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8 Fantastic Family Restaurants in Dubai Perfect For All Ages

by Dubai Travel Planner

Are you looking for places in Dubai where you can go and have a nice time with your family?

Do you want to visit a family-friendly restaurant in Dubai where your kids can have the time of their lives too? Then look no further, as, in this article, we have put together the 8 best family restaurants in Dubai!

8 Best Family Restaurants in Dubai

Whether you’re a resident of Dubai or are just visiting the lively city with your family, here are 8 of the best kid-friendly restaurants in Dubai that you must try!

1. Wavehouse

If you want to have great-tasting food and enjoy several indoor activities as well, our first recommendation is the Wavehouse.

Whether you have toddlers or teenagers, young or old, every member of the family is going to have fun at this restaurant in Atlantis. For starters, there’s a 4-lane bowling alley where you can strike to your heart’s content. Then there’s a soft play area for the little ones and an arcade game arena for people who enjoy playing games. If you’re up for some adventure, head over to the Surfs Up wave rider.

And when you’re totally famished from all the activities, grab a bite at the restaurant that serves amazing burgers, pizzas, and fast food. You can also have a drink of your choice from the bar. You can enjoy the food along with live music from the terrace.

Now, isn’t that a whole package?

Where to Find It

  • Atlantis Dubai, Crescent Road, The Palm Dubai

For information regarding booking, reservations, and events, visit The Wavehouse.

2. Carluccio’s

How about you take your family out for some Italian food? At Carluccio’s, you’ll find the tastiest Italian cuisine, including the all-time-favourite pizzas, pasta, risotto, bruschetta, grilled meat, fish, and a variety of salads.

The best part is that you can enjoy all your favourite Italian dishes with a stellar view of the Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa. And while you enjoy your cheesy meals, your kids can have fun colouring with crayons.

So, whenever you visit the Dubai Mall, you can stop at Carluccio’s for piping hot pizza right out of the oven! Because there’s always an appetite for pizza!

Where to Find It

  • Various locations include The Dubai Mall and Dubai Marina Mall.

For information regarding booking, reservations, and events, visit Carluccio’s.

3. Phileas Fogg

Phileas Fog is a family-friendly bar in Dubai, where you can go with your family and have a great time!

Its diverse menu includes finger-licking appetizers like prawn crackers, halloumi fries, spring rolls, and popcorn chicken. It also has sharing boards that are popular with families and a wide variety of salads. Then there are steaks, burgers, and pizzas, which kids of all ages love.

But, if your kids are younger, you can order something from the kids’ menu with miniature versions of the regular meals, like a little burger and little pizza.

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As Fogg’s is an all-day restaurant, you can also find a scrumptious breakfast menu that includes a variety of eggs, bacon, pancakes, toast, and cereals.

The highlight of the restaurant is the shaded kids’ playground, complete with a climbing frame and a carousel. So, whether you visit Phileas Fogg for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you know that you and your kids will have a great time!

Where to Find It

  • Montgomery Golf Club Academy, 7th Street, Emirates Hills

For information regarding booking, reservations, and events, visit Phileas Fogg.

4. Benihana

How about some Japanese cuisine? The Benihana Restaurant, located at the Amwaj Rotana, is one of the best restaurants for family dining in Dubai.

The restaurant offers the finest Japanese rolls, sushi, an amazing variety of starters, salads, appetizing platters, soups, and decadent dessert varieties. It also has a live food station, which is the best part about the place!

The skilled chefs show off their cutting, slicing, dicing, and tossing skills to keep the guests and the kids entertained. It is quite an exciting affair to see them prepare food ninja style.

So, if you’re looking forward to lip-smacking Japanese food and a night full of ninja moves, head over to the Benihana and have a memorable meal!

Where to Find It

  • Amwaj Rotana, JBR, The Walk, Al Sayorah Street, Dubai.

For information regarding booking, reservations, and events, visit Benihana.

5. Social House

If you’re not in the mood for a particular cuisine but would rather have a large variety to choose from, the Social House is the place to be.

It is one of the best family-friendly restaurants in Dubai, where you can have an enjoyable dinner with your folks. The food varieties include various Thai, Malaysian, Korean and Japanese dishes.

