Looking for restaurants in Dubai that have fun activities for kids? From foodie bookshops to family-friendly pubs, we’ve found the city’s best spots.
1. BookMunch Cafe & Bookshop
Via Facebook | @BookMunch
A hidden hub of literacy and light bites, BookMunch Cafe & Bookshop is perfect for kiddie play dates. Inspired by “The Incredible Book Eating Boy” who loved his books so much that he ate them, this playful gem is fantastic for parents and kids looking for a good read and tasty treats. Get directions, contact info and more here.
Price: Around AED 58 for a noodle salad
Location: Multiple locations but we’re loving Business Bay
insydo tip: If you’re with a friend, try the Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea for AED 89 (for two). Their picnic baskets are awesome, too – you can pop to the park with a breakfast or lunch hamper.
2. Sapori Di Bice
Via Facebook | @saporidibice
Sapori di BiCE is a place centred around family and traditional cuisine, all set in a classic Mediterranean atmosphere. They’ve got a play area full of bright toys and dedicated section for children to prepare their own pizzas and decorate cookies. There’s also an upstairs party room for birthday parties and a lovely terrace for outdoor dining. Want more? We’ve got photos, directions and contact info right here.
Price: Around AED 150 to AED 165 for main dishes
Location: City Walk Dubai
insydo tip: While it might feel like a casual dining spot, it’s definitely upmarket and the menu prices reflect that.
3. Reform Social & Grill
Via Facebook | @ReformDubai
Originating from London, Reform Social & Grill brings the authentic British bistro to Dubai. Housed in The Lakes, the family-friendly venue is home to a restaurant, bar, popular ladies night and idyllic garden where you can picnic like a royal in the cooler months. We highly recommend the Royal Family Picnic experience, which reminded us of afternoons spent in Hyde Park.
Price: Around AED 85 to AED 125 for mains
Location: The Lakes
insydo tip: Check out ‘The Great British Brunch’ on Fridays; there’s a sweet shop-style dessert stand which features toffee pudding and other treats.
4. Puff Baker Cafe
Looking for a family-friendly joint that’s enjoyable for both adults and kids? Pop down to Puff Baker Cafe and enrol the little ones in a cooking or baking class while you enjoy a dish from their all-day breakfast menu. Venture into the Junior Chef Zone – complete with kiddie-sized kitchen utensils – and let the kids stir, shape and decorate ’til their heart’s content.
Price: AED 75 per child for a 1-hour baking class
Location: Palm Jumeirah
insydo tip: Classes run from 10am to 6pm and require parents to call ahead to book a slot for their kids; it’s not somewhere you can just turn up and join in.
5. Breeze Beach Grill
Via Facebook | @breezebeachdxb
Breeze Beach Grill is a family-friendly restaurant serving up healthy Caribbean bites, seafood and more. From Mini Men Burgers to Mighty Chicken Tenders for your little Breeze Juniors, enjoy picture-perfect views from the terrace while the kids enjoy some tasty food.
Price: Around AED 49 for the Mini Men Burgers
Location: Palm Jumeirah
insydo tip: Don’t let your little ones miss out on the Mini Breeze Bowl; any 2 scoops of ice cream with sauce and toppings!
From play areas to kids’ clubs, check out our entire category dedicated to ‘Kids‘.