Sometime last year I had the brilliant idea of writing a blog post about places to eat out with kids in Leeds. It was inspired by a blog post by Andrew Critchett from way back which you can read here. And a guest post from Rebekka Kill about her family’s favourites which you’ll find here.
I’m always a bit stumped when it comes to eating out with the kids so quite selfishly I thought a list recommended by others would be a good place to start. For those of you without kids there are some keys requirements (in my book):
- Service needs to be relatively fast. I’m not talking fast food but eating out with a hungry 5 year old doesn’t lend itself well to waiting half an hour for your main course.
- Kid friendly food – this definitely does not mean chicken nuggets and chips but it does smaller portions, in my perfect world it would mean choosing from the adult menu in half portions.
- General kiddie friendliness – if the staff are actually friendly and treat the kids like real people that’s a massive bonus. Maybe even chat to them, they are after all a customer.
- If you can get colouring sheets and supply pencils that aren’t blunt then you’ve scored a brownie point with me (giving a child a colouring pencil that is blunt infuriates me).
So like any good Culture Vulture blogger does I asked Twitter about favourite places to eat out in Leeds with kids and this is what I got back. I haven’t checked these places out so if you hate them, leave your comments, if you love them, leave a comment, if I’ve missed one out, leave a comment. You get the idea.