However, if your kids accompany you, the restaurant also has pizzas, burgers, and fish and chips. And, if you’re in for some healthy dining, you can choose one of the Greek salads – it truly is international dining at its best with a fabulous central location.

All-in-all, the Social House is a great place for family dining in Dubai, given the impressive range of food available for people of all ages.

Where to Find It

  • Lower Ground Floor, The Dubai Mall 

For information regarding booking, reservations, and events, check out their Instagram @socialhousedubai.

6. Reform Social and Grill

Who doesn’t like to sit back and relax on a Saturday? At Reform Social and Grill, you can get homely vibes, a great view, and even greater food!

It is different from other restaurants as the place has a warm and welcoming ambience, so if you’re looking to relax with a hearty meal, it is one of the well-known kid-friendly restaurants in Dubai.

The restaurant offers BBQ platters on Sundays, a Schnitzel Tuesday, Game Show Wednesdays, Curry Thursdays, and a laid-back Saturday family brunch amidst a serene green surrounding. It has a fun menu specifically for the kids, plus a playground for them to play in.

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The main menu includes several family platters, starters, curries, burgers, pies, and delicious sides. Reform’s breakfast menu has a special English breakfast, egg varieties, and toasts. They also serve pizza and several desserts.

In short, the Reform Social and Grill is a complete package for a fun day out with your family, including fur babies!

Where to Find It

  • The Lakes, Dubai

For information regarding booking, reservations, and events, please visit Reform Social and Grill.

7. The Scene

Looking for a kid-friendly family dining option in Dubai Marina? Look no further than The Scene by Simon Rimmer. This retro family restaurant situated in the hub of activity Pier 7, is the perfect choice when you’ve got a family group to please.

Licensed for the adults, and serving up kid-favourite English Gastropub-style meals, there’s plenty here to keep the kids entertained. The Rimmer’s Roast menu is sure to be a winner every Saturday and Sunday, including family entertainment.

Make sure you book in advance if you want terrace seats overlooking the marina in winter.

Where to Find It

  • Pier 7, Dubai Marina

For information regarding booking, reservations, and events, visit thescene.xyz

8. Cafe Confetti

A restaurant that has “FUN” written all over it, Cafe Confetti, as you can assume from the name, is one of the best places for kid-friendly dining in Dubai.

If you’re looking for a warm, welcoming, and home-like place to unwind, Cafe Confetti is hands-down the best place for it!

Let’s start with the interior: It’s stylish, trendy, and will remind you of a classic British cafe. But that’s not all! It has a dedicated kids’ corner, complete with a vibrant playhouse, several toys, and fun activities that will keep your kids busy for hours!

And while your kids are busy in their little corner, you can catch up with your friends or just relax while sipping a hot or cold beverage and devouring German comfort food.

Their menu is quite attractive, as the gelatos they offer are crafted with such creativity that you and your kids won’t help but order some. Plus, the cozy little cafe also has an impressive breakfast menu, waffles, crepes, salads, pasta, and Italian flatbreads.

In our opinion, if you have toddlers and infants, Cafe Confetti is the best place for you to dine in Dubai!

Where to Find It

  • Jumeirah Lake Towers, Cluster U, Al Seef, Lake Level, Dubai

For information regarding booking, reservations, and events, please visit Cafe Confetti.


Best of the Rest – Family Dining in Dubai

Dubai truly is an incredibly family-friendly city and unless you’re looking for ultra fine dining and nightclubs, you’ll find a family-friendly restaurant everywhere you turn. We’ve summarised our top 8 here, but depending on where in the city you’re based you may also want to try:

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Dubai Marina/JBR Area

Al Quoz – Al Barsha Area

JLT/Greens

Palm Jumeirah

In the ‘burbs

Jumeirah and beachfront

Downtown/Business Bay

Dubai is one of the most happening cities in the world, where you’ll find countless restaurants for working and official gatherings. However, it also has some of the best family and kid-friendly restaurants for people who want to spend quality time with their kids.

So, whether you’re a resident or just vacationing, we have rounded up 8 of the best family restaurants in Dubai, where there’s something for every member of the family!

So, gather your family, and visit these places for a memorable time!

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