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The Best Baby-Friendly Restaurants and Cafes in Manchester

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As a parent, you want to make sure going out and about with your little one is as easy as possible. 

Whether you’re planning a nice meal out as a family, or just want somewhere to pop in for a chat with friends, it’s nice to know that the cafe or restaurant you’re going to is suited for tiny eaters. 

Accessibility for prams, availability of highchairs, options for baby-friendly meals and - above all - a warm and welcoming atmosphere for little ones are all perks that parents are on the lookout for! 

Taking baby with you to restaurants and cafes is the perfect way to introduce them to new dining experiences and an exciting world of different foods. 

At Babease, as well as offering weaning advice, we love to help out parents and make their lives a little bit easier where we can! So, to make finding the perfect spot for your breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner with baby easier, we’ve compiled some of our favourite eateries in and around Manchester where babies are more than welcome. 

The Best Baby and Pram-Friendly Restaurants in Manchester

Yard & Coop 

Specialising in fried chicken - but with plenty of veggie and vegan options to excite - Yard & Coop is a favourite in Manchester for families. 

With a dedicated kids’ menu featuring crispy cauliflower bites and chicken nuggets, as well as high chairs, baby changing facilities and space for parking prams, this place is paradise for parents looking for a tasty treat! 

Kids are welcome here until 7.30pm, and during most school holidays, kids will eat for free between 12pm and 7.30pm. 


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The Wharf

This canalside pub is a perfect place for families to head, where you’ll find British gastropub classics, Sunday roasts and lighter al fresco dining, all in a waterfront setting. 

There’s plenty of space at The Wharf, allowing you to settle down in a quieter, intimate spot with your little one, or a more vibrant, buzzy area if you’d prefer! 

Offering an extensive gluten-free menu as well as options for children, The Wharf is excellent at catering to the needs of your family. 


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Bean & Brush 

Bean & Brush is a family art cafe in Sale, offering arty activities, freshly prepared food and delicious drinks for both you and baby to enjoy. 

One of the things we love most about Bean & Brush is the opportunity to get a clay imprint of your little one’s hand or foot, gaining a beautiful memento of this wonderful stage of their life. Older kids and adults can also have great fun with pottery painting while at the cafe. 

Bents Garden and Home

The Bents garden centre in Glazebury is an ideal place for families to dine, with a variety of indoor and outdoor seating options available to suit your needs. 

In addition to the family-friendly eats, including sandwiches, salads and soups, there is a children’s play area and a dinosaur-themed crazy golf course that can keep the whole family entertained. 

The Anthologist

You wouldn’t initially expect a cocktail bar to be a good place to bring the kids, but at The Anthologist, little ones are more than welcome! 

With a delightful kids menu full of fun nibbles like hummus, carrot sticks & flatbread and gnocchi mac & cheese, there’s plenty to fill tiny tums here! Plus, children can get free babyccinos or hot chocolate and will love to fill in the activity sheet with word searches and colouring. 


If you’re after introducing a world of new flavours to your little one’s palate, then the amazing flavour experiences from Asian cuisine restaurant Tampopo are an excellent place to start. 

There are five Tampopo restaurants in Manchester, all of which are great for little eaters. Their kids’ menu features milder versions of their delicious dishes, including Thai curries and Japanese noodles. 

Your tiny food explorer will love trying out the mini corn fritters that come with a tasty hoisin and peanut dip. Children will also love completing the word searches and quizzes that feature on the menu!

We hope you enjoy visiting these fantastic places to eat! Having food in a new place is a great way to introduce budding foodies to new tastes and dining experiences, as well as being a well-earned treat for parents!

Have we missed any of your favourite baby-friendly restaurants or cafes in Manchester? Join our community on Facebook or Instagram to share your favourite spots in the city! 

If you’re interested in discovering more baby-friendly places to eat, then check out our guide to cafes and restaurants for families in London. 

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