12 child-friendly restaurants in Cheltenham you’ll love too

Taking family dining seriously with decent food and a welcoming atmosphere for all ages, SoGlos handpicks 12 child-friendly restaurants in Cheltenham that your kids will love – and you will too!

Whether you’re hoping to tuck into fish and chips, slurp up some noodles, give Sri Lankan street food a go or get your hands on a juicy burger, discover some delicious places to dine with kids in Cheltenham.

SoGlos’s pick of 12 child-friendly restaurants in Cheltenham will keep all ages happy – with tasty and fun-filled feasts fit for the fussiest – or most adventurous – eaters in the family.


About the sponsor – Simpsons Fish and Chips

Simpsons Fish and Chips on Priors Road in Cheltenham has been serving up top quality, sustainable fish and chips since 2009, with options for veggies and vegans, as well as a gluten-free day every month.

On top of that, tiny tummies can enjoy the best fish and chips in Cheltenham for free every Tuesday and Wednesday from 4 to 6pm and throughout half term, when dining in the restaurant with a paying adult.

For more information, visit simpsonsfishandchips.com.


1. Simpsons Fish and Chips Cheltenham

The well-priced and generously-portioned kids’ meals at Simpsons Fish and Chips includes cod bites, fish cakes, sausage, scampi and plenty more to choose from. It even has a special kids’ book about Bonny’s fish and chip adventure and games to play online to earn tasty treats.

The Cheltenham restaurant serves up its delicious dishes Tuesday to Saturday from 12 until 2pm, then from 4 until 9pm. Perfect for an after school visit – or delicious weekend family treat. Plus kids eat free with a paying adult every Tuesday and Wednesday from 4 to 6pm and throughout half term.


2. 288 Bar & Wok Cheltenham

The hugely popular 288 Bar & Wok on Cheltenham’s High Street serves up delicious Chinese food in a friendly and relaxed setting. There’s a dedicated children’s menu, with plenty of tasty choices, kids’ chopsticks and colouring sheets too.


3. Cowley Manor

Just outside Cheltenham, Cowley Manor’s restaurant has one of the most refined children’s menu in the county – with classic kids’ fare, as well as dishes such as crushed avocado and pea hummus with crudites to start; steamed mussels with crisp baked bread; or steak and fries for main; with Belgian waffles for dessert. Perfect for pint-sized foodies!


4. The Coconut Tree Cheltenham

With its menu of colourful Sri Lankan dishes, like our favourite sweet and sticky cheesy columbo, The Coconut Tree in St Paul’s is the perfect spot for more adventurous kids. The small portion sizes are ideal for sharing, so kids can try a variety of deliciously different dishes – with milder options especially for little ones. Plus, kids under 10 eat free with paying adults.


5. Smokey Joe’s Café Bar and Diner Cheltenham

Quirky independent diner Smokey Joe’s is known for its retro décor and American inspired menu. With food options including burgers, hot dogs, nachos and mac and cheese, as well as sweet treats like fluffy waffles and milkshakes, there’s plenty to keep little and big kids happy. The retro arcade games are cool too.


6. KIBOU Cheltenham

With its colourful, Japanese-inspired décor, the stunning KIBOU on Regent Street is a treat for everyone. The kids’ menu has all the classics – veggie tempura, Japanese fried chicken, katsu curry and ramen. Sushi-loving little ones can get in on the action too, with an extensive selection of freshly prepared sushi and sashimi.


7. The Langton Cheltenham

Laid-back pub and restaurant The Langton in Charlton Kings promises a varied children’s menu of food ‘too good to play with’ – including cheeseburger sliders; fresh pizza; battered cod goujons; and linguine, all with great two-course deals to keep grown-ups happy too.


8. Brasserie Blanc Cheltenham

With three children’s courses costing less than £10 at Cheltenham’s stylish Brasserie Blanc, kids can get stuck into yummy options like falafel wraps, crispy chicken goujons and cottage pie, with vanilla madeleines, ice cream or fruit and chocolate dipping sauce for dessert.


9. Boston Tea Party Cheltenham

When it comes to brunch, Cheltenham’s Boston Tea Party is a great choice for little diners. For breakfast, kids can have pancakes with loads of toppings, they can plump for bircher oats or traditional dippy eggs and soldiers or build their own bespoke breakfasts.


10. Yo! Cheltenham

Kids will love choosing from the Mini Ninja menu at Cheltenham’s YO! Sushi, with the meal deal offering a main, side and drink for just £6.50. Side dishes include salmon, cucumber or avocado maki, while mains include Japanese fried chicken and sweet pumpkin katsu curry – and who doesn’t love their food arriving on a conveyor belt?


11. Turtle Bay Cheltenham

With vibrant décor and a fun-filled atmosphere, Jamaican-themed restaurant Turtle Bay is a great spot for families in Cheltenham with its dedicated Little Turtles menu. Offering mini brunch with jerk bacon, sweet plantain, grilled roti and egg, to burgers and barbecued chicken, all with a free soft drink.


12. The Botanist Cheltenham

Donating 25p from every kids’ meal to a local children’s charity, families can dig in and do good at The Botanist in Cheltenham’s Brewery Quarter. The menu of crowd-pleasers includes burgers, sausage and mash, scampi and chips or tomato gnocchi, with creative desserts like warm caramel popcorn brownie or seaside jelly and sandcastle ice cream.


For more information about Simpsons Fish and Chips, visit simpsonsfishandchips.com.

By Chloe Gorman

© SoGlos
Tuesday 18 May 2021

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