21 restaurants you can take your kids to for a worry-free meal

While kids can be very adorable with their endearing antics, they can be pretty fussy eaters. And when we are dining in a restaurant full of people, the last thing we want to happen is an upset kid and all eyes on us. Thankfully, there are kid-friendly restaurants out there with kid-appropriate food and which come fully equipped with distractions to keep the little ones happy. Read on to find out where you can find these godsent kid-friendly restaurants.

1. Beauty in the Pot

Beauty in the Pot is a hotpot restaurant that is tailored for women of all ages and at all stages of life, including motherhood. Besides the nutritious beauty collagen broth to bring back your glow from within, every outlet also comes with a customised children’s playground that has a soft fall mat and toys are provided. The outlet at KINEX even has an outdoor playground. And that’s not all! Staff are also trained in balloon sculpting. The kids will definitely have lots of fun!

Address/ Opening Hours:

Beauty in The Pot at Jewel Changi Airport
78 Airport Boulevard, Jewel Changi Airport #B2-224
11.30am to 3.00am (Daily)

Beauty in The Pot at KINEX
11 Tanjong Katong Road, KINEX #03-38
11.30am – 3.00am (Daily)

Beauty in The Pot at The Centrepoint
176 Orchard Road, The Centrepoint #05-16
11.30am to 6.00am (Daily)

Beauty in The Pot at The Star Vista
1 Vista Exchange Green, The Star Vista #02-24
11.30am – 3.00pm, 6.00pm – 3.00am (Daily)

Beauty in The Pot at VivoCity
1 Harbourfront Walk
11.30am to 3.00am (Daily)

Beauty in The Pot at Westgate
3 Gateway Drive, Westgate #03-10
11.30am to 3.00am (Daily)

Website: https://www.paradisegp.com/brand-beauty-in-the-pot/

2. Boomerang Bistro

An Australian restaurant, Boomerang Bistro has an entire menu dedicated to kids, or otherwise known as ‘Little Tackers’. There are breakfast and lunch/ dinner menus of dishes like Buttermilk Pancakes with Maple Syrup and Banana, Nemo’s Fish & Chips, Chicken Licken Schnitzel and drinks like milkshake and Babycino.

Address/ Opening Hours:

Boomerang Bistro Boat Quay
52 Circular Road

Boomerang Bistro Robertson Quay
60 Robertson Quay
#01-15 The Quayside

Website: https://www.boomarang.com.sg

3. Buffet Town

Located conveniently at Raffles City, this restaurant offers a selection of more than 300 international buffet items. There is also a mini playground to keep the little ones entertained so that the parents can have a little quiet time while they enjoy their feasting.

Address: Raffles City #B1-44E, 252 North Bridge Road
Operating Hours: 11.30am to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm (Daily)
Website: https://buffettown.com.sg/

4. Café Melba

Café Melba is known for its relaxed ambience and good food, but it might also just be the friendliest restaurant for children in town. Every 1st Sunday of the month, the restaurant organises an entire day of art and craft activities for children and they also get to eat for free all day every Monday with the purchase of a main meal. The little ones will also be delighted to know that a bouncy castle awaits them from 3pm onwards.

Address/ Opening Hours:

Café Melba Goodman Arts Centre
90 Goodman Road, Block N #01-56, Goodman Arts Centre
8am to 10pm (Daily)

Café Melba Mediapolis
1 Stars Avenue, #03-01
8am to 10pm (Daily)

Website: https://www.cafemelba.com.sg/

5. Coffee Lounge

The Coffee Lounge at Goodwood Park Hotel is known for its cozy ambience and warm service, making it a perfect place for family gatherings.

Last September, the restaurant made itself even more children-friendly by introducing four new kids’ set menus; the Starry Space Set, Kung Fu Delights Set, Old MacDonald Farmhouse Set and Volcano Island Set. Little dinners will be treated to a main, two sides, a refreshing Ribena beverage and a dessert.

