Are you looking to find the best kid friendly restaurants on the Gold Coast? You’ve come to the right place.

We’ve compiled a list of the Gold Coast’s best kid friendly restaurants, cafes and pubs. From Broadbeach restaurants to Surfers Paradise restaurants to Burleigh restaurants, we’ll make sure that your breakfast, lunch or dinner on the Gold Coast will be kid friendly whether you are looking for a buffet or a la carte.

These are amazing Gold Coast restaurants!

We’ve listed restaurants, cafes and pubs in these locations:

  • Byron Bay
  • Tweed Heads
  • Coolangatta
  • Currumbin
  • Burleigh Heads
  • Robina
  • Mermaid Beach
  • Broadbeach
  • Northcliffe
  • Surfers Paradise
  • Southport
  • Mt Nathan
  • Helensvale
  • Coomera

Byron Bay

As we begin to look at the top Gold Coast restaurants, here is our list of kid friendly Byron Bay restaurants.

Hogs Breath Café Byron Bay

We all know the classic Hogs Breath Café. It’s a family favourite sure to please all eaters, fussy or not. It comes with colouring-in, a kids menu, and puzzles for the kids. With delicious food, this restaurant is a crowd pleaser.

The Farm

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This is a Gold Coast restaurant that kids and adults will enjoy alike. You’ll hear the kids screaming, ‘5 more minutes’! It has a massive playground, live animals to pet, and, for the adults, there is local produce and 56 craft beers.

The Farm, located just outside Byron Bay, encourages visitors to visit the farm and see where most of the food on the menu was grown. You can see our review here.

Earth ‘n’ Sea Pizza

Kids typically LOVE pizza (I do too), and Earth ‘n’ Sea isn’t any pizza, so it will please most people. All pizzas are made with a wholemeal base. You can also order a large pizza for the family to share. The bonus? There are crayons and colouring in while you are waiting for your meal.

Top Shop

Need somewhere where the kids (and/or you) can eat a delicious meal and run around after. Perhaps eat breakfast and watch the morning surfers go out to the beach. Get it all as takeaway and watch the surfers on the beach live in action.

Byron Beach Café

Located along Clarks Beach on Lawson St, the Byron Beach Café serves up simple foods, such as granola or yogurt, along with the more classic eggs. Of course, there is also a kids menu. If you’re not up early, then you can grab lunch or takeaway instead.

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Kid Friendly Restaurants On The Gold Coast

Tweed Heads

Star Buffet at Seagulls

Star Buffet at Seagulls is a great value gourmet buffet offering Australian, Asian and European cuisine with over 100 dishes served daily including sushi, roast duck, BBQ pork plus a tempting array of desserts. Star Buffet has specials Monday to Thursday (see below).

Located upstairs next to Tabatinga – their indoor playcentre, which you MUST check out in this review.

Coolangatta

Now we move on to the best kid friendly Coolangatta Restaurants.

Hogs Breath Café Coolangatta

We all know the classic Hogs Breath Café. It’s a family favourite sure to tempt all eaters, fussy or not. It comes with colouring-in, a kids menu, and puzzles for the kids. With delicious food, this restaurant is a crowd pleaser.

Kirra Beach Hotel

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We love this lunch and dinner choice for families. With staters, salads, mains, burgers, wraps, and much more. Located on Miles St and open 10am – Late. It has something for everyone.

Zest Coffee Tugun

Zest Coffee, Café and Catering is a vibrant Café nestled in the heart of the beautiful beachside village of Tugun on the southern end of the Gold Coast. They are popular amongst the locals and tourists alike for our all day breakfast and lunch menu that appeals to all tastes and different dietary requirements.

Currumbin

As we keep moving throughout the best kid friendly Gold Coast restaurants. Here are the best kid friendly restaurants in Currumbin.

Dune Café

Dune Café is situated in the Palm Beach Parklands, overlooking the beautiful Currumbin Lagoon. Open daily from 6:30am, they offer a generous selection of breakfast and lunch options with a focus on using fresh and locally sourced produce. They also cater for the kids. They are the winners of the most kid friendly restaurant on the Gold Coast, as voted by the Gold Coast.

Currumbin RSL

The Currumbin RSL isn’t just a restaurant. Once you and your kids have devoured the meal, you can book the tennis court, watch a show, book the sound lounge. To be honest, not all of this is best for kids, but the food is awesome!

Burleigh Heads

The best Burleigh Heads restaurants.

Harry’s Steak, Bistro and Bar – Burleigh Heads

This is some of the best food you will ever eat, and I mean EVER! The menu has so many options it would be impossible to list them all (somehow Harry’s managed to).

They offer a wide variety of meals for the kids too. There is live music on and off and drinks are served nonstop. An amazing meal and wonderful experience.

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Mermaid Beach

Swim, Eat, Nap, Eat, Swim Repeat. Mermaid Beach is jam packed of kid friendly restaurants.

BSKT

Not everyone will know a lot about this restaurant, but I can tell you it’s an amazing place for kids, foodies, adults, and anyone else. With a huge variety of food, big and small, BSKT will fail to disappoint.

Mermaid Beach Surf Club

Who wouldn’t want to go to the Mermaid Beach Surf Club? It offers a HUGE variety of food, with wonderful sea views and breeze. This is an amazing kid friendly restaurant Mermaid Beach.

Outback Jack’s Mermaid Beach

Outback Jack’s is one of the best kid friendly places on the Gold Coast. It serves food perfectly and can display the classic of Gold Coast food, with an amazing atmosphere. The kids play area is great and is overall an amazing kid friendly restaurant.

