Looking for kid-friendly restaurants that are also vegetarian-friendly and wondering if they even exist? A restaurant with a playground can be a dream come true for many parents. Because kids will be kids and having something to do makes them so much easier to be out with!
And then there are those of us who’re vegetarian. As if it wasn’t hard enough to find kid-friendly restaurants, we also need to throw in vegetarian-friendly into the mix. Well, these 15 restaurants rise up to the challenge to prove that being family-friendly and vegetarian-friendly can be mutually inclusive. So here folks are 15 Kid-friendly Restaurants in Singapore that are also Vegetarian-Friendly. Not only do these eateries have play grounds or play areas for the kids, they also have a good selection of vegetarian dishes on their menus. So, Eat, Play, Enjoy!
E-Sarn at The Grandstand
If you are going out with small kids, the small play area at E-Sarn is quite enough. This Thai restaurant, is also quite vegetarian-friendly. Its delicious home style food had its beginnings at a humble hawker stall. With sticky rice and fiery chillies forming the most important part of the food here, there sure is much to look forward to here. E-sarn has several outlets, the one at The Grandstand has a play area. E-sarn also features on our pick of Top Thai Restaurants for Vegetarians & Vegans.
E-Sarn: The Grandstand: 200 Turf Club Road, #01-13, Singapore 287994. P: 6468 4484
Open Farm Community
OFC’s got everything. A great place to eat, with enough to keep vegetarians happy, you can dig into their soups, starters, salads, smoothies and more while the kids enjoy at their open playground. The sand playground and open space to run around means you can eat in peace. They even give out crayons and paper for the little ones to get creative. A special kids menu is the icing on the cake. Click here to Go gaga over veggies with our vegetarian dining review of Open Farm Community.
Open Farm Community: 130E Minden Road, Singapore 248819. P: +65 6471 0306
Zaffron Kitchen at East Coast
From Pao Baji and Papdi Chat to Dal Makhani and a variety of breads, vegetarians will be spoilt for choice at Zaffron. Noting beats the aroma emanating from an Indian kitchen and here, you will be serenaded with flavours that will tempt your senses. If you have kids below 7, the play area is a big draw. A chic contemporary vibe and amazing food makes this place so loved. Besides being family-friendly, Zaffron Kitchen also features on our list of 8 Top Restaurants for Mid-range North-Indian Vegetarian Dining in Singapore.
Zaffron Kitchen: 135/137 East Coast Road, Singapore 428820. P: +65 6440 6786
ALT Pizza at Robertson Quayside
Awesome pizzas with +650,000 unique pizza combinations that you can design yourself, at ALT Pizza you don’t just get excellent food but also an equally wonderful play-area. At the Robertson Quay outlet, there are balloons and crayons for the kids. With a separate colouring table for the kids and an enclosed playpen for the littler ones, the kids are sure to have a ball. Besides, there is plenty of open space around and a tuk-tuk on display nearby for the older ones to just run around. They can also dig into the most delightfully thin crust pizzas while you enjoy yours. While the Hipster pizza is superb amongst a host of equally wonderful pizzas, there are salads and more for vegetarians as well. Read our full review at ALTogether Awesome Vegetarian Pizzas at Alt Pizza Singapore.
ALT Pizza: 01-05, 60 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238252. P: 67330490
Timbre @ Gillman
Child-friendly factor galore at Timbre folks! And the separate Vegetarian menu section is the other reason to visit Timbre. Choose from delights like Baked Portobello Mushrooms with Buffalo Mozzarella, Caprese & Guacamole Crostini and Creamy Mushroom and Leak Tarts from amongst the savoury dishes. Desserts are indulgent with teasers like Dome Raspberry, Dome Crunchy Chocolate and Profiteroles to dig into. The activities, live band and playground add to the charm. There is Make Up, Bouncy Castle, Drawing and Pirate Ship to Free Bubbles and more for the kids to stay engrossed and amply entertained.
Timbre @ Gillman: 9A Lock Road, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108926. P: +65 6694 4201
The Goodman Arts Centre branch of Cafe Melba is very popular with families with kids, ours included. Dine out near the lawns for a picnic-type vibe and watch the kids have a gala time on the bouncy castle which they put up on weekdays from 3pm – 8pm and weekends & Public Holidays from 9am – 8pm. Besides the bouncy, they also offer ‘Monthly Art & Craft Fun’ every first Saturday of the month. Still want more? Kids eat free every Monday (with the purchase of any main meal) and there is a little arts and crafts corner set up for them to have an art jamming session.
There are enough options for vegetarians and the gluten-free, to draw in the crowds. A Kids Set Menu is another plus. If you eat egg, there is even more variety for you. Choose from Starters, Sandwiches and Burgers, Pasta, Pizzas & Calzones and desserts.
