Defo a child friendly place to eat, plus there’s outdoor seating too.
Perfect for the fussy eater! Here it’s simple, you pick your pasta and pick your sauce – mix and match to taste! Or you can order one of their suggestions.
No kids menu, so our doggy bag came out again for the leftovers!
Prices vary as it depends what you order, as a guide a pasta dish is around £9.50 to £14.50 from the suggestions menu. Its probably the best, freshest pasta I’ve tried in a while!
A great American dining experience for all the family. They even have a live pianist at certain times which really elevates the ambiance. I’ve only dined here in winter and it feels really cosy.
The children’s menu is HERE
If you have the ‘Northbank Privilege’ card, you receive 15% discount off the total lunch bill, Tuesday – Saturday.
Ole and Steen
The all day bakery where you can choose from an array of pastries, sandwiches and smoothies.
There is a variety of choices for children.
Visit the Strand branch with your ‘Northbank Privilege’ card and receive a 10% discount on food and drink daily from 7.30am – 9pm.
Covent Garden hotel
Whether you are a staying guest or not, the Covent Garden Hotel welcomes you to try their menu based around fresh, seasonal produce. Some examples from the children’s menu are: Spaghetti Bolognese (£10), Grilled chicken breast, potatoes and peas (£12) and Ham and Cheese Toastie (£8).
Jones Family Affair
New to the area, this family friendly restaurant caters for children with their special ‘Little Jones’ menu featuring options such as Chicken Nuggets or Cod Fish Fingers served with mixed leaf salad & fries. The Little Jones menu is £8.50.
If you have the ‘Northbank Privilege’ card, you receive 10% discount off the total lunch bill, Tuesday – Saturday.
Offering a wonderful selection of dishes, children are welcome to eat from the main menu, otherwise there is a menu with chote (little) Dishoom-wallas in mind. Smaller portions, very little spice, but just as nice.
My daughter had the Sweet Uttapam Stack which didn’t last long. The pancakes are like soft fluffy clouds inside. As well as breakfast, there is also a sensational lunch and dinner service. For years people have lined the pavement waiting to get through the doors to devour these tantalising flavours from Bombay.
Popping out for a hot drink? Notes offer yummy babycinos – warm or on ice! Just 50p.
I’d also recommend this place for brunch as the food is delicious. They do not have a children’s menu but are happy to put something together for children such as non salted scrambled eggs on toast.
Prince of Wales
This large pub in Covent Garden is under new management. The fantastic manager Gini welcomes families into the Prince of Wales to enjoy some good old pub grub.
Whilst they don’t have a kids menu, you can order a sharing dish such as the ‘Favourites Platter’ which includes: Two beef burger sliders, four chicken wings, two fish goujons, rosemary-salted fries, tartare and BBQ sauce for £15.49
Masala Zone offer sumptuous Indian food such as pioneering street food, thalis (the balanced family platters), freshly made vegetables, flavourful grills, regional curries and biryanis.
Children can dine from the kids menu from £6 for under 7’s.
Plus, if you have the ‘I Love Covent Garden’ card, you get a free drink when you order food of at least £20 per adult, and any subsequent drink will be 50% off. T&C’s apply.
Not only can you save £££ on food and drink, these cards also work in retail, beauty, attractions and much more. If you are interested in either the ‘I Love Covent Garden’ or ‘Northbank Privilege’ cards, click on the images below to sign up if you qualify.
All details correct at time of posting. Booking advised at each venue where possible.