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Ten Awesome Kid-Friendly Eating Spots At Darling Harbour

We know what it’s like – you sit down for a nice meal, but the kids just aren’t having it. The dishes aren’t for them, the décor seems stuffy, and having to stay quiet is sooooo tedious. What started off as a nice meal for everyone turns sour as the kids get fidgety and you get grumpy.

Stress no more. There are plenty of amazing kid-friendly places in Darling Harbour that will keep the kids happy and the adults free from stress.


Taste the world

Pakwaan Indian

Situated conveniently in Harbourside Shopping Centre, Pakwaan Indian serves a feast of delicious home-style Indian food with enough variety for every type of palette – including the kids’ more delicate tastebuds. Gluten-free and nut-free curries are available in different levels of heat including mild, so kids can enjoy the flavours of India.

Umi Sushi+ Udon

Head to Umi Sushi + Udon to take the kids to visit the streets of Tokyo without leaving Darling Harbour. Sit and watch the fun sushi train go by, and choose from over 100 different types of traditional and creative sushi and freshly made Japanese Sanuki-style udon.

Nok Nok Thai Eating House

From classic Thai dishes to Bangkok-style bites, Nok Nok Thai Eating House serves up tasty Thai food for all ages. Offering a range of classics, here you can find family-style fare as well as small bites for smaller mouths, inspired by Bangkok street food.

Vesta Italian

Show the family the taste of Roma with fresh, modern Italian dishes at Vesta Italian. Vesta offers a warm and relaxed atmosphere, with yummy pastas and awesome wood-fired pizzas, perfect for kids to enjoy.


Treats for the sweet tooth

Andersen’s of Denmark

Fresh, award-winning Danish ice cream made daily from pure fresh cream – could it get much better? How about if we drop in a spectacular view as well? For a perfect afternoon, order a round of Andersen’s of Denmark‘s famous waffle cone sundaes and enjoy them right on the water’s edge.


Mövenpick’s famous Swiss ice cream is enough to make any kid behave. It’s also incredibly tasty, so young and old can enjoy its rainbow of ice cream flavours – all made using natural ingredients and no artificial additives or colours.

Pancakes on the Rocks

The name is an obvious clue, but if you haven’t worked it out – there’s stacks and stacks of pancakes at Pancakes on the Rocks. Try the Devil’s Delight (chocolate pancakes with strawberries, cream, chocolate ice cream and drizzled with chocolate sauce), a Strawberry Patch (buttermilk pancakes with fresh strawberries, cream, vanilla ice cream and strawberry coulis) or go for a classic, with Nutella and roasted hazelnuts.


Lunch and a lesson

Yots Café

Dive down 20,000 leagues under the sea at the Australian National Maritime Museum to learn all about the secrets of the briny deep – and the history of its exploration – then head over to Yots Café for a bit to eat. With its fun underwater theme, Yots Café offers relaxed, open-air cafe dining and spectacular views of Darling Harbour.

Danieli Café

Sometimes the best lessons are the ones we teach ourselves, and for kids, that’s done through play. Danieli Café sits on the edge of the Darling Harbour Children’s Playground, perfect for an easy and healthy snack between rounds of fun on the world class play equipment.

Wharf Kitchen

Find out all about our fishy friends at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, then settle in for a yummy snack at Wharf Kitchen. There are fantastic meal deals including healthy food options like sandwiches, wraps, salads and juice. And, for any little sharky boys or girls, they also do fish and chips.

Visit www.darlingharbour.com for more great family friendly places to eat!

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