If you're seeking an eatery for all the family to enjoy, take your pick through our recommended list of family friendly restaurants in Auckland. We've chosen some fine restaurant establishments guaranteed to make you and your little (or not so little) ones feel at home, so before you make any plans, consult our handy guide to family friendly restaurants in Auckland.
Eight of The Langham, Auckland is perfect for families who are looking for something decadent yet casual and is especially suited for when a special occasion comes around. The younger ones get in at half price (with all aged 4 and below getting in for free), and will be sure to enjoy the Eight concept of creating their own personal degustation! Those with picky family members can rest assured that the selection at family friendly Eight will be sure to offer something for all palates, too.
83 Symonds Street,
The Gourmet Pizza Kitchen of Takapuna, Auckland offers a great compromise to parents who want to enjoy a relaxed night out with the family in a more upmarket setting without feeling out of place or worrying about getting in the way of other patrons. With a special children's food menu, GPK Takapuna invites people from all around Auckland to drop by - family in tow - to sample their food, maybe even with a glass of wine to go with.
162 Hurstmere Road,
It comes as no surprise that The Library Cafe makes our Family Friendly Restaurants in Auckland list, considering its reputation as one of the most child friendly restaurants in Auckland. This Onehunga cafe offers a dedicated children playing space complete with separate all-day and dinner menus for the kids. Housed in an Auckland heritage building, The Library Cafe guarantees the luxury of spaciousness for your entire family that one doesn't often find in Auckland.
55 Princes Street,
Since the Middle East Cafe had extended their eatery out to the back, seating space in this casual restaurant had doubled, opening a large space up for eat-in diners - a prime criteria when choosing a family friendly restaurant. Yet another no-frills Auckland institution, The Middle East Cafe has been serving up the comfort food that are delectable shawarmas and kebabs since 1980. Many old-time patrons bring their kids in to the Middle East Cafe, making this eatery a true Auckland family hang-out space.
23 Wellesley Street,
Prego Restaurant, an Auckland casual dining legend in itself, hasn't been around over two decades for nothing. The service (and food, naturally) at Prego Restaurant is consistently impeccable and rustic, which is a feat for this family friendly pick, considering how they're swamped with a full house night after night and take no bookings. Come a little earlier with your family and snag a table at this Ponsonby favourite - with pizzas and pastas that will appeal to all ages including kids, Prego is a fail-proof choice for a hearty, worry-free night out for family bonding.
226 Ponsonby Road,
Don't be fooled by Squid Row's Gastro Bar status, because names aside, Squid Row Gastro Bar really is one of the more family friendly restaurants in Auckland city, simply because of the controlled and relaxed atmosphere that they champion. Couple this with the large airy space that the restaurant offers and a menu that appeals universally (including a concise Kids Menu to go with), the Squid Row Gastro Bar will make you and your family feel like part of the family in 1980s hit series, Cheers.
224 Symonds Street,