Best Child Friendly Restaurants Adelaide

best kid friendly restaurants adelaide
CHILD FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS: Your new go-to guide of family and child friendly places to eat in Adelaide. We’ve put together a list of some of Adelaide's best child friendly restaurants; we're talking cafes, pubs, eateries that are great for the whole family, kids included.

Eating out with kids in Adelaide doesn’t have to be a disaster of half eaten food, spilled drinks and incessant straw touching.

There are so many incredible, accommodating, kid friendly places to eat with kids in Adelaide where the food, atmosphere and customer service is wonderful and kids are more than welcome.

That’s why we wanted to create the ULTIMATE list of the best child friendly restaurants Adelaide has to offer… because sometimes you just can’t be bothered making dinner… or doing the dishes!

The Best Child Friendly Restaurants Adelaide has to offer

The KIDDO list (aka your new go-to guide) of Adelaide’s top child friendly places to eat is full of cafe’s, restaurants and pubs that tick all the boxes;  family friendly environment, cracking kids menus, kids activities, and if you’re really lucky… a play area for the little people to hang out in too! We’re talking kid friendly cafes, kid friendly food and an all round kid friendly, family feeling!

And it seems like every week a new option for eating out with kids in Adelaide pops up, so we keep this list updated with all the best child friendly restaurants Adelaide has to offer whenever we come up with something new to whet your appetite!


Best Child Friendly Restaurants Adelaide City

ITL sky city launches kids menu

iTL Italian Kitchen 

iTL Italian Kitchen has a reputation for being Adelaide’s go-to for uncomplicated, contemporary Italian dining, so you can focus on enjoying the good stuff. Well now your kids can focus on enjoying the good stuff too, with iTL at SkyCity launching a new, crazy-good kids menu, filled to the brim with the fresh ingredients and simple flavours we know kids love. We already know the team at iTL live and breathe pizza, which means everything about their pizza has to be perfect (including the dough that takes a whopping 36 hours to make!). The new kids menu offering is no exception, with classic kid fave Margherita Pizza as well as Ham & Cheese for the small slice connoisseurs. The menu is complete with additional traditional kid fare including Cheese Macaroni, Pasta with Red Sauce and Mushroom Arancini. 

Address: SkyCity Adelaide, 125 North Terrace, Adelaide
Phone: 0418 116 205

spaghetti island
Spaghetti Island

From the people behind Ruby Red Flamingo, we bring you your next adventure – Spaghetti Island! If you’re anything like us, you’ll have at least ONE child who only wants to eat spagehetti from now until eternity, so what better place to get deserted than Spaghetti Island? Located on Gouger street in the city, Spaghetti Island is the home of pasta, pasta and more pasta – hey if you know how to do something well, keep doing it! So, hands-up who loves carbs? Literally all of us. So there’s something for every member of the family, from the most sophisticated adult taste buds, to the little people who really just want some spag with a bit of cheese! Forgetti the regretti – eat the spaghetti!

Address: 138 Gouger Street, Adelaide


Malt Shovel Taphouse

Malt Shovel Tap House

Kids can enjoy the riverbank while you all dine at the Malt Shovel Taphouse in what is a nothing-short-of-spectacular outdoor space in the CBD. Overlook the Adelaide Oval and the River Torrens, enjoy awesome food for biggies and smalls, and the adults can choose from a selection specialised craft beers for those so inclined! The Taphouse also offer occasional live acoustic music and if that’s not a vibe then we don’t know what is. If your kids are anything like ours, they’ll sure love a booth seat, and there are booths aplenty at Malt Shovel, red and white striped ones no less, with plenty of room for families in the relaxed atmosphere. When it comes to the child friendly places to eat in Adelaide, this is a firm fave.

Address: Festival Centre, Festival Drive
Phone: 8331 5215

Art Gallery Restaurant

Art Gallery Cafe

The Art Gallery itself regularly has exhibitions and activities for kids but in addition to that it has the cutest cafe which is just about as child friendly as it gets. It’s such a beautiful space with an enclosed grassed area to soak up the sunshine and let the kids run around and play till their hearts content. They have healthy kids meals and cater for so many dietary options, you will be sure to find one… or ten, things on the menu that tickle your fancy. It really is just a beautiful space to sit and take some time out. On the way out don’t forget to visit the book store!

