Make eating out with the family a breeze

Child Friendly Brighton. Finding a child friendly venue in Brighton can be a little exhausting as there is so much to choose from. We have put together this no-nonsense guide which brings you the highlights of child-friendly dining venues in Brighton, Hove and Sussex.

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The original authentic Neapolitan pizzeria in Brighton is ideally situated for a family trip out. Situated on Western road, they’re just around the corner from the Churchill Square car park, so a great way to end or being a day in town. If you’re planning a trip to the Odeon or a show at the Brighton Centre then your ticket will earn you an extra 10% off the bill at NuPosto. The venue is bright and light and roomy, with a play area for loveable little ones to colour in menus and the pizza is perfect for pallets old or young.

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  • Great for large parties
  • Get 10% off your bill with a valid Odeon Brighton or Brighton centre ticket.

The Salt Room

The Salt Room has a great reputation for being one of the best seafood joints in town, but did you know they are also a fantastic family venue? Preferring home-cooked wholesome food to your average deep-fried fare, their menu has been carefully designed to be nutritious, delicious and easy on the wallet too! And the best bit? Under 7s eat for free before 7pm Mon-Sun!

Childs Menu at The Salt Room Brighton

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Afternoon tea at Leonardslee

Afternoon tea is without a doubt the most delicious English tradition. Every visitor to the beautiful Leonardslee House should expect to enjoy the very finest food, spectacular views and the ultimate tea experience. In an attempt to offer something for everyone, a smaller more playful take on the classic afternoon tea is available for children. Finger sandwiches including cucumber and cream cheese are followed by freshly baked scones and the infamous ice-cream cake pop! Drinks include hot chocolate, loose leaf tea, fruit juice or milk and the price per child is £21. 


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Nostos brings Greek cuisine to your child’s plate in Hove with the kids meals on offer. Fear not though as there is nothing too scary in sign. The menu has been carefully designed, hidden veggies and all. Choose from meat balls with handmade chips and pitta, fresh fish and chips or tomato pasta with grated feta, all kiddie friendly with a Greek twist. Head here for impeccable food, service and a child friendly atmosphere.

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Coppa Club

New to Brighton Square is the Coppa Club, an all-day dining venue that oozes coolness so much the kid’s might not even mind being spotted with you here. With plenty of space, no need to worry about your little ones around other guests, and the kid’s menu will no doubt be a hit. Set out with three courses, plus a drink for just £6.95 this might just be the best value offering in town…

Coppa Club Brighton

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Small Batch Coffee

Coffee is a parent’s closest ally at times, here Small Batch Coffee comes to the rescue! Dotted all over the city, they’re great for a cup on the go but also establish little communities of their own in the friendly and relaxed out of the way spots like Seven Dials and Wilbury Road. Kids are welcome and can act all grown up with babyccinos, hot chocolates and fresh juices. High chairs are also available.

Small Batch Coffee Brighton Seven dials shop

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Honest Burgers

Burger and chips are always a good go-to for children but you want to know that what they’re getting is good. Burgers at Honest are hand made using 100% Brittish beef (or chicken) in their own butchery to ensure quality. The kid’s menu lets you pick from beef, chicken or plant fritter, all with rosemary salted chips a drink and a little pudding, all for a reasonable sum.

child friendly brighton, burgers at Honest Burgers

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Lucky Beach

Seafront strolls wouldn’t be complete without popping in for a bite to eat with the family, and Lucky Beach is keen to oblige. Boasting a large seating area you can nab a table either on the patio or beachfront, all of which have umbrellas in case the sun (or rain!) is beating down! The kid’s menu features mini burgers, fish and chips and chicken kebabs – all of which are locally sourced.

Lucky Beach, evening review, fries, cheese, side dish, restaurant

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Petit Pois

The children’s menu at Petit Pois was created with the same ethos in mind as the main A La Carte menu. Head chef David cooks with seasonal, fresh ingredients creating French bistro style dishes. For children, try the traditional Toulouse sausage or grilled fish with greens. At just £7 for a meal and a pudding, both the adults and the kids will be happy.

Petit Pois Brighton

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Woodbox Pizzeria

Woodbox is favourite for locals of the Kemptown area, but not one to be overlooked by families in pursuit of a slower paced neighbourhood pizzeria. Escape the madding crowds of the city, for the Kemptown village with its boutiques, antiques and bric-a-brac, or stroll along a quieter stip of the Brighton beach before filling the family up with authentic Neapolitan pizza in this friendly and relaxed gem of a local restaurant.

Woodbox Pizza Brighton

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West Beach Bar & Kitchen

At the base of the British Airways i360 there’s the West Beach Bar & Kitchen. This restaurant celebrates the vibrant character of the city with a fun dining experience. You can enjoy your food with the spectacular sea views and Brighton’s iconic West Pier. Kids are very welcome at the West Beach Bar & Kitchen, with their very own menu with their mains just costing £5 each, and changing facilities and high chairs available.

