The is so much to explore in Macau! To make sure everybody is fueled for adventure, you need to keep the troops fed. To help with this, Little Steps have brought together the best family restaurants. We have had a nibble of this and a sip of that, sampling the delights of Macau. So come this way to discover our guide to the best eateries for adults and kids alike. Enjoy some food for thought!
Head to the Feast at the Londoner Macau for a lavish family-friendly buffet. It's a market-style, interactive all-day restaurant with a lively, fun, and family-friendly atmosphere. Offering an international menu and a grilled cuisine that highlights Asian, Portuguese and Macanese delights. Kids will adore the vast sweet section that has a myriad of colorful cupcakes, tarts, and other delightful desserts! Make sure to take a tour of the Londoner Macau, where you can see the UK's themed highlights, such as Big Ben, the classic red double-decker bus and more!
Feast, Level 1, Sheraton Grand Macao, The Londoner Macao, Estrada do Istmo. s/n, Macau, China +853 8113 1200, https://www.feastmacao.com/
You cannot visit Macau without trying one of the famous pork buns found all over the city. The thick-cut pork chop is deliciously marinated and fried to perfection and then stuffed between the crisp yet chewy toasted Portuguese buns, a simple yet winner combo! One of the most famous restaurants that serve these delicious signature buns is Tai Lei Loi Kei, which has been around since the '90s and can be found in the lovely Taipa Village.
Tai Lei Loi Kei, 35 Ashley Street, Taipa Village, Macau, China, +853 2882 7150, www.taipavillagemacau.com/directory/cafe-dai-lei-loi-kei/
As the name suggests, this is a restaurant that welcomes families to enjoy their traditional Macanese and Portuguese dishes. The colorful restaurant is situated in Taipa Village and offers a vast menu of sharing platters that will appeal to even the pickiest of eaters. They also have a great wine selection and super friendly staff to help you navigate the extensive menu!
La Famiglia, 76 R. dos Clerigos, Taipa Village, Macau, China, +853 2857 6131, www.taipavillagemacau.com/la-famiglia/
For some poolside lunching or dining, check out Splash at the Four Seasons Macau. Expect quality service and welcoming staff, and the best thing is that you do not have to be a hotel guest to enjoy this poolside restaurant. Children will love the menu that features juicy burgers, delicious tacos and unique desserts.
Splash, Estrada da Baia de Nossa Senhora da Esperanca, Macao, China, +853 8112 8343, https://www.fourseasons.com/macau/dining/restaurants/splash/
Lotus Palace is an award-winning Cantonese/Chinese restaurant, having won T. Dining Best Restaurant 2021 by Hong Kong Tatler and many more! The restaurant is set within The Parisian Macao and has a stunning decor of deep red chairs and large golden chandeliers. The menu features classic dim-sum to a premium seafood hotpot and braised short ribs. It's also a great place for a date night, you can check out their tasting menu to get the full experience! The restaurant is a favorite among locals and tourists alike.
Lotus Palace, The Parisian Macao, Estrada do Istmo, Cotai, Macau, China, +853 8118 8822, email@example.com, www.parisianmacao.com/macau-restaurants/lotus-palace.html
A trip to Macau without a Portuguese-influenced egg tart? Sacrilege! No one should leave Macau without trying these sweet delights. For the very best, visit the original Lord Stow’s Bakery, where the now-world-famous Portuguese-style egg tart was born. Absolutely delicious! And if you are traveling from Hong Kong, the two are very different. A perfect opportunity for the kids to compare and contrast. A kid favorite for sure!
Lord Stow's Bakery, 1 Rua da Tassara, Coloane Town Square, Macau, China +853 2888 2534, http://www.lordstow.com/.
If you’re looking for scrumptious, wholesome, homemade food, this is one place you’ve just got to try. Staff are super friendly and will suggest food choices to suit you and your family. The walls are adorned with football paraphernalia, so it’s definitely one for the boys too! It’s also close to the Cotai strip, making it a perfect place for exploring. This place does get quite busy, always better to make a reservation and their day off is on Tuesdays.
O SANTOS - Comida Portuguesa Restaurant, 20 Rua do Cunha, Taipa, Macau, China, http://www.osantoscomidaportuguesa.com/pt/inicio/.
A trip to Macau is never complete without grabbing a bite to eat at Fernando's. Lucky for mom and dad, there is plenty of outdoor space for the kids to run around in while you enjoy a fresh Sangria. Take a cruise on the Hac Sa beach next door, or hit the playground across the street with the children. This restaurant does not take reservations, keep that in mind when catching the ferry. Last orders are at 9.30 pm, and we recommend the African chicken!
Fernando's Restaurant, 9 Praia de Hac Sa, Macau, China, +853 882264, http://www.fernando-restaurant.com/
Over twenty years in operation and a favorite Italian restaurant for local families. The enormous outdoor terrace overlooks the quiet Cheoc Van Beach and is next door to a fantastic public swimming pool. La Gondola is a great place to fuel up with an authentic Italian slice of pizza after a long swim with the kids.
La Gondola, Estrada de Cheoc Van, Coloane, Macau, +853 2888 0156, Facebook Page
A favorite for weekend family dining with an excellent outdoor BBQ. Aside from the guitar-shaped pool, there are private cabanas and a beach volleyball court. This is a fantastic day out by the pool with the family whilst enjoying awesomely shaken cocktails and fresh juices for the kids. Be sure to call ahead to make reservations.
Wave Pool Bar and Grill, 3/F, City of Dreams, Cotai, Macau, https://www.cityofdreamsmacau.com/en/dine/bars-cafes/wave
A classic spot for lunch or dinner, serving up affordable Portuguese delights in an old-world setting. There are over 70 dishes to choose from, so even the pickiest eater will have plenty of options. This restaurant serves lovely fish dishes and finger-licking shellfish mains. The 'Serradura' is a dessert that you simply must try. It is a milk and cream pudding with crumbled biscuits on top, a dessert that would make any child smile from ear to ear. It’s the perfect stop for food after a visit to the Temple of A-Ma. Reservations recommended.
A Lorcha, 289 Rua Do Almirante Serigo, Macau, +853 2831 3193, http://www.alorcha.com/en/home/
If you can escape from your kid clan, plan a Michelin-starred date lunch, whether it is with your hubby, the girls, or a well-deserved fine dining lunch with just you and a magazine. Robuchon Au Dome has one of the most reasonably priced lunches for a three-Michelin-starred restaurant! Top value for fantastic food with a stunning view!
Robuchon Au Dome, 3/F, Lisboa Tower, Lisboa Hotel, 2-4 Avenida de Lisboa, Macau, China +853 2837 7666, https://www.grandlisboahotels.com/en/grandlisboa/dining/robuchon-au-dome.
A family-friendly restaurant to enjoy traditional home-style Portuguese food with two locations in Macau. The portions are large and super fresh, and it is an excellent venue for big groups and big families that have big appetites. The first restaurant was started in Old Taipa Village in 1987, so it does have this charming nostalgic feeling to it. If you prefer a more modern setting, look to head over to the new one at Avenida Sir Anders.
Dom Galo, http://galomacau.com/
Taipa Village has enough choices for everyone! Its location is very close to the Cotai strip, wandering through the colorful alleyways that are filled with beautiful churches, traditional Chinese shops and an enormous amount of restaurants that will put a smile on anyone's face. Have a healthy breakfast at the Blissful Carrot, or try the iconic Macau food staples such as a delicious pork chop bun or an egg tart. Click here for more information on where to eat in Taipa Village.
Taipa Village, https://www.taipavillagemacau.com/
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