“With half-terms and holidays constantly arriving, sourcing places that suit the needs of all family members is crucial.”
If you're in need of a Bloody Mary, a hearty brunch and respite from a child's moan of boredom to help you through a hangover, head to Sam's Brasserie in Chiswick, Harrison's in Balham, or Bumpkin in Notting Hill (they also host great parties here too). And though there are a host of coffee shops that are great for mum's to meet for coffee whilst the kids amuse themselves, Crumpet in Clapham was designed solely to ensure that it has everything a parent could want, and everything any child (and quite a few dads) could want too.
For something more sophisticated but where children won't be frowned at, Locanda Locatelli oozes with that Italian family-encompassing charm and Roussillon will also warmly welcome the little ones through its doors.
If you're looking for something a little bit more, both Maggie and Rose and Cupcake Mum are private member's clubs catering for all the needs of families, parents, babies and children in relaxed, warm and welcoming settings.
And if you're hosting a party for a little one, Smollensky's has been delivering hassle-free but fun-focussed parties for kids for years. For something a little more extravagant, 195 Piccadilly, BAFTA can throw a no-holds barred child-themed party complete with a screening of their favourite film, or for something more interactive, The British Music Experience at The O2 is great for a party, or just an entertaining family day out.
Maggie & Rose
195 Piccadilly, BAFTA