Filling the family can be more demanding than your day job, so we thought we would make things a little easier for you. Not least of your worries is making sure meals happen when hunger strikes and that growing spurts get fuelled with something that’s good, not just convenient.
So when you’re out and about with tykes in tow keep this list handy, it’s full of no-brainers for when you’re going out of your mind!
Vote for your favourite child-friendly venue in this years 2019 BRAVO awards.
You can’t beat a bit of outside play (often free too!) so why not choose one of the many countries walks just outside Brighton that heads in the direction of a country pub. Here are our recommendations. For a rainy days Brighton Cookery School runs regular courses for kids and teenagers because it’s never to early to light a fire under their passion for good food.
Get them out and running around as soon as possible, the play area at Queens Park can provide hours of self-propelled entertainment and a spot of brunch is handily close. Kids will love the pancake stacks at Starfish and Coffee, either with maple syrup and bacon or fruit compote. Starfish and coffee won BRAVO 2019 ‘Cafe Culture’. Should you need a little freshening up then The Hartington, not far from Queens Park, has a super garden for more endless running around in while you have a nice cold one.
With a full day of high octane fun ahead of you, those little bodies are going to need some serious fuelling up. Early starts Tuesday – Friday are best begun with Joe’s Cafe, kids breakfasts are all under £5 with full breakfasts, signature hashes and veggie options for little green sprouts. For a bit of grown-up time The Chimney House serves a wonderful menu of local and foraged food with a child’s menu for under 12s and many main dishes available at half price for a child-sized portion.
Moksha is family run and very family friendly, it’s a little home away from home where everyone gets looked after. Serving from breakfast to lunch they do a great selection of homemade cakes and their own blend coffee to keep you going. Moksha won first place in the 2019 BRAVO for ‘Best Brunch’ and top 10 for ‘Family Friendly’. Head into the Open Market to pick up your plastic packaging free veggies and while there why not get your child accustomed to the Brighton staple of falafel at what we believe to be the best falafel and houmous eatery in the city, Smorl’s Kitchen a little pitta will give them enough slow release energy to carry all that shopping home on your behalf.
Nuposto won the Family Friendly for the 2019 BRAVO Awards. With real Neopolitan pizza and handmade fresh pasta, Nuposto is the authentic taste of Italy. Children under 10 get a main meal for free when an adult buys a main, and everyone knows kids love pizza! Getting a bit of brain food in is always a good idea during the holidays, stop things atrophying; at The Salt Room you know it’s going to be quality and sustainable, so there’ll still be fish in the sea when they’re older. Best of all kids under 7 eat for free before 7 pm, otherwise, it’s £7 for 2 courses.
Who knows, in a few years you might be waving them off for a summer adventure with a gallon of Deet and a copy of Timeout India, so help pave the way with a trip to one of Brighton’s favourite Indian restaurants. For just £9.95, your little ones can enjoy a two-course feast at Indian Summer, conveniently just a few steps from the seafront! The novelty of a great Thali never wears off, and Planet India offers a Tiny Thali for just over £7.71. The menu at The Curry Leaf Cafe in the Lanes is a set £5 for main and dessert, lightly spiced and priced!
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