Eating out with kids
Family travel in Sydney
Getting around with the whole family is easy, pick up a travel pass that includes ferries, trains and buses. With the Family Funday Sunday fares, you can explore Sydney city and nearby regions on buses, trains, ferries and light rail for just $2.50 per person.
Eating out with kids
Dining in Sydney with the whole family can be affordable, entertaining, and enjoyed in one of the city's many stunning locations. There's no shortage of choices from casual to fine dining and many restaurants and pubs offer great value kids menus or early bird deals in the evenings.
Keeping it casual, weekend farmers' markets serve great value breakfasts at the Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park, Paddington, Balmain and Leichardt's Orange Grove. Join the locals for fresh juices and hearty breakfasts at beaches from Bondi, Bronte or north to Manly.
Come lunch time, flavours from around the world can be had at food courts in Pitt Street Mall in the city, Chinatown or Bondi Junction. Baguettes, pizzas and pub fare are best in The Rocks. All flavours of Asian food including Chinese, Japanese and Korean are popular in Chinatown.
Popular dinner hotspots include any one of Thai restaurants scattered on Newtown's iconic King Street. Little Italy in Leichardt serves traditional pizzas, pastas and gelato and Petersham is home to traditional Portuguese chilli chicken and sweet custard tarts.
For a feast for the senses, go early to the Sydney Fish Markets for Sydney's best seafood and fish. Grab a picnic table outside overlooking Blackwattle Bay. And if location is as important as the food, try the Newport Arms on the Northern Beaches or Doyles at Watson Bay have a menu to suit all and plenty of room for prams and for the kids to run free.
A lively harbourside precinct, Darling Harbour is just a 10-minute walk from Sydney city centre. One of Sydney's largest dining, shopping and entertainment precincts has a full calendar of outdoor events and indoor thrills for the whole family.
As well as being one of the best neighbourhoods for arranging travel around Sydney city, Circular Quay has many of Sydney's best attractions and things to do. There are also plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants scattered across the eastern and western sides of the Quay that offer siblime harbour views with great food and drinks.
The Sydney Fish Markets offer visitors the chance to soak in the atmosphere of an authentic working fish market. It is the largest of its kind in the entire Southern Hemisphere. Retailers offer a huge variety of freshly caught seafood and more. You have the option of taking the catch of the day home or to enjoy a delicious seafood meal on the wharf overlooking the water.