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Where to Eat with Kids at Old Spitalfields Market

The best East London eats for small people with big appetites.

Whether your children are street food adventurers, or fall into the ‘less daring diner’ category, a kids’ got to eat. Here’s our guide to the best places in the Market to refuel en famille.

EAT IN

The Real Greek
6 Horner Square, Mon – Sat 12 – 10.30pm, Sun 12 – 9pm
(High Chairs, Baby Changing Facilities)
Bookings 020 7375 1364

For those wanting the kids to try something new, but with a the-struggle-is-real need to sit down, The Real Greek is a great option. This East London institution serves up kids Souvlaki Wraps and Mezze, with the option of chips on the side if they are needed to sweeten the deal. Parents can be transported to sunnier climes with a large Mediterranean menu featuring Greek classics galore.

 

Coqbull
65a Brushfield St, London E1 6AA
Mon to Wed 12pm-11pm, Thurs to Sat 12pm–12am, Sunday 12–10pm
(High Chairs, Baby Changing Facilities)
Bookings 020 7846 6548

Serving up classic comfort food, Coqbull is a big hit with all the family. Adults can enjoy an extensive menu packed with rotisserie chicken and gourmet beef burgers as well as an array of tantalising coqtails and local craft beers. Meanwhile, kids can pick from specialty chicken with five different types of fries, an array of burgers including veggie options, and will delight at the sight of wonderfully sweet waffles for dessert.

STREET FOOD

Our street food options offer you the chance to grab some great dishes to share, before cosying up at our covered communal dining tables…

Tre Rote – Pasta
On the Market floor (by steps to Wagamama), 12 – 5pm

Not only do Tre Rote serve up delicious authentic Italian pasta dishes, the theatre of watching them cook it before your eyes is enough to captivate a grown adult, let alone a small child. Portions are generous, so take along an extra container if you are splitting a portion (or two) with the kids.

 

Sud Italia – Pizza
Blue van on the Market floor, Lamb Street entrance, 11.30 – 10pm

Sud Italia’s world-famous Neopolitan pizzas have been called the best in London. Head to their busy blue van in the corner of the Market for classic pizzas (including enduring kiddie fave the Margarita) and seasonal specials. Just make sure you order your own too… these pizzas are so good the kids won’t be leaving you any.

Shrimpy – Battered Prawns and Chips
The Kitchens (centre of the Market), Mon – Fri 11.30am – 7.30pm, Sat 11.30am – 6.00pm, Sun 11.30am – 5.00pm

If it’s one of those “I only want chips!” days (or is that just our kids?!), all is not lost. The hand-cut twice-fried chips from newcomers Shrimpy are a delight for all ages. The challenge of getting some protein in them is easy to accept here too – the ‘Shrimptastic Box’ sees those unmissable fries teamed with their equally delicious battered prawns (which are so very good you won’t be too disappointed if they leave some for you to pick on afterward).

 

Nosteagia – Bubble Waffles
The Bubble Waffles from Nosteagia, piled high with ice cream, are such an amazing sight that you may struggle to get a child to leave the Market without buying one. There’s no point trying to fight the inevitable, the best you can hope for is that they might share…

 

Crepe & Roll – Crepes & Shakes

Kids can’t resist these rolled up crepes served with ice cream and a delicious array of  toppings, including chocolate and Biscoff.

This is also the spot to grab some straight up soft serve or a creamy thickshake.

 

Bleecker

You’re never too young to appreciate a good burger.

From their legendary Cheeseburgers to the veggie Simplicity burger, Bleecker have got something remarkable in a bun for everyone.

The selection of fries alone will have them sold – whatever their ages (but maybe save the Angry Fries for dedicated spice lovers only).

 

Donovan’s Bakehouse

It’s a commonly known fact that there are few child hanger issues that can’t be fixed by an iced doughnut covered in sprinkles.

Make a run for Donovan’s for just this and so many more baked treats.