The Ultimate Guide to “Kids Eat Free” on the Sunshine Coast

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Whether you are on a holiday or just going out for a weekly lunch, eating out can be expensive when you have a family to feed.

That s why ‘Kids Eat Free’ is a parent’s favourite phrase when it comes to planning a night out. Though it is an offer that has been around for a long time, restaurants that feature it are not always easy to find. That is why we have put together this ultimate guide of the best places on the Sunshine Coast where Kids Eat Free!

Please note – Kids Eat Free is only available Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday lunch.

Palmwoods Hotel

http://www.palmwoodshotel.com.au

What counts as a kid? 12 years and under

When can I get it? Mondays only

Conditions of offer: 1 free meal per main meal purchased. Excludes kids’ steak and kids chicken.

The Palmwood is a family owned hotel located in the Sunshine Coast Hinterlands. They have a huge capacity and feature regular entertainment events, a sports bar and a bottle shop. They also offer a courtesy bus if you want to enjoy a few drinks with your meal and be responsible

They are the self-declared location for the ‘best steak and seafood in Queensland’ and for your young ones under 12 there are six free meal options: cheeseburger and chips, fish and chips, calamari and chips, pizza, chicken nuggets and chips or spaghetti bolognaise.

Other kid friendly features

The Palmwood also offer free access to a fully equipped kids’ room with an active play gym and video games.

 

Nambour RSL

http://www.nambourrsl.com.au/dining-bars

What counts as a kid? 12 years and under

When can I get it?  Every Sunday to Tuesday night 

Conditions of offer: For every adult that buys a main meal of more than $15, the child can select any meal from the Mosaic Kids Menu for free

Nambour RSL Club is one of the more popular family dining restaurants on the Sunshine Coast. There are several kitchens where you can get food ranging from bistro style fare or Italian fine dining. However if you want the Kids Eat Free offer, the Mosaic Kitchen will be your destination.

There are six options on the kid’s menu: chicken nuggets and chips, fish and chips, ham and pineapple pizza, calamari and chips, steak and chips and spaghetti bolognaise. Usually kids meals come with a free soft drink and ice cream at Mosaic Kitchen but this does not apply with the Kids Eat Free offer.

Other kids’ friendly features

There is a Kid’s Club (12 years and under), which features family movies, video consoles and a range of toys as well as a Youth Zone (13-17 years) for the older siblings.

 

The Woombye Pub

http://www.thewoombyepub.com.au/

What Counts as a Kid? 12 years and under

When can I get it? Every Friday night

Conditions of offer: One free kids meal for every main meal purchased

Woombye Pub is a family and social pub that is renowned for its quality food made from local produce. It also features plenty live music from local artists and a wide mix of other entertainment like televised sport and ping pong championships. The hotel touts itself as a cornerstone of the Sunshine Village since 1800.

Their kids menu features four options: fish and chips, chicken parmi and chips, spaghetti bolognese and crumbed chicken strips and chips. There is also choice of ice cream with four topping options.

Other kids’ friendly features

The pub offers a large children’s area with a jumping castle and video games. There is also courtesy bus on Kids Eat Free night for parents who want to enjoy themselves with a few drinks.

 

Chancellor’s Tavern, Sippy Downs

http://www.ourhotels.com.au/chancellorstavern/

What Counts as a Kid? 12 years and under

When can I get it? Website is not explicit on this but it appears to be a week long offer. Phone ahead to confirm

Conditions of offer: NOT FREE. Kids meals are $3 with every main meal purchased. They include ice cream and drink

Chancellors Tavern is a modern hotel which serves delicious Italian inspired food as well as some of the more traditional pub options.

The Kids Menu features spaghetti bolognaise, chicken nuggets and chips, beef burger, ham and pineapple pizza, and kids steak and chips. Any selection comes with a free soft drink and ice cream with topping.’

Other kids’ friendly features

They also feature kids face-painting on some nights and there is a $49.95 Family Feast option on Friday nights (two pizzas, chicken wings, a garlic bread and a jug of soft drink).

 

Cooroy Hotel

http://cooroyhotel.com.au

What Counts as a Kid? 12 years and under

When can I get it? Every Sunday for dinner from 5.30pm

Conditions of offer: One child eats free for every paying adult. Meals come with a complimentary ice cream with strawberry, chocolate toppings and caramel.

The Cooroy Hotel offers a modern Australian menu from accomplished head chef, Patrick Landelle.

The kids’ menu is one of the more extensive ones featured in this article and includes spaghetti bolognaise, calamari and chips,cheese burgers and chips, fish and chips, hawaiian pizza, steak and chips, chicken and chips and chicken nuggets and chips. Salad can be substituted in any meal that includes chips.

Other kids’ friendly features

There is a Funzone Children’s Room with five Playstations and a plasma screen plus other games and books. Children can also be monitored via a screen in the main dining area.

 

Cooroy RSL Club

http://cooroyrsl.com.au

What Counts as a Kid? 12 years and under

When can I get it? Every Friday night

Conditions of offer: Kids get free meals for every main meal purchased by the parents.

Cooroy RSL Club offers a full service venue for food, entertainment and functions. The club possesses facilities such as bottle shops, coffee shops, hall hire and function rooms.

