Editor's note: this blog post was originally written in 2015 and has since been updated. Enjoy!
Heading out for dinner with the family? If you've got little ones, you'll know just how pricey a family meal out can be.
If the sight of a waiter approaching with the dessert menu is enough to make you go into a cold sweat, then never fear. We've pulled together all the places where kids eat for free, or for as little as a pound.
Get saving your hard earned cash with all these great deals.
Psst - want even more restaurant savings? Check out our Restaurant Vouchers page, updated every day with all the latest restaurant discounts.
Kids eat FREE
Giraffe - Kids eat free at weekends
This is a great offer to keep in mind. Every weekend at Giraffe, kids eat absolutely free with the purchase of an adult main. Not limited to just a main meal, kids can enjoy a main, drink and a dessert.
Giraffe's menu has food from all over the globe, so a visit here is a great way to get your little ones excited by new and exotic foods. Available every weekend, this is offer is not to be missed!
Beefeater Grill - Kids eat free breakfast
Kickstart your day the right way with a free breakfast for your little ones, when you buy a full breakfast for yourself. That's breakfast for three for less than a tenner!
Beefeater know how to do breakfast and their extensive menu is filled with all your fave choices - both cooked and continental. Enjoy crispy bacon, hash browns, cooked pastries and a wide selection of coffees and juices. Delish!
La Tasca - Kids eat free
Spanish restaurant La Tasca have also joined in on the free food fun, with children eating free when an adult spends £10 or more on their food.
Kids can choose from seven delicious main courses and lots of tasty puddings. They'll really be spoilt for choice and best of all, this great offer is available all day, every day!
Brewers Fayre - Kids eat free breakfast
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and at Brewers Fayre pubs your little ones can enjoy theirs for absolutely free.
With the purchase of one adult £9.50 breakfast meal, up to two kids can enjoy their breakfast at no cost. What a great way to start the day!
Heathrow Airport - Kids eat free at selected restaurants
This is a great offer to remember if you're flying from Heathrow anytime soon. During qualifying dates and at selected restaurants, kids eat for free with the purchase of an adult main.
The cost of a holiday is expensive as it is, so make sure you save your pennies and make the most of this offer at the airport. Some of the restaurants involved in this offer are:
- Gordon Ramsay Plane Food
- La Salle
- The Prince of Wales
Sounds like a great way to kickstart your holiday to me!
Not free, but still pretty good...
Frankie & Benny's - Kids eat for £1
Family favourite Frankie & Benny's offer a great deal where with every main meal purchased, kids can enjoy a kid's meal for £1.
The kid's menu has absolutely loads of options, so you can be sure that they'll be something your little one will adore. For just £1, they can enjoy a main, side, drink and dessert. The perfect place to enjoy a family meal out, for less.
Prezzo - Kids eat for £1
All day, every day, kids eat for £1 at your local Italian, Prezzo. Treat the little ones to all their faves for less than you might think with this delicious restaurant offer!
Kids of all ages and appetites will find something to their fancy on the Prezzo menu. They have two menus (Kids and Tots) with wholesome and tasty dishes your children will love.
Chiquito - Kids eat for £1
Tex-Mex restaurant Chiquito have also got involved with the cheap family dining experience, offering kid's meals for just £1 with the purchase of an adult meal. Get your little ones trying new and exciting foods at an absolute bargain price!
Crown Carvery - Kids eat for £1 on Sundays
You just can't beat a classic roast dinner and at Crown Carvery the whole family can enjoy one - for less than you might think.
On Sundays and bank holiday Mondays, kids under 10 can enjoy their roast for just £1. Yum!
Table Table - 2 courses for £1.99
Table Table Pub Restaurants are a great place to enjoy a cheap family meal out. Monday - Saturday before 5pm, kids can enjoy a 2-course feast for just £1.99.
Plus, each kids main meal contains at least 1 of your little ones 5 a day, so you can be sure that they're eating right.
Bella Italia - Kids eat for £1
Bella Italia's kids menu is award-winning and with very good reason. They offer two menus, one for very little ones and one for slightly older children. Best of all, kids can enjoy these menus for just £1 when an adult meal is purchased.
Filled with all their Italian favourites, Bella Italia's kids menu is sure to become a firm favourite in your household. At these prices as well, it won't just be the kids that are smiling but your bank balance too!
Hungry Horse - Kids eat for £1 on Mondays
Hungry Horse pubs are the place to be on Monday nights, as when an adult pays full price, up to two children can enjoy a meal from the kid's menu for £1.
Your little ones can enjoy picking and choosing their own meal, made up of lots of tasty options. Why not check it out?
Sizzling Pubs - Kids eat for £1 on weekdays
Treat the family to a weekday meal at your local Sizzling Pub, where with the purchase of an adult meal you'll get a kid's main meal for £1.
With so many great options, even the fussiest of eaters will find something they like on the Sizzling Pub menu.
Just sign up for the Sizzling Pubs App to enjoy this great saving.
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