Address: 22 Scotts Road
Opening Hours: 6am to 10.30am (Breakfast), 12pm to 2.30pm (Lunch), 2.30pm to 6pm (Late Afternoon Dining), 6pm to 10.30pm (Dinner)
Website: https://www.goodwoodparkhotel.com/dining/coffee-lounge

6. Cool de Sac Singapore

Cool de Sac prides itself in being a restaurant and an entertainment center for the whole family, offering ‘a lot of fun for kids and a little freedom for parents’. The play stations for the kids include a play area with slides and tunes, a treehouse, Lego blocks to build your own stories, console games, toys and even art and craft activities. And while the kids play, the parents have an entire Bistro menu to enjoy. There’s Jap Chae (Korean Glass Noodles), Jjajiang Myeon (Homemade noddles in Korean black bean paste sauce) and Cheese Korean Braised Chicken Stew, just to name a few.

Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Mall, #02-379/80, Singapore 038983 (West Atrium) (At Suntec Convention Centre Level 2, above H&M and Uniqlo)
Opening Hours: 10am to 8pm (Sun – Thurs), 10am to 9pm (Fri, Sat)
Website: https://www.cityplay.asia

7. District 10 Bar & Restaurant

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Though the UE outlet for District 10 is termed a bar, its menu is family-friendly. There is also a bouncy castle waiting for the kids to play on, while the parents feast on dishes like the Cheese Wheel Caesar Said and the Brunch Farmer’s Style Breakfast.

Address: 81 Clemenceau Avenue, #01-15/16/17 UE Square Shopping Mall
Opening Hours: 11.30am to 11pm (Mon – Thurs), 11.30am to 1am (Fri and Eve of PH), 11am to 12am (Sat), 11am to 11pm (Sun and PH)
Website: https://www.district10.com.sg/

8. E-Sarn Thai Cusine

E-Sarn Thai Cuisine knows how hectic having meals with the little ones can get and that’s why the restaurant thoughtfully got a playset at The Grandstand Outlet. This way, parents get to enjoy a relaxing Thai feast such as the Crispy Soft-Shell Crap, Mini Pandan Wings and Tang Hoon Clayport Prawns, among many other Thai delights!

Address: 200 Turf Club Road, #01-13
Opening Hours: 1..30am to 10pm (Daily)
Website: http://esarn.com.sg

9. Food for Tots

Food for Tots is a café that was specially made for kids. Situated right in Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden, Asia’s first garden dedicated to children, this place believes that children are independent and are able to make a difference in the lives of others. Besides a menu filled with children’s favourites, they also have programmes like Food Crafternoon and Nature Bingo Trail.

Address: 1H, Cluny Road #01-K1, Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden
Opening Hours: 9am to 7pm (Tue – Sun)
Website: https://www.foodforthought.com.sg/

10. Fusion Spoon

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Fusion Spoon sits at Singapore Botanic Garden’s Tanglin Gate and offers a cozy and warm dining place that is family-friendly. While the adults are trying to pick their meals from a menu that features Western, Asian and Japanese cuisine, the children can entertain themselves by running around the indoor and outdoor play areas.

Address: Tanglin Gate, 1 Cluny Road, Botany Centre #b1-00
Opening Hours: 7am to 10pm (Daily)
Website: https://www.facebook.com/fusionspoonatbotanicgardens/

11. IKEA Restaurant

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Everyone loves IKEA and for those who don’t already know, IKEA has created Småland which is a play area specially for kids. Besides this, there are also family-friendly facilities such as baby changing rooms, high chairs and even microwave ovens for warming up milk. Do take note there are height requirements to enter Småland.

