If you’re on the hunt for some of the best child-friendly restaurants in South Bank Brisbane, look no further. We’ve put together a list of places the whole family can enjoy.
There’s more than one reason for families to stop by South Bank and spend the day, whether it’s for the colourful playgrounds, wide-open spaces, water-play areas, or the buzzing markets. Though for us, we love that the area is bursting with family-friendly dining options – with a variety of cuisines to suit any and all taste buds. If you want to find out more about why the family meal is important, check out this article by Stanford Medicine.
Whether we’re in the mood for Mexican, Greek, Italian, or anything in-between, this South East Queensland attraction, can deliver.
Southbeach Social is located in the heart of South Bank and conveniently across from Street’s Beach. We love how accommodating the restaurant is for a busy schedule, as it’s open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner – with plenty of menu items for the kids to enjoy. They have fish, nuggets, calamari, pizza, or hot dogs. For parents, there’s salad, pizza, burgers, and heaps more on offer.
Address: 30aa Stanley Street Plaza, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Head to the Southbeach Social official website for more information or to plan your family visit.
Oh yum! One of our favourites!!! Located on Grey Street, Harajuku Gyoza houses an impressive assortment of gyoza flavours for the whole family to enjoy. They have pork, lemongrass chicken, duck, mozzarella cheese, vegetable, and heaps more. There is no wrong choice here people!
Address: 184 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
For more information or to plan your visit, head to the Harajuku Gyoza website.
River Quay Fish
River Quay Fish is situated over on Sidon Street, with a kid’s menu also on offer. A little bit posh but we loved the children’s menu, available to kids 12 years and under. For the parents, there’s cheese plates, seafood, salad, burgers, and more.
Address: South Bank, Sidon St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Head to the River Quay Fish website for more information or to plan your family visit.
Ovello Bar and Kitchen
Ovello Bar and Kitchen, is perfect if you’re a fan of Italian food in a contemporary, open environment. It is located on Grey St, which is one street behind Little Stanley St, (where all the other restaurants are). With all your Italian favourites, from pasta to pizza and delicious starters and desserts, you’ll be licking your lips as soon as you walk in the door.
Address: 161 Grey St, South Brisbane
For those eager to enjoy some Spanish cuisines, we found Ole on Little Stanley Street to be a great option. We were impressed with the extensive menu, including share plates for 2 to 3 people. This included slow-cooked lamb, seafood, chicken, and more.
Address: Shop/B12 Little Stanley St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
See the Ole website for the full menu or to plan your visit. Click here!
Families on the hunt for a stellar brekky/ brunch option in South Bank can swing by the Denim Co on Little Stanley Street – with an extensive menu that’s easy to appreciate. The menu includes bacon and eggs, smashed avo, açai bowls, and more. We also found plenty of pastries, desserts, and fresh drinks to enjoy with our meal. Head to the Denim Co website for more information or to read the full menu.
Address: Shop/9A Little Stanley St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Head to the Denim Co website for more information or to read the full menu.
Guzman Y Gomez
When we’re in the mood for Mexican, a visit to Guzman y Gomez never fails. The eatery has kid’s meals available to make a visit all the more convenient. The menu includes burritos and nachos, with kid’s portion sizes.
Address: 179 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
See the Guzman y Gomez website for more information or to plan your visit.
Banh Mee Time
Families in the mood for Vietnamese cuisine can swing by Banh Mee Time on Grey Street, with plenty of popular dishes to satisfy everyone. They serve up spring rolls, banh mi, rice paper rolls, salad bowls, Pho, vermicelli, and more.
Address: Shop 6/182 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
See the Banh Mee Time Facebook page for more information or to plan your visit. Click here!
The Yiros Shop
The Yiros Shop doesn’t only have a location in South Bank, but also New Market, the Fortitude Valley, Cannon Hill, and many other suburbs of Brisbane. Because of this, we find them to be a very accessible dining option for the whole family – and one of our favourites! As for the South Brisbane menu, we found plenty of Greek dishes to enjoy, including Yiros, snack boxes, salads, and more. Ice cream is also available for dessert, as well as Baklava.
Address: 189 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Head to the website to plan your visit or to browse the full menu. Click here!
