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.
The “home of sticky bones” offers free grub for your grubs, but with T & Cs. 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, and limited to two children per table.
Kids (12 years and below) get a set of complimentary nom-noms at the Tanjong Pagar Centre outlet on weekends, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Order a regular ramen (Japanese broth noodles) bowl, to get a kids-size bowl of tonkatsu ramen (pork-based Japanese broth noodles), a rice ball and a potato salad.
Have a really hungry, hungry 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.
Head down to Changi Airport for a free kid’s meal but don’t worry, there’s no need to take a flight out. At Swenson’s Terminal 2 outlet, the restaurant is offering one free kids’ breakfast from 3-11 a.m. for 4- to 12-year-olds with every adult breakfast as part of the Changi Loves Kids programme. After which, you can bring LO to play on the kiddy rides, pick up storybooks at the reading corner, or just watch planes take flight at the various terminals.
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. 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 live on the East side, then you would be clued in on this “all American smokehouse & grill”. Grown-ups will naturally dig the smoked meats, while the kids will love the outdoor dining area (to run around in). And of course, both will appreciate the free kids nosh (think pork sliders, fries, juice or soda, and a cookie), available only for weekends brunch (from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and with every adult meal ordered.
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.
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