Ireland's BEST 20 Family Friendly Restaurants!
We've compiled our favourite top 20 Family Friendly restaurants to dine out in. With such a wide range of dining options throughout the country there is something for everyone. They're listed in no particular order... we LOVE them all!
Ely Bar & Brasserie, IFSC Dublin City
Based in Dublin Docklands within beautifully restored wine vaults. They offer one of the most unique and atmospheric dining experiences in Ireland. Their beef, pork and lamb are sourced through ely's organic family farm in the Burren. With an award-winning kids menu, they also offer kids the same menu as mums and dads, just half the portion, half the price. Special attention is paid to the salt content of little people's menu. The logic is simple: Locally sourced, fresh and delicious food, meaning happy faces and empty plates.
Toscana Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria Dublin City Centre
Good Food Ireland winners for best grow it yourself restaurant in Ireland. Toscana's food is simply prepared at the right price and using as much of their home-grown produce from their family farm in Co. Wicklow. They welcome their guests young and old to enjoy true, honest and delicious home grown produce. They grow their own organic fruit, vegetables, salads and herbs. Their aim is to “bring the spirit of the Mediterranean lifestyle into our busy kitchens, elevating simple Italian traditions into flavours our customers return for.”
Siroccos Italian Restaurant Tullamore Co Offaly
Sirocco’s multi award winning restaurant is favourite not only with the locals, but is recognised as one of the midland's leading Italian restaurants with a real Irish flair. Renowned for locally sourced quality fresh food the varied menu caters for Irish and International taste buds. With a warm and welcoming atmosphere they serve delicious steaks, fresh fish and create their own authentic pasta and pizzas boasting the best gluten free & organic pasta dishes for miles. Their sharing platter and children’s menus are also a winner.
Masterson's Steakhouse Swords Co Dublin
Masterson’s is an established family run restaurant in the heart of Swords, catering to all, but with particular focus on families and their award recognised kids menu. Happy kids make happy parents so their friendly staff pay particular attention to children, while ensuring all customers have the most enjoyable dining experience possible. Every year they organise an exclusive visit from the big red man himself before Christmas, which is always a huge success!
Bar Italia Ormond Quay, Dublin City Centre
Award winning Bar Italia delivers everything perfectly Italian, from the finest quality homemade pizza and antipasti, to of course the perfect cup of Italian coffee.
They truly provide a memorable experience for every customer from the faces that have become familiar to them, to the young children sampling Italian cuisine for the first time. Bar Italia is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed family meal while taking in the beautiful views of Dublin City.
Lemongrass Citywest and Naas Co Kildare
Lemongrass Citywest and Naas, offers the finest culinary exploration of Asian and Japanese cuisine. The restaurant uses only the finest of local and Asian produce, with their food being prepared freshly every day on site using only natural ingredients, no nasty MSG, preservatives or artificial colouring. The diverse, yet simple menu allows your little ones to sample the best of this cuisine. With their friendly and efficient staff and lovingly decorated surroundings, this is a great family choice.
The Yummy Cafe Market Tralee, Co Kerry
Not Just Family Friendly…actually family focused! Yummy Café Market is well known in Kerry for its warm welcome and delicious food. Perhaps it is best known for their friendly service and the great facilities they offer to families, including a toddlers play corner, baby facilities in both male and female toilets, excellent kids menu – but most of all, a genuine welcome for parents and kids alike. Award winning for their family friendliness, Yummy’s is in the heart of Tralee offering a mix of Irish, American and Italian food, with a host of gluten free and healthy options to choose from.
Milanos Restaurant Liffey Valley Dublin
With 15 restaurants in the ROI, Milano’s is a family favourite for pasta and pizza lovers serving delicious, fresh handmade pizza. Its fantastic Piccolo menu for younger pizza lovers continues to be voted one of the top kid's menus in Ireland packed full tasty choices including a ‘Create Your Own’ pizza. Milano has pleased pizza lovers once again by opening a new restaurant at Liffey Valley Shopping Centre. The new restaurant features colourful artwork, rich leather booths, beautifully aged mirrors and luxurious interiors.
