Child friendly restaurants in the local area:
Le Cage Imaginaire - Not a traditionally "kid friendly" restaurant - no kids menus etc so to speak. But we went there on a Saturday night at 5.30pm and received exceptional service and food whilst dining with my toddler. My 2 year old loved the pan fried duck and she was provided with a colouring book and pencils.
Cafe Rouge - massive and often fairly empty during the daytime. Ground floor baby changing facilities. They often shove the kids at the back (which we appreciate), so as not to bother the other diners.
Wagamama - very spacious and lots of space for buggies. They have a fantastic kids menu that offers food beyond chicken nuggets, give proper vegetable stick sides and reasonably priced. They also have these really cute chopsticks for beginners. As well as that, they have a great allergy menu which my friend with a kid with lots of allergies has found really helpful. So yes, I'm quite a big fan (although was not a fan before I had kids)
Cote - very friendly staff and put up with buggies even in the (early) evening.
Le Pain Quotidien - has changing facilities, lots of mums there but can be a bit cramped.
Waterstones Cafe (Heath Street) - on top floor. Has changing station, room for buggies and can take lift up. Delicious cake too!
Freemasons Arm - Large pub with food, outside area, baby change facility & playground next door. Fairly empty during weekday daytime so you can normally fit lots of buggys in if required.
The Horseshoe. They provide high-chairs, a kids menu & colouring sheets. They ask only that if making a reservation, the customer lets us know if they require space for their buggy so they can make sure they are seated in the best area for it.
Carluccio's - Top food, very friendly with kids.
Chez Bob - similar to Giraffe, we go there for the milkshakes.
Franco Manca - they do a fine pizza and have highchairs. Personally I wasn't impressed by their front of house who wouldn't let me sit down (whilst heavily pregnant) at a table which was waiting to be cleared up.
Oliver's Village Cafe - They run parties, have kids books and have very child friendly staff
Roni's - small cafe, great bagels.
Belsize Kitchen - Food is good, croissants meant to be great; they have a reputation amongst HM of having very hit and miss service too.
Hampstead Theatre - spacious, baby change facility and much better than cafe in Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre.
Zizzi - in O2 centre. Lots of space for prams, not particularly busy and very baby friendly.
Wagamama - in O2 centre.
Fiddies - very welcoming Italian restaurant and recently was top London restaurant on Tripadvisor (circa Feb 2016). I LOVE their lasagne and deliverood a lot whilst pregnant
Camden Arts Centre - easy access, lots of space, outdoor space with shade, and nice lunches/tea.
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