Here are some family-friendly restaurants and eateries that you should check out while exploring Singapore.
After an afternoon of shopping at Orchard Road, make your way towards Tanglin Mall for a cosy meal with your family. Along with the sweets and cakes it’s known for, this Melbourne-style cafe also serves pizzas, pastas, as well as kid-sized dishes for the little ones.
Tanglin Mall. 163 Tanglin Road #01-35/36, Singapore 247933. +65 6733 9088.
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 noon-10pm; Fri noon-11pm; Sat 11am-11pm; Sun 11am-10pm.
Zaffron Kitchen at East Coast. 135/137 East Coast Road, Singapore 428820. +65 6440 6786.
Mon-Fri 11.30am-9.30pm; Sat-Sun 11.30am-10pm.
Thyme@Aliwal Craft Café
Get busy with art and craft projects at this café, located in the Kampong Glam 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-Thu, Sun 11am-9pm. Fri-Sat 11am-10pm.
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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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 11am-midnight; Sat 9am-midnight; Sun 9am-10.30pm.
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-midnight; Fri 11.30am-1am; Sat 9am-midnight; Sun 9am-11pm.
The Australian-style cafe is another family favourite for brunch; it serves breakfast food up to 4pm daily. Another perk: the inflatable playground brought in on weekends, where you can dine al fresco while watching the kids have fun.
The food and facilities will make the 10-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.