Jamie's Italian is hands down the most family friendly dining experience you can have in Brisbane City. They are incredibly kid friendly, while still offering delicious food that is definitely not boring. And even healthy.
Their kids meals come in two different sizes, so the little kids can have a smaller meal size than the bigger kids. They have some really great food options, including Happy Chicken Lollipops, Mini Spaghetti and Meatballs and Secret Seven Gnocchi.
Kids will also get a colouring page on arrival and they run mid week specials. If you are driving into the city, make sure to ask about their free parking at Post Office Square on weekends.
Location: 237 Edward Street, Brisbane
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 11:30am to 9pm, Friday and Saturday 11:30am to 10pm and Sunday 11:30am to 9pm. Closed everyday between 2.30-5.30pm
If you head to the Bavarian for lunch, it is very laid back. With great views of the river as it is right on the waterfront at Eagle Street Pier, this german restaurant has a dedicated kids menu with lots of interesting options. This includes chicken schnitzel, mini brat hot dog or grilled cheese. They also have yummy gelato as a treat. Kids also eat FREE every Sunday!
Location: 45 Eagle Street, Brisbane
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 11am to late
Who doesn't love pancakes? While it may not be the most 'glamourous' option, when you are dining out with kids, we are used to this!
The Pancake Manor is a Brisbane staple and serves up more than just pancakes. They also have breakfast, a grill menu and the kids menu makes pancakes even more fun than usual, with funny faces and caterpillars.
The Pancake Manor is open 24 hours a day, so if you wake up at 4am with your toddler, why not go and grab some very early morning pancakes! Another bonus to the Pancake Manor is that it is nearby to the Botanical Gardens which has a great children's playground.
Location: 18 Charlotte St, Brisbane
Opening Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Vapiano is another laid back Italian restaurant with a great kids menu in the city. They have a relaxed atmosphere, mid week specials and the pasta is made fresh right in front of you. This is great for keeping kids entertained!
Location: 191 Albert Street, Brisbane
Opening Hours: Open 7 days 11am to 11pm
If you are a lover of South American cuisine then Comuna Cantina is for you. They have a great kids menu perfect for 'the little juans' where kids can get mini tacos or chicken bites. They also have a huge cocktail menu for the adults. Comuna Cantina is South American street food in a really fun and vibrant setting which the whole family will love. Be sure to check out their specials for when kids eat free on a Sunday.
Location: 175 Albert Lane, Brisbane
Opening Hours: Open 7 days 11am to late
If you love nothing more than just a really excellent burger, than Miss Kay's is the place for you. Nearby to Brisbane Square, Miss Kay's has authentic American burgers, shakes and fries and kids will love the booths and laid back setting. They will also love the really over the top desserts, if you as a parent can handle the inevitable sugar high.
Location: 185 George Street, Brisbane
Opening Hours: Open 7 days 11am to 8:30pm. Friday and Saturday until 10pm.
On the first Monday of every month, the Shingle Inn hosts Littlies High Tea especially for children. It is a wonderful and very special occasion where you can bring along your child to the teddy bear afternoon tea and feel really spoiled. Bookings and pre payment is essential.
Location: City Hall, King George Square, Brisbane
Opening Times: 11:30am to 3:30pm first Monday of each month.
Is there anywhere else you have been in Brisbane City that was really family friendly? Please let us know in the comments below so we can add it to the list.