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 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 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 Marche, 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 $60 in a single receipt. Valid only at 313@Somerset, Suntec City and VivoCity locations. Dine in only.
Marche Movenpick, 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 chili factor is still too much for little people.)
Kids eat free offer: Every day for children aged 12 and under, at all Seoul Garden Singapore restaurants except E!Hub Downtown East.
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. Kids activities on Saturdays from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Offer is valid till 29 December 2018.
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. Collect stamps with every kids’ meal purchase and 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
Chili’s American Grill and Bar
Sizzling fajitas, boneless buffalo wings and mouthwatering baby back ribs are just some of the classic American flavours on offer at Chili’s, while kid-sized rib baskets, mac ‘n’ cheese and buffalo wings are just a few of the delicious picks on the children’s menu. And while the kiddos chow down on that tasty free grub, we’ve got a tip for you grown-ups: the mojitos are spot on!
Kids eat free offer: Kids under 12 years old eat free with every adult main. For a limited time only (so do check the website before heading down), valid on Mondays to Fridays, 11.30am-5pm at Chili’s Clarke Quay Central and Chili’s Tanglin Mall, and valid all day Sunday at Chili’s Clarke Quay Central. Not valid on eve of or on public holidays.
Chili’s, Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Road, #02-23 and Chili’s @ Central, Clarke Quay, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #01-18; www.chilis.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, 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 dine for free with every adult a 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 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 favourite foods including Belgian waffles, mac ‘n’ cheese, bangers with mash and chicken spag bol at O’Coffee Club.
Kids eat free offer: Kids ages 12 and under will enjoy a free meal with every All Time Favourite, pasta or sandwich ordered. Available at Marina Square, Seletar Mall, Paragon, 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. 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.
Swensen’s, various locations; www.swensens.com.sg
Dan Ryan’s Chicago Grill
Dan Ryan’s offfers up authentic American steaks, ribs and big ol’ burgers in a Chicago inspired diner-style bar and grill. Kids will love the antique train looping around the bar (good distraction while you sit at said bar and order a pretty mean mojito) and the giant moose head on the wall will terrify and intrigue the younger guests in equal measure.
Foodie fact: Dan Ryan’s was created in Hong Kong in 1989 and its delish food was soon hitting the spot in Taiwan and Singapore too.
Kids eat free offer: Free kids meal on Sundays for kids under 12 years with the purchase of a main course (main course does not include appetisers, salads or desserts).
Dan Ryan’s Chicago Grill, 91 Tanglin Road, #B1-01 Tanglin Place, Singapore 247918, p. 6738 2800; danryansg.weebly.com