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.

Kids crayons at Indian Summer, Brighton


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 Odean Brighton or Brighton centre ticket.
  • Children’s Menu

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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Shiraz Persian Restaurant

Serving the authentic flavours of the East in a modern, stylish dining, Shiraz is a great way to introduce the kids to the charcoal grill delights of kebabs and shashlik without resorting to dubious late night vendors. Children get a choice of three mains; kobbide skewer of marinated minced lamb, chicken kebab or a cheymeh stew made with tomatoes and split peas and meat or vegetables all served with a choice of side, free drink and ice cream for dessert.

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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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Proud Country House

With the new addition of climbing frames galore under the dappled shade of the trees at Proud Country House, it’s a perfect spot for enjoying lunch while watching the children play in the safety of the gated garden area. With a children’s menu and colouring options to boot, there’s something to keep everyone happy. Children’s Menu

Proud Country House, Brighton - Child Friendly Brighton

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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! 

Sussex Ox Pub

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Bucket & Spade Cafe

The Bucket & Spade Cafe is the perfect place to bring the family, with a large selection of children’s meals and snacks on offer and have plenty of book crayons and chalk board tables to keep the little ones entertained whilst you enjoy your lunch and a well deserved drink!

Coffee and cake at Bucket AndSpade Restaurants-Brighton

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Waterhouse Bar & Terrace

Just a stone’s throw away from the Brighton seafront is Waterhouse Bar & Terrace, situated inside the Hilton Metropole. There’s no denying that it’s grandeur and bottomless brunches are steered toward the grown-ups but under 5’s eat for free from the Little Bits menu and 6-12 year olds get to enjoy three-course dining from the Kids Menu. The dishes are prepared using local, fresh ingredients whilst still being a good scoop of what you know a child wants to eat. With all that taken care of, you can sit back and enjoy your bubbly.

Waterhouse Bar and Terrace, Hilton BRighton

Cafe Plenty

Fed up of bashing the buggy in order to get your table? Your troubles are over as Cafe Plenty is the most spacious location we’ve seen in the London Rd area! Offering plenty of delicious and child friendly treats from their in-house micro bakery the friendly guys at Cafe Plenty are happy to adapt their menu to suit your little’uns.

Pancake at Cafe Plenty on Preston Circus - Child Friendly Brighton

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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.

fish tacos at Lucky Beach 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


Child Friendly Brighton Facts

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

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.

Dishes at the West Bar and Kitchen, Brighton

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West Pier Pizzeria – closed during winter

Located on the bustling Brighton seafront, West Pier Pizzeria really is at the heart of the city’s fun offerings. Children will enjoy watching the dough get flipped in the air in the open plan kitchen and can even indulge in a Nutella pizza for dessert. The full menu is available in child sized portions so adventurous taste buds needn’t miss out.

Family dining at West Pier Pizzeria

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Joe’s Cafe

Joe’s Cafe is a hidden away, locally run cafe in the Seven Dials area of Brighton. Now under new owners, they have become increasingly popular as more and more people are finding out about their delicious food. In 2014, Joe’s won best breakfast in Brighton (Brighton and Hove Independent).

Joe's Cafe, 24 Upper Hamilton Rd, Seven Dials, Brighton, breakfast - Child Friendly Brighton

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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 an beer garden for the Summer!

Gravy and Chicken Pie at the Black Lion - Child Friendly Brighton

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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.

The Flour Pot Bakery and Cafe, North Laine, Brighton, child friendly

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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.

outside at cherry tree cafe - Child Friendly Brighton

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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.

OhSo Brighton, Brighton seafront, cocktails, bar - Child Friendly Brighton

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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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The Ladies Mile

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!

chicken pasta dish at ladies mile

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Al Duomo

Set over 5 different floors,  Al Duomo Italian restaurant is the longest serving specialist Italian ristorante in central Brighton and has been serving its customers since 1991. Full menu.

Calzone pizza at Al Duomo - Child Friendly Brighton

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Shepherd & Dog

An excellent venue for families; offering a great deal of things to do in the great outdoors, with a large and spacious selection of beer gardens on hand and a variety of country of walks, only a short stone throw away. Great value food for the little ones.

