Eating out with kids

Families will find it easy to get around Sydney on public transport. At Circular Quay, a transport hub, you can walk to the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. In the area there are restaurants and cafés with children’s menus. Ferries to Taronga Zoo and Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary leave from the quay.

Bondi Icebergs Club, Bondi Beach
Picnics in Centennial Parklands, Sydney

Delicious food for all the family

Families will enjoy fresh food at affordable prices in Sydney. Picnics are popular in the many parks around Sydney Harbour, and at Bondi and Manly beaches you can enjoy fish and chips by the ocean. You’ll also find many cafés and restaurants have children’s menus.

A popular destination for a family picnic is the Royal Botanic Garden, near the Sydney Opera House. If you’re shopping in the city centre, buy a drink and a sandwich and enjoy a simple lunch alfresco in nearby Hyde Park.

The city centre has numerous takeaway outlets serving tasty food and great coffee. There are food courts in Westfield Sydney and Myer shopping centres. With its diverse cultural heritage, Sydney offers authentic multicultural flavours. Stroll to Chinatown or Darling Harbour for more family dining options.

Board the light rail in Chinatown for a short trip to the Sydney Fish Market, where you can enjoy fresh cooked fish and chips with splendid views over Blackwattle Bay. Or take a ferry at Circular Quay and cross Sydney Harbour for fish and chips in the park at Watsons Bay.

Buy your own provisions at farmers markets such as EQ Village Markets at Moore Park and Carriageworks Farmers Markets at Eveleigh, near Redfern Station, or grab a snack at a hot food stall in the markets.

There are excellent cafés at most museums and art galleries in the city. If in doubt, head for Circular Quay for numerous cafés and restaurants with great views of the city’s main attractions.