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. Whether we’re in the mood for Mexican, Greek, Italian, or anything in-between, South Bank can deliver.

Southbeach Social 

Where to eat South Bank

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. Head to the Southbeach Social website for more information or to plan your family visit. 

Hours: Monday to Thursday (11 am to 10 pm) Friday and Saturday (11 am to 12 am) Sunday (8 am to 10 pm) 

Address: 30aa Stanley Street Plaza, South Brisbane QLD 4101

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Harajuku Gyoza 

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! For more information or to plan your visit, head to the Harajuku Gyoza website. 

Hours: Sunday to Thursday (11:30 am to 9 pm) Friday and Saturday (11:30 am to 9:30 pm) 

Address: 184 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

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River Quay Fish

Where to eat South Bank

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 They have fish and chips or chicken nuggets and chips for only $15. For the parents, there’s cheese plates, seafood, salad, burgers, and more. Head to the River Quay Fish website for more information or to plan your family visit. 

Hours: Monday to Friday (11 am to 10 pm) Saturday (11 am to 11 pm) Sunday (11 am t 9 pm) 

Address: South Bank, Sidon St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

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Ole 

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. See the Ole website for the full menu or to plan your visit. 

Hours: Monday to Sunday (11 am to 11 pm) 

Address: Shop/B12 Little Stanley St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

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Mister Paganini

Where to eat South Bank

Mister Paganini is also based along Grey Street, serving up mouth-watering pizza and pasta dishes for everyone to enjoy. They have classic pizza flavours like Margherita, Fresca, marinara, and more. There’s also antipasti, calzones, and plenty of sweet desserts. See the Mister Paganini website for more information or to plan your visit. 

Address: 174 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

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Denim Co

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. 

Hours: Monday to Thursday (6:15 am to 10 pm) Friday and Saturday (6:15 am to 11 pm) Sunday (6:15 am to 5 pm) 

Address: Shop/9A Little Stanley St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

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Guzman Y Gomez 

Where to eat South Bank

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. See the Guzman y Gomez website for more information or to plan your visit. 

Hours: Sunday to Thursday (8 am to 12 am) Friday and Saturday (8 am to 1 am) 

Address: 179 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

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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. See the Banh Mee Time Facebook page for more information or to plan your visit. 

Hours: Monday to Friday (10 am to 8 pm) Saturday and Sunday (11 am to 8 pm) 

Address: Shop 6/182 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

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Cowch Dessert 

A visit to Cowch Dessert is perfect for those with a sweet tooth, with the dessert-centered destination holding an impressive and creative range of tasty treats. For kids, there’s churros, frozen yoghurt, ice cream, dessert pizzas, smoothies, milkshakes and more. Plus, there’s also a colouring in page on the menu to keep the little ones entertained. See the Cowch Dessert website to browse the full menu or to plan your visit. 

Hours: Sunday to Thursday (7 am to 10 pm) Friday and Saturday (7 am to 12 am) 

Address: 2/179 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

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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. 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. Head to the website to plan your visit or to browse the full menu. 

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Hours: Sunday to Thursday (10:30 am to 9 pm) Friday and Saturday (10:30 am to 10 pm) 

Address: 189 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

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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. 

Hours: Sunday to Thursday (10 am to 10 pm) Friday and Saturday (10 am to 12 am) 

Address: Shop 3/167 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

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Brooklyn Depot 

Another worthy burger joint on Grey Street is the Brooklyn Depot, with kids meals from only $10 each. This 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.

Hours: Sunday to Thursday (11 auto 9 pm) Friday and Saturday (11 am to 9:30 pm) 

Address: B8, b9/168 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

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Espresso Garage 

Where to eat South Bank

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. Head to the Espresso Garage Facebook Page for more information or to plan your visit. 

Hours: Monday to Sunday (6 am to 2 pm) 

Address: 176 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

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Max Brenner

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. 

Hours: Monday to Thursday (9 am to 11 pm) Friday and Saturday (9 am to 12 pm) Sunday (10 am to 11 pm) 

Address: Shop 1.1 & 1, 2 Little Stanley St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

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Mucho Mexicano 

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!

Hours: Monday to Sunday (11 am to 9 pm) 

Address: 15 Little Stanley St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

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Nonna’s Deli Espresso

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. 

Hours: Monday to Sunday (6 am to 2 pm) 

Address: 174 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

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Nodo

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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. 

Hours: Monday to Sunday (7 am to 4 pm) 

Address: Shop 65/114 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

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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. Head to the website for more information or to browse the full selection. 

Hours: Sunday to Thursday (11:30 am to 9 pm) Friday and Saturday (11:30 am to 9:30 pm) 

Address: 13/14 Little Stanley St, Brisbane City QLD 4101

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San Churro 

Where to eat South Bank

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. See the website to plan your visit or to browse the full menu. 

Hours: Sunday to Thursday (11 am to 10:30 pm) Friday (11 am to 11:30 pm) Saturday (10 am to 11:30 pm)

Address: Shop 2/161 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

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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. See the Main Street Market Instagram page for more information. 

Hours: Monday to Friday (10:15 am to 6 pm) Saturday (8:30 am to 9 pm) Sunday (8:30 am to 6 pm) 

Address: Stanley St Plaza, South Brisbane QLD 4101

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