Over the years, the tide has slowly turned. Restaurants have realised the desire for an eatery with a relaxed, child-friendly atmosphere and a wonderful menu to boot is something a great many people want and are willing to embrace whole-heartedly.
The idea that dining out with children isn't the done thing, or that the sight of a child in a restaurant means you're likely to be subjected to sixty minutes of whining and bawling, died with the Devilled Egg.
Some of the UK’s best restaurants have now begun to adapt to the requirements of a new target market – one that consists of parents and grandparents who want better quality food, organic produce where possible, an overall greater choice on the menu for everyone, and a family-friendly ambience.
Dining out with the kids no longer needs to be an issue for foodies. With just a little planning to identify the best options in your locale, you’ll find places hidden around every corner that will satisfy even the fussiest of palettes (we’re talking to you now, parent!). Here are a few fantastic options (some with chains throughout the UK) to get you started…