The Best World Food for Families in London

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 If like us, your household has gone gaga for goals, why not swap penalties for plates of mouth-watering global gastronomy. From Lebanese sweet treats and southern ribs to bite-sized bento boxes and seasonal southern French cooking, let your tastebuds do the travelling with our pick of the best world food for families in London and the UK…

If a weekend treating involves meat-eatin’ then there’s only one place to go – Bodean’s. Serving up award-winning Kansas City style barbecue, their new kids menu is an authentic slice of low and slow smokehouse dishes small-style including baby back ribs, juicy chicken wings and southern style sausage and mash. With three courses and a drink for under a fiver, this affordable menu is a savvy slice of Americana in London. Top tip – sign up for the Bodean’s Q Card and kids can eat for free all weekend with a dining adult.
Various locations across London 

Tom’s Kitchen 
British chef Tom Aiken has aced it when it comes to the best of British family dining. His popular Tom’s Kitchen in Canary Wharf not only allows welcomes kids for free at weekends but tots can burn off a breakfast of champions thanks to their amazing playroom stocked with toys, games and children’s tv on loop! Tom’s breakfast menu features smaller serves of classic faves – mini berry pancakes, chopped sausage and baked beans a dippy eggs & soldiers and milk glugging babes can sip away on hot or cold milk by the gallon! 
Canary Wharf, 11 Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf, London E14 4HD 

Making a nod to Indian tradition, mealtimes at Dishoom are centred around sharing. Whilst younger guests are welcome to order from our main menu, just like the grown-ups, Dishoom’s children’s menu has been designed with chote (little) Dishoom-wallas in mind – smaller portions, very little spice, but just as nice. Tender Murgh Malai – a sweet and mild tender grilled chicken thigh, traditional paneer cheese tikka and a meaty white talipia fish fillet marinaded in yoghurt are all served with moreish Bombay potatoes, Dishoom slaw and a glass of fruit juice. An accessible and adventurous foray into the world of Indian cuisine the whole family can enjoy.
Various locations across London

If you’re little ones are dairy or gluten intolerant but make a bee-line for pizza every time, then it’s about time we introduce you the UK’s first vegan pizzeria – Purezza. Founded in Brighton in 2015 and now nestled in the heart of Camden, their pizzas are not only topped with fresh artisan mozzarella delicately crafted from a fermentation of organic Italian brown rice milk but sourdough bases can be swapped for hemp flour or gluten-free options. The Cheesus is a true twist on the Quattro Formaggio and Pesto Manifesto a colourful veggie summer slice. Calzone, lasagne and pesto spaghetti have all been given a pretty impressive plant-based makeover. Oh and did we mentioned kids under 10 get a free mini pizza when you order dishes from the main menu…bravo!
43 Parkway, Camden, NW1 7PN

The sun-drenched beaches of Nice may be a plane ride away but thanks to the clever folk at Sardine, family feasting French-style has just got a whole lot more accessible. With sharing the name of the game, Sardine’s Les Plats Familiaux are scrumptious seasonal taste of southern French cooking. Gastronomes Alex Jackson and Steven Parle serve up chicken, veal and lamb Plats Familiaux, each accompanied with a melee of tasting vegetables; be it peas and young lettuces in spring to a veg-laden ratatouille in the height of summer. The dishes are plentiful and the concept ingenious – what better excuse to round up the family for a lovingly cooked, seasonal, southern French feast.
15 Micawber Street, London, N1 7TB

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With several restaurants across London, Sticks’n’Sushi is a must for families looking for a fast, fresh sushi fix. With three Okosama menus available for little ones, each bento box is served with a complimentary chocolate fish and your choice of a small glass of milk, organic elderflower or apple juice. The Sticks’n’Sushi bento box is the perfect pint-sized taster featuring chicken meatballs and rice, hospomaki rolls with salmon or cucumber, edamame beans snow peas and carrots with a sticky sweet miso dip.
Various locations across London

Designed for little ones up to the age of 8, Wahaca’s kids menu is a brilliant bite of Mexico’s street food. Cheese toasted quesadilla sandwiches jam packed with guacamole are the gooey with goodness but we absolutely love the build your own tacos. Inspiring kids to craft their own meals, pick from chicken, steak, cod or veggies and layer up with crunchy lettuce, a zingy tomato salsa and mashed guacamole. Only £5.25 with a drink included, Thomasina Miers offers up a kids menu with a twist.
Various locations across the UK

Comptoir Libanais
The brainchild of Tony Kitous, is the man credited with putting the glamour into Middle East cuisine, Comptoir Libinais’ wholesome and healthy Lebanese food in as colourful as it’s souk-inspired interiors. Healthy, honest and affordable, Comptoir’s Children’s menu is a true feast at only £5.95 – main, dessert and drink. Dishes include moreish grilled chicken wraps, lamb kofta, halloumi cheese Man’ousha, oodles of falafels, fries and hummus. Sweet Lebanese milk pudding with rose water and pistachio is a dream as is the chocolate and tahina fudge brownie. Flavoursome, fun family dining across London and beyond.
Various locations across the UK

Busaba Eathai
Time for thai? The brainchild Wagamama creator of Alan Yau, Busaba Eathai has flourished since opening in the heart of London’s Soho in the late nineties. Founded on the principle of ‘Sookjai’, centring the soul to avoid everyday chaos and focusing on taking life as it comes, Busaba offers a welcome restbite from the craziness of family life and serves up a moment of mealtime bliss. For under a tenner, your little ones can explore the culinary delights of Thai food, from the crunch of prawn crackers, noodling their way through Pad Thai, dippy delight with satay chicken and Bangkok ice cream dreams are smattered with strawberry popping candy for a final hoorah. Oh and we absolutely love the child-friendly colloquialisms of the menu boasting ‘little broccoli trees’ and pick up veggies.
Various locations across London 

Spice up sun-soaked picnics with Hoppers brand new Grab and Go lunchboxes. If you’re heading to one of the capital’s parks for a family al-fresco adventure, swing by Hoppers Soho to grab a main dish, side and drink for a delicious £12.50. Aromatic lamb kothu (a Sri Lankan street dish made with a finely chopped roti cooked with vegetables, meat or seafood) and tamarind wings, or veggie friendly vegetable kothu and paneer chukka – who needs meal deals when this hot offer is on the table!
49 Frith Street, London, W1D 4SG



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