Eating out with kids can sometimes be something of a challenge (understatement of the year!) There are plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants in the York area which really do welcome children and families so I’ve compiled a list of them here.
These places are not all ‘exclusively’ for families or children but they have all shown thoughtful touches or great facilities (things like pushchair access, changing facilities, highchairs and so on)
At York Mumbler we are always looking to ‘spread the word’ if we find out about any little gems, so if you know of a pub, restaurant or café that should be included in this listing then please contact us here.
The Poppleton Social is back open! We have reopened our coffee shop with a breakfast and lunch menu, speciality coffee and cakes all available to sit in or take away. We have also reopened our bar on Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights until 11pm. On these nights we will be serving our New York style stonebaked pizzas – available for takeaway or eat in! To book a table you can call during opening hours. We now have a temporary heated outdoor seating area to enjoy your food and drinks.
We are also pleased to see that the children’s playpark has reopened so you can come down and grab a coffee while your little ones run free in the park!
Monday: still closed (but will be opening soon)
Poppleton Community Centre, York
Fancy a fun and creative date night with your other half or your friends?
No babies, no kids, just grown ups having fun painting, gossiping and drinking wine.
Doors open at 6pm and close at 9pm. A table will be put aside for you so you may come along whenever you wish. For those who haven’t been before please give yourself at least 2 hours. You’ll be surprised how time flies!
You may bring wine and a small selection of nibbles. Wine glasses are provided along with adult aprons and everything you need to enjoy your evening. We have plenty of stamps and stencils to help you so don’t worry, you don’t need to be a great artist!
Prices are £4 studio fee + the cost of the item you would like to paint. Prices on the shelves start from £6.00.
Please call to book. A £4 deposit per person will be required which will be deducted from your bill.
For up to date info and Adults Night dates please have a look on the website or our Facebook page.
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Enjoy a range of great beers, wines & cocktails, home cooked food. Watch a film, or the latest sporting event; in our luxury cinema. We host a regular Speedquiz night every Tuesday, live music & DJ’s.
9-13 Grape Lane, York, YO1 7HU
T: 01904 661130
The Aldwark Arms is a beautiful village pub and restaurant set in the countryside of Aldwark in York and is owned and run by the Hardisty family.
Aldwark, Alne, York, YO61 1UB
T: 01347 838324
Ambiente boasts two alternative takes on the tapas restaurant theme. With Ambiente Fossgate you’ll find a theatre kitchen and spacious groundfloor area with room for the whole family as well as push chairs. Whilst Ambiente Goodramgate is ideal for more intimate family meals.
Takeaway currently available.
14 Goodramgate,York,YO1 7LQ and 31 Fossgate, York, YO1 9TA
T: 01904 689784
Now open for eat-in and take-away. Serving Italian classic with a twist.
Ask Italian, Grand Assembly Rooms, Blake Street, York
Nestling down an alley in the centre of York you’ll find Ate O’Clock restaurant. This intimate eating establishment opened in September 2005. The restaurant offers a relaxing, friendly atmosphere with friendly, efficient staff and a heated courtyard. Service is “laid back” yet professional with many personal touches.
13A High Ousegate,York
T: 01904 644080
Whether looking for a cosy table for two, or celebrating with friends and family, Bill’s has something for everyone. Open all day and into the night, we’re well-known for our legendary breakfasts, veg-centric lunches, and a la carte dinners. Families are warmly welcomed with plenty of space for pushchairs.
12 Coney St, Yorkshire YO1 9NA
T: 01904 623548
Independent restaurant serving traditional polish Cuisine
34 Fossgate, York, YO1 9TA
T: 01904 672474
Remains closed due to COVID.
Burgers made from properly-sourced British beef.
Byron Burger, High Ousegate, York
T: 01904 634488
Nestled in the heart of the vibrant, world-class destination York – almost in the shadows of York Minster – we are a fun and friendly gathering place for locals and tourists. You will savour the rich flavours of authentic, perfectly prepared cuisine from Italy.
27-29 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LS
T: 01904 670914
Yorkshire food and Drink with a French twist. Currently offering a takeaway menu for collection. Delivery available via Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats. Restaurant has now reopened.
