Christmas is less than a month away and if you’ve been on the hunt for a relaxed venue for an end of year celebration with the fam, look no further!
We’ve rounded up the top family friendly restaurants to book in South Bank this December and you’re going to want to take note…
Looking to lock in an early Christmas celebration with the extended fam this month? Embers have got you covered! Offering a drool-worthy selection of refined Modern Australian eats for the adults, alongside a simple yet tasty menu for the little ones (hello pan-fried gnocchi in Napoli sauce), Embers is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. They’ll also be open right up until Christmas Eve!
Overlooking the iconic Streets Beach, Southbeach is the perfect spot for an early, laid-back dinner with the fam! Serving up a delicious menu of smaller bites, burgers and mains, alongside a killer selection of beers and cocktails, they’ve got dishes for all dietaries. Imagine crispy bangalow pork belly bites with sticky plum sauce, a crispy pork katsu sando, spicy chicken and prawn laksa, and so much more! Not to mention their dedicated kid’s menu where all meals come with a drink and an ice cream…
3. Barbossa Bar
When chasing a casual (and delicious!) spot for a family-friendly feed, you can’t go past Barbossa Bar! The masters of soulful, Caribbean-inspired eats, their menu features everything from fresh ceviche and spicy cauliflower balls to loaded buffalo chicken pizza and Barbados beef curry. Also offering a selection of easy bites for the kids, this is will forever be one of our top recommendations for families in South Bank.
Name one child that doesn’t like pasta, we’ll wait… but seriously, we’re convinced that VICI is always a hit with the entire family. Boasting a popular menu of classic Italian eats, complete with fresh wood-fired pizzas, gooey truffle burrata, saucy pastas (the prawn and crab linguine is a must), beautifully cooked meats and a selection of sweet desserts, you’ll be drooling before you’ve even ordered. They also offer a dedicated kid’s menu – what more could you want?!
5. South Bank Beer Garden
This December, take advantage of South Bank Beer Garden’s amazing open-air venue with a relaxed dinner booking for the whole crew! Serving plenty of ice-cold beers, cocktails, juicy steaks and mains for the adults (personal shout out to the BG classic beef burger with smoked bacon, cos lettuce, tomato, cheese, pickles, hickory smoked onion jam and rosemary sea salt chips), alongside a separate menu for the minis, locking in a pre-Christmas feast with the fam has never been easier…
Want to keep family dinner quick and casual this month? Make Nando's the go-to! With no-fuss, delicious meals to keep the kids smiling, and a tasty, chicken laden menu for the rest of the crew, satisfaction is pretty much guaranteed. Trust us, you won't be able to resist one of their mixed chicken platters with a side of their signature peri-peri chips...
7. Riverside Café & Bar
New kids on the block, Riverside Café and Bar, have quickly become one of our top recommendations for family-friendly dining! Located adjacent to the Riverside Green Playground, their all-day menu is proving to be an absolute hit. Think beautiful breakfasts (we're looking at you chilli chorizo omelette), relaxed mains and casual eats for the kids. Their venue is also licensed to serve alcoholic beverages!