Price guide

Time Out Malaysia Kids - - Eating Out -

Restau­rants are listed with a price guide based on the av­er­age cost of main course op­tions (ie, not a full meal and not in­clud­ing drinks or any ser­vice or taxes) $ = RM1–RM14 $$ = RM15–RM24 $$$ = RM25–RM49 $$$$ = RM50–RM99 $$$$$ = RM100+

An­tipodean Café

20 Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar, KL (03 2282 0411); Me­nara Tan & Tan, Jalan Tun Razak, KL (03 2161 0752/www. an­tipodean­cof­fee.com). Sim­ple and un­pre­ten­tious, An­tipodean serves up de­li­cious food with a touch of home. Choose from the mains or the lus­cious cakes or in­dulge in their all-day break­fast menu. De­spite not hav­ing a chil­dren’s menu, the café does have a range of items that should ap­peal to kids: The por­ridge with honey and ba­nana and the ba­nana pan­cakes will definitely please finicky young palates. If the por­tions are too big, just talk to the staff and they will shrink them ac­cord­ingly. The café has re­cently grown to in­clude four out­lets (with new premises at Mid Val­ley and Atria) but we’re con­fin­ing our rec­om­men­da­tion to the Bangsar and Me­nara Tan & Tan out­lets. Th­ese have cosy kid­die ar­eas, equipped with toys, lit­tle ta­bles and a tele­vi­sion show­ing car­toons. At the Bangsar café, even Fido is wel­come to join the fam­ily’s brunch. High chairs avail­able. Pushchair-friendly. Credit cards ac­cepted. Free park­ing (Tan & Tan on week­ends). (Bangsar) Mon-Thu & Sun, 8am-10pm; Fri-Sat, 8am-11pm; (Tan & Tan) Daily, 7.30am-9pm. $$

Big Gin Na Fam­ily Restau­rant

19 Lorong Teras Jaya 7, Kawasan Per­ni­a­gaan Teras Jaya, But­ter­worth, Pe­nang (04 313 4486/www.face­book.com/ big­gin­nafr). This restau­rant with sim­ple dé­cor can really come to life for a kids’ party – they seem to go all out to make the place colour­ful and fun for their themed par­ties. On a dayto-day ba­sis though, visit Big Gin Na for its no non­sense Chi­nese and Malaysian dishes. There are plenty of meals that the whole fam­ily can enjoy to­gether, like the milk-based steam­boat, which is tasty but non-threat­en­ing to young taste­buds, as well as a great kids’ menu that in­cludes colour­ful bento box creations and even purées for ba­bies. There’s a large kids’ play area with toys, slides, soft mat­ting and some games to play so your kids need not get bored while you take your time with lunch. Hap­pily, there is a clean breast­feed­ing and nappy chang­ing room with comfy couches, plus there’s even a spe­cial tod­dler-friendly toi­let. Kids’ menu. High chairs avail­able. Pushchair­friendly. Baby chang­ing fa­cil­i­ties. Credit cards ac­cepted. Tue-Sun, 12noon-11pm. $

Café Café at The Orig­i­nal Car­wash

Lot 211-214, Sec­tion 9, KTLD, Rub­ber Road, Kuching (08 225 6396/www. the­o­rig­i­nal­car­wash.com). This is one nifty idea: toss the staff your car keys and sit back and re­lax with a meal. The Orig­i­nal Car­wash will wash and wax your car while you enjoy their very fam­ily-friendly menu. Dishes in­clude noo­dle and rice dishes, full break­fasts and Western favourites like fish and chips, burg­ers and pasta. Ask the staff for pen­cils and pic­tures to colour to keep the kids happy while the car is shined. Pork-free. High chairs avail­able. Pushchair­friendly. Tue-Sun, 11am-11pm. $$

Hard Rock Café

Ground floor, Wisma Con­corde, Jalan Sul­tan Is­mail, KL (03 2715 5555); Unit G-26 / F-28, Oceanus Wa­ter­front Mall, Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kin­a­balu, Sabah (08 827 3952); 28 Lorong Hang Je­bat, Malacca (06 292 5188); Hard Rock Ho­tel Pe­nang, Jalan Batu Fer­ing­ghi, Pe­nang (04 881 1711/www. hardrock­cafe.com). With rock ’n’ roll mem­o­ra­bilia on prac­ti­cally ev­ery sur­face, this renowned restau­rant not only has a great at­mos­phere but pretty good food too and it’s a su­perb place for kids. All kid­die meals come com­plete with a drink and lit­tle ones can choose from items such as the Mac-Daddy Mac & Cheese and Buddy’s Ban­gin Burger with Cheese or, for the more health con­scious kids, a grilled mar­malade chicken breast salad known as Skid­dley’s Not-So-Did­dly Chicken Breast Salad – all served on a cool gui­tar shaped plate. Kids will re­ceive a Rox­tars Ac­tiv­ity book and, in be­tween colour­ing, should keep their eyes peeled for their favourite char­ac­ters, who of­ten visit the restau­rant. Pork-free. Kids’ menu. High chairs avail­able. Pushchair-friendly. Credit cards ac­cepted. (KL) Mon-Thu & Sun, 11.30am-1.30am, Fri-Sat, 11.30am-2am; (KK) Mon-Thu & Sun, 11.30am-2am, Fri-Sat, 11.30am-3am; (Malacca) Mon-Thu & Sun, 11.30am-1am, Fri-Sat & eve of Pub­lic Hol­i­days, 11.30am-2am; (Pe­nang) Mon-Thu & Sun, 11.30am-2am, Fri-Sat & eve of Pub­lic Hol­i­days, 11.30am-2.30am. $$$

Jala

The An­daman, Jalan Teluk Datai, Langkawi (04 959 1088/www.the­an­daman.com). The An­daman’s beau­ti­ful beach­side seafood restau­rant might seem a sur­pris­ing choice for a night out with the kids. Think again: Not only will they enjoy a so­phis­ti­cated menu to match Mum’s and Dad’s but they’ll be able to build sand­cas­tles once sated. Jala’s menu for chil­dren is one of the most in­no­va­tive in the coun­try. Mini gour­mands can choose from dishes in­clud­ing the Jala veg­gie burger, with its mor­eish beet­root and chick­pea patty, Dan­ish hot dogs (a chicken sausage in a bread roll topped with mus­tard, ketchup, re­moulade, pea-mayo and lemon), or the deep fried seabass served up with crispy potato in panko and re­moulade, pea-mayo and lemon. Pork-free. Kids’ menu. High chairs avail­able. Credit cards ac­cepted. Tue-Sun, 6-10.30pm. $$$$

Mar­malade

First floor, Bangsar Vil­lage II, Jalan Telawi 1, Bangsar, KL (03 2282 8301); Level G3, Pub­lika Shop­ping Gallery, Jalan Du­ta­mas 1, So­laris Du­ta­mas, KL (03 6201 7991/www. ilove­mar­malade.com). Up­grades to the main and kids’ menus in re­cent years have made Mar­malade an even bet­ter choice for fam­i­lies. Still suc­cinct and still cen­tred on com­fort food, the menu here trades in sim­ple, de­li­cious dishes that are healthy but cer­tainly not bland or joy­less. We heartily rec­om­mend the chicken rice, served with oriental veg­etable soup, and the mac­a­roni and cheese, sneak­ily threaded with

Mar­malade

An­tipodean Café

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