One thing every child loves is spending quality time with their parents. Whether it’s over a delicious meal, or simply running around at the park in the evening, the important of quality time and bonding cannot be underestimated.
Here at SETHLUI.com, we’re big believers in “good food = good mood”, so here is a selection of 17 kid-friendly restaurants in Singapore for quality bonding with the young ones.
1. E-Sarn Thai
E-Sarn Thai has been around Singapore for more than a decade under the lovely Thai boss and founder, Madam Achara. She had her very first place at Farrer Market Hawker Centre, selling simple Thai dishes like beef noodles.
E-Sarn Thai’s The Grandstand outlet has a simple kid-friendly play area for customers of the restaurant, which comes with soft mats and a little slide. You can watch over your kids if you seat yourself along the corridor at this Thai restaurant.
200 Turf Club Road, #01-13, The Grandstand (formerly Turf City), Singapore 287994
+65 6468 4484
Tue to Sun: 11.30am – 9pm
Closed on Mon
IKEA prides itself as a family-loving brand, and I’m sure families love it too. With two branches located at Alexandra and Tampines, each of these family-friendly wings of IKEA is where both parents and their kids rejoice upon finding affordable Swedish dishes, special kids’ menu, high chairs and play areas all in one place.
Smaland is the name given to the supervised play area at the entrance of the store, where parents can drop their kiddos while they head in for their adult furniture shopping duty. Reward everyone for a great day out by indulging in a meal at IKEA’s restaurant, where their fare has satisfied more families than we can count.
If you’re looking for something a little different — such as letting the young ones play at the beach while you relax with a cold drink with your spouse, Trapizza at Shangri-La is where you should be. Nothing beats an al fresco chill-out, with the cool palm breeze kissing your face.
Nonetheless, this bistro is also great for a morning of fun, play and entertainment for the kids and the family, especially on the weekends. The whole family can head to the beach for a paddle before the noon sun sets in. After which, parents can unwind over a slice of pizza and a glass of cocktail, while the kiddos cavort in the play gyms.
10 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 098995
+65 6376 2662
Mon to Thu: 12pm – 9pm
Fri to Sun: 11am – 10pm
4. Open Farm Community
Located right next to Dempsey Hill, Open Farm Community showcases a relatively new concept of farm-to-table dining here in Singapore. The restaurant seeks to provide a platform for families to explore food, through sharing about in-house vegetables and fruit orchards, gardening workshops as well as dining.
You’ll be surprised by the restaurant’s interesting activities that engage both the young and old, one of which is lawn bowling that is held in an open-space area next to the al fresco dining venue.
5. District 10 Bar & Restaurant
Mention District 10 Bar & Restaurant and you’ll most probably think of working adults hanging out after hours, and not so much of a restaurant for families. However, the branch here at UE Square is an exception.
Come the weekend, the restaurant blows up its bright and colourful bouncy castle, giving your young ones a kid-friendly area to let loose while you chill out for a while.
The laid-back, family-friendly space is perfectly designed for families to feel right at home. Kids will be captivated by the bouncy castle on the outdoor patio. For the younger tots, a special playpen with toy cars, colouring books and pencils will keep them occupied.
This is the perfect choice for children’s parties, lined with play pads to ensure the safety of the kids. The 240 square metre play area provides plenty of room for them to run freely and explore their surroundings.
District 10’s special kid-friendly menu offers delicious options like Roasted Mini Chipolata With Fried Eggs And Fries (S$9), Black Angus Mini Burger With Fries (S$9) and Fish Fritters With Sauteed Vegetables (S$9).
6. PS. Cafe
At PS. Cafe‘s outlet at Harding Road (Dempsey Hill), the soft lighting and relaxing music coupled with an unimpeded view of the surrounding greenery makes this restaurant the ideal place to hang out with your loved ones.
The food is sumptuous and unbelievably generous in terms of their portions. The Double Chocolate Blackout Cake (S$16) is surely heavenly gratification for all chocolate lovers and those with a sweet tooth. It’s very popular among kids as well.
7. Huber’s Bistro
Huber’s Bistro was flourishing well at Dempsey Hill, so much that it moved down the hill to a bigger place. The ‘newly colonised’ area is an expansion of the bistro, adding on to the two-storey butchery that Huber’s occupies at the top of the hill.
Nestled in nature, the bistro now has a casual, more al fresco-themed ambience to it. It even has a soft-fall playground next to it, where you can park your young ones as you and your spouse relax over your weekend brunch and date.
8. Cafe Melba
Tucked away in Goodman Arts Centre, away from the bustle of the city is Cafe Melba, an ideal place for a laid-back meal with either friends or family. An Australian-inspired cafe, the cafe serves up classics as well as gourmet coffees and luxury teas.
What I love most about Cafe Melba is the layout of the restaurant. Diners have the freedom of choosing whether to dine indoors or out on the widespread lawn — excellent for you to lay your mats for a picnic with your fam.
Cafe Melba also blows up its bouncy castle on weekends, and parents can keep your eyes on your kids in the midst of your al fresco dining. With a wide range of beverages, you and your child can choose from a series of indulgent milkshake flavours like peanut butter, to healthier drinks that include carrot, beet and celery juice which are quite refreshing.
Not forgetting the special kid-friendly menu which consists of scrumptious yet, well-tailored portions of mains. It comes with juice and an ice-cream, and kids get an activity sheet together with colour pencils to pass the time.
