Feast your eyes on our guide to family-friendly restaurants in Singapore where the littlies dine for free…
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 eat free’ deal! Check out this menu of current offers available in Singapore: from Asian dishes to great burger joints, we’ve found the restaurants where your kids can eat for free. No more having to share fries with the family!
With its huge variety of delicious international and local food, we know that even the fussiest of kids will be easily pleased at this top-notch restaurant. With an eco-friendly aesthetic inspired by nature and a menu that uses sustainably sourced ingredients, RISE Restaurant has raised the bar with its new outdoor herb garden where kids are welcome to take a green-fingered tour. We’re also loving the unique food theme for each night of the week (you’ll definitely want to come back for more), and the DIY soda station with a difference that the kids will go wild over (confession: we can’t wait to try it out too).
Kids-eat-free offer: Kids aged five years and below eat for free with a paying adult, every day of the week.
RISE Restaurant, Hotel Lobby, Tower 1, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956; www.marinabaysands.com/restaurants/buffet/rise.html
Switzerland comes to Singapore at family-friendly restaurant Marché Mövenpick, where you’ll find top-notch European food set in a Swiss Alpine village! Try the delicious rostis with a side order of mushroom ragout – a big hit with our own crew – or go simple but scrumptious with a wood-fired pizza or grilled steak. Pack the kids off to the small play area while you dine in peace and then bring them back for their own free Picky Kids meal (they’ll feel all grown up choosing for themselves from the self-service bars).
Kids-eat-free offer: Monday to Thursday (excluding eve of and PH and school holidays) kids enjoy one Picky Kids meal for free with a minimum spend of $80 in a single receipt. Valid at 313@Somerset, Suntec City and VivoCity locations. Dine-in only.
Marché Mövenpick, 313@Somerset, Suntec City and VivoCity locations; www.marche-restaurants.com
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 where children can dine free all day, every day. 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 day for children aged four to 12, at all Seoul Garden Singapore restaurants.
Seoul Garden, various locations; www.seoulgarden.com.sg
Hard Rock Cafe
Hard Rock Cafe is one of our favourite haunts for some rightly-named legendary burgers, hickory-smoked ribs and some seriously-addictive nachos topped with melted cheese, sour cream and a three-bean mix. The kids will be plenty entertained with colouring sheets, free balloons, live shows and quality rock music blasting over the speakers (warning: it can get pretty loud). Head over on the weekends and kids get to eat free with every main course order, plus they can also take part in fun activities on Saturday from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.
Kids-eat-free offer: Kids eat free with every main course, Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm-5pm.
Hard Rock Cafe, 50 Cuscaden Road #02-01 HPL House, Singapore 249724, and Resorts World Sentosa, #01-209 to 214 The Forum, 26 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269; www.hardrock.com/cafes/singapore
IPPUDO serves up steaming bowls of chewy, springy Hakata-style ramen in silky, tasty broth, perfect for noodle-loving kiddos. Another reason to bring the little ones here? They get their own bowl of tonkotsu ramen with a rice ball and potato salad on the side, for free! All you have to do is order a regular ramen bowl along with it. By the way, if you’re craving ramen topped with pork belly or ready to try the more adventurous minced meat curry spicy miso ramen, head on over to the Tanjong Pagar outlet.
Kids-eat-free offer: Free Kid’s Delight Meal worth $10++ with any order of regular ramen. Available only on weekends from 11am to 10pm, at the Tanjong Pagar Centre outlet.
IPPUDO, 5 Wallich Street #01-15, Tanjong Pagar Centre, Singapore 078883; www.ippudo.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 over at Cafe Melba at Goodman Arts Centre, where the action kicks off at 3pm (hello, bouncy castle!). 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!
Foodie fact: Cafe Melba’s delish menu is a blend of Melbourne and Asia, hence the cafe’s name!
Kids-eat-free offer: Every Monday until 8pm. One child eats free with a main meal purchase. Ask the staff for a Kids Club Card and collect stamps with every kids’ meal purchase to redeem free kids and adult meals.
Cafe Melba, 90 Goodman Road, Goodman Arts Centre, Block N#01-56, Singapore 439053; 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, The Star Vista, Suntec City Tower 4, VivoCity and Orchard Central; www.morganfields.com
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, by 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 years dine for free with every adult à la carte main or pizza every day, except eve of and public holidays. Offer valid on dine-in only, not takeaway or delivery.
Pizza Hut, various locations; www.pizzahut.com.sg
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: One free kids’ meal with every adult meal ordered from 11am-3pm every weekend for kids aged 10 years and under.
Smokey’s BBQ, 73 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427790; www.smokeysbbq.com.sg
Treat yourself to a giant mug of mum coffee while the kiddos tuck into favourites including Belgian waffles, mac ‘n’ cheese, bangers and mash, and chicken spag bol at O’Coffee Club.
Kids-eat-free offer: Kids ages 12 years and under will enjoy a free meal with every All Time Favourite, pasta or sandwich ordered. Available at Marina Square, Seletar Mall, Orchard Point, Raffles City and Changi Airport T3 outlets.
O’Coffee Club, various locations; www.ocoffeeclub.com
We know that Swensen’s is super popular here in Singapore, and it’s even more so with its free kids’ breakfast offer. That’s weekend brunch sorted, then.
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 aged four to 12 years get a free breakfast with every adult breakfast between 8am and 11am on weekends and public holidays.
Swensen’s, various locations; www.swensens.com.sg
Botanico at The Garage
Head over to the Botanic Gardens and indulge at Botanico at The Garage for a lovely weekend brunch. While this place is more suited for a special occasion, there’s no need to leave the kids at home since there’s an offer for them to dine for free. Hurrah!
Kids-eat-free offer: Kids eat free with every main course, Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-3pm.
Botanico, 50 Cluny Park Road, Singapore 257488, www.thegarage.sg
Guess what: perennial Italian comfort food fave (and Holland Village haunt) La Nonna now offers kids dine free Sundays! Yup, that means you no longer have to share your fave La Nonna dish with your kids – so much yay!
Foodie fact: “Nonna” means grandmother in Italian
Kids-eat-free offer: Kids eat free (8″ pizza of small pasta) with every main course, Sundays (except public holidays) from 12.00pm to 10.30pm.
La Nonna, 26/26B Lorong Mambong, Holland Village, Singapore 277685, www.lanonna.sg
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