Family Friendly Dining in the City

Perth is well and truly spoiled for choice when it comes to great places to eat with the family.

Whether you’re looking to do something during the school holidays, a midweek meal, or a weekend feast for the whole foodie family, here’s a few local favourites. 



‘Hadiqa’ is the Arabic word for ‘garden’ – and this beautiful rooftop bar and restaurant certainly is a Middle Eastern-inspired oasis right in the middle of Perth’s newly developed Hibernian Place. Parents and carers will enjoy the design and tranquillity of Hadiqa – as well as their school holiday special: kids get a free children’s meal with every qualifying main meal purchased from the regular menu during the school holidays. What a great excuse to take the kids somewhere exotic these school holidays! Learn more.


The Flour Factory

Truly a Perth favourite, The Flour Factory is a stylish yet welcoming urban venue that spans three floors of a historic 100-year-old flour mill. With a focus on fresh local produce, all the bread, pizza, and charcuterie are homemade. The Flour Factory’s menu caters to all, with everything from lamb ribs, sherry, honey, coriander to cauliflower, golden raisin, caper, curry leaf for the more mature mouths. The kid’s menu includes dishes like fish goujons and chips, and potato gnocchi, sugo, parmesan and during these school holidays, children can enjoy a free kids meal*! 

*Free with every qualifying main meal purchased from the regular menu during the school holidays. Learn more.


Chicho Gelato

This cute and cool Northbridge gelataria has up to 20 fresh, seasonal flavours on rotation – all made fresh daily using regional produce. Big and small kids can enjoy classic gelato flavours or give something more adventurous a go. Unleash your tastebuds on wonderful yet wacky flavours like cactus fruit sorbetto or black sesame and yuzu. There’s always something new to try – for every member of the family! Learn more.


Mount Hawthorn Fish and Chips

A visit to vibrant Mount Hawthorn is always worthwhile with its stunning street art, boutiques and plethora of great eating establishments. And there’s nothing quite as good as sitting down to some cracking fish and chips after a day of taking the kids out for an expedition. At Mount Hawthorn Fish and Chips the menu doesn’t creep above $10 so feeding the family won’t break the bank, plus there are a few surprises on the menu. Check out their salt and vinegar bar (rosemary salt with spiced malt vinegar anyone?) and indulge in a few battered Oreos. Learn more.



Did someone ask for a caffeine-focussed, industrial-inspired, former veterinary clinic that’s family-friendly? The brief sounds quirky, but that’s Blacksmith. And it’s fantastic. Parents and carers will love the incredible selection and quality of coffee (their custom-made Spirit coffee machine is the second machine of its kind in the world) while kids can play in Blacksmith’s outdoor area which includes a sandpit and playroom. Learn more.



When a restaurant is named after the way a toddler pronounces ‘Mozzarella’, you just know it’s going to be warm, inviting and family-focussed. What’s more, Monsterella’ s food quality is second-to-none while the interior boasts incredible ambience. Their pizzas are 100% handmade, naturally risen for 48 hours, and brought to life in their wood-fired oven. The restaurant is casual but cool and caters to the whole family with kids welcome to enjoy the supplied textas and colouring-in menus and pizzas boxes. There’s a separate kids’ menu, the ‘Bambini’, with choices like Marg pizza and spaghetti with tomatoes. Learn more.


Zamia Cafe

Kings Park’  Zamia Cafe overlooks the lake and picnic areas of the May Drive Parkland, close to the recreation area playground – complete with a 75 metre- long elevated walkway, Island fort, replicas of extinct Australian megafauna and an interactive water misting forest! Not only does the cafe deliver a beautiful menu the whole family can enjoy, but Zamia is also an energy-efficient venue that utilises the latest building techniques to conserve energy and minimise greenhouse gas emissions. On the kids’ menu you’ll find light dishes such as fresh fruit salad, as well healthy, substantial items like grilled chicken tenders (gf) on a quinoa, roast pumpkin, cherry tomato & mixed green salad. Learn more.


Ivy & Jack

Ivy & Jack provides families with an urban, industrial-chic eatery that’s welcoming and fuss-free.  On the menu you’ll find breakfast treats like Playful Pancakes with berries and banana drizzled with maple syrup, while at lunch you can fill up the young ones with vege lasagne or mini hotdogs. Plus, kids eat free all school holidays! Now that’s what we call a kid-friendly restaurant. Learn more.


3 Sheets

3 Sheets at Hillarys Boat Harbour is a fantastic waterside venue for the whole family. Adults can enjoy the restaurant’s incredible selection of craft beer, while youngsters can feast on delicious dishes like the heavenly smoky pumpkin & pomegranate salad, some fresh and crisp wood-fired pizza or maybe even a Malteser Moment Shake. Learn more.


T Sisters Food Truck

It’s a-bao-t time the family indulged in some delicious bao from the T Sisters! Check in on their social media to find where their food stall or food truck is anchored this week, and enjoy their fresh and fluffy bao, dumplings, steamed buns and laksa. Learn more.


Dining out with the whole family can be a win-win situation when it involves adventure, exercise and discovery with the little ones! Get out of the house these school holidays and explore the best of what Perth has to offer in amongst its parks, waterways and urban landscapes. 

We hope you love these eateries – and see a whole new generation of foodies develop who enjoy fresh and healthy produce! 


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