Even in a chic, cosmopolitan city like London, families can find restaurants where their little ones are not only tolerated, but welcome.

When you've got kids, price is sometimes a concern. Frankie's Italian Bar & Grill in Chelsea helps alleviate that concern and families will enjoy the casual atmosphere, complete with brown paper tablecloths that the kids can draw on. Pizzas and grilled items will appeal to everyone in the family. 3 Yeoman's Row, 020 7590 9999.

For the family-friendliest atmosphere, Blue Kangaroo in Fulham takes the prize. Although Jamie Oliver may not approve of the menu (you may have heard of his latest venture to bring healthy meals to schools), parents will enjoy the fact that they can feed the kids and send them down to the play area and then give themselves a chance to enjoy a nice meal and even a glass of wine or two. 555 King's Road, 020 7371 7622.