When eating out as a family there's no need to lower your standards, there are restaurants of every stripe at your service, from gastropubs to fine dining.
Younger children can work up an appetite for penne pomodoro in the Jelly Beans area at The Chestnut Tree Pub, Talardy Hotel, The Roe, St Asaph, Denbighshire (01745 536710; talardy.co.uk). The mini Mexican platter at acclaimed vegetarian restaurant Demuths, 2 North Parade Passage, Bath (01225 446059; demuths.co.uk), includes tortilla, guacamole, salsa and grated cheddar. The seven course "mini-gastronomes" tasting menu at Roussillon, 16 St Barnabas Street, London (020-7730 5550; roussillon.co.uk) includes a chocolate dessert topped with gold leaf. "Young adults" eat the same food as their parents at The Highwayman, Burrow, Kirkby Lonsdale (01524 273 338; highwaymaninn.co.uk), such as Goosnargh chicken breast.