Family-friendly restaurants in and around Norwich  2018

Going out for lunch or dinner as a family can be a lot of fun. Whether you’ve stopped to refuel during an exciting day in the city or are treating your nearest and dearest to a slap-up meal, taking the kids out for food is a great way to spend quality time together as a family.

To help you find the perfect spot for your next gastro experience, we’re taking a look at the best family-friendly restaurants in Norwich and the surrounding area.


A lot of the time, chain restaurants offer the best choice – and most competitive prices – on kids’ menus. What’s more, they often have activities and games to keep little ones entertained while grown-ups enjoy their meal.

If you’re looking for a convenient and affordable place for a family lunch, Giraffe is a great place to start. The restaurant’s dedicated kids’ menu features everything from katsu chicken curry to fish fingers and beans, ensuring there’s something to keep even the fussiest eater happy.

Las Iguanas

Another reliable child-friendly chain is Las Iguanas. Located close to the waterfront in the Riverside Retail Park, the restaurant offers a great choice of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes. They also offer free organic baby food for younger children and staff are always happy to reheat baby bottles. 


Back in the ’70s, local musician Harvey Platt decided to bring a slice of America to Norwich and opened the first Zaks in 1976. The restaurant has been dishing up US classics to happy customers for decades and now has a choice of locations across the city. Kids will love the burgers and fries on offer while parents will appreciate the colouring books and other games that are on hand to keep little ones busy.


If you’re taking your family for a day out in Great Yarmouth, Fatsos is the perfect place to stop for lunch. Located on King Street, the restaurant serves up burgers, fries, pizzas, wraps and other crowd-pleasing American classics. Wash your meal down with a freshly made milkshake before heading back to the beach.

Fatsos also has a location in Norwich if you want to stay a little closer to home.

The Swan

If you want to take the kids out into the countryside for a bit of fresh air, The Swan in Loddon is a great place to stop for lunch. Grown-ups can enjoy mouth-watering meals cooked by award-winning chefs, while kids will love the classic family favourites on the pub’s Cygnet Menu. Ingredients are sourced from local farmers and there’s often live music in the early evening. Once you’ve finished eating, head out for a walk in the local countryside to help your food go down.

With so many family-friendly restaurants in the local area, parents in Norwich are spoiled for choice when it comes to eating out. Find out more about family-friendly activities in and around Norwich by exploring our site today.

I know there are so many please comment with your top favourite!


Ps: check out baby friendly cafes too here