Eating out with kids can sometimes be something of a challenge (understatement of the year!) There are plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants close to the Wharfedale 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)
At Wharfedale 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.
7 Steps is a fusion of modern meets traditional – great quality local ales, fantastic, cutting-edge cocktails, locally sourced grub and a cosy, rustic setting. Every Sunday we’re treating your children to a FREE dinner! Any child under 10 has a main course absolutley free. Food service 12pm until 5pm, 1 free main course per child under 10, additional courses extra. 2 children per adult max.
9 Chapeltown, Pudsey, Leeds, LS28 7RZ. Tel: 0113 257-0140
Family-friendly Garforth branch of the Aagrah Kashmiri restaurant chain. Buffet on Sunday & Monday evenings. Take away available.
Aberford Road, Garforth, LS25. 0113 287 6606.
Fantastic Italian restaurant with 1st class food.
592-596 Harrogate Road, Alwoodley, LS17 8DP, Tel – 0113 2666231
A family friendly restaurant serving gourmet burgers and more, including a great kids menu.
62 Street Lane, Roundhay, LS8 2DQ, Tel – 0113 2371838
Bar 166 is a popular bistro pub in Horsforth with separate bistro and bar. Children under 8 eat free on Sundays (subject to terms and conditions).
Address: 166 Town Street, Leeds LS18 4AQ, England
Telephone: 0113 467 2001
The Bingley Arms is no ordinary pub. It’s the original English pub – officially the oldest in Britain, great food and child friendly
Church Lane Bardsey Leeds LS17 9DR, Tel: 01937 572462
Family-friendly gastropub in Methley. Join us for steak night every Monday. Afternoon tea menu coming soon! The Methley Feast is our FREE street food and music party, that takes place on the last Friday of the month between April and September.
24 Church Side, Methley LS26 9EE. 01977 551101
Great for breakfast and lunch and good with kids.
71 Street Lane, Roundhay, LS8 1AP, Tel – 0113 2265768
Great Italian suitable for all the family.
10 Stainbeck Lane, Chapel Allerton, LS7 3QY, Tel – 0113 2661269
At Cielo we exist as a Social Enterprise to provide you space to connect within our community. As an added benefit we also aim to serve the nicest cakes, snacks and roast our own speciality coffee. Family friendly. Open daily.
41 Main St, Garforth, Leeds LS25 1DS. 0113 286 3534.
New Italian with great food and super child friendly.
Weetwood Hall Hotel, Otley Road, Far Headingley, LS16 5PS, Tel – 0113 3885700
Great quality café, restaurant, deli, children’s corner with toys and books and a nice gift shop
Otley Road, Cookridge, LS16 7NH, Tel – 0113 2303618
Deeva restaurant is an Indian restaurant serving contemporary food in a converted church.
Address: 58 Town Street, Farsley, Pudsey, Leeds, LS28 5LD
Telephone: 0113 236 0947
Dill & Bay is a modern British restaurant specialising in Yorkshire produce and tradition while welcoming you into the homely and comfortable settings. Family friendly. Lunch, afternoon tea, evening dinner service.
19 Marsh Street, Rothwell, LS26 0AG. 0113 282 8597
Tasty Italian food in a bright fun environment.
473 Otley Road, Adel, LS16 7NR, Tel – 0113 2300600
Excellent family run tapas restaurant.
120 Gledhow Valley Road, Chapel Allerton, LS17 6LX, Tel – 0113 2666946
Ephesus is a Mediterranean restaurant in Calverley.
Address: 4 Rodley Lane, Leeds LS13 1HU, England
Telephone: 0113 256 1668
Gigi’s is a family run restaurant in Pudsey serving both pizza and pasta. Takeaway is also available.
Address: 63 Lidget Hill, Pudsey, Leeds LS28 7LJ, England
Telephone: 0113 204 7837
Great Italian food and great service, suitable for all the family.
70-72 Otley Road, Far Headingley, LS6 4BA, Tel – 0113 782030
Grand lndian Lounge will give you the experience of striking hand picked tastes not just from India, but also from the wider regions of Bangladesh. Family friendly restaurant and take away.
