Eating out with the whole family can be quite complicated and sometimes you just don’t need that drama on a weekend. Skip the fast-food options because you can definitely take the kids to beautiful spaces where you can linger over great food and drinks in Macau. Yes, it’s possible moms and dads! These cool and child-friendly restaurants are worth a visit for your next family day.
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A parent’s ultimate mecca, Café Panorama is always a winner when it comes to family dining outings. With an amazing space for kids to roam around, it’s also pet-friendly so every member of the household is welcome. You’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to food. Choose from your favorite Chinese dishes to international specialties prepared with the freshest ingredients. It’s open all day long and serves three meals a day from an à la carte menu, plus a delicious buffet on the weekends. Gaze at the lovely views of the gardens outside as you tuck into delicious food worry-free while the kids enjoy themselves.
Grand Coloane Resort 1918 Estrada De Hac Sa, +853 2887 1111, www.grandcoloane.com
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Take a stroll at one of Macau’s iconic districts, Taipa Village Macau. You’ll find so many lovely restaurants to choose from but there is a reason La Famiglia stands out from the rest of the dining spots. With a warm and relaxed ambiance, the menu is simply delicious and delightful. This charming restaurant also offers Macanese and Portuguese cuisines for the whole family to enjoy. There are three stories of spacious dining areas to choose from and a magnificent view of the colorful city from their rooftop area.
La Famiglia +853 2857 6131, 76 R. dos Clerigos, Taipa Village, facebook.com/famiglia.macau
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Cha Bei is such a pretty place to dine at in the city. The food selection is healthy, the interiors are stunning and the overall vibe just feels good. Message your mom friends and take your little ones for high tea or a lovely meal at this stylish spot in Galaxy Macau. Indulge in an assortment of savories, petit fours, scones, and madeleines. There are varieties of pastries and treats to choose from and an impressive tea selection. The signature options include the pinot noir, an orange pekoe black tea with mild earth and coppery liquor, and the Casablanca, an aromatic sencha green tea with peppermint and strawberry flavors.
Cha Bei is located on 1047, 1F, Galaxy Macau, +853 8883 2221, www.galaxymacau.com
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Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel’s Feast always has a relaxed family vibe no matter what day of the week it is. The hotel’s contemporary restaurant highlights the best in international cuisine that’s also visually stunning. The food is displayed in a myriad of colors and textures, ensuring that the kids will find their food interesting. Savor a wide selection of Portuguese dishes, Macanese cuisine, and a huge assortment of popular Asian food. You can also catch The Little Big Club All Stars Parade nearby at the Shoppes at Cotai Central. The kids will surely love the beautifully choreographed and energetic parade which takes place daily.
Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel The Londoner Macao, Estrada do Istmo, s/n, Cotai, +853 2880 2000, www.sheratongrandmacao.com
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Going to a restaurant for a meal with your kids can be exhausting. That is why we try to keep it to a minimum per week. If you want to head out for a good weekend brunch or day out with the family, Portofino at The Venetian Macao is a great idea. The restaurant is always bustling with an energetic and warm atmosphere. While there is a mixed vibe of formal and casual, don’t let that put you down. Pizza and pasta always win at the end of the day. The price is worth every bite and reflective of the service and quality!
Portofino at The Venetian Macao Casino Level 1, Shop 1309, +853 8118 9950, www.venetianmacao.com
Café Bela Vista
Grand Lapa, Macau’s Café Bela Vista is a delightful dining place in the city. Take the whole family here for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and you’ll find sumptuous Portuguese and Macanese dishes alongside international favorites. They present daily dishes that are very close to the heart of many locals while also giving tourists a true taste of the city. It’s set in a stunning colonial-style veranda which is the perfect al fresco beginning to your day. Just within the hotel complex, you’ll find The Kids Co., a special children’s area full of exciting indoor and outdoor activities. The center keeps kids entertained with playground activity, computers, video games, and special programs during weekends and holidays for a fee while hotel guests receive two hours complimentary access daily and are charged per hour thereafter.
Grand Lapa, Macau Avenida de Amizade, Macau, +853 2856 7888, www.grandlapa.com
There are lots of Portuguese restaurants in Macau but Vic’s Restaurante stands out for a reason. We love the welcoming and unpretentious family-style dining that embodies this dining spot. You’ll easily see groups of families lingering at their tables for the warmth of food and ambiance. It’s a combination of fine and fun dining that focuses on sharing dishes. It’s definitely a relaxed place where you can try traditional Portuguese snacks and fantastic lobster rice. Enjoy the view that includes ferries, bridges, buses, and helicopters with the kids. It’s great bonding moment while savoring the clams casa de Barreira that’s pure perfection!
Vic’s Restaurante G/F, Rocks Hotel, Macau Fisherman’s Wharf, +853 8295 6583, www.rockshotel.com.mo, [email protected]
We’ve always recommended Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip as a fantastic place for a family staycation. From the concierge to all the friendly staff, you’ll feel the warmth and quality service at this hotel property. If you want to seize the day and chill out with the children, head to Splash poolside restaurant at this location. Sit by the pool with a glass of melon sangria while the kids savor delicious snacks and drinks. The wagyu cheeseburger at Splash is also quite popular so give it a try! The best thing here is that Splash is open to everyone. Even if you’re not a guest at the Four Seasons Hotel Macao, you can drop by and still enjoy drinks and snacks at the poolside surrounded by its lush gardens.
Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip Estrada da Baía de N. Senhora da Esperança, Taipa, +853 8112 8343, www.fourseasons.com
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This article was originally written by Apple Salangsang in February 2018 and updated by Macau Lifestyle in July 2020.