- Food & Booze
The best child-friendly restaurants in Brisbane
Happy kids = happy life.
Instead of facing a nightmare clean-up job in the kitchen (and the dining room, the lounge room and all over the kids themselves), take the whole family out to a spot where the kids menu involves more than just fish and chips, there’s entertainment that doesn’t involve throwing food, and you won’t have to settle for a dodgy chicken parmy.
One Fish Two Fish | Kangaroo Point
Whether you have one kid, two kids or a whole school of fish, this Kangaroo Point seafood hotspot has something for everyone. The ‘Small Fish’ menu at One Fish Two Fish offers three tasty options for your fussy eater, including the ‘I Don’t Know’ of crumbed fish fingers, salad and fries, the ‘I’m Not Hungry” of crumbed calamari, salad and fries, and the ‘I Don’t Want That’ of mini pork sausages with salad and fries. The new-school fish and chip joint has some fancy pants options for you to dine on while the little ones get their Seuss on.
VICTORIA PARK BISTRO ǀ HERSTON
Next time your tyke starts a tanty, instead of going tut-tut, why not go putt putt? That’s right, Victoria Park Bistro is perfect place to gain respite by indulging in their crunchy wood-fire pizzas, bbq glazed chicken wings, or breakfast mie goreng, while your child plays miniature golf, scales the playground, or indulges themselves in kiddie breakfasts that are so good, they won’t be asking for any of yours!
Il Gancio | Nundah
Whether your youngster is after a simple spaghetti with butter and cheese or has graduated to wood-fired pizzas, Il Gancio offers modern Italian fare for the whole gang to enjoy. Positioned conveniently at Toombul Shopping Centre, there are plenty of activities around to keep little hands busy while you keep your tummy full.
PLUM TUCKER ǀ RED HILL
Watch as your children become captivated with Plum Tucker’s dazzling menu, which includes toffee apple waffles and toasties galore. Toddlers and babes can also enjoy Plum Tucker’s kids room in the upstairs section of the café!
JAMIE’S ITALIAN | CBD
Take the kids for a train ride adventure to the city, settle them in a booth at Jamie’s and let them choose their dinner from the viewmaster kids menu. They’ll have as much fun ordering as they will eating, with chicken lollipops, a five-a-day picnic box, and mini spaghetti and meatballs on offer. Then, before they start asking ‘can I have some of your dinner?’ put a colouring pad in front of them and finish off your prawn linguini.
COLLE ROSSO ǀ RED HILL
This hidden gem serves up appetisingly authentic Italian fare and is a totally family-friendly environment too! As well as the usual kids’ menu (hello spag bol), they also cater to eaters out there as well who prefer their pizza bases gluten-free or pastas dairy-free. And, if worst comes to worst and your cherub refuses to leave the nursery, they do take-away as well! Why hello Netflix kids’ section and pizza on the couch.
Turn off Peppa Pig and get out the car seat. It’s dinner time.