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Going out to eat with the whole family, kids and all, puts a dent in the old wallet. So how about a FREE meal for the kids so that the pressure’s off? Many of our usual kid-friendly restaurant recommendations have shut their kids’ activity areas/playgrounds and their buffet stations due to Covid-19 but you can still find some great spots for a family meal. Whether you are after dim sum or Italian we round up all the places where your kids get to chow down for free!
Japanese restaurants at itadakimasu by PARCO
Looking for affordable family-friendly Japanese food in Singapore? Check out 9 different Japanese restaurants at itadakimasu by PARCO, all under one roof at 100AM Mall. There’s everything from premium sushi, to gyoza, crispy fried tonkatsu, shabu shabu, slurpy ramen and soft serve ice cream Japanese style! Most of the Japanese restaurants have a kid’s menu for children aged 12 years old and below.
Kids eat free: At ramen specialist, Ramen Keisuke Tori King, one kid will receive a free kid’s ramen bowl with every adult order! So if two adults dine you get two free kids ramen bowls while if it’s just one adult dining, one child eats free and the second child’s ramen is only $9.90++.
Parents will love: The huge selection of Japanese restaurants at itadakimasu by PARCO – come back multiple times to try all the different Japanese cuisines at different restaurants. After your meal head on over to Japanese soft serve store Emma for “gravity defying” soft serve made using premium Japanese milk. You can turn these soft serves upside down and the ice cream won’t slip or fall – isn’t that the ultimate toddler dessert?
itadakimasu by PARCO, 100 Tras Street, 100AM Mall Level 2 & Level 3, Singapore 079027, www.parcoitadakimasu.com
Cafe Melba at Goodman Arts Centre is a well-known name on the kid-friendly lists with their huge space for running and scooting around freely not to mention the playroom, and arts and crafts station. At Cafe Melba Mediapolis they also have the perfect space for scooting, a giant outside games like tic-tac-toe. However, most of these offerings, including the usually popular bouncy castle, are currently on hold or closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Kids eat free: At Cafe Melba Goodman Arts Centre only, 1 child eats free with a main meal purchase on Mondays.
Parents will love: There’s a Kids Club on hand (entry is free with every kid’s meal purchased) so parents can actually eat their lunch without entertaining kids themselves, phew! Kids can collect loyalty stamps and receive a surprise gift on every visit. Collect 5 stamps for a free meal for mom or dad, 10 stamps to join the Kids Gold Club for the big win – a free kids’ meal every single visit.
Cafe Melba, 90 Goodman Road, Goodman Arts Centre, Block N #01-56, Singapore 439053, Tel: (+65) 6440 6068, www.cafemelba.com.sg
Cherry Garden, a beautiful Cantonese restaurant at Mandarin Oriental Singapore, has been designed with Feng Shui in mind (maybe the zen calmness will transcend to your family too). Head here for your fill of Cantonese dim sum.
Kids Eat Free: Littlies aged 6 and below eat for free at the weekend dim sum brunch ($68 for adults, $40 for kids 7-12).
Parents will love: Dim sum favourites of the Crispy Wasabi-Aioli Prawns with fresh mango and tobiko, Steamed Juicy Pork Xiao Long Bao and delicious Steamed Kurobuta Char Siew in Fluffy Bao.
Cherry Garden, 5 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039801, Tel: (+65) 6885 3538, www.mandarinoriental.com/singapore/fine-dining/cherry-garden
Tucked away at Forum on the end of the Orchard Road stretch, Jamie’s Italian is all about simple Italian classics cooked with only the best ingredients. The pastas are made fresh on the premises and there’s an extensive bar menu if you’d like to pair your meals with a smooth tipple.
Kids eat free: All day on weekends (and on weekdays during key school holidays), little ones 12 and under will enjoy a complimentary dish from the Kids’ Menu with every adult main course purchased
Parents will love: The Kids’ Menu isn’t filled with basic bites like nuggets or plain pasta. Each offering is made from healthy ingredients and has its share of hidden veggies.
Jamie’s Italian, 583 Orchard Road, #01-01/04 Forum, 238884, Tel: (+65) 65 6655 7676, www.jamiesitalian.sg
La Brasserie in The Fullerton Bay Hotel
La Brasserie, which takes up a narrow wing in The Fullerton Bay Hotel, does French brasserie classics with Marina Bay waterfront views seen from their 10-metre-high floor to ceiling windows.
