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This isn’t a complete list of where to eat and drink in Cambridge but we’ve made sure our favourites are included. We’re quite partial to good coffee and cake and really think parents should be able to eat out with their children without sacrificing quality.

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Family friendly places to eat in Cambridge




Bangkok City

Thai restaurant

Why we like it: Child friendly but steps up to entrance & no room for buggies

Address: 24 Green St, Cambridge CB2 3JX

Tel: 01223 354382




Restaurant and produce store

Why we like it: Very child friendly, room for buggies and a good kids menu

Address: 34-35 Green St, Cambridge CB2 3JX

Tel:  01223 329638




Brew House

Modern British food and micro brewery

Why we like it: No kids menu but they will do a child portion of most things so that gets a tick from us!

Address: 1 King St, Cambridge CB1 1LH

Tel:  01223 855185




British style menu

Why we like it: Child friendly, room for buggies (usually) and a kids menu

Address: 23 Trumpington St, Cambridge, CB2 1QA

Tel:  01223 461655



American style burgers

Why we like it: Kids menu, colouring, good service and those amazing milkshakes make this a great place for kids + the food comes fast! Oh and we quite like the burgers too!

Address: 12 Bridge St, Cambridge CB2 1UF

Tel:  01223 462927



Italian chain

Why we like it: This place always reminds me of the Michael McIntyre standup routine thesedays (if you haven’t seen it, find it on Youtube) but they are still reliable for pasta & other italian fare. Good gluten free choice too. Usually lots of buggies around here!

Address: 1 Fisher Square, Grand Arcade, Cambridge CB2 3QF

Tel:  01223 307046



Argentinian steak restaurant

Why we like it: Good steak – part of the Gaucho Grill chain

Address: 15 Bene’t St, Cambridge CB2 3QN

Tel:  01223 357000



French brasserie chain

Why we like it: Good value food. Pretty baby & child friendly, even though it may not look it. Room for buggies and baby changing on the ground floor

Address: 21-24 Bridge St, Cambridge CB2 1UF

Tel:  01223 311053




Modern British and fusion style food

Why we like it: A bit tight with a buggy but the staff are friendly and they have a mini loo seat in the toilets for those smaller bottoms!

Address: 2-4 King St, Cambridge CB1 1LN

Tel:  01223 505015



De Luca Cucina & Bar

Modern Italian

Address: 83 Regent St, Cambridge CB2 1AW

Tel:  01223 356666




Reliable chain aimed at the family market

Why we like it: Everything is geared towards families and the balloons are a big hit with the kids!

Address: Christ’s Lane, Cambridge CB1 1NP

Tel:  01223 300707


Gourmet Burger Kitchen

Burgers galore from this chain

Address: 43-45 Regent St, Cambridge CB2 1AB

Tel:  01223 312598


Hotel du Vin

French brasserie style food from this hotel chain

Why we like it: May not look that child friendly but the fact that it’s a hotel means that children are more than welcome at the Hotel du Vin chain. Lovely and still pretty good value food.

Address: 15-19 Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1QA

Tel:  0844 736 4253


Jamie’s Italian

Italian restaurant chain from Jamie Oliver

Why we like it: Extensive kids menu in the main restaurant and the new Pizzeria make this a hit with families

Address: The Old Library, 2 Wheeler St, Cambridge CB2 3QJ

Tel:  01223 654094


La Margherita

Italian food from this Cambridge stalwart

Address: 15 Magdalene St, Cambridge CB3 0AF

Tel:  01223 315232


Pizza Express

Pizza, pasta and salads from this long-running chain

Why we like it: Still one of the best and most reliable pizza chains on the high street & a hit with kids

Address: 26-28 Regent Street and 7A Jesus Lane

Tel:  01223 654094



Pizza and pasta and other Italian style dishes

Why we like it: Child friendly food and they often have discount vouchers available

Address: 17 Trinity St, Cambridge CB2 1TB

Tel:  01223 352166


Ta Bouche

Cafe/restaurant by day, cocktail bar by night! Varied menu.

Why we like it: Child friendly during the day and they have highchairs and room for buggies – no baby changing though. Very handy as slightly off the beaten track at lunchtimes – kids menu

Address: 10-15 Market Passage, City Centre, Cambridge CB2 3PF

Tel:  01223 462277




Noodles and Asian fusion dishes

Why we like it: Always a hit with the kids, they have high chairs, baby changing and colouring for young kids

Address: 36 A St Andrew’s St, Cambridge CB2 3AR

Tel:  01223 462354


Yippee Noodle Bar

Central noodle bar, slightly away from the crowds on King Street

Address: 7-9 King St, Cambridge CB1 1LH

Tel:  01223 518111





The Cambridge Blue

Traditional pub with a wide selection of foreign beers. Beer garden

Why we like it: Child friendly with a good beer garden and usually a father Christmas and reindeer at the Mill Road Winter Fair, good food too!

Address: 85-87 Gwydir St, Cambridge CB1 2LG

Tel:  01223 471680


The Castle Inn

Adnams pub close to the city centre

Why we like it: Good value food, Child friendly & usually space for a buggy, good kids menu & lovely atmosphere

Address: 38 Castle St, City Centre, Cambridge CB3 0AJ

Tel:  01223 353194


The Clarendon Arms

Traditional pub located just off Parker’s Piece

Why we like it: Child friendly and good food, lovely atmosphere

Address: 35-36 Clarendon Street, City Centre, Cambridge CB1 1JX

Tel:  01223 778272


The Eagle

Historic city centre pub

Why we like it: Child friendly during the day and has a supply of high chairs – We haven’t eaten there in a long time though!

Address: 8 Bene’t St, Cambridge CB2 3QN

Tel:  01223 505020


The Fort St George

Large pub by the river on Midsummer Common

Why we like it: Child friendly for food and the great outdoor space and room to run around on Midsummer Common obviously helps. They do child portions of the carvery on Sundays

Address: On Midsummer Common, Chesterton

Tel:  01223 354327


The Milton Arms

Hungry Horse pub

Why we like it: It’s cheap & cheerful but what kids doesn’t like a knickerbocker glory? This is the place to get one! Large car park and a climbing frame in the patio garden

Address: 205 Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 1XG

Tel:  01223 505012


The Old Spring

Good food pub in Chesterton – often worth booking ahead as it does get busy

Why we like it: Child friendly during the day until around 7pm. Good childrens menu. They have high chairs hidden away in a cupboard so ask at the bar if you need one

Address: 1 Ferry Path, Cambridge CB4 1HB

Tel:  01223 357228




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