Address: Art Gallery Of South Australia, North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: 8232 4366


Peter Rabbit

I mean, can we talk about kids / adults totally re-living-their-childhood-wonderland?! This is it. As soon as you walk in you’re immediately transported, it is such a beautiful space with plenty of room for the kids in the courtyard. The outdoor space incorporates a lovely garden for kids to run around in (both fenced and under the shade in summer or with outdoor heating in the winter). Oh, and they grow and source organic produce to ensure that what you and your babes are eating, is nourishing goodness. Need we say more? Hop to it, it’s the ultimate. You can thank us later.

Address: 234-244 Hindley St, Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: 0475 630 228


gilbert street hotel

Gilbert Street Hotel

OK so when it comes to places to eat with kids in Adelaide, often what we’re looking for is a beer garden with enough room for the kids to make a bit of noise and not bother anyone. Well, that’s what you’ll find at the Gilbert Street Hotel where you can enjoy the sunshine in the hotel’s grassed beer garden out the back with room aplenty for kids to muck around, which is what they love to do! There are high chairs available for babies, as well as toys and games like Jenga to keep the children occupied and iPad-free. WINNING!

Address: 88 Gilbert Street, Adelaide
Phone: 8231 9909

Best Child Friendly Restaurants Adelaide West

Bloom Windwood


We just LOVE the vibe of Bloom in Thebarton! We stumbled across this intensely CHIC location one evening on the way to an event at the nearby Entertainment Centre and were immediately drawn to the effortlessly cool vibe and decor of the cafe and function space and vowed to return for a visit. In what used to be an old tram barn, the team at Bloom have created a spacious, welcoming eatery with too-cool-to-be-true interior and a lush green garden playground outside – perfect for dining with kiddos – you can even sprawl out on the lawns with a picnic rug! The only time the grassy area isn’t available is if a daytime function has booked out the space, so it can be wise to check ahead! Open 8am-4pm Wednesdays through Monday, this is a place for a morning pick-me-up, brunch or a late lunch, and you can still get the kiddos to bed on time!

Address: 38 Winwood Street, Thebarton
Phone: (08) 7089 7877

Beach Bum Brighton

Beach Bum Brighton

OK, if we’re being honest, we didn’t know that Japanese, Hawaiian & Mexican fusion was even a THING, but we are SO glad it is because not only is Beach Bum in Brighton very deserving of its place on a list of best child friendly restaurants Adelaide has to offer, but kids also eat free Sunday lunch and dinner (one free meal per main meal purchased for under 12s) and that’s precisely the amount of money we like to spend on a kids meal! I promise you that you haven’t lived until you’ve sampled a Hawaiian style curry!

Address: 406 Brighton Road, Hove
Phone:  8296 1447

seasalt henley beach

SeaSalt Henley

To be honest, you had us at the yellow and white striped umbrellas. You really can’t go wrong for beachside dining with the kids in Adelaide at SeaSalt. The food is exceptional and the ambiance even better. Soak in the buzzing atmosphere at Henley in super cool surrounds, and please do us a favour and order the Singapore Chilli Fish Wings because they are next level amazing! If you’re looking for somewhere child friendly to eat in Adelaide’s West… add SeaSalt to your list! And they do takeaway so if you prefer to let the kids run wild on the beach while you sit back and feast, then that’s an option too!

Address: Beachfront, 269 Seaview Rd, Henley Beach
Phone: 8465 5005

joes henley beach

Joe’s Henley

Joe’s is more than just a Henley institution, it is a part of the community and the beach! Literally! Take your family to Joes’s and you’ll enjoy a great coffee, breakfast or lunch on the shore of Henley Beach, with great staff and a sandy beachfront as far as the eye can see. Couldn’t be better. The vibe is relaxed and perfect for eating with the kids in tow, walk-ins are always welcome and they’re not only child friendly, they’re dog friendly too! Any eatery that reserves a seat for man’s best friend is OK by us! If you want to sit by the sea, munch on something delicious, maybe even enjoy a sneaky cocktail, then Joe’s is the perfect sunny spot for your family dining.

