An up to date list of all the best places where kids eat free in Brisbane!
As the cost of eating out continues to rise, the family-restaurant experience is becoming a luxury that many people simply cannot afford on a regular basis. Sure, a children’s meal typically only cost from $9 to $15, but the bill will quickly skyrocket when there are more mouths feed.
However, restaurants and cafes throughout Brisbane are offering a solution through their ever-so-generous ‘Kids Eat Free’ promotions – you just have to know where and when to look.
Not sure where to begin your search for a restaurant, pub or cafe? Don’t worry about it, we’ve done all the heavy lifting for you. Whether you’re heading out for a mid-week bite or a weekend feast, check out our guide below to help find a spot to feed the kids without the need to reach for your wallet.
Places Where Kids Eat Free On Monday
The Gap Tavern
If you’re looking for value on a Monday night, The Gap Tavern has you covered. Kids can choose between favourites such as chicken nuggets, spaghetti bolognese, battered fish, burgers, pizzas, and much more. All meals come with a side dish (chips or mash potato), along with a drink. On any other day, the venue proves to offer good value with meals on the children’s menu costing only $9 each.
Address: 21 Glenquarie Pl, The Gap QLD 4061
On Mondays, children can eat for free from the venue’s bar menu. Kids have the option of a rib fillet, battered flathead, or chicken nuggets. Not to mention, all meals come with a soft drink.
Address: 132 Government Rd, Richlands QLD 4077
Forest Lake Tavern
The Forest Lake Tavern offer their ‘Kids Eat Free’ promotion every Monday with any main meal purchase. To qualify for the deal, children must be a ‘Kid’s Club’ member. Children can choose between popular favourites such as grilled cheeseburgers, fish and chips, chicken nuggets and pizza. All kid’s meals come with a side dish (chips, salad or vegetables), along with a drink.
Address: 245 Forest Lake Blvd, Forest Lake QLD 4078
Saltwater Creek Hotel
Kids eat for free at the Saltwater Creek hotel from 5:30 pm alongside a paying adult. Children have the option to choose between fish cocktails, chicken nuggets, or rib fillets.
Address: 40 Siganto Dr, Helensvale QLD 4212
Places Where Kids Eat Free On Tuesday
Ferny Grove Tavern
With every adult meal purchased at the Ferny Grove Tavern, kids eat dinner for free with the option of steak, chicken nuggets, a cheeseburger or fish and chips. They also have a kids club and indoor kids play area to take advantage of!! Similarly, with many ‘Kids Eat Free’ offers, this offer cannot be coupled with other discounts/ promotions.
Address: 1340 Samford Rd, Ferny Grove QLD 4055
Club Services Ipswich
Available on both Mondays and Tuesdays, kids can eat for free at CSI. With every adult main meal purchased, kids can choose between chicken nuggets, cheeseburgers, ham, and pineapple pizza, fish bites, and spaghetti. To top it off, activity bags are all available to entertain the children. Conditions apply – this promotion cannot be used alongside any other offers.
Address: 5a Lowry St, North Ipswich QLD 4305
Hog’s Breath Cafe
Also available on Mondays and Tuesdays, the Hogs Breath Cafe offers free kid’s meals alongside any main meal purchase. All kid’s meals include a drink and ice-cream. Children have the option of fish, cheeseburgers, steak, pasta, chicken, and much more. This promotion is at participating Hog’s Breath Cafes only. The adult main meal must be at least $20.
Address: You can find your local Hog’s Breath Cafe here.
Places Where Kids Eat Free On Wednesday
To receive a free kid’s meal and a raspberry slushy at Pepe’s Mexican restaurant, you must purchase any dine-in meal valued over $15. Kids can choose between the nachos, a burrito or nuggets, and fries. Any other day, all kid’s meals are only $7 each.
Address: 5/21 Goggs Rd, Jindalee QLD 4073
Albany Creek Tavern
With any paying adult, kids eat lunch and dinner for free every Wednesday at the Albany Creek Tavern. With a wide range available, including chicken parmigiana, battered flathead, and chicken sliders, there’s a little something for everyone. Can’t make it on Wednesday? Alternatively, kid’s meals are only $5 each on Sunday nights.
Address: 730 Albany Creek Rd, Albany Creek QLD 4035
The Glen Hotel, Eight Mile Plains
The Glen Hotel is not only equipped with an adventure playground for the kids to explore, but they also eat for free on Wednesday nights. With the purchase of any main meal, receive one kid’s meal free of charge. With a very diverse menu, including BBQ Ribs, grilled steak, fish and chips, cheeseburgers, salami pizza, and much more, there’s an option to satisfy anyone’s taste buds.
Address: 24 Gaskell St, Eight Mile Plains QLD 4113
The Yamanto Tavern
Every Wednesday night at Ipswich’s Yamanto Tavern, kids eat for free with every main meal purchase. Children have the option of macaroni carbonara, chicken nuggets, bacon and pineapple pizza, cheeseburgers, fish bites, or vegetable quiche. All meals come with chips or salad, and a drink.
Address: 510 Warwick Rd, Yamanto QLD 4305
The Barcella restaurant offers free kid’s meals from Monday to Wednesday after 4 pm. The promotion is available when you purchase a main meal over $20. Children can choose among all the popular favourites, such as pizza, chicken nuggets, fish, and spaghetti.
Address: Shop 1202/1151 Creek Rd, Carindale QLD 4152
Places Where Kids Eat Free On Thursday
Offering all the classics, including cheeseburgers, chicken nuggets, and battered fish; kids eat for free on Thursdays and Sundays at the Capalaba Tavern. Each meal comes with a side dish (small chips or garden salad) and a drink. Every other night of the week, kid’s meals are only $9 each.
