Eating out in Manchester with children may seem like a daunting prospect, with many restaurants encouraging drinkers rather than families.
That said, there are still many child friendly restaurants in Manchester with some even inviting kids to eat free.
It's not just the large chain restaurants that offer
facilities for the kids, with many small independent establishments also offering colouring books, toys, face-painting, high chairs, bottle warming, and even baby changing rooms.
Whilst most restaurants in Manchester are family friendly, offering special menus for the children, the following Manchester restaurants are deemed to be extremely child friendly and go out of their way to encourage family dining.
This child-friendly restaurant in Cheadle Hulme allows diners to watch the world go by as they dine in the modern, stylish interior, which mixes the elegant charm of a classic Italian ristorante with a contemporary buzz
Situated in Didsbury Village, this bustling family-friendly restaurant is iInspired by the elegant charm of a classic Italian ristorante with a contemporary buzz, a modern, stylish interior and al fresco seating
Probably the biggest food portions in Manchester can be found at this fantastic family-friendly branch of the legendary chain. Great cocktails, grills and music next door to the MEN Arena and the shops
Pho, pronounced 'fuh', opened in the iconic, and newly renovated, Corn Exchange in the heart of Manchester, just a stone's throw from the Manchester Arena, Royal Exchange Theatre and Manchester Arndale, the restaurant is set across three floors with a mix of cosy booth seating, large tables and benches, or external tables within the amazing central atrium.
The biggest world buffet in Europe, which serves up to a whopping 700 guests at any one time. Located on Deansgate near the MEN Arena and the shops, this plush restaurant offers over 300 freshly made dishes from around the world that include Italian, Mediterranean, Thai, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Cajun, Tex Mex, English and more