Best Child Friendly Restaurants in Dublin

Jill Holtz

May 26, 2014

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Are you looking for child friendly restaurants in Dublin? There are so many great restaurants in Dublin to choose from, but the problem often for parents is which one will cater for all of the family. In no particular order, here’s the Mykidstime pick of the top child friendly restaurants in Dublin.

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A lot of the restaurants may have small dining rooms and will not look too kindly on bringing buggies into them, some may even refuse you entry! Where possible bring along a car booster seat or simply ask if the restaurant has an available baby seat. Here’s what we think makes a restaurant child friendly.

South Dublin

National Museum of Ireland, Dublin

National Musuem of IrelandThe Museum Cafés at National Museum of Ireland – Archeology, and National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History is the perfect place for a snack or lunch before or after your museum visit.The café is open during Museum opening hours, and you will find child-friendly food at Brambles Café and high-chairs are available on request. The Café also welcomes mothers who wish to breast-feed their children.

Donnybrook Fair Cafe, Dublin 4.

Great spot for breakfast, lunch snacks of dinner, very family friendly!

Foodlife, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2.

Wide variety of foods and snacks. Baby corner, baby changing, high chairs

Odessa Lounge and Grill, Dame Court, Dublin 2.

“The best place in Dublin for Sunday Brunch.”

Butler’s Cafe, Dundrum Town Centre.

Great for coffees and babycinos, chocolate and cookies!

Marks & Spencer’s cafes in stores across Dublin.

They have a great lunch bag for kids, sandwich, juice, raisins and crisps and colouring pencils! Fridays at 11am in Dundrum M&S there is a storyteller for kids.

ely IFSC and ely Grand Canal Square

ely offer fresh healthy and varied kids menu, very child friendly, Mykidstime highly recommends.

Captain America’s Grafton St.,

Children’s menu, high chairs, baby changing. Children’s entertainment on Sunday afternoons

Luigi Malones, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

Children’s menu and high chairs

Blazin’ Grill, Tallaght

Children eat free on Sundays

Milano’s, Temple Bar, Dundrum Town Centre, Haddington Road, Grand Canal Harbour & Ranelagh

Milano is a particular favourite,  with truly good value and choice on their kids menu & supervised play areas for children on Sundays.

Farmer Browns Market & Eatery, Bath Avenue, D4

High chair for baby, friendly waiters.

L’Officina Dundrum

Do half portions of pasta, high chairs plus they have coloring paper and crayons.

Other recommendations:

  • Roly’s Bistro, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 and Roly’s @ The Pavillion Dun Laoghaire
  • Joel’s Restaurant, Naas Road, Dublin 22
  • Yamamori Noodles, Dublin 2
  • Bits and Pizza’s, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin
  • Cafe Mao, Dublin 2, Dun Laoghaire & Dundrum Town Centre
  • The Dome, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2.
  • Frango’s Level 3, Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 16.
  • Wagamama, Dundrum Town Centre
  • Nando’s, Dundrum Town Centre
  • Mario’s, Terenure

North Dublin

TGI Friday, Blanchardstown

Good menu choices for kids, and the waiting staff are always friendly & great with the kids.  A good place to hold a childrens party as they make always sing when they bring out the cake.

Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Pavilions Shopping Centre, Swords

GBK is a family friendly restaurant with American cuisine. Children most welcome, high chairs and kiddies menu, good atmosphere and service.

Eddie Rockets, Blanchardstown

Eddie Rockets is a great family restaurant with a diner style – the kids will love the juke boxes on the tables. They always give the kids a present as well.  Good choice for pre or post cinema.

Oscar Taylors, Island View Hotel, Coast Road, Malahide

Another excellent family friendly restaurant in my opinion, Oscar Taylors has fabulous sea views, very friendly service, high chairs, baby changing facilities, this restaurant has it all. Early bird and childrens menu. Highly recommend it!!

Captain America’s, Blanchardstown

The kids menus is €5, plus on Sundays they have a clown who comes around to the table and makes balloon models.  Its a great idea for a reasonably priced kids party – €5 per child for food and entertainment.  Thats hard to beat!

Golf Links, Strand Road, Portmarnock

Golf Links have excellent pub grub and carvery, children very welcome, high chairs and portions to suit. If you like your Sunday lunch in the pub atmosphere I’d recommend, good food whilst admiring the nice view of the coast and Ireland’s eye.

The House, 4 Main Street, Howth

The House in Howth has a modestly priced bistro-style menu with indoor and outdoor eating. Children’s menu, high chairs and baby changing facilities available. Right in the middle of Howth.  Reservations recommended.

The Grange, Oldtown, North County Dublin

The Grange is a fantastic family venue for a weekend breakfast or lunch. This adorable café is very reasonably priced, has a kiddies menu, gift shop & art gallery. So sit back, admire the striking art by the open fire and enjoy a cappuccino, a glass of wine or some delicious home cooked food.  In the summer enjoy alfresco dining in the sunny courtyard. Just wonderful!

Coachmans Inn, Airport Road, Cloghran

“I love this place on a lazy Sunday when I want the roast dinner but don’t feel like cooking. Fantastic pub grub and carvery. Superb food and excellent value for adults and childrens meals. Plenty of seating and always busy…….. I suppose that says it all!”

Blue Bar & Restaurant, Skerries

With a fabulous location overlooking the harbour, Blue Bar & Restaurant is a family friendly restaurant with good choices.

Storm in a Teacup, Skerries

Okay – not a restaurant as such, more like a take-away but definitely worthy of a mention and a visit, if you are in Skerries. Serving great Ice-Cream & Crepes, Teas & Coffees from their restored fisherman’s hut, overlooking the harbour. A must!

Duffy’s, Main Street, Malahide

A popular pub in beautiful Malahide, Duffy’s is known to locals for its good food. Whether you want a tea and scone or a 3 course meal you will find delicious valuable food. A popular place for my sister who has a double buggy, plenty of room, high chairs, kiddies welcome!

Da Mimmo, North Strand, D3

At Da Mimmo, there’s high chairs, plus half portion pasta or small pizza available for kids.  Reasonable prices.

Other recommendations:

  • Nando’s Swords & Blanchardstown
  • Kajjal, Malahide
  • Mastersons Steakhouse, Swords
  • Wagamama, Blanchardstown
  • Cactus Jacks, Dublin 1

Reccomended Reading: 100 Kid Friendly Restaurants around Ireland,  13 Fun Games to Play At Restaurant &  Survive Eating Out With Kids

Do you have a favourite place to eat in Dublin with your kids? Let us know in the comments below.

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Published On: May 26th, 2014 / Categories: Food and Recipes / Last Updated: June 2nd, 2018 / Tags: , /

About the Author: Jill Holtz

Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls

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