Address: 30 Old Cleveland Rd, Capalaba QLD 4157
The Bavarian Cafe
Only available these school holidays, kids eat for free between 11 am and 4 pm at the various Bavarian Cafe locations. Children can choose from German dishes such as hot dogs, grilled chicken wraps, chicken schnitzels, and much more. To top it off, activity packs are provided to keep the kids entertained. Conditions apply – the promotion is offered alongside the payment of a full price adult main meal. The promotion expires 29 January 2019.
Address: various venues – check with the restaurant before attending.
Kookaburra Showboat Cruises
Why not enjoy your lunch with a view? Kookaburra Showboat Cruises is offering a promotion where you can do just that! Children can hop aboard the cruise and eat for free on any regular lunch or high-tea cruise. To top it off, kids get to meet the captain. Conditions apply – one adult ticket covers 1.5 children. The offer cannot be combined with any other discount.
Address: Eagle Street Pier, 1 Eagle St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Places Where Kids Eat Free On Friday
Although it can be difficult to find a restaurant that has a ‘Kids Eat Free’ promotion on a Friday, Fratelli Famous is the exception. Offering a wide selection of meals to choose from, the venue provides the promotion all day, every day. Kids can choose from a variety of Italian dishes, including various pizzas, pasta, and salads. The special only applies to main meals. Drinks and sides are not included.
Address: 2/45 Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Want to combine a free kids meal with a weekend getaway? Enjoy a deal where the children can stay and eat for free! This school holidays, Novotel Brisbane is offering an array of deals, including full buffet breakfast, overnight accommodation, and more! Conditions apply.
Address: 200 Creek St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
The Redbank Plains Tavern
If you’re looking for a ‘Kids Eat Free’ buffet option, the Redbank Plains Tavern might be your best option. The venue offers an extensive buffet, free of charge, for children between the ages of 0-3 years. The menu includes roasts, soups, salads, pizza, pasta, and many other classics. For children over 3 years, the cost will vary between $8 and $12.
Address: 339 Redbank Plains Rd, Redbank Plains QLD 4301
Places Where Kids Eat Free On Saturday
Starting every Wednesday and running through to Sunday, kids eat for free at the Cleveland Tavern, making it one of the few venues offering this promotion on a Friday and Saturday. The offer is available for both lunch and dinner and is triggered through the purchase of a main meal at full price. Kid’s menu items include crumbed chicken, steak and chips, chicken schnitzel, and cheeseburgers. All options come with a soft drink, ice cream, and an activity pack.
Address: 22/28 Shore St W, Cleveland QLD 4160
Captain Cook Tavern
The Captain Cook Tavern offers their ‘Kids Eat Free’ promotion every Thursday and Saturday night, alongside a generous range of meal options. Children can choose from chicken nuggets, chicken schnitzel, fish and chips, cheeseburgers, spaghetti, calamari, or a rib fillet. All meals come with chips and salad or vegetables, along with a drink.
Address: Anzac Ave, Kippa-Ring QLD 4021
Tomato Brothers, Wilston
Kicking off on Monday nights and running through to Saturday, kids eat for free at Wilston’s Tomato Brothers. With every main meal you purchase, you will receive one free kid’s meal, although terms and conditions apply. You must dine between 5 and 6 pm, any pizzas ordered as a main must be large, salads aren’t included as mains, and no other discounts can apply on top of this offer. Children can choose between a pizza or pasta dish, while also receiving a small drink and dessert to accompany the meal.
Address: 75 Kedron Brook Rd, Wilston QLD 4051
Places Where Kids Eat Free On Sunday
Beach House Bar And Grill, Brisbane CBD
The Beach Houses’ weekly ‘Kids Eat Free’ offer begins from 11 am every Sunday and includes items such as calamari, burgers, pasta, nuggets, and fish. On top of this, the venue also provides kids with complementary activity sheets for them to enjoy.
Address: Cnr Elizabeth Street &, Albert St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Pub Lane Tavern
Every Sunday at the Pub Lane Tavern, kids can choose between classic dishes such as chicken nuggets, chicken schnitzel, fish and chips, steak, spaghetti, or cheeseburgers, at zero cost. All meals come with chips and salad or vegetables, as well as a drink. If you can’t make it on Wednesday, don’t worry. The tavern is offering $5 kid’s meals across the school holidays.
Address: 11 Pub Ln, Greenbank QLD 4124
Along with Friday’s face painting and weekly prizes, kids eat free all day Sunday at the Kallangur Tavern. From chicken nuggets, cheeseburgers and steak to calamari rings, fish, and dagwood dogs, there’s something for everyone. All meals come with chips or vegetables, along with a drink.
Address: 1517 Anzac Ave, Kallangur QLD 4503
In selected locations, Toscani’s is offering their ‘Kids Eat Free’ promotion from Sunday to Wednesday for a limited time. For each large main meal purchased, you’ll receive one free kid’s meal. Kids can choose from chicken strips, steak, fish and chips, or spaghetti. This offer is not available at Toscani’s South Bank venue.
Address: 3828 Pacific Highway, Shailer Park QLD 4127
Although it’s not exactly for free, it’s the next best thing – every Sunday, kids eat for only $1 at the Centenary Tavern. Kids under 13 years can choose between chicken nuggets, chicken schnitzel, fish and chips, a grilled cheeseburger, spaghetti, steak, or ham and pineapple pizza. All meals come with chips and salad or potato and vegetables.
Address: 96 Sumners Rd, Sumner QLD 4074