Discover a wide range of family friendly restaurants in Hertfordshire in our comprehensive directory. You’ll find top kid friendly cafes, pubs, and eateries right here – from big chains to independent venues that cater for all your family members.


Top Family Friendly Restaurants in Hertfordshire




Billy’s Bar & Restaurant
72 High Street, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL52SP
Billy’s Bar & Restaurant has been on the Harpenden High Street for the best part of 20 years. Under its 3rd rejuvenation Harry and his team serve up a traditional American Diner experience from ribs and wings to Knickerbocker glories and banana splits to a wide range of beers and cocktails.
01582 766188


The Engineer Pub
12 St. John’s Road, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 1DJ
Ideally located in Southdown, Harpenden on the edge of the common, The Engineer is a friendly local pub offering great food, craft beers, hearty ales and delicious wines in a relaxed atmosphere. Garden, easy access, free wifi, relaxed atmosphere during the daytime. Children welcome in The Conservatory.
01582 460478


The George
4 High Street, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 2TB
Quirky pub meets pizza kitchen and bar – join us at the George and sample the very best freshly baked pizzas whilst you get to know some of our famous Georges! Free wifi, easy access, changing facilities, highchairs and kids menu available. Plenty of space for buggies.
01582 763750


32 Station Road, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 4SE
Graffiti is an independent family run restaurant that has been established for over 20 years and is the product of husband and wife team Neil & Charlotte. You can relax in the modern, contemporary surroundings and our service is friendly and informal yet attentive.
01582 460300


Lussmanns Fish & Grill
20a Leyton Road, Harpenden, AL5 2HU
We are the locals’ fish & grill restaurant. Proudly independent, we bring ethical and sustainable dining to the high street in St Albans, Hertford, Harpenden and Hitchin. Easy access and small children’s menu.
01582 965393


62 High Street, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 2SP
We would describe our food as modern British with Turkish and Eastern mediterranean influences. Children welcome with kids menu suitable for ages 8 and under.
01582 763975


Pasta Cibo
2 Harding Parade, Station Road, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 4SW
Good Italian food by Italians. A small restaurant with an authentic feel. A la carte and vegetarian menus available.
01582 760801


The Plough & Harrow
88 Southdown Road, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 1PR
The Plough & Harrow is a traditional pub concentrating on both good pub food and real ales, with a great atmosphere. Whether you are looking to spend a day with the family, or a day with friends, we accommodate all.The pub caters for all sorts, from the age of 8 to 80. We have a huge garden at the back, and seating at the front to enjoy a drink in the sun. And a massive kids play area and bouncy castle, it is a Mecca for harassed Mothers and Fathers!
01582 715844


The Slug and Lettuce
9 High Street, Harpenden, AL5 2RT
Located on the main street in Harpenden, our Slug and Lettuce is the perfect venue for enjoying coffee over breakfast, a refreshing mineral water with lunch or a delicious glass of wine alongside dinner. Children are welcome until 6pm and there is a children’s menu. There is an outdoor seating area and private hire is available. On Sundays one child can eat from the Under 8s menu for £1 with every adult dining at full price. Free wifi, easy access, changing facilities, highchairs and kids menu available.
01582 764624


Victoria Works, Amenbury Lane, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 2BS
Serving a delicious menu of regional Italian dishes including pizzas, pasta, risottos and some fantastic meat and fish secondi, Strada Harpenden is the perfect spot for a mid-shopping lunch break or a relaxing leisurely dinner. Step-free access, free wifi, outside seats, and children’s menu. Highchairs available.
01582 462793




Lemsford Road, Comet Way, Hatfield, herts, AL10 ODA
Laid-back family pub/restaurant chain serving classic dishes and international favourites. A homely restaurant with a garden for the children.
01707 268990


The Brookmans
Bradmore Green, Brooksman Park, Hatfield, Herts, AL9 7QW
Brookmans is the social hub at the heart of Brookman’s Park. We serve the good stuff: fresh seasonal food, a quality pint, great wine, well-made coffee, all with a genuine welcome for old guests and new. Brookmans is a Peach Pub. Our aim is to make our pubs great places, full of character, great individual places to eat, drink & sleep; a place for local people, businesses, families & tourists to meet and call their own.
01707 664144


Hemel Hempstead


Riverside shopping centre, Moor End Road, Hemel Hempstead, Herts, HP1 1BT
At Aroma, you can “eat as much as you like” in a stylish atmosphere at an affordable price. Starters, main courses, tepanyaki and desserts are all included in our fixed price. You can choose from as many as 30 lunch or 60 dinner dishes offering culinary delights from the East – you’ll be spoilt for choice.
01442 233338


