Best Child Friendly Restaurants in Monaghan

Jennifer Buttner


March 26, 2014

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Are you looking for child friendly restaurants in Monaghan? There are so many great restaurants in Monaghan 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 Monaghan.

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.

Andy’s Bar & Restaurant

Andy’s Bar & Restaurant in Monaghan Town is a family run multi-award winning establishment.  Children Menu available. Closed Mondays.

Westenra Arms

The Westenra Arms in Monaghan Town has several options for families, the Diamond Restaurant, Tavern Bar with Bar Food and The Courtyard Restaurant which has a daily Carvery lunch

Tommies Restaurant

In business for over 50 years Tommies in Monaghan Town prides themselves on their “come as you are “yet” pay less than you expect” philosophy. Sit down or take away and also provides a delivery service

Snaffles Restaurant

Relaxed setting, the open-plan Snaffles Restaurant in the Castle Leslie hotel is light and spacious. Children’s Menu available.

The Canal Bar

Situated in the centre of Clones with ample parking, The Canal Bar at Creighton Hotel is good for light lunches. Children’s Menu available.

Blackwater Cottage Bar and Restaurant 

The Blackwater Cottage at Emyvale is a traditional style bar. Children’s Menu available.

Sliabh Beagh Hotel

The Sliabh Beagh Hotel in Knockatallon is Ireland’s only community owned hotel.  Bar food menu on Fridays & Saturday nights, Sunday lunch and bar food.  Children’s Menu available.

Dinkins Home Bakery and Coffee Shop

Dinkin’s Bakery good for tea & coffee and tasty treat or if you fancy something more substantial, they also do snacks and meals with healthy and low fat menu options.

They currently have outlets in Monaghan, Castleblayney, Carrickmacross, Ballybay and Clones. Their Carrickmacross and Church Square, Monaghan shops have been awarded the Health Heart Award by the Irish Heart Foundation.

The Fiddlers Bistro

Nominated for Best Restaurant in County Monaghan 2012 by The Restaurant Association of Ireland, The Fiddlers Bistro, located in the centre of Carrickmacross, is very well known in the NorthEast for its spectacular food, efficient service and personal touch. Children’s Menu available.

Hillgrove Hotel

The Hillgrove Hotel in Monaghan serves bistro bar food with Children’s Menu available

Finally, fast food options (we know not necessarily healthy but good for a treat once in a while!) there’s KFC in Monaghan Retail Park, Clones Road, Monaghan, McDonalds in Monaghan Shopping Centre and Supermac’s Family Restaurant, Main Street, Carrickmacross.

Related : What Makes a Restaurant Child-Friendly, 13 Fun Games to Play At Restaurant, & Survive Eating Out With Kids

Do you have a favourite place to eat in Monaghan? Let us know in the comments below.

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Published On: March 26th, 2014 / Categories: Ireland / Last Updated: January 27th, 2023 / Tags: , , , /

About the Author: jenniferb

Jennifer Buttner
Jennifer, has 1 son and admits to munching a Cadbury’s Turkish Delight now and again.

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