Looking for kid friendly restaurants in Dubai? From cosy little cafés to well-known restaurants on The Palm, check out these awesome restaurants where kids eat for free.
1. Ronda Locatelli
Fusing the traditions of Italy with the modernity of its iconic Atlantis location, Ronda Locatelli is a warm, inviting restaurant that serves up fresh flavours for all the family. With its rich, wooden décor and open kitchen, Celebrity Chef Giorgio Locatelli has perfectly captured the homely culture of the European coast and provides a fine-dining experience.
Location: Atlantis Dubai, Palm Jumeirah
insydo tip: Got kids that need entertaining? Treat them to a child-friendly Saturday brunch packed with Italian favourites; kids can even make their own pizza and brush up on their painting skills.
The mix of plush couches, wooden benches and quirky chalk-wall décor makes Bystro a great morning hangout. Not just a bistro, it’s also a pastry house with an Italian chiller – filled with fresh breads, pastries and cakes – as its centrepiece. We loved the chilled-out, cosmopolitan feel to the place, and if you have kids, there’s a small play area to keep the little ones occupied while you plan your day.
Location: Al Manara
insydo tip: Head there with your kids between 5pm and 7pm and the little ones will eat for free, every day.
3. Jones the Grocer
From organic produce and freshly baked pastries to kitchen accessories and a fully decked fromagerie, Jones the Grocer should be your go-to place for all things gourmet. Offering a modern yet simple menu with Aussie flair, the emphasis is on simple, fresh and excellent ingredients.
Location: Multiple locations but we’re loving Al Manara
insydo tip: Every Monday morning until 11.30am in the Al Manara and Al Safa branches, mums can enjoy a special breakfast deal at this deli.
Established in 1999 by chef and restaurateur Antonio Carluccio, the famed Carluccio’s is a popular spot for Italian foodies around the city. Known for the blue hues which run through the restaurants and terraces, it’s a firm family favourite serving up a casual menu fused with Italian flair and flavour.
Location: Multiple locations but we’re fans of Dubai Marina Mall
insydo tip: Dining with your little ones? Grab your Entertainer book and bring your voucher to dinner to save some cash.
5. Chival Global Social
A popular restaurant serving up healthy food, Chival Global Social is a family-friendly eatery in the heart of City Walk. With a menu that focuses on carefully sourced produce from local farmers, Chival is all about clean eating. Bright, spacious and chic, this trendy restaurant offers a truly unique dining experience.
Location: La Ville Hotel & Suites, City Walk Dubai
insydo tip: Head down during the day for a more casual experience, or head down in the evening for a romantic ambience.