Chopping Block, Walmgate Ale House, Walmgate, York
T: 01904 629222
Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as having dedicated kids, vegan and gluten free menus.
19-22 Fossgate, York YO1 9TA
T: 01904 395056
Distance from York: 21 miles
With a sun-trapped terrace, bright and airy pavilion, cosy main restaurant and a friendly bar, the Crab & Lobster offers a variety of facilities and settings for all occasions – whether it be a light bite to eat during the day or a romantic candle-lit meal in the evening.
Asenby, Thirsk ,YO7 3QL
T: 01845 577286
Update: Reduced menu served when reopened on 4th September.
D.C.H – the Restaurant, with Minster views. Winner of an AA Rosette award for 2017. Rated in Michelin Hotel and Food Guides.
THE COURT Cafe & Bar – the very popular and more relaxed informal eatery. Serving a wide range of food and beverage items including Afternoon Tea Menu, lots of wines, beers and cocktails.
Duncombe Place, York, YO1 7ED
T: 01904 625082
Distance from York: 13 miles
An award winning traditional pub. For those wishing for over-night accommodation there are five converted farm cottages that provide a peaceful and charming place to stay and the converted Studio Suite located above the pub. We also have a 3 bedroom self-catering cottage in the village. Open Wednesday-Sunday.
Westway, Crayke, York YO61 4TE
T: 01347 821506
Last Updated: 10/08/20
Baby Screening tickets (Tuesdays and Thursdays) can be purchased online or at the venue direct. The price is £11.50 for each adult and the child/baby is free. The price includes one admission for the film, a hot drink and cake.
Everyman Cinema, Blossom Street, York, YO24 1AQ
T: 0872 436 9060 (Booking line)
Serving a fresh classic British menu and a great range of gin, cocktails and beer in partnership with Turning Point Brew Co.
54-56 Fossgate, York, YO1 9TF
T: 01904 625226
Serving light lunches and afternoon tea from 12pm to 5pm and dinner from 6pm to 9pm daily. (Grays advise they are child friendly and have lovely gardens for children to play in – parental supervision required)
Grays Court Hotel, Chapter House Street, York YO1 7JH
T: 01904 612613
Thirteen four star AA rated en-suite bedrooms, local real ales and skillfully prepared AA Rosette food that utilises fresh, local produce and is served in a candelit restaurant which combines effectively with this heritage to create perhaps the most characterful and iconic city centre inn, from which you, can embrace York’s illustrious history.
25 High Petergate, YO1 7HP York
T: 01904 623716
At Hotel du Vin York you can retreat to a nook or cranny for morning coffee, afternoon tea or your favourite tipple. Enjoy candlelit dining and seasonal dishes in the cool ambience of our trademark bistro. Explore our extensive wine list with expert guidance from our Sommelier.
89 The Mount, York, YO24 1AX
T: 01904 405260
Roast dinners delivered to you or available for collection. Vegetarian and vegan options available too. Order online or email.
Kennedys, Little Stonegate, York Yo1
T: 01904 620222
Located on Walmgate in the heart of the historic city of York, Khao San Road is a warm and inviting Thai Bistro which serves authentic Thai cuisine.
50-52 Walmgate, York, YO1 9TJ
T: 01904 635599
Offering takeaway menu Thursday-Sunday 12-8pm.
Nestled between York Minster and Monk Bar “Little Italy” was established by owners Andrea & Mandy Gaias in January 1992, and as a result of endless dedication have built up an enviable reputation as one of York’s finest Italian restaurants offering gourmet cuisine to satisfy the most discerning tastes.
12 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LQ
T: 01904 623539
Join us at Lucia York for delicious Italian, Mediterranean and tapas food by day and mind blowing cocktails by night.
13 Swinegate East court, York, YO1 8AJ
T: 01904 731599
Amazing with kids. It’s also often pretty quiet on a lunchtime. They do small portions of any dish, my two generally share one. Everyone is super friendly and the food is great. Highly recommend. And they give the kids a lolly at the end – counts as a win for my girls! xx
CS Jan 19
We love Luigis as they are really good with kids especially if you have the table by the kitchen where you can watch them cook and the food is really nice, reasonably priced and can be a quick meal if you need it to be
JW, Jan 19
Northfield Lane, Upper Poppleton, York, YO26 6QF
T: 01904 785458
Enjoy relaxing in our traditional bar or dine in our restaurant with open fire. We serve home-cooked food and we have a great selection of drinks including cask ales, wines, spirits and soft drinks.
