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6 Best family restaurants in Mooloolaba

byCatherine Milne-04 Apr 2018

Family-friendly feasting.

 

From the kids’ menu in the local surf club to nipper-sized servings from some of the precinct’s leading restaurants – Mooloolaba has plenty of family-friendly dining options that will satisfy the fussiest of little appetites without breaking the budget.

Mooloolaba Surf Club

Mooloolaba Surf Club serves classic pub fare in an airy dining room overlooking the rolling waves of Mooloolaba Beach. Breakfast is available from 8am, making the restaurant the ideal place to fuel-up if a day of exploring beckons. Mains are served from 11:30am ‘til late with the menu boasting an enticing array of mod Oz cuisine and daily specials. Kids’ lunches and dinners are just $9.95 and include an ice-cream cone dessert. There are also a range of gluten-free, vegetarian and dairy-free options on the menu.  

The Boathouse Restaurant
Mooloolaba Surf Club
The Esplanade, Mooloolaba
Open seven days
T: 07 5444 1300

Mooloolaba Surf Club
Mooloolaba Surf Club

The Dock Mooloolaba

With a winning combo of stylish interiors, Mooloolah River views, and 16 beers on tap, it’s no surprise that The Dock has become a local fave and a hit with holiday makers. The menu features a range of smoked and grilled meats alongside classics such as beer-battered barramundi and chicken shnitty. Kids’ meals are $14 and are served with a soft drink and ice-cream. Bookings recommended.

TIP: Leave room for dessert and order the crowd-pleasing peanut butter parfait with stout and chocolate ice-cream.

The Dock Mooloolaba
123 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba
T: 1300 843 362
Open seven days

Augello’s Ristorante & Pizzeria

Modern Italian cuisine meets relaxed, coastal dining at Augellos – an iconic eatery located on bustling Mooloolaba Esplanade. Although the vibe is casual, the gourmet pizza, pasta and chef’s specials are top-notch with the restaurant recently winning the ‘Best Pizza in the World’ award for a fig-infused pizza base topped with duck a l’orange. Take a seat on the sprawling deck overlooking the Esplanade and dine al fresco, or wander upstairs and enjoy your meal with a side of ocean views. Young ones will love the kids’ menu featuring pizza and pasta dishes ranging from $8 to $12. Bookings recommended.

Augello’s Ristorante & Pizzeria, 13 Mooloolaba Esplanade
Open seven days from 8am to 9pm
T:  5478 3199

Pier 33

This swish restaurant on Parkyn Parade has been wowing visitors with locally-sourced fare, chic Hamptons-inspired interiors, and sparkling views of the Mooloolah River. It’s the ideal spot for long, lazy lunches and the generous share plates of fresh seafood and local produce will be a hit with the whole family. The nippers’ menu features $10 delights including fish ‘n’ chips, chicken rolls, or fresh tomato and cheese pasta. Children are very welcome at Pier 33 and the restaurant often runs kids’ activities during seasonal holidays.

Pier 33 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba.
Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 11:30am for lunch dinner and drinks.
T: 0457 846 258

Acai Brothers

If you’ve over-indulged on your holiday and need to reboot with a serve of healthy food, head straight to Acai Brothers on River Esplanade. Everything tastes as good as it looks with a seasonal menu based around fresh fruit served up in bowls brimming with colour and flavour. You kids’ tastes buds will be happy dancing after one mouthful.  

Acai Brothers
1/3 River Esplanade Mooloolaba
Open seven days 7am to 4pm
T: 0488 164 649

Acai Brothers
Acai Brothers

Gainsbourg

Soak up the holiday vibes and ocean views with some relaxed beachside dining at Gainsbourg on Mooloolaba Esplanade. This little outfit punches well above its weight in the food stakes, and you’ll struggle to choose from the many delicious options available. (TIP: order the melt-in-your-mouth croque madame). The children’s menu features egg and bacon sandwiches, chicken and chips, or for the little sophisticate, a ham and cheese brioche toastie will hit the spot.  

Gainsbourg
Shop 109, 59-75 Mooloolaba Esplanade
Open seven days from 6am to 9pm
T: 07 5444 0468

Gainsbourg
Gainsbourg

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