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Family dining is all about tasting the best food, relaxing and having fun. We know how important it is for the experience to be made as enjoyable and easy as possible for both parents and children. However, with so many places to choose from, it can be difficult to decide where to eat. Don’t know what you’re craving? Don’t know what restaurants are comfortable and homely with entertainment for kids? We’ve compiled a list of where you can find kid-friendly restaurants in Cairns and surround areas with the most delicious menus.

Meldrum’s Pie
Find out your artistic style with Anne Pyle’s art buffet and weekend workshop, ‘I am who I was when I was 10.’ Come explore and discover your own artistic preferences using a range of art materials like paints and pencils and gain confidence in understanding who you might be artistically. Sessions are free and no bookings are required.
97 Grafton St, Cairns City 4870
27 Reservoir Rd, Manoora 4870
4000 9391

Lunch Special at The Backyard
Take the family out to lunch and enjoy their famous casual waterside dining. The Backyard is known for their dishes celebrating the best local ingredients and now with a Lunch Special that includes one of their classics dishes with a complimentary house drink.
Pier Point Rd, Cairns City QLD 4870
(07) 4052 7670

Cazalys Cairns
Family dining at Cazalys is enjoyable, easy and entertaining. Cazalys offers daily meal deals, social activities in the kids club and fun, educational activity packs for the little ones to engage in. The kids club room has gaming TV’s and consoles, a playground, and more, keeping them busy all throughout your stay. Barassis café and restaurant is open 9 am- 10 pm, 7 days a week.
A 344 Mulgrave Rd, Westcourt Cairns
P 4045 1464
Fb Cazalys Cairns 

Coco’s Kitchen + Bar, Pullman Cairns International
Coco’s Kitchen + Bar offers one of the best, most exciting foodie outings in Cairns, with a fresh and local menu inspired by the sea. The menu is full of variety which is bound to please even the fussiest diner, big or small. Whether you’re looking for great breakfast, lunch or dinner dining options, they have everyone’s tastebuds covered. Coco’s is also the place to go for a unique and tasty high tea experience.
A 17 Abbott St, Cairns
P 4050 2112
Fb Pullman Cairns International 

Paradise Palms
Find all your family entertainment needs in one place at Paradise Palms. Enjoy mini golf, swimming, an adventure playground and affordable family dining for a great outing. Whether you’re visiting to relax, dine or play, it’s all a possibility at Paradise Palms. Open Friday to Sunday from 10am.
A Paradise Palms Dr, Kewarra Beach
P 4059 9915
Fb Paradise Palms Cairns 

South Cairns Sports Club
The perfect place to relax, eat and be entertained on the south side. With so many options there is something for everybody. Enjoy the kids club house, coffee shop and great meal variety in the restaurant – even for diners with dietary concerns.
A 57 – 59 Robert Rd, Bentley Park
P 4045 2107
Fb  South Cairns Sports Club 

Trinity Beach Sports Club
Trinity Beach Sports Club offers great food, friendly service and a local feel. This is the perfect place for a relaxing dining experience with the family. Enjoy tasty value meals, kids fun and live music during the week.
A 1 Nautilus St, Trinity Beach
P 4057 6478
Fb Trinity Beach Sports Club 

Colonial Club
Become a CLUB COLONIAL Member and enjoy exclusive benefits including a FREE nights accommodation, a $50 Dining Voucher on your birthday, year round use of the Cairns Colonial Club main lagoon pool and playground PLUS 20% off all food & drinks at Thirsty Flamingo!
The Colonial Club are no strangers to setting up the perfect environment for local family dining, with a pool and playground and more!
A 18 – 26 Cannon St, Cairns
P 4053 8800

Nonna Leotta’s House
Nonna Leotta’s House is a family friendly restaurant in Cairns’ inner city catering for gatherings of all sizes. Inspired by Nonna Leotta who loved growing and sharing delicious food, the traditional Italian family menu is filled with exciting food for kids and adults alike.
A 68 Shield Street
P 4220 9223

King Reef Resort
This restaurant puts a twist on dining with a view as they are situated right on the beautiful Kurrimine Beach! They have a full kid’s menu with all the favourites along with an enclosed toddler’s play area and large outdoor grassy play area. The whole family can get cosy and enjoy a delicious meal either inside or outside with a gentle ocean breeze.
75 Jacobs Rd Kurrimine Beach, Qld 4871
07 4065 6144
Fb King Reef Resort

Brothers League Club
Open from 11.00am until late, the Lanterns Food Court has a great café and bistro menu that changes daily. They offer a variety of small meals and snacks at the cafe right through to mouth-watering bistro mains options and more – including tasty kid’s meals that they’re sure to love!
The family can enjoy entertainment such as Game Shows while kids will love the variety of play and craft activities available in the Kids Room (open from 6.00pm – 9.00pm, seven days a week). Child sized restroom facilities are also available.
99 – 107 Anderson St, Manunda, Qld 4870
07 4053 1053
Fb Brothers Cairns

Red Beret Hotel
Looking for affordable dining in Redlynch with a comfortable environment and entertainment? Families can enjoy the huge variety of food options at the Red Beret Hotel, with delicious entrees, burgers, mains, steaks and salads, schnitzels, and so much more including a special Seniors and Kids menu. They also have great weekly deals and $15.00 lunch specials available on weekdays.
Toddlers can have a ball in the Toddler Room complete with an indoor playground, while older children will never get bored in the fun Kids Room as plenty of games are available (including Xbox!).
411 Kamerunga Rd, Redlynch, Qld 4870
07 4055 1249

Paradise Palms
Paradise Palms’ menu has a bit of everything to offer the family whether you’re after a filling sandwich, a refreshing salad or some classic fish and chips, it’s all there to satisfy your cravings. A kids menu is also available, offering yummy nibbles including chicken strips with chips, Hawaiian pizza, calamari with chips, and more. Lastly, to top it off, Paradise Palms has a huge playground featuring an exciting jumping pillow, cubby houses, climbing frame, slides, and more – the kids won’t get bored here, for sure.
Paradise Palms Drive, Kewarra Beach, Qld 4879
07 4059 9915
Fb Paradise Palms Cairns

Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Treat yourself to Breakfast with the Birds or Lunch with the Lorikeets at Wildlife Habitat. Interact with water birds, curlews, lorikeets and cockatoos while enjoying a variety of seasonal produce that chef’s source locally to bring a diverse and tasty menu.
Port Douglas Rd,  PO Box 1077, Port Douglas Qld 4877
+61 7 4099 3235