29 Main Street, Bishopthorpe, York, YO23 2RA
T: 01904 706185
The whole experience is a journey, centred around a series of beautiful and curious dishes that are bursting with flavour and taste. Mr P’s Menu encourages you to pick and mix from the selection of small dishes we offer to put together your own meal as your appetite, humour and curiosity allow.
71 Low Petergate, York, YO1 7HY
T: 01904 521177
Authentic Italian food with a unique service.
Sutton Grange, York Road, Sutton on the Forrest
T: 01347 811271
Panda Mami buffet restaurant chain has landed in York. Our chefs prepare over 150 authentic dishes from around the world every day and the Live Cooking Stations provide fabulous taste and entertainment. We provide a casual dining experience like no other, offering a balanced choice of delicious food, giving our guests added value at a fixed price, all within luxurious surroundings.
19 Bridge St, York YO1 6DA
T: 01904 633800
Italy’s diverse cooking is the heart and soul of Piccolino. We visit the regions, meet the producers and are committed to sourcing the best quality ingredients.
Mention Mumbler for 10% of when you prebook.
Piccolino 18 Bridge St, York, YO1 6DA
T: 01904 521155
Distance from York: 28 miles
Now open. Airy, elegant and welcoming, the restaurant at the Pipe and Glass offers the perfect surroundings to relax and enjoy our Michelin-starred food. All five of our luxurious rooms are situated in the lovely gardens to the rear of the Pipe and Glass, and offer the ultimate in comfort and first class facilities – but all are very different in character.
West End, South Dalton, Beverley, East Yorkshire,HU17 7PN
T: 01430 810246
Famous for its Italian classics, from bubbling pizzas and scrumptious pasta to traditional bruschetta and classic Tiramisu, Prezzo bring you a touch of Italy to the UK! Buon appetito!
‘Relaxed and very welcoming. My kids love Italian. Always check their website for offers – you can often get 40% off!!!’
VB Jan 19
1-3 Clifford St, York
T: 01904 624474
Vangarde Shopping Park, R4, Vangarde Retail Park
T: 01904 620041
Established in 2004 in the former Francois Restaurant Bistro on Castlegate in York. It specialises in rustic French cooking in a busy, vibrant upbeat Bistro atmosphere, offering a large and varied selection of meat and fish dishes cooked traditionally, using local products.
28 Castlegate, YO1 9RP York
T: 01904 612744
Contemporary dining room serving uncomplicated yet refined dishes in a comfortable and informal manner. At Skosh, food is served in the form of snacks and small plates, this allows you to have as little or as much as you want.
Skosh, 98 Micklegate, York, YO1 4PX
T: 01904 634849
Sotano is an independent bar and restaurant in York serving Mediterranean tapas plates and classically-inspired cocktails. Restaurant open from 12mp Thursday-Sunday. Tapas takeaway boxes for collection/delivery available Friday-Sunday. Order online.
1 Little Stonegate, York, YO1 8AX
T: 01904 620230
Open Thursday-Sunday for eat-in/collection/delivery. An innovative new restaurant on Castlegate in the heart of the ancient city of York. We literally have something for everyone and specialise in slow cooked meats, super foods and tasty vegetarian cuisine.
1 Castlegate, York, YO1 9RN
T: 01904 676000
It started with a seed, an idea to create a secret garden of food and drink. A place where antiquities and trinkets hang from the walls, and resident botanists craft unusual concoctions. Some arrive for the live music, some for the conversation; but here at The Botanist, all can enjoy a wondrous occasion…
15-19 Stonegate, York, YO1 8ZW
T: 01904 541177
Founded in 1985 by an ex-railwayman with a passion and enthusiasm for all things connected with railways, The Sidings is built around 5 Pullman style railway carriages. These have been developed to create the ultimate railway experience. Part of the carriages have been converted in to a dining area, allowing tables of four to overlook the track.
