6 Of The Best Kids❜ Menus in Sydney

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Shhhh…don’t tell anyone but not all kids want to eat chicken nuggets and plain pasta when they go out for a meal. And Sydney cafes and restaurants know this - the kids menus are getting more and more sophisticated, so much so that us adults are getting food envy at the very sight. 

Here are our favourite (non-fast food) restaurants that offer fabulous kid-friendly menus.

Coogee Pavilion, Eastern Suburbs

Finally- a hip and trendy restaurant mums and dads can enjoy too, knowing the kids are having a blast in the pavilion’s game room adjacent to the dining area. After an extensive kids menu of reasonably priced seafood, pizza, cheese toasties washed down by children’s mocktails or quirkily named smoothies, they can run wild making noise playing ping- pong, board games, ring toss, bowling and more. In one of the most up and coming locations in Sydney, on Coogee beach’s doorstep, Coogee Pavilion is a must-go spot for the whole family.

coogee pav kids menu

Source: Coogee Pavilion Facebook

Zeus Street Greek, Around Sydney 

What better place for a family feast than Zeus Street, the authentic, revamped menu created by head chef and father of two David Tsirekas. Although the Kids' Menu is small, it's DELICIOUS: it comes with the chips (the best. ever.) and kids' juice, and your little one can choose from a Mini Pita with chicken or falafel and house-made tzatziki, or for the less adventurous - calamari or chicken schnitzel tenderloins. Some of the regular menu items, like the meat from the spit (chicken, pork or lamb), and the Greek salad will be a hit with the bigger kids. Bring a second stomach for dessert 'cause the Loukoumades - Nutella-topped, fresh Greek doughnuts will be a hit with the whole fam. Find one in your area. 

Daniel San, Manly

With Japanese style fun and fresh street food the whole family will enjoy the colourful and electric atmosphere of Daniel San. Kids can play the pinball machines lining the walls and in the sandpits out the front as mums and dads enjoy this exciting fusion menu in the heart of Manly. Why not let the kids try something a bit different with ‘soba noodles’ and Asian-themed smoothies to help get them excited about and interested in food. Oh and kids eat free Monday to Friday! 

Source: Daniel San Facebook

Botanica Vaucluse 

This absolutely stunning venue in the east has a farm-to-table menu, floor to ceiling windows with views of the flourishing herb garden - but don't think that you have to book a babysitter. The kids will love the exciting new kids menu which includes a main (Teriyaki chicken noodles, meatballs and spaghetti, fish and chips, or mac & cheese), drink (shake, soft drink, or juice), dessert (choice of gelato with chocolate topping), and a fun colouring book. Find out more here.

Bellagio Café, Eastern Suburbs Sydney

The perfect little coffee break spot for mums and bubs. With a beautiful little enclosed outdoor play area in the sun (best suited for small children), kids can enjoy Bellagio’s famous ‘cronut’ pastries, plant-based cakes (they'll never know) and ‘Yogi Bear’ peanut butter thickshake while mums chat over great coffee. Although breakfast and lunch meals are on the pricier side, its’ friendly service, quirky menu and great Charring Cross location make it a must-try.

Source: Cafe Bellagio Facebook

The Ettamogah Pub, Kellyville

Kids eat free from a ripper children’s pub-style menu on Thursday nights at the Ettamogah Pub! Kids can choose from chicken dippers, mini schnitzels, chicken parma, steaks, mini cheeseburgers, pastas, milkshakes and a heap more! This super family friendly venue has all the entertainment kids could dream of- including a jumping castle, rock climbing wall, an arcade room and a play gym.

Source: Ettamogah Hotel Website

Taren Point Hotel, Sutherland Shire

Getting the kids to sit tight and finish their meal often means dining out isn’t always easy on the mums. The Taren Point Hotel is so adored by parents mostly because of Sunday’s ‘Kids Day.’ A team of friendly staff will occupy the kids with face painting, jumping castles and now even a petting zoo. Relax and know your littlies are having a blast after their lunch of delicious burgers, fish and chips, chicken tenders (and then of course dessert) for under $10 while you relax over an extensive wine menu. The pub recently received a makeover with renovated bistro & menu, kebab food truck, 2 new kids play areas with table tennis, a laneway and a new look & feel, inspired by Palm Springs. Awesome! 

Source: Taren Point Hotel Facebook 

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