Child Friendly Restaurants & Cafés in Carlow


November 5, 2014

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Are you looking for child friendly restaurants in Carlow? There are so many great restaurants in Carlow 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 Top Child Friendly Restaurants in Carlow.

The Forge

The Forge, Ballon, Carlow is great for home baking and local produce. Perfect after a visit to Altamont Gardens.

The Lord Bagenal Restaurant & Bar

The Lord Bagenal Restaurant & Bar, Leighlinbridge offer a children’s menu where children can order half-portion meals. They also provide colouring sheets and crayons and have a play corner for kids.

The Arboretum Lifestyle & Garden Centre

Rachel’s Garden Cafe at The Arboretum Lifestyle & Garden Centre, Leighlinbridge, is a mixture of self service and assisted service. Everything on the menu is made using the finest fresh ingredients. Where possible they grow their own herbs and seasonal vegetables, and use local produce, and all their desserts are made on the premises and cater for customers with special dietary needs. Plenty of seating both indoors and outdoors.

Eddie Rockets

Eddie Rockets, Shamrock Plaza, Tullow Street, Carlow is an American style diner with large red leather booths that fit up to 8 people plus individual jukeboxes on the tables.  They serve gourmet hamburgers, subs, salads, nachos and hotdogs.  They have a kids’ menu and novelty gift for kids. There are changing facilities and plenty of highchairs.

Lennons @ VISUAL

Lennons is a contemporary cafe at the VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Arts & George Bernard Shaw Theatre,  serving good food from local produce. Open for tasty morning treats, lunch till 5pm Monday to Saturday and dinner ( 6-9:30pm Thursday to Saturday) daily and Brunch on Sunday.

The Mullicháin Café

The Mullicháin Café, St Mullins, a tastefully restored 18th century canal storehouse, offers a menu of sandwiches, salads, and a few desserts. They also offer gluten free alternatives. It has a rustic feel and upstairs they have a few comfortable and simple couches. Outdoor seating area along the river.

Rathwood Restaurant

Rathwood Restaurant is a very spacious and family-friendly restaurant There is quite an extensive breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, with plenty of items suitable for children. Outdoor seating area with climbing frames to keep the kids occupied while you enjoy a cup of coffee or bite to eat.

The Chocolate Garden of Ireland

The Chocolate Garden of Ireland, Tullow- You can have a drink and something to eat all the while enjoying the delicious aromas which emanate from making fudge and chocolates. Outdoor seating area with play frames, sandpit and garden area.

The Dolmen Hotel

The Dolmen Hotel – At the Sunday Carvery, the kids can also enjoy the fun-filled kids’ activities every Sunday in the Killeshin Suite. With a bouncing castle, face painting activities and movies, there are plenty to amuse the little ones, while you sit back and relax in the Barrow Grill.

Do you have a favourite place to eat in Carlow that should be on our list? Let us know in the comments below.

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