40 Wakefield Road, Swillington, LS26 8DT. 0113 287 6016
Great Italian where kids can make their own pizza’s
151 Otley Road, Cookridge, LS16 6HN, Tel – 0113 2672100
Amazing food, deli and super-friendly staff. Great for a snack or takeaway.
43 Street Lane, Roundhay, LS8 1AP, Tel – 0113 2370334
Child and dog-friendly with fresh and exciting food.
466 Roundhay Road, Oakwood, LS8 2HU, Tel – 0113 2498777
Lots of choice for lunch with delicious food and friendly helpful service.
62 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, LS7 4LA, Tel – 0113 2621808
Super friendly staff and a great menu suitable for all.
27 Chelwood Drive, Roundhay, LS8 2AT, Tel – 0113 2302200
Istanbul Grill is a Turkish restaurant in Horsforth with a variety of dishes to suit everyone.
Address: 194A New Road Side, Horsforth, LS18 4DP, Leeds LS18 4DP, England
Telephone: 0113 259 0344
Kirkstall Bridge Inn is a traditional British pub who often have themed nights or events taking place.
Address: 12 Bridge Road, Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3BW, England
Telephone: 0113 278 4044
Opening in the evenings Monday to Sunday and then also for lunch on a Sunday. The restaurant has quickly become a favourite amongst locals and attracts customers from all over Yorkshire. Head chef Antonio has created a truly mouth-watering menu that is a mix of traditional and contemporary Italian cooking. Kids menu available.
17 Main Street, Garforth, LS25 1DS. 0113 287 2244.
La Bistro in Horsforth serves both Italian and Turkish food, and often has live musical artists.
Address: 124 Long Row, Horsforth, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5AT, England
Telephone: 0113 345 0110
La Casita is a Mediterranean restaurant in Horsforth serving a wide range of tapas dishes.
Address: 8-10 Town Street, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 4RJ, England
Telephone: 0113 258 5781
Friendly service and lovely food.
99 Lidgett Lane, Roundhay, LS8 1QS
Lupe’s Cantina is a Mexican street food restaurant in Kirkstall.
Address: Cardigan Road, Leeds, United Kingdom, LS6 1LF. 204
Telephone: 0113 345 3070
Beef is a labour of love here at Miller & Carter steakhouses. We put everything into pursuing the perfect steak, from the field to the butcher’s block to the grill, so only the finest, most flavoursome cuts make your plate. Kids menu available.
Selby Road, Garforth, LS25 1NB. 0113 286 2100.
MyLahore is an Indian restaurant who also provide takeaway services.
Address: 90 Burley Road, Leeds LS3 1JP, England
Telephone: 0113 244 4441
Great atmosphere, traditional favourites and a great kids playground and beer garden. Have family friendly events throughout the year
Parkside Road, Meanwood, LS6 4NE, Tel – 0113 2752101
Recently refurbished, stylish bar diner with the Sweetshop cafe and patio with children’s play area. Cafe serving coffees, fine teas, savouries and cakes with a range of hot and cold quality sandwiches, salads, panini’s. Cafe open 9am to 4pm.
452 Leeds Road, Robin Hood, WF3 3AB. 0113 808 4508.
Olde Booths is a British cafe in Pudsey serving afternoon tea and a traditional lunch menu.
Address: 20 Lowtown, Pudsey, Leeds LS28 7AA, England
Telephone: 0113 256 3111
Olive & Feta is a Mediterranean restaurant in Farsley.
Address: 8 Town Street, Farsley, Leeds LS28 5DB, England
Telephone: 0113 219 5759
Friendly café with great coffee, cakes and vibe.
4 Stainbeck Lane, Chapel Allerton, LS7 3QY, Tel – 0113 2662895
Pegs is a local bistro and bar located on Richardshaw Lane, Pudsey. It offers great food and a relaxed dining atmosphere. Whether you fancy a drink or a meal pop in and give us a try. We also boast a fabulous Oxford Suite a private room on the top floor available for any event.
