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5 top family London restaurants to visit

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Written by Tim Barnes-Clay

When looking for a family-friendly restaurant, are you more Charlie or Bubba?

If you’re looking for somewhere a bit different to take your family on a meal out, check out these recommendations for some of the best themed cafes and restaurants in London.

Rainforest Café

This unique restaurant is contained within a simulated rainforest complete with waterfalls, lightning and genuine tropical fish. It has been a mainstay of the West End since its creation in 1997. As well as its extensive kids’ menu, you can also try out the Rainforest Cafe Activity Pack to delight your children.

20 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D 7EU |

Bubba Gump Shrimp

Fans of Forrest Gump will remember this as the restaurant chain Forrest creates in memory of his solider friend Bubba. Now a worldwide restaurant chain in real life, the delicious tastes of the deep south are in Piccadilly Circus. Your kids will love the children’s menu that features the likes of Hubba Bubba Popcorn Shrimp and Holy Moly Macaroni Cheeze Pleeze.

13 Coventry Avenue, W1D 7AB |

Cereal Killer Café

For something a bit different, check out this café devoted to breakfast cereals. The Brick Lane café has over 120 cereals to choose from. While adults will enjoy the nostalgic décor, kids will love the chance to customise their cereal with candy and chocolate sauce.

Brick Lane and Camden |

Sticky Fingers

For those who love their rock ‘n’ roll, check out this restaurant created by Bill Wyman, the bassist of The Rolling Stones. Named after the classic Stones album, its American comfort food is located by Holland Park in Kensington. All items on the kid’s menu come with an ice cream dessert for free.

1A Philimore Gardens, W8 7QB |

Charlie & the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea

This twist on the traditional afternoon tea is inspired by the classic Roald Dahl novel. Its scrumdiddlyumptious selection can be found within the One Aldwych hotel in Covent garden. As well as all the classic sandwiches and a variety of teas, your kids will be enchanted by candyfloss and golden chocolate eggs.

1 Aldwych, WC2B 4BZ |