THINGS TO DO: Best family-friendly restaurants on the Gold Coast

25 March 2018

Heading to the Commonwealth Games with the kids? Or simply don't want to cook tonight? Your dining dilemmas are solved with six of the best family-friendly restaurants on the Gold Coast.

Harry's Steak Bistro

family friendly restaurant harrys

Burleigh hotspot Harry’s Steak Bistro is in the perfect location for both locals and holiday-makers alike to enjoy a delicious meal in a family-friendly environment. With heaps of great options on the menu it’s a popular choice for parents and kids of all ages. Renowned for its mouth-watering steak served with unlimited frites, Harry’s is sure to keep the whole family happy. 

1744 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads, QLD, 4220

Opening hours: Mon to Thurs: 5pm – late. Fri to Sun: 12pm – late

 

Justin Lane Establishment

family friendly restaurant justin lane

One of the Gold Coast’s favourite dining hotspots, Justin Lane Establishment is situated in the perfect location to grab a bite to eat after a family-fun day out at Burleigh beach. With a laidback dining vibe, Justin Lane serves up everyday Italian favourites – delicious pizza, pasta and more – that are sure to delight family members both young and old. Menu favourites include their mouth-watering margarita pizza, rosemary and garlic flatbread and scrumptious gelato selection.

1708-1710 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads, QLD, 4220

Opening hours: Mon to Thurs: 5pm – late. Fri to Sun: 12pm – late

 

El Patio De Cuba

family friendly restaurant el pato de cuba

Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise at Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre, El Patio De Cuba, offers a delicious tapas and share-style menu perfect for families to dig in and explore this Cuba-inspired cuisine. Menu highlights include charred corn on the cob topped with parmesan, Spanish paprika marinated prawn and pineapple skewers, and crispy nachos topped with homemade guacamole. El Patio also offers a kids’ menu including mini steak and chips and linguini bolognaise. 

Shop G37, Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre, Surfers Paradise, QLD, 4217

Opening hours: 11am – 11pm daily

 

Anchor Buoy

family friendly restaurant anchor buoy

Located in The Marine Village with views of the beautiful Sanctuary Cove Marina, Anchor Buoy Café and Bar offers great ambience, exceptional customer service and a family-friendly environment. Known for their delicious rustic cooking with a modern flair, Anchor Buoy has a delicious kids’ menu, packed with family favourites and is the perfect dining destination for families on the northern Gold Coast. 

7b/c, The Marine Village, Masthead Way, Hope Island QLD 4212

Opening hours: 7am – 3pm daily 

 

Mecca Bah

family friendly restaurant mecca bah

Serving up delicious, modern interpretations of Moroccan and Middle Eastern cuisine, Mecca Bah’s menu highlights include delicious baked haloumi, pizzas and mezze platters piled high with Lebanese flatbread, hummus, labna and baba gonoush. Mecca Bah also offers plenty of kid-friendly activities including, free face painting and fairy floss every weekend from 12pm to 4pm and kid’s pizza making classes in which little ones can get messy making pizza dough and have fun mastering pizza acrobatics and devouring their delicious creations. 

3 Oracle Boulevard, Broadbeach, QLD, 4218

Opening hours: 11am – 10:30pm daily

 

Ribs and Rumps

family friendly restaurant ribs and rumps

Located on the decks of the iconic Marina Mirage, enjoy dinner overlooking the spectacular views of the Gold Coast and marina. At Ribs and Rumps, they’re all about the primal urge to enjoy some of the most mouth-watering racks of ribs slow-cooked in their special marinade, flame-grilled to perfection and basted in the signature Ribs and Rumps sweet BBQ glaze. Offering a ‘kids eat free’ deal for kids under 12-years old (Monday to Wednesday, from 5pm to 7pm) and a yummy kids’ menu with a drink and ice cream included, Ribs and Rumps is a great dining choice for families both local to the Gold Coast and visiting. 

Marina Mirage, Shop 16/74 Seaworld Dr, Main Beach, QLD, 4217

Opening hours: 11.30am – 10pm daily

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Kids on the Coast/Kids in the City

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