15 family-friendly restaurants your kids will love

September 05, 2017
  • For Outdoor Playgrounds: Open Farm Community
    1 / 15 For Outdoor Playgrounds: Open Farm Community

    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, and adults will love the hearty and locally-sourced dishes that meld Asian and Western flavours such as Tagliatelle with Braised Oxtail ($27++) and Mud Crab Pappardelle with Thai Curry Sauce ($28++).

    There’s also an extensive list of beers, cocktails and mocktails embellished with herbs grown on-site.

    Where: 130E Minden Road
    Find out more: www.openfarmcommunity.com

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  • For Outdoor Playgrounds: Huber's Bistro
    2 / 15 For Outdoor Playgrounds: Huber's Bistro

    Its spacious, padded playground fitted with slides and climbing areas for kids to play is located right next to the bistro.

    There are also kid-friendly items like sausages, fries and salads.

    Do your grocery shopping at Huber’s butchery while you’re there, and enjoy the wallet-friendly bistro food like like sausages (from $9.90), steaks (from $28) and cold cut platters ($12.80) that we know you’ll love.

    Where: 22 Dempsey Road
    Find out more: https://hubers.com.sg/

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  • For Outdoor Playgrounds: Ola Beach Club
    3 / 15 For Outdoor Playgrounds: Ola Beach Club

    From building sandcastles to splashing about in the sea nearby, there’s plenty for kids to do at this seaside joint. Ola also has showering facilities for junior to clean up just before mealtime.

    Feel like you’re holidaying in Hawaii with dishes inspired from the region, such as Kalua Pig Taco ($25), Ahi Poke ($20) and Saimin Salad ($15).

    Where: 46 Siloso Beach Walk
    Find out more: http://www.olabeachclub.com/

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  • For A Relaxing Afternoon: Poison Ivy Bistro
    4 / 15 For A Relaxing Afternoon: Poison Ivy Bistro

    Located in the Bollywood Veggies compound, the sprawling 10-acre space has guided farm tours, potting sessions and other hands-on activities to engage kids.

    Plus, is perfect for helping kids work up an appetite. 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.

    Where: 100 New Tiew Road
    Find out more: http://bollywoodveggies.com/bistro-farm/poison-ivy-bistro

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  • For A Relaxing Afternoon: Food For Thought at Botanic Gardens
    5 / 15 For A Relaxing Afternoon: Food For Thought at Botanic Gardens

    Nestled within the Singapore Botanic Gardens, this eco-conscious restaurant is great for a relaxing brunch and unwinding after a morning walk with the family.

    The restaurant 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).

    Where: #B1-00, Tanglin Gate, 1 Cluny Road
    Find out more: www.foodforthought.com.sg/branches/Singapore-Botanic-Gardens

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  • For A Relaxing Afternoon: Slappy Cakes
    6 / 15 For A Relaxing Afternoon: Slappy Cakes

    If you’ve always wanted to make pancakes with your little ones but don’t quite enjoy the potential cleanup after, this is the perfect place to go.

    Prices start at $8.50 for a bottle of batter. Let the kids flex their creative muscles customising their very own pancakes, with various flavours and toppings.

    Where: #01-20/21, The Grandstand, 200 Turf Club Road and #01-29, Resorts World Sentosa, 26 Sentosa Gateway
    Find out more: www.slappycakes.com.sg

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  • For Indoor Play Areas: EatPlayLove Cafe
    7 / 15 For Indoor Play Areas: EatPlayLove Cafe

    If you’re looking to spend some quality time with your other half, EatPlayLove is a great place to visit.

    Your kids can enjoy the free-play concept while you watch them from a distance. 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.

    Where: #01-07, 28 Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street
    Find out more: www.eatplaylove.com.sg

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  • For Indoor Play Areas: Bombay Cafe
    8 / 15 For Indoor Play Areas: Bombay Cafe

    Don’t be put off by the flamboyant interior of the restaurant (it’s blindingly pink), with collages of Bollywood visuals plastered across random walls. Not that it’ll matter once food is served.

    Here, street style food woo urban palates; it’s vegeterian but you won’t even realise meat is missing from the menu.