West Beach Bar and Kitchen

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Ohso Social

Who says not everyone’s a winner when visiting child-friendly restaurants in the UK? Ohso definitely bucks the trend and while mum and dad enjoy a burger and pint at one of Brighton’s best seaside bars, the kids can look forward to a well-priced meal of the children’s menu as well as colouring, outside space and great kid-friendly facilities. During summer months, the area often boasts live music meaning a boogie is 100% on the cards.

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Donatello certainly know what they are doing when it comes to authentic and delicious Italian food. It is also a known fact that when kids are asked what they fancy for tea, the answer is 9 times out of 10 ‘pizza’ or ‘pasta’. That is why we recommend this brilliant, long standing favourite in the city to anyone looking for a place to please their little ones at dinner time.

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V&H Cafe

V & H believe the future of the ultimate café experience relies on the young of today. To assist in their pursuit of perfection most of their dishes can be prepared in kiddies size portions. Any stray children found wandering behind the counter are automatically forfeited and will be put on washing up duty.

Breakfast at V&H, great for kids!

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Starfish and Coffee 

Starfish and Coffee is the perfect stop after taking your kids to Queens Park, with their excellent coffee that has been carefully chosen, Full English Breakfast and high end brunches, you’ll be set for the day ready to get going!

Pouring syrup over pancakes at Starfish and Coffee cafe, child friendly

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Flour Pot

The Flour Pot bakery grew out of a commitment to all things artisanal and delicious in food. Offering fresh bread and pastries, homemade sandwiches and fantastic Small Batch coffee, these bakers are bringing carbohydrates back with aplomb. The staff at Flour Pot welcome children and babies.

Flour Pot bakery Brighton Beach

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The Cherry Tree

The Cherry Tree is located in Brighton Marina, the perfect location for a family day out! A cosy and informal cafe, kids will love the menu which features plenty of brunch and lunch options as well as tea and cake! After eating you can take a trip to the nearby cinema and bowling alley to make a day of it.

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Oh So Social

Locations don’t get much better than this as Ohso Social is in a prime spot on Brighton’s famous seafront. Fish and Chips – Chicken Goujons and Chips – Sausage, Chips and Beans – Veggie Sausage, Chips and Beans are the popular children’s favourites.

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Moksha Cafe

You’d struggle to find another café in Brighton as child-friendly and Moksha provides everything you need to have a home-away-from-home environment for full families or young, weary-eyed parents with a newborn harnessed to their chest. You’ll often find the owner, his partner and their son playing in the café.

Pancakes and blueberries at Moksha Caffe in Brighton

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Al Duomo

Al Duomo is the perfect place for little ones to enjoy a meal out with the family. Their children’s menu offers plenty of choices for both pizza and pasta lovers with everything on the menu just £5.95. On the main menu, any pasta dish can be made into a smaller portion by removing £2.95 from the original price. This is the perfect option for kids who ‘think’ they have grown out of the kids menu!

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The Sussex Ox

Want to get the kids out of Brighton for the day but aren’t sure where to go? Look no further. The Sussex Ox is a short car journey along the A27 and has a beautiful large outside space well away from the main road for your little ones to let off some steam! A children’s menu is available with firm favourites such as sausage and mash and fish and chips. Small portions are dishes from the main menu are also available upon request. Of course, as with all the food at The Sussex Ox, all ingredients where possible are sourced from their own farm just down the road! 

The Sussex Ox pub and farm

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The New Inn, Hurstpierpoint

The New Inn in Hurstpierpoint is just 15 minutes outside of Brighton surrounded by luscious Sussex countryside, it boasts a one-third acre sun-trap garden with large, contained, children’s play area. They have a dedicated children’s menu and on Sunday’s children can pick from the five or six strong roast selection with smaller portions served at half price. High chairs and changing facilities are also available.

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The Cleveland Arms

Welcoming folk of the Preston Park area and beyond, The Cleveland Arms is the definition of a community pub. The venue itself has been recently refurbished into a modern and light but cosy and welcoming space, overlooking the beautiful green space of Blakers Park. Offering plenty of food and drink options for children, The Cleveland Arms boasts a large outside seating area, situated on a quiet and residential street, with a play area just over the road.

The Cleveland Arms Brighton

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The Dorset 

A bit of a Brighton institution, The Dorset is a pub you just can’t help but return to again and again. An added plus is that it is 100% family friendly, with a great and very reasonable children’s menu and table activities to keep the little terrors busy while you wait. The food is freshly prepared in house by experienced and knowledgeable chefs and ample outside seating is available during the weekends if being cooped up inside is a little challenging!

