Some of the well-known kid-friendly restaurants in Singapore tend to be pricey and a meal with the family at these places can easily go up to the hundreds. With the high cost of living in Singapore, it is not exactly a good idea to indulge in these restaurants every weekend, especially if the family only has a single income.
However, there are some kid-friendly restaurants that are also wallet-free to the parents. As parents ourselves, we understand that being wallet-friendly can be an important consideration too. Therefore, we compiled a list of the top 5 kid-friendly restaurants that we frequent in Singapore.
Everybody knows IKEA, the family-friendly furniture and household items megastore in two locations – Alexandra and Tampines. Both outlets are full on weekends, with parents and children out for a good family bonding time. The IKEA restaurant is spacious and comes with kid-friendly high chairs and a large play area in both locations. There is also a special kid’s menu and you can definitely chill out at this big, friendly communal eating house while your kids have a go at the play area. Most importantly, the prices at IKEA do not burn a hole in your wallet.
Address: 317 Alexandra Road, Singapore 159965 | 60 Tampines North Drive 2, Singapore 528764 | Tel: +65 67866868
2. Marche Suntec City
Marche may not be the most wallet-friendly restaurant, but bring along your friends and their kids and you may just realise that sharing food is the best way to save some dough. Marche is a great place to hang out with family and friends because it is a learning experience on its own. Kids get to experience the bustling European-style marketplace and watch how the chefs prepare their food fresh from scratch. After eating, children can check out the two-storey playhouse tucked in the corner of the restaurant, ready to welcome them for an hour or two of playtime. The adults can, of course, find a table nearby and chill out while the children play.
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Mall, Tower 3 East Wing, #01-612 to 614, Singapore 038983 | Tel: +65 63373134
3. EatPrayLove Café
EatPrayLove café is situated in the centralised area of Kampong Glam. It is a Thai-western café serving up Thai-infused dishes at affordable prices. The interesting thing about EatPrayLove is their speciality in craftworks and craft-making. It devoted an area of the café to a “Craft Corner” where parents and children can work together to create their own DIY art projects to bring home. The most wallet-friendly offer at EatPrayLove is the free-flow usage of all art and craft materials at $5/hour on weekends ($5/2 hours on weekdays) for the kiddos while parents dine in peace.
Address: 28 Aliwal Street, Aliwal Arts Center, #01-07, Singapore 199918 | Tel: +65 64446400
4. Quentin’s – The Eurasian Restaurant
Quentin’s is a unique restaurant tucked away in the Eurasian Community House at Ceylon Road. It is a fairy-tale land for kiddos because the restaurant is fully decked out with life-sized toy cars, slides, ball pools and even an extensive library of books for the bookworms! Kids are sure to love this place. Besides, Quentin’s serves authentic Eurasian food such as the devil’s curry and the prawn bostador. Their most popular dessert is none other than the sugee cake! Prices are reasonable because of their large sharing portion. For less than $20, you can get a dish for 2 to 3 persons, which is such a bonus considering the array of toys that your kids get to enjoy at this restaurant.
Address: 139 Ceylon Rd, Eurasian Community House Level 1, Singapore 429744 | Tel: +65 63480327
5. Slappy Cakes
This is the place to play with your food! If your children like to play with food as much as our 3-year-old, this is the best place to bring them. Slappy Cakes serves up hearty pancakes for the family. The only catch is you have to make them yourselves! Have fun with your kiddos as you doodle, shape, flip and cook your own pancakes. You can create masterpieces out of your food! Best of all, your kiddos are not likely to complain about how they hate the food since they are the ones who made them. The only caution we would give you is not to make your children’s favourite cartoon characters with the pancake mix. They may just decide to bring them home instead of eating them!
Address: 200 Turf Club Road, The Grandstand, #01-20/21, Singapore 287994 | Tel: +65 64651814