Cafe Melba: 90 Goodman Road, Goodman Arts Centre Block N, #01-56, Singapore 439053. P: +65 64406068
When you’re talking family-friendly, Marché has to be on the list. If you’ve lived in Singapore more than a few days, chances are you’ve already eaten at Marché. From the fresh hand pressed Juices to Salads, Sandwiches, Soups and Gourmet Pizzas, vegetarians have a lot to choose from – we specially love the savoury crepes. Or maybe we love the sweet crepes more. Kids can enjoy one free Picky Kids Meal with a minimum spend of S$60 in a single receipt and it includes a choice of drink, main course and dessert. Marché Mövenpick 313@somerset, Suntec City and VivoCity offer indoor kids play area, high chairs and Brio table (not available at 313@somerset). There is also a changing table at 313@somerset, while the other two have toilets with changing tables outside the restaurants in the mall within a minute of walking distance.
Marche Mövenpick: 1 Harbourfront Walk, #03-14, VivoCity 098585. P: +656376 8226
Marche Mövenpick: 313@somerset: 313@Somerset, Singapore. P: +65 6834 4041
Marché: Suntec City, Singapore. P: +65 6337 3134
If you love Italian cuisine, you will enjoy Le Barca. Admittedly, they only have a few vegetarian options on their menu, but they do rate quite high on the kid-friendly factor. The restaurant has indoor and outdoor play areas, with a bouncy castle, a trampoline, toys and TV for kids who want to watch cartoons. Weekends are even more special with a water slide and complimentary towels for the little ones! For the kids there is an interesting Swashbuckler’s Menu.
La Barca: 90 Goodman Road, Block C, Goodman Arts Centre, Singapore 439053. P: +65 6346 5813
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Sabio By The Sea
A great Tapas Bar, what’s not to like about Sabio By The Sea. It offers little for vegetarians but whatever it does is delicious. With ample space to run around, the kids can have a ball at the deck. It has a bouncy castle everyday where the kids can have endless fun.
Sabio By The Sea: 31 Ocean Way #01-02, Quayside Isle, Singapore 098375. P: 6690 7568
French-Mediterranean cuisine at its best, the highlight is the Vegetarian A La Carte Menu and the Vegetarian Dinner Tasting Menu. Apart from the food, the inimitable Flower Dome in the Gardens by the Bay is an experience in itself, that will keep the kids busy.
Pollen: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, #01-09, Singapore 018953. P: +65 6604 9988
District 10 Restaurant & Bar at UE Square
If not for the food, you will surely want to go here for the Bouncy castle (on weekends and public holidays) that is just next to your table when you dine outdoors. We’ve not eaten here much, but we’ve gone a couple of times for the unbeatable combination of bouncy and ice-cold brew.
District 10: Clemenceau Avenue, Ue Square #01-15/16/17, Singapore 239917. P: +65 6738 4788
Boomarang at Robertson Quay
With more than a few vegetarian menu options and a Kids Little Tackers Menu, this authentic Australian cuisine café, bar & bistro serves good food. The kids’ menu doesn’t really have too many veg choices but it does come as a colour-in sheet for some kiddy fun. The main menu is quite vegetarian-friendly though. At Robertson Quay by the Singapore River, the massive front of the restaurant offers ample parking, tables with river view and open area for kids to play.
Boomarang: 60 Robertson Quay, #01-15 The Quayside, Singapore 238252. P: +65 6738 1077
The Vineyard at HortPark
The French-Italian restaurant follows a “garden-to-table” philosophy. There are few vegetarian options on the A-la-carte menu, but only one on weekend brunch menu. On weekends, the kids can delight in a bouncy castle. Truffle Mushroom Alfredo Pasta (V) Caramelised Peach Salad
The Vineyard at HortPark: 33 Hyderabad Road, HortPark, Singapore 119578. P: 6479 7977
The Costal Settlement
The Coastal Settlement is set by the sea and is a casual dining place. The restaurant, café and bar looks over the sea and is surrounded by greenery. Though they don’t have the widest selection of vegetarian meals, they do have some. Choose from amongst Pizza, Pasta, Desserts and more. There is a lot more on offer for egg eaters though, especially for breakfast. The kids will stay entertained in the kids area in the backyard and also enjoy the swings and rides.
The Coastal Settlement: 200, Netheravon Road, Singapore 508529. P: 6475 0200
On Sentosa’s Siloso Beach, Coastes exudes a rustic beach vibe with some vegetarian food on offer. Where it lacks in variety of vegetarian food, it makes up for in terms of the beach access to adults and kids. For egg-eaters, there are few more options, apart from the vegetarian ones, on the menu. While not a top-choice for vegetarians, with sun-beds and a beach bar, the kid friendly amenities do make it an attractive option for families though.
Coastes: 50 Siloso Beach Walk #01-05 Sentosa, Singapore 099000. P: +65 6631 8938
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