There’s nothing better than enjoying a meal amongst family, so it’s always a win when you find that balance between good food, and the right space to accommodate your littlest diners.
SA is home to a list of venues that tick these boxes, and the team at Kids in Adelaide have helped narrow them down with their recommendations for dining out with the kids in tow.
DOUGHBALLS THE PIZZA PLACE
Doughballs is an absolute favourite amongst families, with a kids menu that includes a healthy veggie platter, chicken salad, pasta, pizza and of course, their famous Doughballs.
Dessert too is special, with the kids able to choose from ice blocks, jelly pots and unicorn doughballs, plus they’ll be kept busy with plenty of colouring sheets and crayons for entertainment.
Glenelg & Mawson Lakes | https://doughballspizza.com.au/ | @doughballsau
CHARLIE’S DINER, BRIGHTON METRO
Charlie’s Diner at Brighton Metro encompasses everything you want from great family dining. The decor, food, service, kids room and cinema ticks all the boxes when it comes to eating out with the whole family.
A fresh and delicious buffet offers a variety of cuisines suitable for all tastebuds, and is great value for money, with kids four years and under free!
466 Brighton Road, Brighton | https://brightonmetrohotel.com.au/charlies-diner/ | @brightonmetrohotel
REMY’S DEEP DISH PIZZA AND BAR
If you’re looking for a fantastic meal in the city for the whole family, Remy’s is it. If the kids love pizza as well as mac n cheese, then give their deep crust Mac N Cheese Pizza a go!
A range of mouth-watering pizza toppings are on offer, as well as a selection of vegan options and a great list of cocktails for the grown-ups.
2-10 No Fixed Address Lane (off Rundle Mall), CBD | https://www.remysnfa.com/ | @remys_nfa
The kids will love the spacious outdoor areas at the Uraidla Hotel, which are complete with outdoor games, totem tennis and a lovely little playground.
Kids meals include meatball macaroni bake, chicken bacon parmi and options for kids with dietary needs.
Wood-fires burn inside and out, ideal for all year-round comfort and ambience.
1196 Greenhill Road, Uraidla | https://uraidlahotel.com.au/ | @uraidlahotel
VILLAGE GROUNDS CAFÉ
Village Grounds is so much more than just a café – it’s a meeting place, a community hub and a space where families can come and connect with each other.
A small, but delightful list of favourites grace their menu, including toasties, baguettes, banana bread and croissants.
Perhaps the most popular on the drink’s menu, is their ‘Babycino of the Month’. From Bluey themed creations, to ‘Giraffacinos’ and ‘Froggycinos’, the kids will absolutely love visiting this beautiful space.
793 Torrens Road, Alberton | https://trinityalberton.com/village-grounds/ | @villagegrounds.cafe
Café Bonyton is part kiosk, part café, part lolly shop and part party venue!
Situated at Bonython Park, it’s a great spot to meet friends so the kids can play whilst you can enjoy a coffee or meal.
Choose from a range of hot meals, including their popular rainbow toastie, a real novelty of coloured cheese oozing out of bread that will have the kids wanting more.
Port Road, Adelaide | https://cafebonython.com.au/ | @cafebonython
Located at Tea Tree Plaza, The Bavarian has plenty of space, making it great for prams and high-chairs.
Their ‘feed the family deal’ includes a selection of German-inspired fare with a great variety to satisfy even the fussiest of eaters.
Designed for two adults and two children under 12, the meal begins with a plate of huge salted pretzels, followed by a hearty serving of chicken schnitzels with mushroom sauce, fresh salad, chips, and dessert to round it out.
796 North East Road, Modbury | https://www.thebavarians.com/ | @the.bavarian
STANLEY BRIDGE TAVERN
Located in Verdun in the Adelaide Hills, Stanley Bridge Tavern has a great beer garden, where kids can explore the creek bed, bridge and ‘fairy table’ in between ordering and eating.
High-quality pub fare highlights the menu, with a local selection of wines to accommodate your meal. The kids menu also doesn’t disappoint, making it well-worth the trip to the beautiful hills region.
41 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Verdun | http://www.stanleybridgetavern.com/ @stanleybridgetavern
If you’re looking for a family-friendly winery that also puts on delicious eats, Harry’s Deli at Wirra Wirra’s Cellar door is it.
Harry’s Deli offers a casual dining experience at the heart of McLaren Vale, with a spacious outdoor area and giant lawn games to keep the kids occupied.
The kids menu is simple and wholesome, and the main menu features fresh local produce, which can be perfectly paired with a glass of Wirra Wirra wine.
255 Strout Road, McLaren Vale| https://wirrawirra.com/pages/harrys-deli-at-wirra-wirra | @wirrawirrawines
MICK O’SHEAS HOTEL
This iconic Irish pub in Adelaide’s southern suburbs oozes charm and has a great menu to boot.
The enormous lawn and kid packs mean that the little ones will be entertained, allowing parents to enjoy their meal and drinks in the picturesque alfresco area.
The food is delicious, fresh, hot and goes down a treat, but nothing will be devoured quicker than dessert!
Kids will love the ice cream sundaes and their sticky date pudding is always a big hit with the whole family.
Main South Road, Hackham
With two locations south of the city, Cheffy Chelby’s is as charming as the name sounds, and a great spot to spend the afternoon with the family.
Traditional burgers and milkshakes, plus a homey atmosphere with a play corner to keep the kids occupied makes this café a sure-fire spot for eating out with the little ones.
The burgers and breakfast roll menu is extensive, with both indoor and outdoor seating areas, so you can enjoy eating there at any time of the year.
Port Noarlunga & Morphett Vale | @cheffy_chelbys
PRANCING PONY BREWERY
Located in the Adelaide Hills suburb of Totness (minutes from Mount Barker), Prancing Pony’s spacious brew shed is not only a superb family friendly venue, but also a top spot to visit for an adult treat.
With 17 beers on tap, you can grab a paddle with a few of your favourites or throw in an exotic flavour you might want to try out.
A relaxed vibe with live music on most weekends makes it a popular spot, and more importantly, the family is sorted with a great kids menu, colouring in, puzzles, a pinball machine, rocking horses and plenty of space to move around.
42 Mt Barker Road, Totness
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