Dining with Family

Top Family Friendly Restaurants in Wexford


Going out for a family meal with children can sometimes be an ordeal for parents, especially those with very young children. From trying to get your little ones to sit still in high chairs to feeling like all the other customers are staring at you, urging you to keep your children quiet. Sometimes it just doesn’t seem worth the effort.

But all is not lost…thankfully the vast majority of food establishments in County Wexford go above and beyond to welcome families and ensure they have a very pleasant experience.

Below is a list of the Top 5 family friendly restaurants in County Wexford. These places have the WOW factor when it comes to family dining. Happy Children = Happy Parents!


  1. Amber Springs Hotel, Gorey, Co Wexford.

This beautiful hotel which is run by the Redmond family, is located in the North Wexford town of Gorey. Most of their ingredients are grown and sourced from their own farm which is not too far from the hotel. The Amber Springs boasts many dining options, all of which are family friendly and provide children’s menus.  The restaurants are:

—Kelby’s Fine Dining Restaurant

—BBG Bar and Grill

—Farm Steak House

—Farina Authentic Pizzeria and Garden Restaurant

What makes this location a number one for families, is the amount of children’s activities that they offer on site. Their playground, which is located just outside the BBG Bar and Grill is fantastic, the children can’t eat their dinners quick enough to get out to it.  There is also a covered seated area outside, where families can enjoy their meal “al fresco”. Also available is mini golf, go karting, football facilities, a VR games room (over 10s), indoor playzone for younger children and of course their famous Amber Train.  (please note that charges apply for some of these extra facilities).

For more information on The Amber Springs Hotel, please visit https://www.ambersprings.ie



        2. Kelly’s Resort Hotel & Spa, Rosslare, Co Wexford

This fabulous establishment is a favourite among those who travel to Wexford. This perfect location is just a mere few minutes walk from the fabulous Rosslare Strand where the family can enjoy a walk on the beach or a dip in the sea with the kids. It’s not just the location that catches our eye but also the extremely professional and friendly staff that work here who aim to provide a warm welcome and a memorable dining experience for all the family. There are two family dining options at the hotel:

-The award-winning Beaches Restaurant is the main restaurant at the hotel.

-Another great option is the La Marine bar/bistro.

For more information on Kelly’s Resort Hotel, please visit https://www.kellys.ie/


        3. Riverside Park Hotel, Ennsicorthy, Co Wexford

This magnificent 4-star Hotel, located on the banks of the River Slaney in the historic town of Enniscorthy has been welcoming families for years.  The staff are so friendly and go out of their way to assist with highchairs and helping you with bringing your food to the table if you have went for the Carvery option.  Their Prom Bar is very spacious and there is plenty of seating and room to park up buggies, which is always great. They offer a great children’s menu and there is also the option for children to have half portions of their roast of the day dishes. The Carvery is second to none and has so many options. The hotel also has other dining facilities which include their Tex Mex Restaurant, the Alamo and their fine dining restaurant, The Moorings. Within a very short walk from the hotel is a community playground, which will keep the children amused for ages.

For more information on the Riverside Park Hotel, please visit https://www.riversideparkhotel.com


       4. The Riverbank House Hotel, Wexford Town

Everything about this Wexford Town Hotel is beautiful.  From it’s delightful garden entrance to the River Bar spacious Terrace.  There is a strong emphasis placed on seasonal local produce and the food is nothing short of divine. The River Bar and Restaurant serve food all day and they have a very good children’s menu. In the sunnier, warmer weather, families can enjoy their meal “al fresco” on the Terrace which over looks the Slaney Estuary.  Children are so happy to be watching the many boats that come in and out of the Estuary along with the wildlife. The staff are so accommodating and always on hand to assist with the food options for the children, seating for larger families and generally making the family dining experience enjoyable and memorable.

For more information on the Riverbank House Hotel, please visit https://www.riverbankhousehotel.com


       5. Brandon House Hotel, New Ross, Co Wexford

This exquisite Country manor Hotel is located on the outskirts of the bustling town of New Ross. This hotel is extremely popular with locals and visitors to the town and welcomes families with open arms. The staff are so friendly, and they pay special attention to the children and make them feel like very important guests. With a very large dining area and plenty of larger tables available, the Brandon House Hotel is a very popular child friendly hotel. The Carvery offers the very best of traditional food and there’s always options for even the fussiest eaters. The Library Bar has an extensive children’s menu with plenty for the little ones to choose from. There is a great atmosphere in the hotel and families can feel very relaxed and happy in this popular, Wexford hotel.

Nearby, families can visit the JFK Arboretum and the Dunbrody Famine Ship which are located very close to the Brandon House Hotel.

For more information on Brandon House Hotel, please visit https://www.brandonhousehotel.ie


      6. Roches Bar and Restaurant, Duncannon, Hook Peninsula, Co Wexford

This delightful Bar and Restaurant located on the Hook Peninsula is an excellent, family-oriented dining option. Roches Bar, is a family run business and they source and use only local and nationally produced ingredients.  They even have their own herb and vegetable garden. It is very spacious on the inside and has plenty of large tables to accommodate families.  An extensive children’s menu is on offer with plenty of healthy options and few tasty treats for the kids that eat all their dinner. The ambience is relaxed, and it has that lovely homely feel about it. Hook Lighthouse is only a short drive from Roche’s bar and so is the infamous Loftus Hall which offers family friendly tours, if you dare …….

For more information on Roches Bar and Restaurant, visit http://www.rochesbar.ie/

These are just the top 5 family friendly restaurants in Wexford, however, there are many establishments that are fantastic and offer the very best in service, friendliness and a Cead Mile Failte.