Eating out is a perfect way of spending some great quality time with your family. But it is equally difficult to satisfy the taste palates of the entire family troupe especially the kids. Looking for a place providing mouth watering dishes with a lovely garnishing of entertainment seems a bingo idea. Let's have a look at dining options which provide a blend of both these options.
Bring out the Picasso or Vinci in your junior artist with the novel experience at Cafe Ceramique. The young munchkins are given a hand on experience of unleashing out their artistic skills. Being a dining area, the food factor is not overlooked as well. The kids' menu is conveniently designed keeping the taste buds of the younger ones in mind. Be it a potbeli's pizza or Burger mania, it serves well to satisfy the appetite of the little wonders. If your child is a picky eater, then nothing will suit him better then chicken nuggets served with French fries and ketchup. So go and enjoy a meal with a tangy brushing of art.
Town Centre Mall, Jumeirah, Phone 04 3447331
Situated at The Dubai Mall, the place can serve the twin purpose for shoppers who want to experience a unique dining experience. With a rainforest in the backdrop setting, the ambience is sure to tickle the nerves of the young adventurers. The kids will be amused looking at the crocodiles, elephants and lovely butterflies with the sounds of the thunderstorms creating a fright for a moment. A serving of a burger or popcorn shrimp with fries is good enough to enjoy but the thumbs go up for the typical setting which the kids would likely enjoy.
Ground Level, Dubai Mall, Down town Dubai, Phone: 04 330 8515
The panoramic view of the plush and highly sophisticated Downtown Dubai is sure enough to entice anyone into its charm. More Café provides a cool ambiance in the open with the soothing and calm overlooking fountains. The best comfort is the kids getting a vast place to run around without bothering other guests at the place. The menu offers mouthful choices of breakfast options varying from the hot pancakes to breakfast combos be it Continental, Oriental or English. So on one of those lazy Fridays one can simply plan a sumptuous meal at this family friendly place and enjoy a day out.
Opening Hours: Daily 7am - 7pm.
Gold and Diamond Park, Phone 04 323 4350
There is nothing more soothing than a smile on the face and the giggle in the voice of a child. At Chili’s you will get a combo of both. Landing up at the place, the kids are amused in the colorful world of art and crayons. Their favorite cartoon characters playing on the television add to another source of fun. The friendly atmosphere of the place makes the hangout a cherished one. Kids’ favorite nuggets served with piping hot fries are likely to bring waters in the mouths on any of the juniors. So, sit back, relax and see your child enjoy in a lively environment.
The Noodle House
Swirling around in the mazy world, nothing appeals more to the kids than the round and round noodles. The Noodle House is a perfect place offering South Asian cuisines in an amicable and friendly environment. The wide range of juices available goes well for the kids who would like to eat while sipping juice. It depends on your mood to go for the hot and pouring noodle soup or a black pepper beef. If you feel that your playful child will spin round the noodles, than go for wok fried noodles with rice. The curious kid will surely tick down a meal of his own choice from the junior menu.
Open from 12 noon -12 midnight daily
Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Phone 04 366 8888
Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Phone 04 319 8757
Shakespeare and Co.
If music be the food of love, then let me play on… The makers of Shakespeare and Co. have skillfully used this line to come up with this novel experience. Located at the posh Jumeirah’s, the place is ought to hit the eye of one looking for a class apart outing. Oops! Did I talk about the kids? The kids can make you crazy if not catered to their demands. And surely this place has not forgotten to dedicate one room stuffed with toys entirely to them. The breakfast is good and one can go for a barbeque pizza or chips. The younger lot will love it all.
Opening hours, 7am to 10pm.
Al Safa Centre, Phone 04 329 1040
The Lime Tree Café and Kitchen
Take a break from the hustle bustle of life and step into the composed and jovial setting of The Lime Tree Café and Kitchen. The place has a lot to offer to the kids as well. The mystical world of books, colors and toys is sure to charm the young ones. For all the food cravers with a sweet tooth the lovely muffins or a hot pancake is a perfect choice with a hot cup of coffee. Considering the nutritional value and health factor, the food is prepared using natural ingredients minus the artificial colors and preservatives. On one fine pleasant morning, a breakfast plan at this place seems a wonderful idea.
Phone 04 366 9320
Celebrating an occasion needs a sophisticated and artful planning. It has to be an affair of extravaganza with the sprinkling of fun. What could be better than being at the elegant and classy Souq Al Bahar with a grand view of majestic Burj Khalifa and the exotic musical fountains forcing you to tap your feet. Rivington Grill at the Souq can well grace the occasion. You can enjoy the moment while the juniors made busy coloring their sheets. The impressive and the bright Kids Menu strikes a chord with their choice. Be it a Shepherd’s Pie or toast toppled with cheese it will be a perfect savory.
Souq Al Bahar, Downtown, Burj Khalifa Phone 04 4230903
The Social House
Socializing with family and friends is fun. The huge spacious arena at The Social House seems to be an absolute idyllic place to hop on. Located on the ground level of The Dubai Mall, the place provides ample space for the kids to move around. The wide selection of cuisines listed on the menu is a special treat providing dishes from across the globe. And what about the kids? They have a vibrant designed menu with the choicest of food which might attract the fussiest eaters as well. Be it an oven baked pizza or a tomato y pasta, it will be a great Bon Appetite.
Lower Ground Floor, Dubai Mall Phone 04 339 8640
With a wide range of Asian delicacies available, this place is a perfect go for the foodies who love to tickle their taste buds. It is going to appeal all. The family can feast on the food with an extra bonanza of entertainment for the kids. A specifically designed play area cum art and craft room will truly engage the kids bringing out their artistic skills. The amusing moments with the juggler are a fun of its kind. But yes, the playful kids will eat as well as swirl around with the noodles in a fun filled setting.
Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Phone 04 406 8999