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{London} Would it be crazy to take a toddler to any of these restaurants?

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{London} Would it be crazy to take a toddler to any of these restaurants?

Kelly | Feb 24, 2011 01:35 PM

We're off to London for a 4-day weekend in early March -- and it will be my first time there en famille with our 20-month-old. We're planning on hitting some old favourites where I'm not at all concerned about having a toddler along: Lahore, the Golden Hind, some stalls at Borough Market.

But of course there are lots of places I'd LIKE to return to/try out where I'm not sure he/we would be welcome. So, 'hounds, I'd appreciate your thoughts on which, if any, of the list below would be accessible for us.

Bocca di Lupo
Quilon
Moti Mahal
St John Bread and Wine
Anchor and Hope
Draper's Arms
32 Great Queen St
Regency Cafe

Basically, I'm keeping the bar low: would it be possible to get in with a Maclaren umbrella pram, and would the occasional hoot/holler and scramble for dropped toys be tolerated with good grace?

We don't need a high chair, though tables with banquette seating are always a plus. Himself's culinary needs are not worthy of consideration, as he's Mr. Picky (oh cruel, cruel wound to a foodie mama) and will likely subsist on bread and cheese we tote along. Armed with sufficient toy cars, we recently emerged unscathed from three-course lunches in Paris.

Any of these would be for lunch, though I'm intrigued by the idea of a pre-theatre-time dinner at Bocca di Lupo.

Many thanks in advance!

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St John
26 St John St, Islington EC1M 4AY, United Kingdom

Quilon
41 Buckingham Gate, London, Greater London SW1E 6, GB

Moti Mahal
45 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AA, GB

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