From Italian To Chinese To Belgian, just pick your cuisine. Then leave everything else up to these family-friendly restaurants – they’ll have something to suit everyone’s tastes.
Plus, pets get to come along, free popcorn for kids, and more!
Communal dining is a huge thing in Chinese culture, and what makes Peony Jade so family-friendly is the huge selection of Cantonese and Szechuan-style dishes to satisfy everyone in the family.
While there, order the Szechuan camphor wood and fragrant tea leaves smoked duck as well as the king prawns garnished with creamy pumpkin sauce (yum!). And, if you’re up for it, the spicy dan-dan noodles.
Peony Jade, 3 River Valley Rd 179020
NEXT: Watami Japanese Casual Restaurant at The Star Vista
This restaurant has a junior’s menu serving well-balanced meal options like the teriyaki chicken set, udon set, and sushi set. All meals come with a portion of fruit and vegetable as well as a drink.
If your kids love water play, remember an extra set of clothes – there’s an open fountain for them to splash about at the atrium of the mall.
Watami Japanese Casual Restaurant, #02-16 The Star Vista, 1 Vista Exchange Green 138617
NEXT: Dian Xiao Er
This communal dining restaurant serves up rustic Chinese comfort food that’s perfect for families.
Their signature herbal roasted duck is bold in flavour, but it’s not hard to love; other menu stars include the Mongolian spare ribs, and silver cod fish in superior soy sauce for a truly comforting dining experience with the fam.
Dian Xiao Er, #01-73 Bedok Mall, 311 New Upper Changi Rd 467360
NEXT: Jamie’s Italian at Forum
Chef and cookbook author Jamie Oliver has always championed for healthy and wholesome food for kids, and at Jamie’s Italian that’s exactly what you get.
From seven-vegetable tomato sauce to seasonal fruits and freshly made pasta, your kids will get the best nutrition. Sans you having to force them to eat “the healthy stuff” – so delish, they’ll wipe their plates clean for sure.
Jamie’s Italian, #01-04 Forum The Shopping Mall, 583 Orchard Rd 238884
NEXT: Bayswater Kitchen
Overlooking the Marina at Keppel Bay, Bayswater Kitchen is the perfect place for you to sit and relax while your kids enjoy a great kids’ menu such as their tasty fish and chips ($14), foosball and ping pong table. And for the adults, their Brunch By the Bay menu serves up a lobster and prawn rolls, traditional fish and chips and an impressive Chef’s Seafood Platter loaded with seafood such as grilled prawns, soft shell crab, clams, oysters and mussels. Pair that with a glass of rose wine or a jug of Pimm’s while you enjoy the live jazz.
Bayswater Kitchen, 2 Keppel Bay Vista 098382
NEXT: Riders Cafe
One of Singapore’s most popular spots for brunch, this quaint and quiet cafe is super homey, making it perfect for a family meal out.
Brunch favourites include the brioche French toast with bananas and smoked bacon, bircher muesli and fresh berries and bush honey yogurt.
Riders Cafe, 51 Fairways Dr 286965
NEXT: Extra Virgin Pizza
We don’t know about you but we’re pretty certain that kids will always be up for a good slice of pizza. Ok, scratch that – anyone will be.
At this pizzeria, expect unique and interesting topping combinations like pistachio pesto, spotted pig pizza, and truffle kerfuffle.
Extra Virgin Pizza, #01-04 Asia Square, 8 Marina View 018960
NEXT: Prive at Keppel Bay
Another casual cafe that’s perfect for brunch and all-day breakfast, Prive at Keppel Bay boasts great food and an equally great view, looking out to the marina where lush yachts dock.
Parents will love this restaurant – on top of the kid’s menu, the restaurant also has an outdoor play area with swings to entertain kids with. Also, kids get free popcorn!
Prive, 2 Keppel Bay Vista, Singapore 098382
NEXT: Food For Thought
Explore the National Museum of Singapore and then stop by this socially-conscious eatery – they donate a portion of their profits to non-profit causes – where their mantras “Love Your Family” and “Savour Every Minute” are emblazoned on their walls.
Brunch faves include banana walnut pancakes and the spicy garlic prawn linguine, and their kid-friendly renditions, the milk chocolate pancake and beef bolognese linguine.
Food For Thought, 93 Stamford Rd, #01-04/05 National Museum of Singapore 178897
NEXT: Hungry Heroes
Kids and kids at heart will love this superhero-themed cafe, decked out in original superhero memorabilia, life-sized superhero status, action figurines and more.
Come ready to feast – the “Hungry Heroes Platters” are good for a hungry family of up to six, accompanied with homemade sauces based off secret recipes.
Hungry Heroes, 33 Tessensohn Rd 217656
NEXT: Peony Jade Restaurant at Clarke Quay
By Atika Lim, The Singapore Women’s Weekly, last updated April 2019
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