Treat your loved ones to a memorable meal
Sometimes it can be a challenge to get your kids to start eating (let alone finish!) what’s on their plates. Fortunately, Dubai is filled with restaurants serving kid-friendly meals, with menus featuring specialties from around the globe and entertainment that is sure to please the whole family. Even the fussiest of eaters will find something to love at these family-friendly restaurants.
For a crowd-pleasing weekend brunch, head to Pan-Asian eatery Beachcombers in the Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Every Friday, the restaurant offers a family brunch with a special buffet just for the kids, and there’s an ice-cream machine as well as a play area, TV room and, of course, the beach itself for entertaining the kids. Book in advance though, the popular brunch tends to fill up quickly.
Kids and pizza always go well together, so when you’re in The Dubai Mall, try Carluccio’s – an authentic Italian restaurant that serves regional specialties, from risotto to pasta, salads, grilled meat and fish. Parents will love the fresh ingredients imported direct from Italy, while the kids will appreciate the free crayons! Located in the Boardwalk – with fantastic views of The Dubai Fountain and the Burj Khalifa – it also has a shop so you can take home a taste of Italy.
Inspired by the cafes of Europe, More Café is the place to go to enjoy sustainable and local foods. The menu consists of more than 100 dishes from 16 countries, so whether you’re in the mood for soup and sandwiches, a delicious curry, or even traditional Dutch pancakes with myriad toppings, you’re sure to find something to satisfy everyone. And since More Café is popular with families due to the loaded menu and spacious dining areas, you can feel as good about bringing the kids as you feel about the food itself.
For fussy diners of all ages, Social House has a menu of eastern and western flavours that is guaranteed to please. If you’re hungering for Asian cuisine, the east menu features specialties from Thailand, Korea, Malaysia and Japan. The west menu includes Greek salads, an array of pizzas and pastas, wagyu beef burgers and English-style fish and chips. With an al fresco eating area overlooking the dancing waters of The Dubai Fountain – not to mention the kid-friendly stores and attractions inside The Dubai Mall itself – children should feel at home at Social House.
The Talk Restaurant
This is more than just a place to eat. Designed so the chefs can show off their culinary mastery in an open kitchen, The Talk feels as much like a theatre as it does a place to have breakfast, lunch or dinner – which means even the most fidgety of kids will find plenty of sights to fuel their curiosity. Check out their full buffets and themed dinner nights, from Italian night to barbecue night, so your family can enjoy a different experience every time you go. Dine inside in air-conditioned comfort or outside on the terrace.
Whether you're looking for the best restaurants in the city, street food gems or Emirati specialities, there's plenty to satisfy in Dubai.