Address: The Esplanade, Henley Beach
Phone: 8235 0111



My Kitchen Rules contestants Tim and Kyle have teamed up with their best mate and head chef Kain (formerly Bread & Bone, Street, NOMA) to bring you CARŌCLUB. And if you’re thinking something sounds familiar here, that’s probably because this is the crew behind one of Adelaide’s fave food trucks of the same name. That’s right, we’re talking CARŌclub signature fried chicken, bad-ass burgers and all round delicious dishes with a little bit of Latin flair, now with a home of its own within Bowden Cellars at Plant 3 in Bowden. Dine in 5 days a week (plenty of turning circle room for a pram right there!) and enjoy a cracking kids menu and one of the best burgers in town. Walk-ins only, no need to book, just show up with your little people and big appetites! 

Address: Bowden Cellars, Plant 3 Bowden, Red Shed Lane, Bowden
Phone:0423 254 424


A firm fave in the west for eating out with kids in Adelaide! A huge expanse of lawn and beach for the little people to play on (and away from the road which is good for the blood pressure!), a top notch kids menu, on point service aaaand… let’s just say the food for the grown ups at this beachfront hot spot is not to be missed. Ticking all the boxes for family friendly dining in Adelaide.

Address: 9 Barcoo Road, West Beach
Phone: 82943232

estia henley beach family friendly


This is family beachside dining at its best. With the popular Henley Square water fountain feature (aka kids splash zone) mere metres away, the kids can play outside in the water whilst you wait for your meal. And WHAT a meal it will be! Estia specialises in sharing mezze food and its traditional Greek menu is to die for! Could somebody pass the skordalia?

Address: 225 Seaview Road, Henley Beach
Phone: 8353 2875


zeeas eatery


Tony & Marks eatery, Zeea’s, is all about the experience: which is built on strong family values and top-notch customer service. Zeea’s is a great family and child friendly option in Adelaide, and somewhere that you immediately feel happy upon arrival. Their food is so delicious and they have a strong focus on locally sourced and traditional recipes. The menu is filled to the brim with so many options to cater for all dietary requirements, plus a kids menu with nutritious choices. This will fast become a family favourite that you return to again and again and again. They also have a second location if you’re eating out in the East, on Portrush Road in Glenunga – handy!

Address: Cnr South Road & Ashwin Parade, Torrensville
Phone: 8365 2264

schnithouse hilton

Schnithouse Hilton

Lots of folks are looking for an in-house playground when searching for somewhere to eat with kids in Adelaide, and they can be a dime a dozen! Schnithouse at Hilton, in Adelaide’s West, however, boasts a pretty fab playground in their outdoor dining area, complete with twisty twirly slide and tunnels to keep your kids busy (and not spilling water all over the table for the hundredth time) while you’re waiting for dinner! You’re also guaranteed an excellent schnitzel (you can even get a schnitzel on a pizza or in a burger at Schnithouse) and we all know schnitz and chips are the ultimate in kid friendly fare!

Address: 160 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Hilton, Adelaide
Phone: 8127 5094

Best Child Friendly Restaurants Adelaide South

Cremorne Hotel meal kid friendly

Cremorne Hotel

I’m not one to wax lyrical about a pub, but honestly the way the light hits the courtyard at the Cremorne Hotel alone makes it worth a visit. So yes, it’s been architecturally redeveloped and looks amazing, but it doesn’t stop there, it’s also just simply a great spot to eat with kids in Adelaide, with changing daily specials, and yes the beer garden has a SUPER screen for those long summer afternoons when the cricket is on! It’s got a good trendy vibe, but you won’t be getting side eyed by hipsters when you walk in with your mini mess makers either.

