Have the holidays got your kids working up an appetite? These familyfriendly restaurants are perfect for hungry little ones
Have the holidays got your kids working up an appetite? These familyfriendly restaurants are perfect for hungry little ones.
For Outdoor Play
With a sand playground, a cow-shaped slide and even an edible outdoor garden, there’s plenty to do besides eat! There’s a dedicated kids’ menu featuring familiar favourites like lasagne and pasta. Plus, there’s an extensive list of beers, cocktails and mocktails embellished with herbs grown on-site.
Its spacious, padded playground fitted with slides and climbing areas for kids to play in is located right next to the bistro. They also serve kid-friendly items like sausages, fries and salads. Do your grocery shopping at Huber’s butchery while you’re there, and enjoy the walletfriendly bistro food.
From building sandcastles to splashing about in the sea nearby, there’s plenty to do at this seaside joint. Feel like you’re holidaying in Hawaii by tucking into dishes inspired from the region, such as Kalua Pig Taco ($25), Ahi Poke ($20) and Saimin Salad ($15).
For A Relaxing Afternoon
This sprawling 10-acre space has guided farm tours, potting sessions and hands-on activities to engage kids. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, the bistro serves up local staples like Nasi Lemak ($15 for a set), Chicken Curry ($20 for a platter) and Samosas. Little ones get to choose from Fish and Chips, Spaghetti Bolognese and Curry with Rice.
This eco-conscious restaurant is great for a relaxing brunch and unwinding after a morning walk with the family.Food For Thought is known for their all-day breakfast items like French Toast ($9), Tomato Poached Eggs ($12) and Banana Walnut Pancakes ($14). Its outdoor playground has slides, climbing areas and a mini playhouse, and the kids’ menu includes items like Milk Chocolate Pancakes ($7) and Beef Bolognese Linguine ($9).
For Indoor Play Areas
Savour Thai-Western delights like Thai Basil Chicken Rice ($9), Chicken Chop Grill ($11.50) and Mac and Cheese ($11.50). For $5 an hour, kids get a free flow of art materials at the Craft Corner of the cafe. From foil art, paper puppets, sock monkey kits and so much more, there’s plenty to do to keep your little ones occupied.
Cafe Melba offers a calming environment for kids. Let them join the Kids Club, where they get to collect a loyalty stamp and a mystery gift. On weekends and public holidays, the restaurant sets up a bouncy castle and a giant tic-tac-toe game. Indulge in Australiasian perennial classics like all-day breakfast items.
For Hearty Meals
If your child is an adventurous eater, Long Chim is a great place to introduce them to Thai food. The kids’ menu includes Thai signature dishes such as roast duck on rice, rice noodles with soy and chicken, and grilled chicken with sweet chilli sauce. Each main comes with a drink for $15++.
For Enjoying The Outdoors
With a bouncy castle, balloon sculpting and children’s bowling alley, this sophisticated space is a genuine kid’s utopia. Spend some quality time with the young ones while savouring tasty soul food like Roasted Pork Rack ($32), Braised Beef Cheek ($28) and Norwegian Salmon Confit ($29).