Kids eat free: Kids under the age of 6 eat free. While La Brasserie’s Kids’ Room usually has a mini kids’ buffet and a host of activities such as face painting, balloon sculpting, drawing and more, these offerings are currently unavailable due to Covid-19.
Parents will love: Its weekend brunch offering sees a spread that spans freshly poached seafood, Duck Confit, Slow-Roasted Prime Rib, Crispy Crackling Pig, charcuterie and cheese. All dishes are prepared, cooked and plated to order before being served to your table. There is a Bloody Mary station, too – a staggering collection of condiments, spices and sauces to go in your Vodka, which is also dangerously self-serve! Prices: $118/$128/$148/168 for soft drinks/Bloody Marys and wine, beer/plus Veuve Clicquot plus free flow Ruinart Blanc de Blancs. ($238).
La Brasserie at The Fullerton Bay Hotel, 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326, www.fullertonhotels.com/fullerton-bay-hotel-singapore/dining/la-brasserie
The Edge at Pan Pacific
The Edge at Pan Pacific offers lunch and dinner ($118) usually served at seven live food ‘theatres’ offering everything from Peking duck and laksa to the Knife Shaved Crudo Bar, Scorched Raclette Cheese and a Caviar Bar. However only a la carte orders are permitted at the moment and these will be delivered directly to your table.
Kids eat free: Lunch and dinner for kids under 6 years is free while the older kids can enjoy sumptuous meals at $31++ (lunch) or $44++ (dinner) with free flow soft drinks and juice.
Parents will love: There’s an expansive spread to choose from, which means you’ll be spoilt for choice!
The Edge, Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039595, Tel: (+65) 6826 8240, www.edgefoodtheatre.com
Sabio By The Sea @ Quayside Isle
The Spanish restaurant sister of Sabio Duxton Hill, Sabio By The Sea @ Quayside Isle is perched beside the moored yachts and does a weekend hangover brunch ($49.90/25 for adults/kids). It includes free flow hot and cold tapas, desserts and soft drinks/juices plus coffee and tea.
Kids eat free: Children under the age of 7 can eat for free.
Parents will love: Sitting alfresco with a beautiful setting that overlooks the bling yachts at Quayside Isle. Add $30 for free flow ‘hair of the dog’ cava and sangria on weekends 11.30am to 3.30pm.
Tip: Let kids do laps up and down the pavement in front of the restaurant or there’s the pirate ship playground around the corner (watch out, there’s no shade) for pre- or post-brunch play.
Sabio By The Sea @ Quayside Isle, 31 Ocean Way #01-02, Quayside Isle, Singapore 098375, Tel: (+65) 6690 7568, www.dhm.com.sg/sabio
Smokey’s is where to head for a casual slap-up meal American style. There are ribs slathered in housemade BBQ sauce, decent burgers (200-gram burgers of USA beef), massive porterhouse steaks and of course hand-cut fries and slaw.
Kids eat free: Kids Eat Free on Saturdays – get one kid’s meal free (like baby back ribs, chicken sliders or a grilled cheese sandwich all served with fries, a drink and a cookie) with any adult main course. Valid for children 10 and younger, from 11:30am to 3pm only.
Parents will love: The good ‘ol American fare and the very casual atmosphere.
Smokey’s, 73 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427790, Tel: (+65) 6345 6914, www.smokeysbbq.com.sg
Morganfields does American fare from ribs in a sticky hickory flavoured BBQ Sauce to Steak and Caesar salad. There are a few outlets – VivoCity, Suntec City and at The Star Vista.
Kids eat free: Kids under 12 years (or below 120cm) eat free all weekend and public holidays (maximum 2 per table) with every adult main course ordered. There is a kids’ menu that comes with an activity sheet plus cartoons on tap.
Parents will love: This casual spot serves up hearty fare – like Smokehouse Bacon Cheeseburgers with Corn Bread, Fries and Slaw – that most picky eaters should love (who can resist fries with everything?)
Morganfields, 1 Vista Exchange Green, #02-23, The Star Vista, Singapore 138617, Tel: (+65) 6694 3635, www.morganfields.com.sg
Order a pint and kick back with dishes inspired by the cuisines of Ireland, America and Asia under one roof. In addition to popular picks such as the Chicken Satay ($22) and Beef and Guinness Pot Pie ($26), kid-friendly McGettigan’s also serves a traditional roast on weekends.
Kids eat free: One child eats free for every paying adult.
Parents will love: McGettigan’s doesn’t just have great beers and grub. It also has live music in the evenings and live screenings for major sporting events (check before you go to see if these are still ongoing).