Address: 207 Unley Road, Unley
Phone: 8272 9746

The Parkside

The Parkside

Welcome to your new favourite pub! I mean as if the incredible wallpaper wasn’t reason enough! But seriously, The Parkside is our GO-TO. It’s been recently renovated and not only does it look absolutely shmick (think a cool Palm Springs vibe which is very worthy of the gram), it’s also perfectly set up for families. There’s a kids play area, for one, which is a game changer when eating out with kids, as we all know. The staff are also SUPER tolerant of loud littles, and it makes a real difference when you’re not feeling guilty that your little people are being a bit rowdy… after all, they’re kids! The kids menu is a double sided colouring sheet that comes with a set of pencils, keeping your kids busy for just long enough before their meals arrive…meals which are super delish, the perfect size for little tummies, AND come with a free sundae. Tell me this isn’t going to be the next place you eat out with your kids in Adelaide! They’re also always doing sweet little promos for kids like easter egg hunts and special kids Christmas activities… and they also do kids pizza making parties! Perfect-dough!

Address: 142  Glen Osmond Road, Parkside
Phone: 8271 5288

gang gang parkside family friendly

Gang Gang Parkside

Holy best burger of our lives people, you have to get into Gang Gang and eat your body weight in burgers! We are a family of burger lovers, and feel pretty confident we’ve tried pretty much every high profile burger you can get in Adelaide. I cannot confirm that statement with receipts but look, we’ve had a lot of burgers. After burgers at Gang Gang in Parkside we had a resounding “THIS IS THE BEST BURGER WE’VE HAD” from the entire family – which is a pretty big call considering usually my kids will disagree just to annoy me. Notable mention to the super cool Palm Springs vibe interior (which is clearly my fave aesthetic), it’s so light and bright and full of indoor greenery. It’s a small space (so make sure you book ahead – they have a very quick and easy facebook booking system) but oh so cool, and the little courtyard out the back has summer cocktails written all over it. The staff were absolutely fantastic with the kids, even making off-menu kids burgers for them and the house made lemonade is ace. Make sure to check out the hilarious celeb inspired burger names… I had the Lana Dill Rey chicken burger – can confirm… we’ll be back! This is officially our new fav place to eat with the kids in the inner South of Adelaide and we’ll happily buy a t-shirt that says so!

Address: 69 Unley Road, Parkside
Phone: 7225 5366


unley rooftop

The Unley Rooftop

OK the inner South is giving us a WEALTH of great places to eat with kids in Adelaide, and that’s probably because the surrounding suburbs are FILLED with families, and the local restaurants and cafes need to cater to the market if they’re going to keep up! The Unley Rooftop definitely belongs on the list of best child friendly restaurants Adelaide has to offer. It’s at its best when you go RIGHT on opening at 5:30pm and hit the balcony on the rooftop (adorned with festoon lights, because…of course). It’s often really quiet at this time and the kids can roll around on the grass carpet accordingly if that’s their thing. We love the rooftop space, and they do great burgers and interesting schnitzel specials. Always a good playlist pumping, kids are given pencils and colouring sheets and the mosaic tabletops are a point of interest for the little people too.

Address: 27 Unley Road, Parkside
Phone: 8271 5544

cafe paparazzi

Cafe Paparazzi

The team at self proclaimed Adelaide kid-friendly restaurant, Cafe Paparazzi, sure do know the meaning of a family friendly environment. Their menu is next level with clean eats, homemade meals and a kids menu that your little people will love. They have high chairs in abundance and we need to take a moment to stop and talk about their kids parties, aka kids PIZZA MAKING parties. What a cool, interactive and educational birthday idea… can the adults join in too?!

Address: 291 Unley Rd, Malvern SA 5061
Phone: 8373 0743

the pantry on egmont

The Pantry on Egmont

We are very much not kidding when we say that the food at The Pantry is NEXT. LEVEL. And don’t even get us started on the quirky interior with it’s vintage diner furnishings and retro wallpaper. This place is an absolute vibe. But its no use being a vibe if your food and your coffee isn’t up to scratch, and as luck would have it, that’s where The Pantry eclipse all expectations. The Chef at The Pantry is not playing around. They legit serve the best toastie you’ll ever have in your life, and their baked-fresh muffins…to die for. Let’s just say if I was asked to nominate a last meal, it would probably be from The Pantry. They always ALWAYS have awesome specials going if you keep an eye on their social media, they are also committed to supporting local artists by displaying their work, and they take the war on waste seriously; so it’s not just good food at The Pantry, it’s good karma too. This is definitely one to hit up with your kids in tow, they’re a family business and always welcoming of little people, as evidenced by their kids menu which has a good mix of parent-approved good for your taste buds and good for your body dishes that the kids will love!

