Some of the Best Family-Friendly Restaurants in Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok has a bewildering array of great places to eat, but not all of them are child friendly in terms of items like high chairs, kids menus, or other such family oriented amenities. Fortunately, there are some establishments that do this, like the uber-friendly Crepes & Co, where they not only have a games corner and comic books, but also a full menu for youngsters. Charley Brown's is another good spot that does the same, all to the tune of tasty Mexican food, as is Cafe Tartine, a French cafe/boulangerie which serves breakfast and brunch, where they show kid's movies, have colouring books, and feature great value kid's menus. For sheer entertainment, kids will love Katron Flying Chicken, where unicycle riding waiters catch catapulted chickens with skewers while they are airborne (and then deliver them via unicycle to your table!). For vibrant street life, the whole family should head to Chinatown and experience Lek and Rut Seafood, while those looking for something a bit more elegant should head up to Vertigo, on the roof of the Banyan Tree Hotel, where the best views in Bangkok await those willing to splurge out for a fancy dinner. One thing is certain, nobody will be going hungry here!

If the kids enjoy seafood, bring them to Lek and Rut, where the energy is high and people watching fantastic. Lek and Rut have become an institution. This small street stall got its start by getting the overflow crowd from the other famed street...  Read More

If you can afford it, the kids and mom and dad will love the staggering views at Vertigo. The seafood grill here, led by roasted snow fish served with capers and butternut squash as well as the Appetizer Plate featuring seared bay scallops,...  Read More

Shogun has been around for awhile, and is noted for consistent and tasty Japanese food, with fresh sushi and sashimi leading the way on a large menu full of traditional Japanese dishes. They cater, do great teppan-yaki, and for families, are...  Read More

Cabbages & Condoms

For a fun lesson combining food and the birds and the bees, head to Cabbages and Condoms, where condom art fills the walls and the focus is on education, sexual awareness, and fun. You can eat good food for a good cause here. The restaurant...  Read More

Gastro 1/6
Photo courtesy of Kamonwan Sanissara

Gastro has a nice garden setting and a small kids menu, making it a good family eating choice for breakfast or lunch. They do bananas and peanut butter on toast and even child versions of full English breakfasts. Yes, it's pricey, but where else...  Read More

Plenty of antique teddy bears, kitsch, stuffed toys, and all else to make a child's playroom come to life is just one reason why parents will appreciate Mr. Jones' Orphanage. This unique cake shop and dessert restaurant, created by fantasy...  Read More

Outside the city

If you are looking for a unique and fun place to take the kids, you can't beat Katron. Katron specializes in chicken, and to be precise, in flying chicken! At Katron, grilled chickens are put into catapults and then shot across the room to...  Read More

Crepes & Co.
Photo courtesy of courtesy of Crepes and Co

As they say on their website, "kids are very much welcomed." This is one of Bangkok's most family friendly menus, offering a kids' menu, special corner with toys, and selection of comic books to go along with the delicious food. The regular...  Read More

Charley Brown's serves up Mexican food and makes it easy for the whole family to enjoy. While their margaritas and daiquiris will keep mom and dad busy and happy, there is a kid's menu to go along with the larger sized portions of quesadillas,...  Read More

From Croque Monsieur to baguette sandwiches and build your own salads, the menu is seriously good here, with soups, sandwiches, salads, roast meats, and divine eggs Benedict rounding out the French boulangerie and cafe style menu. Mainly a...  Read More


Meet Dave Stamboulis

Dave Stamboulis is a travel writer/photographer based in Bangkok. Born in Athens, Greece and growing up in the U.S., Dave first discovered Bangkok while on a 45,000-kilometer bicycle trip and...  More About Dave