Family favourites: Children are welcome at these Dubai restaurants
These family-friendly eateries are now open to all ages…
Itching to get out of the house with your smalls? These Dubai restaurants are welcoming children once again – and some are offering sweet kids’ deals to boot.
Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort
All of the restaurants at this Palm Jumeirah resort are now open to children. Family-friendly dining options include all-day eatery Revo Cafe, South East Asian diner Mekong, and Bushman’s barbecue restaurant. For enhanced safety, all menus are now offered via QR code, which you can scan on your mobile phone.
Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, Palm Jumeirah. Daily (hours vary). All ages. Tel: (0)4 5678304. anantara.com/en/palm-dubai/restaurants
Arrows & Sparrows
Rainbow-hued breakfast bowls, nourishing salads and the community vibe appeal to all ages at this welcoming cafe in the Greens.
Arrows & Sparrows, Emaar Business Park, The Greens. Daily 8am to 10pm. Tel: (0)4 5588141. arrowsparrows.com
Bistro Des Arts
Little ones will love the salted caramel-slathered crepes, flaky pastries and air-conditioned terrace at this Parisian-inspired bistro overlooking Dubai Marina.
Bistro Des Arts, Marina Promenade (near Dubai Marina Mall). Mon to Thu noon to 11pm, Fri to Sun 8am to 11pm. All ages. Tel: (0)4 551 1576. bistrodesarts.ae
Juicy burgers, crunchy fries, and over-the-top ‘crazy shakes’: Black Tap is the stuff of childhood dining dreams.
Black Tap, Rixos Premium JBR, The Walk, JBR. Sun to Thu 11am to 1am, Fri to Sat 11am to 2am. All ages. Tel: (0)4 3999076. blacktapme.com
This mod-Indian eatery will be reopening on June 4. As a bonus, children under 12 receive a 50 per cent discount.
Bombay Brasserie, Taj Dubai, Burj Khalifa St, Business Bay. Daily 6pm to 11pm. All ages. Tel: (0)44383100. tajhotels.com/en-in/taj/taj-dubai/restaurants/bombay-brasserie/
Brunch & Cake
If your Instagram feed is looking a tad drab, take the family to this picture-perfect cafe in Jumeirah.
Brunch & Cake, Ground Floor, Wasl 51, Al Wasl Road, Jumeria. Daily from 8am. Tel: (800) 472 6362. @brunchandcakedubai
Laidback Australian fare is on offer at this family-friendly haunt, which welcomes kids of all ages, as well as over 60s.
Bystro, Al Manara. Daily 8am to 5pm. All ages. Tel: (0)4 3368056. teambystro.com
We love the home-style cakes, top-notch children’s menu and laidback attitude of this kid-friendly haunt in JLT.
Cafe Confetti, Cluster U, JLT. Daily, 8am to 9pm. Tel: (0)4 5546206. cafeconfettidubai.com
Savour authentic Thai bites on the water’s edge at casual this JLT eatery. Spring rolls and satay skewers are always a hit with the smalls.
Cafe Isan, Cluster B, JLT. Daily noon to 7pm. All ages. Tel: (0)4 5579778. cafeisan.co
This cool, warehouse-style eatery in The Courtyard, Al Quoz, is dishing out its fab French-inspired fare and signature burgers to ages three and up.
Cassette, The Courtyard, 4th St, Al Quoz. Daily 8.30am to 6pm. Ages three and up. Tel: (0)4 3491966. courtyard-uae.com/cassette
Fill bellies big and small with the all-you-can-eat breakfast offer at Circle Cafe. It’s a steal at just Dhs60 for adults and Dhs25 for children.
Circle Cafe, Bay Square, Media City, Studio City and Silicon Oasis. Daily 8am to 5pm. All-you-can-eat offer available Fri and Sat. All ages. circle-cafe.com
The JLT branch of Common Grounds is now welcoming families with kids for smashed avocado on toast, premium burgers and vibrant salads.
Common Grounds, Almas Tower, JLT. Daily 8am to 4pm. Tel: (0)56 5118733. commongroundsdubai.com
Couqley French Bistro & Bar
The much-loved children’s menu is back at this JLT French favourite, with under 12s and over 60s all welcome. The kids’ play area remains closed for now.
