Going out with the kids can be a right chore. You often have the choice of a chain pub with a soft play where there’s nothing you want to eat, or you go somewhere nice and get side eye cos the kids are bored and being a nightmare. So what’s a parent/guardian/aunt/uncle to do? Well check out our list of child friendly places in Leeds for starters. We’ve rounded up the venues where the food is tasty, the side-eye is minimal, and the kids will still have fun.
You might be stuck in slightly grey Leeds but that doesn’t mean you can’t convince the kids you’re off on a Caribbean adventure. Head down to Turtle Bay where the colours are bright, the music is loud, and the food is deliciously exotic. Their “Little Turtles” menu has dishes like grilled chicken, bbq ribs, and quarter jerk chicken, giving your little ones a taste of the menu without overpowering them with flavours. Best of all, if you head down before 7pm, you can check out their happy hour cocktails menu…
Meat, meat, and more meat. What more could you want? In this Rodizio-style restaurant, you’re given a card which you turn to either green or red, depending if you want more food. If the green side is up, the waiters come round offering skewers of delicious meats. Great right? Well the kids get the same experience, just at a lower price. So grab the wet wipes, the colouring, and head down to one of the most child friendly restaurants in Leeds. You won’t need to feed them for days after this.
Perhaps not the best place to head if your children live on chicken nuggets and not much else, Sukhothai is a great place if they’ve got an open mind about food. With a few venues scattered across Leeds, you don’t need to go far to taste authentic Thai food. For the big people, there are classic dishes like Pad Thai, massiman curry, and much more, with a smaller menu tailored to little taste buds. You’ve got to Thai this one out!
One of the most fun places in Leeds, it also makes us super happy that this is also one of the most child friendly restaurants in Leeds. These guys began their life as a fish and chips restaurant, however they’ve now branched out and serve a full menu of quirky, British food. The kids’ menu features family faves like fish goujons, chip shop bangers, and burgers, all served with sides like buttery mash.They also have an incredible dessert selection, with candy floss, donuts, and lots of ice cream. Adults can choose from plates like proper scampi, goat’s cheese fritters, and fresh salmon, meaning everyone will leave with full bellies.
With their comfy sofas, colourful decor, and super friendly staff, Cosy Club is a great child friendly restaurant in Leeds. Take your brood down here for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and treat them to dishes like pancakes or cheesy beans on toast in the morning, or fish fingers, mac and cheese, or mezze platters later in the day. They have a whole gluten free and vegan menu, meaning there’s really something to suit everyone. Adults can tuck into some of their tasty sharers, sandwiches, or grab tapas plates like squid and chorizo and crispy sesame chicken.