Da Roberta's Restaurant & Pizzeria Salthill Co Galway
This authentic Italian restaurant serves a delicious selection of breads, pizzas and pastas. Da Roberta’s is a busy restaurant with a great atmosphere thanks to its amazing staff. The perfect location to bring the family after a walk in Salthill.
Scoozis Restaurant Cork City
This family-owned restaurant welcomes kids with open arms. The popular restaurant prides themselves on generous portions of homemade cuisine at affordable prices with a fast, friendly service. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their breakfast waffles are worth travelling for alone.
Stateside American Restaurant Letterkenny Co Donegal
For a typical American menu with tasty appetisers to share - or all for yourself and a large range of steaks, ribs & fajitas you have to try Stateside. With an extensive children’s menu this is a great place to dine with the kids if you are in Donegal.
Farm Restaurant Dawson & Leeson St Dublin
With a passion for Irish food and ingredients, Farm restaurants in Dawson & Leeson Street source a lot of their food locally with the majority of produce being organic. Both restaurants are family friendly and their carefully designed children’s menus that includes salmon, steak & free range chicken are step up from the norm but great value.
Overends Restaurant Airfield Estate Dundrum Co Dublin
Airfield Estate, Dublin's only urban farm, is a fun day out where children get involved in the farm and garden. The chefs create delicious meals and treats with some of their own produce like vegetables, fruit, eggs & milk making it a perfect farm to fork experience that the kids will love. The warm hospitality of their staff and the view of the pool, kitchen field and animals grazing makes it a worthwhile trip.
Momo Restaurant Patrick's Street Waterford City
At Momo they understand all about looking after your little ones. Their award winning kids menu will delight your little people. You’ll be happy too, because as parents themselves, they know how important it is to feed your kids good food. They have designed their children’s menus to be delicious and healthy. Not to mention, great value!
La Bucca Restaurants Co Meath
These restaurants in Ashbourne, Ratoath & Dunboyne, have won best casual dining in Meath Award for a reason. Winner of the 'Best chicken wings in Ireland' 2015. We recommend you try them.
These lively restaurants are a great place to bring the kids. They have an extensive children's menu with fresh pastas and pizzas and free drinks for kids with limitless top-ups.
The Arches Restaurant Adare Co Limerick
In the picturesque village of Adare town just steps from the old church, The Arches Restaurant is a perfect choice for family-friendly dining. Its cosy old-world charm and welcoming staff make this a delightful experience.
You won't be disappointed with their delicious traditional homely menu featuring steak, fish and roast of the day.
Luigi Malones Emmet Place Co Cork
This is a great spot for a good value lunch. With outlets in Cork and Dublin cities, this popular restaurant is a big hit with families. They provide a colouring desk with pictures and crayons to keep the little ones entertained while they wait for their food. Friendly and efficient staff serve everything from chicken wings and mussels to burgers and fajitas.
The Jamaica Inn Bangor, Co Down
The Jamaica Inn offers everything in one homely, cosy package. Close to Bangor yet away from the hustle and bustle. By the sea, with stunning views where you can watch the world and the boats go by. Log fires, freshly cooked, delicious food which proves great value for money. Flavour and freshness is guaranteed in their menus that change by the season.
Eala Bhan Co Sligo
In the heart of Sligo town overlooking the river is Eala Bhán. This cool restaurant has classic food with a contemporary twist. Their kid's menu has that little bit extra with healthy fishcakes, posh fish and chips and fondue as some of the many options. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and well worth a visit.
Sol Rio Westport Co Mayo
Multi award winning Sol Rio, in the heart of Westport have established a reputation for excellent food and value for money in a friendly atmosphere. The kids menu has a great variety of choices including seafood chowder, Caesar salad and steak with the option to have half sizes of adult portions on the menu. One to put on the list for your visit to Mayo.