School’s out, family foodie adventures are in.
With the little ones on summer break, you’re going to need a few days off cooking in between all the beach runs and playdates (not all heroes wear capes, until you’re invited to a superhero-themed birthday party).
Let this list guide you to Fortitude Valley’s most family-friendly venues that have something for everyone!
An old school Valley favourite that appeals to even the newest school of kids? That’s The Vietnamese. A huge menu full of favourites means that there is something to please even the fussiest kid, little or big. Watch them enjoy mini spring rolls or dim sims as you tackle a big bowl of steamed duck noodle soup or vegetarian rice noodles with coconut cream. Easy, peasy, Vietnamesey.
There’s a high chance you might even enjoy this one more than the kids. Beside schooling your little ones in Mario Kart at the arcade game venue of your dreams, you can all enjoy a lunch of stonebaked pizzas, fish ’n’ chips, bao, and more. B. Lucky & Sons allows minors before 5pm, so it’s best to get in nice and early.
X marks the spot for the perfect family day out! With plenty of astro-turf for the kids to run around on, you won’t need to worry about grass allergies, or whether they’ll have a good time or not. Sit back and relax with everything from buns and baos to cheeseboards, chips and ceviche. Kids are allowed to stay up until 9pm, giving you plenty of hours in the day to enjoy yourselves and be home by bedtime.
Pub feeds can never go wrong! Head to Pig ’N’ Whistle for classics such as pulled pork sliders, chicken wraps, ribs and garlic bread. Even the pickiest eaters won’t be able to complain.
Everyone’s hearts will be pumping for dumplings. Harajuku knows to gyoza, with fillings including pork, prawn, duck, beef, vegetable and more. On top of that, a range of bowls and sides will cater to any level of hunger! If you want it, they’ve got it.
Escape the heat with the coolest new Valley venue, Beirne Lane. Open 24/7, you can stop in with your little early risers for a quick breakfast, stay for a long lunch, or if you’re a kid that’s all grown up, treat your parents to a delicious dinner of miso roasted salmon and karaage quail (they’ll love you for it!).