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Top 20 Family Restaurants Across Perth

Eating out with kids doesn’t need to be a drama, and there are plenty of restaurants and cafes across Perth which are genuinely welcoming to children. Sometimes this may mean a special kids’ menu or the provision of high chairs and colouring-in, other places may have a dedicated play room so parents can sit and enjoy their meal while kids are being entertained. These twenty restaurants have been included because they offer something special for families.

 

NORTH

Woodvale Tavern and Reception Centre

Address: 14 Trappers Drive, Woodvale

Website: http://thewoodvale.com.au/tavern/

The Woodvale Tavern is a friendly, British pub which caters to everyone, with a great live music program, a range of special events as well as traditional Sunday roasts and kids menu with free ice-cream. Make sure you check out the annual kids Halloween disco every year in October.

 

Leapfrogs

Address: 25 Drovers Place, Wanneroo

Website: http://www.theleapfrogs.com.au/

It’s hard not to get more family-friendly than a café located in the grounds of Perth’s most scenic mini golf and botanic gardens (see here http://www.wanneroobotanicgardens.com.au/) but Leapfrogs holds its own with its lovely wooden deck overlooking the gardens and stream, wood fired pizzas and range of items from coffee and craft beers to breakfast and waffles. The kids menu is small but decent, and the smell of those pizzas should satisfy anyone (available Thursday dinner, Fri/Sat/Sun lunch and dinner).

 

The Carine Glades Tavern 

Carine Tavern

Address: 493 Beach Road, Duncraig

Website: https://www.thecarine.com.au/

Carine Glades Tavern is a great option for families with younger kids, boasting a large, mostly gated outdoor play area with slides, climbing frame and mini golf. It has one of the most extensive kids’ menus in Perth and the serves are very generous. Adults will be happy with an enormous menu covering a range of salads, lighter meals and traditional pub favourites.

 

The Wanneroo Tavern

Address: 18 Dundebah Road, Wanneroo

Website: https://www.wanneroovillatavern.com.au/

The Wanneroo is a family-friendly tavern in the northern suburbs with a big pub menu for grownups, a dedicated menu for kids, generous serves and a bright indoor playroom. Keep in mind it’s a pub and has a range of adult entertainment so keep to family friendly times.

Kids eat free Mondays.

 

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

The Local Shack

Address: five locations across Perth

418 Murray Street, Perth

148 The Esplanade, Scarborough

Lakeside Shopping Centre, Joondalup

Rockingham Shopping Centre, Rockingham

45 Burrendah Boulevard, Willetton

Website: https://thelocalshack.com.au/

The Local Shacks are designed to be a haunt for families and others searching for a good feed and lots of fun. With old-school board games on the tables and local produce featuring in the meals, they are an informal way to feed the family.

Kids eat free every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

 

Clancy’s Fish Pub

Address: three locations across Perth

51 Cantonment Street, Fremantle

Challenger Parade, City Beach

903 Canning Highway, Applecross

Website: http://clancysfishpub.com.au/

Each of the three Clancy’s Fish Pubs offer a very different scenic outlook with City Beach literally on the beach and with a dog-friendly outdoor café and playground nearby and Fremantle backing onto a large open lawn area (bring a ball or cricket set). The kids’ menu is small but almost everyone loves fish and chips so you can’t really go wrong. There are plenty of quirky options for adults and remember that it is a pub, so stick to family-friendly times.

 

Spur Restaurants

Address: four locations across Perth

1244 Marmion Avenue, Currumbine,

7 Mandurah Terrace, Mandurah

Southlands Boulevarde, Burradah Boulevard, Willeton

1387 Wanneroo Road, Wanneroo

Website: https://www.spurgroup.com.au/

All Spur restaurants offer huge serves, extreme décor and an open-arms attitudes to kids and families. Many of the restaurants have a special playroom and older kids are catered for with games consoles and arcade games while younger kids can play on the equipment. Mandurah Spur has an inflatable bouncy castle in the summer months.

Kids eat free on Mondays and Tuesday.

 

Outback Jacks

Address: three locations across Perth

1/13 Hamilton Street, Cannington

12 James Street, Northbridge

Rockingham Shopping Centre, Council Avenue, Rockingham

Website: http://www.outbackjacks.com.au/

With a dedicated children’s menu and Kids’ Rooms with a variety of entertainment including playstations, TV and colouring-in, these large steak restaurants are big and bold with generous serves and very accommodating for families.

 

CENTRAL/WEST

Jamie’s Italian

Address: 140 William Street

Website: https://www.jamieoliver.com/italian/australia/restaurants/perth/

Jamie’s is proof that kids’ meals don’t have to be nuggets and chips, with an inspired range of kid-friendly meals that any adult would be happy to eat. Now coming in two sizes to suit both younger and older kids, the viewfinder menu is still the coolest way in Perth to choose your meal. Ask for some colouring-in to keep the kids happy while you enjoy your meal.

