Rumbling tummies can be kept at bay with SoGlos’s pick of 14 child-friendly restaurants in Cheltenham, serving up fun-filled feasts fit for the whole family.
Whether you want to tuck into fish and chips, savour pizza, or enjoy a picnic lunch in the park, discover a host of delicious places to dine with little ones.
Peckish kiddies can tuck into the delicious offerings at Simpsons Fish and Chip Shop – which even has a special kids’ book about Bonny’s fish and chip adventure.
With a fun kids’ menu including a choice of cod bites, chicken bites, fishcakes, sausage, beef burger and scampi, there’s plenty to choose from. What’s more, parents can save their pennies as kids eats free with a paying adult on Sundays.
Keep the kiddies happy with pizza and a choice of toppings including a classic Margherita; The Fresh Hawaiian with ham and pineapple; and The Cheeky Chicken, with the option to add garlic bread and salads bites for hungry little ones.
Kiddies can also have pizza for pudding, with The Melty Chocmallow featuring strawberry and melted marshmallow, and chocolate orange sauce, on top of a sourdough base. And, there’s also a warm chocolate brownie and scoops of ice-cream on offer.
Complete with vibrant interiors, comfy sofas, and a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, Cheltenham’s Cosy Club make it the perfect place to treat the kiddies to a meal out.
Staple favourites such as breaded chicken lollipops with fries and beans are bound to keep the kids happy; while more ‘grown-up’ choices such as Cosy Club’s Mezze plate, filled with falafel, yoghurt and cucumber dip, hummus and salad also on offer, there’s something for every appetite.
Enjoy a family meal in the laid-back setting of The Langton in Charlton Kings, which offers up a varied children’s menu for younger diners, with the sunny beer garden allowing families to dine alfresco in the summer months.
Little taste buds will love the beef burger sliders with other tempting treats including fresh pizza; battered cod goujons; and linguine, all with great two-course deals to keep mums and dads happy too.
The whole family can enjoy relaxed dining at Wagamama, complete with a seriously scrumptious children’s menu that features mini versions of its signature dishes.
Kiddies can try out tasty authentic dishes including chicken ramen, grilled fish noodles, and chicken katsu, with little ones bound to love experimenting with chop sticks and trying something new.
With a spacious beer garden perfect for little monkeys to let off some steam, The Exmouth Arms promises a great space for family-friendly meals in Cheltenham.
Offering a varied menu that can be adapted for smaller appetites, there are plenty of options for the whole family to tuck into the delicious offerings in the laid-back atmosphere, with highlights such as homemade burgers; smoky chicken; and ice-creams for dessert.
Perfect for smaller appetites, the Bambini Menu at Zizzi offers up delicious dishes for little ones to enjoy, with kiddies able to get creative and decorate their own pizzas with a selection of yummy toppings.
With plenty of space for families to feast, Cheltenham’s Zizzi hosts a menu of scrumptious staples including classic spaghetti Bolognese; pasta with tomato and basil sauce; and prawn popcorn, before finishing the meal with a chocacino.
The Little Dumplings menu at Cheltenham’s Bar & Wok features smaller portions of some of the Chinese restaurant’s most-popular dishes, including chicken fried rice, chicken egg noodles, vegetables noodles and chicken katsu and steamed rice.
The popular Cheltenham eatery offers the perfect chance for young diners to try authentic Asian flavours within a relaxed family-friendly setting.
Montpellier Café’s children’s menu features a choice of Gloucester sausages, fish goujons, ham and eggs, or a cheese omelette, served with chips, peas or beans, and a fruit juice.
Parents have plenty of choice too, with the menu spanning an all-day breakfast, fish and chips, homemade soup, and smoked haddock risotto, along with a popular Sunday roast.
School House Café in St Paul’s offers little ones a kids’ box filled with a sandwich, crisps, fruit, veg sticks, yoghurt, raisins and a drink, while other options include cheese and beans on toast.
Adults can enjoy a host of dishes, including breakfast options, sandwiches and more, with the play area perfect for keeping children busy while you have a coffee and a catch up with friends.
When it comes to brunch and lunch, Boston Tea Party is the perfect choice for diners of all ages. Its kids’ menu features pancakes with various toppings, porridge, eggs and soldiers, along with the option for little ones to build their own breakfasts.
Lunchtime dishes include cheese and ham toasties, veggie burgers and chips, and hot dogs and fries, with plenty of sweet treats, including an impressive cake counter, offering something for dessert.
Kids will love choosing from the Mini Ninja menu at Cheltenham’s YO! Sushi, with the meal deal offering a starter, main and drink for just £5.95. Dishes include edamame beans and salmon maki to start, with chicken teriyaki and rice, and sweet pumpkin katsu for main.
Older children will enjoy choosing dishes from the conveyor belt, which invites kids to develop their palates and sample some more adventurous Japanese cuisine, while soaking up the kitsch décor.
Located in Cheltenham’s Pittville Park, Central Cross Café is the ideal place to stop for lunch after little ones have worked up an appetite on the swings, slides, zipwire and seesaws.
Part of the In the Park group of cafés, Central Cross has a choice of lunchboxes for kids, along with sandwiches for adults, homemade cakes, ice-creams and hot drinks.
Bursting with Jamaican character, vibrant décor and a fun-filled atmosphere, Turtle Bay is a great dining spot for families in Cheltenham, offering a dedicated Little Turtles menu.
Accompanied with a choice of traditional Jamaican rice ‘n’ peas, sweet potato mash, or fries, options include chicken flatbread topped with cheese and tomatoes; burgers; and a range of flatbreads.
By Sophie Bird
Monday 14 January 2019
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