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!
At Norwich Mumbler we are always looking to ‘spread the word’ if we find out about any little gems, so if you know of a pub, restaurant or café that should be included in this listing then please contact us here.
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
102 Magdalen St, Norwich NR3 1JD
Has a playroom.
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 Britannia, Britannia Road, Norwich, NR1 4LU
Friendly staff, lots of room for buggies and tasty cakes! KO, March’18
Contact 01603 708770 for more information.
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
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.
Ipswich Rd, Norwich NR14 8PQ
Lunches with local flavours, classic English grills for dinner and a locally renowned carvery. The Brasserie is all about great food and an informal atmosphere – the kind of restaurant where you really feel at home, meals aren’t rushed and you’ll be tempted to linger longer for a delicious dessert.
Really lovely carvery and very child-friendly. They even provide child-sized cutlery! Sarah F. Apr’17
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
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.
£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
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
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.
Floor 1, Rose Lane Multi Storey Car Park, Norwich, NR1 1PY
Play cafe for the under 5s and laser tag party centre for 5yrs up. Private hire available every evening for corporate events, youth and sports clubs and parties.
Play Cafe Opening Hours
Mon, Thu & Fri 9:30am – 2pm
Tue & Wed CLOSED
Sat – Sun 9:30am – 12pm
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
STN Grove Walk (St Alban’s Church), Grove Walk, Norwich NR1 2QF
Its in St Albans church, lovely coffee, lovely cake and a massive area for kids to play and run around. Only about a 5min walk from city centre. Ciara Feb’17
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
North Walsham Rd, Norwich NR6 7QA
THE WOODMAN is focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction – we will do everything we can to meet your expectations.
The pub offers exceptional exciting food, plated with real focus and ‘cooked from scratch’. The owners are both chefs so you know who is cooking your food. Booking is advisable, especially weekends.
We are family friendly with a huge beer garden with kids play facilities – Football is a must to keep the youngsters active.
Awesome food!! Large garden for little ones to run around in and play area. What more could you need? Katrin Apr’17
Contact 01603 426655 for more information.