Best Child Friendly Restaurants in Waterford

Jill Holtz

May 12, 2019

child friendly restaurants in Waterford

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Are you looking for child friendly restaurants in Waterford? There are so many great restaurants in Waterford to choose from, but the problem often for parents is which one will cater for all of the family. In no particular order, here are the Best Child Friendly Restaurants in Waterford.

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We asked parents to recommend their favourite restaurant or cafe to take kids to in the Waterford area.

Best Child Friendly Restaurants in Waterford


Bellissimo on Dunmore Road, Waterford offers a nice kids menu with pizza, pasta and other options.

Jack Meade’s Pub

Jack Meade’s Pub, Cheekpoint Rd, Waterford is a family friendly award-winning gastropub with indoor & outdoor seating and a playground.

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The Bodega

The Bodega, 54 John Street, Waterford serves Irish, seafood, steaks, and international food. Enjoy a meal here with your family and relax in the lovely atmosphere.

Moes Cafe

Child-friendly and dog-friendly, Moes Cafe in Tramore is a nice place for coffee or lunch, located right on the beach.

Brooklyn Restaurant

There are two Brooklyn Restaurants, one in Tramore and one in Ardkeen, both are family friendly with menus including pizzas, pastas and other options such as burgers.


Loko at Ardkeen Shopping Centre, Dunmore Rd, Waterford offers a variety of dishes and is good for children.


Azzuro in Dunmore East offers Italian and Mediterranean cuisine and a children’s menu.

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Waterfood Food Specialties

When you are in Waterford you should definitely try a “blaa”, which is a soft bread roll introduced by the French Huguenots in the 17th century.

Waterfood Farmers Markets and Food Events

There are a number of farmers markets that take place in Waterford:

  • Dungarvan Farmers Market on Thursdays from 10am-2pm Grattan Square, Dungarvan
  • Lismore Farmers Market on Sundays from 11am-4pm on the avenue of Lismore Castle
  • Ardmore Farmers Market in Summer time on Sundays from 10am-2pm next to Ardmore Beach
  • Waterford Farmers Market on Saturdays from 10am-4pm in John Robert’s Square, Waterford City

West Waterford Festival of Food takes place in April, offering a full children’s programme, foraging trails, bus tours, cooking demos, dining experiences from high end to very casual.

The annual Waterford Harvest Festival runs the first weekend of September with lots of cooking demos, grow-it-yourself workshops, local food markets and child-friendly events.

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Over to you now. If you have a favourite place to eat with the kids or can recommend any child friendly restaurants in Waterford, let us know in the comments below.

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Published On: May 12th, 2019 / Categories: Ireland / Last Updated: January 28th, 2023 / Tags: , , /

About the Author: Jill Holtz

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

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