Banana leaf
127 Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, Herts, HP1 1BB
Featuring an extensive menu of Asian cuisine, our restaurant is a family-run establishment catering to those who enjoy dishes which are genuine in origin and use of traditional Asian ingredients.
01442 244466


Seattle Steakhouse  
10 St John’s Rd, Hemel Hempstead HP1 1JR
Exotic meats including venison and kangaroo, cooked on hot volcanic stones, plus a Sunday carvery.
01442 264846




The Cowper Arms
57 Cole Green Lane, Letty Green, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 2NL
The Cowper Arms at Cole Green is a proper country pub & restaurant, with low beams, roaring log-fires and a history as richly diverse as our range of real ales and wines. According to local records dated 1776, the pub was a den for bull-baiting (until it was banned, and quite rightly too), while during the 19th century rail boom it was known as the Railway Tavern (the landlord at the time even made bricks to help build the line). Today we like to keep things simple, by serving fresh, seasonal food and maintaining a decidedly more relaxing vibe in our bar, which together with our large enclosed beer garden is dog friendly.
01707 330202


Loch Fyne Hertford
130 Fore Street, Hertford SG14 1AJ
Our stunning restaurant is housed in a beautiful old Arts & Crafts building on Fore Street. Join us for fresh, sustainably sourced seafood in a relaxed and welcoming environment. We have a lovely patio and an attractive private dining room on the 1st floor with original architectural features – perfect for birthdays, anniversaries and business functions. We have an extensive à la carte menu with fresh, seasonal dishes to suit all tastes and perfect for the summer – come and visit our Loch Fyne Hertford restaurant soon.
01992 585440


Lussmanns Fish & Grill
42 Fore Street, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1BY
We are the locals’ fish & grill restaurant. Proudly independent, we bring ethical and sustainable dining to the high street in St Albans, Hertford, Harpenden and Hitchin. Easy access and small children’s menu.
01992 505329


Three Horseshoes
Hooks Cross, Watton at Stone, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 3RY
Enjoy some Seriously Relaxed Dining in this rural retreat focused on fresh seasonal treats with daily changing specials. Set it in its own delightful grounds with literally acres of alfresco dining, the Three Horseshoes is steeped in relaxed charm and when the weather’s less clement, step inside and warm by the roaring fires, book the private dining room or just enjoy… Just kick back and let the chefs do all the work… Yum! We serve glorious food (as well as
hosting regular foodie events), fine wines, real craft ales, credible coffee – all hand selected and selflessly and fastidiously tested, several times, just to be sure things are tickety boo! P.S. Our pond is the happy home of our terrapins!
01920 830391




The Angels Reply
Bedford Rd, Hitchin, Herts, SG5 2NG
Relax, kick back and enjoy time with friends and loved ones.
Traditional British classics and fine Sunday roast meats all with a modern twist, fresh Italian pizza dough from our pizza oven and tasty nibbles to complement fine wines, world beers, craft ales and credible coffee… yum! Small ones are most welcome- let them work up an appetite in the play area, inside or out.
01462 450219


Cafe Rouge
11 High Street, Hitchin, Herts, SG5 1BH
With a fantastic menu filled with delicious innovative takes on the classics and dishes inspired by different regions of France, there’s something to suit everyone. With all sorts of lovely spaces in which to meet friends or just unwind over a glass of your favourite. Whatever the time of day, we’ve got something that’s bound to appeal!
01462 432962


The Highwayman
Nb Great North Road, Graveley, Hitchin, Herts, SG4 7EH
The Hungry Horse – Highwayman is a family-friendly pub located in Hitchin. They are famous for big value pub food and a well stocked bar with a great choice of drinks, beers and wine.
01462 483586


56 Bancroft, Hitchin, Herts, SG5 1LL
Real Neapolitan food, such as Scaloppini al Limone (veal cooked in lemon sauce), pizzas and fresh pasta dishes, all authentically and freshly prepared.
01462 615019


Lussmanns Fish & Grill
25b-26 Sun St, Hitchin, Herts, SG5 1AH
We are the locals’ fish & grill restaurant. Proudly independent, we bring ethical and sustainable dining to the high street in St Albans, Hertford, Harpenden and Hitchin. Easy access and small children’s menu.
01462 440089


The Orange Tree
100 Stevenage Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 9DR
Babies welcome here, changing and feeding facilities available.
01462 432733


21 Sun Street, Hitchin, Herts, SG5 1AH
Situated in the heart of Hitchin the cosy restaurant provides an intimate atmosphere, perfect for meals with family and friends. Run by a team of locals who pride themselves on giving friendly home-style service.
01462 440708




