El Olivar de Ayala, Madrid
Traditional Spanish food cooked to a high standard, with a huge choice of tapas or raciones. Also a more formal menu. Reasonably priced,
C/ Ayala, 84 Madrid Tel: 915767764
"Love this large, yet comfortably arranged restaurant: Lovely staff, child-friendly (No high-chairs, but lollipops and patience)
Totally recommend the chipirones and the avocado and goats' cheese salad" (HB, Jan 2011)
Address: Costanilla San Andrés, 14, 28005 Madrid - Metro "La Latina"
Tel.: 913 64 54 50
"I recommend Delic Cafe in Plaze de la Paja (Metro: La Latina). They have several rooms to have a coffee in and offer a box of pencils for the littlies....they´ll love the freshly squeezed juice and wonderfully exotic freshly made tarts." (TB, Oct 2010)
Just infront of the Lycee Français, you´ll find a nice small pattiserie. It’s a very nice place to have a coffee with friends and it has a lovely French touch:
Calle Andorra 89 (+34) 902160186 www.mundodelicias.com
Casa Mingo is a cider house which opened in 1888. The roast chicken is the speciality of the house. All customers share large tables under a large vaulted celing.
Paseo de la Florida 34, Madrid www.casamingo.es
"The best Chicken in Madrid in a typical Spanish Bodegón where you also order side salads, olives and cheese. The best? La Tarta de Santiago, y la Tarta de Cidra! Don´t miss it!" (GS, Nov 2011)
Tommy Mels offers classic American dishes and a journey through time. Its decorated in an American diner style from the 50's and serves burgers, hot dogs, milkshakes etc.
“We like having milkshakes and burgers at Tommy Mels and kids love their vintage style. You´ll find also retro waiters and music! Another plus is you can have lunch and dinner early” (GS, November 2011)
Taberna Maceiras, Madrid
Taberna Maceiras is a Galician seafood restaurant in the Las Huertas district of Madrid.
Las Huertas 66, 28014 Madrid, Spain - +34 914 295 818
"It's rustic, jam-packed from 2pm onwards, and the menu is absolutely delicious seafood. Each time I've had lunch there, I've ordered WAY too much! Their 'Arroz' contains a hearty, moreish mix of mussels, prawns and chunks of fish, and their 'Merluz Relleno' is my favourite dish, so far....
€15 a head is enough to fill you up, and will get you a couple of ice-cold beers too. Go with a few friends, so you can try several dishes" (HB, July 2011)
Cherry pop sells frozen yoghurt
C/ Postas, 26 Madrid (behind Plaza Mayor) www.cherrypopmadrid.com
"Cherry pop offers 4 flavours with 20 toppings....My 3.5 year old loved watching the frozen yoghurt come out of the self-serve wall and then choose his fruit from the toppings on offer...all eggless and delicious! at 1.65 per 100grms - we´ll definitely be back!" (TB, May 2011)
This child friendly restaurant is located in sector B, Boadilla del Monte. There is a specially designed play area for little ones where they can have fun, make new friends and be entertained watching movies in English or listening to their very own story-teller Sarah. The children’s entertainment service is available from Monday to Friday between 5.30 and 8.30pm.
28660 Boadilla del Monte (Madrid) (+34) 916339195 firstname.lastname@example.org www.time-ish.com
"Time-ish is a nice, relaxed place to grab a coffee and a delicious pastry (they have cupcakes, waffels, cakes, cookies and bagels). Downstairs they have a special play area for kids. Additionally there are board games and even language exchange opportunities for adults. All around great place with lots of activities; one of a kind in Boadilla!"
(KH Nov 2010)
Featured recently in Vogue magazine. It is a big hit with many of the Mums for its organic products, and its fun workshops for kids. Healthy organic food served in the cafe, salads, quiches desserts etc. (more info on Baby Deli in Health Food Section)
Calle de Lagasca 54, 915 763 810 Metro Serrano
For American food lovers. American themed restautrant has children’s menus, crayons, high chairs, and baby changing facilities available.
Gran Vía, 76 Madrid, 28013 Plaza España , 912759492
and also at Plaza Norte, San Sebastian de los Reys
A good choice for a quick Tex-Mex meal. BBQ ribs or a hamburger or a spicy Mexican dish. .
