Are you planning to take a break and go for dining with your family? However, the idea of taking kids out for a meal can be daunting for parents of fussy eaters. You may be scared of people judging you as your kids walk around making noise. You may feel embarrassed if your kid pills the drink or plays music on dishes. Considering these situations, going to dine out with your kids can be a tough job.
However, it doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun, dining out with your babies. If you are in Doha, you can choose a kid-friendly restaurant with dedicated play areas and a special children’s menu.
Here are the best kid-friendly restaurants in Doha where your kids stay entertained under the supervision of the restaurant’s staff, while parents can enjoy their good food.
Pizza Express is kids’ favourite because this restaurant lets them be a pizza chef for the day. The chefs at the restaurant create exclusive jaw-dropping pizza recipes, such as the light Leggera, the Original Classic, and the authentic Romana in an open kitchen. Their menu also includes pasta, antipasti, salads, and desserts.
After tasting pizzas, kids can done a specially designed apron, a cap, and get ready to make their own pizza in the kitchen under the supervision of a chef. Kids love it and when their handmade pizza comes to the table; the little chef feels pride and joy.
Saturday to Wednesday: 11 am to 11 pm
Thursday: 11 am to 12 am
Friday: 12:45pm to 12am
Address: Landmark Mall, Al Shamal Road, Gharaffa, Doha, Qatar
Contact: +974 4488 5067
California Tortilla is one of the best kid-friendly restaurants in Doha. This Mexican food restaurant serves fresh, healthy and scrumptious tacos, quesadillas, burritos, nachos, salads, desserts, beverages and plenty of other menu items. This great family restaurant comes complete with a “Piñata Playhouse” playroom featured with soft foam tiles, slides and a big glass allowing parents can keep an eye on their kids. Primarily designed for kids aged five or below, older kids also hand around the playroom. There are a table and two benches where kids can enjoy attractive foods served at California Tortilla.
Saturday to Wednesday - 11:00 to midnight
Thursday- 11:00 to 01:00
Friday- 13:00 to 01:00
Address: P Near Radisson Blu signal, on C-Ring Road, and Mall 01, Ain Khaled, Doha, Qatar
Contact: +974 4434-4144
Cool de Sac
Designed to cater to the entertainment of the whole family, Cool de Sac is the perfect place for food and entertainment. Parents can have their food in Bistro Cool while kids get engaged in a number of creative and interactive activities. From painting faces to typing on smocks and taking off shoes of toddlers, the staff at the restaurant takes full care of the kids allowing parents to enjoy their meals and conversations.
The kids-friendly activities include computer and videos games, face painting, dress up, and arts and crafts. The all with pods have LEGO bricks that allow kids to design their own creations. The rubber flooring is soft and safe for little ones to play on. There is a special menu for kids that include soups, salad, pizza, pasta, burgers and dishes from the grill. A variety of fresh juices and desserts is also available.
Saturday to Wednesday: 10 pm -11 pm
Thursday: 10am - 1am
Friday: 1pm - 1am
Address: Andalucia Way, Building B12, Doha, Qatar
Contact: +974 4437 8422
With two dining and two play areas, IKEA makes a perfect restaurant for families. Småland, the free, supervised indoor play area is on the first floor. It has no official age limits, though children must be taller than 95 cm and smaller than 130 cm. After parents fill a simple form, children are provided with a numbered bib and can then be left, supervised by IKEA staff, for ninety minutes. Activities include colouring, crafts, a large ball pi, a number of wooden toys and a play kitchen area.
The restaurant on the second floor has many high chairs, plastic plates and cutlery and even a microwave and bottle warmer for preparing baby food. Kids can play with toys in two mini play pods in the dining area. The menu offers food for both parents and children, including fruits, salads, pastries, plus daily specials such as lamb chops or salmon steaks. For children, IKEA favourites are Swedish meatballs and chicken nuggets.
Sunday to Wednesday - 09:00 to 22:00
Thursday - 09:00 to 23:00
Friday - 08:00 to 11:30 and 13:00 to 23:00
Saturday - 08:00 to midnight
Address: Al Shamal Road, Al Daayen Municipality, Doha, Qatar
Contact: +974 4406-2555
Whether you are looking for a great family breakfast, lunch or dinner, Chef’s Garden provides all. This restaurant follows the ‘farm-to-table’ concept and prides in serving dishes cooked using freshest herbs and vegetables grown in their own garden. They use organic produce from local farms.
There is a dedicated play area for kids, called Kid Zone. Although babies and infants should play in the Kid Zone with their parents or guardians, the hotel staff takes to care of older children while their parents enjoy their meals. The Kid Zone is a soft and safe play area with lots of fun and creative activities for kids.
Sunday to Thursday: 07:00-22:00
Friday and Saturday: 07:00-11:00 and 12:30-22:00
Address: Marwan Club, Gate 7 off Al Shaqab Street, Education City, Doha, Qatar
Contact: +974 4409-5041
Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl–Doha
Located on a private five-star island within The Pearl, Marsa Malaz Kempinski has a dedicated children’s playroom where kids enjoy doing arts and crafts, playing Wii or watching movies. The playroom is near the Sawa restaurant, making it easy for parents to dine together and supervise their kids.
Sunday to Wednesday: 09:00 to 13:00 and 14:00-18:00
Thursday: 09:00 to 13:00 and 14:00-22:00
Friday and Saturday: 08:00 to 20:00
Address: Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pear, Doha, Qatar
Contact: +974 4035-5011
So if you are planning a wonderful dine out with your family, don’t worry about these kid-friendly restaurants in Doha.