Photo credits: Jinjuu
Jinjuu is a modern Korean restaurant founded by celebrity chef Judy Joo. It encompasses both traditional and contemporary food. For children, there's a selection of adorably presented fusion dishes such as beef tacos, kimchi fried rice and beef skewer and chicken lollies. To celebrate the launch of the kids' menu, every child will get 50% off their meal. This offer ends 31 August, so book now.
UG/F, California Tower, 30–32 D'Aguilar Street, LKF, Central, 3755 4868
2. Potato Head
Photo credit: Potato Head Hong Kong
Potato Head Hong Kong is a multi-purpose lifestyle venue that includes a retail store, an all-day café and bar, I Love You So Coffee shop, The Music Room and Kaum, an Indonesian restaurant. Recently, it has collaborated with florist June in March to offer flower workshops for kids aged from 4–10 years old, allowing them to learn the basis of floral design and decoration. More importantly to us, a new kids' menu has been introduced, adding to the summer fun. A selection of Malaysian food such as nasi goreng (fried rice with sweetcorn, prawns and fried egg) and aneka gorengan (fried prawn dumplings) will be served.
The next workshop (mason jar decorating and flower baskets) is scheduled for Saturday, 27 August from 10–11:30am and is priced at $250 per child to include a drink from I Love You So Coffee for one accompanying adult. To book, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
100 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun, 2858 6066
Photo credit: Cali-Mex
Photo credit: Jetlag & Mayhem
Cali-Mex serves up a variety of Tex-Mex food, from burritos, quesadillas and tacos to nachos and salads. For little ones with food intolerances, the restaurant's tortillas are completely gluten free. Cali-Mex offers two children's menus: the quesadilla menu includes tomato and cheese, grilled chicken and cheese and beef and cheese quesadillas, whilst the burrito menu offers beef and chicken burritos.
7 Wellington Street, Central, 2904 7698, plus many other locations around town (www.cali-mex.com)
4. The Flying Pan
Photo credits: That Food Cray
This 24/7 breakfast and brunch restaurant serves all kinds of breakfast-y options, ranging from omelettes and waffles to yoghurt and porridge. Vegetarians are well catered for, and there's a kids' menu where every dish is priced at a bargain $46. Breakfast for dinner? Your kids will love the novelty.
9 Old Bailey Street, Central, 2140 6333
1/F, David House, 37–39 Lockhart Road (entrance on Fenwick Street), Wanchai, 2528 9997
5. Dan Ryan's Chicago Grill
Photo credits: Dan Ryan's Chicago Grill
I have still yet to meet a child who doesn't like burgers and fries, which makes Dan Ryan's one of the top child-friendly restaurants in town – it's a great spot for a birthday celebration (oh how we bemoaned the recent closure of Dan Ryan's at Pacific Place). They have a relatively wide selection of dishes that appeal to kids, from mini burgers, to chicken fingers, to junior-sized BBQ ribs.
Shop OT315, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, 17 Canton Road, TST, 2735 6111
Shop 28, LG2/F, Festival Walk, 80 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, 2265 8811