Address: 2 Egmont Tce, Hawthorn
8271 4409

Natures Providore

Nature’s Providore

A super chill, family friendly vibe, Nature’s Providore is the perfect weekend family break spot, or mid-week-catch-up-with-your-girlfriends-and-their-bubs spot. It’s spacious, has a designated indoor and outdoor play area for the kids – including a wall to draw with chalk and loads of toys. And we need to talk about the food, so nourishing, plentiful and tasty… you will want to keep coming back again and again.

Address: 88 Duthy St, Malvern SA 5061
Phone: 8172 2146

best kid friendly cafes adelaide

Dear Daisy

This happy li’l corner shop cafe in Forestville is a top spot for morning coffees and daytime eats, open before school drop off and closing just in time for picking up your little noisemakers! If you’re looking to get our with your preschooler or bub in tow (or school aged kiddies on the weekend), this is a great suburban secret – and offers plenty of Vegetarian, Vegan and GF-friendly options too! Don’t be deceived by its simple corner cafe vibe, the food they dish out at Dear Daisy is nothing short of delish gourmet!

Address: 66 Leah Street, Forestville
Phone: 8117 9272

rose and grind clarence park

Rise and Grind Cafe

A top spot for your daytime eats, Rise and Grind Cafe in Clarence Park is open from 6:30am – 2pm weekdays, and 7:30-12:00pm Saturday and is just the perfect suburban gem for breakfast brunch or lunch with little tackers in tow. Plenty of room for prams in this spacious cafe (as well as a dedicated parents room), and kids will love the chairs suspended from the ceiling! They also blend their own coffee for the caffeine connoisseurs and their delicious cakes are the perfect antidote for stir crazy parents who just need to get their little one(s) out of the house!

Address: 114-118 East Ave, Clarence Park
Phone: 8297 0384


Belair Pub

Belair Hotel

We get it, usually the word ‘pub’ and ‘kids’ don’t go hand-in-hand. Enter: Belair Hotel to change your way of thinking. This pub is soooo kid friendly that anyone would think it was designed around kids. They have an awesome kids menu with healthy menu items. A super fun kids playground – to run off some of that endless energy and a kids chill out zone for when said energy has been run off – it’s filled with beanbags, toys and games all whilst being in a position where you can keep a watchful eye. Nuff said.

Address: 141 Main Rd, Blackwood SA 5051
Phone: 8278 8777

pizza teca mclaren vale

Pizza Teca

Pizzateca is the bees knees and one of the first restaurants that immediately came to mind when we began compiling our list of the best child friendly restaurants Adelaide has to offer. If you haven’t been there yet, you’re in for a real treat and we’re kind of jealous you get to have that first time experience. Pizzateca is all. about. family. It’s run by the sweetest, warmest family you will ever meet, all the staff there are so inviting, accommodating and lovely and the food is next level; you’ll feel like you’re eating at Nonna’s house. There is so much room for your tiny tots to run around and don’t worry about them making noise, the more noise, the better, it adds to the atmosphere. And FYI, their Spritz’s and Tiramisu are a must for the mamas and the papas.

Address: 319 Chalk Hill Rd, McLaren Vale SA 5171
Phone: 0431 700 183

Victory Hotel

Victory Hotel

First and foremost, the Victory Hotel has a seasonal kids menu that is a cut above your usual nugget and chips kiddy meal! So many options for little mains, and all absolutely delicious using as much local, seasonal produce as they can! The focus on good food here is absolutely key, but the hotel is also absolutely set up for family dining and eating with tots in tow, set on a grassy hill with spectacular views of the surrounding vineyard and coast. We love the grassy area outside where kids can run free after they’ve finished their mini Victory Burger. A VICTORY for all involved.

