Bon Amis at Bloemendal (Durbanville)
Whether you’re dining with toddlers or an energetic group of eight-year-olds, finding a suitable restaurant may not be easy! Setting out to find the best child-friendly options – featuring everything from kid-approved meals and play areas to child-minders and baby-changing facilities is not an easy task, so finding one can be the answer to parents’ prayers.
Gone are the days when kid-friendly meant parents were trapped in a dark room with only screaming children for company. Nowadays, there are much more civilised dining options available to families. Here’s one that is located in the heart of the Northern Suburbs and where better than the magnificent Durbanville Winelands.
Bon Amis will keep everyone happy, with a menu that includes fresh salads and light meals, as well as more substantial burgers and steaks. They also have a great sushi menu.
Play area: The large play area is outside but shaded by tall trees and consists of a jungle gym, a rabbit hutch and ample running space.
Kids’ menu: The menu includes firm favourites like burgers, hotdogs, toasties and pizzas, as well as some gourmet mini shakes.
Changing facilities: In the larger wheelchair-accessible bathroom, there’s a changing table for moms and dads.
Child minders: No, but the play area is close to the outdoor deck seating and has good visibility of the little ones.
Other: If your tot needs a break from the physical activity, or wants something to do at the table, the kids’ menu also features fun activities on the back.
Reference: Jess Spiro and Chana Boucher EAT OUT