Gastronomy with the family

The art of eating well is a family affair, thanks to restaurants which have children’s menus.

Bateaux Parisiens / Croisière enchantée - Terrasse

You can start enjoying gastronomy at any age! Today, numerous restaurants propose menus that have been carefully put together to awaken the taste buds of novice gourmets.

A good opportunity to discover some of the best restaurants in Paris. On the programme, starred restaurants, historic establishments, legendary brasseries and unusual places!

Most of these menus are reserved for children aged up to 10 or even 12. Check with the restaurant in advance.

To book a table at a "top restaurant"

And for those big occasions, don’t hesitate to book a table at a top restaurant. Several starred establishments provide children’s menus. Guy Savoy is one of the first to have created a menu especially for children; the menu ‘Découverte des saveurs’, in his former Parisian restaurant Le Cap Vernet. According to him, good cooking should be learned from an early age. For the anecdote, it is Guy Savoy who lends his voice to Horst in the French version of the animated film Ratatouille.

At the Four Seasons Hotel George V, the three-starred restaurant Le Cinq of chef Christian Le Squer has put together the menu des ‘triplés’, mise en scène by Nicole Lambert, the designer of the three little characters.

Under the aegis of starred chef Stéphanie Le Quellec, winner of Top Chef 2011, the restaurant La Scène offers the ‘Menu des princes et princesses’, which clients put together by choosing from a selection of à la carte dishes – a nice way of awakening the taste buds of little gourmets.

And, children are regaled at the very chic Le Bristol hotel! Starred chef Eric Frechon of the 114, Faubourg came up with the idea of a delicious ‘Hippolyte’ menu (the name of the hotel’s rabbit mascot) adapted to the palace’.

At Drouant, the restaurant of chef Antoine Westermann, the 15-euro children’s menu offers a tasty and healthy menu that appeals to kids by offering a variety of textures and tastes: fruit and vegetable cocktail, hors d’oeuvres, colourful sorbets, etc. The restaurant is also a reference for culture as it has hosted the Goncourt awards since 1914! An opportunity to introduce children to the literary world.

Four Seasons hotel George V Paris - Le Cinq
Brasserie Thoumieux, intérieur 1, Paris © Stéphane de Bourgies

Historic restaurants or legendary brasseries

Envie de partir en famille à la découverte des succès qui font la renommée de la cuisine française traditionnelle ? Direction les restaurants historiques et les brasseries mythiques de la capitale. Dans ces lieux chargés d’histoire, on se régale dans de superbes décors, dont certains sont classés monuments historiques !

Why not enjoy a family meal at one of the historic restaurants or legendary brasseries that have made traditional French cuisine so famous? These places full of history have wonderful decor – some are listed monuments–, and they serve great food!

Among the cult brasseries is the famous Coupole at Montparnasse, a gem of art deco, listed on the registry of historic monuments. The cuisine features traditional brasserie food, including Indian style curry with ‘Label Rouge’ lamb, on the menu since 1927! As for children, they will love the menu specially adapted for them.

Just opposite Saint-Lazare, the legendary Brasserie Mollard is one of the oldest in Paris. Opened in 1895, the establishment is also listed as a historic monument. In a lavish 1900s decor, diners feast on fish and shellfish, notably the delicious bouillabaisse with fillets of rockfish. For children, there is a menu at 10 euros.

Staying with the railway atmosphere, destination the first floor of the Gare de Lyon at the Train Bleu. Here too, the fully-renovated belle époque and neo-baroque decor is impressive. Of note, the children’s menu proposes half-portion dishes from the standard menu. That is another good reason for choosing the house speciality: roasted leg of French lamb, served in slices.

Opposite the Gare du Nord, Le Terminus Nord is popular with travellers who come here to enjoy the famous house saueurkraut. Children have their own menu to choose from.

Among other mythical establishments in Paris with menus for children are: the Gallopin and its menu ‘Pas pour les grands’ (‘not for grown-ups) and the Alsatian brasserie Bofinger.

At the Au Pied de Cochon, a veritable Parisian institution, pork is cooked in all different ways, with for example the famous ‘Tentation de Saint-Antoine’ (a dish composed entirely of pork) as well as the traditional soupe à l’oignon gratinée one of the best in Paris. There is also a special children’s menu.

Renowned for its famous traditional pot-au-fe and os à moelle, Chez Clément has put together various menus, including the gastronomic ‘le P’tit Clément’ which offers the best of French traditional cooking with, among other delights, ravioles du Dauphiné (Label rouge) gratinées au parmesan or confit de canard with purée de pommes de terre maison.