Couqley, Cluster A, JLT. Daily 1pm to 10.50pm. All ages. Reservations required. Tel: (0)4 5149339. couqley.ae
Doors Freestyle Grill
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We couldn’t be more excited to share this special update. We are welcoming back all our little champs and their families at Doors starting today. So gear up lil ones, be ready to adorn your Chef’s Hat and shine like a star sprinkling some delicious magic on your dining table at Doors Freestyle Grill. Call +971 50 700 0375 to book your table now. يسعدنا أن نشارككم هذا الخبر الرائع. نرحب بكل الأبطال الصغار وعائلاتهم في دورز ابتداءً من اليوم. انضموا إلينا للاستمتاع بتجربة طعام مميزة. اتصل على +971 50 700 0375 لحجز طاولتك الآن.
Kids will love the theatrics and interactivity at this renowned steak and seafood restaurant on the picture-perfect waterfront of Dubai Creek so much so that they are welcome to join in the fun. Little sous-chefs are invited to help prep some of the restaurant’s most colourful dishes. Be sure to order the flaming steaks and, quite-literally, smashing desserts.
Doors Freestyle Grill, Al Seef, Dubai Creek, daily 2pm to 10pm. Tel: (050) 7000375. doorsdubai.com
On Palm Jumeirah, Ella’s is also offering a bottomless breakfast deal. They’ve downsized their regular portion sizes so you can sample more dishes.
Ella’s Eatery, Palm Jumeirah. Daily 8am to 10pm, weekend brunch 8am to midday. All ages. Tel: (0)4 5570984. facebook.com/ellaseateryDXB/
Fuchsia Urban Thai
The whole family can get their Thai cravings sated at Fuchsia’s venues in Barsha Heights and Bay Square, with under 12s and over 60s welcome. Plus, to celebrate the opening there are three new dishes to try: prawn toasts, prawn wontons, and banana crepes with salted caramel.
Fuchsia Urban Thai, Barsha Heights and Bay Square. Daily noon to 11pm (Barsha Heights open until midnight on weekends). fuchsiame.com
Keep your cool with authentic Sicilian gelati and sweets. Show us a kid who doesn’t like ice cream…
GolosItalia, Cluster C, JLT. Daily 7am to 11pm. Tel: (0)4 4434955. golositalia.ae
Jones the Grocer
The Dusit Thani branch of Jones the Grocer is welcoming kids – as a sweetener, children eat for free when dining with their parents.
Jones the Grocer, Dusit Thani Dubai, 133 Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai. Daily 7am to late. All ages. Tel: (0)4 3174261. jonesthegrocer.com
Lime Tree Cafe
The standalone branches of Lime Tree Cafe are now open to families with little ones.
Lime Tree Cafe, Jumeirah 1, Sheikh Zayed Rd and Al Quoz branches. thelimetreecafe.com
LPM Restaurant & Bar
For a civilised family lunch or dinner, book a table at this sophisticated DIFC restaurant, welcoming ages three and up.
LPM, Gate Village No 8, DIFC. Daily noon to 11pm. Ages 3 and up. Tel: (0)4 4390505. lpmrestaurants.com/dubai/
London Dairy Cafe
Children aged three and up are welcome at three London Dairy Cafe venues. There’s even a new children’s offer that includes a main, side dish and drink for Dhs30.
London Dairy Cafe, DIFC (daily 8am to 8pm), Dubai Media City (daily 8am to 8pm), and Aspin Commercial Tower Sheikh Zayed Rd (Sun to Thu 7am to 11pm, Fri to Sat 8am to 11pm). londondairycafe.com
Family dining at its best, Luigia has a kid-approved menu and a dedicated space for smalls.
Luigia, Rixos Premium JBR, The Walk, JBR. Sun to Thu 4pm to 11pm, Fri to Sat 12.30pm to 11pm. All ages. Tel: (0)4 3496950. luigia.ae
This de facto living room for Arabian Ranches families has reopened for all ages.
Maison Mathis, Arabian Ranches 1. Daily 9am to 10pm. Tel: (0)4 4501313. mm-argc.com
Mango Tree Thai Bistro
This lively Thai eatery in JBR is offering some incredible deals for children. Kids aged under six dine for free, while six- to 12-year-olds get a 50 per cent discount. JBR residents can also save 20 per cent when they present their key card.