Children’s and take away menus available.
There are several outlets in Madrid. For your nearest go to www.fostershollywood.es
The needs of the family are very well considered in this restaurant. Besides having an elegant and delicious adults menu, the children’s menu is served on safe, brightly coloured children’s dishware. There is a monitored play area with a ‘piscina de bolas’ and reading corner for the kids to play in while Mum and Dad finish up their meal.
Baby feeding room and baby changing facilities provided.
Plaza de la Encina, 10-11 28760 Tres Cantos (Madrid) 918063096 (restaurant)
918063097 (kids) activities and workshops. www.lafamiliar.es
J & J Bookshop
J & J bookshop opened in Dec '03. As an American living in Madrid, Jamie Poole says the thing she missed the most was being able to curl up in a big chair with a mocha in one hand and several books to read in her lap. So together with her husband, Javi, they converted a Chinese restaurant into their dream Bookstore/Coffee shop. Now they offer over 20,000 second hand books in English, for both children and adults. There's also a full coffee shop menu, with large cappuccino's and delicious cheese cakes.
C/Espiritu Santo, 47 Madrid 28004 www.jandjbooksandcoffee.com
This is not baby-friendly as such as it is difficult to get buggies through the door but it would suit older kids
'Living in London' - Traditional English Tea Room
Harvey Nicks style tea room in Madrid! Whole range of Traditional English Teas and Cakes and Crumpets, with a separate shop with typical English 'style' niknaks (Emma Bridgewater pottery etc).
Well worth a visit for a cup of tea, natter and nostalgia!
'Living in London', Santa Engracia 4 28010 Madrid Tel 913197958
'Whilst it is ment to be typical English - I ordered 'English Toast' expecting English Bread, Salted Butter and Jam, and ended up with Bimbo, Clotted Cream and Conserve! Still worth it though!' (SV, June 09)
American style restaurant
Tlf.: 91 576 62 71
Juan Hurtado de Mendoza, 11
Tlf.: 91345 16 39
Juan Hurtado de Mendoza, 11
Tlf.: 91345 16 39
"Great with kids, easy menu and cheap!" (SV)
Hard Rock café
Omnipresent US restaurant which kids seem to love
Paseo Castellana 2
28046 Madrid, Spain +34 914 364 340
"I guess most of us have been to a Hard Rock, the one in Madrid is very good, food reasonable price with free top ups of Coke. Childrens menu is superb and they get crayons to colour it in. Children can also sign up (free) to the Lil Rockers Club, for which they get a membership card which entitles them to a free upgrade of pudding from a plain 'Helado' to a 'Hot Fudge Sundae'. Adults can also sign up for an All Access card - it does cost $25 (euro equivalent) but you get $20 back against your meal, you also get points for every euro you spend, discount in the shop and priority seating which is a god send if its busy and your with hungry little tummies!" (SV, Jan 10)
Chocolatería San Ginés
This famous Chocolateria, close to Sol, serves fresh churros and thick delicious hot chocolate to dip them in. The setting is elegant, kids are welcome, but keep in mind the late opening hours! Hours Mon-Tue 6pm-7am; Wed-Sun 9:30pm-7am
Address Pasadizo de San Ginés, 5, 913656546,
Great churros! Seriously thick chocolate but a nice treat from time to time.
Diner-styled restaurant/café. Many branches around the city. Some also stocking books, music and food and toys. Familiar selection of food to choose including everything from sandwiches, to spaghetti and more recently are offering oriental dishes.
Children’s menus, crayons, high chairs, and baby changing facilities available.
To find out the outlet nearest you go to www.clubvips.com
Asian Cuisine. There's a children's menu, a placemat to colour on, and a good selection of noodle and rice dishes for your kids to choose from, high chairs, and baby changing facilities available. All wok restaurants have a shop and take away service.Part of the VIPS chain.
For your nearest outlet go to www.clubvips.com
Part of the popular VIPS chain this Italian-Mediterrean styled restaurant and menu offers children`s menus, crayons, high chairs, and baby changing facilities. There are 57 outlets in Madrid all of which can be found at www.grupovips.com
Good value Menu del Dia.