Six of The Best Kid Friendly Restaurants in The Hills

  • Family

By Lenore Pearson, ellaslist explorer

We love taking our kids out for a bite to eat but it’s essential we pick the spot carefully. Here are our favourite kid-friendly places to go out with the family for a meal.

1. Australian Brewery

Address: 350 Annangrove Rd, Rouse Hill NSW 2155


Voted the Best Family Friendly Hotel in NSW by the Australian Hotels Association. The Australian Brewery caters perfectly for families by offering:

• Kids Menu
• High chairs
• Two play areas – a soft play area for toddlers and a multi-level climbing frame for older kids.
• Complimentary face painting every weekend from 11:30am -3:00pm
• Colouring-in, Nickelodeon TV and free Wi-Fi
• Space to host birthday parties, providing party balloons, birthday menus and platters and activities such as cupcake and pizza making.
• Kidz Club for children under 12 years
• Daily school holiday activities

2. The Fiddler

Address: Commercial Rd & Windsor Road, Rouse Hill NSW 2155


Having undergone a much-needed transformation in late 2014, the affectionately named Fiddler has got kids covered:

• Free ice-cream and soft drink with all kids meals
• Outdoor play area
• Bambino High Tea – either casual or booked as a birthday party
• Fun puzzles to complete as part of the menu
• Watering cans – The Fiddler encourages plant care

the fiddler

3. Ettamogah Hotel

Address: Cnr Merriville Rd & Windsor Rd, Kellyville Ridge NSW 2155


The Ettamogah Hotel boasts:

• Kids menu
• Jumping castle
• Rock climbing
• Pool tables
• Play gym
• Arcade room (NEW)
• Kids activities available 7 days a week
• Two themed party rooms for birthdays
• Club for Kids – exclusive offers such as: kids eat FREE on Thursday nights plus a FREE rock climb


4. The Local Shed

Address: 16 Bellcast Rd, Rouse Hill NSW 2155


Located on the historic site of Mungerie House, Rouse Hill, an example of a typical Australian homestead, The Local Shed (formerly Mezze Bar Cafe) is popular with families. Kids love the location, surrounded by parks and play areas.

• Kids menu
• Playground and sandpit
• Open grass area
• High chairs
• Colouring activities

the local shed cafe

5. Oliver Brown Belgian Chocolate Café

Address: Shop GR074, Rouse Hill Town Centre, Rouse Hill NSW 2155


This is more of a ‘special treat’ place for the kids, however, adults will be more than impressed with the array of desserts and beverages on offer at Oliver Brown. Conveniently located in Rouse Hill Town Centre right next to a gated play area for the kids.

• Kid’s menu
• High chairs
• Play area

oliver brown

6. Little Rock Café-

Address: 375-383 Windsor Rd, Baulkham Hills NSW 2153


One of our favourite places to eat, Little Rock Café caters beautifully for kids.

• Dedicated kids menu
• Outdoor kids play area, gated and covered
• Colouring activities
• Kids books to browse
• High chairs
• Very friendly service

little rock cafe




Lenore Pearson ellaslist explorer

Hello! My name is Lenore, proud mumma to three gorgeous kids, amazingly awesome wife to one cool dude and self-professed travel addict! I started out my career as a primary school teacher for five years, which, second to having my own kids, was extremely rewarding for me.

While I was pregnant with baby number 3, and slowly going insane pacing (waddling) up and down the house, I felt I needed to keep my mind active and decided to take up a Diploma in Travel and Tourism, because I clearly wasn’t going to have my hands full enough with three kids!

I am all about exploring. For me, living a full life is about collecting amazing experiences from as many incredible places as possible. Travel and adventures fuel my imagination and I love sharing them in the hopes of inspiring the explorer in each of us! Along with my family, I have been fortunate enough to have discovered lots of places already.

I am super excited to be an ellaslist Explorer, aiming to provide very real and practical information for families looking to create their own adventures and experiences. I am forever researching new and exciting things to do with the kids and I look forward to sharing them with you.

I have also just launched my own travel blog ‘Little Miss Piggy’ a treasure trove of travel inspiration and unique experiences in and around Sydney and abroad.




Dec 12 2016

Great review! Now I have some really good options for taking the kids.

Veronika Carabetta

Feb 01 2016

Great article, didn't know they had a chocolate cafe at rouse hill, got to check it out! ♡