Kids Eat Free this Summer in Newcastle, Gateshead and North Tyneside

Kids eat free in Newcastle, Gateshead or North Tyneside Summer 2017 As you Like it Bella Italia Jamie's Italian

Today I'm continuing the frugal theme of the summer holidays, and bringing together all of the places that I can find which offer free kids meals over the summer holidays. I have two toddlers who veer daily between human dustbins who want to eat everything in sight, to fussy bird-like eaters who are horrified at the suggestion you might expect them to actually try something that you have paid for. So when I couldn't be bothered to cook the other day, I was on the hunt for a somewhere that we'd get a free child's meal. I managed to find quite a few, but it took a fair bit of googling. So here is a list which will hopefully help you if you are on the hunt for a cheaper family meal out. 

I've started with the independents as it's always nice to support local businesses, but it's got to be said that the free kids meal offer availability is much better at the chains. After detailing the restaurants I've moved on to supermarkets (sometimes needs must) and then finally a couple who are offering a kids eat for £1 offer. Please leave us a comment if we've missed anything out and we'll add it in. 

As ever please check with the organisation before heading out to visit any of these places to double check offers as they can change.

Kids Eat Free

Davanti Whitley Bay

Offer: Kids eat free at Davanti Whitley Bay over the summer holidays. Pizza or pasta for your little bambino!, for free! It includes one pizza (max one topping) or a pasta dish of carbonara/bolognese/napoli. All children must be accompanied by an adult and to use this offer it is one child eats free per adult present.

Available: In conjunction with the Happy Hour menu which is available between 12pm-6:30pm Monday to Friday.

To redeem: Call 0191 2521159 to book

Fratello's JEsMOND

Offer: Kid's eat free at Fratello's Newcastle Jesmond for the duration of the 6 weeks holiday's. One free kids meal for every adult main meal purchased. Menu has kids options of pizza, pasta, chicken strips, meatballs or fishcakes. Children must be under the age of 13 and must be accompanied by an adult eating a main meal.

To redeem: Call 0191 212 5500 to book

As You Like It

Offer: As You Like It in Jesmond's Super Summer Holiday Offer is for kids to dine FREE! It's a good offer too. It's free Monday - Thursday, when the cost of the kids meal would usually set you back £6.95. The small person's menu includes  3 courses (starter: dough balls or soup, mains: choice of 8 including spag bol, pizza or home made chicken nuggets, dessert: choice of 6) plus a drink. The food in As You Like it isn't cheap, but with this offer at least you aren't paying for the kids. We've always enjoyed our meals there, and found it to have a good atmosphere too.

Available: Monday to Thursday From 12pm–3pm until 31st August

To redeem: You have to pre-book this offer and mention it when you book. Telephone number to call is 0191 2812277

Dobson and Parnell (Sunday Only)

Offer: I haven't been to Dobson and Parnell yet, but I'm pretty sure it is the poshest offering on this list. I think it'll be a couple of years before our two will be sensible enough to visit somewhere as nice as here, but it's a great chance to visit without having to pay for children's food. Three courses for an adult will set you back £19, and kids will get a free Sunday roast when an adult dines with them. Offer is available for children up to the aged of 12.  One child’s meal per one adult dining.

Available: Every Sunday from 12-4pm. This one isn't just for summer either, and offer expires 26/11/17

To redeem: Advanced online bookings only.  Follow this link and in the special request button type: Kids Eat Free

Kids Eat Free Chains

Bella Italia - Newcastle or the Metrocentre

Offer: I tried this offer out the other day (The photos in the header are from our visit - I did hose them both down afterwards - promise) and it was great. Really good value. Kids eat free, but you can choose from two sizes of kids menu - one for toddlers and one for older kids. I pushed my luck and got the older kids meal free which I then shared between my two toddlers. We all really enjoyed the meal, and the offer made it comparable with cafe prices. I paid £15 for my whole bill, including my pizza and a drink. The kids menu includes a starter, main and dessert, and kids can choose from pizza, pasta, burgers, or fish and chips. High fives to Bella Italia Metrocentre for being child friendly too - they had baby wipes in the baby change toilet. 

Available: Not valid on Saturdays. Available all day Sunday-Friday. Valid until 12 September
To redeem: Visit this webpage and enter your details to get your code. No need to print it out - you can just show the server your code on your phone. 

Barburrito - THe Metrocentre

Offer: For this offer you have to be a member of the Metrocentre Kids Club which you'll need to visit their welcome desk to collect your kids club lanyard pass. If you want you can fill in your details in advance on this page, or just fill in the form at the welcome desk as you'll need to pick up your lanyard from there anyway. The Barburrito menu doesn't include what the kids get, but from memory its a mini burrito I think. The burritos here are lovely. Not as good as Zapatista, but not too far behind. Prices for adults are between £6-8 depending on your options.

