Singapore’s paradisal food landscape isn’t just for adults to enjoy. Here are some kid-friendly restaurants and eateries that your family should check out while exploring Singapore.
The Australian-style cafe is another family favourite for brunch; it serves breakfast food up to 4pm daily. Another perk: the inflatable playground is brought in on weekends, where you can dine al fresco while watching the kids have fun.
The food and facilities will make the ten-minute walk from Mountbatten MRT station worth it.
Goodman Arts Centre. 90 Goodman Road Blk N #01-56, Singapore 439053. +65 6440 6068. Mon-Fri 10am-10pm; Sat-Sun 8.30am-10pm.
Thyme@Aliwal Craft Café
Get busy with art and craft projects at this café, located in the Kampong Gelam precinct. Its craft corner contains all the materials that your kids may need, for an hourly fee; adults can join in the fun too.
As for the nosh to expect, look forward to Western and Asian-inspired mains such as their house burger and aubergine and tofu caponata.
Thyme@Aliwal Craft Cafe. 28 Aliwal Street #01-07, Singapore 199918. +65 6444 6400.
Mon, Wed-Thu & Sun 11am-9pm; Fri & Sat 11am-10pm.
Dig into authentic Indian grub like prata (South Indian flatbread), and keep the kids entertained in the cottage playhouse at the Michelin Bib-Gourmand-listed restaurant, Zaffron Kitchen. If the piquant curries here are too spicy for your child, we suggest opting for options like the masala burger and the fish and chips..
Zaffron Kitchen at East Coast. 135/137 East Coast Road, Singapore 428820. +65 6440 6786.
Mon-Thu 11.30am-3pm, 5-10pm; Fri 11.30am-3pm, 5-11pm; Sat & Sun 11.30am-11pm.
A great option for families looking to share diverse dishes, Super Loco is a modern, family-friendly restaurant that serves up a smorgasbord of tacos, quesadillas and other Mexican treats.
The restaurant is located along the riverside of Robertson Quay, and there are wide open spaces in the restaurant’s immediate vicinity where your kids can romp and play.
The Quayside. 60 Robertson Quay #01-13, Singapore 238252. +65 6235 8900.
Mon & Tue 5-10pm; Wed-Fri 5-midnight; Sat 10am-midnight; Sun 10am-10pm.
Jamie’s Italian at Vivocity
Families returning to the main island after a packed day at Sentosa can head to this foodie spot at VivoCity; it’s the first Singapore outpost opened by British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver. His namesake restaurant offers a children’s menu with the staple spaghetti and meatball dish, as well as kid-sized burgers and gluten-free and vegetarian options.
VivoCity. 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-165/166/167, Singapore 098585. +65 6733 5500.
Mon-Thu 11.30am-9pm; Fri 11.30am-10pm; Sat 11am-10pm; Sun 11am-9pm.
When it comes to affordable family meals, this Japanese restaurant chain is a popular favourite. This casual diner serves everything from pastas and pizzas to grilled meats, as well as kid-friendly appetisers such as butter corn, to whet the appetite of your little ones.
Saizeriya, The Cathay. 2 Handy Road #B1-25/26/27, Singapore 229233. +65 6235 5197.
Saizeriya, United Square. 101 Thomson Road #B1-32/33, Singapore 307591. +65 6250 5480.
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District 10@UE Square
Located in the Clarke Quay precinct, this cosy restaurant brings in a bouncy castle on weekend afternoons. Your energetic kids are sure to have loads of fun in the play area while waiting for their meals to be served. Choose from a range of pizzas, pastas and charcoal-grilled steaks to fill your tummies after a busy day exploring Singapore.
UE Square Shopping Mall. 81 Clemenceau Avenue #01-15/16/17, Singapore 239917. +65 6738 4788.
Mon-Thu 11.30am-11pm; Fri 11.30-1am; Sat 10am-midnight; Sun 10am-11pm.
Little House of Dreams
Little House of Dreams combines food and fun, providing kids with a dedicated kitchen play area and special activities held every month on ‘Sunday Funday’. The little ones can choose from an extensive kids menu featuring dishes like fish and chips as well as spaghetti pomodoro, while adults can treat themselves to a range of salads and grilled meats like succulent lamb chops and steak.
Little House of Dreams. Block 8 Dempsey Road #01-14, Singapore 247696. +65 6472 4977.
Mon-Thu 11am-10.30pm; Fri-Sun 9am-10.30pm.