You’ve had a huge week, and you’re ready to let your hair down with pals, but you need to find somewhere that the whole gang (old and young) can join in the fun? We’ve got you.
At Urban List, we’ve rounded up some of the coolest playgrounds, sandpits and kid’s menus around Perth/Boorloo to make sure everyone is left smiling and having a ball. Here are some of the best family friendly restaurants in Perth.
Freo’s favourite new gastropub really does have something for everyone. From their sweeping views of the water, to their to-die-for lobster rolls and fab home brews, you’re in for a perfect balmy afternoon catch up here. The best bit for parents? Their massive outdoor fun zone for children featuring an old ‘60s land cruiser and a bunch of cray boats to climb and roam that has lots of seating so you can remain close by.
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There's not many kids around that don't love a good pizza. This Wembley neighbourhood favourite is not only BYO and great for parents, but is a tasty treat for the little ones. Bonus points—the team have pizza boxes and colouring supplies so the kids can create their own masterpieces to pop their leftovers inside. Yum.
Who doesn’t love a cheeky dinner at Viet Hoa? Plenty of space, super affordable and great for large groups so that the whole family can come along, this endless menu has something for even the fussiest of eaters as well as the more adventurous too. With a fun bustling vibe, you won’t have to worry about the kids being too noisy.
Clancy’s Fish Pub
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It doesn’t get much better than a relaxing balmy afternoon watching the sun set down at the legendary Clancy’s Fish Pub in Freo with some of the city’s greatest fish and chips. Let the kids loose on the huge new nature playground located right outside while the adults knock back crafty local brews and some of the freshest seafood straight from the harbour.
Victoria Park Hotel
The recent revamp of the Vic Park is definitely a must visit when you’re around the area. With stacks of outdoor space, an amazing beer garden and a fabulous bright colourful playground with lots to explore, this is an ideal spot to bring the friends together for that overdue catch up and soak in the afternoon sunshine while the kids entertain themselves.
One of the coolest new restaurants to come out of the huge Karrinyup Precinct revitalisation is Authentic Bites, the second location from the divine Northbridge dumpling house that caters for the whole family. The best bit? The fabulous newly built adventure playground outside that will keep the young ones happy for hours while you keep nibbling.
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Seasonal Brewing Co
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This Maylands hot spot is perfect to sip a vino out in the sunshine, and with an outstanding food offerings (including some tasty treats for the kiddies) and plenty of space for the pups and babes to run around in, your weekend is sorted. With a huge sandpit and lots of toys to keep them entertained, all you’ll need to do is decide which of their house-made bevvies you’re keen for next.
The Bassendean Hotel
After the completion of their whopping $7 million dollar renovation, you know you’re in for a good time at The Bassendean Hotel. From luxe interiors, plenty of open outdoor space and a killer playground, the whole family can have the greatest arvo out in the sunshine here. With some super yummy kiddie options plus a huge range of great meals and drops for adults, this is definitely a spot to add to your bucket list.
Quarter Acre Hotel
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A bright massive outdoor playground and sandpit where you can sip on your cocktail but still watch the little ones from a safe distance? Sign us up. This relaxed super cool spot on Canning Highway in Applecross is the perfect destination for your next catch up with the whole crew that will allow you to spend the arvo working through their big delish menu whilst not having to stress about the kids drawing on tables. What a win.
Roar Bar And Grill
This little hidden gem is absolutely adored by Bibra Lake locals for its massive enclosed playground, outdoor bar and great no-frills restaurant menu that is super safe for the family. With a great burger range and some excellent rotating house specials, you’re in for a great value meal for the whole tribe.
For those who are trying to expand the taste buds of their little loves, why not introduce them to some of the best Japanese teppanyaki BBQ in town at Nishi. This little suburban haunt is a cool novelty and something different for a fun night out or celebration. With reasonable prices too, the kids will love coming back again and again.
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Another brilliant spot up in the hills, Core Cider up in Pickering Brook is ideal not only for a lazy arvo in the orchards, but is also great for a school holiday activity to wear out the youngsters with their seasonal fruit picking and carriage tours of the grounds to teach you more about how their produce is created. Once you’re done, you can perch yourself upstairs looking over the lush greenery at luxe Orchard Bistro, or if you’re feeling more casual, why not grab a blanket and chill down on the grass with an ice cream in the Cider Garden.
We love a good bowl of Little Creatures’ crispy salty chippies and a great bevvie on a chilled out afternoon looking out onto the water, while the kids have a great time out in the fab sandpit and playground area. This Freo favourite has tonnes of indoor and outdoor space to sit and enjoy no matter the weather, and has you covered with a bunch of great small people options to eat that will impress even the fussiest of eaters.
The guys at Brixton Yard know that just because you've got a little one in tow doesn't mean you're not keen for a good night out—you just need a little something to keep them occupied. The Maylands cafe slash pub is kitted out with all sorts of toys to keep the kids happy while you lap up the alfresco vibes over a drink. There's also plenty of kid-friendly bites on the menu, plus, they've even been known to throw special kids nights where they bring in face painters and the like. Bless.
This beloved Leedy Italian institution feels like it’s been around since the dawn of time, and has lasted for good reason. Boasting some of the most authentic mouth-watering pizzas, pastas and traditional delights, the whole family can come to enjoy an unpretentious meal and then let the littleys run off to the designated playroom full of goodies to keep them entertained while you savour those last spoonfuls of your tiramisu. Bonus points, there’s multiple ice cream stores within a few meters to treat the kids if they’ve been on their best behaviour.
It doesn’t get much better than Sauma, a local favourite tucked into the heritage buildings of William Street in Northbridge. This contemporary Indian eating house emphasises freshness and quality produce, and also boasts a quality range of kid friendly options without too much spice but still holding plenty of flavour. With plenty of room for big groups, why not organise your next family catch up here?
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This huge bustling micropub overlooking Optus Stadium is surprisingly a great spot to bring the fam along to as it offers loads of lush grassed area and beanbag spaces for you to prop yourself down while the kids have a play close by as well as all-round great vibes.
If you haven’t been down to the recently expanded Varsity in Morley, this is the sign you’re looking for. With a massive new backyard amazing for kids complete with plenty of space to explore as well as their American sports-based vibes with delish burgs and milkshakes to write home about. The perfect treat night for old and young.
Another gorgeous bright open-air spot, The Garden and neighbouring Servo Courtyard both offer heaps of room for kiddies to run around without causing any unimpressed looks from other tables, and also has a yummy menu dedicated to their sometimes delicate taste buds. Whether you want to sit upstairs for some sweeping Leedy views, or are there to cheer on your team on the big screen, this place is completely friendly for both your little human and furry pals, so no one misses out.
Bailey Brewing Co
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They’re nothing like a weekend drive, so why not pack the car and take the whole gang up to the hills to visit the beautiful recently opened Bailey Brewing Co. This West Swan brewery is responsible for creating some incredible brews, hearty tasting boards and plenty of yummy options for the kids, with stacks of grassed area for them to tire themselves out on and a pretty epic wooden playground they’ll spend hours in.
Claremont & Karrinyup
Another super fun Japanese option to take the kids on an international food tour, Super Tetsudo has two great locations in Claremont and Karrinyup where kids can watch all of the delish options go past on the sushi train. With an enormous array to suit both adventurous and picky taste buds, the gang will have a great time with the novelty of these beloved spots.
Looking for more top eats in Perth? Check out:
- Perth's Best Restaurants For Large Groups
- Perth's Best Kid-Friendly Pubs
- Fremantle's Best Restaurants
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