    Start with their popular mushroom kurkure, cheesy stuffed mushrooms served with mint chutney.

    Their dosa (crepe) and naan (flatbread) are delicious and you really should get an assortment of curries to dip them in.

    Where: 308 Tanjong Katong Road
    Find out more: www.bombaycafe.com.sg

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  • For Indoor Play Areas: Cafe Melba at Mediapolis
    9 / 15 For Indoor Play Areas: Cafe Melba at Mediapolis

    Despite its business park surroundings, Cafe Melba at Mediapolis offers a calming environment for kids.

    Let them join the Kids Club, where they get to collect a loyalty stamp and a mystery gift with every visit.

    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 Eggs Benedict, Truffle Fries and all-day breakfast items.

    Where: #03-01, 1 Stars Avenue
    Find out more: www.cafemelba.com.sg

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  • For Indoor Play Areas: Montreux Jazz Cafe
    10 / 15 For Indoor Play Areas: Montreux Jazz Cafe

    Be entertained by live jazz and blues performances from international and regional acts, while tucking into hearty comfort foods like burgers, roast chicken and wraps.

    Let the kids enjoy their own entertainment in the dedicated kids’ room, run by a children’s entertainment agency.

    Where: #01-02, Pan Pacific Orchard, 10 Claymore Road
    Find out more: https://www.montreuxjazzcafe.com/en

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  • For Hearty Meals: Long Chim
    11 / 15 For Hearty Meals: Long Chim

    If your child is an adventurous eater, Long Chim is a great place to introduce them to Thai food. Plus, under Australian celebrity chef David Thompson’s tutelage, you can be assured of a stellar meal.

    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++.

    Where: #02-02, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue
    Find out more: https://longchim.com.sg/

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  • For Hearty Meals: Jamie’s Italian at Vivocity
    12 / 15 For Hearty Meals: Jamie’s Italian at Vivocity

    Dining at Jamie’s as a kid is heaps of fun.

    Not only is the menu presented in a Viewfinder so kids have even more fun deciding what they want to eat, each child that dines at Jamie’s gets a little pack of fun card games.

    As since Jamie Oliver’s long been an advocate of healthy eating for kids, they can savour nutritious Italian classics like Spaghetti Vongole ($18.50), Simple Baked Lasagne ($27). Or share a pizza (from $23.50) with the family.

    Where: #01-165/167, Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk
    Find out more: https://www.jamieoliver.com/italian/singapore/home/

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  • For Hearty Meals: Super Loco
    13 / 15 For Hearty Meals: Super Loco

    Located in Robertson Quay, the restaurant has plenty of space outside for kids to whizz about on their scooters or skateboards.

    Dining by the riverside is a real treat, with so much space for your kids to run about freely. Kids can tuck into the Chicken taco ($6) or ham and cheese quesadilla ($7), while you enjoy tortas (from $14), quesadillas (from $14) and tacos (from $8).

    Where: #01-13, The Quayside, 60 Robertson Quay
    Find out more: http://super-loco.com/

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  • For Enjoying The Outdoors: Vineyard at Hortpark
    14 / 15 For Enjoying The Outdoors: Vineyard at Hortpark

    With a bouncy castle, balloon sculpting and children’s bowling alley, this sophisticated space is a 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).

    Where: #02-02, Hort Park, 33 Hyderabad Road
    Find out more: http://www.vineyardhortpark.com.sg/

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  • For Enjoying The Outdoors: Brussel Sprouts
    15 / 15 For Enjoying The Outdoors: Brussel Sprouts

    If you’re a huge fan of beer, the restaurant has over 200 different brands of beer and is known for its seafood dishes.

    Mussels and clams are the main stars of the restaurant, so be sure to order them (prices start from $32 for a starter size and $42 for a main size).

    On most weekends, the restaurant has a visiting balloon sculptor that comes in, and kids eat for free with every paying adult on weekends and public holidays!

    Where: #01-12, The Pier At Robertson, 80 Mohamed Sultan Road
    Find out more: http://brusselssprouts.com.sg/

    This article first appeared in The Singapore Women’s Weekly 

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