Address/ Opening Hours:

IKEA Alexandra
317 Alexandra Rd
Breakfast: From 9am daily, Lunch: From 11am daily, Fika: From 3pm daily, Dinner: From 5pm daily
Closing hours: Weekdays – 10pm, Weekend – 10.30pm

IKEA Tampines
60 Tampines North Drive 2
Breakfast: From 9am daily, Lunch: From 11am daily, Fika: From 3pm daily, Dinner: From 5pm daily
Closing hours: Weekdays – 10pm, Weekend – 10.30pm

Website: https://www.ikea.com/sg/en/stores/restaurant/

12. Jamie’s Italian

Jamie Oliver puts a lot of thought in coming up with his menu and cooks with his heart. So it’s little wonder that he makes sure to include kid-friendly food when setting up his restaurants. Kids get to pick ‘grown-up’ dishes with like the Secret Seven Gnocchi, which is potato dumplings with Jamie’s seven-veg sauce, cherry tomatoes and the famous buffalo mozzarella & basil, and the Five-A-Day Picnic Box, which is a free-range chicken wrap with rainbow vegetable crisps, mixed dried fruits and an apple.

Address/ Opening Hours:

Jamie’s Italian VivoCity
1 Harbourfront Walk #01-165/167 VivoCity
11.30am to 10pm

Jamie’s Italian Forum at Orchard
583 Orchard Road #01-01/04
11.30am to 11pm

Website: https://www.jamieoliver.com/italian/singapore/

13. Ju Shin Jung Korean Restaurant

Ju Shin Jung is one of the more popular Korean BBQ restaurants in Singapore but besides its very attractive all-you-can-eat buffet, it is also baby-friendly! The West and Guillemard outlets come equipped with ball pits and kiddie rides to keep the children entertained while the parents concentrate on barbecuing and eating!

Address/ Opening Hours:

Ju Shin Jung West
27 West Coast Highway #01-18/19 Westway IF
Lunch: 12pm to 3pm, Dinner: 6pm to 11pm

Ju Shin Jung Guillemard
102 Guillemard Road #01-01
Weekday Lunch: 11.30am to 2.30pm, Weekday Dinner: 6pm to 11pm, Weekends and Public Holidays: 11.30am to 11pm

Website: http://www.jushinjung.com.sg/

14. King and the Pawn

This board game café has a collection of more than 300 board games for parents to play their children while waiting for food like Truffled Honey Croque Madame, Golden Beef Katsu Burger and the King’s Nachos. Children aged 8 and below get to enjoy a 50% discount on board game fee.

Read our review of King and the Pawn.

Address: 24 Purvis Street, Level 2
Opening Hours: 5.30pm to 11.30pm (Tue – Thur), 5.30pm to 1.30am (Fri), 11am to 1.30am (Sat), 11am to 10pm (Sun)
Website: https://www.kingandthepawn.com

15. Marché Mövenpick

Marché Mövenpick is known for its unique village of homemade dishes and novel concept of purchasing food with a card and paying for everything when you leave. But did you know that the restaurants were also made for families in mind?

Besides the wide array of affordable food choices for children (Cheekily termed as ‘Picky Kids’ Menu’ that starts from SGD14.90.), there are also comfortable high chairs, changing tables, baby service stations to prepare baby food, dedicated kids’ play corners that include quality toys atop BRIO tables and outdoor playgrounds for when the little ones get restless.

Address/ Opening Hours:

Marché Mövenpick Jem
50 Jurong Gateway Road, #01-03, Jem
9am to 10pm (Sun – Thurs), 9am to 11pm (Fri – Sat)

Marché Mövenpick Raffles City
252 North Bridge Road, Raffles City Shopping Centre, #01-17A
9am to 12am (Sun – Thurs), 9am to 1am (Fri – Sat)

Marche Mövenpick [email protected]
313 Orchard Rd, [email protected], Level 1 Discovery Walk
11am to 11pm (Sun – Thurs), 11am-12am (Fri), 10am to 11pm (Sun)

Marché Mövenpick Suntec City
Temasek Blvd 3, Suntec City (Tower 3 East wing), #01-612 to 614
11am to 11pm (Mon – Fri), 10am to 11pm (Sat), 10am to 10pm (Sun)