Chez Françoise is a restaurant that seeks to offer traditional, elegant and refined French cuisine. In addition to dishes for children, little-ones can enjoy a fun lunch with a make-up artist and children’s activity leader, every Sunday. So, parents can relax, and the kids are entertained!

Restaurant Bofinger - Salle - Paris -  © OTCP - DR
Au Pied de Cochon - Table

An extraordinary setting

To dine with a panoramic view of Paris, head to the restaurant 58 Tour Eiffel, on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower. The opportunity to discover the newly redesigned first floor with its spectacular glass flooring. In terms of food, light and fun lunches are served picnic basket-style, and there is also a special version for children. In the evening, the atmosphere is more chic and the food gastronomic. Children can enjoy a gourmet menu elaborated by chef Alain Soulard.

Feel like a gourmet and bucolic meal with the family away from the busy city? Le Châlet des Iles welcomes you on an island on the Lac inférieur in the Bois de Boulogne. To get to the restaurant, you take a little ‘ferry’ boat. Children love it! The menu offers traditional cooking, and for children, there is the ‘Menu de l’Ile aux enfants’.

Why not combine gastronomy and culture? You can do this in the sumptuous setting of the Restaurant du Musée d’Orsay, situated on the first floor of the museum. As well as the great classics, chef Yann Landureau proposes original dishes linked to what is happening at the museum, plus, there is a menu for children. It is a great place to enjoy good food after an exhibition. On Thursday evening, you can take advantage of a special package including a visit to the museum and dinner.

And for a real change of scene, why not embark for a dinner cruise on the Seine? Children adore them and several companies offer children’s menus: the Bateaux-Mouches, the Vedettes de Paris, the Capitaine Fracasse, the Bateaux Parisiens and its Petit matelot menu, Paris en Scène, etc.

Finally, for an original and musical evening out with the family, the Bel Canto is the restaurant to go to. Young music fans can take advantage of a children’s menu elaborated by the chef Eric Léautey and served by opera singers. A gourmet way of discovering opera!

Young ‘sailors’ go to the seafood brasserie Bar à huîtres. At this restaurant in Montparnasse, the setting is reminiscent of a beautiful Cap-Ferret wooden cabin. The menu features the best in seafood, and children have their menu ‘Pirate des Caraïbes’. The menu is on an iPad so they are sure to have fun!

58 Tour Eiffel - Salle 1
Bateaux Parisiens / Croisière enchantée - Terrasse
Hippo Paris Bastille 4 eme - Interieur, Paris © Alikaphoto A.C

Hi-tech fans will love Flunch too: children order their meal on a tactile screen and then go and pick it up from a stand reserved just for them. There is even a play area for them!

And on the subject of activities, there is plenty to keep them entertained at Hippopotamus. This restaurant chain, specializing in meat, has plenty of treats in store for children: balloons, games, video screens showing cartoon films.

Kid’s menu (up to 12 yrs) at €7.50.

58 Tour Eiffel Member

Traditional French cuisine | In a museum or monument
Champ de Mars - 1er étage de la Tour Eiffel, Paris, 75007

Located on the 1st floor of the Eiffel Tower, this restaurant offers a unique panoramic view of Paris and serves high-quality......

Vedettes de Paris Member

Brasserie | On a boat moored at quayside
Port de Suffren, Paris, 75007

On the river, just below the Eiffel Tower, the Vedettes de Paris welcome you at the Terrasse des Vedettes from April to November,......

Bateaux Parisiens Member

Restaurant original for its venue or entertainment | On a boat moving on the water
Port de la Bourdonnais, Paris, 75007

Among all the companies sailing on the Seine, Bateaux Parisiens knows how to give you a real taste of Paris. Its embarkation......

Bateaux-Mouches Member

Restaurant original for its venue or entertainment | On a boat moving on the water
Pont de l'Alma Rive Droite - Port de la Conférence, Paris, 75008

Discover or re-discover the magic of the Seine by sailing past some of the most prestigious monuments in history on one of the 14......

Bel Canto Member

Cabaret / Show
72 quai de l’Hôtel de Ville, Paris, 75004

Come and dine on stage at the Bel Canto Restaurant. Every evening, the Bel Canto restaurants combine Opera and fine dining with......

Capitaine Fracasse Member

Restaurant original for its venue or entertainment | On a boat moving on the water
Embarquement sur l'île aux cygnes - Accessible par le milieu du Pont Bir-Hakeim, Paris, 75015

Enjoy a user-friendly dinner during a two-hour cruise with prices starting at 65 euros. You leave from the the île aux cygnes in......

