Eating Out York

Monks Cross

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.

Monks Cross

Have you had wonderful food and drink or outstanding service from a Monks Cross cafe or restaurant?

If yes, please send us your recommendation HERE

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 monks cross has yummy food and they are great with kids. Have good kids menu and really accommodating staff

SL, Jan 18

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

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.

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

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


Located within the city walls, opposite the Grand Opera House and only a stone’s throw from many local attractions including the Jorvik centre. Having benefited from recent refurbishment, Prezzo York boasts cool contemporary decor and the stunning fireplace adds to the welcoming atmosphere. The restaurant’s amazing central location makes it the perfect place to dine with family and friends with private dining rooms available upstairs for larger parties.

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

My little ones love prezzo and it’s kids eat for £1 during the holidays they get 3 courses and a drink

KH, Aug 2018

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