Limerick is Ireland’s third largest city and it has plenty to offer families of all sizes. But when it comes to dining, it can be hard to know which restaurants are best for families. Whether it’s a birthday, family celebration or just a treat, Limerick has such an abundance of delicious eateries so if you’re just after a bun and a cup of coffee or a three-course meal, there is something to suit everyone.
We’ve rounded up the top child friendly restaurants Limerick has to offer:
1. Bella Italia
If you and your family are after an authentic Italian meal, Bella Italia in the heart of Limerick City is the perfect spot. As a family run business itself, it offers a delicious kid’s menu and colouring sheet to keep the little ones occupied while their pizza or pasta is being prepared.
Known for its generous portions, it won’t come as a surprise that this is also a favourite of the Munster rugby team.
2. Milano Restaurant
Sticking with Italian, another option at Harvey’s Quay is the much-loved Milano. The restaurant has outlets all over Ireland and is well-known for their attention to detail when it comes to catering for families.
The recently revamped Piccolo kids’ menu was even designed to look like a little magazine and features activity and educational pages to inform the kids about food. Sometimes, the servers give children seed packets to grow their own herbs at home and learn how to use them in cooking.
When it comes to the coffee course after dining, be sure to get your child the Bambinoccino (frothed milk with chocolate powder) so they can feel included as well.
3. Brew Bros
Burgers are a family favourite and Brew Bros in Castletroy is the perfect spot to satisfy everyone’s taste buds. Designed to look like it’s been airlifted over from Manhattan, there is a fun, family-friendly vibe once you walk in the door.
The restaurant also boasts a kid’s corner, with plenty of entertainment options for the little ones, while you tuck into your delicious burger.
This chicken and burger concept restaurant in Limerick City have a mouth-watering menu of delicious rotisserie chicken and beef burgers, as well as an array of ribs, chicken wings and salads.
Known for its friendly service and children’s menu with a wide variety of options for even the fussiest little ones, Coqbull is a great option for a quick bite while you’re out with the kids or family lunch any day of the week.
5. Papa’z Bistro
If fresh ingredients are what you’re after for you and your family, look no further than Papa’z Bistro. Created by the infamous Gill, who worked in the catering industry for over thirty years, this outlet prides itself on preparing all its sauces, breads and dressings fresh in house every day.
The space has been designed to create a relaxing environment for all the guests, young and old. Both the adults and kids’ menus offer mouth-watering fresh dishes to be enjoyed at ease.
6. Hook & Ladder
With three branches to choose from – Limerick City, Corbally and Castletroy – Hook & Ladder is known for its spacious and welcoming restaurants, as much as it is for its great food.
The Limerick City venue also has an extra-large ground floor changing room, which is very easily accessible with your pram and for any other siblings you might have in tow.
Whether you’re after breakfast, soup, salads, sandwiches, curry or cake, the wide variety of options on the menu will keep you coming back for more time and time again.
The Cornstore is an award-winning restaurant, having won the Munster Kids Size Me award, a joint initiative by the Restaurants Association of Ireland and the Nutrition and Health Foundation twice before.
This restaurant prides itself on offering healthy options for children, rather than the traditional chicken nuggets or fish fingers. The kid’s menu at Cornstore is much more likely to feature mini versions of the adults nutritious and balanced meals.
Keeping the smallest in mind, you’ll often find entertainment or face painters here over the weekend as well.
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