Eating out shouldn’t mean having to burn a hole in your pocket.
If you have children, eating out with the whole family can be a costly affair — especially in SG. But don’t worry — here’s a list of the best restaurants around the isle where kids get to dine for free.
Jamie Oliver’s chain of family restaurants reintroduced and expanded its Kids Eat Well for Free promotion in time for the March 2020 school holidays. It now applies every weekend, as well as during local school holidays and key international school holidays.
Children aged 12 and under can pick a free dish from the Kids’ Menu when you order an adult main course from the ala carte menu at Jamie’s Italian Forum. The Kids’ Menu dishes ($12++) also come with a free drink – choose from fruity water (free-flow), milk or fruit juice – and a Shake-Me Salad in a jar that makes eating greens a fun experience.
#01-01/04 Forum The Shopping Mall
The “home of sticky bones” offers free grub for your little grubs, but with some terms and conditions. Read before you dig into any of its five smoked ribs (the Hickory BBQ is a must-try): Available only on weekends and public holidays, for kids below 8 years of age or 120 centimetres in height, one kid meal per paying adult main meal, limited to two children per table and not valid with other promotions.
Picky eaters, rejoice! Kids get a free Picky Kids Meal at select Marche Movenpick outlets such as 313@Somerset, Vivocity and Suntec City every Monday to Thursday, with a minimum spend of $60 in one receipt. Other terms and conditions apply.
Love ramen? The biggest ramen chain in SG is offering kids 10 years old and below a bowl of kids ramen for free. Limited to one free kids ramen per adult only, and at these select Ramen Keisuke outlets: Keisuke Tokyo, Tonkotsu King (Tanjong Pagar), Tori King and Tonkotsu King Matsuri.
Weekday blues, away! At its Goodman Arts Centre outlet, tykes get a meal with any order of a main meal on Mondays and can collect stamps with every purchase of a kids’ meal to redeem kids and adult meals! Plus, kids also get to have fun on a bouncy castle and at the art and craft corner!
90 Goodman Road, Goodman Arts Centre, Blk N #01-56, 439053
Have a really hungry little hippo on your hands? Bring him (or even a pod of them) to a buffet. With every paying adult, it’s a free all you-can-eat Korean feast for children 12 years and below. Every. Day. Even. Public Holidays. Available at all Seoul Garden restaurants except E!Hub Downtown East.
Every day, 5-year-old tots and below get to dine at zero cost with each paying adult at its international buffet at this resto at Marina Bay Sands. What’s better: An outdoor herb garden for nature-lovers to visit and a D.I.Y soda station for everyone to go crazy over.
10 Bayfront Ave, Tower 1 Lobby Hotel, 018956
Dine with a view at Sabio By The Sea, where kids below the age of 7 can dine for free every day (except weekends). Choose from the entire a la carte menu, except for the Jamón Ibérico de Bellota, and enjoy your meal in a picturesque setting.
Sabio By The Sea
31 Ocean Way, #01-02 Quayside Isle, 098375
What’s better than free breakfast? Perhaps a traditional breakfast with sausages or waffles? On weekends and public holidays, bring your kiddos to Swensen’s, where they can pick out a breakfast meal of their fancy.
This is bound to be a hit with the kids: Free pizza! Kids under 10 years old can get to choose from pasta, lasagna, spaghetti or pizza set meals (each come with a beverage), free with any order of an a la carte main or set meal. But to get this deal at Pizza Hut, your fast food fan and you need to dine in, on any day of the week, except holidays and holiday eves.
If you’d like to enjoy a luxurious brunch on the weekends, but want to bring your kids along, check out La Brasserie. Kids below the age of 6 get to dine for free while you get to create-your-own-Bloody-Mary, Aperitifs and Gin Parlour Station.
La Brasserie at The Fullerton Bay Hotel
80 Collyer Quay, 049326
Already included in our shortlist of must-try American-style BBQ joints in SG, this Joo Chiat mainstay is the real deal. And, it’s got a great deal for your little carnivore: Come weekends, kids 10 and under get a free meal off the Kids Menu for every adult main course ordered, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dig in!
Smokey’s BBQ American Smokehouse & Grill
73 Joo Chiat Pl., 427790
Parts of this article first appeared on www.youngparents.com.sg, www.straitstimes.com and www.thefinder.com.sg / Additional reporting by Cheryl Lim + Christopher Ong, 21 August 2018. / Last updated, March 2020
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