Why not skip cooking tonight, and head out for dinner as a family? To ease the strain on the wallet, here are the top picks from across Southeast Queensland where kids eat free!
28-34 Main St, Palmwoods, QLD 4555
If you are looking for a lovely country pub, the Palmwoods Hotel has warmth and charm in bucket-loads. Claiming to have the best steaks on the Sunshine Coast, kids under 12 eat free every Monday, with every main meal purchased. Plus, every kids’ meal includes a scoop of ice-cream for dessert.
Kawana Waters Hotel
Nicklin Way, Kawana Waters, QLD, 4575
Take in the marina view and enjoy a yummy range of food from the Bistro menu. Kids can have fun in the indoor playroom with games, movies and colouring-in or run around in the outdoor undercover play area. There are a range of kid-friendly activities on other days too, including face painting on Friday and Saturday from 6pm and fun activities every Sunday from 12pm.
Hog’s Breath Café
Rumba Resort, 30 Bulcock Esplanade, Caloundra, QLD 4551
The Wharf, Shop 46 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba, QLD 4557
The popular chain has two restaurants on the Sunshine Coast – in Caloundra and Mooloolaba – that both offer free kids’ menus all day on Mondays and Tuesdays. Offer is for one free kids’ meal per adult meal purchased valued over $20. Kids must be 12 or under.
Matthew Street, Nambour, QLD 4560
Every Sunday to Tuesday, kids eat free in the Mosaic Kitchen at Nambour RSL. For every adult that purchases a main meal to the value of $15 or more, a child aged 12 and under can select a meal from the kids’ menu, absolutely free!
Memorial Ave, Maroochydore, QLD 4558
The Bistro at Maroochy RSL has something for everyone, with roast meals, daily and seasonal specials or something a bit more indulgent for that big occasion. Kids eat free with every paying adult meal over $15 every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night (from 5pm to 8pm) plus every Sunday lunch (from 12pm – 3pm). Kids’ meals are served with a complimentary kids’ pack and ice cream.
Sunshine Beach Surf Life Saving Club
Duke St, Sunshine Beach, QLD 4567
An absolute favourite with northern coast families, kids under 12 eat free with every main meal purchased on a Thursday night. The Sunshine Beach Surf Club also has a magician on between 6pm and 8pm to keep the kids entertained. With stunning views across Sunshine Beach, it’s a great spot for all family members to enjoy.
Pelican Waters Tavern
38 Pelican Waters Blvd, Caloundra, QLD, 4551
Bring in the weekend and head to the Pelican Waters Tavern for the Club 4 Kids Eat Free Friday night. Get one free kids’ meal with every adult main meal purchased and soak up the view from the deck and have a drink while the kids play.
The Pub at Aussie World
73 Frizzo Road, Bruce Highway, Palmview, QLD 4553
The Pub at Aussie World is a firm family favourite on the Coast. Bring the whole family to the Pub from 5pm on Friday and for every main meal purchased you receive a free kids’ meal.
15 Freshwater Street, Mountain Creek, QLD 4557
With a yummy kids’ menu as well as a kids’ room and playground, the Brightwater Hotel is a popular choice with local families. On Sundays, kids eat free with any main meal purchased from 5.30pm. There is also free kids’ entertainment from 12 noon, so you might even get to finish your dessert in peace! Kids’ room includes six PlayStations, four skill tester machines, a large LCD screen showing the latest kids’ movies and monthly kids’ activities.
238 Parklands Boulevard, Meridan Plains, QLD 4551
Sundays at the Parklands Tavern is the place to be for families. Not only do kids eat free from 5.30pm on Sundays (with any main meal purchased) but there is also free kids’ face painting from 12pm. The dedicated kids’ room is kitted out with six PlayStations, skill tester machines and a large TV screen showing an array of kids’ movies and TV shows. The kids’ menu is well thought out and offers a range of healthy options. Kids also get a complimentary Paddle Pop with every kids’ meal.
2 Rawson Street, Caloundra West Qld 4551
A kid-friendly pub with a kids’ room adjacent to the restaurant that features four PlayStations and a large LCD screen showing latest release kids’ movies and kids’ TV channels. Kids eat free with any main meal purchased at Bellvista Tavern every Sunday from 5.30pm.
