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The 10 Funkiest Places to Eat and Drink with Kids in Melbourne

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Published December 26th 2011
The 10 Funkiest Places to Eat and Drink with Kids in Melbourne

Eating out with kids can be both fun and hair pulling madness. But relax, we have found some great places that you are sure to enjoy and the kids will love the experience as well.

Queen Victoria Market and Suzuki Night Market

Open on Wednesday nights over summer, this is an eclectic mix of funky market stalls, hand made glittery muffins and a great range of food stalls. Often there are street performers and live bands and bars as well.

Date: Every Wednesday night during summer
Time: 5.30pm to 10.00pm
Location: Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne. Enter via Queen, Therry or Peel Streets
Cost: Free Entry
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Draculas Theatre Restaurant for kids

Drax 4 Kids

Generally there is an over 13 years of age policy, however if you and/or the kids like to be scared witless in a fun environment, then Draculas Theatre Restaurant may be just the ticket. They even offer Drax 4 Kids birthday party packages.

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Miss Marples & Geppetto's Workshop

A leisurely drive to the mountains of Sassafras will bring you to the iconic Miss Marples. Like a step back in time into historic England, with the fun of Agatha Christie's murder mystery novels.
The servings are huge and for dessert you may want to consider sharing one and checking the size before ordering two.

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Not food - but for sure fun after dining at Miss Marples, visit Gepettos Workshop

A short walk across the road will bring you to Geppetto's Workshop. It is a fun toy store with many wooden and old fashioned toys, including really fun hand puppets. My kids love it here.

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Lindt Chocolate Café

In the Melbourne CBD is the small Lindt Chocolate Café. If you love Lindt chocolate, you are in for a treat with all your favourites including a iced chocolate made with pure Lindt chocolate.

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Mock Meat Restaurants

Not just for the vegetarians, but great fun for all. We've had several dinners where our non vegetarian friends have been confused by our menu choices. Try the sizzling pork spare rinse, lemon chicken or szechuan steak. All options taste fantastic and are healthy as well.

We love:
Enlightened Cuisine.
The Vegie Hut in Box Hill.
Vegie Mum in Doncaster.
White Lotus.

Laurent Boulangerie

If cafes are more your style the French inspired Laurent Boulangerie will have something to delight your taste buds. From enormous oversized coffees to beautiful cakes and tarts. Out of all the choices for my daughters 8th birthday, she wanted afternoon tea here with a pretty little rainbow cake.

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Ice Bar

Let out your inner Eskimo, come and visit the Ice Bar. Rug up in the coats and gloves (provided) and enjoy the entire ice experience with chairs, couches and even the drinking glasses being made from ice.

The kids love "eating" their glasses once their drinks are finished.

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Chocolate High Tea at the Windsor

If you are the type that thinks there can never be too much chocolate, you will love the Chocolate High Tea at the Windsor Hotel. High tea here has been an establishment for years and the introduction of their Chocolate High Tea has made them very popular once again.

If you are after a general (but very special) high tea, this is available at the Windsor Hotel also.
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Sky High Lookout

A favourite spot of lovers for years, making out in the car overlooking the lights of Melbourne Sky High now has a lovely restaurant and a great cafe where you can sip a milkshake overlooking Melbourne.

There's even a fun maze out the back and it makes for a beautiful day out in the rain or the sun.

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IKEA for Kids

Now this may sound strange as arestaurant option, but if you join up as a free IKEA "friend" you get a free cuppa and there are always cheap kids meals. Pay for a cup and the kids can fill it up with linden berry cordial or many types of fizzy drinks until they feel ill. (Well, maybe your kids have more self control than mine, but mine always end up making themselves feel just a little ill).

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Great post. It is a nice place to enjoy with kids. These are really very funny. Kids surely will enjoy over here. The above images looking amazing. I also would like to suggest one of the top restaurant in Brighton named The Middle Brighton Bath. I went there with kids and enjoyed too much. They provide delightful dinner and lunch as well as breakfast. Thanks for sharing the blog.
by middl (score: 0|8) 3217 days ago
What is the address for the mok meat restaurant? I googled them up but no luck.
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