Family Dining Experiences Around Brisbane

Sunday September 30th, 2012

In recent years, Brisbane has become quite well known for its blossoming restaurant industry, and there has been no shortage of fantastic new operations opening their doors of late. Unfortunately, not all of these dining options can be considered family friendly, so make sure you know which ones are before you make your family dinner plans.
If you are in Brisbane with your family looking for some decent places to eat, your best bet is to get online and do some research, because this is guaranteed to save you time, money and frustration. The following is a brief look at some of the best options in Brisbane for family dining.

Earth n Sea Pizza & Pasta

With four different locations to choose from across Brisbane, Earth n Sea provides the perfect mix of great food in an informal atmosphere, making this the perfect place to take the entire family. A four-time winner of the people’s choice awards for Favourite Casual Restaurant and Family Dining, Earth n Sea has also won the coveted Best Pizza in Brisbane award.

If your family is looking for a value-for-money, delicious lunch or dinner that is always made from the freshest local ingredients, head to your nearest Earth n Sea, as there is likely one not far from your Brisbane accommodation.

Lone Star Steakhouse and Saloon

Located in Aspley, Browns Plains and Springwood, Lone Star offers good food at reasonable prices, and if you come on a Monday, or between 11am and 4pm on a Saturday, kids under 12 eat free.

Samford Valley Hotel

Located a short drive north west of Brisbane in the beautiful Samford Valley, the hotel here provides the perfect spot to stop for lunch or dinner, especially if you are dropping by with your whole family. They have put a big effort into pleasing the kids here, constructing an entire play area with them in mind — known as Krusty’s Playground — and if you arrive late and decide to stay the night, the Samford Valley Hotel also offers comfortable, value-for-money short stay accommodation.


When you have a big, hungry family to feed and don’t want to have a lot of fuss and hassle doing it, head to Sizzler and let your gang choose their own meals, and eat as little or as much as they like. Sizzler offers a clean, tasty, value-for-money dining option. It is most definitely family friendly, and of all the dining options for families in Brisbane, it can easily be considered among the best.

The Pineapple Hotel

Located in the Kangaroo Point area of Brisbane, the Pineapple Hotel consists of a steakhouse and beer garden, and has thoughtful and tasty menus for both adults and kids, so you should all be able to find something to eat. The steaks are among the best in Brisbane and the wine list is quite respectable as well, so rather than support unhealthy fast food, take your family to the Pineapple Hotel.

Finding family friendly dining options can make a huge difference on a trip, so before you even book your tickets to go, start looking into your dining options. One of the best places to get advice is from other families who live in or have travelled to the Brisbane area, so read the reviews, visit blogs or ask friends with families who have made the trip.

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