Eat & Drink

Here's where the little ones can eat for free

It can be hard when the cost of living starts to bite, especially when you've got kids, but you don't want to give up family dinners out and catch-ups with friends. 

After spending all week prepping food, packing lunches, and cooking dinners, let someone else cook for a change. Here's our guide to where kids eat free in Newcastle and surrounds.

Adamstown Bowling Club

This Adamstown favourite offers a free kids meal which each adult main meal purchased on Thursdays. There's also $18 pizzas with a free drink available on Thursdays, so there's plenty of deals to be taken advantage of.
Where: 504 Glebe Rd, Adamstown

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Club Charlestown

Charlestown local? Head to Club Charlestown and make the most of their kids eat free offering every Monday lunch and dinner (members only). You can even get up to two kids meals with every adult main meal as part of this deal.
Where: 5 Lincoln St, Charlestown

General Roberts Hotel

Head in to the General Roberts Hotel for free kids' meals on three weeknights, every week. From Monday to Wednesday, kids eat free with every main meal purchased. The deal even includes a small soft drink and ice cream, so there'll be no kids going hungry!
Where: 258 Lambton Rd, New Lambton

Harrigan's Cameron Park

Cameron Park favourite Harrigan's is slinging out free a free kids' meal with each main meal purchase on Monday nights from 5pm-8pm. The pub is super kid-friendly, with a dedicated play area and heaps of kids' activities on during the school holidays.
Where: 70 McKendry Dr, Cameron Park

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Hotel Jesmond

At Hotel Jesmond, the little ones eat for free on Wednesdays. While you enjoy a pub feed, the kids can enjoy their dinner with a free soft drink and ice cream too.
Where: Cnr Newcastle Rd & Blue Gum Rd, Jesmond

Lake Macquarie Tavern

Lake Mac locals listen in! Located over at Mount Hutton, Lake Macquarie Tavern offers free kids meals each Wednesday night with a main meal purchase.
Where: 66 Wilsons St, Mount Hutton

Lambton Park Hotel

The Lambton Park Hotel has been a staple on the local dining scene for decades, and with new ownership since mid-2023, the venue has been moving to becoming more family-friendly. On Mondays, get a free kids meal with any main meal purchase at Lambton Park Hotel.
Where: 19A Morehead St, Lambton

Lone Star Rib House and Brews

Lone Star Rib House and Brews is giving local families the perfect excuse to dine out over the next two weeks. This April school holidays, kids eat free every day with a main meal purchase (excludes Anzac Day).
Where: 2E Chelmsford Dr, East Maitland

Napoli Centrale

If you're wanting to switch it up from pub feeds, make your way to Napoli Centrale in King Street. From 5pm-6.30pm on Monday to Wednesday, it's family hour, meaning kids eat free with every adult meal purchased. Pizza anyone?
Where: 173 King St, Newcastle

Newy Burger Co

Newy Burger Co is all about providing family-friendly good times, so it makes sense that it's offering free burgers for kids on Sundays. For the adults, there's always a weekly burger special, so keep an eye out if you want to switch up your usual burger order.
Where: 459 Hunter St, Newcastle

Norma's Bistro

Normas's Bistro has got your midweek dining sorted, with kids getting their meal for free with every adult main meal from 5pm. They even get to follow it up with an ice cream for free – happy kids guaranteed.
Where: Alder Park Sports Club, 132 Bridges Rd, New Lambton

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Pippi’s at the Point

Enjoy waterfront views with the whole family and get one free kids meal per adult main meal every Monday at Pippi's at the Point.
Where: 199 Main Rd, Speers Point

The Bennett Hotel

When Sunday rolls around, the motivation to cook is usually nowhere to be found. The Bennet Hotel can take care of things – kids eat free with any main meal purchased on Sundays. Time to kick back in the beer garden and let someone else do the cooking.
Where: 146 Denison St, Hamilton

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The Lucky Hotel

Much-loved CBD pub The Lucky Hotel offers a free meal for kids with any adult main meal on weekends until 3pm. During school holidays, the offer runs from Monday to Friday instead, with a free activity pack included with each kids' meal.
Where: 237 Hunter St, Newcastle

The Sunnyside Tavern

Grab a free kids meal with every adult main meal purchased at The Sunnyside Tavern on Mondays (from 5.30pm).
Where: 20 Broadmeadow Rd, Broadmeadow

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The above information was valid at the time of publishing. Please contact individual venues for up-to-date information.