The restaurant scene is Dublin has expanded so much in the past few years and has never been as good as it is right now. However, if you want to bring your children and you want to avoid World War 3, you may need to make sure the menu offers food they will enjoy. As parents, we know the struggle! So we’ve listed five of the best child friendly restaurants in Dublin. The pleasure is all ours.
Jamie Oliver has always been passionate about Italian culture: “the love, the food, the lifestyle”. So he’s decided to open an Italian eatery of his own. We thank him for that, and so will your child! Featuring all sorts of typical Italian dishes, Jamie has also added a kids menu that will definitely not disappoint. From Margherita pizza, baby beef burger, mini spaghetti with meatballs, chicken lollipops, and yummy desserts, your little devil is in for a treat!
Seriously good food in a room with a view, that’s what Aqua is all about. Located on the West Pier of Howth, a quick 25 minutes train ride from Dublin’s city centre, Aqua restaurant specialises in seafood, and they have a lot to choose from on their varied menus to suit all tastes. For £9.95, their “for the youngest” menu includes a fish and chips plate, the fish of the day, penne pasta, chicken goujons as well as yummy desserts like fresh fruit salad and ice cream. Once you’re done with your meal, enjoy a walk around Howth Head with your kids, stopover at the thriving market or visit the museums. Howth is full of surprise and Aqua is one of them!
Head to Locks, a neighbourhood child friendly restaurant in Dublin, known for its great Irish food and unique venue on the banks of the Grand Canal. Locks is run by passionate chef team of Connor O Dowd and Paul Mc Namara who came up with an exciting kids menu. It contains farfalle bolognese pasta, tempura fish and chips, ice cream sundae and a fresh fruit juice. Have yourself a little treat and enjoy a glass of their vintage, international wine. Hey, you get to enjoy the outing too, right?
Yup, another Italian restaurant, just because kids loooove Italian food. Located on Dame Street, in the heart of the most historic part of the city centre, Toscana is an award-winning restaurant that prepares simple food in the perfect location. Forget industrial ingredients and nasty sprays, Toscana only uses the freshest produce by growing their own seasonal organic fruit, vegetables, salads, and herbs. Their kids’ menu offers spaghetti bolognese, chicken strips, or any of the pizza’s made for grown-ups. It’s available for under 10’s, 7 days a week until 7pm. If you’re looking for a child friendly restaurant in Dublin that your kid will talk about for days, reserve your spot here!
Seasons is a stylish restaurant situated in the Intercontinental hotel, overlooking the landscaped courtyard garden. They serve contemporary Irish cuisine, and they’ve come up with an entire kids menu that features yummy dishes such as tomato risotto, pad thai, penne pasta, fish fingers, mini beef burgers and more. The menu also includes small plates, sides, drinks, and yummy desserts like ice cream, chocolate brownie, and iced watermelon popsicles. Do you want to be the “best parent in the world”? Take your kid here!