Are you searching the web to find a lekker Family-friendly restaurants in Bedfordview to take the fam to? Guess what? We've got you sorted! From good old steakhouses to fish and chips hangouts, we've got them all! But before the kids start screaming for chicken nuggets, let's get started, shall we?

John Dory's 

John Dory's at Bedford Centre provides the ultimate family-friendly dining experience. With a separate play area for the kids and yummy family platters on sushi, seafood and grills, there is no better place to enjoy dinner out with the family. The restaurant also boasts quite an impressive view so you and your partner can enjoy a spot of romance while the kiddies play.

Details: (Tel) 011 615 3846 | [email protected] | Shop M13, Bedford Centre, Cnr Smith Road & Van Der Linde, Bedfordview, Germiston.


Who hasn't enjoyed family dinner at Spur? This beloved family-friendly restaurant chain has two branches located in Bedfordview. Treat the kids to a night out and come and enjoy premium cut steaks, burgers and ribs at Spur. Little ones are kept out of trouble by Spur's colouring activities, play centres and tales of chiefs of a bygone era. For those nights you simply can't juggle being parent and chef, Spur is the perfect dining option.

Spur Bedford Centre: (Tel) 011 616 1353 | [email protected] | Shop U45, Bedford Centre, Smith Rd, Bedfordview, Germiston.

Spur Eastgate: (Tel) 011 615 5002 | [email protected] | Shop U63/66, Eastgate Shopping Centre, 43 Bradford Road, Bedfordview, Germiston.


Saturday morning breakfast with the kids can be a nightmare. Everyone wants something different to eat and no one can agree on what to watch on television. Round up your brood and bring them to Wimpy at Bedford Centre instead! Here each one can pick and choose their own delicious brekkie and have a jolly good time. Whether you are a waffles in the morning type or eggs and bacon addict, Wimpy is the ideal family-friendly breakfast destination.

Details: (Tel) 011 615 7149 | Shop U56, Bedford Centre, Cnr Smith Road & Van Der Linde, Bedfordview, Germiston. 

Family-friendly restaurants in Bedfordview

Chevy Lane

Chevy Lane

Now for something a little bit different. Chevy Lane is a quirky 1950s inspired American diner located at Bedford Centre. Their menu features an array of indulgent waffles, burgers, pizzas and hotdogs, as well as the best milkshakes in Bedfordview. Bring the kids to Chevy Lane after a jump session at Gravity or a movie at NuMetro Cinemas. It's the perfect spot for birthdays and celebrations. P.S: There is a separate cigar lounge and whisky bar for parents to enjoy.

Details: (Tel) 074 919 2739 / 011 615 2450 | Shop M7, Bedford Centre, Cnr Smith Road & Van Der Linde, Bedfordview, Germiston.


Does your bambino love Mexican-inspired cuisine? Pop by Mochachos at Key West Centre to pick up a family fiesta. The menu here features both family-style meals and separate kiddies' meals. Our top pick is the Family Fiesta meal - a full chicken, served with chips or wedges, coleslaw or a garden salad and four rolls. Mochachos also serves a variety of desserts, so you can enjoy a full family dinner without the added fuss of cooking and clearing up.

Details: (Tel) 011 450 3356 / 011 450 3638 | Shop 8, Key West Shopping Centre, 43 Van Buuren Road, Bedfordview, Germiston.


How about a taste of Afro-Porto fusion and oodles of family-fun? Visit Mozambik Restaurant on the piazza at Eastgate Shopping Centre to experience the flavours of Mozambique. Let the kids play on the outdoor jungle gyms while you soak up the beachside atmosphere and sip on a cheeky cocktail (or two). The Tipo Tinto and Sparletta Sparberry mix cocktail jug is said to be heavenly. Don't be surprised if this becomes you and the kid's top weekend hangout.

Details: (Tel) 011 615 0304 | [email protected] | Eastgate Shopping Centre, Shop R14, 43 Bradford Rd, Bedfordview, Germiston.

Family-friendly restaurants in Bedfordview

Mozambik at Eastgate Shopping Centre.


Another one of Eastgate Shopping Centre's top child-friendly restaurants, Piatto offers an extensive kiddies' menu. From breakfast to supper, Piatto caters to little tummies. Serving up wholesome meals packed with flavours the kids will love, Piatto is our number one spot for Sunday lunch with the family. Sip leisurely on a glass of red or white while the kids play on the piazza. You'll surely feel relaxed and ready for the manic week ahead after dining here. Piatto is the is one of the best when it comes to Family-friendly restaurants in Bedfordview.

Details: (Tel) 011 622 3009 | Store R12, Eastgate Shopping Centre, 43 Bradford Rd, Bedfordview, Germiston.


Adega is one of Bedfordview's many popular Portuguese restaurants. Known for its delicious seafood platters, grilled chicken and spicy rich dishes, Adega is also a great place to take the kids out for a bite to eat. Above and beyond the sumptuous food offerings there is a play area just outside the restaurant to keep them entertained. Adega offers specials throughout the week and on weekends, so you're always sure to get a good deal fit to feed the whole family. The monk knows best! That's why they're on the list when it comes to Family-friendly restaurants in Bedfordview.

