Child friendly restaurants

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I got this photo from Piccolo Mondo in MidValley, just next to Toys R Us and Madam Kwan’s.

My children were looking for pasta and spaghetti and hence, Picolo Mondo seems to be convenient stop.

I must say that Piccolo Mondo is one of those few restaurants that is sensitive to the needs of a young family. They provide Bambino (children in Italian) menu and even serves in colourful cups, plates and cutleries.

Most of the restaurants that I visited usually overlook this very important point. Many of them have tiles or other hard type of floor and hence, dropping a plate means disaster.

The next restaurant I visited while in KL that has children in mind are The Marche at The Curve. The Marche even has a section for families with young children where they provide colourful chairs and tables. There was also a small play area where the kids can roam in.

Restaurateurs ought to take care of these little touches because in my opinion, couples with young children usually have a higher spending power as they are at the peak of their career. Hence, why not tapped into catering for them? Moreover, they are not likely to hang around the place, taking up valuable spaces as they are on the run most of the time.

Do share other favourite places of your where children are welcome.

Post Author: Lilian

Food, travel, recipes. Chinese Malaysian, blogger, photographer and writer.

6 thoughts on “Child friendly restaurants

    boo_licious

    (August 16, 2005 - 7:22 pm)

    Not that I have kids but 3 places that I know that’s quite child friendly:

    1) Marmalade at Mont Kiara – they have a play area within the restaurant for kids.

    2) and 3) Chilis and TGIF – kids eat for free and they get colouring pencils and etc. I’m not too sure if Chilis let the kids eat for free but I know there’s a kid menu. Sometimes I order from there and they give me a lot of hoo hah abt it.

    Kerfy

    (August 16, 2005 - 8:39 pm)

    as a kid, i loved LOVED trips to Ikea. Hours in the ball room playing pirates or alligator huntors…brilliant. when they opened ikea in kl, i tried to get into the ball room but they wouldn’t let me in. Heightists… *sob sob sob*

    babe_kl

    (August 17, 2005 - 8:30 am)

    yes and there are plenty of places in KL dat r quite child frenly. brass ladle in damansara perdana hv play corner too.

    domesticgoddess

    (August 17, 2005 - 3:09 pm)

    Most of the restaurants in Singapore are quite children-friendly (i.e. they provide crayons or colour pencils and some papers with drawings to keep the children occupied while waiting for food). In Malaysia hardly come across such restaurants.

    As for the fork shown in the photo, you can get them from Ikea. Very colourful, comes in 4 different colours.

    Shooi

    (August 28, 2006 - 5:07 pm)

    Was at Taiwan Kocha @ Burmah road. THey also provide colorful plates & cutleries.

    There is a restaurant at Pekaka Sq (Sg Dua) that has child size tables, menus, playground, life size cartoon statues. Even a stage for kids to sing karaoke (i think). Never been in there but can see fr outside. Looks like a fun place for kids.

    mom2one

    (September 1, 2006 - 9:10 am)

    This may be a bit far, but one of the best kid friendly place i know at the Jaya Jusco shopping mall in Klang. There’s a Secret REcipe in a clothes store called “Voir” and there’s a mini “kidsport” (FOC) just right beside the tables. you can actually eat while watching out for your kids.

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