Ten must-visit family restaurants in KZN
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Ten must-visit family restaurants in KZN

Looking for a fun place to take the family for a bite to eat? Here's our pick of the best family-friendly restaurants around KZN.

Father and daughter laughing out loud feeling happy together / iStock
Father and daughter laughing out loud feeling happy together / iStock

Any parent will agree that going out with kids, especially toddlers, is never easy. Children, unless entertained, get bored quickly. 

So, although a restaurant might have nice food, if it’s not kid-friendly, you might end up having a nightmare evening. I mean, let's face it, no one wants to deal with a child throwing tantrums in the middle of enjoying a nice meal, right?

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This is why it’s important to choose a family-friendly restaurant for family outings to ensure everyone gets to have fun.

We have put together a list of must-go-to family-friendly restaurants around KZN.

Blue Zoo

Located in Mitchell Park in Morningside, Blue Zoo restaurant is the perfect place to go for a nice family outing.

The restaurant has a jungle gym, swing, playhouse, sand-art area, and play tables for children. So, your young ones can have fun playing after ordering their food from the kid’s menu, while you enjoy your meal.

Prep Room

Prep Room in Glenwood, Durban is a must- visit family restaurant. It is a relaxed environment with great food that will please the entire family. Whether you are looking for a healthy dish free of gluten and wheat, and low in carbs, or for a more indulgent bite, the restaurant caters for all.

The restaurant prides itself in having “the best kiddies area that will make both parents and kids happy”.

Bona Terra Café

If you want to take your family out for a light meal, visit Bona Terra Café in Hillcrest, Durban.

The breakfast and brunch restaurant serves freshly-baked pastries and goods. It is open Monday to Sunday from 8am to 4pm.

There are sand pits, slides, activity tables, and a wooden jungle gym to keep your young ones entertained.

Olive and Oil Glenwood

Forget cooking Sunday lunch and take your family out to Olive & Oil where your kids will get to enjoy delicious food and have some fun playing games.

The children’s playroom has foosball tables and other fun games which guarantee great fun your young ones.

Pallet Jacks in Hillcrest

Looking for a place to take the kids out for a great meal and some fun? Head down to Pallet Jacks in Hillcrest. The family-based Mediterranean restaurant has separate areas for younger kids with childminders, so the parents can enjoy their meal stress-free.

O&O Café

O&O Café in Westville is a gem!

Apart from the delicious food, parents can keep the little ones busy in the playroom or the outdoor jungle gym. If your kids love to cook, then they will have great fun with a pizza-making class at their own mini-pizza stations.

Lucky Bean

Lucky Bean Restaurant offers an excellent dining experience for the entire family.

The restaurant serves wonderful food for breakfast and lunch, and has an indoor and outdoor play area for children from six months to 10 years.

People's Park Cafe

The People’s Park Café is the perfect place for parents and their kids.

Your teens can enjoy riding a bicycle, skateboarding, and roller-skating, while the younger ones can enjoy swings, jungle gyms, climbing frames, merry-go-rounds, sand pits, sprung seat rides, and fountains.

Union Square

Treat your family to a fun outing filled with great food at the Union Square.

The restaurant has many types of meals to suit all family members - mom, dad, teens, little ones, and even grandparents.

Your kids can safely enjoy the free indoor play area, sand art, and free Wi-Fi under the supervision of experienced childminders.

Piggly Wiggly

Let your children choose something yummy from the kid’s menu while you enjoy a glass of wine and a pizza.

The putt-putt course, candle-dipping activities, and the play area with a jungle gym and swings will surely be a hit with the young ones.

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