Child Friendly Eating in Dublin South

There are some great child friendly restaurants in Dublin South. A note though: in my 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.
The following restaurants in Dublin South have been approved as providing healthy kids menus, based on nutritional guidlines, by RTE’s The Afternoon Show. Look out for the “Improved Tasty and Healthy Menu for Kids” sticker and charter in these restaurants.

Chatam Brasserie,Chatam Street, Dublin 2
Sushi King, Baggot Street, Dublin 2
Mongolian Bar, Anglesea Street, Dublin 2
KC Peaches, Pearse Street, Dublin 2
Frankies Steakhouse and Grill, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

These are some more of my favourite child-friendly restaurants and eateries in Dublin South for breakfast, snacks, lunch and dinners. If you have a favourite, let me know!

Breakfast and Brunch
Some good spots for Weekend Breakfast or Brunch with Kids in Dublin South

Donnybrook Fair Cafe, Dublin 4, Great spot for breakfast, lunch snacks of dinner, very family friendly!
The Village Bistro, Terenure Place, Dublin 6W
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.
Howards Way, Rathgar & Churchtown. Great breakfasts, they also do lunch and evening meals. Small restaurants though so leave the buggy at home!
Cafe de Provence, Crumlin Crossroads, Dublin 12.
The Dropping Well, Milltown, Dublin 6.


Lunch and Snacks
The following are some child friendly eateries for snacks or lunch in Dublin South

Cafe Bar Deli, Grafton Street, Dublin 2. and Ranelagh Dublin 6. Great for lunch or a snack. Very family friendly.
Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin 14. Nice coffee shop for cakes and lunch. Great playgound on the grounds.
The Dome, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2.
Butler’s Cafe, Dundrum Town Centre, Great for coffees and babycinos, chocolate and cookies!
Marks & Spencer’s Revive cafes in stores across Dublin South, 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.
Donnybrook Fair Cafe, Dublin 4, Great spot for breakfast, lunch ,snacks of dinner, very family friendly!
Frango’s Level 3, Dundrum Town Centre,Dublin 16. Wide variety of foods and snacks. Highchairs, self service microwaves for baby bottles and food. Baby changing.
Foodlife, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. Wide variety of foods and snacks. Baby corner, baby changing, high chairs.


The following are some child friendly restaurants I would recommend for a meal in Dublin South. Kids meals and high chairs/booster seats available in all
Captin America’s, Grafton Street Dublin 2 and Tallaght Dublin 24. 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
Trentuto, Wicklow Street, Dublin.
Pacino’s Suffolk Street, Dublin 2
Purty Kitchen, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin
Ashton’s Bar and Grill, Clonskeagh, Dublin 14
Roly’s Bistro, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
Roly’s @ The Pavillion Dun Laoghaire
Milano’s, Temple Bar, Dunrum Town Centre, Haddington Road  & Grand Canal Harbour –  a particular favoutite, supervised play area’s for children on Sundays.
Joel’s Restaurant, Naas Road, Dublin 22
Yamamori Noodles, Dublin 2
Bits and Pizza’s, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin
Aya  Japanese and Thai Restaurant Sandyford Dublin 18  and Clarendon Street Dublin 2
Walton’s Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin
Wagamama, Dublin 2
Mario’s, Terenure, Dublin 6W
Little Ceasar’s, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14
Cafe Mao, Dublin 2, Dun Laoghaire & Dundrum Town Centre
TGI Friday’s St Stephen’s Green. Down a large flight of stairs so not buggy friendly.



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This website was created by Jill Holtz and Michelle Davitt, both of whom are mothers of young children. Jill and Michelle decided to create this resource themselves, and launched in 2007.