Family Style Restaurants

“Jim and I took the kids to one of the local restaurants yesterday. You know, that fancy one that opened last week. Five minutes into our arrival, Hank spilt his juice all over the perfectly ironed white tablecloth! I am never taking them out to restaurants with us again!”

If you have kids, I am sure you have said this or have heard someone say something like this before. Taking kids to eat out is something we all love doing but since they are still learning what life has to offer, they will thrive only in child-friendly restaurants. With that said, there is no need to keep them cooped up when you want to go out for a meal. Take them to one of the following family restaurants for fun, delicious meals and great memories:

 The Place 2B at Lanseria, Johannesburg

This family restaurant has race tracks and farm animals – the perfect place to bring your kids for a meal and some fun. There’s a jungle gym, race track, TV and games for the kids to enjoy. The Place2B features a children’s menu that includes chicken and beef burgers, Spaghetti and Bolognaise as well as potato smiles and cheese grillers. Kids can also enjoy unique desserts like the Cookie Monster and the Magic Snowball.

 Modern Italian Kitchen at Menlo Park, Pretoria

Scrumptious pizzas with interesting toppings are available at Modern Italian Kitchen. Kids can play on the jungle gym, make sand art and try plaster mould painting. The kids’ menu offers pizza, pasta, ribs and meatballs. Kids are also able to make their very own pizzas at Modern Italian Kitchen.

 Bona Terra Café in Hillcrest

Take your kids to Bona Terra Café and enjoy salads, cheese boards and yummy quiches. There is an outdoor area that has slides, sand pits, a jungle gym as well as activity tables. Here, your kids can enjoy making their own pizzas, burgers and gourmet shakes.

 Nonna at Makaranga in Kloof, Durban

Kids are welcome to play on an Astroturf and make use of the outdoor playground which has a jungle gym. They also have their own eating area where they can make pizza dough and enjoy arts and crafts. There is also an indoor play area with DVDs, sand art and games. Your kids can fill their tummies with French toast, mac and cheese or kiddies’ pizzas.

 Clay Café in Hout Bay, Cape Town

If you are looking for the perfect spot to take your kids for an outing that includes a meal, Clay Café in Hout Bay is the perfect place to go. Kids can play around on the jungle gym and a trampoline as well as run on the lush green lawn. Kids can look forward to burgers, toasted sandwiches and pizza.

 Die Damhuis Restaurant in Melkbosstrand, Cape Town

This beach-like restaurant has a great view and a menu that will make your mouth water. The outdoor play area has a jungle gym that looks just like a lighthouse where the kids can enjoy fun games. Kids can enjoy lots of delicious foods such as fish fingers, hotdogs or ribs.

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