Kids eat free during the July school holidays.

 

Stickybeaks Café and Zamia Café, Kings Park

Address: Stickybeaks off Kings Park Road, West Perth and Café Zamia is on May Drive

Stickybeaks website: http://www.bgpa.wa.gov.au/kings-park/visit/food-beverage/stickybeaks-cafe

Zamia website: http://www.zamiacafe.com.au/

Kings Park offers not one, but two fabulous family friendly cafes which are open daily for breakfast and lunch. While Stickybeaks is located inside the gated Ivey Watson playground for younger kids and offers a simple but extensive range of breakfast, lunches and snacks, Zamia Café offers a slightly more sophisticated menu and is located near the Synergy Playground which is better suited to older kids.

 

Siena’s

Address: 115 Oxford Street, Leederville

Website: http://sienas.com.au/

Siena’s is a Perth family classic with an enormous Italian menu and one of the original indoor play areas for kids. It is popular and can get crowded, so be wary if you plan on bringing a pram. The playroom isn’t visible from all parts of the restaurant so if you have smaller kids you want to keep an eye on, ask for a table near the playroom. The food is tasty and generous with plenty of pizza and pasta options to keep everyone happy.

 

Herdsman Tavern

Address: 33 Herdsman Parade, Wembley

Website: https://www.herdsmantavern.com.au/

A modern tavern in the Western suburbs, the Herdsman is popular with families thanks to its large indoor play area for children, regular Kids Eat Free offers and kids entertainment on Sunday evenings.

Kids eat free every Sunday and Monday.

 

BadaBing Café

Address: 84 Rosewood Avenue, Woodlands

Website: http://badabingcafe.com.au/

While BadaBing doesn’t have an indoor or outdoor playground of its own, it is located across the road from the beautiful Jackadder Lake with playgrounds and bicycle paths and plenty of open space. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the menu is extensive and the cake cabinet full of mind-boggling deliciousness.

Kids eat free Wednesday and Thursday.

 

Cambridge International Food Forum

Address: 350 Cambridge Street, Wembley

Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cambridge-International-Food-Forum/139840096079136?fref=ts

It’s hard not to include this popular food court in a Top 20 list, because the standard and variety of food is so high, with more than a dozen different cuisines from Japanese to Thai, French and Dim Sum. Kids love the small indoor play area and there is plenty of space for families and groups to spread. It’s loud and noisy but you can BYO wine and it’s an easy choice when you want a night off from cooking. Great for groups.

 

EAST

Masonmill Garden 

Address: 40 Masonmill Road, Carmel

Website: https://masonmillgardens.com.au/

This licenced modern Australian restaurant is located in the beautiful Perth hills and surrounded by jarrah forests. Kids will love the amazing nature play area, mini golf and Koi pond, and parents will appreciate the new gift shop and the fact they are pram and pet friendly. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and high tea it is also open for dinner Friday and Saturday.

 

HopsScotch

Address: 1088 Brookton Highway, Karagullen

Website: http://www.hopsscotch.com.au/

Set amongst beautiful grounds in the Perth Hills, HopsScotch is open for breakfast and lunch daily, and dinner on Thurs-Sat. With an outdoor adventure playground for kids plus hidden paths and areas to explore, HopsScotch is a hidden gem only 35 minutes from Perth.

 

Core Cider House

Address: 35 Merrivale Road, Pickering Brook Rd

Website: http://www.corecider.com.au/

With a modern Australian menu, this hugely popular restaurant produces hand-crafted ciders and provides plenty for families to do on the enormous grounds when they’re not eating and drinking, including a playground, bocce, carts and more. During the different seasons you can also pick your own fruit including oranges, apples and stone fruit for minimal cost. There is a small dedicated kids menu and you can also visit for coffee and cake.

 

SOUTH

Canning River Café

Address: Corner of Kent Street and Queens Park Road, Wilson

Website: http://www.canningrivercafe.com/

A hidden gem on the banks of the river, you’d be hard pressed to know you were in the middle of the suburbs. Open for breakfast and lunch, the café is closely located to all the attractions of the Weir including a covered playground, walking tracks and Castledare Miniature Railway. http://www.castledare.com.au/

 

Ramons at Willow Pond

Address: 459 Nicholson Road, Canningvale

Website: http://www.willowpond.com.au/

The stunning koi and weeping willows that surround the ornamental ponds at Ramons are a welcome surprise considering its location in the middle of a highly industrialised area. Once inside there is so much to see and do, such as feed the fish, explore the Japanese gardens and look at the antique weaponry. Open for lunch and dinner.

Kids eat free lunch Monday to Thursday and dinner Tuesday to Thursday.

 

Brooklands Tavern

Address: 7 Holmes Street, Southern River

Website: https://www.brooklands.com.au/

The family-friendly Brooklands Tavern makes families feel welcome with an indoor play area, kids menu and often hosts free activities and entertainment for kids. The menu is extensive and provides all the modern pub favourites