Address: Old Sellicks Hill Road, Sellicks Hill
Phone: 8556 3083

pearl aldinga

Pearl at Aldinga

Three words. House. Spiced. Fries. Oh my, oh my, this is what dreams are made of. Fries aside, cute seaside Aldinga eatery, Pearl, is on the door step of the beach, so it makes sense they specialise in seafood. And they do not disappoint. Plenty of room for kiddos to roam while parentals relax with a meal too, and that’s basically our fave thing to do…and you can’t beat that view! We also love how Pearl is so aware of the environmental footprint of their business, and are continually challenging themselves to minimise it – a happy world for our kiddos to inherit! Cheers to that!

Address: 53 Lower Esplanade, Aldinga Beach
Phone: 7477 7177


Maxwell’s Grocery

Fresh, organic and local produce. Cold pressed juice, organic coffee, raw desserts, and amazing burgers. Need we say more? Maxwell’s has the community feel of popping in on your best mates who also happen to be running a top notch cafe, and every meal there feels like visiting family. A great place for a bite with the kiddos when you’re on the coast and to stock up on your pantry yummies too!

Address: 206 Port Rd, Aldinga

flying fish

Flying Fish Cafe

When your address has “The Foreshore” in it, you know the view is going to be a cracker, and it doesn’t get much better than beachfront dining at the magnificent Horseshoe Bay in Port Elliot. Idyllic is an understatement. The Flying Fish Cafe is basically a coastal icon, if you’re going to head out to eat with your family on the coast of South Australia then you have to visit the Flying Fish Cafe at least once… and we promise after you’ve been there once, you’re gonna want to go back again and again. The view is unbeatable and you have to try the Flying Fish gourmet fish and chips served in their signature cone – people have been returning to the cafe even just for this for over a decade! The full cafe menu is available as a takeaway option as well, with public seating areas  available both in front of the cafe and also in the adjacent park and playground, so you can sit and eat while your kids play if you prefer!

Address: 1 The Foreshore, Port Elliott
Phone: 8554 3504

Valley of Yore

Valley of Yore

Specialty coffee, Fleurieu food and good things… all in one of our favourite pockets of the planet! Kids (and dogs!) are welcome at this special little coffee shop where you’ll not only find locally made food and top notch coffee in a family friendly environment, but also a beautiful selection of curated slow fashion items and homewares. Ticking all the boxes! Valley of Yore shuts at 3pm each day, so perfect if you’re looking for a breakfast or lunch drop-in spot in Myponga with the fambam!

Address: 46 Main S Rd, Myponga

Best Child Friendly Restaurants Adelaide North

Gully Public House and Garden

The Gully Public House and Garden

Well this place is just an instagrammers dream, first up! But, more importantly, it also ticks all the boxes when we’re looking at the child friendly restaurants Adelaide has up its sneaky sleeve. Not only do these guys offer some incredible school holiday programs (think kids cooking classes and the occasional petting zoo – not kidding!) but they’re also always putting up new limited time only specials on their social media (kids eat free anyone?), so make so to check in! With incredible pizza and out of this world milkshakes, this is a kids paradise, and parents will just love sitting on the beautiful deck in the beer garden and kicking back.

Address: 1349 North East Road, Tea Tree Gully
Phone: 8264 2288

Pippo North Adelaide

Pippo North Adelaide

At Pippo North Adelaide, seasonal produce meets refined honest fare. Food meets family and good taste is savoured in unruffled surrounds. Spacious, with plenty of room for kids, you have a choice between inside and outdoor seating, which is perfect because lord knows we sometimes just need the option to move their loud little voices outside!! One of the big draw cards here (apart from the amazing food and stellar coffee!) is the room to move. You won’t feel like you’re on top of each other if you have a pram and a highchair and that is a win in our books! Try the toasted banana bread with maple butter – just too good!

Address: 67 O’Connell Street, North Adelaide
Phone: 7320 4367

village tavern golden groveThe Village Tavern Golden Grove

The Village Tavern is newly renovated and offers great outdoor and indoor areas for you to meet with family and friends. Whether it is a catch up over coffee and cake, bistro dining or relaxing with mates after work, there is something for everyone here! They have an indoor playground for the kids and alfresco dining options in the beer garden. The atmosphere is friendly and the food is spot on! Definitely a deserving spot on the list of Adelaide’s best family friendly places to eat!

