Brisbane’s Best Family Restaurants

  • Kids
    All Ages

​It can be a challenge to find somewhere to dine with the family that keeps everyone happy. But these days, eating out with kids doesn’t need to be all fast food and fluorescent lights. Thankfully, there are plenty of restaurants in Brisbane that offer great food along with a family-friendly atmosphere. Whether you are after traditional fare or something with a little more flare, there are family restaurants in Brisbane to suit every taste and budget. Here are six that we think fit the bill:

Victoria Park Bistro - Herston

The perfect place to take the family for breakfast, lunch or dinner, Victoria Park offers so much more than just a meal. Aside from an extensive seasonal menu, pizza kitchen and rotisserie, there is also a playground, putt putt and a driving range to keep the kids busy. Not to mention the 18 hole public golf course. Victoria Park Bistro also offers great kids’ party and function packages. 

Where: 309 Herston Road, Herston 
Contact: (07) 3252 0666
Learn more: Victoria Park Bistro website

Reef Seafood and Sushi - Newstead

Located in the Gasworks Plaza, Reef offers a great mix of fresh Australian seafood, traditional sushi, as well as plenty of options for the kids and non-seafood lovers. Enjoy a glass of champagne with quality seafood such as oysters, mudcrab and prawns, or have some share plates with friends and few beers. Meanwhile, the kids can have fish and chips or sushi then burn it off running around the open space of the Gasometer. Reef is also perfectly situated to take advantage of the Gasworks’ frequent family events such as Movies Under The Stars.

Where: Gasworks Plaza, Skyring Terrace, Newstead
Contact:   (07) 3257 7554

Learn more: Reef Seafood and Sushi Facebook



Jayliano’s - Strathpine

A buffet-style family restaurant, Jayliano’s offers a wide selection of cuisines including Western, Middle Eastern and Asian. With family favourites such as steak, pizza, roasts and salad alongside seafood, noodles and dumplings, there is definitely something for everyone. And, like every good buffet, there is an extensive dessert bar, complete with a chocolate fountain! A great feature of Jayliano’s is the clearly labelled allergy advice so those with dietary restrictions can make informed selections. Pricing for under 12’s is based on age, with kids under 2 yo free.

Where: 306 Gympie Road, Strathpine
Contact: (07) 3881 1076
Learn more: Jayliano's Website


Kookaburra Cafe - Rosalie 

It doesn’t get better for a family night out than Kookaburra Cafe. The menu consists of family favourites like pizza, pasta and burgers. There is also a great selection of coffees, milkshakes, smoothies and juices, as well as being fully licensed. In keeping with their namesake, the kids’ meal deal even comes with an Animals of Australia collectible figurine. However, the real draw card for the Kookaburra Cafe, is the wide selection of board games available for patrons to play over dinner - what a great way to bring the family together. There is also live music on Friday and Saturday nights. 

Where: 1/151 Baroona Road, Rosalie
Contact: 0410 345 212
Learn more: Kookaburra Cafe website


The Bavarian - Chermside

Located in the new outdoor dining precinct in Westfield Chermside, The Bavarian offers some great dining options for families. Grab a quick bite or even takeaway after shopping or the movies, or have a sit down meal for lunch or dinner with plenty of room outdoors for the kids to stretch out. The menu includes traditional Bavarian fare such as schnitzels, pork knuckle and sausage, as well as wraps, salads and share plates. The kids’ menu even has a Bavarian twist and is more extensive than the typical offerings of nuggets and pasta. Most nights there is a special deal or event happening such as sport, live music, trivia nights or meal offers such as kids eat free days.

Where: Westfield Chermside, Level 2, Outdoor Dining Precinct, Gympie Rd & Hamilton Rd, Chermside
Contact: (07) 3877 5900
Learn more: The Bavarian Chermside website

Saiko Teppanyaki - Fortitude Valley

The whole family will love the entertaining dining experience that teppanyaki offers. Watching their meal get cooked before their very eyes, the kids will love the theatrical antics of the chefs as they chop, fry and literally throw the meal together (watch out for flying eggs!) Serving a mouthwatering array of traditional Japanese dishes using delectable ingredients such as wagyu beef and Moreton Bay bugs, there are also options to suit the most Westernised palate. Saiko even have kids’ meals available, complete with training chopsticks.

Where: 17/1000, Ann Street, Fortitude Valley
Contact: (07) 3252 5637
Learn more: Saiko Teppanyaki website

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