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Family Friendly Restaurants in Berkshire – Eating Out With Kids

Family Friendly Restaurants in Berkshire – Eating Out With Kids

There’s one question that we get asked a lot… What are our suggestions for family friendly restaurants in Berkshire? Eating out with children can be a stressful and daunting prospect, when it should be a fun family outing. Thankfully there are lots of restaurants and pubs in Berkshire that won’t have you wanting to hide under the table should a tantrum erupt over the colour of the cutlery, and we love these restaurants for their menus, activities, welcoming staff and outdoor play spaces.

So, here are our suggestions for eating out with kids in Berkshire and beyond, and we’d love to hear about yours if they haven’t made our list yet…


Eating out at restaurants and pubs with children in Berkshire


Peacock Farm, Bracknell

Best For… Outdoor space and great value kid’s meals

Peacock Farm in Bracknell certainly knows what it’s doing when it comes to family dining. The menu is great value and has lots of variety including favourites like; mini pie and mash, kids’ mezze, chicken and bacon burger and tomato pasta tubes. There’s also a play frame outside for children to let off some steam. Peacock Farm was winner of the Little Ankle Biters Awards for Best Family Friendly Pub in 2019.

For more information, click here.


Bel & the Dragon, Cookham

Best for… An all round great dining experience for families

Bel & the Dragon in Cookham is a great place to eat with kiddies, and don’t just take our word for it – it’s an award winning restaurant for that very reason. Parents will feel far from short changed eating here! The menu is fantastic and the food top notch. You’ll be spoilt for choice. There’s a great children’s menu with options like Pea and Sweetcorn Risotto, Fresh Fish of the Day with Veggies, Spaghetti, homemade chicken nuggets and a cracking Sunday Roast. What’s more, keep your eyes peeled for Kids Eat Free offers during some school holidays and children’s workshops, like create your own Eton Mess. And on a dry day why not enjoy some al fresco dining on the pretty terrace complete with a children’s play house. Little Ankle Biters award winner for 2018 Best Family Friendly Place to Eat.

Bel & the dragon cookham best family friendly restaurant little ankle biters awards 2018

For more information, click here.


The White Horse, Hermitage

Best For… An award-winning pub with garden and children’s play area

The White Horse is a great family friendly pub in the heart of the village of Hermitage in West Berkshire. There’s a large garden for chilling out on warm lazy days, and a good play area for children as well. Win, win! The children’s menu offers a great selection. Meals are pic ‘n’ mix; choose a main, potato dish and veg dish. There’s also pizza and pasta options. On a Sunday don’t miss the legendary Sunday roast, with an option for children too. Little Ankle Biters award winner for 2018 Best Family Friendly Pub.

White Horse Hermitage best family friendly pub little ankle biters awards 2018

For more information, click here.


Fernygrove Farm Coffee Shop, Hawthorn Hill

Best For… Al Fesco dining with outdoor play equipment

Tucked away on the back roads between Maidenhead and Ascot is Fernygrove Farm Coffee Shop, and boy it’s way more than just that. You’ll find everything from a fantastic hearty breakfast through to delicious lunches, cream teas, cakes and other treats, as well as a great range of hot and cold drinks. There’s also a fantastic children’s menu. What really establishes Fernygrove as one of our favourite places to hang out is great outdoor space, with play equipment for children, chickens and a spectacular view for lunching in the great outdoors.

For more information, click here.


Bel & the Dragon, Windsor

Best For… Entertaining children during dinner

Nestled in the shadows of the iconic Windsor Castle, Bel & the Dragon is a quirky and quintessentially British eatery. Not just the place for a romantic meal for two, families are warmly welcomed and we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by what’s on offer. For starters there’s a fantastic children’s menu with a reasonable price tag, healthy food cooked in a way that will appeal to little taste buds. You can also get a kiddies Sunday roast. And the fun doesn’t stop there. Your budding Picasso can fine tune their creative skills on the special scribble table tops made to be drawn on. What’s more keep your eyes peeled for Kids Eat Free offers during some school holidays and kids workshops, like create your own Eton Mess.

You’ll also find Bel & the Dragon in Reading and Cookham. For more information, click here.


The Giggling Squid, Wokingham

Best For… Great value Thai tapas for adventurous taste buds

Giggling Squid offers great value Thai dining perfect for families looking for something away from the norm. Perfect for lunch on the go, the restaurant is right in the centre of Wokingham, making it easy to get to with plenty of parking nearby. The kid’s menu is great with varied meals that offer something different and delicious. We recommend especially the grilled pork skewers and the chicken noodle stir fry. And mummies and daddies, don’t miss the salt and pepper squid starter, yum!  

As well as Wokingham, you’ll find Giggling Squid in Windsor and also not far from Berkshire in Marlow, Beaconsfield and Henley. To find out more, click here.


The Palmer Arms, Dorney

Best For… Outdoor play space with yummy food

Just across the Berks/Bucks border is The Palmer Arms in the pretty village of Dorney. Fantastic food, served in a relaxed and friendly environment. The children’s menu is varied and offers tried and tested favourites including macaroni cheese, sausage and mash, burger, and much more. Outside there’s a wooden play frame and slide in an attractive garden perfect for the whole family.

For more information, click here.


Sherlock Inn, Sherlock Row

Best For… Summer outdoor eating

A firm favourite of ours for a family meal, The Sherlock Inn is a bit of a hidden gem that you’ll be delighted you found. The food is delicious, eating here will be a treat for parents too, and the children’s menu is a big hit. We love the slightly more mature options for little ones like the minute steak and crispy haddock goujons. They also do a fantastic children’s Sunday roast, and naughty but oh-so-nice pudds. Outside there’s a nice garden and a play area for children making it a great choice on a warmer day.