Address: The Grove Way, Golden Grove
Phone: 8289 2622

tony tomatoes

Tony Tomatoes

We know Italian culture is all about family and so rest assured you’ll find nothing but a family friendly feeling here. Large table tops so the kids can colour in / play with toys at the table while they wait. A fun, loud, vibrant atmosphere. Delicious, fresh, sharing size portions of Italian food including kids food and pizza. And we all know that kids and pizza go together like movies and popcorn. And we’re not talking run of the mill pizza, we’re talking your-tastebuds-won’t-know-what’s-hit-them-kind-of-delicious. This certainly makes the list as one of the best child friendly restaurants Adelaide has to offer.

Address: 155-157 O’Connell St, North Adelaide SA 5006
Phone: 8239 0080

Cancun Cowboys Adelaide

Cancun Cowboys

Did somebody say “kids eat free”??! That’s right, this Mexican cantina offers free eats for kids (one free kids meal per main meal purchased for under 12’s) on Sundays at Lunch and Dinner time and hold my bag I’m starting the car! And this is family friendly food at its best; we’re talking loaded fries, nachos, tacos, sloppy joes, burgers.. all the kind of grub that kids LOVE to get stuck into.. not to mention $5 taco Thursdays! The decor also has such a cool Mexican vibe that it’s just a fun experience all round!… and one should never knock back the chance to have a Margarita or two!

Address: 550 North East Road, Holden Hill
Phone: 8369 0743

Best Child Friendly Restaurants Adelaide East

koko korean fried chicken


Who doesn’t love fried chicken? But we’re not talking the Kentucky version here, this is the BEST Korean Fried Chicken, and believe us when we say… it is next level. If you’re not ordering the citrus mayo chicken then you’re not living. Kokko’s is just off The Parade, and it’s the brightest little bistro you ever did see; Honey Mustard Chicken is a fave with the kids, and if you like it HOT, then there’s always the super spicy option – if you’re not too CHICKEN (ba dum bum tssss). The concept of KOKKO’s is simple, chicken and only chicken! So if you like chicken… this is the place for you. They limit the servings to 100 per day to ensure only the best quality and it’s working because this is honestly the best friend chicken in Adelaide. Can we say chicken a few more times? CHICKEN!

Address: 1-1 Margaret Street, Norwood
Phone: 0402 655 797

Mr Nicks


Mr Nick’s is part of Adelaide’s finest supermarkets and you can find their two locations at Pasadena Foodland as well as the always-a-pleasure-to-visit Frewville Foodland. Both locations have such a great atmosphere and with their selection of amazing food, great coffee and kid friendly atmosphere, we’re stopping in for a bite to eat or a cuppa even when we don’t need to do our grocery shopping. This is child friendly dining done right!

Address: 20 Fiveash Dr, Pasadena / 177 Glen Osmond Rd, Frewville
Phone: 8374 5000 / 8433 0888

Velo Precinct

Velo Precinct

Apart from the fact that it’s a gorgeous building in glorious surroundings, Velo Precinct is an incredibly spacious and beautiful space with a designated children specific custom playground: Spokey Dokey. It also has an outdoor park area for the older kids. And as for their menu; it’s a healthy, kid friendly menu that will keep yours and your buns tummies satisfied. And they offer kids parties too. I mean, these guys are all about the kids and we love it.

Address: 140 Fullarton Rd, Rose Park SA 5067
Phone: 8227 1394

The Marryatville Hotel

The Marryatville Hotel

Ok so the Marryatville Hotel has a playground. Three slides! Climbing tunnels! Outdoor games! If that’s not a win for parents everywhere, we don’t know what is. There are also video games set up inside for the older kiddos, and a solid kids menu on offer. If that’s not enough, they have a soft serve machine where kids can add their own toppings and sprinkles to make their own dessert and that ticks off just about every box there is when it comes to the best kid friendly restaurants Adelaide has to offer!

