Top 10 Child Friendly Restaurants in Newcastle City Centre

There's actually a couple of sneaky extra reviews in this post so just over 10 places for you to choose from when eating out in with kids in Newcastle City Centre. Let me know your favourite spots as we're always looking for new places to try.

Top 10 Child Friendly Restaurants in Newcastle City Centre


Prices correct as of January 2019. Reviews span from 2016-present day. 



Fat Hippo Underground

Top 10 Child Friendly Restaurants in Newcastle City Centre - Fat Hippo Underground

This is our number one place to visit with kids in Newcastle. Their burgers really hit the spot and the kids menu is fab value. The children's menu will set you back just £6. See here for details. 



The Botanist


Top 10 Child Friendly Restaurants in Newcastle City Centre - The Botanist

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 the sauce is served in a wheelbarrow.  The Children's menu is priced at £6.95 for 2 courses. See here for details.


Tyneside Bar Cafe


Top 10 Child Friendly Restaurants in Newcastle City Centre - 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.  The Children's Menu is £4.50. See here for details.

Las Iguanas


Top 10 Child Friendly Restaurants in Newcastle City Centre - Las Iguanas

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.  Prices are from £5.90 for 2 courses plus a drink. Menu here

Gusto


Top 10 Child Friendly Restaurants in Newcastle City Centre - Gusto

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. The children's menu is £6.95 for 2 courses. Menu here


Wagamama


Top 10 Child Friendly Restaurants in Newcastle City Centre - Wagamama

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.  Children's menu is priced from £3.95 per main course. Menu here


Fujiyama


Top 10 Child Friendly Restaurants in Newcastle City Centre - Fujiyama

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.  Set lunch from £10 (we usually buy two to share between our three children). See here for menu. 

Lane 7


Top 10 Child Friendly Restaurants in Newcastle City Centre - Lane 7

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.  Children's menu is priced from £5 for a main course. Menu here.

Mantra Thai


Top 10 Child Friendly Restaurants in Newcastle City Centre - Mantra Thai

Mantra Thai may not seem like an obvious place to take the children but their children's menu is a real bargain at only £4.95. If you are heading to a concert or show at Newcastle Arena, Mantra Thai's early evening special will go down a treat. They even serve chips if your children don't fancy rice.


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. 

Blackfriars


Top 10 Child Friendly Restaurants in Newcastle City Centre - Blackfriars

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.  A children's menu isn't available online, however smaller portions of favourites such as sausage and mash or fish and chips are available.
Read our review of Blackfriars here


Red's True BBQ

Top 10 Child Friendly Restaurants in Newcastle City Centre - Reds True BBQ Newcastle Kids Dessert

Red's True BBQ inside of intu Eldon Square is one of our go-to places if we need to fill our boots. The smokehouse serves chicken and burgers alongside smoked meats and vegan options too. My three love the kid's menu. The children's menu is available from £4.95. See here for details. 


Bella Italia

Top 10 Child Friendly Restaurants in Newcastle City Centre - Bella Italia Newcastle Kids Meal

Bella Italia is one of our favourite chains when eating out with the kids. They just seem to really *get* kids and dining here is always hassle-free. We love the ice cream cart! Their children's menu is a bargain and available from £5.95 for 3 courses and a drink (kids often eat free too). See here for details. 


Turtle Bay

Top 10 Child Friendly Restaurants in Newcastle City Centre - Turtle Bay Newcastle Kids Meal

We love the vibes of Turtle Bay and that the grown-ups can indulge in happy hour cocktails and the kids can enjoy something a little different. Children's meals are available from £5.95. See here for details. 



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.

Let me know your favourite places to eat out with kids in Newcastle....


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5 comments

  1. I love these kids menus roundups you are doing! Really useful

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  2. I have never actually taken my little ones to any of these places. I avoid taking them out in town or if we do we go somewhere like a F&Bs as I know they are child friendly x

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  3. I came across your blog whilst researching child friendly places in Newcastle. It's wonderful to know that your eating out choices aren't limited just because you have little ones with you. I usually stick to big chain restaurants as you know what to expect, but it's nice to know some other alternatives

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  4. Loads of places in town are happy for our baby-led-weaning little one to make a mess of their restaurant (of course we tidy up after him!). Other good places are Giraffe in the new Grey's Quarter, Zizzi and Rossopomodoro in John Lewis.

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