Conheça o top 10 dos restaurantes familiares em Londres

1.    Experience waterfalls, lightning (and thunder), rain showers, mist, wild animals and real tropical fish inside the Rainforest Cafe. This family-run restaurant is near London’s West End's theatres and attractions and comes with its own gift shop.

2.    Relax while the kids enjoy the fun play stations or are helped by ‘play experts’ - on hand to oversee and help the little ones with games and experiments at new restaurant Nancy’s Pantry. This restaurant, in Dalston, says it’s about families, food and fun and Nancy’s Pantry even comes with fun play stations.

3.    Tuck into traditional pulled pork sandwiches, ribs, chicken wings, burgers and mac ‘n’ cheese at Bodean’s, where kids eat free until 3pm on weekdays and 5pm on weekends with every paying adult. This Soho institution’ certainly helps keep prices down as it also offers evening meals for kids for £5. There’s a branch in Tower Hill too – handy for a trip to the Tower of London.

4.    Try a taco on the Southbank. Mexican mini-chain Wahaca welcome kids. They’ve got a special menu offering smaller portions, toned-down spices and little extras like scoops of ice-cream to finish from just £1.20. The bustling atmosphere means there’s no need to worry about a bit of noise.

5.    Be spoilt for choice at Honest Burgers which offers children’s size burgers and even gluten-free options. Fun extras include cauliflower, shallot and sweetcorn fritters. All menu items are made using the best of local British produce and this London-based chain has several branches, including Oxford Circus, Portobello Road and Camden.

6.    Find fabulous, ‘grown-up’ fish and chips in Islington at The Fish & Chip Shop, the dream of the former head chef at the Ivy, Des McDonald. There’s a special colouring in menus for kids and a corner area on the wall for them to pin their artworks on. It also caters for after-school parties where kids under 12 can be treated to fish fingers, chips and a milkshake for £8.

7.    Choose your food via a 3D menu on a selection of virtual tablecloths at Inamo St James, near Piccadilly. This Asian fusion restaurant has Japanese, Thai and Chinese influences and is handy for West End theatres and shops. Would-be chefs aged from 7 to 16 can even take part in Sushi-making classes.

8.    Enjoy French brasserie staples as well as hearty Brit comfort food at Tom’s Kitchen Canary Wharf. In a special summer deal, kids eat free when families go for weekend brunch from 10am – 4pm.

9.    Take your budding artists to Hix Soho, where they have drawing contests to win a free kids meal, cocktails for parents and a free cook book. Chef Mark Hix has campaigned for better food in restaurants for children so in his restaurant kids under 10 eat free from a special menu when accompanied by a dining adult between 4-6pm on weekdays and 12-6pm on Saturdays. The winning drawings will also be displayed on the website.

10.    Feast on a fabulous brunch or lunch with favourites from hash browns to hot smoked salmon at Poppy’s Place. Five evenings a week (from Tuesday to Saturday) it also turns into a candlelit neighbourhood restaurant focusing on steak. It’s in south west London, not too far from Earl’s Court and has a special “Little Munsters” kids menu that covers breakfast, lunch and dinner.