Family-Friendly Restaurants in Bedfordview

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.

Spur 

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.

Wimpy 

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.

Mochachos 

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.

Mozambik

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.

Piatto

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

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.

Kiddilicious

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

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.

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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.

Eateries Of Northgate Shopping Centre

Mugg & Bean

This shopping mall staple is a popular favourite among diners. Mugg & Bean serves good coffee, delicious giant muffins, a selection of decadent cakes and a range of yummy meals, from breakfasts and brunch to burgers and nachos. We've all been to this eatery at least once and therefore know exactly what to expect - good quality, friendly service and tasty food.

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Big Joe's Real Pies

When you're looking for a quick and easy lunch that will fill the spot and tastes good, there's nothing better than a warm and flaky pie. Especially when said pie is free of additives, preservatives and colourants. That is exactly what you'll be getting at Big Joe's. Freshly baked every day, these hand baked pies are made using old school methods, ensuring a mouthwatering final product.

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Spur

Another common mall find, Spur combines Mexican and American flavours to create inviting meals that we all know and love. What has made this restaurant such a great success over the years is their family style dining. They have a decent kid's menu and offer entertainment to keep your little ones occupied throughout the meal. Their menu hasn't changed much over the years, serving up perfectly cooked steaks, delightful schnitzels and the ultimate nachos.

Find more information here.

spur

Delhi Delicious

This deli makes some of the most delightful pies and samoosas in the county. Their secret is in the crust, which is made with less fat and hot water. This results in a buttery flaky pastry that could make anything taste good. But it so happens that the Delhi Delicious fillings are also quite exquisite. Flavours range from hearty meaty ranges to flavourful vegetarian options, all delicious in their own right.

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Bean Kissed

Espressos, cappuccinos, Americanos, lattes, mochas, turmeric lattes, chai lattes, ceylon tea, rooibos tea, hot chocolate, Milo, instant coffee, kiddyccinos and decaf are just some of the freshly made drinks available at Bean Kissed. Located in the food court, this coffee kiosk also offers a range of cold beverages as well as an assortment of appetising cookies and biscuits.

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Spicy Den

At first glance, Spicy Den may appear to be any old spice shop. But once inside, you'll soon find that there is so much more to this hidden gem. Not only do they offer all sorts of spices, sauces, grains and oils, but they also create some of the most toothsome Indian food in the north. Menu items include roti rolls, biryanis and curries. But the secret treasure is, without a doubt, the substantial samoosas stuffed with perfectly spiced fillings.

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Dairy Fairy

Keen for a sweet treat? Then head on over to Dairy Fairy for tantalising soft serve ice cream served with your choice of toppings from their range of cookies, nuts, sweets, fruit and sauces. Or get one of their decadent sundae varieties, mini doughnuts, popping sodas, icy slushies, creamy smoothies or thick and luscious milkshakes. Not sure what to get? We recommend the chocolate cake ice cream sundae, this chocolaty treat is nothing short of glorious.

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dairy fairy

Biscuit And Rusk King

While Biscuit And Rusk King is not technically an eatery or restaurant, we couldn't leave them off this list. This store crafts and sells rusks and biscuits in a wide assortment of flavours. Among these are lemon, chocolate and vanilla biscuits as well as sugar free, marmalade and chocolate and almond rusks. We adore these crunchy bites because of the buttery and vanilla nuances.

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Sausage Saloon

For an alternative to burgers, why not try a delectable hot dog? Sausage Saloon creates a unique array of hot dog options to suit all palates. These gourmet hotdogs are loaded with toppings like cheese, chilli, onion, tomato and sauces, which are free of charge. Sausages include mini bites, corn dogs, Russians, cheese Russians, wors, lamb sausage and vegetarian hot dogs.

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The Fish & Chip Co

For some traditional British fare, try some fish and chips. This fast food joint offers hake, captain's fish, fish cakes and calamari. But non-seafood lover's can also enjoy a meal here, with options of Russians, cheese Russians, chilli Russians, viennas and chip rolls. Extras, value meals, double ups, buddy meals and family meals are also on offer on the menu.

Find more information here.

Fish and Chip co

Contact details: Northgate Shopping Centre | 011 794 1687 | Corner Northumberland and Olievenhout Avenues, Northriding | [email protected] | https://www.northgate.co.za

*Images sourced from Northgate Shopping Centre's website and Facebook page.

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Fun Activities For The Little Ones At Greenstone Shopping Centre

Rush Trampoline Park

Laying at the entrance to Greenstone Shopping Centre is a children's play area. This 30 000 square foot area is home to Rush Trampoline Park. Rush boasts many activities to keep the children active. These include the trampolines, dodgeball courts, basketball lanes, foam pit, battle beam and fidget ladder. Parents can grab a cup of coffee and watch their children jump for joy from the viewing area or keep themselves entertained watching the game on the big screen. Adventurous parents can even join in on the fun.

The Fun Company

Located just past the food court, opposite Mugg and Bean and Musica, is the centre's arcade, aptly named The Fun Company. They offer hours of fun in the form of bumper cars, a bowling alley and all the classic arcade games. Kids, and adults, are bound to have a blast racing, shooting villains, shooting hoops, dancing and whacking the crocodile. All in a bid to score as many tags as possible in hope of getting the largest, loudest and most colourful prize.

Toy Kingdom

Everyone's favourite toy store has recently opened up shop at Greenstone. Toy Kingdom has an assortment of toys including action figures, arts and crafts, baby and early development, games and puzzles, dolls, plush and educational toys. All these may sound pricey. But don't stress. Toy Kingdom has a Royalty Club offering shoppers 1 loyalty point for every R25 spent. This is bound to make Christmas and birthday shopping a little lighter on the pocket.

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Ster-Kinekor

One of our favourite memories as children was going to the movie theatre with friends, family or as a school outing. Watching a movie on a huge screen with surround sound and that oh-so amazing popcorn that we dusted in way too much spice was the highlight of our day. Spoil your kids with the same lasting memory by taking them out to catch a movie. They show many kid-appropriate and family-friendly movies from animations to feel good comedies. Pro tip, get a cuppa at the Ster-Kinekor coffee vending machine, for a little extra help keeping up with the kids.

Shopping

Kids love going shopping, trying on new clothes, exploring the hidden world in books and, of course, getting new toys. When its time to spruce up your kid's wardrobe or spoil them with books and toys, head over to Greenstone. Stop by at Exclusive Books or Bargain Books to pick out new and exciting storybooks, fairy tales and colouring books. Or get some much needed wardrobe items from Cotton On Kids, The Hub, Ackermans or Jet.

Food

After all the exertions playing in the arcade, jumping around like a jack-in-the box and all the shopping, the kids are bound to be hungry. Greenstone offers a few kid-friendly restaurants. These include the South African classics like Wimpy, Spur and Panarottis. End all the fun on a sweet note with an ice cold scoop, swirl or cake slice from Milky Lane.

kids movies

Contact details: 011 524 0445 / Cnr van Riebeeck and Modderfontein Road, Greenstone Hill / [email protected] / https://greenstonemall.co.za