Eating Out York

Monks Cross & Vangarde

Where to eat with Kids at York Monks Cross and Vangarde

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Pear Tree Farm

A great place to take the whole family, this Farmhouse Inn is friendly, welcoming and warm. Complete with children’s indoor play area.
A great place to take the whole family, this Farmhouse Inn is friendly, welcoming and warm. Whether you’re stopping for breakfast, lunch or dinner – there’s something to tickle everyone’s fancy. At The Pear Tree Farm, we offer a wide selection of pub classics and traditional roast dinners from our daily carvery, with a choice of up to four joints and seasonal vegetables. And when it comes to our dessert menu, you can be sure to find something to satisfy your sweet tooth – from our homemade Cakeaway desserts to our wide selection of ice creams.

Pear tree farm they have a play area for kids x

BS, Sept 18

“There’s a baby area at the front with toys and soft playmats, then the rest of the play area is for pre school, with a range of toys inc ride ons, arcades and electric interactive games etc. Mine love it there and I can eat my meal in peace”

Mumbler JR, Feb 17

Opening time Monday to Saturday 0900am- 2300pm & Sunday 0900- 2230pm. Food service 1100am- 2100pm Monday to Thursday. Friday 1100am- 2200pm. Saturday 0800am- 2200pm & Sunday 0800am-2100pm

Monks Cross Drive, Huntington, York, North Yorkshire, YO32 9GZ
T: 01904 620124

Monks Cross & Vangarde

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Frankie & Benny’s

I like the way you can build your child’s meal with several options in each category, main, vegetables & carbs, reasonable price & the option of 2 different portion sizes.

SM Jan 19

I find it a quick and friendly service which is great with little ones! They are generally really good with kids and have colouring pencils at the ready along with high chairs. I have a 20month old who doesn’t sit for long and we are able to actually sit and enjoy our meal in there

JO Jan 19

Clifton Gate, Clifton Moor, York, YO30 4XY
T: 01904 691261

Unit 2, Monks Cross Shopping, York, YO32 9AE
T: 01904 621438

Giraffe – Vangarde

A world of spices and colours, sizzles and smells. Of secret recipes and even more secret ingredients, passed across tables in noisy restaurants and down through generations. Flavours we can’t even describe. In combinations you wouldn’t believe.

Giraffe at vanguard was brilliant the staff and management couldn’t do enough for us and my daughter ended up coming home with lots of stuff

VB, Jan 19

My son enjoys climbing on the large rocks that are situated in vanguard (next to monks cross) near the giraffe food place. 

AT, April 18

Vangarde Shopping Park, York, YO32 9AE
T: 01904 636367


Nandos at vanguard. Always so friendly with my daughter and accommodating to us having two kids, needing pram space. They offer colouring, books to read and not to mention the children’s menu and meals are lovely xxx

JLB Jan 19

We love it here

CS Jan 19

Vangarde Shopping Park, Vangarde Way, Huntington, North Yorkshire, YO32 9AE
T: 01904 621563

12 High Ousegate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 8RZ
T: 01904 679 103


2 Locations in York – City Centre (opposite Grand Opera House) and Vangarde

I always found Prezzo great when Poppy was little (and now too!)
I took her there on my own one time and she was creating so much I couldn’t eat my lunch so one of the waiters came over and played with her so I could eat, safe to say they got a hefty tip from me that day xx

EP, Sept 2018

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

Sainsbury’s – Monks Cross


Lots of space for buggies, great changing facilities with breast feeding area if you want it.  Staff warmed a bottle no issues.

EP, Aug 2017

Great stop off.  Very reasonably priced kids menu and included free piece of fruit and a drink.  Free colouring paper and crayons.

KH, Aug 2017

Jockey Ln, Huntington, York, YO32 9LG

Toby Carvery

Friendly staff, well priced, plenty of variety.

JC Jan 19

My grandchildren loved going to the Carvery to help themselves to all the vegetables. They also got plenty of Turkey even though it was on the kids menu.

MA Jan 19

Malton Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO32 9TE

T: 01904 424542