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Child Friendly Dining

Deciding where to eat out with the kids in Poole is an important decision. We know that going out for a relaxing meal may be a thing of the past once you've have kids but we've had some successes with the following choices. Keeping the kids entertained and being in a relaxed, family friendly restaurant in Poole definitely makes all the difference.

We've listed a selection of the most child friendly restaurants, pubs and cafes in Poole to help you make the most of your family time and enjoy a meal out together.

Siam Signature Thai

Siam Signature Thai

About: Siam Signature Thai Poole will transport you back to Thailand with the taste of their unforgettable Thai food. Even if your little one is a fussy eater they will be sure to find something they adore on this menu.

TGt Recommends: Kana Mhu Grob - Crispy deep-fried pork belly stir fried in Oyster sauce with Chinese kale, best to serve with steamed jasmine rice.

Address: 3 Albert Road, Poole, Dorset, BH14 9DE

Telephone: 01202 721090

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Farmer Palmer's Hen House Restaurant

Farmer Palmer's Hen House Restaurant

About: Farmer Palmer's Farm Park in Poole is an incredibly family friendly animal park. If you're looking for things to do with the kids in Poole, Farmer Palmer's Farm Park is the perfect choice for a family day out come rain or shine!

It doesn't just have the cutest animals and a fun play area but also some delicious homemade food in their Hen House restaurant. They have a specific menu for children that displays classics such as: Battered Chicken Chunks, Cheese and Tomato Pizza, Breaded Fish Goujons, and so much more. View their menu here.

TGt Recommends: 1/2 Jacket Potato W/ Cheese & Beans £4.75

Address: Wareham Road, Organford, Poole, Dorset, BH16 6EU

Telephone: 01202 622022

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Guildhall Tavern

Guildhall Tavern

About: This divine seafood restaurant is perfect for family-friendly occasions. Alongside their impressive locally sourced seafood menu they also have a specific menu for kids.

They're an incredibly warm and friendly restaurant that welcome children and offer something for everyone. Even if your little one is a fussy eater they will be sure to find something they love on this menu.

Address: 15 Market Street, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1NB

Telephone: 01202 671717

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Rosso's Italiano Poole

Rosso's Italiano

About: Rosso's Italiano is a great family-friendly Italian restaurant that has a delicious array of dishes that your little ones will love. 

They serve well balanced, fresh and wholesome dishes in order to provide you with the opportunity to eat well whilst still enjoying some sensational food. 

From traditional Italian pizzas, classic pasta dishes to fish and chicken mains, even the fussiest of eaters will find something they adore at Rosso's Italiano. View their menu here.

TGt Recommends: Rosso's Grilled Chicken £14.99 W/ Sea Salt Skinny Fries £3.99

Address: Dolphin Quays, The Quay, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1HH

Telephone: 01202 681234

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Riggers Restaurant

Riggers Restaurant

About: The Riggers Restaurant offer a delicious children's menu that is served everyday during their opening hours. It serves an array of divine dishes that your little ones will love.

From simple home cooked classics to some quirky dishes, your little ones will certainly love the menu!

TGt Recommends: Hand-rolled pizza with tomato sauce and Mozzarella cheese £7.25

Address: RNLI College, W Quay Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1HZ

Telephone: 0300 300 7654

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About: Pulcinella is an authentic Italian restaurant situated in Poole. They have an extensive list of popular Italian dishes that your little ones will love. 

Whether they love pasta, pizza or even chicken, their menu has a mouth-watering selection of dishes that your kids will adore! View their menu here.

TGt Recommends: Spaghetti Alla Bolognese £12.50

Address: 79 Commercial Road, Poole, Dorset, BH14 0JB

Telephone: 01202911212

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Pizzeria Valona

Pizzeria Valona

About: This family-friendly and family owned Italian restaurant serves authentic wood-fired pizzas and use locally sourced ingredients. They're open for lunch and dinner and provide an array of dishes that will suit your little ones.

TGt Recommends: Garlic Pizza Bread

Address: 12 High Street, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1BP

Telephone: 01202 681780


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Lazy Jacks Restaurant & Bar

Lazy Jacks Restaurant & Bar

About: This family-friendly restaurant and bar is situated in the stunning Sandbanks. Lazy Jacks provide contemporary British dishes that are created with locally sourced seafood.

They serve a deliciously scrumptious kids menu that offers British classics such as; Chicken Goujons, Fish & Chips and Sausage & Mash. You can view their full kids menu here.

TGt Recommends: Sausage & Mash W/ Beans £7

Address: 30-32 Panorama Road, Sandbanks, Poole, Dorset, BH13 7RD

Telephone: 01202 133833

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South Deep

South Deep

About: This hidden gem is the ideal spot for you and your kids! They're a family-friendly restaurant that offer a specific kids menu that feature delicious and healthy meals, even the fussiest of eaters will love it here.

TGt Recommends: Chicken Skewer £6

Address: South Deep, Parkstone Bay Marina, Turks Lane, Poole, Dorset, BH14 8EW

Telephone: 01202 733155

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chicken and blues ashley cross

Chicken and Blues

About: Chicken and Blues in Ashley Cross is a real favourite with all the family and kids love it here. The food is relatively quick to be served, the setting is an informal cozy and welcoming chicken restaurant. They also encourage children to colour a Chicken and Blues picture and display their art on the wall so there's a fun activity for kids to engage in.

