Restaurants, Child friendly in Edinburgh

278 places within 5 miles

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Café at the Palace

0.5 miles
Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, EH8 8DX

Situated next door to Holyrood Palace, this café is the obvious place to grab a sandwich or hearty bowl of soup after visiting the Queen’s Gallery and Palace, or after an invigorating trek round Arthur’s Seat or tour of the Scottish Parliament. With…


0.6 miles
75 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AU

Holyrood’s Hemma has become one of Edinburgh’s go-to venues for relaxed family time. Although grabbing its share of the nearby after-work crowd, popular kid-friendly weekend brunches are the main event with chilled-out staff ensuring its nice and…

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 Kilderkin

0.6 miles
67 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8BT

Musical references abound at Kilderkin, with owner James’s album covers and vinyl adorning the walls, a wonderfully eclectic playlist on the stereo and a handful of playful evening menu pizza names. Hoinkytoink Woman marries nearby Oink’s pulled pork…

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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…

The Holyrood 9A

0.8 miles
9a Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AE

From the same stable as its Southside cousin The Southern and Lothian Road hangout Red Squirrel, Holyrood 9a has impeccable pedigree when it comes to beer and burgers. With over two dozen draughts on tap including familiar craft beer favourites from…


0.8 miles
75 St Leonard's Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9QR

With pine panelling and furnishings very much to the fore, it’s easy to guess what might have inspired the title of this venue. Allay any fears of encountering overwhelming Ikea, however, as there’s actually a good sense of identity to this friendly and…

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…

David Bann

0.8 miles
56–58 St Mary's Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SX

Long gone are the days when it was hard for vegetarians to find anything more exciting than a vegetable lasagne on the average restaurant menu, and in fact these days most bistros and even fine-dining restaurants offer a wonderful range of veggie…

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Stac Polly Bistro

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

Providing the quintessential modern Scottish bistro experience, it is easy to understand Stac Polly Bistro’s enduring popularity. Attractively simple decor; wooden tables with tasteful, modern tartan trim; contemporary portrait of Edinburgh’s skyline…

Mimi's Picnic Parlour

0.8 miles
250 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8AA

Cake, cake and more cake. Marvel at the selection of sweet treats on offer at both Mimi’s Bakehouse and Mimi’s Picnic Parlour, as this family does its utmost to increase the size of our waistlines with its indulgent layer cakes, gooey brownies and…

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…


0.8 miles
8 St Mary's Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SU

Centrally located just off the Royal Mile, Circus fulfils a number of roles throughout the day. The bright, wood-panelled room opens early for breakfast with very much a cafe feel, then caters for those looking for a light lunch or just coffee and cake…

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…

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Dovecot Café by Stag Espresso

0.9 miles
Dovecot Studios, 10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LT

The bright, welcoming café within the Dovecot tapestry exhibition space is a happy discovery for tourists, local workers and art appreciators alike. Nestled within the former Infirmary Street swimming baths, it's a spot well worth seeking out for its…

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…

The Storytelling Café

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

If you enter the Storytelling Centre through the antiquated door of John Knox’s old house, the bright, modern extension is a surprising treat of space and light with a pleasant hum of activity. From monthly Tiny Tales for little ones to workshops and…


0.9 miles
Prestonfield House, Priestfield Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5UT

Suit up and step into what feels like the film set of a high-budget period drama. Actually, not many films would have the budget for 400-year-old props – you can play ‘spot the date’ on paintings by artists dead since the late 1600s, and the leather…

La Garrigue

0.9 miles
31 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DH

On the very short list of French restaurateurs who’ve imported a genuine taste of their homeland’s regional cuisine to Scotland, La Garrigue’s Jean Michel Gauffre will certainly be near the top. Here you’ll find the professionalism and élan of a proper…

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Kampong Ah Lee Malaysian Delight

0.9 miles
28 Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9HX

A traditional, family-run Malay food stop in the heart of Edinburgh, Kampong Ah Lee has been serving diners looking for a hearty, authentic slice of south-east Asia since 2007. Head chef Peter Lee’s decades of experience show in plate after plate of…


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

Although a relative newcomer, Tanjore is becoming an increasingly popular spot for diners in the know. And quite rightly so. Tanjore exquisitely exhibits the best of south Indian cuisine, a lot of which is not to be found on menus in other Indian…


0.9 miles
2/3 St Patrick's Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9EZ

Vegetarian dining can be a minefield of narrow and samey choices. Not the case at Kalpna, whose menu declares a dedication to the pleasures of Indian vegetarian food. The interior is curiously decorated with mirrored mosaics and plaster relief under…


0.9 miles
133 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9JP

Proving popular as a student-friendly hangout, the Mash Tun’s Southside sister bar continues to keep it nice and simple. Warm timber tones and traditional leather banquettes lend a reassuringly familiar feel with chilled-out tunes, Saturday night…


0.9 miles
57–61 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SR

There is no shortage of tacky tourist honeypots on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, but hidden among the overpriced eateries and giftshops selling Lady Di tartan and kilt towels, this bar/restaurant is a pleasant surprise. It’s down a close lit by candles and…