What are your main considerations when eating out with your kids in tow? Is it just the kids’ menu or the ambience? The truth is, eating out with potentially boisterous kids requires for an uneventful experience, which basically means keeping them entertained and occupied enough to keep them from throwing a tantrum in the middle of spaghetti. Here are some restaurants that provide activities for your children with delicious food picks to boot!
If you want to engage your kid in a little chemistry (or at least interest him in paying a bit more attention in science class), perhaps experiencing Bubba Lab’s unique mix of aesthetics, concepts, and kid-friendly food will help you give him or her a subtle nudge in the right direction. With its quirky science laboratory theme, kids will get a kick out of drinking their s’mores frappes straight out of beakers. They can also have fun figuring out what to order from their periodic table style menu. Bubba Lab is brewing the right blend of fun and delectable food picks at Marikina City.
Who can resist having a Little Bullet Train That Could bring your Japanese food straight to your table? Kids will surely love sliding into a booth at Genki Sushi, ordering via a touch screen device, waiting for the train to deliver their plates, and pressing the blinking button to send the train back into the kitchen! For kids that love their tempura and Japanese fried chicken karaage, this is the place to go to when you find yourselves at SM Aura. They also have branches at Bonifacio Stopover, SM City North EDSA, Ayala Malls the 30th, and U.P. Town Center.
A wizarding world awaits you at The Nook Café. Kids can enjoy creating moustaches by sipping legit-tasting Butterbeer at this Harry Potter inspired café in Maginhawa Street, Quezon City. They can occupy themselves by trying on different wizarding robes and sorting themselves in either the Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, or Slytherin house. Hogwarts fans can also play around with broomsticks and brooms as they figure out what kind of magic spells they can cast upon you! Accio, menu!
It’s hard to keep kids entertained while you’re waiting for the food to arrive, but that won’t be the case at Onboard Game + Gastro Pub located at Circuit Makati. The entire concept of Onboard revolves around kid-friendly games like “Pie Face” (which can be tamed down by using powder instead of cream), board games like the timeless Monopoly (and many new ones too), trivia-based games like Cards Against Humanity, and even classic ones like Pickup Sticks! They also have game nights facilitated by a game master for a more interactive experience. Otherwise, you could keep the competition all in the family while you munch on chicken wings and gooey five-cheese baked penne.
The search for the mythical unicorn will be over once you head to Maginhawa Street in Teacher’s Village, Quezon City where Rainbow Dreams Café can be found. Your little girl will go crazy with the splash of colors all throughout the café, and might just have too much fun picking out her food from the rainbow-themed food items on the menu. The best part is that they can dress up in fuzzy onesies as unicorns and take selfies at the photo wall area. They can also play with unicorn toys that can be found all throughout the café.
With more and more kids getting into the Korean pop culture vibe, they will surely be thrilled to eat inside a Korean restaurant designed to look like a funky train! While the whole family gets their fill of the traditional Korean fare, kids can also play around at a toy area where they can get capsule trinkets for cheap, and play a claw machine to their hearts’ content. For kids that are fascinated with things that go “choo-choo”, they will surely enjoy taking an express trip into Seoul Train Korean BBQ, located at Sgt. Esguerra Avenue, near Timog Avenue in Quezon City.