Planning to treat the kids? Check out these restaurants offering special menus and choices designed for hungry little diners
Who says children don’t love variety when it comes to their food? The truth is, even young ones would love to have more choices other than the staple kids meal of French fries and nuggets. So to help mums and dads in this quest, we scouted out some of the best food venues offering tasty options for kids to try.
With the first half of the school term almost done and dusted, surely the kids deserve a nice treat to cap off their day. Choices for little ones include tuna salad sandwich; chicken and cheese sliders with French fries; sweet potato salad; penne Bolognese and pepperoni pizza with olives and mushrooms. From AED 25. Villa A56, Marina Office Park, next to Marina Mall. Sun-Thu 8am-10pm, Sat 8am-5pm. Contact: 02 681 0090, partiperfect.ae
While brunches are abundant in the city, few are as family-friendly as this one. Little brunchers can make a beeline for their own food counter to enjoy a variety of treats including salads, pasta, chicken nuggets, fresh fruits, desserts and a chocolate fountain with marshmallows. But the icing on the cake is the horde of fun activities on standby such as face painting, balloon art, a clown, small play area and kid’s film screening – all sure to keep the young ones preoccupied while mums and dads enjoy brunch with views of the Arabian Gulf. AED 195+++, kids six-12 AED 97+++, below sixes free. Channel Street, next to Al Raha Mall, off E10. Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Contact: 02 508 0555, alrahabeach.danathotels.com
With a dedicated kids menu brimming with options, young diners aged 12 years and below won’t feel out of place at this friendly French restaurant. Early risers can go for the full house breakfast with fried or scrambled eggs served with chicken sausages and French fries, or the French toast served with fresh strawberries and banana. For lunch and dinner, options include beef burgers, spaghetti with chicken and mushrooms, cod fish fingers and baked penne pasta in béchamel sauce. If the kids eat everything on their plate, then why not treat them to a chocolate éclair, cupcake or milkshake for dessert? From AED 26. Various branches including Marina Mall, Al Wahda Mall, Khalifa City and Najda Street. Visit: labriocheuae.com
This US-based restaurant known for its pit-smoked barbecue features a dedicated menu for its youngest guests. While the selection is not as extensive as others, children won’t feel shortchanged with the mouth-watering options that certainly branch out from the typical kid’s meal. Choose from dishes like country-roasted chicken, barbecue chicken, chicken tenders, Texas brisket sandwich, cheeseburgers and macaroni and cheese.
The meal includes a choice of carrots or celery on the side, Oreos for dessert and water or a shake. From AED 30. Abu Dhabi Mall and Al Wahda Mall. Contact: famousdaves.ae
Buca di Beppo
With its usual large portions, this Italian restaurant is a hit among groups and families. The kid’s menu includes a selection of delectable dishes like macaroni and cheese, spaghetti with meatballs or pizza and chicken Parmigiana. Plus, all meals come with juice. From AED 20. Cascade Dining, near Ferrari World, Yas Mall, Yas Island. Sun-Wed 10am-11pm, Thu-Sat 10am-midnight. Contact: 02 665 6247, bucadibeppo.ae