Comuna Cantina – Pacific Fair Shopping Centre

Comuna Cantina is a Latin street food inspired cantina located in the resort precinct of Pacific Fair, offering a range of fresh and unique tacos, pinchos, arepas, tortas and churrasco; as well as a bar serving a full range of cocktails, tap beer, wine and coffee. Already sound awesome!

Broadbeach

As we move the best kid friendly Broadbeach restaurants, the food and service is getting better and better (not that the previous restaurants weren’t good enough).

Hogs Breath Café Broadbeach

We all know the classic Hogs Breath Café. It’s a family favourite sure to please all eaters, fussy or not. It comes with colouring-in, a kids menu, and puzzles for the kids. With delicious food, this restaurant is a crowd pleaser.

Northcliffe

We have one Northcliffe family restaurant, but if you have more, let us know in the comments below.

Northcliffe Surf Club

Who wouldn’t want to go to the Northcliffe Surf Club? It offers a HUGE variety of food, with wonderful sea views and breeze. This is an amazing kid friendly restaurant Northcliffe Beach.

Surfers Paradise

Here are some of the best Surfers Paradise restaurants. Of course, they are all kid friendly too.

Waves Seafood Buffet

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Soaring above the sweeping golden beaches of Surfers Paradise is the Waves Seafood Buffet, Voco Hotel, a stylish contemporary retreat with every comfort provided for guests. The hotel boasts an array of facilities to enjoy including a day spa and hairdresser, two pools and a gymnasium.

There is also a cafe, bar area with Social House, Clifford’s Grill & Lounge, Waves Buffet Restaurant that offers hungry diners an extensive all-you-can-eat buffet of colourful cuisines from across the globe. Grab a discount to their seafood buffet right here.

Pancakes in Paradise

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Pancakes in Paradise is affordable dining in the heart of Surfers Paradise, a great family restaurant that offers inexpensive meals, ranging from pancakes to sweet or savory crepes, lights meals and coffee.

Govindas Surfers Paradise

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Govindas Surfers Paradise is an iconic restaurant that offers folks on the Gold Coast a wide variety of vegetarian dishes served all-you-can-eat buffet style. Families seeking meat-free meals will be overwhelmed with choice including treats like mango lassi, basmati rice, potato bake, samosas and lasagna. You can choose either dining in or take away.

Montezuma’s Surfers Paradise

Montezuma’s Surfers Paradise has been operating for over 20 years. A Gold Coat icon, Montezuma’s has won Restaurant and Caterers Awards for Best Ethnic Restaurant, as well as being voted Best Mexican Restaurant on the Gold Coast by Radio SeaFM listeners.

Within walking distance of Cavill Mall and the Sufers Paradise nightlife, Montezuma’s provides a colourful and lively atmosphere, with indoor and outdoor a la carte dining. An amazing restaurant, great for families with kids, with great service and atmosphere.

Hogs Breath Café Surfers Paradise

We all know the classic Hogs Breath Café. It’s a family favourite sure to please all eaters, fussy or not. It comes with colouring-in, a kids menu, and puzzles for the kids. With delicious food, this restaurant is a crowd pleaser.

Hurricane’s Grill

Hurricane’s Grill offers amazing food and sea views. It’s impossible to not want and go here! The food, atmosphere, views. This is an amazing Surfers Paradise Restaurant.

Misono Japanese Steak House (Marriott)

An amazing experience for kids, is to watch someone cooking their meal in an unique and special way. Teppanyaki is an fun way to do this. It’s at the Marriott Gold Coast and kids will love it!

Southport

Here are the top kid friendly restaurants in Southport.

Outback Jack’s Southport

Outback Jack’s is one of the best kid friendly places on the Gold Coast. It serves food perfectly and is a classic of Gold Coast food, with an amazing atmosphere. This is overall an wonderful kid friendly restaurant.

Diva Tea and Coffee – Marina Mirage

Impossible to not love the atmosphere here next to the water feature and lots of greenery. The coffee and iced teas  are just perfect. Breakfast is always spot on and other meals delicious too. A good choice of places to eat with kids.

Mt Nathan

Here is our one and only kid friendly Mt Nathan restaurant. If you find anymore, let us know below.

The Historic Rivermill

The Historic Rivermill is an outing out of Brisbane- about an hour’s drive south from the CBD and is a really kid friendly place to be. The wide open space, the close proximity to the river, and the animals to feed will keep the little diners happy, while you can relax over a coffee and cake, breakfast or lunch.  After something to eat, and checking out the animals, head on down to the river where you can feed the turtles, and skip some stones- it’s a beautiful spot!

Helensvale

Here is our best kid friendly Helensvale restaurant.

The Rusty Putter Restaurant

Beautiful patio / lanai dining with lake and golf course view. Prices and portions are fair. Food is amazing. The outside seating is just spectacular. Overlooking the 18th green. Nice breeze, beautiful scenery, and a meal and drinks. What more could one ask for? And if you ever get the chance, the Prime Rib melts in your mouth. Super kid friendly.

Coomera

The best kid friendly restaurants in Coomera are here!

The Boathouse Tavern

The Boathouse Tavern is an amazing kid friendly restaurant. It has a watery scenery with boats hanging around too. If your youngster loves boats, this is the kid friendly place to go.

Luv A Coffee

This is your typical café. Serves great food with wonderful staff and atmosphere. Great for the kids too. Luv it!

Thank you for viewing this. I hoped it helped. If you have any restaurants you think we should add, let us know below.