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10 Awesome Halal Kid-Friendly Eateries In SG Every Parent Will Love

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Sharifah Yusoff  •  Feb 13, 2018

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[Updated 8 October 2020] Eating out with toddlers in tow can be a little of a challenge. Aside from fussy eaters, some children are truly energetic and require more than a satisfying meal to keep them at the table. It comes in handy then when eateries offer kid-friendly features like activities to keep young diners entertained as well as a kid's menu for the ease of the parents. Here are 10 kid-friendly halal eateries in Singapore you can bring your children to for an enjoyable family meal out 🤗 P.S. Do follow proper safe distancing and hygiene measures while dining out during Phase 2. Some of these eateries may have adjusted their kid-friendly features in order to maintain proper safety and hygiene.
1. Grill Ninety Nine
Located at Arab Street in the trendy Bugis/Kampong Glam area, Grill Ninety Nine is a Western restaurant that serves up all kinds of grilled meat dishes from Angus Beef Ribs to Rotisserie Chicken to Pan-Seared Lamb Shank. If you’re a family of meat lovers, you can even try out the Le Butcher’s Plate - a combination of their best dishes including steak and sausages. 🤤 You won’t need to worry about the serving sizes being too big for yourlittle ones because they have a kids’ menu too! Kids between 3-8 years old can choose from pasta bolognese, chicken fingers, or a kid-friendly portion of fish and chips. Plus their selection of milkshakes are the perfect sweet drink to complete the meal. The Nutella Brownie and Vanilla milkshakes are stand-outs for sure!Halal status: Halal-certified Opening hours: Open daily; 12PM - 10PM Address: 142 Arab Street, Singapore 199828 Reservations: +65 97312902 Website | Facebook | Instagram P.S. Check out the best Children's Day promotions here!
2. Beyond Pancakes
Pancakes are every kid’s favourite meal and Beyond Pancakesdefinitely takes them to the next level. 🤩 Forget your standard simple pancakes with a slab of butter - here’s where you’ll find pancakes of both the sweet and savoury variety! Their savoury options include Gourmet Flapjacks topped with scrambled eggs, baked beans and hashbrowns (perfect for breakfast!), and Les Saucisses which comes with mushrooms and spring onions mixed into the batter, and topped with chicken sausage and more. Or you could pop in for a sweet treat too. Their sweet pancakes come in 2, 4, or 6 pieces and in flavours including Strawberry Cream Cheese, Chocolate Chip, and Blueberry. You can also add onall sorts of toppings, from fruits to cream cheese to ice cream! 😋Halal status: Halal-certified Outlets: City Square Opening hours: Open daily; 9AM - 10PM Address: 180 Kitchener Rd, City Square Mall #02-35/36, Singapore 208539 Marina Square Opening hours: Mon-Fri; 11AM-10PM, Sat-Sun & PH; 10AM-10PM Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard Marina Square Mall #01-131A, Singapore 039594 Website | Facebook | Instagram P.S. These 9 outdoor activities in Singapore are perfect for you and your kids!
