We all love finding an awesome kid-friendly restaurant in Singapore: even more so when it doesn’t put a huge dent in our wallet (hands up if you’ve ever forked out for something on the kids’ menu that ended up barely touched by a fussy eater?). Enter the ‘kids dine free’ deal: check out this menu of current offers available in Singapore. From Asian dishes to great burger joints, we’ve found eight restaurants where your kids can eat for free: no more having to share fries with the family!
If a delicious Korean buffet is high on your menu for a family feast (we’re already dreaming of all those grilled, marinated meats!), then head over to one of the Seoul Garden outlets on a Sunday, when children can dine free. Oh, and did we mention this buffet is all you can eat?
Foodie fact: Did you know that traditional Korean kimchi aids digestion? Load it up, parents! (But hold off, kiddos: the chilli factor is still too much for little people.)
Kids eat free offer: Every Sunday for children measuring under 1m.
Seoul Garden, various locations; www.seoulgarden.com.sg
Kiddos can feast on free fish sticks or sausages when a grown-up orders from the Big Eat or Main-Sized Mussels & Fries menus. Kids will be chuffed to hear that there will be no real brussel sprouts forced upon them, plus all three locations have the added bonus of being scooter-friendly with lots of space for some outside play. What can make for a happier family afternoon than the kids busy having fun while grown-ups feast on classics like crispy pork schnitzel? And the money you save on the kids’ lunch? Order a craft beer or two to wash down those mussels.
Foodie fact: With over 200 brands of beer on its menu, it’s probably no surprise that even the fish is cooked in the stuff! Make sure to try out the light-as-air Stella Artois battered fish.
Kids Eat Free Offer: Kids nine years and below can choose a dish from the Kids Eats for each paying adult who orders from the Big Eats. One kid eats free per paying adult. Available from Sundays to Thursdays from 5pm to closing.
Brussel Sprouts, 80 Mohamed Sultan Road, #01-12 The Pier @ Robertson, Singapore 239013; www.brusselssprouts.com.sg
Bouncy castle? Check. Room for the kids to run riot? Check. Arts and crafts for the creative little people? Check. Free kids’ meals? Check. Mondays are all about fun and free over at the East Coast at Cafe Melba, where it all kicks off at 3pm when the bouncy castle goes up! As well as top-notch family faves (our own kids love the mac ‘n’ cheese) there is also fab Australasian fusion fare on the menu – we can’t get enough of that roasted duck pizza!
Kids eat free offer: Every Monday until 8pm. One child eats free with a main meal purchase.
Cafe Melba, 90 Goodman Road, Goodman Arts Centre, Block N#01-56, Singapore 439053 and Mediaopolis, 1 Stars Avenue, #03-01, Singapore, 138507; www.cafemelba.com.sg
Pitched as the ‘home of sticky bones’ this is definitely an eatery to head to if you are a fan of a succulent rib or two! Our vote goes to the mouth-watering Naughty Spare Ribs (sinfully delicious), but if getting messy over dinner is not your bag then there is plenty on the menu for the fam: check out the fab Glam Burgers! Weekends and public holidays are when the freebies are happening, and the small fries can grab their grub for nothing so long as a grown-up is buying a meal. Make sure you are hungry when you arrive as portion sizes are LARGE!
Kids eat free offer: Every Saturday, Sunday and public holidays. Each child under eight years (or less than 120cm) eats free per paying adult. Offer limited to two children per table.
Morganfields, 1 Vista Exchange Green, The Star Vista #02-23, Singapore 138617 and 3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Tower 4, #01-645 Singapore 038983; www.morganfields.com
Eastsiders should head over to Smokey’s BBQ when the need for a great burger strikes. Try the Black & Blue burger for meat heaven in a bun. And the buffalo wings? Zinging!
Foodie fact: Smokey’s custom built its own smokers and only uses wood chips imported from the US for that amazing authentic BBQ taste.
Kids eat free offer: 11am to 3pm every weekend: kids under 10 dine free with an adult main meal purchased.
