The outdoor lawn and dining area at Marina Bar and Cafe

Your guide to Sydney School Holiday dining

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Planning on dining out over the school holidays? We know how important it is to find venues that not only serve up great food to satisfy even the fussiest of eaters, but also a great atmosphere to keep the kids entertained. 

Check out our selection of kid-friendly Sydney restaurants that are perfect for your school holiday outings! Want more options? Simply open TheFork app and use our 'Family Friendly' filter to search the best options near you. 

Marina Cafe and Bar, Cockatoo Island

The outdoor lawn and dining area at Marina Bar and Cafe

Looking to see the sights of Sydney by water? Why not catch the ferry over to Cockatoo Island and treat the kids to a day out exploring this historic location. Book in lunch at Marina Cafe and Bar and relax with a beverage or coffee in the beer garden complete with giant lawn games. 

Milky Lane, Crows Nest

The vibrant interior at Milky Lane in Crows Nest

Who can resist the call of juicy burgers, crazy shakes and jaw-dropping desserts? With various locations around Sydney, Milky Lane is the ultimate place to treat yourself and the family with an indulgent dining experience! With vibrant interiors and a vibey soundtrack to complement your meal, eating out at Milky Lane is fun from start to finish. 

Criniti's, Darling Harbour 

The outside of Criniti's Darling Harbour

Darling Harbour is a mecca for kids - from the sprawling Tumbalong Park Playground and water playground to the Aquarium, Wildlife Sydney Zoo and nearby museums, there’s tonnes to keep the little ones entertained. For that important pre or post-activity fuel up, Criniti’s Darling Harbour is a no brainer. With over 300 menu items, this Italian favourite is sure to have something to suit every taste!

Bau Truong at Harbord Diggers, Freshwater 

The dining room at Bau Truong at Harbord Diggers

With a dedicated kids playspace and stunning ocean views, a day trip the freshly renovated Harbord Diggers on the Northern Beaches is the perfect place to entertain both adults and kids during the school holidays. Bau Truong offers a selection of delicious Vietnamese dishes, perfect for sharing with the whole family. Don’t forget to try the deep fried ice cream at the end!

Opera Kitchen, Sydney 

A pasta dish at Opera Kitchen

There’s nothing more exciting than dining by the Harbour, especially by the iconic Opera House. After a day exploring Circular Quay and The Rocks, take a seat under the sails for simple, fresh food with a view. With a dedicated kids menu, as well as a Bakery, Pasta Bar and Ramen and Poke selection, there’s truly something for every taste. 

Din Tai Fung World Square, Sydney 

A selection of dumplings at Din Tai Fung World Square

A visit to Din Tai Fung World Square is more than just a meal out - it’s a feast! Globally known to serve the world’s tastiest dumplings, Din Tai Fung pairs the freshest ingredients with skill, precision and care. More than just dumplings, tuck into appetisers, noodles, fried rice, soup and wok dishes that are sure to please your tastebuds. Look out for the robot waiters bringing fresh dumplings to your table - sure to be a hit with the little ones!

Butcher and The Farmer, Forest Lodge 

The dining room at Butcher and The Farmer Tramsheds

Located at the entrance of the historic Sydney Tramsheds, Butcher and The Farmer serves up simple, honest and utterly delicious meals, as well as a dedicated kids menu to please the little ones. Jump inside the old tram car that’s been converted into a dining room for a really unique dining experience! With Jubilee Park playground and the Glebe Foreshore just around the corner, there’s plenty to explore nearby after lunch!

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