Singapore is one of the easiest cities to visit with kids. The city is buggy friendly, there are so many family-friendly attractions to choose from, and there are loads of child-friendly restaurants in Singapore. There are very few restaurants in Singapore that won’t accommodate you with your children, but sometimes you just want to go to a child-friendly restaurant where you know it will be easy – with high chairs, children’s menu, entertainment and space to run around. Without compromising on food quality of course.
Here is our pick of the ten best kid-friendly restaurants in Singapore.
Tanjong Beach Club
When you step foot inside Tanjong Beach Club in Sentosa, you would be forgiven for thinking you have just arrived in Thailand. This uber-cool bar serves up a slice of tropical paradise, with a beachfront setting and swimming pool looking out to sea. And all just a 20-minute cab ride from the centre of town. The bistro menu is largely seafood focused, but they do a pretty mean burger too, and have a small kids menu.
Try to visit this kid friendly Singapore restaurant during the week, where you will practically have the place to yourselves to kick back on the sand, lounge on a day bed to the chilled-out house tunes and enjoy splashing in the pool in peace. Just avoid Sundays when the party really kicks off, and kids aren’t allowed in the swimming pool. (Closed Mondays)
Further along the beach on Sentosa, Coastes offers a more rustic approach to the beach bar concept. At this child friendly restaurant in Singapore, you can eat with the sand between your toes, as the kids build sandcastles or splash around in the sea just a few feet away. Chow down on a selection of pizzas, burgers and salads and treat yourself to a bucket of beer under the swaying palm trees. If it weren’t for the view of the busy shipping lane, you would never know you were in Singapore. If you need to cool off, Port Of Lost Wonder, one of Singapore’s best waterplay parks, is just a short stroll away.
Kith at Sentosa Cove
Also on Sentosa at Sentosa Cove (near the W Hotel), you will find Kith, one of Singapore’s best coffee shops. A great option for a lazy brunch, this family friendly Singapore restaurant dishes up a great selection of eggs, salads, pastas and sandwiches, washed down with freshly squeezed juices and some of the best coffee in Singapore. It’s all pedestrian around here, and there are some toys for the kids to play with. Also bring the kids scooters so they can scoot around the marina, and seek out the cool pirate ship playground the other side of the marina. (Closed Tuesdays)
Food for Thought
If you’re in the Botanic Gardens, stop by Food for Thought for a coffee and cake and rest your weary limbs. Tucked away in the basement of the Botany Centre, next to the Tanglin Gate entrance to the Botanic Gardens, this spacious, airy café offers an air-conditioned respite from the heat and humidity of the gardens and is a great option if you are looking for a relaxed child-friendly restaurant in Singapore.
There is a large choice of all day breakfast and brunch items, burgers, pastas, salads and mains. But best of all – it has an outdoor courtyard with a playground for the kids.
Yum Cha is one of the best dim sum restaurants Singapore to experience dim sum in an authentic setting. Tucked away at the top of a hidden staircase in the middle of bustling Chinatown, this popular child-friendly Singapore restaurant packs in local families and passing tourists, creating a buzzing and convivial atmosphere and is the ideal stop-off point for a dim sum lunch if you are out exploring Chinatown.
The menu includes a wide choice of Chinese dishes, but the majority of people flock here at lunchtime to indulge in a dim sum feast. It is guaranteed to be bustling and noisy, so nobody will notice how much noise your kids are making.
P.S Café at Harding Road
This glass-sided kid friendly Singapore restaurant opens out onto the lush tropical rainforest, giving a real sense of escape from the bustle of nearby Orchard Road, and is ideal for a leisurely meal while the kids run riot on the grass. The menu of familiar favourites with a twist includes sandwiches, burgers, salads and pastas.
Excellent weekend brunches see locals queuing out the door for plates of Blueberry Pancakes, Bacon & Eggs, Brunch Burger and Corned Beef Hash. Be sure to save room for their generous servings of cakes and tarts, which include Carrot, Double Chocolate and Rocky Road.
Boomarang is a casual semi open-air Australian bar and bistro, and is a popular hangout for the expat crowd in Singapore. Hearty breakfasts and generously portioned meals are all on the menu, drawing in the masses at weekends.
Boomarang is extremely child-friendly, with plenty of baby chairs and color-in children’s menu, and its location in the pedestrian zone by the river allows plenty of running-around space. This is also the place to head to for all live sporting events – in particular rugby and Australian Rules football, when the noise emanating from this hugely popular bar can be heard from afar.
Lau Pa Sat
You can’t visit Singapore without enjoying at least one meal in a Hawker Centre – the city’s version of street food. Strict government health and safety regulations mean you can happily bring your children here for a meal. There are Hawker Centres all over Singapore, but Lau Pa Sat is one of our favourites.
Located in the centre of the CBD, Lau Pa Sat fills with local office workers for lunch and in the evenings, who flock here to eat from a choice of over 100 food stalls. All of Singapore’s best-loved dishes are on offer here, so take your time to wander around and take it all in before deciding what to chow down on.
Boon Tat Street to the side of Lau Pa Sat is locally known as ‘Satay Street’, and really comes to life after dark when hundreds of satay lovers flock to the area and the stalls start churning out clouds of smoke and vying for business.
Din Tai Fung
Everybody’s favourite dumpling restaurant, Din Tai Fung, has nineteen branches in Singapore, so you are never far from getting your dumpling and noodle soup fix. There is a wide range of soups, appetisers, dumplings and rice dishes to choose from at this family friendly Singapore restaurant, but it is most renowned for its Xiao Long Bao (Shanghai pork dumplings), which are meticulously created with 18 intricate folds in each one. There are always plenty of high chairs, and the buzzing throng ensures that any noisy children will melt into the background. No reservations are accepted, so be prepared to queue in peak time.
Marché Movenpick Suntec City
Walking into Marché by Movenpick is an assault on the senses, with its vast choice of fresh and healthy food, presented in a market setting. There’s something for all the family at this child friendly restaurant in Singapore, with a salad bar, pasta station, seafood island, bakery section, pizza oven and crepe station – you should be able to find something to please even the fussiest of children.
There’s also a kids play corner, complete with a two-storey wooden cubby house, train table and toys. Plus HIPP baby food is on offer, and even a baby station containing bottle warmer, water heater and microwave. Amazing.
Also within Suntec City shopping mall, you will find two great indoor play gyms – The Polliwogs and Cool de Sac, perfect for running off steam on rainy days.
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Looking for ways to entertain the kids while you’re in Singapore? Check out 50 Things to do in Singapore with Kids and the Off-the Beaten Track Places to Take the Kids in Singapore.