Best Family-friendly Restaurants in Edinburgh

The Beach House

The Beach House

Buggies, toys and tots are welcome and these child-friendly cafés, pubs and restaurants


No rankings: just 12 of the best family-friendly and child-friendly cafes in Edinburgh. Great for parents with buggies and wee ones with discerning appetites.

Taken from the 2015/16 The List Eating & Drinking Guide – £5.95 (plus p&p)

The Beach House
57 Bath Street, Portobello, EH15 1HE
A lovely seaside retreat for cakes, coffee, and hot-smoked salmon. | read our full review

Broughton Delicatessen
7 Barony Street, New Town, EH3 6PD
Ideal for families, the various salads on offer will please adults, too. | read our full review

47 Buckstone Avenue, Fairmilehead, Southside, EH10 6QJ
Wood-baked pizza with a focus on family. | read our full review

Earthy Market Café
33–41 Ratcliffe Terrace, Southside, EH9 1SX
While not completely vegetarian, this café makes meat-free diners feel at home. | read our full review

Gorgie City Farm Café
51 Gorgie Road, Gorgie, EH11 2LA
From plot to plate, this farm café understands sustainability. | read our full review

3 Johnston Terrace, Old Town, EH1 2PW
Bringing Kurdish and Middle Eastern favourites to Edinburgh patrons. | read our full review

75 Holyrood Road, Old Town, EH8 8AU
Smörgåsboards and more at this Scandinavian 'home'. | read our full review

Joseph Pearce's
23 Elm Row, New Town, EH7 4AA
A local hangout with Scandinavian-tinged dishes like gravadlax on crispbread with dill. | read our full review

Milk at Collective
City Observatory & City Dome, 38 Calton Hill, New Town, EH7 5AA
Calton Hill offers the perfect backdrop for a flat white or tasty flatbreads. | read our full review

The Pantry
1-2 North West Circus Place, New Town, EH3 6ST
A relaxing and sunny spot for some excellent brunch options. | read our full review

The Roamin' Nose
14 Eyre Place, New Town, EH3 5EP
Italian flavours with a bit of a tasteful twist. | read our full review

The Storytelling Café
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43 High Street, Old Town, EH1 1SR
On-site baking makes for a story book tea break. | read our full review

Eating & Drinking Guide 2015/16

Eating & Drinking Guide 2016/17

23rd Edition published April 2016. Widely recognised as the most reliable, comprehensive and authoritative guide to eating out in more than 950+ restaurants, bistros, cafes and bars in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

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