696 New Cleveland Rd, Gumdale
Cement offers a casual dining experience with a simple food ethos – excellent service and quality food. Available for dine in or take away. Kids (up to the age of 7) pay for their meal by age (for example, a two-year-old’s meal will cost $2). OK, it’s not quite free, but still a bargain!
75 Kedron Brook Rd, Wilston, QLD 4051
All kids love pizza, and Tomato Brothers’ extensive menu of woodfire pizzas has something for everyone. Dine between 5pm and 6pm, Monday to Saturday and receive one free kids’ meal for every main meal purchased. Family friendly and BYO, they can cater for any gluten or other food intolerances. It gets busy, so best book ahead.
Lions @ Springwood
2 Pannikin Street, Rochedale South, QLD 4123
With a video arcade for kids and casual atmosphere, every Sunday and Monday kids eat free with a paying adult.
Hyperdome Shopping Centre, 3828 Pacific Highway, Shailer Park, QLD 4128
Available for kids aged 12 years and under. One free kids’ meal for every adult purchasing a large pasta or risotto, main meal or pizza.
Forest Lake Hotel
245 Forest Lake Blvd, Forest Lake, QLD 4578
Kids club members each free every Monday with any main meal purchase; valid for kids under 12 years old.
The Gap Tavern
21 Glenquarie Place, The Gap, QLD 4061
The Gap Tavern has plenty to keep the kids entertained with an outdoor playground, arcade games and movies. Kids eat free every Monday.
Everton Park Hotel
101 Flockton Street, Everton Park, QLD 4053
A great playground with swings, slides, a movie room, a PlayStation room, and a fully operational carousel with spinning teacups that runs every day. The playground is fully fenced and designed for kids of all ages. The outdoor courtyard is situated right next door to the playcentre and the play area is also shown on CCTV inside the venue, so you can always keep an eye on the little ones, wherever you are. Purchase a full price adult main meal from the Bistro menu and receive one free kids’ meal (available for dinner only).
220 Annerley Road, Dutton Park, QLD 4102
Great seafood restaurant available for dine in or takeaway. Kids’ menu includes calamari & chips or fish bites & chips. Receive one free kids’ meal with an adult meal purchased.
Pepes Mexican Jindalee
48 Goggs Road, Jindalee, Brisbane, QLD 4074
Pepe’s Mexican is a laid back, family run cantina serving generous portions of affordable Mexican food. Kids eat free with any adult meal over $15 and there is the added bonus of colouring-in pictures and crayons to keep little hands entertained whilst you finish your meal. Kids also receive a kids’ raspberry slushie or Mexican punch with each kids’ meal.
Albany Creek Tavern
730 Albany Creek Rd, Albany Creek, QLD 4035
Albany Creek Tavern is a family friendly bistro with great indoor–outdoor play areas and value meals. They also have regular family fun days with special offers for the kids, and can host kids’ parties! Get one kids’ meal free with every main meal purchased on a Wednesday, available lunch and dinner.
24 Gaskell St, Eight Mile Plains, Brisbane QLD 4113
Another hotel that has really embraced the family-friendly vibe, the kids’ playground at The Glen Hotel has slides and climbing equipment with a soft-fall floor. Kids eat free for every Wednesday with every main meal purchased.
45 Holdsworth Street, Coorparoo, QLD 4151
Children 12 years and under eat free with the purchase of a main meal or member’s night special meal. Night specials include: chicken schnitzel & chips, curry of the day, and steak and chips. Offer available for dinner only.
Hog’s Breath Café
5 Petrie Terrace, Paddington, QLD 4064
At the Paddington branch of this popular chain, kids eat free Monday to Thursday each week. Offer is for one free kids’ meal per adult meal purchased valued over $20. Kids must be 12 or under.
30 Old Cleveland Road, Capalaba, QLD 4157
Bring the family for lunch or dinner on Thursdays and Club 4 Kids members eat free! Just purchase a main meal in our bistro to receive a kids’ meal.
Not a Club 4 Kids member? Just ask the friendly staff how you can join – it's fun and it's free!
96 Sumners Rd, Middle Park, QLD 4074
The Centenary Tavern is a family friendly pub that offers a large outdoor kids playground, indoor kids games room, and monthly Family Fun days with jumping castle, petting zoo and face painters. There are always activities available to keep kids entertained!
