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Beat the cost of living crisis this summer: Read our list of places where kids can eat for free or for £1, during the school holidays in Portsmouth

School holidays are upon us and parents might be groaning at the thought of extra expense. That’s why we’ve put together a list of pubs, restaurants and cafés where kids can eat for free or for £1 this summer in Portsmouth.

We’ve only listed offers in the Portsmouth area, but many of the offers are available nationally and across Hampshire too. If you’re travelling out of town do check individual websites for more details.

We’ll add new offers to our list as and when we get them so do bookmark this page and check back regularly.


1. Beefeater pubs/restaurants

With a paying adult, up to two kids get FREE breakfast at Beefeater restaurants during the unlimited breakfast service.

  • Harbour Lights – 1 Southampton Road, North Harbour, Cosham, Portsmouth, PO6 4SA
  • Rusty Cutter – 65 Bedhampton Hill Road, Bedhampton, Havant, PO9 3JN

2. Brewer’s Fayre pubs/restaurants

Two kids under 16 can eat for FREE with every paying adult at Brewers Fayre. The unlimited breakfast is a great way to start the day.

3. Dobbie’s garden centres

Kids eat FREE in Hampshire at Dobbies Garden Centres with an adult main meal. The offer includes the kids lunch menu or pick ‘n’ mix’ meal, plus a drink. This offer is available every day from 12pm.

  • Dobbies in Havant – Bartons Rd, Havant, PO9 5NA

4. Melted – Gourmet toasties

Get a free kids toastie with any adult toastie. This offer is only valid when you order by phone. Call 07973388418. Offer details on the Melted Facebook page

More FREE café meals for the kids. Get one free kid’s meal with any adult meal costing £4.49 or over. All day, every day. T&C’s apply.

‘Ask for Ellen’ is available at any Morrison’s café. You will get a portion of two standard crumpets absolutely FREE and no questions asked. The scheme runs 17 July to 13 August and is available to anyone, all day, every day.

  • Victory Retail Park, Flathouse Road, Portsmouth, PO1 4QP

 6. Asda supermarkets

Asda has a number of great offers to help families feeling the pinch.

Kids under 16 eat for £1 – all day, every day!

FREE Ella’s baby food pouches – For children under 18 months old with any purchase.

FREE WiFi available throughout all their stores.

FREE water refills

  • Asda, Larchwood Avenue, Bedhampton, PO9 3QW

7. Café Rouge 

Kids Eat Free from Monday 17th July until Sunday 10th September. Children can enjoy 2 or 3 lunch or dinner courses from our kid’s menu for free, with any adult main.

  • Unit R24 & 94 Canalside, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, PO1 3FA

8. Bella Italia

Kids eat for £1 with every adult main from 4-6pm on Monday-Thursday.

  • Unit R10, Waterfront, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, PO1 3TA

9. Hungry Horse pubs/restaurants 

Hungry Horse are doing everything they can to make parents lives a little easier. This summer choose two adults mains accompanied with two Kids meals for just £15 Available all day every day from 1 July to 3 September

  • Sovereigns, Kingston Crescent, Portsmouth, PO2 8AL
  • Farmhouse, Burrfields Road, Portsmouth, PO3 5HH

10. The Wellington pub in Old Portsmouth

Kids eat for a £1 with every main meal purchased.

  • 62 High Street, Old Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2LY

11. Premier Inn

Breakfast for kids is on the house at participating hotels. Two under-16s can eat breakfast for free when one adult orders a full Premier Inn Breakfast. Available to people who are staying there and non-residents, the deal runs from 10 July to 1 September.

  • Binnacle Way, Ports Solent, Portsmouth, PO6 4FB
  • 1 Isambard Brunel Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2TR


Coming soon! Keep your eyes peeled for our bumper list of the best picnic spots across Portsmouth for National Picnic Month