Restaurants and cafes where kids can eat for FREE

Toddler girl eating in restaurant

by Georgina Terry |
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Ever heard the phrase ‘there’s no such thing as a free lunch’?

Turns out it’s total baloney. There is such a thing as a free lunch, or breakfast, or dinner if you know where to take your little ones.

Best of all, these places actively encourage children to come in and dine, even the really fancy ones, so there’s no chance of people frowning at you because your little angel decided to throw their risotto at the wall.

Well, maybe a tiny chance.

The places we’ve chosen range from the Michelin starred to supermarket cafes, and the food runs from baby back ribs to good old fish fingers.

Tuck in.

Restaurants where children can eat for free


Restaurants and cafes where kids can eat for FREE

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Gordon Ramsey restuarants

Kids eat for free all day, every day at Gordon Ramsey restaurants. You heard. A child under 12 can pick items from the children's menu including slam dunk meatballs and chicken and mash plus desserts including chocolate brownies and sticky toffee pudding.

The small print
One child eats free per adult choosing from the a la carte menu.

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Children eat for the grand price of zero at Hix restaurants HIX Soho, Hixter and Tramshed when they choose from the calves' menu. Items include fish fingers and mini steaks.

The small print
Offer is available 4 pm to 6pm Monday to Friday and weekends 12pm to 6pm. A main course from the children's menu is free for kids under ten eating with a dining adult. One child per adult.

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Morrisons cafe

Kids eat for free in Morrisons cafes after 3pm. Choices include spaghetti bolognese and chicken nuggets. A drink and piece of fruit is thrown in too.

The small print
Offer applies when purchased with one adult meal costing £4 or more.

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Brewer's Fayre

Children under ten can get a cooked breakfast, a vegetarian cooked breakfast, eggs on toast, beans on toast or a three egg omelette in this tasty deal.

The small print
It's valid on weekdays from 6.30am to 10.30am and at weekends from 7am to 11am. Two children can get a free breakfast when one adult purchases an £8.99 breakfast meal at sites next to Premier Inns.

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Kids eat free at all Bodean’s BBQ restaurants every day from noon till 5pm. The little 'uns menu includes baby back ribs, chicken wings and macaroni with cheese. All are served with unseasoned fries or rice. An ice-cream is thrown in too.

The small print
T&Cs apparently vary per restaurant but we imagine an adult has to dine and have a full price option.

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Children eat breakfast for free until 10:30am at Beefeater. Choose from a belly busting selection including bacon, sausages, eggs, hash browns, mushrooms, pastries, cereal, fresh fruit and juices.

The small print
Up to two under-16s eat breakfast for free when one adult orders a full Premier Inn Breakfast.

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The family friendly chain offers one free kid's meal - main, drink and dessert -all day Saturday and Sunday. Choices include cheese and tomato quesadilla with strawberry and banana lollipops for dessert.

The small print
One kid's meal per adult meal purchased, and you'll need to download a voucher from the Giraffe website.

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Asda cafe

It may not be the most glamorous on our list, but Asda goes the extra mile to make families welcome. There's a free kid's meal on offer with choices including cottage pie and lasagne, and a free Ella’s Kitchen baby food pouch with any purchase in the café. They even offer microwaves, bottle heating facilities and bibs.

The small print
Free kid's meal available after 3pm Monday - Friday with a purchase of £4 or more in the cafe.

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