10 Places in Manila Where Kids Can Eat for Free
Living young and wild and, most especially, free
(SPOT.ph) They say that time is of the essence. So why not free up your schedule to bond with the most important people in your life every once in a while (read: your family)? And since you can never go wrong with some good grub, treat your nearest and dearest to places that will make their tummies happy. Oh, and don't forget to bring along the little ones too because, well, you don’t really have to pay for their meal. At least you won’t in these 10 restaurants.
Black Olive by Chef Carlo Miguel (also of Draft and Scarsdale) features delightful interpretations of Greek-inspired dishes that work well with beer (for grown-ups, obviously). With a minimum purchase of P800 for the adults, kids 12 years and below can avail of their special menu, with dishes like mushroom cream soup, chicken or fish nuggets, chicken or pork a la plancha, grilled cheese tostada, and honey bacon macaroni and cheese for free. The promo is available on Saturdays and Sundays, and covers a maximum number of two kids per table only.
Black Olive is at Unit R3A & B, Camino Verde Avenue, Capitol Commons, Meralco Avenue cor Shaw Boulevard, Barangay Oranbo, Pasig City (633-2071).
Bring the kids on after-school dates at this no-frills burger place. For a minimum purchase of P500 and with a valid ID, children ages four to 12 can get a free kids’ meal with choices of sweet spaghetti, carbonara, mini burger, burger steak with iced tea for drinks. The promo is available daily at all of Garage 88 branches from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Garage 88 has branches at Bonifacio Global City (0917-587-0088), Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City (0917-866-2332), and Aguirre, BF Homes, Parañaque City (0915-230-2517).
Give yourselves a pat on the back on weekends and give in to those steak cravings. An order of an entrée gets kids ages 10 and below a free meal. This promo is offered only at the Libis branch, and a maximum of two kids per table is allowed.
Outback Steakhouse is at E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue, 35 E. Rodriguez Avenue, Acropolis, Libis, Quezon City (634-3801, 634-3742).
The Ostrich Farm
Comfort food faves get a fresh new makeover in this unique place where they serve 100% ostrich meat straight from their own farm. Don’t worry. If you’re too chicken for ostrich (which, by the way, is lower in cholesterol), real chicken and Angus beef are available. Whatever you choose, every P500 order gets you one kids’ meal. Your minnies can choose from mouthwatering dishes like Burger Steak with Rice, Mini Burger with BBQ Fries, Carbonara with Honey Chicken Wings, and Spaghetti with Honey Chicken Wings.
The Ostrich Farm is at Blue Bay Walk, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City (949-4335).
Village Tavern is well-known for their whole-wheat flatbreads and American comfort food. It’s a perfect place for Sunday family get-togethers, especially since a minimum purchase of P1,500 gives the kids a free ticket to the kids menu. Only two kids, aged six to 12, max are allowed per table.
Village Tavern is at 2/F Bonifacio High Street Central, Bonifacio Global City (621-3245).
California Pizza Kitchen
Take your fambam's love for pizza to a whole new level at California Pizza Kitchen. Their Kids Eat Free promo is available every day from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., just in time for a late lunch, merienda, or early dinner. For a minimum purchase of P500, kids aged 10 and below can enjoy as many as four slices of pizza of their choice totally for free!
California Pizza Kitchen has branches at Glorietta (893-9898), Alabang Town Center (850-5771), Shangri-La Plaza Mall (687-7841 to 42), Greenhills Promenade Mall (725-7377), TriNoma (901-3881 to 82), Power Plant Mall (895-3447), and Greenbelt 5 (401-7160).
Slappy Cakes is the perfect kids’ place because it allows creativity, cooking, and pancakes all in one table. Aside from the fun atmosphere where children are actually encouraged to "play" with their food, they also get a chance to eat for free. Every day, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., with a minimum purchase of P500, little ones aged 10 and below can enjoy a complimentary serving of buttermilk pancakes.
Slappy Cakes is at Eastwood, Quezon City; SM North EDSA The Block, Quezon City; SM Aura Premier, Bonifacio Global City; and SM Jazz Mall, Makati City.
Feast on Nordic proportions as you indulge on lavish cuisines from around the world, one plate a time. We're pretty sure umay won't be a problem with all the different choices you have at hand. Make sure to bring your kids who are below three feet, too. They get to dine for free on weekends and holidays and, at the same time, develop an excellent and diverse palate at a young age.
Vikings has branches at Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City; SM Marikina; SM BF Parañaque; SM Mega Fashion Hall, Mandaluyong City; SM North EDSA, Quezon City; and SM Jazz, Makati City. For inquiries and reservations, contact 846-3888, 846-4888, and 846-5888.
Banzai: The Great Teppanyaki Theater
Do bring your kids to this one. Not only does Banzai feature a variety of Japanese dishes, it makes sure that your eyes and emotions are delighted as well with performances featuring kabuki, knife-juggling, and geisha and samurai parades. They even have a trick art museum that the children will surely enjoy. If they’re shorter than 3.5 feet, they get to enjoy this taste of Japan for free.
Banzai is at Building J, By the Bay Leisure Park, Seaside Boulevard, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City (552-7368).
An all-day dining buffet and restaurant featuring live kitchens, Cucina offers a variety of food stations that range from international cuisine to dessert, salad bars, crepe, and waffles. This upscale buffet experience isn't exclusive for a date night with your hubby, though. Bring the kids, too. Kids seven to 12 years old pay only half price while kids six years old and below get to eat for free.
Cucina is at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City (720-7715).