Ciao Cafe/Restaurant
3-5 Eastcheap, Letchworth, Herts, SG6 3DG
Family friendly continental cafe a great place for lunch or a meal. Great freshly prepared tasty pasta dishes, pizzas, or light bites. Children welcome. Reasonable prices. Family run business.
01462 480900


Dot to Dot
6-8 The Wynd, Letchworth Garden City, Herts, SG6 3EN
Dot to Dot is a coffee shop in Letchworth town centre that has an arts and crafts space for children (and grownups) to use. Our menu combines a selection of fresh coffee, teas, hot chocolates and cold soft drinks with homemade cakes and biscuits, hot buttery toast, and an assortment of snacks. Our craft menu is even wider! With paints, pens and papers, glue and glitter, clay cardboard and crepe paper all ready for you to get creative. Materials are by donation only so come in, make what you like and pay what you can.
01462 339631




Cafe in the Park
Rickmansworth Aquadrome, Frogmoor Lane, off Harefield Road, Rickmansworth, Herts, WD3 1NB
Think somewhere in-between greasy spoon and fine dining. We are a café with the quality of food you will find in a decent restaurant. This is food cooked with thought and talent using great ingredients. Prices range from £5 to £10. Everything is made in our kitchens including all our bread.
01923 711131


The Grove
Chandler’s Cross, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 4TG
Family friendly hotel with child friendly menus. Your kids will love tucking into the fantastic food in our family friendly restaurants. Children’s Afternoon Tea: Sugar and spice and all things nice – that’s what our Children’s Afternoon Tea is made of! It’s not just for grown-ups. Children can enjoy a tower of delicious treats, both sweet and savoury with our new menu designed specifically for little ones.
01923 296010




Mint Cafe
9 Bakers Walk, Sawbridgeworth, Herts, CM21 9QE
Great value breakfast, lunches, drinks and snacks. Our full menu will be served until closing time. We will never turn you away if you would like something to eat or drink during our opening hours. If you order at 5pm we will serve you with pleasure. We will never make you feel uncomfortable by cleaning around you and putting tables on chairs. Mint Cafe is also free to hire for parties with a licenced bar and ice cream machine.
01279 600516


The Orange Tree
166 West Road, Sawbridgeworth, Herts, CM21 0BP
The Orange Tree is the area’s most exciting country pub and restaurant.  Just a ten minute walk from the centre of the village and set in beautiful Hertfordshire countryside with large gardens and two ample car parks, we offer a warm welcome and relaxed dining. For the under 10’s the Orange Pips menu is available at lunchtimes and Sundays (including smaller roasts).
01279 722485


The Shed Coffee House
The Maltings, Station Rd, Sawbridgeworth, Herts, CM21 9JX
We all need somewhere to go.  Somewhere we can switch off, relax and indulge in a bit of nothingness.  If your shed doesn’t have the room to allow you this luxury, then come and share ours.  We can provide you with a (seriously good) coffee, Danish pastry, freshly prepared roll or one of many other yummy things.
01279 723853


St Albans


Aldersgate Cafe
Hatfield Road Methodist Church , 133b Hatfield Road, Fleetville, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 4JX
The Aldersgate Café is open every Tuesday morning from 9.30am to 11.30am, and serves freshly brewed coffee and homemade cakes. Tea and chocolate are also available, as well as a selection of Fair Trade juices and biscuits.We have a very popular children’s area, equipped with books, crayons and a variety of quiet toys, which is designed to help parents or carers of young children keep their little ones occupied, while they enjoy a well earned cuppa.


The Crooked Billet
88 High Street, Colney Heath, St Albans, Herts AL4 0NP
A traditional Hertfordshire country pub serving real ales and good food, including Sunday lunch. Large car park and beer garden with play equipment for children. A dog-friendly venue.
01727 822128


Jade Garden
16-24 Spencer Street, St Albans, Herts, AL3 5EG
The Jade Garden was opened by owner Kim Lau from Hong Kong in 1969 making it the oldest Chinese restaurant in the city remaining under the same ownership. It is one of the most popular restaurants in St Albans, which is situated in one of the cities listed buildings, just off the main market place in Spencer
01727 856077


3 French Row, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 5DU
A lovely atmospheric authentic multi-award winning restaurant in the heart of the City of St. Albans. Please have a look around our website, check out our menu and call us to book a table. Remember, we have a special offer for lunch every weekday and you will always be guaranteed a lovely meal served with a smile.
01727 860609