9. Quentin’s The Eurasian Restaurant
A little-known fact about Quentin’s The Eurasian Restaurant is that it is fantastically kid-friendly, with excellent service as well as an indoor play area. With life-sized toy cars, slides and ball pools along with an extensive library of books, the kiddos can really go wild here while you catch up over a meal with your significant other.
Topping it well, Quentin’s serves up hearty Eurasian food. Signature mains here include the Cambrang Bostador (S$18.50). Not to forget, the Sugee Cake (S$6.50) is a must-try at this authentic European restaurant.
10. Riders Cafe
Tucked away in lush greenery at the heart of the Bukit Timah is one of the most unique venues — Riders Cafe grants you the privilege of dining up-close with horses.
With an old world charm and a relaxing ambience, the cafe not only appeals to fans of the equestrian variety, but also to folks of all walks of life seeking a breather from our fast-paced city life.
Head down on a Sunday and with just S$10, kids can enjoy pony rides at nearby Bukit Timah Saddle Club. Other special features of the cafe include an outdoor playground and watching horses from the restaurant’s outdoor deck.
Note that the cafe is full on weekends, hence do call one or two days beforehand to make reservations for your weekend dining and fun at Riders Cafe.
11. Vineyard at Hortpark
Vineyard at Hortpark has a more sophisticated and serious setting that seems suitable for business meetings or in-depth discussions among adults. Yet, with the arrival of the weekend, the place is transformed into a kid-friendly utopia.
Featuring in-house activities including the bouncy castle, archery zone, bowling, balloon sculpting as well as a kids’ corner, this place is indeed gorgeous for a weekend out with the kiddos. It’s one of the best kid-friendly places for quality time spent with the young ones through eating, playing as well as educational reading.
[email protected] offers a hideout for the appreciation of live music in the good company of other talented arts cluster. The restaurant holds a ‘Saturday Social BBQ’ every Saturday of the month, when music-loving parents can sip their beers while their kids are kept occupied by the play area with station games and two bouncy castles.
There are different themes each month with fun-filled activities for the kids too. Spend some good quality time together as a family and pick up some new skills. Some of the activities kids can get involved with include face painting, themed crafts, a kid-friendly play area with games and of course, two bouncy castles.
13. Alley On 25 (Andaz Singapore)
Get ready to put on your most stretchy buffet pants because Andaz Singapore has introduced an S$35++ Lazy Breakfast Semi-Buffet on weekends and public holidays, from 11.30am to 2.30pm.
Apart from being spoilt for choice with their staple breakfast buffet line-up of waffles (great for the little ones!), assorted cheeses, fresh juices, egg station (cooked-to-order!) and Asian delights, diners can also choose one main from their special menu.
You can pick from classic Eggs Benedict, hearty Smoked Salmon Bagel, a decadent Breakfast Burger or even a spoil-yourself Steak And Egg (requires a top-up of S$10).
The buffet spread even includes gluten-free options, so no family member is left out. The kids will lap up the comfort food like tater tots, mini pastries and noodles, while the adults can enjoy a tipple or two with their alcohol add-on option.
Luxuriate in the chill weekend vibes by opting for free-flow booze (additional S$35) that includes Prosecco, wines, beer, and access to the DIY mojito station!
With one of the best hotel buffet deals in town, you’ll be kind on your wallet while satisfying you and your family’s hunger at the same time!
5 Fraser Street, Andaz Singapore, Level 5, Singapore 189354
+65 6408 1288
Daily: 7.30am – 10.30pm
14. The Pantry
If you’ve got an overexcited young one who just wants to run around and play, The Pantry is a great choice – the playground next to Kids21 is now open to diners at The Pantry for free. This kid-friendly place has a treehouse-style playground near the al fresco seating, so parents can keep a close eye whilst indulging in a hearty meal.
They’re known for their mouthwatering wood fired pizzas, cottage pies, and brownies, perfect to fuel the kids up for a solid afternoon of fun under the sun.
16A Dempsey Road, Singapore 247695
+65 8121 5763
Tue to Fri: 9am – 6pm
Sat to Sun: 8.30am – 6pm
15. Baker & Cook
It seems as though Dempsey is the best place to hit up if you’re searching for a kid-friendly space to hang out at. Baker & Cook will be joining your list for sure— it’s got this awesome playground made of wood for kids to run, jump and play.
They’ve got a bouncy swing, a ship, ride-ons, and even an adorable little treehouse to keep the young ones entertained and happy while the parents indulge in hearty platters of good food.
30C Loewen Road, Singapore 248839
+65 6251 1098
Daily: 8am – 10pm
16. Little Spot
The name says it all— this is the prime spot for little ones, located inside Unesco World Heritage site Botanic Gardens’ Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden. Take the little ones out for a breath of fresh air and to enjoy the lush greenery.
Their kids menu is perfect for young ones— they’ve got yoghurt fruit bowls, DIY burgers, pancakes, and even adorable babyccinos. Located right next door to the sand play area, Little Spot will be a great place to hang out with the kids on weekends when the weather’s beautiful.
1H Cluny Rd, #01-K1, Singapore 259604
+65 6338 4848
Tue to Fri: 9am – 5pm
Sat to Sun: 8am – 5pm
Closed on Mon
17. Kumoya x My Little Pony
What better way to entertain the young ones with a beautifully decorated space featuring their favourite rainbow ponies? Kumoya is one of the most kid-friendly eateries we all know and love, and now their theme features familiar characters such as Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, and more.
Not only are the decorations top-notch, their food is also themed and bedecked with these lovable characters. Make sure you get your photos taken!
181 Orchard Rd, Orchard Central, #04-08, Singapore 238896
Daily: 11.30am – 9pm
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