Top Family-Friendly Restaurants In Joburg

Here are our top Family Friendly restaurants in Joburg.


1. Tres Jolie

For some relaxation and fresh air, take a trip down to Tres Jolie with the family. With beautiful gardens and landscaping, complemented by fountains and water features, this is definitely the place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Kids can enjoy the farmyard where they can feed the animals, have a pony ride, play on the jungle gym, dig in the sandpit and go for a swing, all within watching distance of parents.

For more information, visit their website.

2. River Café

Tranquil, relaxed and the perfect place for a time out from the city, River Café is a lovely spot for a delicious breakfast to start off your day or lunch with family and friends. Either enjoy the fresh air out on their large lawn, or sit out on their undercover deck. And with swings, slides, jungle gyms, a jumping castle, a water slide in the summer and a giant sandpit, the kids are sure to have a blast in the safe, closed off park setting.

For more information, visit their website.

3. Goblin’s Cove, Magaliesburg

For something magical and away from the rush of the city, pay Goblin’s Cove in the Magaliesburg a visit. Kids will love this garden restaurant laid out in a forest setting. The little ones can wander through the beautiful Fairy Grove gardens on the hunt for fairies and goblins, explore an aviary or have tonnes of fun in the play area. This is one of my personal favourite spots if you are out and about in Magalies.

For more information, visit their website.

4. Picolino’s Pizza-A-Ria, Fourways

For a rustic feel and a wonderful atmosphere for parents and children alike, visit Picolino’s Pizza-a-Ria in Fourways. With occasional live events, live sports broadcasts and outdoor thatched lapas, this is the place for the whole family to enjoy. And not forgetting the kid’s entertainment – there is a large play area filled with climbing walls, sandpits, slides, swings, jungle gyms, and they can have the time of their lives go-karting.

For more information, visit their website.

5. Moyo

A great African experience for the whole family! From art and music to cuisine and crafts, everything at Moyo is African-themed. Enjoy some truly South African meals, traditional dancing and attire and African face-painting to get you into the spirit. Kids can play and be creative in the art space provided, learn African dances, listen to stories, and play traditional African games while parents enjoy the atmosphere.

For more information, visit their website.

5. Bambanani

Bambanani is all about family and food. Enjoy something tasty to eat while having peace of mind, knowing that your kids are safe in the hands of full-time child-minders. There are various kid-centric activities that take place at Bambanini, so check out their website to stay in the know.

For more information, visit their website.

6. Gia’s On Montrose

Gia’s on Montrose is the perfect spot to take the kids and indulge in something tasty while you’re there. There is a jungle gym on site to keep the little ones occupied, plus, the lush surrounds are perfect for family outings – who wouldn’t like being surrounded by nature? Try one of their old school homemade burgers … you won’t be sorry!

For more information, visit their website.

7. Delta Café

Situated in the stunning Delta Park, Delta Café is a great spot to grab a bite to eat or simply enjoy a steaming cup of coffee while being surrounded by nature, breathing in the fresh air. Bring the kids along … they’re more than welcome to play in the lush surrounds.

For more information, visit their website.

8. A Churrasqueira

A Churrasqueira is an authentic Portuguese restaurant in the south. They’ve fully equipped with a kid’s play area, complete with a jungle gym and race track! They also serve Magnum milkshakes, which are to-die-for. Enjoy a tasty seafood dish and rest easy, knowing your kids are having a great time.

For more information, visit their website.

By Kim Brown

Remember that our “Top Picks” are not paid for and are compiled at the discretion of the journalist. We only write about what we love.

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