Address: 239 Kensington Road, Marryatville
Phone: 8333 2242

Patch Kitchen Garden

Patch Kitchen and Garden

An Adelaide Hills goodie for kids and parents alike, and here’s why: it’s a beautiful space, their menu is ever-changing and reflective of seasonal goodness, they have a good kids menu and a cubby house and toys to keep the little ones occupied while you enjoy some of that aforementioned nutritious, seasonal deliciousness. Patch is a HAVEN for families, with multiple cosy rooms indoors set out with kids in mind, baskets of toys aplenty, and so much room to roam outside while the parent-folk have coffee and a bite! Definitely deserving of its spot in our list of best child friendly restaurants Adelaide has to offer. 

Address: 143 Mount Barker Rd, Stirling SA 5152
Phone: 8339 8087

beerenberg farm

Beerenberg Farm Cafe

Freshly open to the public from late November 2021, families are now able to enjoy fresh food and drink in the brand new Beerenberg Farm Cafe…not to mention the opportunity to take part in tastings, cooking demonstrations and foodie experiences! The new Farm Shop is the perfect space to stop, relax and enjoy a great coffee, lunch and even delicious scones with jam and cream, or stop past Strawberry Lane with the kiddos and discover the journey of the Paech family and how Beerenberg began over 200 years ago! Open daily from 9am-5pm (except Christmas Day) this is the perfect Hills spot to stave off the daytime hungries, take in the rich history of the Beerenberg story…and buy some jam to take home obviously. There’s even an in-house icecreamery! YES PLEASE!

Address: Mount Barker Road, Hahndorf
Phone: 08 8388 7272

kid friendly dining adelaide

The Scenic Hotel

Perched high in the clouds, atop the hallowed summit of Norton, the newest jewel in then Adelaide Hills’ crown offers kid friendly dining at its finest. With sweeping views of the city, a crafty wine list, glorious food and good tunes, The Scenic Hotel is an Adelaide ‘must-go’, and oh so family friendly. Top notch, better-than-usual pub fare with a hint of gourmet and plenty of room for the kiddos to roam free! Could we ask for more?

Address: Norton Summit, Adelaide Hills
Phone: 08 7320 1610

lot 100

LOT. 100

I mean just look at this place, would ya? All that grass and open space is calling for your family! Sit back, relax and enjoy the pace that is LOT.100 in the courtyard. The courtyard shared lunch of antipasto, wood oven pizzas, sides, a dish of the day from the kitchen and dessert for groups over 4 people is… all the things! Think great South Australian produce with an Italian flair, this is the perfect spot to celebrate the seasons, a birthday or just have family lunch. The kitchen can accommodate most dietary requirements in this menu which is great for parents who have kids with any intolerances, just make sure to mention it when placing your booking. Just 30 minutes from the CBD, 30 minutes away from the best pizza of your life! Definitely KIDDO approved, child friendly dining in Adelaide!

Address: Lot 100, Chambers Road, Nairne
Phone: 7077 2888

Uraidla Hotel

Uraidla Hotel

The Uraidla Hotel has got to be one of our absolute favourite child friendly places to eat in Adelaide. It’s just that good. Don’t get us started on the food for one thing, it’s beyond standard pub fare, it’s straight up next level amaze. And the ambiance and atmosphere of the indoor, and particularly the outdoor, dining area is perfect for families. They even have an old school swing set and slide set up in the garden, there’s a chicken coop, an onsite veggie garden, incomparable views of the surrounding area and plenty of grass and outdoor games for the kids to play with. Oh, and they do the best ice cream sundae we’ve had pretty much ANYWHERE, ever. (Honourable mention MUST go to the Uraidla Bakery which is the adjoined building and shares the grounds… they do cracker pies, have a fun, kitschy interior and are well worth a visit with the kids too!)

Address: 1198 Greenhill Road, Uraidla
Phone: 8390 0500


…the rest is up to you!

If you can’t find somewhere to eat with your kids in Adelaide on this list, then you’re not trying hard enough!

But if you happen to know a contender for one of the best child friendly restaurant Adelaide has to offer, then let us know and we’ll add it to the list! We’re always updating this guide with new family friendly eateries that are perfect places to pop into with our poppets!

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