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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

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!

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Food For Friends

It’s no secret that most children don’t like vegetables, so you may be mistaken in thinking that an award winning restaurant that prides itself on the very finest, freshest local vegetarian produce is one to miss. However, Food For Friends uphold their name and are child friendly too! Children’s favourites such as bolognese, burgers and pizzas take pride of place on the child’s menu with each undergoing the signature twists ensuring taste and goodness shine through.

Food For Friends, Brighton, vegetarian restaurant

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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 kids 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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West Pier Pizzeria

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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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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 Waterhouse Bar & Terrace

Just a stones 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 you little’uns.

Pancake at Cafe Plenty on Preston Circus - Child Friendly Brighton

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The Bull Inn

Located just north of Henfield, this traditional style pub welcomes the whole family (including the dog!). With plenty of space and a delicious menu specialising in freshly baked pizza we think this is a venue that will please the kids and adults alike! Kid’s are well catered for with a separate menu featuring mini pizzas, pasta dishes (including a gluten free option) and salad bowls. Mother and toddler groups can be accommodated during lunchtimes, and there’s a children’s play area which the kids can enjoy whilst the parents sit back & rest.

Kids pizza at The Bull, HenfieldFresh pizza at The Bull, HenfieldFresh pizza at The Bull, Henfield - Child Friendly Brighton

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If you’re looking for fantastic food with ethical coffee roasted in-house then Redroaster on St. James’ Street is for you and your family! It’s an airy and spacious venue that boasts floor to ceiling South facing windows, with the option to sit outside if the weather permits. The menu serves breakfast & lunch and there’s something for everyone. Serving 7am-5pm

Red Roaster Coffee, Brighton Cafe, Kemptown - Child Friendly 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.

Dishes at the West Bar and Kitchen, Brighton

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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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Steak on Sea, Brighton Seafront

Steak on Sea is a modern restaurant and bar situated at The Old Ship Hotel on Brighton’s seafront. Being on the seafront the restaurant boasts beautiful views with alfresco dining, perfect for a sunny day out with the family. The cuisine is British and European with an a la carte menu in the restaurant, or for a more casual dining experience, there’s the Steak on Sea bar where you can take advantage of their terrace on a sunny day.

child friendly, afternoon tea in Brighton, tables and chairs inside Brighton restaurant, Steak on Sea

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  • Highchairs & baby changing available, friendly staff
  • Parking nearby at an additional cost

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.

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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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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

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  • 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.

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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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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.

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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.