The River Café hardly needs an introduction. This well-known restaurant is both a celebrity hang-out and a favourite brunch locale for London families. The prices are high, but the food is so good it’s worth it. I once read somewhere that the best Italian food in Europe can be found at the River Café — meaning even better than Italy itself. I’m sure that made the Italians angry… and perhaps it was a generous compliment, but the food is really that good. The restaurant is located on the Thames and has a grassy courtyard separating it from the river. On a sunny day you can sit outside and let your kids run around while you finish your meal. Otherwise, they have paper and crayons to keep your kids entertained inside. Perfect for family brunch on the weekend. Just make sure to book well in advance.