Why they back the #Ittasteslikelove campaign:
“Family is important to us, and everyone who dines with us is an extended member of our family – and that includes babies. We fully support a woman’s choice to breastfeed her baby whenever and wherever she chooses, and this includes all Black Sheep Restaurants venues. We pride ourselves in offering all mothers a safe and welcoming environment.” – Malique Goldin, Director of Guest Experience.
What they do and why you should go:
What’s not to love about the family-friendly atmosphere of this Greek taverna?
A fusion of classic French bistro and local influences, BELON now boasts a Michelin star. High-end restaurants can be inexplicably difficult about nursing mothers, so it’s excellent to have “safe” special-occasion options.
All-American diner with booths, jukebox and a menu of cult favourites. Great vibe and kind staff make it a winner for new parents.
With Big Apple style, Italian-American food and cool music, this one ticks all the boxes whether you’re with the children or not.
If you’ve travelled through Southeast Asia, you’ll know that people bring kids out in the evenings to dine and people-watch. No reason why you can’t carry on this tradition at this busy Vietnamese kitchen and bar.
This slick Japanese izakaya is an unlikely stop if you’re nursing, but one to bookmark for your return to wild nights out.
Where New York’s Chinatown meets Hong Kong’s cha chaan tengs. With a no-reservations policy and lively atmosphere, this isn’t necessarily somewhere to bring baby, but know that if you need to, they have your back.
This vibrant Sri Lanka eatery makes us think of holidays. Great if you’re in SoHo and need something simple and yummy for an early dinner. If you’re nursing, choose the seats against the wall for extra comfort.
With branches in SoHo and TST, these spacious Parisian steakhouses are the go-to for red meat cravings and addictive fries.
Classic Vietnamese fare served in a Parisian brasserie-style setting, this is an excellent choice if you feel like being a grown-up after baby-and-me classes.
This is more grab and go, but if you’re used to breastfeeding in a carrier, make a pit stop here and pick up the best banh mi in town.
Evoking 1960s Beirut, this SoHo Middle Eastern spot is a firm favourite, and it’s great that this doesn’t need to change just because you have a family.
If you’re after excellent pizza with a great family atmosphere, this is a good choice and well located – one branch is just off the Central–Mid-Levels escalator in SoHo and the others on Wanchai’s trendy Ship Street.
This tandoori grill is a fantastic family spot with a lush menu. It also has a Michelin star, so if you’re entertaining foodie visitors and have a bub in tow, this might be the solution.
Breastfeeding in public is normal in Italy, so much so that the Pope recently welcomed nursing mothers to the Sistine Chapel. It makes sense that this darling restaurant that offers diners a taste of the coastal cuisine of places such as Amalfi, Puglia and Sardinia should have the same approach.
A neighbourhood Thai kitchen offering authentic Bangkok shophouse dishes with a twist, most of them easy to eat with a babe in arms. A great choice if you want something casual but inviting for dinner.
Another good option if you’re on the hop and need a quick bite or drink, but as they have high bar stools, it’s probably better to keep your baby in the carrier if you’re planning on breastfeeding.