3. Lina’s Cafe
A visit to Lina’s Café at Jalan Pisang is more than just having a delicious meal – it’s a sign of solidarity for friends with autism. Branding itself as an autism-friendly eatery, Lina’s Café aims to raise awareness about autism visibility by providing a safe space for children with autism and their families. Inclusivity is a key feature here and special needs children will never be judged or be faulted for if they become “disruptive” or break anything in the café 😊 Lina’s Café serves speciality teas, local dishes like mee goreng, localised bubble tea drinks like Teh Tarik with tapioca pearls, floats, and all-day breakfast sets amongst other things. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Mon; 11AM-7.30PM, Sat; 11AM-8.30PM (Closed on Sundays and 1stMonday of the month) Address: 7 Jln Pisang, Singapore 199074 Contact: +65-91872094 Website | Facebook | Instagram
4. Charlie Brown Café
Here’s to reliving your childhood days with the Peanuts Gang over at Charlie Brown Café right in the heart of Orchard Road! Whether you’ve read the comic strips or rush home from school to catch Snoopy and Friends on television, there is a tinge of nostalgia when you chance upon this cute café. Adorned with more than just Charlie Brown and Snoopy figures, this café features the rest of the group too with comic strips plastered on the walls right next to screens playing reruns of old Snoopy cartoons. And of course, what's a character café without having the food adorably plated with faces of the namesake. On pancakes and crepes, drinks and desserts, young diners will surely find it amusing to see these and the mood of the cafe is very easy-going and relaxed. 😊 Charlie Brown Café also serves decent portions of pasta dishes if you or your child are feeling peckish during the day. Halal status: Halal-certified Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM-9PM (Closed between 4PM-5PM daily) Address: Cathay Cineleisure 8 Grange Road, #04-01 Singapore 239695 Contact: +65 67375979 Website|Facebook | Instagram 
5. The Halia
Thinking of a more peaceful dining retreat with the family? Then The Halia is the perfect place for you and your family to enjoy a meal together! The cosy ambience and alfresco seating let you savour your food while experiencing a refreshing outdoor vibe. The all-day menu will also take your taste buds on a wild ride with some amazing flavours like Chilli Crab Spaghettini, Oven-Baked Halibut, and Chilli Crab Gratin. 😀 Bringing your kids to The Halia is also a no-brainer especially since the restaurant offers a menu dedicated to the young ones. So, throw away your worries and troubles of skimming through the menu to see what's suitable for your children to eat. With a variety of dishes to choose from such as breaded fish and chips, pan-fried salmon, and beef bolognese spaghettini, and all meals coming with a choice of fruit juice and soda, your job just got a little easier. 😉 Halal status: Halal-certified Opening hours: Mon-Thurs; 9AM-9.30PM, Fri & eve of PH; 9AM-10PM, Sat; 10AM-10PM, Sun & PH; 10AM-9.30PM Address: 1 Cluny Road, Ginger Garden Singapore Botanic Garden, Singapore 259569 Contact: +65-8444 1148 Website | Facebook |Instagram
6. Manhattan Fish Market
When it comes toenjoying a seafood meal,Manhattan Fish Market is definitely one name that comes to mind. This casual dining chain is great for everything from a quick meal to celebrating a special occasion, with a huge menu that includes generous sharing platters for the whole family. Their Family Platter is definitely a must-try - it comes with Flaming lobster, XL scallops, poached mussels and more! 🤤 If your kids aren't too good with seafood yet, they also have a junior menu that's more appealing to kids' tastes! Now you won't need to be 'shellfish' when you're craving some seafood. 😉 The Surf N Turf includes fried dory nuggets and chicken nuggets, and the Cheesy Golden Treat is a kid-sized portion of mac and cheese that comes with a side of chicken nuggets or meatballs! All meals also come with a side of salad and a cup of milo. Halal status: Halal-certified Opening hours & Address: Click here for a list of outlets. Contact: +65-8444 1148 Website | Facebook |Instagram
7. Sora Boru
