Eating Out Norwich

City Centre

Eating out with kids can sometimes be something of a challenge (understatement of the year!)  There are plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants in the Norwich area which really do welcome children and families so I’ve compiled a list of them here.

These places are not all ‘exclusively’ for families or children but they have all shown thoughtful touches or great facilities (things like pushchair access, changing facilities, highchairs and so on) or quite simply, have amazing cake/food!

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Biddy’s Tea Room & Biddy’s Kitchen

Biddy’s Tea Room
15 Lower Goat Ln, Norwich NR2 1EL

Biddy’s Kitchen
16 Market Pl, Aylsham, Norwich NR11 6EH

(BOTH private hire after 6.30)

Biddy’s caters to all dietary requirements.

Book via the website.



2-10 Back Of The Inns, Norwich NR2 1PT

Bill’s Norwich restaurant, right in the middle of this historic city, has plenty of cosy booths, sofas and private dining area.

Bill’s in the city has been really good. Lots of room for pushchairs, nice menu for small people, and friendly helpful staff! Joanne B Dec’17

Contact 01603 611131

Cactus Cafe Bar

102 Magdalen St, Norwich NR3 1JD

Has a playroom.

01603 627667

Cafe 33

33 Exchange St, Norwich NR2 1DP


The best sponge in the city but quite small so is busy and can be tricky with a buggy. Laura Feb’17

Contact 01603 626097

Cafe Metro- Jarrolds

1-11 London St, Norwich NR2 1JF

Situated on the lower ground floor, adjacent to the Deli, Café Metro is the perfect place for your lunchtime break or a quick coffee and snack.

Café Metro now has an extensive menu of homemade soups, cakes from our bakery and, of course, our legendary scones. Also on offer are sandwiches, freshly made to order with a range of carefully selected fillings.


The massive homemade scones in Jarrolds are amazing. Laura Feb’17

Cherry Leaf Coffee House

50 St Giles Street, Norwich, NR2 1LW

There is a selection of baby/kids books, toys and colouring to keep little one occupied. The sausage rolls are amazing! They also can cater for gluten and diary free for most things I think! SL, Feb’18

Cherry Leaf Cafe, has a little children corner and beautiful cake. MA, June ’17

01603 699955

Cupcake & co

83 Upper St Giles Street, NR2 1AB

Bespoke Cupcakes, Brownies, Gluten-free and vegan goodies, Cake Pops and more made to Order

Based in Norwich, Cupcake & Co grew out of a love of baking. Our cupcakes, brownies and celebration cakes are handcrafted using no additives or artificial flavourings and using only the best quality ingredients including free range eggs. We endeavour to use locally sourced fresh products wherever possible.

We stock locally sourced coffee and T2 teas along with Gelato from award winning Jack’s Gelato.

Vegan and gluten varieties are always available.

Contact 07585443801


23 St John Maddermarket, Norwich, NR2 1DN

We aim to amplify the sweet tooth and bring dessert into focus.

Delicious hot chocolate and even more delicious cakes.  They have baby changing facilities and high chairs on request.  I breastfed my little one and no one batted an eyelid plus when she got grumpy they didn’t mind putting my hot drink in a takeaway cup.  Space is in short supply though, so only suitable for 1 or 2 buggies! Katrin Sept’17

Space for a few pushchairs, stunning cakes and desserts, delicious hot chocolate and all at a reasonable price.  A great place to meet up with friends where the kids are welcomed too! SW, March ’18


Frank’s Bar

19 Bedford St, Norwich NR2 1AR

Frank’s Bar is a cafe-bar in central Norwich. We have filled our bar with good food, top drinks, marvellous music and general chilled-outness.

Frank’s do good food, plus theres the added bonus of board games to play. Jennifer S Nov’16

01603 618902

Giraffe World Kitchen

409 Millennium Plain, Norwich NR2 1SZ

Funky, child-friendly chain serving international favourites at breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Super-friendly and helpful staff, nice food and atmosphere. Colouring to amuse little ones too! Katrin Dec’17

They have pens etc for the kids to keep them busy and cocktails for grown ups! RB, Nov’17

Contact 01603 662060 for more information.


Guided Food Tour of Norwich

The tour is a friendly walk around the city with a local foodie enjoying local bites on the way

The Norfolk Bite’s Walking Tour
More walking tours coming soon

Private & Corporate Groups from 5 – 12 people on a *Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 11am all year round Casual (drop in) Groups (pre-booked tickets from 1-10 people / minimum 4 people to run (or walk)) in Holidays (see dates below*) on Tuesday mornings from 11am
The food tour lasts between 3 & 1/2 – 4 hours

Lead by Zena, professional chef, food writer, blogger & cookery tutor at Lodge Farm Kitchen with a huge passion for all things food and a great knowledge about the City’s food scene.

Cost –
£35 per Adult / £25 Children (12 & under), babes in prams free

Little ones in prams are free – little ones might struggle a bit with the walk but older from 10+ years would love it. ZL April ’17

01603 742247

Jamie’s Italian

21-24, Royal Arcade, Castle St, Norwich NR2 1NQ

Jamie’s Italian is great. Child friendly and healthy children’s menu. Possibly better for older children who will eat more but I have taken food in for my daughter when she was too young to have anything from the menu, which they were fine with. VJ

We’ve been going into Jamie Oliver’s since our twins were very small. Always been welcomed and treated nicely even when there’s been food everywhere! I’d recommend to families. HW April’18

01603 519967

John Lewis Cafe

All Saints Green, Norwich NR1 3LX

Good old John Lewis! Quiet corner with microwave and lots of other frazzled parents. Also colouring pens and paper available.

01603 660021

Las Iguanas – South American Restaurant

Riverside Leisure Park, Wherry Rd, Norwich NR1 1WX

My boy loves their kids menu. Not sure re: baby changing but they definitely have high-chairs and you normally get crayons and some colouring sheets. Handy after Odeon Kids’ Cinema on a Sat or Sun morning.’ Kelly W. July ’17

01603 633715

Locomotion Coffee

14 Chapelfield North, The Garage, Norwich, NR2 1NY

Very child-friendly. Small area with toys for little ones and they have been known to sell Baby Led Kitchen toddler-friendly cake. Katrin ’17

When I was breastfeeding the cafe at The Garage near Chapelfield used to give breastfeeding Mumas a free coffee!  AFM, Dec’17

07808 517026

The Little Red Roaster

1 St Andrews Hill, Norwich, NR2 1AD

Very small cafe but has high chairs, very friendly and the best coffee in Norwich. Mariann P. March’17

01603 631600