Details: (Tel) 011 450 4646 | [email protected] | 1 Park Street, Bedfordview, Germiston.


Sometimes the very last thing you want is to cart the kids off to a restaurant cramped inside a mall shopping centre. If your little ones could use a good dose of the outdoors, bring them to Kiddilicious - an outdoor kid's play centre, party venue and restaurant. Parents are welcome to sit on the deck to enjoy a breakfast platter or mid-morning mocktails while the children play to their heart's content in the gardens. Their kid's menu is also known to appease even the fussiest of eaters, so be sure to visit as soon as you can.

Details: (Tel) 076 358 6003 | [email protected] | 15 Nicol Road, Bedfordview, Germiston. 

Happily Ever Laughter

Photo sourced from Happily Ever Laughter on Facebook.

Happily Ever Laughter

Moms and daughters, we are sure you could use a break from the boys every now and then. For when you've had enough of Dad's jokes and pestering big brothers, visit Happily Ever Laughter to enjoy a much needed break. Here you will find a delightful kiddies' play centre, party venue and restaurant. Put on your Sunday best and come and enjoy a picture perfect afternoon tea complete with mini quiches, fruit kebabs, chocolate brownies, cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches, mini cupcakes, mini lemon meringue, scones and tea or coffee. (Dads are allowed too, so long as they promise to behave themselves!) it's all in the name! Happily Ever Laughter is defs worth checking out when it comes to Family-friendly restaurants in Bedfordview.

Details: (Tel) 011 450 0711 | [email protected] | 24A Riley Rd, Bedfordview, Germiston. 


Vini's has been in the business of churning out happy, satisfied customers since 1992. An Italian meets continental dining experience awaits you at the restaurant's lush outdoor piazza. Bring the kids along to enjoy wood-fired pizza, authentic Italian pasta and delicious family-style spreads. Vini's serves a classic Sunday lunch roast with all the trimmings as well. Join them for a breezy lunch and live music in the summertime or a warming roast to feed the whole family in the colder months.

Details: (Tel) 011 455 1731 | [email protected] | 12 Kings Rd, Bedfordview, Germiston.

The Fat Mermaid

Bedfordview boasts a number of Greek and Mediterranean restaurants. However, only one can truly call itself kid-friendly. The Fat Mermaid offers an attraction most restaurants simply cannot - a swimming pool! During the long summer school holidays this is the top spot in Bedfordview for fresh, filling meals and ample fun. Soak up the sun while sipping on a refreshing iced coffee and watch as the kids have a ball splashing about in the crystal clear water. It's a definite must-visit.

Details: (Tel) 011 450 0053 | 4 Jasmine Road, Bedfordview, Germiston.

family friendly

The Fat Mermaid

Fiddlewoods Restaurant

Last but certainly not least on this list is Fiddelwoods Restaurant. Situated at Ryan's Nursery and Garden Centre, this quaint coffee shop and restaurant is geared towards family-friendly dining. Surrounded by the smell and sights of the plant nursery, the restaurant features a kiddies' play area and resident parrot. The menu spans a variety of cuisines, including Italian, Greek and Portuguese. Meet up with other moms, dads and tots here for Saturday brunch or afternoon tea. It's a great place to take a breather from the madness of parenting.

Details: (Tel) 082 865 2528 | Geldenhuis Estate Cnr. Kings Rd and, Skeen Blvd, Bedfordview, Germiston.

Eastgate Food Court


Piatto welcomes you to the Eastgate food court. This Italian restaurant serves up delicious, slow-cooked meals full of heart and flavour. Piatto is also the perfect place to chill out with friends over a glass of wine. Stop by on a lazy Sunday afternoon to enjoy their patio vibe and fresh breezes.

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Mantovani's is situated next door to Piatto at the Eastgate food court. This family-friendly restaurant offers something for everyone - from kiddies meals and entertainment to steaks for dad and wines for mom (or visa versa). Take the family along for a mid-week night out at Mantovani's Pizza Tuesdays. You get 50% off all pizzas!

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Eastgate Food Court


Mozambik is another great family-fun eatery housed at the Eastgate food court. Their menu is Afro-Porto fusion inspired, featuring traditional fare such as Portuguese prawns and Mozambik’s famous grilled and basted chicken. Mozambik is passionate about bringing families and friends together over good food. Let the kids run wild at their play centre while you tuck into a feast of flavours.

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Simply Asia

Thai cuisine is one of the most fascinating and flavourful. Pairing spicy with sweet, salty and sticky, this is our kind of food. Simply Asia offers Thai food lovers an array of colourful dishes to choose from. And, whether you are in a hurry or have time to spare, this restaurant is well-suited to catering to your every need. We recommend the chicken and cashew nut noodle bowl  - it's simply delicious!

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If wood-fired pizza is your thing, check out Eastgate's Col'cacchio. This up-market Italian restaurant is situated below the food court, so it's a lot quieter than upstairs eateries. The menu features Banting, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, so anyone can enjoy their scrumptious meals. To make sure you get a taste of everything on the menu, get a couple of friends to tag along for a share-and-tear style dinner.

