Where to Eat with Kids in Dublin


When we wanted to write an article about the best places to eat with kids, who better to confer with than Dublin City Mum. Lucky for us, the lovely Avril offered to write it herself.

Dublin City Mum all started with food. In London we brought our daughter everywhere, partly because we had no family on hand to help and also because we liked exploring new restaurants. After moving home to Dublin we continued to bring our kids to all the cafes + restaurants we wanted to explore. As parents we spend most of our days preparing and eating food. It comes first after love in our house! We love eating out and don’t want to compromise on quality just because we have the kids with us. Forget sausages and chips! If you enjoy good food, and eating out with your kids in Dublin, check out a few of my family friendly recommendations.

The cafes and restaurants below are listed in no particular order. I've narrowed it down to 10 but a few more could have squeezed in! Quality of food is first and foremost the priority, followed by general kid friendliness, highchairs/baby changing facilities, and space for buggies. I like them all equally but you'll probably figure out from Instagram which ones we frequent the most!

Gaillot et Gray

⌂ 59 Clanbrassil St Lwr, Dublin 8

Pizza | Highchairs | Website

Wood fired French style sourdough pizzeria to make your mouth water, a bookshelf bursting with kids books, colouring pencils with paper and an outdoor terrace - Gaillot et Grey has it all. Serving artisan breads, pizzas, speciality coffee, indigenous herbal teas, wine and beer, it's our go to Friday evening pitstop with the family. This is quite possibly the most kid friendly restaurant in Dublin (although I'm reluctant to mention that as it's our neighbourhood favourite and still want to be able to get a table at the weekend...or any day of the week!)

Brother Hubbard North

⌂ 153 Capel St, Dublin 1

Kids Menu | Highchairs | Baby Changing Facilities | Website

Open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner 7 days a week, Brother Hubbard North serves great coffee, the tastiest, freshest and most creative food as well as a warm and friendly welcome. The food is absolutely sublime and bursting with flavour. It's massive so there's tons of space for buggies. There's a great kids menu, and the younger ones can also eat eggs and toast from the side menu. If you haven't been, go. It's a family friendly weekend must and the food is incredible.

Neon

⌂ 17 Camden Street, Dublin 2

Kids Menu | Highchairs | Baby Changing Facilities | Website

Neon is fast food with flavour at affordable prices - good food with no fuss! Serving fresh, authentic Asian street food, wine and beer, it's relaxed, very kid friendly and informal. In fact, so much so that families can make their own dessert! The free ice cream cone policy goes down a treat with the little ones and it's definitely something my kids request we come here especially for...after the chicken and rice. Although more often than not my youngest will insist on holding her ice-cream while eating her dinner. Whatever works!