Paris En Scène Member

Restaurant original for its venue or entertainment | On a boat moving on the water
Été : escale du pont Saint-Michel - 12 quai des Orfèvres. Hiver : escale Île aux Cygnes - Milieu du pont de Bir-Hakeim, Paris, 75001 - 75015

Starting at 42 euros we offer the less expensive cruise on the Seine. Everynight we offer 3 cruises on the Seine. Lasting......

Brasserie Mollard Member

115 rue Saint-Lazare, Paris, 75008

A listed historical monument, this luxury brasserie has a 1900s decor that is unique and typical of Paris: ceramics, mosaics and......

Brasserie Terminus Nord Member

23 rue de Dunkerque, Paris, 75010

A mix of art nouveau and art deco close to the Gare du Nord, this traditional brasserie opened in 1925 and has since been a......

Bistrot Benoit Member

Bistro | In a museum or monument
Sous la pyramide du musée du Louvre, Paris, 75001

Under the pyramid, in the heart of the Louvre Museum, Bistrot Benoit welcomes visitors all day long in a warm atmosphere with......

California Grill Member

Traditional French cuisine | In a hotel
Disneyland® Hotel - Disneyland® Paris, Marne-la-Vallée, 77777

Elegant restaurant at Disneyland® Paris. Refined international cuisine with vintage wines.

Brasserie Bofinger Member

5-7 rue de la Bastille, Paris, 75004

Opened in 1864, not far from Place des Vosges and Place de la Bastille, the Bofinger brasserie is considered to be one of the......

Flunch Paris Beaubourg Member

Fast food
21 rue Beaubourg, Paris, 75003

Self-service restaurant offering a variety of dishes in a family-friendly atmosphere.

La Coupole Member

102 boulevard du Montparnasse, Paris, 75014

La Coupole is a shrine to art deco. It was created in 1927 by two men from Auvergne, Ernest Fraux and René Lafon. On the evening......

Le Train Bleu Member

Brasserie | In a museum or monument
Gare de Lyon - 1er étage - place Louis Armand, Paris, 75012

Luxury brasserie on the first floor of Gare de Lyon, built for the World's Fair and opened in 1901 by the President, Emile......

Le Vaudeville Member

29 rue Vivienne, Paris, 75002

Get away from the crowds of the city. Cross the Vaudeville terrace without letting yourself be distracted by famous actors,......

Brasserie Flo

7 cour des Petites Écuries, Paris, 75010

When you enter this little paved courtyard at the heart of the 10th arrondissement, not far from Gare de l'Est, you can enjoy a......

Au Pied de Cochon Member

6 rue Coquillière, Paris, 75001

This famous restaurant in Les Halles district has always had a friendly atmosphere since its opening in 1947. A thriving place in......

Le Restaurant du Musée d'Orsay Member

Brasserie | In a museum or monument
1 rue de la Légion d'Honneur, Paris, 75007

The Musée d'Orsay's restaurant, a mixture of a listed place with a contemporary style, with 1900 decor, whose frescoes by Gabriel......

Les Ombres Member

Restaurant original for its venue or entertainment | In a museum or monument
27 quai Branly, Paris, 75007

In the heart of the beautiful gargen of the Musée du Quai Branly, perched on the roof terrace, the Les Ombres restaurant offers a......

La Grande Cascade 1/5 MICHELIN Member

Gastronomic restaurant
Allée de Longchamp - Bois de Boulogne, Paris, 75016

Mirrors and gilt, a terrace and a rotunda: the sumptuous setting enhances the pleasure of a sophisticated meal at this 1850......

Le Cinq 3/5 MICHELIN

Gastronomic restaurant | In a hotel
Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris - 31 avenue George V, Paris, 75008

Le Cinq is a must-see Parisian destination on its own. At Le Cinq, French cuisine concocted by Christian Le Squer reaches new......


Gastronomic restaurant
16-18 place Gaillon, Paris, 75002

Drouant is an institution on the Parisian gastronomy scene. Established in 1880, the restaurant is the venue each year for the......

L'Auberge du Bonheur

Traditional French cuisine
Allée de Longchamp - Bois de Boulogne, Paris, 75016

L’Auberge du Bonheur is a traditional restaurant located in the heart of the Bois de Boulogne. Offering a complete change of......

Brasserie Gallopin

40 rue Notre-Dame-des-Victoires, Paris, 75002

The Gallopin is located at Place de la Bourse, near Bourse metro exit and car park, close to the Grands Boulevards, Opéra,......

Chez Françoise

Traditional French cuisine
Aérogare des Invalides, Paris, 75007

Chez Françoise is a traditional French gourmet restaurant, opened in 1949, in the 7th arrondissement of Paris. With varied......