Shepherd and Dog Pub, Fulking, Sussex

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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.

Main dish at The Chimney House Pub, Brighton - Child Friendly 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.

The Sportsman Pub - Child Friendly Brighton and Sussex

Aqua (Lewes)

This spacious Lewes-based Italian restaurant Aqua is a great one to visit with the little ones. There are plenty of fantastic offers on the menu, and the food is all very reasonably priced so you can take your family here without it costing too much. There’s an excellent variety of food to choose from and alfresco dining for a little run around.

Calamari - Child Friendly Brighton - Aqua in Lewes

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Coach House

Serving you a modern take on what a restaurant and bar should be, this established venue is an intimate and friendly venue – and has been part of our ‘Brighton’ for quite some time. Main menu.

Breakfast, Coach House, Brighton. Middle Street - Child Friendly Brighton

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The Schooner

A short trip along the coast you will find the fantastic Schooner pub. Literally a stones throw away from the beach, The Schooner is the ideal place to spend an afternoon after a beach walk and they even have Bonios waiting for your four legged friends if you have your dog in tow. Child friendly, plenty of buggy space. Southwick.

Schooner Southwick

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Coggings & Co

Serving some of the best burgers you’ve ever tasted with a delicious set of sides and puddings, Coggings and Co have thought about it all and is perfectly equipped for the children.

Child Friendly Brighton - Coggings and Co

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  • Children’s menu always available, high chairs available, baby changing facilities on restaurant level, plenty of space for buggies & strollers, children’s crayons and colouring, secure outside garden in the summer, milkshakes a speciality, dog friendly.
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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.

Curry Leaf Cafe, Brighton,- Child Friendly Brighton

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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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The Coffee Break, by Edendum

Based in The Lanes and near to the popular shopping areas of Brighton, The Coffee Break by Edendum is a family-friendly cafe and chocolate shop, offering  a great selection of breakfasts and lunches all freshly made on site with a focus on Sussex and Italian produce. Perfect for light bites, there’s pizza by the slice, focaccia sandwiches and stuffed croissants. Look out for daily specials reflecting the very freshest of local ingredients

Pizza squares from Coffee Break by Edendum

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Petit Pois

Located in the famous south lanes serving well-known French classics with a modern twist designed for sharing – tapas style. On the a la carte menu there’s the croque monsieur and frites bearnaise which is a great option for kids!

Small plate at Petit Pois - Child Friendly Brighton

Child Friendly Brighton Facts

  • Highchairs, baby changing & crayons available, friendly staff
  • Kids menu coming soon

Chilli Pickle

‘Real Indian food for kids without the chilli kick.’ The Chilli Pickle is a recent addition to our summary of child friendly venues in Brighton and a great one if you want something a little more interactive and vibrant. Dosa options available along with exceptional desserts for the little ones. All children’s food is mild spicy, though an extra kick can be added on request.

Child Friendly Brighton - the Chilli Pickle, Jubilee Square

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Jamie’s Italian

The award winning children’s menu is full of the fresh, sustainable produce that has become expected of this large family friendly restaurant in the heart of the Lanes. Big Kids and Little Kids portions are available, all packed full of hidden goodness in children’s favourites, suited to the most picky of young pallets.

children's menu Brighton restaurant

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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.

Child Friendly Brighton - outside riddle and finns on the beach

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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.

Child Friendly Brighton - Dessert at Terre à Terre, Brighton

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The Old Bank

The Old Bank Steak & Ribs is set in the heart of bohemian Kemptown and is a great venue for informal dining,  for special occasions or for a spot of alfresco dining. All children’s menus are £5.95. Here is their full children’s menu which include burgers, ribs, hot dogs, fish, chicken fillet strips, waffles and more.

Child Friendly Brighton - Old Bank Courtyard Aerial

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Fatto a Mano

Fatto a Mano is a favourite for many looking to eat a tasty, authentic pizza. Their ingredients are fresh, and you really can tell when you’re eating them. They are child friendly and kids get to eat for free and have fun colouring their own hat to wear.

Special Meat Pizza, Fatto A Mano, Child Friendly Restaurants in Brighton & Hove

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Child friendly restaurants in Brighton, Hove & Sussex.

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.