Family Friendly Places to Eat in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a great destination for a family holiday, with plenty of historic attractions and great culture. If you’re travelling with younger children, it’s a good idea to keep an eye out for places that’ll be suitable to eat, particularly if your little ones are still in their fussy eating phase.

Head to the Scran & Scallie for a delicious meal for the whole family. Tom Kitchin and Dominic Jack have both earned Michelin stars in the past, and have put together an appealing children’s menu that sits alongside the more sophisticated dishes you can choose from. With mains such as roe deer terrine and artichokes barigoule, there are lots of exiting things to try. And if the kids want the same as you’re having, half portions are also available.
La Favorita is another great family choice. Making some of the best pizzas in Edinburgh, they cook up a storm in a wood-fired oven for a distinctive taste. Your kids can order mini pizzas while you select from the wider menu that contains dishes like risotto, steak and fish creations.

If you’re exploring Edinburgh’s waterfront and only looking for something light, Reds Portobello is perfect for a quick pit stop. If you have toddlers they can have some fun in the play area while you recharge the batteries with a cup of coffee and a slice of cake. If you want to have something savoury, you can also buy sandwiches, jacket potatoes, and even haggis.