The Botanist is probably my favourite place to dine with the kids in the city centre. There are good views, fantastic cocktails and the quirky children's menu is worth the trip. My children will often ask if we can go to the place where sauce is served in a wheelbarrow.
More Info:- Children's menu is priced at £5.95 for 2 courses. There is no childen's menu available online but please see our review in the link above for details.
Tyneside Bar Cafe
The Tyneside Bar Cafe is a place I always feel welcome with my children. They sometimes show cartoons during the holidays and their children's menu features options such as dippy eggs and soldiers or pasta with homemade tomato sauce.
More Info:- Prices range from £1.50 - £4.75 per main course. Menu here
Las Iguanas is our go-to restaurant for pre-theatre dining in Newcastle. As well as a decent early evening menu for grown ups & happy hour cocktails there is a very good children's menu available with Wacky Tacos and Crazy Quesadillas sitting alongside more traditional options.
More Info:- Prices are from £5.90 for 2 courses plus a drink. Menu here
My three children love making their own pizzas at Gusto where families are made to feel very welcome indeed. Children can also order a smaller portion of any pasta/risotto on the main menu if pizza isn't their thing.
More Info:- The children's menu is £6.50 for 2 courses. Menu here
Kids love the range of mini Japanese dishes available at Wagamama and I love that sauce is served on the side so it's perfect for fussy eaters. Wagamama feels a lot healthier than most children's menus (although I don't know if this is true) and you can even order to take out and enjoy in one of Newcastle's parks or on your way home.
More Info:- Children's menu is priced from £3.50 - £4.95 per main course. Menu here
Fujiyama may not seem like an obvious choice but Teriyaki cooking is fun and entertaining and a little bit different for kids. It may even tempt them to try something new.
More Info:- Set lunch from £10 (we usually buy two to share between our three children). Menu here.
Jamie's Italian can be on the expensive side and we've encountered mixed experiences when it comes to service however there's no denying that their children's menu is fantastic.
More Info:- Children's menu is priced at £6.50/£6.95 for a main course, salad and drink. Menu here.
Lane 7 isn't just a place to visit if you are bowling, the food is top-notch too and the environment is fun and friendly making it perfect for kids.
More Info:- Children's menu is priced from £5 for a main course. Menu here.
More Info:- Children's menu is priced at £4.95 for a main course. There isn't an online menu but see our review in the link above for options.
I haven't actually visited Blackfriars with our children but I have visited their sister restaurant Hinnies with the kids and we loved it. Blackfriars has a reputation for hearty, local food and is in quite a unique setting just behind Newcastle's Gate Complex.
More Info:- A children's menu isn't available online, however smaller portions of favourites such as sausage and mash or fish and chips are available.
If you are looking for somewhere to take the kids to dine in town, you won't go wrong with one of these restaurants. Why not join our North East Food Lovers Group on Facebook for more ideas and inspiration.