Our complete guide to where the little ones can eat for free
After spending all week prepping food, packing lunches, and cooking dinners, let someone else cook for a change!
In the heart of Newcastle East, The Great Northern Hotel has had a remarkable renovation. Embracing a weekly traditional pub menu, Sunday is for the $15 Sunday Roast, of course, and Mondays are for $10 steaks. The bonus is kids eat FREE! Plus they have a stack of board games to keep the kids (and the young at heart) entertained.
Sun + Mon | Kids eat free with any adult meal purchase (1 adult main meal must be purchased to claim 1 FREE kids meal)
Where 83-89 Scott St Newcastle
If you’re up with the birds on Saturdays, best be heading down to Blue Door Newcastle. They’ve got you covered for breakfast, with a healthy and delicious range of brekkie options. Take the scooters and bikes along; Wheeler Place is a great space to ride around.
Sat | Kids eat free on Saturdays before 9am.
Where 363-365 Hunter St Newcastle
Opening its doors on the 13 March, The Bavarian’s family-friendly menu offers something for everyone, such as crispy pork knuckle, a range of classic German and gourmet sausages and shared platters. Lighter bites include chicken wings, spicy squid and build-your-own salads from a checklist of fresh ingredients.
Sun | From 11am - 3 pm, every Sunday, The Bavarian is shouting kids under 12 a FREE meal from their Kinder Menu*.
Where Charlestown Square Shopping Centre, South Piazza
*T&Cs apply: Child must be 12 years or under, and order from the Kinder Menu with a full paying adult dining on the restaurant a la carte menu. Only available at lunch. Not available with any other offer.
A modern, restaurant-quality menu filled with family favourites; schnitzel, pizzas and pasta, steaks and seafood. Free electronic games are available in the children’s play area which opens onto the courtyard.
Sun | Lunch and Dinner, Kids eat FREE with any adult meal purchase
Where 20 Broadmeadow Rd Broadmeadow
Authentic, award-winning Italian with an extensive menu including pasta, pizza, steak, salad, seafood, calzone, and delectable desserts.
Sun | Kids under 12 receive a free meal with every main meal purchased between 12-5 pm
Where The Rooftop, Westfield Kotara
Sun + Mon + Tue | For every adult main meal purchased by an adult, an accompanying child dining in the restaurant (12 years & under) can choose a Kids Meal Deal for FREE*! The Cantina kids menu features cheese quesadilla, babyritto, nachos, taco, spaghetti bolognese or chicken nuggets and chips. Plus kids meals come with a fun pack and chocolate ice-cream.
Where Wests New Lambton, 88 Hobart Rd New Lambton
*Conditions apply. See www.westsnewcastle.com.au
Featuring a stunning internal beer garden, The Lucky is a casual inner-city venue the kids will enjoy. On the menu: American BBQ ribs, wings and smoked meats, seafood, salad and a range of vegan dishes, and mouthwatering desserts.
Mon | Kids Eat FREE for Lunch and Dinner! Includes a Free Paddle Pop dessert. Available with any Main Meal purchase, Burger, Salad or Pasta.
Where 237 Hunter St Newcastle
Tue + Wed + Thu | Kids under 12 eat FREE on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at T-Bones Tex Mex. For every adult main meal purchased by an adult, an accompanying child dining in the restaurant (12 years & under) can choose a Kids Meal Deal for FREE*!
The T-Bones kids menu features 150g slow cooked blackened rib eye, nachos, chicken nuggets and chops, BBQ pork ribs and babyrito. Plus kids meals come with a fun pack and ice-cream with a choice of topping.
Where Wests Cardiff, 18 Munibung Road Cardiff
*Conditions apply. See www.westsnewcastle.com.au
Located in The Junction, The Hood boasts an all-day breakfast menu, modern Australian fare, and a dessert bar that is chock full of sweet treats. The kids can choose between bacon and eggs, a ham and cheese toastie or hotcakes before 9am.
7 Days | Kids meals free before 9am
Where 188 Union Street The Junction
Burgers, nachos, steaks and schnitzels, as well as a bunch of awesome vegan meals. Take the whole fam along, and dogs are welcome too.
Mon-Sat| A child accompanied by an adult eats FREE 5pm-7pm every night!
Where 635 Hunter St Newcastle West
Recently renovated, The Argenton has a casual modern vibe, and a menu packed with flavour. Enjoy the huge outdoor space, complete with cabanas and kids’ playground; take the kids for a feed and relax while they play.
Mon + Tue | Kids eat free 5.30-8.30pm.
Where 515 Lake Rd Argenton
Offering tasty pizzas such as BBQ Maple Chicken, Pumpkineater, Vegan, and Mushies, The Ori is the perfect spot for a casual dinner. On the kids menu is a Bacon and Pineapple pizza, and on Tuesdays, kids eat free!
Tue | Kids eat free from 3pm.
Where 53 Bull St Cooks Hill
An undercover playground for the kids to play in while you relax with share platters and wine? Yes please!
Mon to Thu | Kids eat free with the purchase of a full priced main meal. Lunch and dinner.
Where 8 Beaumont St Hamilton
Enjoy Californian-style Mexican cuisine with a laid-back vibe. The Little Amigos menu is entry-level Mexican, without the spice, and there's an area for the kids in the courtyard.
Mon to Fri | Kids eat free weekdays 4 pm-6.30pm. Also, on Wednesdays, kids eat free all day. AND, in the school holidays, kids eat free every day! T&Cs apply.*
Where 135 Darby St Cooks Hill
*Buy 1 adult meal $15 or more & receive 1 kids meal free.
All about American-style low’n’slow BBQ cooking. Using Bluey’s own housemade rubs and sauces, all of the meat is smoked on site.
Wed | One free kids meal with every adult meal. Available lunch and dinner. Eat in only, no takeaways.
Where Cardiff Bowling Club 175 Myall Rd Cardiff