We are blessed with so many family friendly places to eat with kids in Adelaide where the food, atmosphere and customer service is wonderful and kids are more than welcome! They say that Adelaide is the city of churches, but we’d argue we’re the city of family friendly dining!
In fact there are so many places to eat with kids in Adelaide that we’ve created the ULTIMATE list of the best child friendly restaurants Adelaide has to offer. This list is complete with so many fantastic options, you could probably eat out with your family in Adelaide for an entire year!
But not everyone has time for that – so for the indecisive and the time poor, we have the cliffs notes version.
Behold…KIDDO’s Top 10 Family Friendly Restaurants Adelaide has to offer… you can always come back and check in with our comprehensive listing later, after you’ve tried a couple of the top 10!
KIDDO’s Top 10 Family Friendly Restaurants Adelaide has to offer
Our Top 10 family friendly places to eat in Adelaide is full of cafe’s, restaurants and pubs that tick all the boxes and go over and above; family friendly environment, cracking kids menus, kids activities, play areas for kids or, even better, ample space for them to run around when weather permits! We’re talking next level family friendly cafes, family friendly food and an all round kid friendly, family feeling. Think cafes, restaurants or wineries that do everything you’re looking for… and even a few things you hadn’t thought of!
Of course, every week a new or improved location for eating out with kids in Adelaide pops up, so we keep this list updated to make sure it truly represents the best family friendly restaurants Adelaide has to offer!
Top 10 Family Friendly Restaurants Adelaide
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!
We get it, usually the word ‘pub’ and ‘kids’ sometimes 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
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Address: 143 Mount Barker Rd, Stirling SA 5152
Phone: 8339 8087
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 (TO DIE FOR, just quietly), 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. There’s a creek bed for kids to play in, and plenty of lawn games to occupy them… and GOATS! 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
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
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. Delicious coffee to make you feel human again (and we all know the superpowers of coffee in doing that) And the star attraction… their REAL. LIFE. BUNNIES: Flopsy and Mopsy. 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: 0428 132 704
We’ve given you the list of our Top 10 family friendly restaurants Adelaide has on offer…the rest is up to you!
OK so if you can count you’ll notice there are actually 11 places on this list… an extra one for good luck! Because when you’re eating out with kids… sometimes you need it!
If you can’t find somewhere to eat with your kids in Adelaide on this list, then make sure to check out our ULTIMATE guide to kid and family friendly places to eat in Adelaide.
But if you happen to know a contender for one of the best family 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!