Although a specialist chicken restaurant, the menu is varied with wraps, sandwiches, various chicken dishes with a choice of sides and delicious puddings. There is something for all tastes on their menu.

Serving times: Midday to 22.00 7 days per week

Menu: Click here

Address: 73-75 Commercial Rd, Ashley Cross, Poole, BH14 0JB

Kid friendly rating: 3/5

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The Kings Head

The Kings Head

About: One of the best places to take the little ones is a family-friendly pub as they have a huge array of British dishes that even the fussiest of eaters will enjoy.

The Kings Head serves tons of mouth-watering classics that your kids will adore. If they're a fan of the classic fish finger sandwich, fish and chips, or a big cheeseburger then they will love The Kings Head.

From live music, to family-friendly quiz nights, it's the ideal place to go when you're looking for some classic pub grub and evening entertainment with the children.

Plus, they also provide a pool table that will keep your kids occupied whilst they wait for their delicious pub grub.

Address: 6 High Street, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1BP

Telephone: 01202 681150

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Bingley's Bistro

Bingley's Bistro

Note: Bingley's Bistro is currently closed temporarily for building works.

About: Bingley's Bistro don't just serve sensational home cooked food for adults but they also have a specific children's menu that offers some delicious kids' classics.

From tomato pasta, chicken goujons, to garlic bread and fish goujons, even the fussiest of eaters will enjoy something at Bingley's Bistro!

TGt Recommends: Pasta with tomato sauce & Double Chocolate Brownie W/ Chocolate Ice Cream £6.95

Address: 14 High Street, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1BP

Telephone: 01202 679946

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Sandbanks Beach Cafe burger

Sandbanks Beach Cafe

About: Sandbanks Beach Cafe is a great option if you looking for somewhere on the beack to enjoy a relaxing meal out with the family.  Kids are welcome and there's a dedicated kids corner with mini furniture and blackboards for colouring in and there's special kids menus. They offer a kids menu and a kids portion on the daily specials. Plus, they serve bucket and spade lunches all year round, perfect for taking to the beach! so you can all enjoy a nice meal right on the beach. Keep an eye on their website as they have regular offers. 

Menu: Click here to view their menu.

TGt Recommends: Sandbanks Beach Burger for the adults and the small daily portions of the daily specials for the kids.

Location: Banks Road, Sandbanks, Poole, BH13 7QQ

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Delfino Lounge Cocktails

Delfino Lounge

About: Based in Dolphin shopping centre, Delfino Lounge is in a good location. It's a popular choice with families as they make sure ‘little loungers’ are entertained with lots of games to choose, books and colouring activities. A really great Kids menu is available too. It's food for adults (plus an extensive cocktail menu), kids menu, extensive, activities, laid back atmosphere in relaxing surroundings couple with food and activities for kids make it a family friendly dining choice in Poole's town centre.

TGt Recommends: Lounge breakfast for adults and Buttermilk Panckes for the kids.

Address: 8-9, Falkland Square, Poole BH15 1ER

Telephone: 01202 649274

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Oriel on the Quay

Oriel on the Quay

About: Oriel on the Quay is a family run restaurant that provides beautiful views of the Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island! They serve freshly prepared breakfast, lunch and dinner all in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. 

Their experienced Chefs prepare meals that are inspired by their love of Mediterranean cuisine. Their menu has an array of dishes that you'll love! Catering for everyone, they offer specific dishes for vegetarians, vegans and dishes for gluten free dietary requirements.

TGt Recomends: Cajun Chicken Fillet, homemade cajun sauce, served with sautéed mushrooms £15.50 & Freshly Battered Fish Goujons £6.95.

Address: Oriel on the Quay, Seaway House, The Quay, Poole, BH15 1HJ

Telephone: 01202 679 833

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Harvester Parkstone

Harvester Sea Horse

About: The Harvester Sea Horse Pub in Parkstone is a consistently good, safe choice for a meal out with the kids in Poole. There's plentiful free parking and a superb beer garden.

All Harvester's across the UK are geared up for families and The Harvester Parkstone will not disappoint. We love the unlimited salad bar as it means the little ones can be occupied with tucking in pretty much as soon as you are seated, the dedicated kids menu is extensive (as is the adults) and it's really high quality food at great value. There are regular offers too and kids can often eat for free so keep checking their website for updates. All kids are given a free pack with crayons and pictures to keep them entertained. The staff are great with kids too and the turnaround can be quick if you are in a hurry.

TGt Recommends: Salad bar for all, rotisserie chicken for the adults and sausages and yorkshire pudding for kids.

Address: Alder Road, Poole, Dorset, UK, BH12 4AY

Telephone: 01202 722836

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Yachtsman Hamworthy

The Yachtsman Hamworthy

About: The Yachtsman is part of the Hall and Woodhouse family of pubs so it's a safe choice food wise. It's located just outside central Poole in Hamworth and has a large car park. It has a very large and enclosed pub garden with play area near all the outdoor seating so you can enjoy some down time while watching the kids have fun in the play area. 

You won't get bored with the menu if you're returning as there's a changing seasonal specials board, famous Sunday Roasts with all the trimmings and large kids menu.

TGt Recommends: Steak & tanglefoot pie for the adults and fish and chips for the kids.

Address: Lake Road, Hamworthy, Poole, BH15 4LW

Telephone: 01202 674568

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