2024-04-24

family-friendly 9 restaurants in Jeddah to check out

Favourite child-approved spots across the city

Whether you want to treat your brood to a special meal out, are on the hunt for that elusive place where both adults and children can eat well, are looking for value for money in a lively atmosphere or simply need to put a smile on your kiddo’s face fast, these family-friendly restaurants in Jeddah should suit your needs. Who’s hungry? If you’re looking to feed the gang, you can head over to these family-friendly restaurants in Jeddah.

Akiba Dori

Family-friendly restaurants in Jeddah: Akiba Dori neon restaurant

Want family-friendly restaurants in Jeddah where everyone can enjoy themselves? At Akiba Dori ’80s music, retro-modern vibes, Japanese street-style comfort food and exceptional Tokyo-Neapolitan pizzas collide to produce a winning formula that has seen the new spot quickly established as a firm fan-favourite.

Take your tweens or teens for a meal here and you’ll be granted immediate cool parent status (for a couple of hours at least).
Open Sat-Wed 1pm-midnight; Thu 1pm-1am; Fri 1pm-1am.The House Hotel Jeddah City Yard, Ar Rawdah, 

Blue Ocean

Family-friendly restaurants in Jeddah: Blue Ocean patio with yellow umbrellas

With a waterside location that will thrill children of all ages (and adults too, for that matter), sensational views, superb seafood dishes and a casual Miami Beach feel, Blue Ocean should be on every Jeddah-dwellers to-visit list.

For the ultimate kids’ treat day, spend the morning exploring the exciting underwater world of Fakieh Aquarium then head here to reminisce and refuel in style.
Open daily, 6am-2am. Fakieh Aquarium, Corniche Road, 

Chicken Republic

Family-friendly restaurants in Jeddah: Chicken Republic restaurant stairs and dining hall

This casual fast-food joint serves lip-smackin’, finger-lickin’ crispy fried chicken in every way possible, from crunchy dippers to old-school full or half grilled birds, as well as wraps, rolls and utterly extra burgers (hello, maple and Sriracha number).

If you’re visiting with the whole tribe, the kid’s menu will come in handy, and the family buckets are also a great shout. To add to the appeal, there’s a children’s playground on site, too. Remember it for family-friendly restaurants in Jeddah
Open Sat-Wed 1pm-midnight, Thu-Fri 1pm-1am. Prince Sultan Road,

Chili’s

Family-friendly restaurants in Jeddah: Chili's tacos and rice and beans

Looking for popular family-friendly restaurants in Jeddah? This is a well-established favourite on the dining scene. You know where you are with a visit to Chili’s: little people have their own mini menu featuring pizza, chicken bites, mac ‘n cheese and the like (the option to add veg-focused sides will please parents), while adults can tuck into generously portioned American and Tex Mex-inspired dishes.
The atmosphere is lively (read: the kids can make plenty of noise without any cause for concern), service is swift and the Al Andalus branch even has an outdoor playground, for the win.
Open Sun-Sat 11am-1am, Al-Andalus, St. Palestine Road and Roshan Mall, King Abdul Aziz Road, 

Goodies

Family-friendly restaurants in Jeddah: Goodies Selections exterior of restaurant

Who says you can’t enjoy a fancy meal with all the family in tow? One of the main reasons we love Lebanese restaurant Goodies (in addition to the swoon-worthy lobster salad) is that while this is undoubtedly an upmarket spot, the unstuffy atmosphere and well-thought-out kid’s menu ensures that everyone feels welcome. A brilliant special occasion destination for all the fam. It’s a solid choice for family-friendly restaurants in Jeddah.
Open Sat-Wed 7am-midnight, Thu-Fri 7am-1am. Prince Sultan Street and Star Avenue, .

Habsburg Friday brunch, Rosewood Jeddah

Family-friendly restaurants in Jeddah: Rosewood Jeddah indoor tables with beige walls

In search of family-friendly restaurants in Jeddah? How about family-friendly brunch? The Friday brunch at the Rosewood Jeddah proves that brunching with the kids is not just possible, but can actually be very enjoyable.

A top selection of entertainment options and activities (we’re talking arts and crafts, a live show, face painting, dance performances, cookie decorating and more) will keep the children well entertained, leaving adults free to get better acquainted with the impressive live cooking stations, fresh seafood platters and decadent desserts.
SAR299 (adults, including all beverages), SAR149.50 (kids aged six to 12, including all beverages). Fri 1.30pm-5pm, Corniche Street,

Loco’s Pizza

Family-friendly restaurants in Jeddah: Loco's Pizza olive, meat and pepper pizza

When it comes to child-approved food, pizza is king. That’s particularly true at Loco’s where the welcome is always friendly and the pizza pies are seriously tasty. Customer favourites include the signature super-cheesy Loco’s Pepperoni Pizza (two layers of light and airy dough, four layers of mozzarella and plenty of pepperoni) and the much-talked about sujak, hot sauce and cheese topped Volcano Pizza.


There might only be one option on the dessert menu but given that it just so happens to be a Nutella, marshmallow and chocolate syrup drenched sweet pizza number we can’t envisage any complaints from diners old or young.
Open Sun-Wed 1.30pm-1.30am, Thu-Fri 1.30pm-3am, Sat 1.30pm-1am. Hilmi Kutbi, Al Zahra, 

Nando’s

Family-friendly restaurants in Jeddah: Nando's chicken grill and shakes

A sure-fire winner of a (chicken) dinner destination. From celebrities to sports stars (Rihanna, Bella Hadid and Lewis Hamilton are reported to be fans), adults to tiny tots and even hard-to-please teenagers, everyone seems to love Nando’s making it a solid choice for family-friendly restaurants in Jeddah.


The bright and cheerful neon décor, option to customise the heat of your meal and specially designed Nando’s nipper menu mean that the famous peri-peri chicken chain just gets it right when it comes to pleasing a crowd. Bring the family and try it.
Sat-Thu 11.30am-midnight, Fri 1.30pm-midnight (Mall of Arabia branch), Sun-Wed 11.30am-12.30am, Thu & Sat 11.30am-2am, Fri 1.30pm-2am (Lilian Towers branch). Mall of Arabia, Gate No 5 and Lilian Towers, Prince Sultan Road. nandos.sa.

Piatto

Family-friendly restaurants in Jeddah: Piatto pasta with pesto in a blue bowl

Are more family-friendly restaurants in Jeddah? Combining pizza, pasta and antipasti with proper Italian hospitality, Piatto ticks all the family-friendly dining boxes and then some. The fact that there’s multiple locations across the city, “creative corners” where kids can prepare their own pizza and a stellar dessert menu to boot (the Kinder Milk Chocolate Mousse has been known to avert many a tantrum) only serves to secure its reputation as a top spot for a family feed.
Various locations including Etoile Center

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