Station Lane, Shipton By Beningbrough, York, YO30 1BT
T: 01904 470221
Main Street, Stillington, York, YO61 1JU
T: 01347 811394 (Becky)
York, YO61 4BL
T: 01347 868387
Distance from York: 16 miles
Now open with reduced menu. Whether you’re looking for a light bite or for somewhere with the wow-factor to celebrate something special; our varied menus and specials boards have something for everyone. The Blue Bell also has four beautiful bedrooms, ideal if you’re looking for a relaxing place to stay when visiting nearby Harrogate or York or planning to explore the Yorkshire Dales.
Moor Lane, Arkendale, Harrogate, HG5 0QT
T: 01423 369242
The newly refurbished Bluebell Country Inn is now regarded as a top class North Yorkshire Restaurant. Tenderly refurbished by Mike and Annette Anson, the Bluebell Country Inn is regarded by those in the know as a top class and value for money North Yorkshire restaurant. From the garden, to the lounge and into the dining room, the Bluebell simply exudes class.
Alne, Easingwold, York, YO61 1RR
T: 01347 838331
Distance from York: 25 miles
An award winning traditional village inn with rooms, located in the heart of Felixkirk village, on the outskirts of the Market Town of Thirsk.
Felixkirk, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 2DP
T: 01845 537369
The Crown and Cushion specialises in bringing its guests high quality food, drink, service and surroundings; including a traditional bar, tap room and 3 separate dining areas. There is also a large outdoor tiered terrace with stunning views.
Welburn, North Yorkshire, YO60 7DZ
T: 01653 618777
An independent 42 seat casual dining restaurant housed in a restored listed building on Micklegate. Fantastic for a date night but also children are more than welcome at The Rattle Owl, producing locally soured good food for the little ones, drawn from the fresh ingredients off our a’l carte menu, and they eat for £4.50!
104 Micklegate, York, YO1 6JX
Distance from York – Approximately 15.9 miles
The Rythre Arms has been the Steak Mecca of Yorkshire for over 36 years. We are situated in a traditional, centuries old, pub and serve the best locally sourced beef available. Our steaks are matured and butchered on the premises and range in size from the modest 6 ounce Fillet to the Rythre Monster that comes in at an awe-inspiring 78 ounces!
Main St, Ryther, Tadcaster, LS24 9EE
T: 01757 268372
Distance from York: 25.5 miles
Situated in a picturesque village on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors, a couple of miles outside the market town of Helmsley, this much loved, Michelin-starred Inn has origins believed to date back to the 14th Century.
Harome, nr Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5JE
T: 01439 770397
Distance from York – Approx 11.6 miles
Come eat, drink and be merry at the centre of ” God’s own county”, The Victoria at Cattal, one of the few remaining family run freehold country inns. We are sure that our friendly service, well kept Yorkshire hand pulled ales and fresh, local produce befits our newly found responsibility.
Station Road, Cattal, York, YO26 8EB
T: 01423 330249
Using the best food produce in Yorkshire with real ales, lagers, spirits and wines from around Great Britain. Adults only dining.
15 North Street, York, YO1 6JD
T: 01904 500660
Located on the outskirts of York and a short drive from Wetherby, Harrogate and Leeds, we are a country pub with accommodation. Offering traditional English dishes served to a high quality along with dishes with a more contemporary twist we make sure our customer service matches the high standard of the food.
Church St, York YO26 7NN
T: 01423 359006
Currently offering meal deals delivered to you! Find their menu on Facebook and call to order.
Vaqueiros Brazilian Rodizio, where you can enjoy an authentic taste of Brazil in the centre of York with an unlimited menu of the finest cuts of meats and Brazilian side dishes for one inclusive price.
1 Micklegate, York YO1 6JG
T: 01904 622737
Our Italian restaurant serves tasty, authentic dishes from pizza, pasta and risotto to salads and indulgent desserts – all in a uniquely designed restaurant. Our Italian menu also includes Vegan and Vegetarian options.
2 Lendal, York YO1 8AA
T: 01904 801717