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

NuPosto

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.
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The Salt Room

The Salt Room has a great reputation for being one of the best seafood joints in town, but they are also a prime family-friendly 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 7 pm 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. The children’s afternoon tea menu is three tiers of classic delight, with a little bit more playfulness that might have adults getting a spot of food jealousy going on; if your good they might let you try the Sweetie Pie or Ice-Cream Cake Pop, but don’t count on it. 

Leonardslee

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Nostos

When thinking of Mediterranean food for kids, it’s usual to think of pasta and pizza, but who also doesn’t love chips in a pitta? Nostos in Hove, offers a children’s menu that’s packed with hidden away goodness and familiar favourites. The modern restaurant is light and airy with friendly staff and a grown-ups menu that’s packed with classic Greek cuisine and modern inspirations.

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Coppa Club

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. Under 12s get a three-course menu to chose from, including a drink, at an affordable set price.

Coppa Club Brighton

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Small Batch Coffee

Coffee is a parent’s closest ally at times, as well as being the perfect opportunity to have a catch up with a fellow parent. Dotted all over the city Small Batch are 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 modern French bistro dishes. For children, try the traditional Toulouse sausage or grilled fish with greens. The children’s menu is affordably priced with a main and dessert coming in at under a tenner so 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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  • Highchairs & baby changing available
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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 and changing facilities and high chairs available.

West Beach Bar and Kitchen

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Ohso Social

Being situated right on the beach and next to the Palace Pier OhSo Social is a perfect spot for the whole family. Kids get their own dedicated menu with seaside classics such as fish and chips being a popular favourite. It’s also the perfect venue to teach your children the valuable life skills learnt by all Brightonians, how to defend your dinner from seagulls!

Best fish and chips Brighton

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Donatello

Donatello certainly knows 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.

Donatello - Brighton

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V and H Cafe

Hove cafe V and H is a popular favourite for Hove locals and a go-to spot for parents looking for a catch up with fellow sufferer. Freshly prepared café food is given the Hove treatment with vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, plenty of avocados and well-sourced ingredients, all of which is reflected in the reduced size kid’s menu.

Breakfast at V&H, great for kids!

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  • Child menus, space for buggies, dog friendly. Cakes!
  • Want to know more about Vand H Cafe?

Starfish and Coffee 

Starfish and Coffee have twice won a BRAVO for their breakfast offering. Situated on the edge of Queen’s Park it’s the perfect place to fuel up before or after some playtime or duck feeding (remember, don’t feed ducks bread, lettuce is best). Turn up any morning and you’ll find it buzzing with families tucking into pancake stacks, hashes and breakfasts.

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

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  • Highchairs and baby changing available, friendly staff
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The Cherry Tree

The Cherry Tree is one of the lovely little independents located in Brighton Marina. It’s a cosy cafe and 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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Moksha Cafe

Moksha Cafe, situated near the North Laine, is an ever-popular destination with a lively atmosphere. With speciality coffee and fresh homemade good quality food, Moksha is a great spot for families coming into Brighton for a spot of shopping with a dedicated kids menu, buggy space and high chairs.

Pancakes and blueberries at Moksha Caffe in Brighton

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  • Buggy Space, high chairs, endless sofas, kids menu, local snacks/juices.
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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 all at an affordable price. On the main menu, any pasta dish can be made into a smaller portion, which is the perfect option for kids who ‘think’ they have grown out of the kid’s menu!

Calzone pizza at Al Duomo - Child Friendly Brighton

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  • High chairs available, baby changing facilities, no children’s menu but smaller portions served, space for buggies.
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Child Friendly Pubs

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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
  • Want to know more about the Hartington?

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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  • Children’s menu, outside space, play area over the road
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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 family-friendly, with a very reasonably priced children’s menu and table activities to keep the little terrors busy. The food is freshly prepared in house 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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  • Highchairs available, special children’s menu.
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The Sussex Ox

Head out to Polegate, East Sussex for rolling hills, tonnes of fresh air and a classic country pub experience at The Sussex Ox. 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. 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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  • Highchairs available, large outside area, friendly staff & children’s menu available
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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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  • Highchairs available, large outside area, friendly staff & children’s menu available
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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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  • Dedicated vegan children’s menu
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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, but 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.

Chips and dips

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  • Highchairs, baby changing available, colouring books and kids menu all available
  • Want to know more about The Black Lion?

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! Chef Russell Tisbury runs the kitchen and is a trusted name for honest food done well.

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George Payne, Hove

The George 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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  • High chairs and changing facilities, toys and colouring
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The Better Half Pub

Situated near the western end of Hove Lawns, The Better Half Pub is a thriving part of the local community, with welcoming and laid back atmosphere that’s inclusive for all. The pub food draws in visitors from all over Brighton and Hove, it’s freshly made and seasonal and Sunday roasts are nearly always a sell-out.

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 village’s heritage for some years. Situated north of Hurstpierpoint at Goddards Green.

The Sportsman Pub - Child Friendly Brighton and Sussex

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Curry Leaf Cafe

Winner of multiple national awards, Curry Leaf Cafe in the Lanes is a fine example of what a contemporary Indian restaurant should be like. Vibrantly decorated and relaxed atmosphere, the menu is an authentic taste of street food, with some milder and slightly more familiar dishes on an entirely separate kid’s menu.

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  • Children’s menu, high chairs, space for strollers/buggies, tables set wide apart so that you don’t feel like you’re in the way, baby-changing facilities.
  • Want to know more about the Curry Leaf Cafe?

Indian Summer

Indian Summer, on East Street in The Lanes, is Brighton’s oldest Indian restaurant. The children’s menu offers meat, fish and plant-based options which are delicately spiced, not hot. High chairs are available and colouring-in sheets and attentive friendly staff are all on hand to keep them entertained.

Kids crayons at Indian Summer, Brighton

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  • High chairs and colouring books available.
  • Children’s menu available
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Terre à Terre

Terre a Terre on East Street in The Lanes has been a trailblazer on the plant-based food scene since 1993 introducing many to vegetarian and vegan fine dining. The creative menu takes inspiration from all around the world and delivers incredible taste sensations for adults and children alike. The dedicated children’s menu mixes familiar dishes for cautious kids with more exotic dishes for the adventurous types, and all perfect if you’re raising up veggie kids.

Child Friendly Brighton - Dessert at Terre à Terre, Brighton

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  • Smiley and welcoming, baby changing facilities on restaurant level, highchairs.
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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 handy list.