Parenthood is tough enough as it is without having to worry about where to go. We scoured our sunny island to find the best restaurants that will give you a chance to unwind, and your kid space to run around or things to do (yes, something other than an iPhone). The best part? These joints can all be booked on Chope! We know you don’t have time to call to make a reservation when you have a screaming toddler on your hands.
Open Farm Community
Healthy and fresh food that tastes great, and available in kid-sized portions? A pretty, air-conditioned interior for you to catch a breather? A playground featuring a larger-than-life cow for your kid to climb on? Check, check, and check. It’s hard for a restaurant to have it all, but Open Farm Community somehow manages. You can also make the trip an educational one by taking your kid around the herb garden and putting him in touch with nature.
Find it at 130 Minden Road, Singapore 248819
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Hard Rock Cafe
This rock and roll hall of fame may not sound like an instinctive place to take your child, but it is one of the few restaurants that have always treated its younger customers like, well, rock stars. Kids are entertained with balloons and colouring activities, and it helps that their delicious burgers and fajitas will go down well (no worries about picky children there). Another plus point: you expose your kids to music greats like David Bowie and Michael Jackson.
Find it at 50 Cuscaden Road, #05-01, Singapore 249724
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National Kitchen by Violet Oon
This gorgeous, 1920s colonial style dining space is a sight for sore eyes and great for family-style meals. While Peranakan dishes can be polarising – fussy kids may find some of them pungent or too spicy – it makes for a good discussion of a culture not many know about at the dinner table. In true Singaporean style, the education can continue after the meal at the rest of the National Gallery, which often has children-friendly exhibitions running.
Find it at 1 St. Andrew’s Road #02–01, National Gallery, Singapore 178957
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La Barca Ristorante & Wine Bar
Maybe you need some tender loving care. Treat yourself to a glass of wine (or two) and some fancy Italian, and let your kids scream their heads off at the bouncy castle/water slide contraption outside. You can still keep an eye on them through the glass panels, and the restaurant also provides towels when they’ve tired themselves out. Go on, crack open that Cab Sav – you deserve it.
Find it at 90 Goodman Rd, #01-21 Block C, Goodman Arts Centre, Singapore 439053
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Maybe your child is a budding Gordon Ramsay, or you want to introduce him to the world of fine dining early. At $85 a pop, chefs Emmanuel Stroobant and KimKevin de Dood have come up with a curated menu suited to taste buds of those 9 years and younger. It’s certainly not cheap, but it may help your child develop an early appreciation behind the art and science that is cooking.
Find it at 1 Fullerton Road, #02-02B One Fullerton, Singapore 049213
Book a table at Saint Pierre and get 2X Chope-Dollars with code TASTYBLOG.
Citrus By The Pool
This comfy bistro may be tucked away in the quiet suburbs of Woodlands but don’t let its humble exterior fool you. They are the go-to for many families looking to get their fill of comforting cafe grub, and for a good reason. Their latest additions to the menu are a lineup of banging burgers that will give any global burger chain a run for their money! The portions here are ginormous to boot, which means that a little goes a long way when it comes to feeding the little ones. The best part? Citrus By The Pool is Halal-certified, giving Muslim families a peace of mind too.
Find it at 3 Woodlands Street 13, Woodlands Swimming Complex, Singapore 738600
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Sip on a piña colada while your child gulps down a Peachy Beachy (a mocktail, don’t worry) at this laidback restaurant on Siloso Beach. There’s not much in the way of activities here but your child can entertain herself building sandcastles. The food is hearty and familiar, with fish and chips, pizzas, and pasta on the menu.
Find it at 50 Siloso Beach Walk 01-06, Singapore 099000
Book a table at Coastes and get 2X Chope-Dollars with code TASTYBLOG.