Marché Mövenpick VivoCity
1 HarbourFront Walk, #03-14, VivoCity
11am to 11pm (Mon – Tours), 11am to 11pm (Fri), 10am to 11pm (Sat), 10am to 11pm (Sun)

Website: https://www.marche-movenpick.sg/

16. NOM

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Located at Macpherson Community Club, NOM provides wholesome foods that are mostly made from scratch and are preservatives-free. Children get to craft their own little set meal that includes a main, a drink and a dessert. When they are done eating, there’s a little ‘void deck’ area that has a shelf of books and a Dragon Playground for them to occupy themselves with while the adults continue their conversations. The restaurant also holds parties for children’s birthday celebrations.

Address: 400 Paya Lebar Way, Macpherson Community Club Level 1
Opening Hours: 12pm to 10pm (Weekdays), 11am to 10pm (Weekends & PH)
Website: http://www.noothermeaning.com

17. Old School Delights

With chalkboards and wooden tables and chairs as decor, Old School Delights is reminiscent of tuck shops back in the 90’s. After feasting on local favourites like Tahu Goreng and Hainanese Chicken Cutlet, show your children the games you played when you were at their age like Happy Family, Old Maid, Snakes & Ladders and Five Stones!

Address: 8 Raffles Ave, #02-25, Esplanade Mall
Opening Hours: 12 to 10pm (Daily)
Website: http://www.oldschooldelights.com

18. Open Farm Community

Open Farm Community is an open-concept restaurant that aims to support local farmers’ produce with not only its menus, but also the farming events and recreational activities they have planned. There are sprawling grass areas beside the restaurant where you can play tennis or enjoy a game of lawn bowling.

Address: 130E Minden Road
Opening Hours:

12pm to 4pm, 6pm to 11pm (Mon – Thurs)
12pm to 4pm, 6pm to 12am (Fri)
11am to 5pm, 6pm to 12am (Sat & PH)
11am to 5pm, 6pm to 11pm (Sun)

Website: http://www.openfarmcommunity.com/

19. Slappy Cakes

For children who love to play pretend cooking, Slappy Cakes will be a dream come true for them. Here, they get to create their own pancakes right from scratch. Parents, who prefer their food already cooked, fret not! There’s an entire menu of Western cuisine for you to choose from. There’s still a need to supervise your children but who knows? You might just discover that you have a budding chef in your family!

Address/ Opening Hours:

Slappy Cakes The Grandstand
200 Turf Club Road #01-20/21
10am to 9.30pm (Weekdays), 8am to 9.30pm (Weekends & PH)

Slappy Cakes Resorts World Sentosa
26 Sentosa Gateway #01-29
8am to 9.30pm (Daily)

Slappy Cakes Plaza Singapura
68 Orchard Road, #03-02
10am to 10pm (Weekdays), 9.30am to 10pm (Weekends & PH)

Website: http://www.slappycakes.com.sg/

20. The Book Café

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city, The Book Café provides a quiet and conducive corner of books for children to busy themselves with. In the meantime, parents can enjoy a little me-time and treat themselves to a good meal from a wide menu that has both Western and Asian cuisine.

Address: #01-02, 20 Martin Road S(239070), Seng Kee Building, Robertson Quay
Opening Hours: 8.30am to 10.30pm (Sun – Thurs), 8.30am to 12am (Fri – Sat)
Website: http://www.thebookcafe.com.sg/

21. [email protected]

[email protected] is a quaint little restaurant situated in the heart of Bugis/ Arab Street that is perfect for families. After indulging in unique dishes like the Thai Infused Mayo Chilli Dory Fish with Pearl Rice or the Chorizo Linguine Aglio Olio, parents and children can spend some quality time together at the restaurant’s dedicated craft corner.

Address: 28 Aliwal Street #01-07, Aliwal Arts Center
Opening Hours: 11am to 9pm (Sun – Mon, Wed – Thurs), 11am to 10pm (Fri – Sat)
Website: https://www.thyme.sg/thyme-aliwal-craft-cafe

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