Kids’ club members eat free every Sunday night with every adult meal purchased.
The Star Gold Coast, Broadbeach, QLD 4218
The most decadent buffet on the Gold Coast, Food Fantasy offers over 80 dishes from around the globe. Don’t miss the seafood feasts on Friday and Saturday night!
Kids eat free every night of the week, one with every adult meal purchased.
Robina Town Centre, Robina Town Centre Drive, Robina, QLD 4226
Great Italian and Mediterranean restaurant with a range of pizzas and pastas and more. Kids’ menu includes mini pizza, nuggets, cheeseburger, fish and chips and spaghetti bolognese.
Kids ages 12 and under eat free from Sunday to Wednesday. One free kids’ meal for every adult purchasing a large pasta or risotto, main meal or pizza.
FRENZY'S, Southport Sharks
Corner Musgrave & Olsen Avenues, Southport, QLD 4215
Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, Frenzy’s caters to the whole family with value dining and plenty of entertainment for the kids. Every Monday kids eat free from the buffet with every full-paying adult buffet purchased. The club also has the Wobbygong’s Kids Fun Zone – a purpose-built play area for children aged 3–12 years with a rock climbing wall, mini basketball court and PlayStations, so kids can burn off that energy whilst you enjoy your dessert! It gets busy so it’s worth booking ahead.
Dog & Parrot, Robina
2-6 Scottsdale Drive, Robina, QLD 4226
Popular amongst the locals, the Dog & Parrot has an affordable menu and a stack of kids’ activities on offer including colouring-in and weekly face painting. There is also a shaded outdoor play area and an indoor games room with PlayStation to keep little ones entertained.
Club 4 Kids members under 12 eat free every Friday and Saturday night, where you get one kids’ meal with every adult meal purchased (minimum value $19).
117 Ashmore Rd, Benowa, QLD 4216
Benowa Tavern is a family friendly venue situated on the canal and only minutes from Surfers Paradise. Featuring an indoor play area with PlayStations and a covered outdoor playground, all Club 4 Kids members eat free every Monday night 5.30–8.30pm. One free kids meal with any main meal purchase. Kids must be under 12 years of age.
Saltwater Creek Hotel
40 Siganto drive, Helensvale, QLD 4212
With a delicious range of mains, burgers and salads for the grown-ups, and nuggets, fish or steak for the kids, kids eat free from 5.30pm each Monday with every paying adult. Kids’ meals include a soft drink or an ice-cream.
Hog’s Breath Café
146-150 Griffith Street, Coolangatta, QLD 4225
Unwind, relax and enjoy the trademark Hog’spitality at this upbeat restaurant with a large outdoor patio. Kids eat free all day Monday and Tuesday Offer is for one free kids’ meal per adult meal purchased valued over $20. Kids must be 12 or under.
Lone Star Tavern Mermaid Waters
Corner Markeri & Sunshine Blvd, Mermaid Waters, QLD 4218
Take the stress out of Tuesdays with dinner at The Lonestar Tavern. Offering over six buffet dishes including everything from greens to chicken nuggets, and a kids’ entertainer every Tuesday night as well as an indoor and outdoor play area. Kids eat free Tuesday 5.30–8.30pm.
Mermaid Beach SLSC
172 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach, QLD 4218
Featuring a fabulous kids’ room with jungle gym and free PlayStations, you can sit back and relax whatever the weather, watching the kids play. Kids eat free Monday nights 5.30– 8pm. Receive one kids’ meal free per adult meal purchased. Kids meals come with a free zooper dooper. Kids’ busy bags are available for $2.50.
Alleys Restaurant & Bar
165 Duringan Street, Currubin, QLD 4223
Located at Currumbin RSL, the award-winning Alleys Restaurant prides itself on offering the best fresh, seasonal and delicious food. Kids aged 12 and under eat free every Wednesday night – one free kids’ meal with every adult member main meal ordered.
The Aztec & Montezumas, Surfers Paradise
Aloha Apartments, 8-12 Trickett St, Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217
Family run Mexican restaurant with free arts and crafts activities for kids such as colouring-in, making ponchos and counting in Spanish. Menu has all the usual Mexican food including burritos, tortillas, nachos, or kids can make their own fajitas. Kids eat free every Thursday with every main meal purchased.