Sora Boru’schirashi bowls, curry rice bowls, and soba bowls are the perfect dish when you’re craving some Japanese food. Easy, simple, and customisable, they have a variety of toppingsyou can choose from including Chicken Karaage Curry Don and Chicken Katsu Curry Don. Their chirashi bowls even come in a kid-friendly “Mini” size, which contains 1 base (sushi rice or mixed greens), 1 type of fish (do note that this is sashimi so we only recommend it for older kids), 2 add-on’s (including cooked items like shrimp, ham, and hanjuku egg), and 1 sauce. Of course, if your kids aren’t eating raw fish yet they have so many other types of rice bowls to choose from including the Salmon Teriyaki Toji Don which comes with a serving of teriyaki salmon served over fluffy scrambled eggs! 😋 Halal status: Halal-certified Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM - 9.30PM (Last order 9PM) Address: Jurong East: 3 Gateway Drive, Westgate #01-08, Singapore 608532 Orchard: 313 Orchard Rd, [email protected] #B3-19/20, Singapore 238895 Contact: Jurong East: +65 68161018 Orchard: +65 92753121 Facebook | Instagram
8. Swensen's
With Western dishes at affordable and mid-range prices, Swensen'sis a classic restaurant many Singaporeans have fond memories of dining at with our families when we were much younger. 😁 Their extensive menu includes everything from salads to fried chicken to pasta to irresistible side dishes like the classic Hot US Fries &Dip! Their breakfast menu is also good for parents and kids alike, with items like the Simply Pancakes and Mini Good Morning Sunnies coming in kid-friendly portions. Their Kid's Meals have also remained on the menu for years now, including options like chicken bolognese spaghetti, cheesy omelette, and kid-friendly portions of fish and chips or chicken strips and fries. Not to forget, they have a huge variety of desserts and even Kid's Sundaes too! The Volcano comes with a dry ice 'cone' in the middle that will be the delight of any child's day, and if you're celebrating your little one's birthday you can even get the Firehouse Happy Birthday sundae as a treat! 😄 Halal status: Halal-certified Outlet details: Click here for a full list of outlets and opening hours. Website | Facebook | Instagram
9. IKEA Restaurant @ IKEA Tampines
To Singaporeans, IKEAis more than just a warehouse-style furniture store; it’s also home to fan-favourite crispy chicken wings, juicy Swedish meatballs and cheap vanilla-flavoured ice-cream. With eating as a national past-time, much of what we do orbits around food and IKEA is one place where shopping and eating come together. 😅 IKEA Tampines is also the only IKEA outlet in Singapore thatoffers halal selections! Their cafeteria-style restaurant's halal dishes include Swedish meatballs, pasta with meatballs, and chicken cutlet spaghetti - all kid-friendly meals that your young ones will love too. For parents who wish to shop for an hour without losing their child to the crowds in this megastore, there is the option to drop their younglings off at IKEA’s own indoor play area Småland. Do note that this is a paid play area and every child needs to meet a set of requirements (like height and age) before gaining admission. Alternatively, there is also a small play area right next to the dining hall. Småland is currently closed until further notice due to COVID-19 safety precautions, but your kids will still have a fun time exploring the winding corridors of the main shopping area before sitting down to a delicious meal of meatballs. 😁 Note: Do note while IKEA has two outlets in Singapore, only the Tampines restaurant offers halal food options. Halal status: Halal-certified Opening hours: Sun-Thurs; 10AM-9PM (Last order 8.30PM), Fri-Sat; 10AM-10.30PM (Last order 10PM) Address: 60 Tampines North Drive 2, Singapore 528764 Contact: +65 67866868 Website | Facebook
10. The Royals Café
The Royals Caféis a casual and cosyeatery that serves up both Western and local delights. Famous for their Nyonya mee siam (rice vermicelli in a spicy and sour gravy topped with half-boiled egg, fried bean curd and Chinese chives), other notable dishes to try are Nasi Lemak Classic and their range of delectable cakes and confectionery.
Credit: The Royals Cafe Siglap on Facebook While The Royals brand has a few outlets, only the one at Siglap has a play area consisting of a long table filled with Lego bricks and a few other toys. This is especially great for older toddlers who are inquisitive and enjoy building structures. The play area has been removed until further notice due to COVID-19 safety precautions. However, The Royals Café still has kid-friendly set meals priced at $7.90 (before service charge) that comes with a choice of drink. 😊 Halal status: Halal-certified Opening hours: Mon-Fri; 10AM-10PM, Sat-Sun; 9AM-10PM Address: 19 Upper East Coast Rd, Singapore 455209 Contact: +65-8481 0080 Website | Facebook | InstagramWith child-friendly menus, cute character dishes (and more!) to keep your young diners entertained, you’re set to score some serious brownie points and be their favourite adult at meal times☺️ We hope these kid-friendly eateries arehelpful the next time you plan on taking the kids out for a meal!