Families will love the iconic, heritage-rich CHIJMES, with restaurants brimming with culinary culture from all over Asia and beyond. Whether for a quick pit-stop or a festive fam dinner, we reckon you’ll love these child-friendly options.
Contemporary creations include Roasted Suckling Pig with roasted pineapple, fried banana, cinnamon and tlaquepague sauce, and kid-friendly options like Crunchy Fish Taco. Finish with the Tequila Pecan Pie, or Churros and Chocolate for the little ones.
#01-20 CHIJMES, 30 Victoria St, Singapore 187996
NEXT: Carnivore →
If the kids don’t like their greens, just go with it sometimes. At Brazilian churrasco buffet, knife-wielding passadors (meat waiters) carve slivers of the succulent meats onto your plate.
#01-30 CHIJMES, 30 Victoria St, Singapore 187996
NEXT: Giardino Pizza Bar & Grill →
We hope you’re as big on family as the Italians are. Grounded in Italian tradition, portions at this rustic-yet-refined Italian spot are as hearty as it gets. All entrees are made from scratch with high-quality ingredients; then, share a wood-fired Misto Carne Pizza or the house-made Papardelle.
#01-32 CHIJMES, 30 Victoria St, Singapore 187996
NEXT: Privé →
When is breakfast not a good idea? The folks at Prive say never – which is why breakfast classics like Eggs Benny are served till 5pm daily. Also on the menu: to-love mains like The Ultimate Fish & Chips, Asian-inspired fare like Chilli Crab Spaghetti and more.
#01-33 CHIJMES, 30 Victoria St, Singapore 187996
NEXT: Dimbulah Coffee →
We get it, parenting is tough. Kick back with a cuppa brewed with Arabica beans grown at their own plantation in Queensland, or a glass of wine, should you fancy. It’s the sort of cafe you can easily spend the whole day at. Not just because of it’s super cosy, but also because they do all-day breakfast, plus classic faves like Fish and Chips.
#01-17 CHIJMES, 30 Victoria St, Singapore 187996
NEXT: Ikkousha Ramen →
Ramen makes a great introduction to Japanese cuisine for the little ones, and at Ikkousha, the creamy, umami broth is made from the essence of various parts of pork bone, mastered only after years of experience.
#F1-07 CHIJMES, 30 Victoria St, Singapore 187996
NEXT: The Modern Izakaya →
You’ll often find typical izakayas in Japan packed with sake-drinking salarymen, but The Modern Izakaya, although styled after a typical Tokyo izakaya bar, is more comfortable and spacious. Always a good sign: Many of the servers are Japanese – feel free to ask for recommendations!
#01-18 CHIJMES, 30 Victoria St, Singapore 187996
NEXT: Indochine →
Fittingly enough for a restaurant located in the heart of the heritage Chijmes, Indochine pays tribute to the gastronomic traditions of Indochina, with authentic cuisine from Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia. Finder faves: the Norwegian Salmon Tartare infused with Asian herbs as a starter, and Grilled Lemongrass Chicken to follow.
#01-21/22 CHIJMES, 30 Victoria St, Singapore 187996
NEXT: Toast Box →
Stop for a quickie at Toast Box, which serves the local’s perennial favourite breakfast, Kaya Toast – kids will love the sweet, creamy spread slathered on the crispy toast – and Singaporean classics like Curry Chicken.
#F1-10 CHIJMES, 30 Victoria St, Singapore 187996
NEXT: Lei Garden →
The standard of a Hong Kong Michelin-starred restaurant is not lost on its Singapore outpost, serving delish dim sum by day and all-time Chinese fine dining favourites at dinner.
#01-24 CHIJMES, 30 Victoria St, Singapore 187996
NEXT: Movie Under the Stars →
Fancy a Movie Under the Stars? Reserve a spot on the lawn at CHIJMES’ second iteration of this outdoor movie event on July 8, 2017. (P.S. it’s totally free!) Forget BYOB (bring your own basket) – pre-order a picnic basket prepared by Moa Tiki New Zealand Bar & Grill (Call 6332 6273 or 6332 6279 to reserve; U.P. $88, quote ‘The Finder’ to receive it at a special price of $80), which includes a meal for two, chips, and a picnic mat.
But do BYOP – your pet, we mean. Pre-movie, join pet shelters, including Noah’s Ark and Purely Adoptions, at their mini adoption drive, and browse the fair full of pet merchandise stalls and activities for your furry friend. They’re invited for the movie, too – the picnic basket even includes pet food!
The event runs from 4-10pm, while registration for the movie begins at 7pm. Find out more here.
NEXT: El Mero Mero →
By Pinky Chng, June 2017
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