Little Wing, Holywood, County Down
Restaurants in Northern Ireland offer a wide range of child friendly facilities, from children’s menus to the provision of high chairs, changing facilties, activities and play areas.
Here are some of the best.
Ed’s Bar and Grill American Diner, Lisburn, County Antrim
Ed’s Bar and Grill American Diner has two children's menus – one for under 11s and another for under 15s.
It has tables which are perfectly spaced for families and family booths with colouring books and games to keep children entertained while Mum and Dad can relax and enjoy their meal.
A dedicated parent and baby area has food warmers, bibs and wipes. Emergency bottles of milk, jars of baby food and nappies are also available.
La Mon Hotel and Country Club, County Down
La Mon Hotel and Country Club has an afternoon tea that’s made just for children (under 14) with fresh triangle sandwiches and hot chocolate with mini-mallows.
The Sunday carvery is complementary for under 3s and La Mon knows how to keep children amused with lots of activities such as balloon making and face painting.
Fratelli, County Antrim
At Italian restaurant Fratelli, in the Galgorm Resort and Spa, children can build their own pizza.
They’ll be handed an apron and chef’s hat before rolling out the dough and adding the toppings they like.
The Kitchen Restaurant, Cookstown, County Tyrone
The spacious Kitchen Restaurant at Tullylagan Country House has an extensive kid's menu, with both healthy options and firm favourites.
Activity sheets and crayons are provided and there are beautiful gardens outside where they can run around.
Children are also welcome in Harry’s Bar and Bistro, where they eat free when parents order from the main bistro menu.
Little Wing, Holywood, County Down
Little Wing in Holywood serves delicious stone-baked pizza with private booths for families and a menu for children.
While waiting for their meal, the kids can colour in or climb the pirate ship outside.
Fitzroy’s Bistro, Londonderry
Enjoy a relaxed dining experience at Fitzroy’s Bistro situated outside the historic Walled City of Derry. Here you will love the sophisticated and simple dishes using home grown seasonal produce.
With great child friendly facilities available on site, your child will love choosing from their own menu and playing in the on site play area while you unwind and enjoy great food.
Brewers Fayre, Carrickfergus, County Antrim
After a morning at Carrickfergus Castle, stop for pub grub at Brewers Fayre in the harbour, which has a kid's ‘play zone’.
There is a ‘Dennis the Menace’ kids menu, from which they can build their own wrap and create their own ‘funny face sundae’.
Frankie & Benny’s, Belfast
After shopping in Belfast, visit Frankie & Benny’s in Victoria Square for lunch or dinner.
The restaurant has a great family atmosphere, with the choice of two menus for children under 11 and a ‘Super Kids Pack’, bursting with goodies and puzzles.
Organic baby food is also available to buy.
The Bush Deli and Bistro, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh
Situated in the heart of Enniskillen, this family run New York style deli by day and low-lit bistro by night offers a great family eating experience that highlights the very best of local produce.
Children can enjoy a three course meal from their very own menu for only £5.95 with specialty dietary requests accommodated as necessary.
A colouring sheet and crayons are provided to keep the children occupied whilst Mum and Dad enjoy their meal. The owners of the Bush Deli and Bistro collect the pictures along with contact details, which enables them to send a birthday surprise to each child adding to the overall eating experience.