Every parent would probably have experienced an unpleasant time eating out with their kids, especially if they act up, or are being disruptive. Furthermore, not all restaurants or eateries are family-friendly, which could make the experience worse since children tend to get bored very easily. If you’re looking for places to eat where the whole family can have a good time together, check out these Top 10 Family-Friendly Restaurants in Singapore! Besides offering kid-friendly menus, some places even have playground facilities and open spaces for your children to have fun.
1) Café Melba @ Mediapolis
Here’s the second Cafe Melba outlet (the first one is at Goodman Arts Centre) located on the west side of Mediapolis, offering the same Aussie-style grub from breakfast to mains and desserts. You can also find some local favourites too, namely Beef Rendang and Chicken Tikka Masala. The Mediapolis branch happens to be a kid-friendly place, complete with dedicated spaces like a bouncy castle and a giant Tic-Tac-Toe wall (at the time of writing, both of them are currently closed until further notice). When it comes to food, they even have kids’ set menu that comes with a choice of main, chilled juice/plain milk and a scoop of ice cream (chocolate, vanilla or strawberry flavour).
2) Slappy Cakes
Hailing all the way from Portland, this popular family-friendly restaurant is renowned for its delicious all-day breakfast (their Country Fried Chicken comes to mind) and of course, their signature pancake dishes. Slappy Cakes also encourages kids to get creative with their food, specifically making their own pancakes. That means that each table has a built-in griddle, where kids can choose the batter of their choices (e.g. buttermilk and chocolate) using the squeeze bottle. There are plenty of toppings to choose from as well — butter, toasted almond, chocolate hazelnut spread, maple syrup… you name it, they have them all to complement your pancakes.
Amidst the Sentosa’s Siloso Beach lies a cosy seaside restaurant of Coastes, where you can enjoy your favourite drink on a deck chair, soaking up the sun while keeping an eye on your children. Expect fusion foods like eggs benedict, curry laksa, spaghetti bolognese and fish & chips. For the bolognese variety, they have kids’ portions available as well. Their dessert offerings are just as heavenly, with choices like Pineapple & Blueberry Crumble with Vanilla Ice Cream and Waffles. The latter allows you to have them plain or served with ice cream. For a complete waffle-licious indulgence, you can also opt for a side of fresh banana slices with Nutella fudge sauce, chocolate chips/fresh berries and maple butter.
4) Wheeler’s Estate
More than just your usual gastronomic destination, Wheeler’s Estate combines indoor and outdoor seatings, complete with the kind of cosy ambience that makes you feel like home. At the same time, check out the bar too! Not to forget there’s a spacious, grassy lawn for your kids to hang around and a playground nearby as well. Food-wise, whether you are dining at Cafe By The Lawn or The Verandah, explore delectable options like The Fat Mexican Burger, Tri-Coloured Fries (carrot, beetroot & parsnip) and Oven Baked Halibut Fish.
5) Quentin’s The Eurasian Restaurant
Fancy some Eurasian cuisine for a change? Here is where you can find them at Quentin’s, offering the likes of Pasteis De Bacalhau (Portuguese salted cod fish cakes served with homemade cod pickle), Shepherd’s Pie and Curry Debal Oxtail. They have a dedicated kids’ set menu too, with the choice of Fish & Chips, Chicken Fillet or Luncheon Meat Stew. Each set comes with a cup of apple juice and a scoop of ice cream. Remember to leave room to try one of their dessert, namely their homemade Sugee Cake, the tapioca rice cake Putugal or the Breudher Cake enriched with butter, Toddy and naturally fermented coconut flower extract.
That feel-good vibe of enjoying comfort food at a beachfront location certainly sounds like a great idea. The place in question happens to be Trapizza, which specialises in authentic Italian cuisines ranging from their signature handcrafted pizza to pasta varieties and risotto. The kids, in the meantime, can go for the Build Your Own Bento option with choices of pasta, pizza, sides (fruits, corn or salad) and a cup of juice (mango, orange or apple) — all of which are served atop a cute convertible-like bento box.
7) The Coastal Settlement
Chill, relax and enjoy good food like Har Cheong Gai (shrimp paste chicken) or their recommended Grouper Fish & Chips/Burger within the retro-inspired dining area at The Coastal Settlement. Kids can enjoy comfort foods such as Tater Tots & Nuggets or Junior Cheese Burger, which are all served on a cute plate. Being a family-friendly restaurant, there’s a dedicated playground area for your kids to have fun.
8) Grub at Bishan Park
Located at Bishan Park, Grub offers plenty of fusion foods that promises quality and affordability. Some of their recommended favourites include Mentaiko Fries, Har Cheong Fried Chicken with Waffles, Sakura Pork Chop and Grilled Chicken Pesto. Cake lovers might want to sample their signature GRUB Kaya Burnt Cheesecake made from the combination of cheese and fresh pandan. Love burgers? It happens to be one of their signatures on the menu, with the bun itself made with French butter. After dining, take a walk around the Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park while the kids can enjoy in the playground facility.
At SandBank, not only you get to enjoy varieties of local and international foods but also a place to chill. Or more specifically, a 15m plunge pool that’s located in front of the restaurant. Kids can enjoy dipping in the water and have splashy fun. When it comes to meals, they have kids’ menu choices like Chicken Ham & Cheese Sandwich, Beef Bolognese Spaghetti or Mini Cheese Beef Burgers. It even comes with chicken nuggets, baby hash brown and juice.
10) Riders Cafe
At the heart of Bukit Timah lies a cafe that has a relaxing, old-school charm. If you manage to get a table by the balcony, you and your kids can enjoy the sight of horse stables as well as the paddock. Food-wise, they have everything from all-day breakfast to mains and desserts. Try their recommended favourites like Riders Burger and Riders Cafe’s signature Death By Chocolate Cake.
That’s not all! More Top 10s in Singapore are waiting to be discovered!
The compilation of this list was made from accumulation of Public Votes at TallyPress.com.