Where can kids eat for free in the summer holidays? Full list of restaurants

24 July 2023, 16:51

Children can eat free and restaurants and cafe's across the UK
Children can eat free and restaurants and cafe's across the UK. Picture: Getty Images/M&S

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Naomi Bartram

By Naomi Bartram

Where can children eat free in the summer holidays? All the chains and restaurants your kids can get cheap meals over the next six weeks.

With the cost of living crisis affecting millions of families across the country, parents are looking for ways to save over the summer holidays and free meals have become a really important part of that.

And it’s good news for mums, dads and guardians as many restaurants, supermarkets and hotels are offering free meals to children over the next few months.

In fact, favourites such as Bella Italia and M&S have some great deals to entertain and feed your little ones.

So, which restaurants and cafes are offering free and discounted meals over the summer? Here's a full list of restaurants offering the food discount.

Asda cafe's have special deals on
Asda cafe's have special deals on for those with children. Picture: Alamy


Deal: £1 kids meals all day

Offer running dates: End of the year (2023)

The budget supermarket is offering kids the chance to eat for £1 ‘All Day, Every Day’ at Asda cafes, with no adult spend required. To make the offer even more appealing, adults can also grab a half priced meal after 3pm. They are also offering a free piece of fresh fruit with every meal.

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Deal: One free Kids Hot Meal Deal wit every adult meal

Offer running dates: Monday-Fridays only between Mon 24th July - Fri 1st September 2023

Kids can choose from a Hot Meal Deal, Kids Breakfast or Kids Pick 'n' Mix deal with any adult purchase with popular option including beans or avocado on toast, baked chicken goujons or a sandwich. Fresh fruit and vegetable side dishes are included depending on the meal deal you choose.

Sainsbury’s Cafe

Deal: Children eat free with the purchase of one adult meal.

Offer running dates: From 11:30am everyday during the summer holidays

Cure hunger on your weekly shop with this great free meal offer. Children can either choose a hot meal or the kids lunch bag along with every adult meal purchased which can be as cheap as £5.20.

M&S Cafe

Deal: Free kids meal every time you spend £5 in the cafe.

Offer running dates: Available weekdays between 24th July to 1st September 2023

Kids can enjoy a £4 Kids Munch Menu free of charge every time you spend £5 or more in the Café. The Munch Menu includes a main, snack and a drink which includes hot and cold options like cheesy tomato pasta, jacket potatoes and pancakes.

It’s available between 24th July to 1st September 2023 in England and Wales. In Scotland it finishes on 18th August and Northern Ireland until 1st September.


Deal: Spend £4.49 for one free kids meal

Offer running dates: All day, every day

Grab your shopping and a cheap meal with this amazing meal offer for families! Only suitable for children under 16.

YO! Sushi!

Deal: One free kids meal with a full-paying adult

Offer running dates: Available from Monday 10th July until Friday 1st September, weekdays only.

Take them out for something a little different this summer holiday with a sushi night! There are some excluding stores so make sure to check before you head out.

Bella Italia

Deal: Children eat for £1 with any adult main dish

Offer running dates: Offer is valid 4-6pm Monday to Thursday

Book your table at this Italian favourite where kids can eat a three course meal for just £1. They can tuck into favourites like pizza, fish and chips and pastas.

Some restaurants have extended the offer for weekends too so check before you book.

The Real Greek

Deal: Children under 12 eat free every Sunday when £10 is spent by an adult.

Offer running dates: Summer holidays

Expand their love of food with a Greek spread! The offer includes a children’s meal from the kids' menu (mezze or souvlaki wrap), plus a drink and ice cream or sorbet for dessert

Kids can get cheap meals in Morrisons across the country
Kids can get cheap meals in Morrisons across the country. Picture: Alamy

Beefeater & Brewers Fayre

Deal: Two free children's breakfasts with one paying adult.

Offer running dates: Available 6:30am until 10:30am midweek and 7am until 11am at the weekend.

Fill up for your day ahead with a breakfast of champions where you can feed two children for the price of one adult breakfast at £9.99.


Deal: Children meals from 95p

Offer running dates: From 11am, summer holidays

Ikea is more than just great furniture, you can also get great kids meals! You can get a kids pasta with tomato sauce and a soft drink for 95p. Other kids meals are also available for just £1.50.

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Deal: Two children eat free all day, every day with the purchase of one adult main meal

Offer running dates: Monday 24th July until Friday 1st September, weekdays only

With a menu that suits all of the family, why not make a trip to Bills where two children can eat for free sure to make your final bill a whole lot lighter.


Deal: Children under 10 get a free mini pizza with every full-paying adult

Offer running dates: School holidays

Who doesn't love a pizza night?! You can find Purezza pizzerias in Brighton, Hove, London, Bristol and Manchester.

Pausa Cafe @ Dunelm

Deal: Free kids meal with every £4 spent in the cade

Offer running dates: All day, everyday

Children get one mini main, two snacks and a drink for free if an adult spends £4 in the cafe.

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