When travelling with kids, we get how important it is to find the right place to eat so that everyone is happy. Whether you have toddlers in tow or older kids, avoid any more tears at mealtimes with our guide to child friendly restaurants in Devon.
The Jolly Good Fish Cafe
6 Teign St, Teignmouth TQ14 8EA
What would a holiday to the seaside be without fish and chips? The Jolly Good Fish Cafe is a great seafood place in Teignmouth that kids will love. It serves fish and chips, as well as other classics like sausages and fish cakes. High chairs are available for little ones.
The Pizza Cafe
50 Queen St, Newton Abbot TQ12 2EW
Since 1987, The Pizza Cafe has been serving freshly made pizzas with a twist. While you can get classic pizza toppings, the highlight is the use of unconventional ingredients from around the world, like peking duck and pineapple chutney. The cafe also has a special kids menu, with a free sundae on Sundays.
43 Torwood St, Torquay TQ1 1DY
It wouldn’t be a list of family friendly restaurants in Devon without including The Shack. This restaurant makes handmade burgers using locally reared beef, with no additives, no preservatives, no gluten and no dairy. It also serves grilled chicken, hot dogs and a Sunday carvery with a range of vegetarian and vegan options. The children’s menu has some great value meal deals, and there are colouring sheets and crayons for younger kids.
The Village Restaurant
32 Southside St, Plymouth PL1 2LE
The Village Restaurant has an international menu with a Grecian twist. Located on the quayside on the historic Barbican, The Village is one of Plymouth’s oldest seafood restaurants. It serves fresh fish, seafood, meat and poultry dishes for lunch and evening meals. There is also a kids menu with favourites like sausages and spag bol.
17-19 Parade, Exmouth EX8 1RS
This lively restaurant in Exmouth has a large menu to suit all tastes and dietary requirements, and serves meat and seafood as well as vegetarian and vegan options. There is also a children’s menu with classic dishes in addition to Mexican options. Outside is a roomy terrace seating area which is perfect for sunny days.
The Pig & Whistle
Newton Road, Littlehempston, Totnes TQ9 6LT
This traditional Devon pub is a five minute drive away from Totnes. The food is freshly cooked using locally sourced ingredients such as Dartmouth fish, Exmouth mussels, Brixham crab and local veggies. The Pig & Whistle serves steaks, pizzas, pub classics and a range of vegetarian dishes. There is a Piglets Menu for children under 12.
19 Summerleaze Cres, Bude EX23 8HJ
The Deck has an exciting menu inspired by street food in Asia, seafood in Europe and grilled meats in Australia, and has combined British classics with these international flavours. From the signature hanging skewers and grilled burgers, to the seafood platters and light bites, there is something for everyone here. The restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere and there is a playbox for kids under five.
Barbican Pasta Bar
40 Southside St, Plymouth PL1 2LE
This family owned restaurant in Plymouth’s historic Barbican area has been winning awards for over 28 years. All the dishes are freshly prepared using the finest ingredients. As well as pasta, there is also a wide selection of stone baked pizza, chargrilled and pan-fried dishes, as well as vegetarian and gluten free options. Kids portions are very reasonably priced.
The Bell Inn Chittlehampton
Chittlehampton, Umberleigh EX37 9QL
The Bell Inn in North Devon serves top quality home cooked food using only local butchers and fresh farm produce. Choose from local steaks, seafood, homemade pies, vegetarian options and a mouth watering dessert menu. There is a full kids menu to choose from, and a lovely garden and play area.
Tean’s Thai Kitchen
13 Queen St, Newton Abbot TQ12 2AQ
Tean’s Thai Kitchen serves authentic Thai cuisine from different regions in Thailand. From delicious appetisers, tom yum soup, classic curries and pad Thai favourites, there’s something for the whole family here. The staff are very welcoming and are more than happy to prepare less spicy versions for kids.
The Pier House Westward Ho!
Merley Rd, Westward Ho!, Bideford EX39 1JU
With beautiful views across Bideford Bay from Lundy, The Pier House offers a great dining experience for the whole family. Serving a mix of British and international dishes, the menu also has many gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options. The kids menu has plenty of choices, including pastas, burgers and desserts. Enjoy the outdoor seating on the terrace, while kids play in the arcade downstairs.
Also in Devon
Red House Mysteries
Red House Mysteries, King Street Business Centre, King Street, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1BH