• Dublin City Mum

Top Kid Friendly Restaurants in Dublin

Updated: Jan 28

Dublin City Mum all started with food. As parents we spend most of our days either preparing, eating or scraping it off the floor. It comes first after love in our house! Eating out with kids shouldn't be a nightmarish experience or a compromise on quality just because you have the kids in tow. 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 a few of my favourites but more could have squeezed in! Quality of food is first and foremost the priority, followed by general kid friendliness, highchairs/baby changing facilities, crayons and kids activities, and space for buggies.


Gaillot et Gray

⌂ 59 Clanbrassil St Lwr, Dublin 8

Pizza | Highchairs | Info


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 Gray 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 | Info


Open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner 7 days a week, Brother Hubbard North serves great coffee, the tastiest 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.


Rascals

⌂ Goldenbridge Estate, Tyrconnell Rd, Inchicore, Dublin 8.

Kids Menu | Highchairs | Baby Changing Facilities | Info


Rascals headquarters in Inchicore has recently opened its doors as a brewery, taproom, event space and pizzeria. Seriously good beers, seriously good pizza with a very warm family friendly welcome! It’s a super cool, super kid friendly pizza restaurant with a proper play area for kids complete with toys, games and colouring. The layout is great with long tables, a kids menu, highchairs, plenty of buggy space and baby changing facilities. The staff could not have been more welcoming of our lot when we visited with a gang of families after a trip to Gravity Climbing Centre next door. The pizzas are divine, as are the ales! It’s the ultimate kid friendly restaurant and I can see it becoming one of our family favourites.


Neon

⌂ 17 Camden Street, Dublin 2

Kids Menu | Highchairs | Baby Changing Facilities | Info


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!


Pi Pizza

10 Castle House, 73 South Great George's Street

Pizza | Highchairs | Info


This is probably the trendiest restaurant in Dublin right now, with super stylish decor and queues often seen bursting out the doors at weekends, it's being touted as serving the best pizza in Dublin. Don't let all the style put you off as the pizzas are absolutely incredible and it's super kid friendly. The toppings are exceptional, with a mix of Italian and Irish ingredients, as are the simple but perfect desserts.



Dunne & Crescenzi

⌂ 14-16 South Frederick Street, Dublin 2

Kids Menu | Highchairs | Baby Changing Facilities | Info


Serving simple Italian food with the best quality ingredients, authentically Italian hospitality and excellent wines! The food is delicious, there's lots of buggy space, highchairs and they'll serve half portions for kids from the main menu. It's the perfect spot for a decent family lunch or dinner in town and would highly recommend it. It's one of our family favourites.


The Woollen Mills

⌂ 42 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Kids Menu | Highchairs | Baby Changing Facilities | Info


Quintessially Irish, local and of its locale. Overlooking the Ha'penny Bridge and the River Liffey, it's a great place to grab a serious coffee and bun, or a plate of Irish ham and chips (or if you're kids can handle it!) to sit down for seven courses of anchovies, crab, herrings, pork and beef rib. The food is divine, there's a kids menu, high chairs and if you're in this part of town it really is the best place to eat.


BuJo

⌂ 6 Sandymount Green, Dublin 4

Kids Menu | Highchairs | Baby Changing Facilities | Info


BuJo is a neighbourhood burger joint where their grass fed, chargrilled burgers are cooked fresh to order and taste great. As the only burger focussed restaurant in Ireland and the UK to hold a 3 Star rating from the Sustainable Restaurant Association they take their environmental responsibility for the local community and the planet pretty seriously. From day one BuJo has only used fully certified 100% compostable packaging. It's more expensive but it doesn’t cost the earth! There's highchairs and a fab kids menu for under 12's. Their kids shakes, made from ice-cream and dairy from grass fed cows are delicious. It's counter-service so no need for reservations, just rock on up and enjoy.


Shouk

⌂ 40 Drumcondra Rd Lower, Drumcondra

Kids Menu | Highchairs | Baby Changing Facilities | Info


Yes it's absolutely tiny so don't expect lots of buggy space but it's worth a visit for the food! Shouk is a Middle Eastern restaurant tucked away behind The ABC, Drumcondra. It serves a mouth watering selection of mezze platters, salads, burgers, roasted cauliflower, chargrilled aubergine plus ribeye steak, chicken shawarma and a gorgeous kids menu. Think Yotam Ottolenghi with less finery. There's highchairs and a fab outdoor terrace. If you just want to pop in for a coffee you’re in for a treat with their delicious homemade cookies and cakes. Shouk is an absolute delight and the food is so good I would happily eat there every week.


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