The kids menu features spaghetti bolognese, chicken nuggets and chips, kid’s steak and chips, fish and chips and crumbed calamari and chips. Each kid’s meal comes with a complimentary ice-cream.

Other kids’ friendly features

Kids also eat free throughout school holidays in 2017. Music and children’s activities such as balloon animals, raffles and face painting are another feature.

 

Sunshine Beach Surf Lifesaving Club

http://www.sunshinebeachslsc.com.au

What Counts as a Kid? 12 years and under

When can I get it? Every Thursday night (excluding school holidays)

Conditions of offer: Kids get free meals for every main meal purchased.

Sunshine Beach Surf Lifesaving club offers a great views of the beach while you eat. The club has a spacious deck and offers food from award winning chef Darren Sandilands.

The menu on the website does not feature a kids menu so best to call ahead if you have fussy eaters in the family.

Other kids’ friendly features

There is a magician to entertain the kids from 6pm and a kids room to keep them otherwise occupies. A courtesy bus is also available,

 

Dicky Beach Surf Club

http://www.dickybeachsurfclub.com/

What Counts as a Kid? 12 years and under

When can I get it? Sunday nights

Conditions of offer: Terms and conditions apply

The Dicky Beach Supporters Club is located at the north of Caloundra at the Sunshine Coast. The club has more than 200 seats at its restaurant, a TAB and free courtesy bus services. They are also a key part of the local community, as many surf clubs are, and hold regular raffles and other fundraisers to raise money for the club including a weekly raffle on Kids Eat Free night to raise money for the local Nippers lifesaving group.

The kid’s menu is not available on the website so call ahead if you have fussy eaters in the family.

 

Maroochy RSL Club

http://maroochyrsl.com.au/kidzone

What Counts as a Kid? 12 years and under

When can I get it? Tues-Thurs night for dinner and Sunday lunch in the Infusion Bistro

Conditions of offer: One kids meal for every meal purchased.

The Maroochydore RSL Club is a great venue for the whole family. It has a great entertainment calendar and a Sports Bar for  any sporting events. As well as the Kids Eat Free offer they have special deals for adults Tuesday to Thursday to help you save even more money.

The kids menu offers fish and chips, kid’s steak, ham and pineapple pizza and chicken nuggets and chips. Every kids meal comes with a soft drink and ice cream.

Other kids’ friendly features

The Maroochydore RSL features a Kidzone. It isn’t free but you can buy an annual junior or teen membership for you child for only $5. This membership comes with access to plenty of prizes from regular competitions and a free meal in their birthday month. The venue also regularly has special events like free face-painting and other kid-friendly events.

 

View Restaurant, Peppers Noosa Report

http://www.peppers.com.au/noosa/dining/

What Counts as a Kid? There are two categories of kids those under 5 (free breakfast) and those under 12 (free dinner).

When can I get it? Every night between 5:30pm and 6:30pm

Conditions of offer: For every meal purchased, two kid eats free. There is a free full breakfast buffet for kids under 5 and free dinner for kids under the age of 12.

Named for its commanding position overlooking Laguna Bay, View Restaurant features a modern Australian menu full of fresh local produce.

Along with a Kids Eat Free buffet breakfast for children under 5, the restaurant offers free dining for 2 children for every dining adult for orders placed between 5:30pm and 6:30pm every night of the week. There are 8 children’s meals to choose from (specifics unlisted on website) and each meal comes with a drink, dessert and a kid’s activity pack.

 

Hog’s Breath Cafe – Mooloolaba and Caloundra

What Counts as a Kid? 12 years and under

When can I get it? Every night

Conditions of offer:  1 free kid’s meal per adult purchasing main meal over $20.

The popular chain offers a Kid’s Eat Free offer where ever you can find it in Australia. The two locations on the Sunshine Coast (Mooloolaba and Caluondra) are no exception.

Their national website lists the ‘Hogster’ meals as calamari and chips, pasta, flathead and chips, cheese pizza, cheeseburger and chips, nuggets and chips, kids steak and chips and some Hogster Healthy Helpings are listed for a small charge. You’ll also get a free juice or soft drink and ice cream.

It should be noted that the terms and conditions does state “All Participating Hog’s Breath Cafes” and while both Sunshine Coast locations offer this deal at the moment, it is always worth checking ahead in case things change.

 

Brightwater Hotel

http://www.brightwaterhotel.com.au/kids-room.html

What Counts as a Kid? 3-11 year olds

When can I get it? Every Sunday from 5.30pm.

Conditions of offer: Terms and conditions apply

The Brightwater Hotel is a part of the Sunshine Coast Hotels group which prides itself on being independant and offering seasonal and local produce on their menus. It has won several hospitality awards since it opened in 2013.

The kids menu features 7 different options: cheeseburger and chips, ham and cheese pizza, tomato and cheese pasta, chicken nuggets and chips, chicken breast, vegetables and chips, fish a nd chips and steak and chips. Each meal comes with a free Paddle Pop.

Additional Kids Features

Every kid’s room has 6 PlayStations and 4 skill tester machines. There are also free kids entertainment on Sunday afternoons as well as free face painting.