If you are looking for the best places to eat on Australia Day in Sydney, you have found the right article!
There’s plenty of choice when it comes to dining out with kids on Australia Day in Sydney, from beachside dining, to top floors with views, and a wealth of shady beer gardens. Take a look at our top ten favourites here.
The Newport – Newport
The Merrivale Newport is a delightful venue, and well worth the drive from the CBD. It offers an abundance of indoor and shaded outdoor eating areas with beautifully landscaped terraces overlooking the water, and an indoor play room with large-scale games, including a giant scrabble board on the wall with a ladder to climb and several table tennis tables. There’s no doubting The Newport is kid friendly, and with a range of delicious menus it’s adult-friendly too!
Address: 2 Kalinya Street, Newport
Ph: (02) 9114 7337
Coogee Pavilion – Coogee
The Coogee Pavilion is a huge venue with the ground floor dedicated to family, food and fun. With a great menu including breakfasts, share platters, pizzas and kids meals, they provide entertainment in the form of a ‘nostalgic games arena’ with giant games, table tennis and even a mini theatre. There’ll be plenty of family fun to be had here on Australia Day.
Address: 169 Dolphin Street, Coogee
Ph: (02) 9664 2900
Australian Museum – Sydney
The Australian Museum is open every day except Christmas Day, and the fourth floor café, No.1 William, offers breakfast, lunch, and spectacular views! You don’t have to visit the museum to dine at the café, but with so many great exhibits to see, why wouldn’t you?
Address: 1 William Street, Sydney
Ph: (02) 9320 6000
Ettamogah Hotel – Kellyville
The vibrant atmosphere will be even livelier on Australia Day, with live music and entertainment to get you in a celebratory mood. This iconic pub is almost a theme park for kids, with a play gym for little ones, a jumping castle, arcade, and even a rock-climbing wall. There’s plenty of space inside and out, and plenty of choice on the menu. Bookings recommended for Australia Day.
Address: Cnr Merrivale and Windsor Roads, Kellyville Ridge
Ph: (02) 9629 1130
Greystanes Hotel – Graystanes
Beer garden, playground, family courtyard, and lots of space for a family Australia Day celebration with a drop of your favourite Australian wine. There are separate play areas for younger and older children, and two sizes of kids meals to suit big or little appetites. The outdoor dining areas are shaded and located close to the playground so that grown-ups can watch the kids play while they relax.
Address: 701 Merrylands Road, Greystanes
Ph: (02) 9631 2266
The Fiddler – Rouse Hill
The Fiddler has undergone an identity change and is now a classy family-friendly pub with a outdoor playground, café, bar and restaurant. The meals are reasonably priced and kids meals include an ice-cream and soft drink. The Fiddler is a large venue with several seating areas and dining options.
Address: Cnr Commercial Road and Windsor Road, Rouse Hill
Ph: (02) 9629 4811
The Belrose Hotel – Belrose
The Belrose Hotel welcomes kids, with a soft indoor jungle-gym playground, special kids menu, and kids activity packs available to purchase. They’ll be celebrating Australia Day with a party atmosphere over the entire Australia Day long weekend!
Address: 5 Hews Parade, Belrose
Ph: (02) 9451 8585
The Henson – Marrickville
If you love healthy organic free-range and hormone free food, this is the pub venue for you! The kids’ menu serves the usual burger and nuggets with chips on the side, but also includes veggie spring rolls, rainbow salad and toasties, and all kids meals are served with a healthy side of grapes. There’s a decidedly Asian feel to the main menu but if that’s not to your taste you can still get your burgers. The venue has a leafy beer garden with a children’s idea (with ball pit!), making it a great place to relax on Australia Day.
Address: 91 Illawarra Road, Marrickville
Ph: (02) 9569 5858
The Greens – North Sydney
This is a bowling green with a difference – it has a very lively atmosphere! Wonderfully spacious, both inside and out, with a huge beer garden and a café-bar-restaurant menu. Breakfast is served on weekends only, but lunch and dinner every other day. There’s no playground but if you have older children that don’t need close supervision they’ll find plenty of space to run and play.
Address: 50 Ridge Street, North Sydney
Ph: (02) 9245 3099
The Backyard – Concord
The Backyard at Briars has all you need to exhaust those energetic kids on Australia Day – an enormous backyard with basketball hoops, AstroTurf playing field, and all the balls you’ll need! Plus there’s a small undercover playing area if the weather isn’t too good. The kids’ menu offers a bigger range than most venues and there’s always something happening to entertain them. Trust us on this one; this venue is 100% about the family, so if you’re planning a big Australia Day family gathering, give them a call and book your spot now!
Address: 14 Ian Parade, Concord
Ph: (02) 9743 1907