Best Child Friendly Restaurants in Clare


March 31, 2014

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

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


#1. Bagel Factory, Abbey Street Car Park, Ennis.

Soups, salads, bagel sandwiches, coffees and smoothies. A nice place to stop for a drink or have a late breakfast or lunch. This has something to please everyone in my family. They even have my son’s favorite, peanut butter and jam bagel. It’s along the river and they have outdoor seating in the summer. Baby seats available.

#2. Mac’s Bar, Bunratty

Visit Mac’s Pub which forms part of the visit to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. Here you will enjoy wholesome good food and beverages in a relaxed and authentically 19th century atmosphere. The Folk Park offers you an experience of a living reconstruction of the homes and environment of Ireland of over a century ago. Set on 26 acres, the impressive park features over 30 buildings in a ‘living’ village and rural setting. Mac’s opens from 10.30am – 5.30 p.m. daily through peak season

Yummy pub food with friendly atmosphere. The menu has the normal kid meal options plus 1/2 portion of roast of the day. Free baby bowl of mash with gravy or soup. The kids always get treated with lollies hidden behind the bar.

#3. Gallagher’s Seafood Restaurant & J.P. Clarke’s Country Pub.               

Each has its own character – Gallagher’s thatched restaurant specializes in seafood while J.P Clarke’s is a rustic pub with a few different choices on the menu. Both have delicious, award winning food and great service.

#4. The Lakeside Hotel, Killaloe. 

They have created a special Kids Size Me menu for kids  which encourages healthy eating for kids.  It’s so nice to see fruit on a menu for kids!

#5. The Diamond Rocks Cafe, Kilkee

The Diamond Rocks Cafe is open early for pancakes and hot chocolate after a morning swim!

#6. The Tea Rooms, Ballyvaughan

The Tea Rooms is a gorgeous old world tea room with home cooking and plenty of cakes.

#7.The Old Mill Bar & Restaurant, O’Briens Bridge.

Old world pub that has won numerous awards.

#8. The Long Dock Bar & Restaurant, Carrigaholt. 

Award winning pub with excellent kids menu and great seafood. Kids are welcome and its very cosy with stunning views.

#9. Vaughan’s Pub, Kilfenora.

Vaughan’s serves traditional Irish food in the pub and restaurant. Kids are always made to feel welcome. It’s a very relaxed atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating. They have céili dancing twice weekly in the barn.

#10. Stonecutters Kitchen, Doolin.

A traditional stone built cottage with flagstone roof that has indoor and outdoor seating. They have toys for kids to play with inside and a walled garden with playground outside. Home cooked, traditional Irish cuisine.
They have a lengthy kids menu and will do 1/2 portions of most dishes. For the adults, they have a selection of beer and wine, gourmet coffees and freshly made desserts. Open on the weekends in April, then open every day 12.30 pm – 9.30 pm from May through October.

#11. The Harbour Restaurant, Creek Marina, Kilrush.

Nice and bright with lots of windows, this restaurant is open for lunches on weekdays and evening meals Friday and Saturday. They have lots of space for prams/pushchairs, plenty of baby seats, a nice kiddies menu selection and coloring activities to keep the kids busy.

#12. Milano Ennis, 11 O’Connell Street, Ennis

Italian fare with tasty children’s menu, coloring activities for kids, and baby change facilities. They also provided paper chef hats to the kids which surprisingly entertained my kids for quite a while. My kids loved the food and the bambinoccino at the end of the meal was a big hit.

Some other places that mum’s have recommended as very child friendly are

  • The restaurant in The Old Ground Hotel, Ennis,
  • The Bakehouse in Miltown Malbay, and
  • O’Looney’s Bar / Waves Restaurant on the Promenade, Lahinch.

If your favourite place to eat in Clare that is not on the list please let us know in the comments section below.  

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Published On: March 31st, 2014 / Categories: Food and Recipes, Ireland / Last Updated: March 19th, 2021 / Tags: , , , /

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