Grill’D South Bank
We find that Grill’D is an easy win when it comes to eating out, with an assortment of fresh and delicious burgers on offer. This includes a kid’s menu to make the experience all the more affordable. For kids 7 years and under, there’s mini beef or chicken burgers, with chips, and a drink – or for kids between 8 and 11 years, there are bigger burgers available. Head to the Grill’D website to browse the full menu or to plan a visit.
Address: Shop 3/167 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Head on over to the Grill’D website to browse the full menu or to plan a visit.
Another worthy burger joint on Grey Street is the Brooklyn Depot. Their menu includes cheeseburgers, chicken tenders, hotdogs, or Mac and cheese, all served with chips. While the kids enjoyed their meal, we chose between burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, salad, fries, and an extensive drinks menu. Dessert is also covered, with cheesecake, chocolate brownies, or ice cream available.
Address: B8, b9/168 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Check out their website for more information. Follow the link here.
Espresso Garage is a great spot for families to gather for a fresh breakfast. We found the spot on Grey Street, with a menu including eggs, croissants, toasties, and more.
Address: 176 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Head to the Espresso Garage Facebook Page for more information or to plan your visit. Follow the link here!
Another great option for families in the mood for something sweet is Max Brenner – located in the heart of South Bank along Little Stanley Street. We found plenty of sweet treats to choose among, including ice-cream sundaes, dessert pizzas, waffles, cupcakes, and more. Otherwise, there’s also a sharing menu, with fondue, platters, and more. For more information or to plan your visit to Max Brenner, head to the website.
Address: Shop 1.1 & 1, 2 Little Stanley St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
or more information or to plan your visit to Max Brenner, head to their official website.
We were delighted with the range on offer at Mucho Mexicano on Little Stanley Street. There was tacos, nachos, grilled corn on a cob, fajitas, and more – you can’t go wrong. There’s also lunch burritos every day of the week from only $14. Dessert is also covered, including the choice of churros, ice cream, or Nutella and banana quesadillas – yum!
Address: 15 Little Stanley St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
If this sounds good to you, head on over to the official Mucho Mexicano website for more information.
Nodo has a little something for the whole family to enjoy, including a kid’s menu for the little ones. If you’re stopping by for breakfast, the kids can choose between baby crepes or sourdough sliders. For parents, there’s kombucha açai, waffles, eggs Benedict, and more. There are also heaps of specialty lattes to enjoy. Head over to the website for more information or to see the full menu.
Address: Shop 65/114 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Head over to the official Nodo website for more information or to see the full menu.
Zeus Street Greek
Zeus Street Greek also offers a kid’s friendly menu, available to children under 7 years of age. We found that kids had a choice between chicken or falafel mini pitas, calamari, or chicken schnitzel. For us, there was dips, pitas, salad, sharing plates, and heaps more.
Address: 13/14 Little Stanley St, Brisbane City QLD 4101
Head to the website for more information or to browse the full selection. Click here!
There’s clearly no shortage of spots in South Bank to grab a unique dessert, with San Churro being another popular dessert-centered venue that’s easy for us to enjoy. The menu includes plenty of dishes everyone can enjoy, such as churros (of course), snack packs, ice cream sliders, churro bowls, tapas, and more. There’s also a churro option specifically for the kids for only $5.
Address: Shop 2/161 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
See the website to plan your visit or to browse the full menu. Follow the link here.
Main Street Market
Within the South Bank Parklands is the Main Street Market – the perfect spot to swing by and pick up a little after-dinner treat. The venue is coffee and donut focused, with heaps of colourful flavours and creations that are effortless to appreciate. It was hard to choose between the caramel and white chocolate macadamia, strawberry cheesecake, vanilla slice, and salted caramel.
Address: Stanley St Plaza, South Brisbane QLD 4101
See the Main Street Market Instagram page for more information. Click here!
Nonna’s Deli Espresso – Permanently Closed
For families on the hunt for a brekky or brunch spot, we think that Nonna’s Deli on Grey Street may be worth a visit. The cafe has heaps of sandwiches, pastries, and fresh food for both parents and children to enjoy. For more information or to plan your visit, head over to the Nonna’s Deli Espresso Facebook page.
Address: 174 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Places to eat at South Bank with kids
We’ve rounded up all of our favourite cafes and restaurants to eat in South Bank with kids. Some of them we’ve even tried ourselves. Do you agree with our selection? Let us know!
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