Restaurants, Child friendly in Edinburgh

319 places within 5 miles

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Café at the Palace

0.5 miles
Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, EH8 8DX

Afternoon tea with linen napkins, nice china and a three-tier cake stand: Holyrood Palace offers some right royal indulgence. The café is an airy conservatory added to the former stable block and is as elegant and well-kempt as the rest of the palace…


0.6 miles
75 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AU

With an eclectic mix of pine and painted tables, comfy sofas and the odd pew, Hemma is welcoming to all, including children and dogs. The venue is equally popular for an after-work rendezvous, a bite to eat with friends and pooches after a walk…

Foodies at Holyrood

0.6 miles
67 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AU

Situated a short walk off the Canongate, at the foot of Holyrood Road, Foodies is in a convenient location for Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Park and the Scottish Parliament. With its busy lunch trade, particularly for takeaways, it has more of a pitstop feel…


0.6 miles
82 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8BZ

Everyone’s favourite wedding buffet, the roasted hog takes centre stage in the windows of both Oink branches. It’s all about the pig here: the takeaways are an outlet for the owners’ own farm animals, which you’ll also see at Edinburgh Farmers’ Market…

The Safari Lounge

0.6 miles
21 Cadzow Place, Abbeyhill, Edinburgh, EH7 5SN

This safari-themed bar is determined to kick against the trend for serving food on planks of wood, and nor do they ride the trend wave for fancy burgers. They deliberately do neither, instead focussing on imaginative bar cooking and snacks. They’re…

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The Kilderkin

0.6 miles
67 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8BT

This traditional-looking pub holds treats in store. The atmosphere is welcoming, with comfortable booth seating and walls adorned with album covers of yesteryear, and the in-house playlist is an equally eclectic musical mix. There is a good range of…

The Regent

0.6 miles
2 Montrose Terrace, Edinburgh, EH7 5DL

It bears repeating annually, The Regent is one of Edinburgh’s most welcoming pubs, in its style, its décor, its staff and its patrons. The corner location enjoys ample natural daylight, on sunny days dappling deep sofas and comfy chairs. The warm colour…


0.7 miles
38 Easter Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5RG

Polentoni is an Italian trattoria and salumeria selling pane and formaggi, which was opened in summer 2014 by a keen young couple, under the nickname of the polenta-loving North Italians. The baker is up at 3am, making the day’s exquisite Italian pane…

The Sheep Heid

0.7 miles
43–45 The Causeway, Duddingston, Edinburgh, EH15 3QA

As Edinburgh’s oldest pub, having first opened its doors as far back as 1360, Duddingston’s Sheep Heid Inn has a true country pub feel despite being just a few minutes’ drive from the centre of town. Inside the bar’s main area, the decor is understated…

Reekie's Smokehouse

0.8 miles
20 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AF

They say the Channel can be wider than the Atlantic, and the husband and wife team behind Reekie’s Smokehouse certainly give credence to such a statement. This North-American inspired Scottish barbeque joint offers a reassuringly simple menu, with…

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Bonsai Bar Bistro

0.8 miles
46 West Richmond Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DZ

Bonsai has been a favourite of Edinburgh diners for the past fifteen years. It has the feel of a Japanese bar bistro, with black and red décor that is adorned with banners and some Hello Kitty trinkets. It’s certainly compact and after ordering from the…

Pancho Villa's

0.8 miles
240 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8AB

Bright colours, sombreros and piñatas welcome the crowds who flock to Pancho Villa’s thanks partly to its prominent location on the Royal Mile, but also thanks to the restaurant’s long-standing reputation as being a fun place to eat. With a mezzanine…

Rice Terraces

0.8 miles
93 St Leonard's Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9QY

Edinburgh’s only Filipino restaurant is a family-run affair with an informal, homely ambience to match. Owner and head chef Zenaida Taylor and her son David are on hand to talk you through the dishes and it’s worth taking a chance on some of the less…

Stac Polly Bistro

0.8 miles
38 St Mary's Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SX

Stac Polly Bistro eschews the wannabe cool of its sister restaurant in favour of more homely comforts. Simple wooden furniture, thistle-patterned curtains and views of Edinburgh decorate its three cosy rooms, which manage to feel comfortable rather than…


0.8 miles
126–130 Easter Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5RJ

You could be forgiven for walking straight past this understated restaurant. The unfussy theme extends inside with exposed brickwork, dark teak tables and whitewashed walls creating an open and airy ambiance distinguished by the tandoor oven which…

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The Terrace Brasserie

0.8 miles
Royal Terrace Hotel, 18–22 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh, EH7 5AQ

Situated on one of the grandest Georgian streets in Edinburgh is the dining-room of the Royal Terrace Hotel. The concise menu features some interesting ideas that lift it above the usual brasserie fare. For starters the soft sweetness of the scallops is…

Ten Hill Place

0.8 miles
10 Hill Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9DS

While it might be primarily geared up to cater for visitors staying in one of its 77 rooms, Ten Hill Place has enough individuality to make it worth a visit for those who already have a bed in the city to call their own. The plum and white dining room…

The Mash Tun

0.8 miles
154 Easter Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5RL

The Mash Tun took over this spot on Easter Road in 2012, smartening things up and pulling in a different crowd to prop up the bar at the former Utopia, as well as the devoted regulars. Just around the corner from the Hibs stadium, this place is…

The Salisbury Arms

0.9 miles
58 Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5AD

Having firmly exorcised its past life as a cheap, pack-’em-in student pub, this grand old townhouse on the Southside has become a local favourite for its opulent but relaxed atmosphere and its careful attention to detail for all-age diners at all times…

Kilimanjaro Coffee

0.9 miles
104 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9EJ

Bang in the middle of studentville, Kilimanjaro has a laid-back vibe, conducive to whiling away an afternoon reading and nattering or making a start on that essay. The chunky tables, worn wooden chairs and leather sofas are comfy and inviting and the…

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The Storytelling Café

0.9 miles
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SR

Deep-rooted within the higgledy-piggledy warren of the Royal Mile is the Scottish Storytelling Centre, and its extraordinarily good café. Housed in a contemporary extension of John Knox’s house, it is spacious, light and forms an attractive…

La Garrigue

0.9 miles
31 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DH

La Garrigue has achieved what many restaurants in Edinburgh can only dream of – enduring popularity due to consistently good food. Cooking up brasserie-style dishes from the Languedoc region since 2001, Jean Michel Gauffre’s bright, cheerful place has…


0.9 miles
6–8 Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9HX

A bright sunny interior with simple wooden tables awaits in this welcoming South Indian restaurant. The menu is impressively extensive, with a host of tempting dishes from dosa (long, thin savoury crepes made from lentils and rice) to uthappam served…

Bar 50

0.9 miles
50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1NE

Nestled just below the Royal Mile in the Smart City Hostel, Bar 50 is a dream space for students, backpackers and sports fans. The functional but funky décor boasts flat screens for sports fixtures and a popular pool table. Lively music adds to the…

Milk at Collective

0.9 miles
City Observatory & City Dome, 38 Calton Hill, Edinburgh, EH7 5AA

When climbing Calton Hill, your breath could be taken away as much by the climb as by the view from the top – but a sound word of advice would be to keep enough breath to cool what will be an unquestionably delicious soup from Milk, the unsung hero of…