There are lots of family and kid-friendly restaurants in Hong Kong (see our full guide here), but which ones have dedicated spaces like a playground and/or playroom where your kids can play while you enjoy your meal? We’ve rounded up them up in this handy guide for you!
From play dates to parties, Origami Cafe is the perfect place for little ones to get together for lunch or dinner. As a favorite family-friendly dining hot spot in town, it is specially designed by the world-renowned designer Alan Chan to provide a safe, fun and interactive play and dine environment for kids up to seven. Parents can enjoy their coffee and relax in the cafe area while the little ones are having fun in the play zone and at the first indoor sandpit in town! During sunny days, families can access the rooftop park of Kai Tak Cruise Terminal and enjoy some outdoor fun in this space of 23,000 square meters. More information here!
Opening hours: Weekdays 11:15am-8pm, weekends 10am-9pm
Originally from Taiwan, Mr Tree is a massive indoor play area and cafe/restaurant with two locations in Hong Kong. Their extensive menu features Korean, Taiwanese and Japanese dishes as well as continental ones like spaghetti and meatballs. The playrooms feature a huge ball pit, a race track, slides and much more! Mr Tree also holds special workshops and shows so check their website regularly.
Opening hours: 12pm-9:30pm (Monday-Sunday)
Baumhaus is a firm favorite amongst parents in Hong Kong as a great place for coffee catch-ups. Sip on your latte and enjoy a bite to eat as the kids play nearby in their tree-themed playroom (HK$120 per child).
Opening hours: 9am–6pm (Monday–Sunday)
Baumhaus, 1/F Kar Yau Building, 36-44 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, +852 23215898, https://www.baumhaus.com.hk/
Pizzas, pasta, salads and steaks – there's plenty on the menu at spacious high-end Italian restaurant Meraviglia in Hong Kong Science Park, where kids are more than catered for too, with a range of different play areas set up at the weekends and a bouncy castle and pirate boat during the summer months. They also have a large indoor play area.
Opening hours: 11:30am-1ompm (Monday to Sunday)
Meraviglia, S040, G/F, Lakeside 2, No. 10 Science Park West Avenue, Hong Kong Science Park, Phase 2, Pak Shek Kok, Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong, +852 22107168, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.meraviglia.hk
The buffet brunch at the Garden Lounge of the Murray Hotel has been a well-kept secret for too long. Book their brunch or lunch on Saturdays and Sundays to enjoy child-friendly buffets (they make them low enough for the little ones to be able to pick and choose what they want!) and of course free-flow options for the grown-ups too. Once done, head outside and zoom around on the electric cars on the terrace or head upstairs to the playroom which is fitted with a bouncy castle and lots of toys and games.
Garden Lounge, The Murray Hotel, 22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong, +852 31418888, https://www.niccolohotels.com/
Thanks to its delicious kids menu and wonderful perfectly fitted and padded playroom, Ministry of Mussels is a firm family favorite. While the adults indulge on - you guessed it - mussels and other delicious appetisers, pastas, salads and steaks, the kids can roam free in the playroom after having inhaled their meals. Perfect weekend family outing!
Ministry of Mussels, 3rd Floor, California Tower, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong, +852 28384588, https://ministryofmussels.com/
A favorite in Sai Kung, The Conservatory is a breath of fresh.... omelettes, chia coconut pudding, smoothies, and chocolate banana pancakes. The relaxed indoor-outdoor restaurant sits right on the square (where kids can run wild on the playground) and offers awesome coffee and a healthy breakfast menu for both kids and adults. Highchairs are available. Kid-tested and definitely parent-approved!
The Conservatory, 26 Wan King Path (The square), Sai Kung, +852 2792 1105, www.conservatorysaikung/
If you are an island-lover, then you’ll appreciate Limewood. Award-winning chefs cleverly mix fayre from Hawaii, South America, the Caribbean and South-East Asia centered around barbecued seafood and cured meats. Situated in Repulse Bay, you’ve got some gorgeous views too! After dining, have a wander around the mall, pop to the playground, head to Maggie & Rose, or run off some energy on the beach.
Limewood, The Pulse, Shop 103&104, G/F, 28 Beach Rd, Repulse Bay, +852 2866 8668, www.limewood.hk.
Located on the beachfront in Repulse Bay's The Pulse, families can enjoy authentic Italian delights, from artisan pizzas to eggplant parmigiana while enjoying the sounds of the sea. And, don't miss the tiramisu for dessert, all washed down with a negroni or limoncello infusions made with the freshest lemons direct from Amalfi. For those looking for a fabulous family-friendly dining spot right on the beach where kids can play in the sand or playground while you eat and sip, this is worth the visit!
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