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From humble beginnings way back in 1993, Plaka has established itself as a landmark venue in Joburg, especially at Eastgate Shopping Mall. They produce the finest Greek dishes, without compromising on taste or value. Plaka's decor also adds to the Greek island atmosphere. Whites, blues and clear glass windows give the restaurant a breezy, yet welcoming feel. Many Eastgate frequenters choose to host their birthday or anniversary dinners here, so why not give it a try for your next big occasion?

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Eastgate Food Court


From fine dining to fast food, the Eastgate food court has it all. The latest fast food franchise to open in the food court is Tjips. This quirky food stand pairs good old pomme frites (AKA chips) with all kinds of toppings. From salsa, guac and sour cream, to Parmesan and truffle mayo, this gourmet chip stand is much more than a chip and dip. If this wasn't enough to blow your mind, try the Shenanigans - sugar-coated chips, served with a scoop of Paul’s Homemade Ice Cream!

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Harper's Restaurant & Coffee Shop

Last, but certainly not least on this list is Harper's. While you may have to travel to the farthest corner of the mall to find this coffee bar, it's worth the journey. Harper's is the ideal spot at Eastgate to tuck into scones and tea, carrot cake or even a gourmet burger. Their lattes are famed for being frothy and warming, too. Plus, the decor is just so lovely that you will forget you are even dining inside a mall.

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The Eastgate 'Barraca'

Mozambik's story began 15 years ago when Brett Michielin and Ryan Stewart joined forces to chase their dream of opening a chain of family restaurants. Expanding from their first outlet in Balito to 15 national stores, Mozambik has become a firm Joburg favourite. They bring diners authentic Mozambican flavours and proud national dishes at all their 'barracas' or huts. Boasting a family-friendly atmosphere and tons of fun for the kids, Mozambik is the perfect place to chill out on a Saturday afternoon.

Mozambik at Eastgate Mall opened in late 2017. It has since made a name for itself as the best Afro-Porto fusion restaurant in Joburg East, with another branch situated in Linksfield. The Eastgate branch sits right at the entrance to the impressive food court. It welcomes you in, tempting your taste buds with the scents of roasting garlic, peri-peri and flame grilled seafood. The children's play area can also be seen from the parking, so expect a sudden tug from the kids as they dash off to explore.


Chef Brett has developed the distinctive Mozambik flavours through tried and tested methods. From saucy bastes to dry rubs and signature cocktails, Mozambik's menu is unlike any other. However, each branch has their own specialties and personalised decor. Eastgate's Mozambik is laid back and breezy. The glass sliding doors allow bright sunshine and fresh air in during the daytime. At night, the outdoor deck is lit up in soft light, while the interior is transformed to look like a Mozambican seaside casa. Let your worries glide over you as you leisurely sip a cocktail and dream of ocean views.

Super Specials

Mozambik offers monthly deals on their most popular dishes, including the Seafood Platter for 1, Chicken and Calamari, Rump Steak and kiddies meals. Bring the little ones along on a Monday for a free meal. If they are under the age of 12 and accompanied by two adults, kids can eat for free all day long. The kiddies menu features Mozambican classics made palatable for sensitive tummies. Chicken Strips, BBQ Riblets, Crumbed Calamari, Prawn Spears and Fish Fingers will have the kids munching away happily.

Tuesdays and Thursdays are date night at Mozambik. Bring your sweetheart along for a magical evening. You can order any two main meals for only *R250. Options include lightly grilled Hake, Chicken Espetada, Port Steak and Chicken or Vegetable Curry. Served with your choice of carb, and one Stella Artois or Brutal Fruit for each of you. What better way could there be to impress your beloved?

Veggie Heaven

While Mozambik's menu is meat-dominant, they have begun introducing a couple of tasty vegetarian dishes. Recognising that vegetarianism is much more than a diet fad, Chef Brett has unleashed his creative side in the kitchen. In honour of World Vegetarian Day on 1 October, Mozambik launched their new Jack Fruit Espetada! Jack Fruit is high in nutrients and is often referred to as the 'vegetarian steak'. Enjoy yours skewered and char-grilled or deep fried. Served with a medley of stir-fried veg, potato chips and Mozambik's famous peri-peri sauce, this is the ultimate vegetarian indulgence.

Not a fan of jack fruit? No worries. Mozambik has two staple vegetarian dishes on the menu - Mozambican Vegetable Curry and Moz Bolo de Batata (sweet potato flatbread). Packed with flavour, these dishes paired together will easily make you forget about meat all together.


Jack Fruit Espetada

Now for the drinks. Mozambik offers an array of wines and shooters, but it is their cocktails and party jugs which really have guests coming back for more. If you try only one, let it be the R&R jug to share. A Mozambican specialty often served at sunset on the beach, this Tipo Tinto and Sparletta Sparberry mix is delightful and refreshing. Even if you have never crossed the border to the land of sunshine and sangria, Mozambik Eastgate will have you longing for that Mozambican vibe in no time.

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Details: Eastgate Shopping Centre, Shop R14, 43 Bradford Rd, Bedfordview, Johannesburg | Tel: 011 615 0304 |
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