Available: During school holidays

To redeem: Pick up your kids club lanyard from the Metrocentre welcome desk.

Rossopomodoro (upstairs in john lewis Newcastle)

Offer: One of the better offers as it's on every day (although not available until 3pm). Children eat for free in the Neapolitan kitchen and bar. Choose 2 courses from the children's menu (normally £7.45 - side note ouch how expensive is that for a kids meal?) with every adult main course purchased. Choose from 2 starters, then pizza, pasta or chicken for main, then the choice for dessert is ice cream) 

Available: Every day across the summer holidays between Friday 21 July and Sunday 3 September. This offer is between 3pm and last orders each day and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
To redeem: Just call in - no vouchers etc needed. 

Jamie's Italian (Newcastle)

Offer: Another offer which is on every day, although at Jamie's Italian the free offer is just for one course. The kids menu mains are normally between £6.50-£7 anyway though so a decent saving (although again - how expensive are they normally!) I do love Jamie's though, the Newcastle restaurant has a great atmosphere, although I've never been with the kids before. I recommend the burger if you are thinking of going. 

Available: Everyday until 31 August,

To redeem: Give your server the code KIDSTP

Las Iguanas (Newcastle - Grey street or quayside)

Offer: I love Las Iguanas, which offers Latin style food. I haven't been with the kids, mainly as i'm not sure how it would go down with them, but when I'm not paying for a child's meal it means I can be a bit more adventurous. The offer is that each grown up ordering a main meal from the a la carte menu can claim a free niños meal which includes a main, dessert & drink from the kids menu. Options include Wacky Tacos, Crazy Quesadilla, Cod Bites and Crispy Chicken and desserts such as Churros - a donut made for dunking into a chocolate dip.

Available: The offer is running everyday until Sunday 3rd September 2017. It doesn't include the lunch menu though.

To redeem: Just call in - no vouchers etc needed. 

Pizza Express - (Eldon Square or Metrocentre)

Offer: These offers seem to be associated with the Intu kids clubs, either the Eldon Square or Metrocentre ones, and there is no expiry date on the website - so do check it before heading out, if you fancy this offer. One complimentary 3 course children's meal with every adult meal. To redeem this offer you'll need to pick up your Kids Club lanyard from the welcome desk in either Metrocentre or Eldon Square

Available: Not specified on the Intu Kids Clubs websites presumably every day. 

To redeem: Join the kids club and collect your lanyard from the welcome desks in either the Metrocentre or Eldon Square. 

Giraffe - Eldon Square

Offer: At Giraffe you can get one free kids meal deal (main, selected drink and dessert) per full price adult main purchased. The kids menu is probably the most varied of all of the options on this post, with kids able to choose from 14 meals, including katsu curry and bangers, beans and wedges as well as the usual pasta/nugget/burger options. The meal deal is normally £6.50 so is saving a decent amount too.

Available: Available all day Monday - Sunday. Offer ends 3rd September 2017.

To redeem: Just call in - no vouchers etc needed. 

Kids eat free - supermarket cafes


Offer: I live really close to a Morrisons so sometimes end up there on the nursery run home. The only reason that we go is because of the free kids meal. They always seem to have some offer on, so an adults meal plus kids meal and drinks ends up at less than £6. The food isn't great, but it fills a hole, and as an insider tip the Thai green curry could almost be classed as appetising. 

Available: Available whenever the cafe is open.

To redeem: Spend £4 or more on an adult hot meal (or £3.50 at breakfast time) no need for any vouchers. 


Offer: Very similar to the Morrisons offer, kids get a free meal when an adult spends more than £4

Available: Weekdays after 3.30pm.

To redeem: Spend £4 or more on an adult meal.

Kids Eat for £1

Carluccios - Newcastle or Metrocentre

Offer: £1 kid's meal from Kid's menu with the purchase of an adult main

Available: Everyday between 12 noon until 5pm. Until Thursday 31st August 2017.

To redeem: Print this voucher or show on your phone to a member of staff when placing your order.


Offer: A kids’ main meal for £1 when you buy an adult main course.

Available: Everyday. Until 3 September 2017.

To redeem: Print this voucher or show on your phone to a member of staff when placing your order.

Toby Carvery

Offer: Kids can eat for just £1 each. The voucher allows up to 2 children to buy a meal for £1 when an adult buys a main meal.

Available: Monday- Saturday only exc Bank Holidays until 9th September 2017.

To redeem: Once you have signed up to the mailing list here, your voucher will be sent to you.


Where on this list would you recommend? Have I missed anywhere off? Do leave us a comment with any reviews for other families. 

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