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Kid-friendly restaurants don’t just mean booster seats anymore — in Singapore, good food and fun entertainment come hand-in-hand. Bring your little ones to these top kid-friendly dining spots:
1. Eco Gourmet Café. At the entrance of Eco Gourmet Café’s open-air space, daybeds face World War II storage tunnels. Separated by a wall of wines, the dining area at the back is propped up on stilts so it overlooks the lush trees and plants of the nature reserve. Kids get to dine like adults on their big-city menu of proper fish and chips — none of that out-of-a-box, deep-fried fish fingers. After the meal, stroll past the historic never-fired-before cannons out to the waterfront.
2. Brussel Sprouts. The kids’ selection at Brussel Sprouts may not be as mature as Eco Gourmet’s — pasta in pink sauce and meatball with fries — but the little ones get to order bigger plates and the signature moule frites if they find their options stifling. Brunch is a fun affair here: Balloons and coloring pages will keep the little multitaskers occupied.
3. The Barnacles Restaurant. This eatery overlooking the South China Sea is the perfect setting for a family gathering. Children have their own dedicated buffet section placed at their height, while parents can enjoy oysters, Alaskan crabs and barbecued meats. Magic shows and balloon-twisting acts entertain kids over lunch. Head down to the beach or kiddie pool with three slides and a water feature, or stick around the two-story indoor playhouse after the meal.
4. La Villa. Bouncy castles of different themes pop up at La Villa every weekend. Kids can help themselves to the Italian buffet spread that includes classic cold cuts and freshly baked breads, eggs, salads and the standard desserts. The playground in the open field might make it difficult to pin these little adventure-seekers down, but you’ll probably find them at the machine serving fruit-flavored slushies.
5. Little Fan Room. At Melt - The World Café, the Little Fan Room has been set up specially for three- to 12-year-olds. The room holds a special buffet of mini burgers, finger sandwiches, popcorn and a do-it-yourself candyfloss machine. There are also cartoon screenings and storybook sessions. The more independent and artistic kiddos can make use of the drawing materials to express themselves.