If you have children who often pester you at mealtimes, we recommend these child-friendly restaurants, which offer distractions such as playground facilities in addition to lip-smacking dishes!
Are you raring to go out for a meal with the family after months spent eating home-cooked food, no thanks to COVID-19? Here are some eateries where your children can burn off their pent-up energy while the adults bond over a sumptuous repast.
1Tiong Bahru Bakery Safari
If you have young children, this is where you’ll want to bring them for Sunday brunch or afternoon tea. Besides delectable croissants and danishes that are sure to appeal to your little ones’ taste buds, an outdoor playground and jungle greenery give them the space to run ragged. On top of that, there are bunnies and chickens for them to play with, and an edible garden to explore. Older children will enjoy playing on the boules lawn. Aside from pastries, the menu — parents will be pleased to know — features a selection of healthy fare made from fruits and herbs harvested straight from the on-site garden.
130E Minden Road
Tel: 6877 4876
2Open Farm Community
Around the corner from Tiong Bahru Bakery Safari is Open Farm Community. This restaurant boasts a gigantic sandpit and a family grocer garden that will keep your kids busy while you and your spouse tuck into Asian-inspired dishes such as beef rendang strozzapreti and mushroom chawanmushi. A wholesome children’s menu caters to those above four years of age.
30E Minden Road
Tel: 6471 0306
Mon–Fri: 12pm–2.30pm (last order: 2pm)
6pm–9pm (last order: 8.30pm)
Sat–Sun: 10.30am–3.30pm (last order: 3pm)
6pm–9pm (last order: 8.30pm)
This beachfront restaurant, one of the F&B offerings at the Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa, has a kids’ menu that will appeal to the little ones, even those with finicky palates. Dishes include cornflake fish and chips, waffle burger, and pizza-flavoured chicken wings. For those — including the kids at heart — with a sweet tooth, desserts include candy-floss ice cream and a pizza chocolate chip cookie. The hotel also boasts an amazing open-air playground — Nestopia — which is ready to receive visitors again now that the Circuit Breaker exit strategy has been implemented. Do note that entry tickets will need to be purchased, even if you’re dining in Trapizza!
51 Imbiah Walk
Tel: 6376 2662
Opening hours (Trapizza):
Fri–Sun & PH: 11am–10pm
Opening hours (Nestopia):
Sat, Sun, PH & School Holidays: 10am–8pm
Another child-friendly cafe to check out is Wildseed. Located on the ground level of The Summerhouse in Seletar, this place is right next door to a plane-themed playground, where children can burn off excess energy while parents linger over specialty coffees and unusual sweet treats, such as coconut pea flower shortcake and pink pear elderflower tart.
3 Park Lane
Seletar Aerospace Park
Tel: 8126 7524
Sat–Sun & PH: 8.30am–6pm
5Beauty In The Pot
If your children enjoy steamboat and nourishing soups, swing on over to Beauty in the Pot located inside Kinex mall (formerly the OneKM mall). This popular hotpot chain’s East Coast outlet boasts a playground that will wow the kids. It includes a smaller slide for the younger kids, a three-storey high slide to challenge the older ones, and other play equipment. The restaurant has stationed a person to watch over the kids, so the adults can dine in peace.
11 Tanjong Katong Road
Tel: 6284 8820
Daily: 11.30am–3am (last order: 2.15am)