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Where is the Best Place to Eat With Kids in Melbourne?

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by Natasha Stewart (subscribe)
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Published August 27th 2011
Just because you have kids, it doesn't mean that your culinary social life has to end. We want to know the best places in Melbourne to enjoy dinner with your kids. We've already asked about child friendly cafes, and gotten some good responses, but now we're looking for places that serve up a tasty dinner and don't mind if the kids tag along. We've found a few places, but we want to know where you go.

Heading to the Docklands on a Monday or Thursday means that not only are the kids welcome, but they'll also get to eat for free. Choose from their participating restaurants and head along with the kids. As long as your kids are under the age of 12, you'll get one free kid's meal for each paying adult. If you have more kids than adults, then you'll get all other kid's meals at half price. There are a range of cuisines available so you're sure to find something to suit your family.

If you're looking for somewhere classy to dine, where the kids can still come along, then try Donovan's House. Their menu includes some delicious options for mum and dad, and their cubby house menu is perfect for the kids. You can enjoy a slow-cooked shoulder of suckling lamb with root vegetables, eggplant, caponata, and tomato onion bake, while the kids can choose from spaghetti carbonara, baby rigatoni with burst cherry tomatoes and parmesan cheese, tiny fish and chips, or veal schnitzel. Kid's menus are always a great option for children, but unfortunately you can't always find a place that offers them that has great meals for the adults too.

Kids who are open to different flavours will also love dining at China Town. From food courts, to Chinese restaurants, there are some great dining choices here. Most restaurants around here will cater very well to children, there may not be specific children's menus but you'll probably be able to find some cheap meal options for them. Here you can find plenty of restaurants where everyone can eat big and pay little.

Try Some Dumplings in China Town

So whatever the cuisine, we want to know your top tips for eating out with kids. Whether it is fine dining, or pub food, if you know where we can find some great child friendly dinner options we want to know all about it.
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Mr Wolf in Inkerman St Kilda is a favourite of ours. They do fantastic Pizza; their Gluten Free pizza bases are the best I have eaten. It is very popular for both families, who book the earlier sittings and also for the younger set who linger longer and enjoy the more sophisticated ambience... ohh for the child free days. There is also a small function room downstairs in the cellar which we have used for intimate family get togethers.
By Lisa J - senior reviewer
Wednesday, 31st of August @ 10:44 am
Cubby House Canteen, 43A Union Street Armadale.

AWESOME. made for kids. :)
By Anonymous
Thursday, 27th of September @ 07:58 am
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Saturday, 27th of October @ 11:32 pm

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