Lussmanns Fish & Grill
Waxhouse Gate, St Albans, Herts, AL3 4EW
We are the locals’ fish & grill restaurant. Proudly independent, we bring ethical and sustainable dining to the high street in St Albans, Hertford, Harpenden and Hitchin. Easy access and small children’s menu.
01727 851941


19-23 Chequer Street, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3YJ
Nando’s specialises in chicken dishes with lemon and herb, mango and lime, medium, hot, extra hot or extra extra hot piri-piri marinades.
01727 861018




Coopers Inn
Magpie Crescent, Poplars, Stevenage, Herts, SG2 9RZ
Here at The Coopers Inn you’ll find everything you’d expect from a traditional local pub in Stevenage – but with a bit of added sizzle. Kid’s welcome! Open Mon-Sat 11am-11pm; Sun 11am-10:30pm.
01438 316337


Corey’s Mill Beefeater Restaurant & Pub
Corey’s Mill Lane, Stevenage, Herts, SG1 4AA
At Beefeater their passion is chargrilling. They only use the finest cuts of steak from traditionally reared cattle fed predominantly on grass to ensure exceptional flavour and tenderness. The steaks are expertly prepared by a British family run firm of butchers and matured for a minimum of 28 days before being seared on the chargrill for that special Beefeater taste!
01438 351318


The Crooked Billet
Symonds Green Lane, Symonds Green, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 2 HP
Lovely food and a great location with plenty of space for the children to play, the outside play area is visible from the restaurant. We have an extensive menu which includes a Children Menu 2 course and a drink for £3.49. Sky and BT Sports, 3pm football and great helpful team to make your time here enjoyable.
01438 722558


The Crown Restaurant & Bar
56 Long Lane, Aston End, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG2 7HD
Children’s menu and play area.
01438 880 060


The Fisherman
Fisher’s Green, Stevenage, SG1 2JA
The Fisherman’s Pub is located in the leafy hamlet of Fishers Green in the Old Town of Stevenage. Our pub is popular with walkers and families who enjoy sitting in our beautiful country garden whilst relaxing with one of our home-cooked meals and a chilled drink. In winter, we recommend you grab a cosy spot next to one of our open log fires and soak up the atmosphere with one of our fabulous wines or ales.
01438 725778


Frankie and Benny’s
Unit 12, Stevenage Leisure Park, Kingsway, Stevenage, Herts, SG1 2UG
We pride ourselves on offering our customers a wide range of dishes – from spectacular starters to stunning specials and delicious desserts. Our customers love our F&Bulous burgers, freshly cooked pasta, succulent steaks and BBQ ribs, light and crispy pizzas and much much more.
01438 352700


Gate of India
20 The Glebe Chells Way, Stevenage, Herts, SG2 0DJ
Gate of India serving great Indian food in Stevenage for 25 years! Children welcome!
01438 313445




Da Vinci
47 Frogmore Street, Tring, Herts, HP23 5AU
This family owned restaurant, located in the center of tring is described by many of our regular customers and passer bys as a true gem in Tring. We pride ourselves on our friendly and attentive service our honest, simple italian cooking, which has recently been reinacted by the return of the owner Piermario and the menu that has carried Da Vinci’s reputation Throughout the years.
01442 891300




Café at VH
Van Hage, Great Amwell, Ware, Herts, SG12 9RP
From full English breakfasts and afternoon tea to freshly baked pizza and indulgent deserts, our tempting menu has something for everyone, all carefully prepared by our very own expert chefs.
(01920) 870811




Woodside Leisure Park, Watford, Herts, WD25 7JZ
Here at Chiquito we’re passionate about food! Our dishes are prepared with fresh ingredients, packed full of flavour to really tantalise your taste buds. Whether you’re looking for a tempting treat, a light bite or the main event, Chiquito is the place to be!
01923 892 170


Giraffe Watford
239-241 Lower High Street, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 2BD
We wanted to create a friendly, welcoming place where a smile goes a long way. It’s about exploring the wonderful foods from around the globe and opening out ears to music from around the world. We have a great reputation for being a fab place for families to relax and have a great meal, morning, noon or night. Let the kids have a mini main and a selected drink for just £4.95!
01923 238 364


Welwyn Garden City


Pizza Express Welwyn Garden City
40 Howardsgate, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL8 6BJ
Pizza Express is always a great place to go with kids, with highchairs, crayons, kids menu and baby changing facilities.
01707 334 231


The Place to Eat
John Lewis, Bridge Road, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6TP
Relax and enjoy a coffee, salad, hot meal, light bite or afternoon tea. Our Place To Eat has something to offer everyone, with over 260 seats in the dining room available. And, when the weather’s fine, you can sit outside and watch the world go by, on our terrace.
01707 323 456