Dining Out for Free with Kids – North East Suggestions


The summer holidays are looming ahead, filled with boredom and expense! Trying to come with ideas that won’t break the bank to keep them fed and entertained is mentally draining for us Mums and Dads. My list of free places to visit (see post here) made me contemplate whether there are any offers available for our little sproglets to dine out for free. I have found these options so far, although there may be more participating restaurants announcing deals over the upcoming weeks once the kids break up. Let me know if you’ve seen any more advertised!


Kids eat free here Mon to Thursday between 12 and 3pm. This offer runs until the end of September.image

Twin Farms, Shiremoor


Children eat free Monday to Friday between 12 and 6pm until the 31st August at this pub.

Liberty Brown, Sunderland


The Seaton Lane Inn, Seahamimage

Read more about Seaton Lane’s free meal offer for children on their website here.

Tango Durham

Kids under 10 can eat for free at this Durham City restaurant until the 31st of August with every adult meal purchased.

Las Iguanas, Newcastle

Children eat for free this summer when an accompanying adult orders a main meal from the a la carte menu (lunch menu not included).

Available everyday during the summer holidays at all Las Iguanas locations except Royal Festival Hall and Resorts World Birmingham.

Carter & Fitch, Washington

Kids eat FREE! …With every adult lunch bought Monday to Thursday 12-6pm. It is a 3 course lunch available for children too, so good value for money.

Jamie’s Italian, Newcastle

imageWhen you pop to a Jamie’s any time this August your little ones can enjoy a choice of six award-winning dishes – complete with their much-loved “shake-me” salads, a drink and a dessert – on the house when you order a main meal. The code KIDSNONGC unlocks this offer, which you will receive if you signed up for their newsletters.

Café Rouge, Newcastle

Receive 1 free kids’ set menu with every adult main purchased. Available from 12 noon every day, valid until 25th August 2016.

 Frankie and Benny’s 

imageIf you download the Frankie and Benny’s app kids eat for free until the 2nd of September. For more information visit their website here.

Man vs Food Grill, Heaton & South Shields 

You get one child’s meal FREE (Sausage, Chips & Beans, Fish Fingers, Chips & Beans or Veggie Nuggets, Chips & Beans) for every adult meal ordered at Man vs Food Grill at either locations. For our review of the adult main meal options, see post here.

Cabana Brasil, Newcastle

imageKids can eat for free all day, everyday, all summer, at Cabana Brasil. They are eligible for a 3 course meal and a drink with any full paying adult up until August 31st. To read our review of Cabana Brasil, click here.

La Tasca, Durham

Simply turn up at La Tasca on a Sunday and you’ll get one free kids’ meal (aged eight and under) when one adult spends £10 or more on full-priced food dishes. So, if you’re a family of four (two adults and two children) both adults must spend £10+ to get two free meals for your kids. Each free kids’ meal includes three mini tapas, a dessert and a drink.

Handmade Burger Co, Various Locations

Under 12’s can enjoy a junior burger & side for FREE when an adult burger is purchased.

Viva Brasil, Grey Street

Viva Brasil is free for under 10s accompanied by a paying adult. It is also worth noting it is cheaper to eat before 5pm, when the price increases for the evening churrasco.

Loch Fyne, Gosforth

Kids eat free every day at Loch Fyne in Gosforth during school summer holidays from 12noon-6pm from the kid’s menu only (not including kid’s brunch). One child eats free from the children’s menu when an accompanying adult purchases a full price main course from the a la carte menu or daily specials.

Davanti, Whitley Bay

imageOne child (age 10 years max) eats for free per adult during their Happy Hour (times include 12-2pm and 4-6.30pm Monday to Friday). Offer includes a pizza and pasta of their choice. For more information check out their Facebook page here.

Crown Carveries

There’s no voucher to print off to qualify for a free kids meal at Crown Carvery. Just drop in on any Sunday (and bank holiday Monday) and choose from the meals on their carvery menu. For each adult in your party ordering a roast or pub classic meal, a child under 10 gets a smaller carvery on the house. For North East locations check here.

zazaChildren under 4 also dine for free locally at ZaZa Bazaar, located in The Gate, and at Aneesa’s it is 3 and under. Worth noting if dining out with toddlers. Older children qualify for half price meals in these buffet restaurants too.

The Stone Trough in Low Fell have an offer running from Monday to Friday all through the summer holidays with any kids meal for just £1 with every full priced adult meal. Not quite free, but a bargain none the less.

We hope this guide has been helpful, and we would love to hear your thoughts on dining out with kids.

Thanks for reading,

Pip x

Since writing this post, North East Family Fun have said that Fratello’s Jesmond offer a free kids meal with any adult meal purchased. Find out more by reading her post here.



  1. samantha rickelton

    My kids love F&B’s so we will no doubt end up there at some point during the hols. Prezzo quite often have a couple of kids eat free deals across summer too and they are very good value.

    In the summer we quite often use our taste cards and order 4 pizzas between us at places like Pizza Express which usually works out cheaper than kids eat free ect….

  2. Nyomi

    Great list. We love loch Fyne and I didn’t know that. Thanks. Sharing now on my FB page.

    1. Emma Phillips (Post author)

      Thank you! I keep adding when I hear of offers 🙂


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