Little Kitchen is a specialist cookery school in Bristol offering workshops for adults and children, run by Madeleine and Claire. Madeleine is a mum to gorgeous Francesca who has just turned 1, Claire sometimes gets to look after her too.

For this week's #FoodFriday, they give us their run down of the best foodie places in the city for parents wanting to go somewhere nice with their kids…

Little Kitchen

The Station Kitchen, Silver Street

This place is spacious with plenty of room to negotiate a pushchair as well as plenty of seating and high chairs. If you’re popping in for coffee there is a very tempting range of sweet treats, which include lots of delicious brownie variations. Lunch includes daily specials of healthy colourful salads, filled pittas and tarts (many for under £4). Too add to this, they have one of the best baby changing facilities in the city!

Milk Teeth Café & Stores

Only opened earlier this year, Milk Teeth is a cool café set just off Portland square (not very far if you’re in Cabot Circus) which sells delicious coffee. There are a range of cakes and juices available and although small, there are still highchairs available and a very good changing facility.

Salt & Malt

Based on the edge of Chew Valley Lake, this is a little out of the city, but worth the journey. Enjoy a walk around the lake (a bit tricky with pushchairs if muddy!) and follow up with fish and chips! If you’re looking for something lighter, they have a full range on the menu and are open from breakfast until night time. High chairs are available and the changing facilities are good, it’s also a great place to enjoy the beautiful view. Another Salt & Malt has just opened at Wapping Wharf on the Harbourside.

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Among many of the lovely places to visit in the new Wapping Wharf is Pigsty, run by very friendly staff. They sell a delicious bacon sandwich (among many other delicious meaty options), although it’s on the smaller side, so keep that in mind. They have highchairs and changing facilities around the back. A lovely place to go on a sunny morning after a Harbourside walk.

The Knowle

This new pub in south Bristol is bright and airy, it is tastefully decorated and sells a good variety of food. They run baby groups from here and there’s plenty of space and highchairs, although the baby changing facilities are a bit of a squeeze! If you’re looking to have a bite to eat, they do a great 2 for 1 deal on Paninis Monday-Wednesday.

About the authors: Madeleine and Claire run Little Kitchen cookery school, which is based in Brislington. The cookery school offers classes for adults and children, covering everything from ‘Macarons’ and ‘Pastry’ to ‘Curries of the World’ and ‘Pasta’. Their newest course is ‘First year foods cookery’, taking new parents and carers step-by-step through the daunting task of baby weaning!

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Cabot Circus
Shop/Shopping Centre
Cabot Circus

Under cover award winning shopping centre in Bristol, offering all well known high street stores, boutiques, cafes, restaurants and Cinema de Lux, split over 4 levels. Open from 10.00am until 8.00pm Monday to Saturday and 11.00am until 5.00pm on Sun

Little Kitchen Cookery School
Cookery School
Little Kitchen Cookery School

They provide a relaxed, well-equipped cooking environment with small class sizes and offer affordable workshops and courses for adults and children.

The Kitchen
The Kitchen

The Kitchen, located in the old fire station of Bristol (look out for the red doors!) near Nelson Street, is a relaxed and inspiring space.