Family feasts: Child-friendly restaurants to try in Manchester

With new restaurants, quirky bars and street food hubs popping up all over, Manchester’s dining scene is hotter than ever. But what if you’ve got little foodies to feed? Here are some of the city’s best child-friendly dining options.

Ginger’s Comfort Emporium – Ice-cream served by the scoop, with hot puddings, and sandwiched in toasted brioche.

Gino D’Acampo My Restaurant – Even the fussiest of eaters will find something to eat on Gino’s bambino menu. There’s pizza, chicken Milanese, and fresh pasta dishes, plus orange polenta cake or ice-cream for dessert.

Yard & Coop – This Northern Quarter favourite specialises in proper buttermilk fried chicken, with the added bonus of a kids’ menu, high chairs and baby change. Grown-ups will love their spicy chicken wings and dirty fries.

Teacup Kitchen – This buzzy café is popular young families who pop in for tea and cake, light lunches, and weekend brunch.

Hey Little Cupcake – Time for a treat? This bright pink bakery and tearoom serves freshly baked cupcakes, brownies and cake pops, as well as afternoon tea from £14 per person.

Chiquito – With menus for kids and young adults, there’s something for everyone at Chiquito. Adventurous eaters will love the BBQ chicken fajitas, crispy beef chilli tacos, and fruity mocktails.

Dough Pizza Kitchen – Design-your-own pizza, ice-cream and a drink for £6 – what could be better?

Salvi’s Mozzarella Bar – In true Italian style, kids get a warm welcome at Salvi’s. While parents catch up over a glass of prosecco, the little ones can snack on pizza, pasta and bruschetta.

Albert’s Shed – For a relaxed family meal, Albert’s Shed is hard to beat. Kids can try mussels and butternut squash risotto or play it safe with fish and chips or build-your-own pizza. On a warm day, the canalside terrace is the place to be.

Comptoir Libanais – Introduce your little foodies to Lebanese flavours with colourful dips, grilled meats, and mezze.

Mackie Mayor – With a kids’ corner and plenty of space for prams, this food and drink hub is perfect for play dates and lunch stops. Kids will love the Honest Crust pizzas and fish finger butties from Fin Fish Bar.

Shoryu Ramen – Kids can try a mini ramen, edamame, and matcha soft serve for £6.90. Noodle slurping encouraged!

Have we missed your favourite place for dinner with the family? Let us know in the comments.