The first “Harden's Eating Out With Babies and Toddlers” is now available (£5.95 at amazon.co.uk) and lists the top baby and toddler friendly restaurants and cafés in the country. The release of the guide follows a survey which revealed – along with other shocking truths – that almost a third of parents have been turned away from a restaurant or café when they arrive with their young family in tow.
Other issues highlighted by the survey that were regulary encountered by parents included a lack of entertainment in restaurants for babies and toddlers (91 %), a lack of baby-changing facilities (85%) and no high chairs (76%).
The guide names The ‘chic’ Wolseley, in London, as the nation’s most baby-friendly independent restaurant and Giraffe as the UK's most baby-friendly restaurant chain, followed by Pizza Express and Carluccio’s.
The guide lists more than 1,000 venues and is based on feedback from 8,000 restaurant-going parents.
I'm ordering one! Sounds like a great gift too.