11 places where kids can eat for less or for free this summer

August 22, 2022Amy Hughes0

School’s still out for summer and with the prices soaring in the UK, many of us are attempting to save wherever we can. Thankfully, there are many cafes, restaurants and pubs offering free or discounted deals


Heathrow Airport

Make your travelling experience a whole lot better with the kids eat free offer at Heathrow airport, valid until 4 September. There’s a whole host of participating restaurants, including Leon, The Prince of Wales, Spuntino and even Caviar House Prunier Seafood Bar and Gordon Ramsay Plane Food… for the sophisticated mini foodies in your family. www.heathrow.com


Café Rouge, nationwide locations
Café Rouge, Wellington Street, Covent Garden © Shutterstock

Experience a taste of France this summer at Café Rouge. Kids can eat for just £1 and indulge in a two or even three-course set menu for every adult getting a main course from the A La Carte menu. The offer is available until Wednesday 31st August 2022 and excludes Saturdays. www.caferouge.com.


Bella Italia, nationwide locations


Though the kids might kill the romance during your Lady and the Tramp spaghetti moment at this popular Italian restaurant chain, it’s worth a try. Children aged 2-11 can eat three courses plus a Cawston Pressed Fruit Water for just £1 with the purchase of every adult main from 4-6pm, Monday-Thursday. www.bellaitalia.co.uk.


Bill’s, nationwide locations


At the British restaurant and bar chain, Bill’s, up to two kids can eat for free all day Monday-Friday during the summer holidays if one adult orders a main dish from the a la carte menu. The children’s menu includes buttermilk pancakes, mac and cheese, fish fingers and chips and more. www.bills-website.co.uk


YO!, nationwide locations


If your child is a tad more adventurous, they might like to dig into a selection of sushi and hot Japanese dishes at the Japanese chain, YO! From 3pm-5.30pm, Monday to Thursday until September 29th, up to three kids per booking can eat for free from the Mini Ninja children’s menu for every £10 spent on food by the accompanying adult. www.yosushi.com


The Real Greek, nationwide locations


From sushi to souvlaki, at The Real Greek, kids can enjoy a free meal, drink and ice cream or sorbet on Sundays for every £10 spent by an adult. They will be able to choose from a meze selection or a souvlaki wrap as well as a selection of ice cream and sorbet flavours. www.therealgreek.com


Angus Steakhouse, London


Treat your little nipper to a very spoiling meal with a steak, crispy chicken strips, salmon fish fingers or macaroni cheese  – if below the age of 10, they can eat free between 12pm-5pm during the school holidays (valid for one per adult ordering a main course). www.angussteakhouse.co.uk


Hard Rock Café, London, Manchester and Newcastle


Sign up to the Kids Pass app and children will be entitled to a free meal from the Roxstars menu alongside an adult meal at this fun Rock-memorabilia café. Expect hot dogs, burgers and chicken tenders, among other treats. www.hardrockcafe.com


Sizzling Pubs, nationwide locations
Sizzling Pubs via Facebook.

Fancy a pint or a glass of wine? There’s no reason why you can’t enjoy some adult time while your little ones have a bite to eat. For just £1 from Monday to Friday, kids eat free with every adult main during the summer break at Sizzling Pubs. www.sizzlingpubs.co.uk


Ikea, nationwide locations
Kids eat from 95p this summer at Ikea, image via website.

In need of a bit of retail therapy? Assuage your spending guilt by taking advantage of IKEA’s deal – choose from a kids meal for just 95p or £1.50 for a combination meal including a hot meal, piece of fruit, jelly and a drink. Valid until 3rd September. www.ikea.com.


Marks & Spencer, nationwide locations
M&S Kids Eat Free is back this summer, image via website.

Peruse the food hall, homewares and clothing in the British institution department store that is M&S, before taking a break in the café. Take advantage of Kids Eat Free and pick up a free Kids’ Munch Meal when you spend £5 or more. Choose a hot breakfast main, like pancakes or dippy eggs and soldiers, or sit down and enjoy lunch main, such as jacket potato with beans and sausages, or a ham and cheese toastie, snack and drink. It’s available until 2nd September. www.marksandspencer.com


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