Family holidays are a wonderful way to make memories with the kids. But finding places to eat that can cater for everyone’s tastes and needs, especially if you have young children, can sometimes be tricky.
Fortunately, Malta has the answer. There are many places across the island that are designed with children’s entertainment in mind, and even more that are very happy to welcome them for mealtimes, whatever the time of day.
Here are Reveal’s top picks for young-children-friendly places to eat in Malta.
Radisson Blu Resort, St Julian’s
Located within the Radisson Blu Resort in St Julian’s, Le Bistro is an award-winning, family-friendly restaurant. While the décor is clean, fresh and stylish, the restaurant’s relaxed, easy-going atmosphere and excellent service makes it fairly child-proof. What’s more, the Le Bistro seasonal menu – which uses exclusively fresh local produce in a specialised ‘farm to fork’ concept – ensures that whatever your child orders, their meal will always be fresh, healthy and delicious. With baby-changing facilities, highchairs, complimentary parking and free Wi-Fi also available, Le Bistro has all the bases covered to make parents’ lives easier too.
Wilga Street, Marsaxlokk
Offering Malta’s ‘most technologically-advanced dining experience’, iPlace is a restaurant that will appeal to techie kids and grown-ups alike. Despite its location in the old fishing village of Marsaxlokk, iPlace is a modern, contemporary eatery which aims to unite technology with food. There is an independent cable TV set at every table, and iPads that serve as both menus and gaming mediums which can entertain the kids while they await their meal. The whole family will also appreciate the generous portions, delicious Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, friendly service and affordable prices on offer.
Ta’ Xbiex Seafront, Ta’ Xbiex
Ask any local where they take the kids out to eat in Malta, and many will answer with ‘Mamma Mia’. As one of Malta’s most popular restaurants, it has earned a place on the island’s top restaurants lists time and again – not just for its central location, excellent service and delicious food, but also for its uber family-friendly set-up. Overlooking a yacht marina, the bright and comfortable décor is welcoming for all, while the wide selection of Mediterranean and British-inspired cuisine on the menu is mouth-watering and moreish. Offering baby-changing facilities, highchairs, and full wheelchair access, this is a restaurant that is highly-experienced in catering for all the tastes of a family table.
Funland – Piazza Cascata
Ball Street, Paceville, St Julian’s
Funland Malta is a four-story building designed specifically with family entertainment in mind. With a soft playground, a large trampoline, snooker and pool tables, a cannon shooter, a space simulator, a 5D cinema and a separate kids party area, there are plenty of unique activities to amuse the whole family from the toddlers to the adults. Then when the little – and big – ones get hungry, there is also a comfortable and family-friendly restaurant in the building, where diners both young and old are spoilt for choice with a vast menu.
The Jungle Restaurant
The name of this unique
all-American restaurant should be taken literally, since diners are surrounded
by waterfalls, streams, trees, vegetation and life-size animals! Even better
for families with young children, the restaurant has an integrated kids’
playhouse and designated play area that is supervised by professional
animators, so that parents can relax with a meal selected from the extensive
menu, while their kids are enjoying the ample entertainment available in the