For more information, click here.


Cobbs Farm Shop & Kitchen, Hungerford

Best For… Locally produced food in the fresh air

This fantastic farm shop in Hungerford has it all. There’s a great café serving home made, locally sourced meals, afternoon teas and cakes and snacks. Plus don’t miss the daily specials board and Sunday roast. On a dry day you can eat outside on the pretty garden terrace, where you’ll also find a great children’s play area. For wet days there’s an indoor play barn, so whatever the weather the little ones can burn off some energy before or after eating.

For more information, click here.


Flaming Cow, Eton

Best For… Super thick milkshakes

Burgers, hot dogs and deliciously thick and creamy milkshakes, the Flaming Cow in Eton is the perfect choice for lovers of the trendy American diner feel. Food is of a great standard and portions are on the generous side, you’ll certainly leave feeling satisfied.

For more information, click here.


The Golden Ball Pub & Kitchen, Maidenhead

Best For… A specially designed, homemade menu for children

The children’s menu at The Golden Ball Pub & Kitchen has been developed in partnership with Dotty’s Kitchen to create a menu that will nourish and excite your little ankle biters. The menu is all homemade by their skilled chefs using fresh & seasonal ingredients.

For more information, click here.


The Ferry, Cookham

Best For… Riverside dining and a great kids menu

You’ll have no problems getting your favourite little people to clear their plates at The Ferry in Cookham. There’s a delicious range of mains, pudds, and Sunday roasts for children. Meals include; linguine, pizza, sausage and mash and beef burger sliders.

For more information, click here.


The Fox and Hounds, Englefield Green, Surrey

Best For… A lovely family walk followed by a great Sunday roast

Just outside of Berkshire over the Surrey border, you’ll find the Fox and Hounds nestled on the outskirts of Windsor Great Park. This is a warm and welcoming family (and dog) friendly pub with something for everyone. We love their roast dinners on a Sunday and they have a great children’s menu with things like; sausage & mash, fish, chips & peas, pizza and spaghetti. Kiddies can also have a roast dinner. There’s plenty of seating outside for warm days and why not follow dinner with a great walk in Savill Garden.

For more information, click here.


Tummies, Slough

Best For… Children with an artistic streak

Tummies has long been a massive favourite of ours, from the awesome brunch all the way through to lunch and dinner, the food is as good as the name suggests. For the kiddies there’s a good menu, based on adults food cooked for kids. You’ll find things like; hickory smoked ribs, pasta bolognaise, Cumberland sausage and a cracking Sunday roast. While they’re at the tables don’t miss the opportunity for them to create an artistic masterpiece on one of the Tummies drawing pads, who knows they may make it up on to the wall/ceiling of fame!

For more information, click here.


The Pineapple, Dorney

Best For… Seriously amazing sandwiches

This is a great place to head if you’re a family with slightly older children. We’ve been going since ours were babies but be prepared to change a nappy in the car as there aren’t changing facilities. However, this is a great place to take kids. There’s a nice garden area for warm days, and you’ve got Dorney Lake and the Jubilee River minutes away if you fancy a family walk too. Menu wise The Pineapple is all about sandwiches, and they’re incredible. There are over 60 yummy sandwich combinations to choose from, and they also do a cracking roast dinner on a Sunday.

For more information, click here.



Best For… Pretending you’re dining by the Seine

Cote has restaurants across Berkshire, including Eton, Newbury, Wokingham and Reading. Their Menu Enfants offers a great selection of tasty meals that will appeal to even the fussiest of little eaters. You’ll find things like; risotto, croque monsieur and cod goujons. What’s not to love?

For more information, click here.


Bill’s Restaurants

Best For… Yummy breakfast for kiddies

Bill’s restaurants are guaranteed to be a hit with the kiddies. Children are catered for from breakfast through to dinner. If you’re out and about early doors little tummies will be spoilt for choice. Breakfast includes; buttermilk pancakes with fruit, bacon or sausage sarnie, eggs on toast and a Bill’s breakfast. For mains why not tempt them with steak and chips, a ham and cheese toastie, macaroni cheese or Little Bill’s Hamburger. You could make a day of it… we wouldn’t, wouldn’t we…? Bill’s is based in Windsor, Newbury and Reading.

For more information, click here.



Best For… Entertaining eating

A personal favourite with our little ones, Wagamama restaurants give children the opportunity to branch out and try new flavours, even having a go with some chopsticks. The mini Japanese dishes on offer include; mini ramen, katsu curry, cod cubes and grilled chicken noodles. And they’ll love the informal bench style dining. Wagamama can be found across Berkshire, in Windsor, Reading and Bracknell.

For more information, click here.


Yo! Sushi Restaurants

Best For… Yummy Japanese food in fun surroundings

With restaurants in Reading and Windsor, Yo! Sushi is a big hit with our little ones. The excitement of grabbing your food off a conveyer belt is almost too much for them to handle, and a water tap at the table… clearly it’s the little things that make us happy! But, if you have adventurous children this is a great place to take them.

For more information, click here.


The Elephant & Castle, Hurst

Best For… Kiddies who like to burn some energy outside

The Elephant & Castle has a fantastic outdoor space for children to play with a slide and a play house all in an enclosed space. Families can also make use of the Garden Bar which leads straight out into the garden area. There’s a children’s menu with lots of yummy meals to choice from, including; burgers, jacket potatoes, chilli con carne pasta, and pizza.

For more information, click here.



**Have we missed one of your favourites? Let us know and we’ll happily go and check it out… all in the name of research!**


We hope you found this post on family friendly restaurants useful.


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**Information correct as of April 2019. Menus are subject to change. Always check restaurant details before travelling in case of closures or changes**


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