Tel: 0113 255 5567
As kids get older and can manage spicier food they will love the best Mexican in Leeds.
116A Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, LS7 4NY, Tel – 0113 2681110
96-98 Street Lane, Roundhay, LS8 2AL, Tel – 0113 2684509
The ‘New York’shire cafe & deli on Garforth’s Main Street. Serving home-made and artisan food with a strong Yorkshire focus. Kids menu. Family friendly. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and Friday & Saturday Bistro evenings. Find us online or call 0113 286 5222 for info.
Pride & Produce, 33A Main Street, Garforth, LS25 1DS
A very friendly, family orientated Italian.
450 Roundhay Road, Oakwood, LS8 2HU, Tel – 0113 2959697
A Leeds-based traditional family run craft cafe hosting classes, workshops and events alongside serving delicious home-made food, made with locally sourced produce. Family friendly. Kids menu.
Rivers MEET, 102 Leeds Road, Methley, LS26 9EP. 01977 279729.
Salute is a successful Italian Style Bar & Restaurant with a vision to exceed customer expectations of food quality, Style & Service. A neighbourhood restaurant with City Centre Standards. Family friendly. Children’s menu available.
Church Street, Rothwell, LS26 0QL. 0113 282 0508.
Family owned business serving classic Italian dishes in stylish surroundings.
115 & 107 Otley Road, Headingley LS6 3PX, Tel – 0113 2755017
Amazing Greek food, cosy atmosphere and ultra-helpful friendly staff.
55 Otley Road, Headingley, LS6 3AB, Tel – 0113 2781532
An American style milkshake bar with over 40 flavours to choose from. Small diner style food menu and afternoon tea available. Gluten-free options available. Children welcome. Private parties catered for.
105 Main Street, Garforth LS25 1AF. 07495 919410
As the kids get older they will really appreciate the great Thai food and service here.
8 Regent Street, Chapel Allerton, LS7 4PE, Tel – 0113 2370141
As the kids get older they will really appreciate the great Thai food and service here.
4 St. Annes Road, Headingley, LS6 3NX, Tel – 0113 2781234
Our cafe is situated on our lovely farm, a place where families can come to enjoy the animals, buy locally produced food and spend some time in the Play Barn (kids only!). A bright and airy space with plenty of seating, Swithens Farm Cafe offers great quality, traditional English food. Open Tues-Sun.
Swithen’s Lane, Rothwell, Leeds LS26 0BT. 0113 282 8828.
Taste is a 44 seater café based in the Sugar Mill Business Park on Oakhurst Road LS11 7HL (near the Tommy Wass Pub). We are open Mon-Fri 08.00 til 16.30 (15.00 on Wednesday). We offer a great range of freshly prepared food from breakfast through to lunch and afternoon tea.
Taste Cafe, Sugar Mill Business Park, Oakhurst Road, Leeds LS11 7HL. 07715 652843
Nice café for lunch with kids toys to keep them occupied.
482 Roundhay Road, Oakwood, LS8 2HU, Tel – 0113 3456319
The Agora is a family-friendly restaurant in Horsforth specialising in Mediterranean food.
Address: 207-209 New Road Side, Leeds LS18 4DR, England
Telephone: 0113 469 0927
Our menus provide something for everyone to enjoy whether it’s a casual dining experience, a business lunch, a quick catch-up or a celebration with family and friends.. Also servers breakfast on a Sat & Sun 9-11am
Main Street, Thorner, LS14 3DE Leeds. Tel: 0113 201 7171
The Brownlee Arms in Horsforth serves traditional British food and is named after Horsforth’s very own Brownlee brothers.
Address: Long Row, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5AA, England
Telephone: 0113 258 1608
A family friendly welcoming village pub serving great home cooked food and quality cask ales at the heart of the Village of East Keswick. The Duke is newly refurbished throughout and the perfect place to relax, catch up with friends and family and have a great night out.
Main Street East Keswick, LS17 9DB. Tel: 01937 574 647
Great fish & chips to eat in or takeaway.
391A Street Lane, Roundhay, LS17 6HQ, Tel – 0113 2694981