Our guide to the best kid-friendly restaurants in Singapore proves eating out with the little darlings in tow doesn’t have to end in mama and dada taking it in turns to hide in the bathroom.
You know the score. What starts out as an inspired plan to enjoy a Sunday afternoon al-fresco lunch as one happy family, rapidly degenerates into fraught attempts to keep little bums on seats, doomed efforts to explain that pasta isn’t poisonous if it is served in white sauce instead of red, and disagreements about whose turn it is to throw birds around on the iPad. Throw in inexplicably slow service, a hefty bill and disapproving looks from the smug parents whose children are sat peacefully completing their maths homework as your kids roll around under their table, and the whole debacle quickly turns into a dining disaster, best filed under ‘activities to avoid at all costs.’
Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be like that in Singapore, and your romantic notions of a Little House on The Priory-style family lunch can, in fact, become reality. It’s all about choosing the right restaurant on which to descend with your brood.
So before you throw in the towel on dining out with your kids once and for all, check out our guide to the best kid-friendly restaurants in Singapore.
The Best Kid-friendly Restaurants in Singapore
Food for Thought at Singapore Botanical Gardens
Food for Thought at Singapore Botanical Gardens is very popular with parents of little monsters of all ages. The restaurant area is extremely spacious, so there’s plenty of room for high chairs, push chairs and excitable toddlers who steadfastly refuse to sit still. There is also a terrific outdoor play area and even a baby changing mat for when the inevitable happens.
Spruce at Phoenix Park
Spruce at Phoenix Park is a family-friendly spot that offers a great kid’s menu and an outdoor play area that is suitable for older kiddies. The restaurant’s veranda is a top spot for some serious alfresco refueling, but the area is renowned for mosquitos, so make sure you use plenty of repellent to ward off the little critters. If you don’t have any to hand, give a member of staff a shout and they should be able to help out.
Right next to Loewen Gardens, “The Pantry” is the ideal venue for adults to enjoy nice food and a relaxed chat while the younger generation entertain themselves. The menu options for kids are both healthy AND delicious, and parents and little people alike will not be disappointed with the fare on offer. It can get pretty busy at weekends, so be prepared for a little bit of a furore.
Morganfields at Suntec City
Morganfield’s kid-friendly restaurant at Suntec is a cosy dinner that offers a range of favourites, including their famous signature BBQ pork ribs. The kid’s menu includes options to suit all young tastebuds, including fish fingers, chicken tenders, hot dogs and meatballs. Best of all, kids under the age of 8 eat for free on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
Learn more: Morganfields at Suntec City
Cool de Sac
Cool de Sac is more for your little ones than it is for you, but take one for the team mama and dada because your offspring will be in heaven in this place! Complete with extensive children’s play area, games, dressing up stations and arts and crafts to keep kids entertained for hours on end, mama and dada can relax and have a delicious lunch together without interruption. There is even a tweens zone for older kids.
Given the amazing array of stuff to do, it’s no surprise that there’s an entry fee for this place… but it’s well worth it.
Brussels Sprouts Big Splash
Brussels Sprouts at Big Splash is a favourite with families and gets very busy at the weekends. This place takes kid-friendly to the nth degree. There are colouring activities, children’s entertainers on weekends, a great kid’s menu and both and indoor and outdoor play area, so the kiddos will be happy in all weathers!
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Not found what you’re looking for? Trust us: there is a restaurant out there for you. Check out our definitive guide to child-friendly restaurants in Singapore; it contains over 60 restaurants with an at-a-glace comparison of how they stack up.
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