The Dorset Brighton

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The Hartington, Hanover

Putting the heart in Hanover is The Hartington Pub (affectionately called “The Harty”) this large community pub is welcoming to all, including children. The kid’s menu is child-sized versions of pub classics and child-sized roasts on Sundays make for enjoyable family get-togethers and weekend dining. A play area in the garden is perfect for summer days, with colouring in and activities provided for indoor fun.

The Hartington Pub

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  • Children’s menu and smaller versions of the main menu
  • High chairs
  • Garden play area, colouring and indoor activities

The Roundhill Pub

Got a family that’s growing up green? Then The Roundhill Pub is one for you with its weekly changing menu of fresh, good quality food that’s seasonally and locally sourced and vegan by default. There’s an entirely plant-based kids menu including wholesome superfood dishes and trusted kids favourites, so wherever their pallet is at there’s something for them, including delicious vegan desserts! The pub itself is relaxed and light, with a really family-safe feel and a great selection of non-alcoholic drinks too.

The Roundhill

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The Black Lion

One of Brighton’s well-known pubs, The Black Lion, is situated in the heart of The Lanes just near the seafront on Black Lion Street. Not only does The Black Lion have a good reputation for a music-filled night out, it’s amazing food is also the attraction to many people. The Black Lion is child-friendly providing high-chairs, a kids menu with options for toddlers, colouring books and baby changing. There’s also a beer garden for the Summer!

Black Lion Brighton

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The Ladies Mile Pub

Just ten minutes out of central Brighton in Patcham you’ll find the ‘true community’ pub, The Ladies Mile. This pub welcomes children and throughout the summer holidays, kids eat for free!Party food at Ladies Mile in Brighton

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George Payne, Hove

The Goerge Payne is a welcoming, community pub that clearly puts a lot of effort into ensuring guests of all ages (and species) enjoy their visit. The children’s menu is extensive compared to many a pub and has plenty of options for even the most discerning palate, including vegetarian and vegan options. The menu is separate from the regular menu, so you know you’re not having to settle for half-sized portions of something designed for grown-ups, this is all made with the child in mind. The George Payne also offers a free child’s main meal when an adult buys a main, Monday – Friday, 4 – 7 pm.

The George Payne Child Friendly Pub

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The Wheatsheaf, Henfield

A little family trip into the countryside isn’t complete without a visit to a country pub. The Wheatsheaf in Henfield serves up simple, unpretentious food made with local fresh ingredients, fusing traditional pub fare with modern European and a splash of Brazilian colour. The large garden has a children’s play area, ideal for long summer afternoons.

Garden at The Wheatsheaf Restaurants Brighton

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Better Half Pub

Conveniently located just off Hove seafront, this is an ideal venue if you want to enjoy a stroll along the seafront, then it is a venue you can nip into, just one road back from the main Hove seafront. The Better Half is situated slightly west of Hove lawns on Hove Place. Known as your friendly neighbourhood local, this great quality food pub offers a gastro style menu along with menus for children.

Starter whitebait, The Better Half, Hove, food pub

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The Chimney House

The Chimney House is located near to the popular area of Seven Dials in central Brighton. Featuring plenty of quirk and great pub food, including a dedicated menu for the kids. Lots of effort goes into sourced good quality ingredients for the menus including fish from Shoreham and Newhaven, fruit and vegetables from local farms and glasshouses as well as meat from Garlic Wood Farm.

Chefs at work at the Chimney House Restaurants Brighton

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The Sportsman

A great spot if you want to take the kids to the Sussex countryside. Formerly, two pubs, the Magpie and the Sportsman, the Grade II listed buildings were knocked through into one over recent years and this traditional ‘beer house’ has been part of the villages heritage for some years. Situated north of Hurstpierpoint at Goddards Green.

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Curry Leaf Cafe

Recently named one of the top ten places to drink in the city by the Guardian newspaper, and a finalist in the ‘Best Newcomer’ category of the Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Awards. Great value 3 course set menu (meat and veggie options) for the kids.

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Indian Summer

A classy Indian restaurant, with a distinctly family feel due to the long-running staff and Tim, possibly the most welcoming host in Brighton. Indian Summer are happy to cater for your little ones, with a dedicated children’s menu, colouring sheets and high chairs.

Kids crayons at Indian Summer, Brighton

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Terre à Terre

Winner of the best family dining award at the 2014 Brighton Food Awards and a child friendly team. Including adventurous kids options and full children’s menu. Wikki sticks for kids- playful little wax strips to keep them entertained. Organic baby food for very little ones. Extremely accommodating for kids.

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Riddle & Finns

Riddle and Finns is in a wonderful discreet side street called Meeting House Lane, off Brighton’s North Street and it is situated within Brighton’s famous Lanes.

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If there are additional child friendly venues that you think we should know about, then please get in touch so we can have a look at adding more venues to this listing.