Mango Tree Thai Bistro, LP Level, Hilton Dubai The Walk, JBR. Daily 1pm to 10pm. All ages. Tel: (0)4 3747555. facebook.com/MangoTreeJBR/
Not only are children welcome at McGettigan’s JLT – they’re also welcome to dine for free. From Sunday to Thursday, noon to 3pm, when adults purchase a main course, children aged 12 and under can select a complimentary dish from the kids’ menu, such as mac and cheese or buttermilk chicken strips.
McGettigan’s JLT. Kids Eat Free promotion valid Sun to Thu noon to 3pm. Tel: (0)4 3560470.
The Noodle House
Two of The Noodle House’s Dubai branches are now welcoming children aged three and up. Get your family-friendly pan-Asian fix at Souk Madinat Jumeirah and JBR.
The Noodle House, Souk Madinat Jumeirah and The Walk JBR. Daily, noon to 10pm. Ages 3 and up. thenoodlehouse.com/
Visit Park House’s alfresco eateries at Kite Beach and Jumeirah Islands for bountiful breakfasts the whole family will love.
Park House, Kite Beach and Jumeirah Islands. Daily 8am to 10pm. All ages. parkhouse.ae
Reform Social & Grill
Reform’s lakeside lawn has long been a favourite with families in Dubai, and now all ages are welcome back (you can even book a spot for your four-legged family members). This Friday June 5, kids eat for free during the Family Fun Friday Brunch.
Reform Social & Grill, The Lakes. Daily 8am to 11pm. All ages. Tel: (0)4 4542638. reformsocialgrill.ae
Zuma’s fresh-faced little sister is turning out snappy plates of mod-Japanese fare in the breathtaking Opus building. The restaurant may have a decidedly grown-up vibe, but over threes are welcome to give it a whirl.
Roka, The Opus by Omniyat, Business Bay. Sun to Thu noon to 11pm, Fri to Sat 12:30pm to 11pm. Ages 3 and up. rokarestaurant.com
This family-friendly restaurant features a crowd-pleasing selection of burgers, pizzas and sharing platters.
Stoke House, Al Qudra Rd, Damac Hills. Daily 7am to 7pm. All ages. Tel: (0)4 2453988. stokehouse.ae
The Eloquent Elephant
This atmospheric gastropub serves British and international classics that will appeal to all comers.
The Eloquent Elephant, Taj Dubai, Burj Khalifa St, Business Bay. Daily noon to 11pm. All ages. Tel: (0)4 4383131.
The Irish Village
Little ones will love letting off some steam in the expansive grounds of this Al Garhoud stalwart.
The Irish Village, 31a St, Al Garhoud. Daily 11am to 10pm. Tel: (0)4 2824750. theirishvillage.com
The Rose & Crown
This British gastropub promises a relaxed afternoon of burger, roasts, and child-friendly bites.
The Rose & Crown, Al Habtoor City. Daily from 11am. Ages 3 and up. Tel: (0)4 4370022. roseandcrowndubai.com
Tom & Serg
Still setting the benchmark for cafes in Dubai, Tom & Serg’s industrial-chic space is welcoming families once again.
Tom & Serg, 15a St, Sheikh Zayed Rd. Daily 9am to 4pm. Tel: (0)56 4746812. tomandserg.com
Share a Mexican feast con la familia at this vibrant eatery in Madinat Jumeirah.
Tortuga, Jumeirah Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah. Sun to Thu 6pm to 10pm, Fri noon to 4.30pm and 6pm to 10pm, Sat noon to 10pm. Tel: (0)4 432 3232.
Fill up on nutritious salads, vegan burgers and other feel-good food at the Dubai Marina branch of Ultra Brasserie
Ultra Brasserie, Marina Plaza, Dubai Marina. Sun to Thu 7am to 8pm, Fri to Sat 7am to 9pm. All ages. Tel: (0)4 2775644. ultra.ae
Fresh, light and full of flavour: there’s plenty to like about the virtuous menu at Vietnamese Foodies. Younger palates will love the rice paper rolls, and steamed chicken buns.
Vietnamese Foodies, Cluster D, JLT (daily 11am to 10pm) and Downtown Dubai (daily 11.30am to 10pm). Ages 3 and up. vietnamesefoodies.com