Taking kids around London is stressful enough without a meal that leaves everyone in tears adding to the pressure. Happily, London’s parents (and those visiting the capital) have more quality options for eating out than ever before. Read on for SquareMeal’s pick of the best child-friendly restaurants in London.

Words: Ben McCormack

Child friendly London restaurants

A seat on the bus during the morning commute, school playgrounds that are eerily empty at break time…London is way quieter when the capital’s kids are on their hols. Venture out in the middle of the day however and it’s a different story, as harassed-looking parents drag their offspring from London Zoo to Hamley’s then a matinée of Matilda: hungry work, to be sure.

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But eating out with kids needn’t condemn you to 16 years of Nando’s. There are plenty of London restaurants happy to welcome families that are as much of a treat for parents as they are for kids. From child-approved dishes at Nobu London (above) to some of the best burgers in town at Bar Boulud (below), click through for our favourite child-friendly restaurants in London.

Bar Boulud

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This article was modified 25 October 2017