Holidays are eagerly anticipated by both parents and children as an opportunity to bond and spend quality time together, especially on the Gold Coast, where there is always sun and fun. You can enjoy natural attractions such as the beautiful beaches and world-class theme parks such as Sea World. Family holidays however, can also present their challenges.
Dining out with children can be challenging. If you're looking for a place to eat with the whole family, we've compiled a list of family-friendly restaurants on the Gold Coast.
Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co.
Everyone enjoys burgers. On the other hand, Betty's Burgers & Concrete Co serves the freshest, most delectable burgers available. In 2014, the classic 1950s-inspired Australian burger shack opened its doors in Noosa. However, they now have 36 stores in various locations, including some on the Gold Coast.
The burger shack only uses the best ingredients and never skimps on quality when it comes to burgers. Each burger is made fresh to order using Betty's special recipes, which is why their burgers are so popular. Betty's signature Concrete, made from dense chocolate or vanilla frozen custard ice cream and a variety of decadent mix-ins, has also become a guest favourite.
Vegan options are also available at Betty's Burgers & Concrete Co. Try Betty's Classic Vegan. Betty's vegan bun, vegan spicy mayo, and their exclusive crispy fried puff rice/veg patty, tomato, lettuce, pickles, and onion are used to make this. Take note; the Veg/Vegan patty is exclusive at Betty's Burgers & Concrete Co.
Visit Betty's Burgers & Concrete Co in the Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre.
Hog’s Breath Cafe
The cafe first opened its doors in 1989 in Airlie Beach, North Queensland. Hog's Restaurants expanded in 1990, opening a second location and expanding further. Today, Hog's Breath Cafe sources fresh, high-quality produce from Australian growers and producers.
Hog's Breath Cafe's specialty is Prime Rib Steaks, which come in three sizes: Lite Cut (200g), Traditional Cut (300g), and Mega Cut (400g) and come with your choice of two sides. They have a large selection, including Natural Prime Rib, which is flame-grilled, tender, and delicious. The Hickory Smoked Prime Rib smothered in hickory-smoked BBQ sauce has a distinct Tex-Mex flavour. Another option is the Garlic Prawn Prime Rib, topped with three sautéed prawns and smothered in a garlic cream sauce.
Hog's Breath Cafe also offers a menu for children aged 12 and under. All kids' meals include Curly Fries, a choice of kids' salad or vegetables, tomato sauce, as well as a FREE drink and ice cream for dessert! You can visit Hog's Breath Cafe at 60-70 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach.
Hatsuhana Japanese Restaurant
The award-winning Hatsuhana Japanese Restaurant is located on the lobby level of Sea World Resort. The Gold Coast restaurant serves authentic Japanese cuisine in a modern setting. What's great about this restaurant is watching a thrilling live cooking demonstration. Yes, so don't be afraid; instead, relax and enjoy the show and food that follows. The kids will surely love it!
Speaking of food, Hatsuhana Japanese Restaurant serves a variety of popular a la carte dishes, sashimi and sushi, as well as delectable Teppanyaki set menus. It includes Naki Suna (Crying Sand) Set, Hinode (Sunrise) Set, Umi No Uta (Ocean's Song) Set, and Tsuki No Shio (Moon Tide) Set. Aside from these, Hatsuhana Japanese Restaurant offers a variety of Japanese fusion hotpots and delectable western and Japanese desserts.
Mike's Kitchen has a charming backstory. The kitchen was Mike’s favourite room in their house. His parents had one of those massive Aga stoves that heated the entire house in the winter. He recalls spending countless evenings in the kitchen with his family, drinking hot chocolate and putting his mother's delectable culinary creations to the test.
And now, Mike's Kitchen is a warm, welcoming restaurant where the entire family can enjoy excellent cooking in a relaxed, informal setting. Mike's Kitchen serves delectable dishes, with specialties including succulent pork ribs and the finest premium quality Australian beef steaks.
The family restaurant first opened its doors in the Gold Coast's Robina Town Centre in September 1996. After eleven years at Robina Town Centre, Mike's Kitchen relocated to 2 Gooding Drive, Merrimac and has grown to become one of the Gold Coast's most popular eating establishments since its inception.
Surfers Paradise Surf Life Saving Club
Do you want to dine in a relaxed and coastal setting? Go to the Surfers Paradise Surf Lifesaving Supporters Club for more information. Their restaurant is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and offers a modern, alfresco dining experience.
Surfers Paradise Surf Lifesaving Supporters Club provides delicious and reasonably priced meals. Daily specials include Barra Monday, Taco Tuesday, Parmigiana Wednesday, Burger and Beer Thursday, Sunday Roast, and $12 lunches.
The Surfers Paradise Surf Club also has a menu for children aged 12 and under. Following your delicious meal, take the kids to the Gelato Station for a kids size scoop, single scoop, double scoop, or triple scoop of gelato. You can enjoy a cup of coffee at The Coffee Hub while they are preoccupied with this cold dessert. They serve flat whites, cafe lattes, baby chino, and teas.
Now that you know where to eat with your family, you can plan your holiday. Have you reserved your accommodation yet?
Why not stay at Ocean Sands? This affordable accommodation Main Beach is close to the beach and the Gold Coast's fun and excitement. Ocean Sands offers two and three-bedroom apartments that are both spacious and well-appointed. The Main Beach family accommodation also has a sparkling outdoor pool surrounded by lush tropical gardens, an indoor heated pool spa, sauna, gym, full-sized tennis court, and a BBQ & entertainment area for its guests to use.
Ocean Sands is also close to the previously mentioned restaurants. If you want to eat at any of these restaurants, Ocean Sands Resort can assist you in reserving a table. They can assist you in having a stress-free holiday.
What exactly are you waiting for? Make your reservation right away!