Best Child Friendly Restaurants in Northern Ireland

Jennifer Buttner


March 27, 2014

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Are you looking for child friendly restaurants in Northern Ireland? In no particular order, here’s the Mykidstime Best Child Friendly Restaurants in Northern Ireland. 

In our experience buggies are rarely welcome anywhere. Some places will take buggies from you at the door, others will quite simply refuse you entry.  So when possible if dining out with a young baby bring the car-seat and with an older baby or toddler you will find high chairs / booster seats in any child friendly eatery.  Here’s what we think makes a restaurant child-friendly.


The Crown Liquor Saloon, Belfast

Classic British dishes are on offer at The Crown Liquor Saloon in Belfast. Whether it’s a quick snack you’re after or a 3 course meal, you’ll not be disappointed here.

Pizza Express, Belfast

Formerly a Grain Store, the Pizza Express in Belfast offers a hearty Italian meal. With Gluten- free options as well as a varied menu, you can relax in this listed building, steeped in the  history of the Harland and Wolf shipyard,  after a day’s shopping at Victoria Square.

Avoca Café, Belfast

Located in the heart of the city on Arthur Street, Avoca Café offers everything from snacks to delicious meals and some tempting treats too.

Wagamama, Belfast

A Japanese inspired restaurant, Wagamama offers a lunch, dinner and children’s menu as well as a take-out menu. The chocolate wasabi cake is a personal favourite!

Café Conor, Belfast

Tasty home-made snacks and hearty meals including original comfort foods as well as classic dishes, attribute to Café Conor’s popularity among the locals and tourists alike. The staff are very friendly and welcoming.

Café Vaudeville, Belfast

OTT decor making it a distracting Wow factor for little legs tired of shopping. Open all day from early morning, the coffee dock serves coffee, teas and lovely baked treats. Menus run from 12pm daily and encompass modern cuisine with locally produced food. Music has always been at the heart of Café Vaudeville will a variety of djs and cabaret at the weekends.

Red Door Tea, Ballintoy, Antrim

The Red Door Tea Room is a traditional Irish cottage with a real turf fire. It offers the traditional Irish experience, set in the bucolic rolling hills of the Irish Countryside, the tea room offers a breath taking view whether you’re sitting at the fire or enjoying your meal in the garden. They offer full lunch and dinner menus consisting of Traditional Irish Fayre as well as a wide range of dishes.

Fitzroy’s Bistro, Derry

Fitzroys Bistro, is a lovely child friendly restaurant just outside the historic wall of the City of Derry. Serves good quality, reasonably priced food, in a relaxed setting.

Franco’s Restaurant, Enniskillen, Fermanagh

One of Enniskillen’s first contemporary eating places, atmospheric, stylish and informal. The emphasis in Franco’s Restaurant is on local produce. With dishes such as chicken, pasta, pizza and seafood, it is sure to delight everyone’s palate.

The Old Post Office Tea Rooms, Down

From afternoon tea to a three course meal, The Old Post Office Tea Rooms offer great food in even greater surroundings. The hot cinnamon scones are delicious. A main course with dessert and tea/coffee costs just £14.95 and you also have the option of bringing your own alcohol.

Friar Tucks, Down

Renowned for it’s Chicken Burger and Super Chips, Friar Tucks have built a reputation for a quality and friendly service that’s second to none. Whichever restaurant of their family run chain of restaurants you visit, you are  guaranteed to be greeted with a smile. Specials such as their “buy one, get one free panini” offer exceptional value to their customers.  Happy meals also available for children.

Related: 100 Kid Friendly Restaurants in Ireland,  13 Fun Games to Play at a Restaurant, Survive Eating Out With Kids

If you have any particular favourite eateries that you find child-friendly in Northern Ireland, be sure to let us know in the comments below!

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