Dining out with kids can be great or gruesome, and a lot of that depends on the age of the kids, the level of hunger upon arrival and the restaurant you choose. We prefer to avoid anything overly fancy (unless your children are budding gourmets !), but primarily choose a restaurant that adds tons of fun and excitement.
Here are our favourites around town.
Fab Cafe, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
With a modern twist to the popular indian breakfast menu and everything else healthy – Fab cafe has a cordoned off section for kids. Packed with toys, virtual games, funky chairs, activity books and people to keep an eye on the kids while they are at play. They’re friendly, they’re fun, the food is consistently good, and kids absolutely love this place.
Where : 10, Local Shopping Centre, Nelson Mandela Marg, Vasant Kunj
My Kind of Play, Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi
A play area plus café for the kids to be their little, menacing selves and for the parents to get some down time with their favourite comfort food on call. The bright neon and slightly nuts interior will wow the kids and so will the zip-line and gun-zone. Add in the slides, swings and battery draining actviities – perfect for a day when your kids are craving tons of fun time and you’ve got a hankering for some tasty snacks
Where : 1st Floor, 13 North West Avenue, Club Road, Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi
Pluck, Pullman, Aerocity, New Delhi
With its rambling, view-drenched garden and relaxed, airy interiors, this friendly and inviting family-oriented destination is a wonderful day out.Buffet-style eating, we find, is always a win with toddlers: if they don’t like the cheese poppers, dish them up some paprika pasta, and so on… But it’s the curated kid’s zone that really makes this a dreamy destination for young families. The activity books, play dough, crayons and colouring books means the little ones can play, while you enjoy your meal.
Where : Pullman New Delhi Aerocity, Asset 2, Aerocity Hospitality Distt., IGI Airport, New Delhi
Old Town Cafe, Asiad Village, New Delhi
We’ve always loved Old Town Cafe for its vintage touch and of course, its yummy cupcakes & waffles and it’s special kids menu. And now, relocated to Asiad Village armed with their vintage interiors and delish grub – Old Town Cafe has loads of mom and toddler baking workshops, play area, trampolines and activities – perfect spot for your next playdate!
Where: 1st Floor, Asiad community centre ,Asiad village
Uncultured Cafe & bar, Kailash Colony, New Delhi
The cafe is divided into 3 zones – one of which is Bumble Boom. With loads of family-friendly activities to enjoy – it has a wide range of options for every prankster, kiddy menu, virtual games, redemption games, water games, toddler zone, ball pool, monkey’s den, superbike, Barbie world, hammer shots to entertaining shows and people to supervise while you enjoy your meal. Wow! we couldn’t ask for more.
Where: HS-12, Kailash Colony, New Delhi
These are top places that rise to another level when it comes to keeping the kids happy and making sure you don’t feel like you’re in the romper room, but can instead also enjoy yourself.