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Where to Eat with Kids at Old Spitalfields Market

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

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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.


The Diner
4 Horner Square, Mon to Thur 10am – 11pm, Fri, Sat, Sun 9am – 11pm
(High Chairs, Baby Changing Facilities)
Bookings 020 7377 0375

Serving up classic American comfort food for all, The Diner is a big hit with kids. Adults can enjoy an extensive menu packed with all days breakfasts, burgers, fried chicken and some amazing vegan options. Meanwhile, kids can pick from piled high pancakes, burgers, chicken strips or mac n cheese. Plus, each kids meal comes with juice and an activity pack to keep them occupied (for a least a couple of minutes).


9 Horner Square, Mon – Sat 11am – 10pm, Sun 11am – 8pm
(High Chairs, Baby Changing Facilities)
Bookings 020 7539 3580

This light and bustling space, where kids are plied with their own chopsticks and colouring on arrival, is an easy hit for families on the hunt of their Asian food fix. The menu of Japanese-inspired dishes for adults are available in miniature on the kids menu, with the deconstructed Grilled Chicken Noodles guaranteed to please even the fussiest of eaters.


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.


Gourmet Burger Kitchen
5 Horner Square, Mon to Fri 11.30am – 10pm, Sat 11am – 10pm, Sun 11am – 8pm
(High Chairs, Baby Changing Facilities)
Bookings 020 7422 0052

Serving up fresh, quality burgers, since 2001, GBK’s menu offers a great range of easy-to-navigate choices, for all diners big and small. Their simple and reasonable kids menu includes a popular choice of made and side options, with a selection of their famous shakes to pick from as part of the deal.


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.


JiaBa – Fried Chicken & Rice
The Kitchens (centre of the Market), Mon – Fri 11.30am – 7.30pm, Sat 11.30am – 6.00pm, Sun 11.30am – 5.00pm

With flavors straight from the streets of Taiwan, JiaBa may sound like an option for the most intrepid of young eaters… in reality, their Yansuji (like popcorn chicken, but better) and traditional pork rice, are great dishes for kids on the go.


Monty’s Deli – Bagels & Fries
The Kitchens (centre of the Market), Mon – Fri 11.30am – 7.30pm, Sat 11.30am – 6.00pm, Sun 11.30am – 5.00pm

This satellite of popular Hoxton hang out is home to easy, delicious eats , with East London edge. While their famous Reuben may be too large for a small person to tackle alone, there’s bagels, fried and a brilliantly melty egg and cheese bun that makes eggs McMuffins seem like the saddest thing you’ve even seen. Just get extra napkins.


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).


Bubble Waffles – Nostegia
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…