10 eateries to take your kids to for school holidays

Sharing a meal with the "fam" is always a worthwhile way to spend your day. Here’s 10 must-try eateries that will suit all tastes, ages and budgets this school holidays.



Don’t want to splurge on meals for everyone? Then take the family to Cowch, a gourmet dessert bar that sells ice-cream, cakes and sweet drinks for the littlies, and naughty (but nice) chocolate cocktails for the adults. 

Mister Paganini

The Italians are famous for their family-comes-first philosophy, so channel their friendly vibes with a trip to Mister Paganini. It sells authentic Italian fare, including pizza, pasta and salads. 

Ginga Restaurant

Ginga Restaurant

For a lighter lunch or dinner, cart your brood to Ginga and feast on fresh Japanese sushi rolls stuffed with succulent seafood, or modern-Australian options like chicken and avocado.  

Guzman Y Gomez

If you want full flavour for minimum cost, meals low in sugar and a great source of fibre and protein, head on over to Guzman Y Gomez for their kids meal – Little G’s. There is a choice of a Little G burrito, two quesadillas, or kids nachos served with a side of fresh carrot disks or kids fries. 

The Yiros Shop Haloumi Chips

The Yiros Shop

This Grey St eatery is all about cool, casual dining. The Yiros Shop’s yiros are laden with succulent meat or haloumi as well as fresh salad and chips. They’re also very affordable with prices starting from $6 for sides and $10 for snack boxes.


For something more hearty and filing, the “mini me” packs from Grill’d serve up mini chicken or beef burgers with a serve of mini chips, and a water or juice, packed up in a cute cardboard box.

Cactus Republic

Cactus Republic

Get the gang together for the ultimate shared dish, fully loaded nachos at Cactus Republic. Or mix it up with the various choices of soft or crispy tacos. Finish off your meal nicely with chocolate nachos or churros.

Manhattan Line

Combat the hangrys and introduce the kids to the famed street cuisine of New Yorkers – a hot dog from Manhattan Line. Size up with a satisfying side dish of popcorn chicken and sweet potato fries.

Doughnut Time

Doughnut Time

This wee shop on Grey Street serves up freshly made doughnuts, sure to leave a lasting impression on your little ones. There’s fun colourful doughnuts on offer including the Cookie Monster filled with chocolate marshmallow biscuit.


Tucked away in Stanley Street Plaza, bring the family together at the ultimate chicken and chips shop, Nando’s. Choose your own meal or share a flame-grilled chicken platter with your crew.

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