Smokey’s BBQ, 73 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427790; www.smokeysbbq.com.sg
Hit the Hut for a big slice of free pizza: children dine free during the week at kid-friendly pizza joint, Pizza Hut. Bring on those deep pans!
Foodie fact: The first Pizza Hut was opened back in 1958 in Kansas, US, but two brothers who borrowed $600 from their mum for their venture. There are now around 11,000 outlets in 90 countries around the world! We hope mum got her money back with some interest…
Kids eat free offer: Kids under 10 dine for free with a paying adult on weekdays. Offer valid on dine-in only, not takeaway or delivery.
Pizza Hut, various locations; www.pizzahut.com.sg
The Bank Bar + Bistro
Located in the CBD area, the Bank Bar + Bistro is a popular post-work venue during the week, but once the weekend rolls around you can expect kid-friendly dining complete with colouring-in sheets, a menu perfect for picky eaters (our kiddos love the buttermilk pancakes for a brunch treat) plus an awesome playroom.
Kids eat free offer: Kids age four to 10 years eat free with every main meal bought. Offer runs every weekend and public holidays until 6pm.
The Bank Bar + Bistro, #01-01 One Shenton,1 Shenton Way, Singapore 068803; www.thebankbar.com
Chili’s American Grill and Bar
Kid-sized rib baskets, mac ‘n’ cheese and buffalo wings are just a few of the delicious picks on the children’s menu over at Chili’s Singapore. And while the kiddos chow down on that tasty grub, we’ve got a tip for you grown-ups: the mojitos are spot on!
Kids eat free offer: For a limited time only (so do check the website before heading down) kids under 12 get a free meal from the kids’ menu with the purchase of an adult entree. Valid on Tuesday and Thursday, and dine in only.
Chili’s American Grill and Bar, Tanglin, Clark Quay and Sentosa locations; www.chilis.sg
If you’re looking for fun things to do in the school holidays, then make sure you include a lunch over at Jamie’s. Kids eat free for the school holiday season and will love feasting on kids’ meal choices including Jamie’s Proper Picnic Box (perfect for picky eaters), Happy Chicken Lollipops (combining a chicken nugget and a lollipop? Genius!) or Secret Seven Tomato Pasta (Enid Blyton in pasta form: the perfect op to get the kids clued up on one of our fave chapter books). All kids’ meals come with fruity water and a salad cunningly served in a plastic jar to encourage fussy children to create their own healthy dish and dressing (which means more chance of them actually eating it!).
Kids eat free offer: Available 13 March – 14 April 2017 (weekdays only). Free kids’ meal with every main adult main course ordered.
Jamie’s Italian, Vivo City and The Forum, Orchard Road; www.jamieoliver.com
Treat yourself to a giant mug of mum coffee while the kiddos tuck into favourite food including mac ‘n’ cheese, bangers with mash and chicken spag bol at O’Coffee Club.
Kids eat free offer: Kids will enjoy a free meal with every All Time Favourite, pasta or sandwich ordered.
O’ Coffee Club, various locations; www.ocoffeeclub.com
We know that Swensen’s is super popular here in Singapore, and now it’s going to be even more so with a free kids’ breakfast offer happening until the end of March. Weekend brunch sorted.
Foodie fact: Swensen’s started life as an ice cream parlour in San Francisco and first opened its doors in 1948. It came to Singapore in 1979 with not just ice cream, but a casual family dining concept that has been a hit ever since.
Kids eat free offer: Kids get a free breakfast between 8am and 11am on weekends and public holidays until 31st March 2017.
Swensen’s, various locations; www.swensens.com.sg
Atrium Restaurant, Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium
Head over to Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium where you’ll not only find a healthy, nutritious kids’ menu specially created in partnership with Nutrition Australia, but you’ll find it for free!
Kids eat free offer: Children age 12 and under dine for free with paying adults.
Atrium Restaurant, Holiday Inn Singapore, 317 Outram Road, Holiday Inn Atrium, 169075 www.singaporeatrium.holidayinn.com