McGettigan’s, 3A River Valley Road, Merchant’s Court, Singapore 179020, Tel:(+65) 6837 0577, mcgettigans.com
One-Ninety Restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel does a Sunday brunch from 12pm till 3pm, and offers part buffet with live cooking stations and part table service. The cuisine is a mix of Italian and Asian with a brick pizza oven for authentic pizzas alongside mains like Slow-Cooked Pork Belly with Braised Cabbage to Hainanese Chicken Rice.
Kids eat free: There is a selection of appetisers and desserts that are free for children under 4. Delicious mains are available from the dedicated Kids’ Menu.
Parents will love: The fact that they can enjoy their meals (which can be upgraded to include free flow Prosecco or Veuve champagne) while the kids get busy with the complimentary colouring sheets and crayons. There’s also a separate room called the Playland, which comes with a bouncy castle, colour and face painting activities, but it’s closed temporarily.
One-Ninety Restaurant, Four Seasons Hotel, 190 Orchard Boulevard, Singapore 248646, Tel: (+65) 6831 7250, www.fourseasons.com/singapore/dining/restaurants/one_ninety/
Peony Jade restaurant, specialising in Szechuan and Cantonese dishes, has two branches – one perched on the Singapore River at Clarke Quay and the other at the Keppel Club.
Kids Eat Free: Under-6-year-olds eat free at the weekend dim sum brunch with a minimum of four adults per group.
Parents will love: The affordable prices – $35.80 per person for a minimum of four while kids 6-10 years of age is $20. Don’t miss their striking pink Drunken Chicken Dumplings, filled with juicy chicken strips flavoured with Chinese wine. Kids will love the Crystal Skin Bananarama filled with Bananas and Chocolate, shaped to look like tiny bananas surrounding an adorable monkey or the Piggies Char Siu Bao, which contains honey glazed BBQ pork inside bao that are decorated like little pigs.
Peony Jade, 10 Bukit Chermin Road, Keppel Club, Singapore 109918, Tel: (+65) 62769138, www.peonyjade.com
RISE at Marina Bay Sands
There are tons of dining options within the Marina Bay Sands integrated resort so it’s easy to dismiss the hotel’s international buffet restaurant at RISE as a worthy choice, but if you have a whole army of small picky eaters, you can’t go wrong with a buffet spread. The buffet (from $45 for lunch/from $72 for dinner for adults; from $22 for older kids) encompasses Indian curries, Asian noodles, pasta a-la-minute, a salad bar, sushi, a bread station, seafood and desserts. Due to social distancing measures, the staff will present you with the buffet menu to order from. Once you have chosen, these items will be served to you at your table directly.
Kids eat free: Kids 5 and below eat free.
Parents will love: There are often activities for littlies so you can munch away in peace plus themed nights keep things interesting foodwise. Call ahead to find out what activities or themes are running during your dining slot.
RISE, Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Lobby Tower 1, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956, Tel: (+65) 66885525, www.marinabaysands.com/restaurants/buffet/rise.html
Zaffron Kitchen @ East Coast
This North Indian restaurant has won multiple awards and serves up a variety of breads, curries and tandoori picks. Its interiors are modern and stylish, too, and are decked with colourful furniture.
Kids eat free: If your child is under 8, they’ll eat for free. Three redemptions are allowed per table.
Parents will love: Its laidback ambience aside, the restaurant has a play area for kids aged seven and below. However, you’ll need to call ahead to check if the space is open for use.
Zaffron Kitchen @ East Coast, 35/137 East Coast Road Singapore 428820, Tel: (+65) 6440 6786, www.zaffronkitchen.com
More Kids Eat Free Deals:
Seoul Garden offers halal Korean buffet and kids dine in for free every Sunday, with each paying adult.
Swensen’s offer one complimentary Kid’s Breakfast with every dine-in weekend (or p.h) adult breakfast ordered between 8am to 11 am. While at Earle Swensen’s Westgate outlet, kids eat free with every adult main ordered, Monday to Thursday, till 5 pm.
Pizza Hut offers a Western menu of pizzas, pastas and baked rice and kids eat free all day every day when an adult main or pizza is ordered.
Amazing Hokkaido uses the freshest produce and authentic ingredients from Hokkaido to bring its menu to life. Kids below 10 will receive a free bowl of udon when dining in.
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Deals subject to change – always call the restaurant first to avoid disappointment.
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