Bonding with your family is an important thing to keep in mind, and we must all try to spend at least a little bit of time with our loved ones everyday. What better way to do so than going out for a family meal together? It’s the perfect time to wind down, have good food, and catch up with each other. Even better when you see that ‘kids eat free’ sign outside a restaurant, so you won’t have to pay a cent for their meals! We scoured the Internet and came up with a list of eateries in the city where your little ones can dine for free:

Red Lobster

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Image Credit: Pinterest

This popular American franchise, known the world over for their fresh lobsters (obviously) and heaven-sent cheddar bay biscuits, offers a free kids meal with any purchase of an adult entrée. This ‘kids eat free’ promotion is only for children under 12 years of age, and applicable any time and day of the week, so you can have weekday lunch with your rugrats with no hassles. With 7 outlets throughout KL and Selangor, I’m sure there’s one you can reach in no time!

Halal

Available at several outlets nationwide.

Website: http://www.redlobster.com.my/

Gastro Sentral, Le Meridien KL

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Image Credit: AsiaWebDirect

If you want high-class food that’s still familiar and comforting, look no further than Gastro Sentral in Le Meridien KL. Their menu will appeal to everyone, with dishes spanning from American cuisine like hotdogs and burgers, to Italian pastas, Malaysian curry mee or congee, the list goes on. Good news is your kids eat free if they’re under 4 years of age and with a purchase of an adult entree! Choose from their specially created kid’s menu (with such dishes like triple deck brioche and sweet mascarpone waffles), so both you and your child can dine in style.

Pork-free

Address: Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur, 2 Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470, Kuala Lumpur

Hours: Kids eat free from 12pm-5pm, weekends only

Tel: +6032263 7434

Website: http://www.dining.lemeridienkualalumpur.com/GastroSentral

Olive Garden

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Image Credit: Olive Garden

Another well-known dining franchise from the USA, Olive Garden serves up a myriad of Italian food, most notably their extensive range of pasta dishes. Kids eat free if they’re under 12 and accompanied with purchase of an adult meal, and this offer is open to every day of the week, at any time. Now’s the perfect time to stock up on those world famous free-flow breadsticks!

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Available at Mid Valley Megamall and AEON Mall Shah Alam

Website: http://www.olivegardenrestaurant.com.my/

Nosh Up, Jaya Shopping Centre

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Nosh Up is a contemporary café serving up unique Western dishes in Jaya Shopping Centre, and their decoration and interior design alone is enough to be a feast for the eyes. Don’t be greedy and hoard all the food to yourself, because your kids eat free when accompanied by an adult that orders a main course. With so many exceptional things to choose from on the menu, don’t be surprised to find yourself unable to choose what to have for lunch!

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Address: Lot LG-26 Jaya Shopping Centre Jalan Semangat, 46100 Petaling Jaya

Hours: 10am-10pm daily

Tel: +603-7931 8988

Website: https://www.facebook.com/noshupcafe/

Pizza Hut

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If you and your kids like pizza (and why wouldn’t you?) Pizza Hut offers a ‘kids eat free’ promotion, with every RM20 spent earning you one complimentary kid’s meal. This offer only applies to little rascals under 8 years old, or under 120cm. And seeing as Pizza Hut is such a well-known household name, I’m sure no one will be complaining on dinner plans!

Halal

Available at several outlets nationwide (except Genting Highlands outlet).

Tel: 1300-88-2525

Website: http://www.pizzahut.com.my

Doiffee, Taman Desa

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This café in the suburbs of Taman Desa specializes in everything coffee, but that doesn’t mean your children can’t eat here though! Doiffee has just recently introduced a kid’s menu, and your kids under 12 years old/120 cm tall can choose one of the dishes for free when you order a main meal. Selections include child-favourite dishes like spaghetti or chicken nuggets to tide over the little ones. It’s the perfect place to order a cup of their signature coffee and relax with your family.

Pork-free

Address: 10A, Jalan Desa Jaya, Taman Desa, 58100 Kuala Lumpur

Hours: 8am-11pm on Sun-Thurs, 8am-12am on Fri & Sat

Tel: +603-7980 1305

Website: http://doiffee.com

Tony Roma’s

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If you want to get down and dirty with juicy steaks and ribs, Tony Roma’s is the place to go. They also have a special kid’s menu for your tykes, and they can choose from an array of dishes that come with a healthy appetizer, a drink, and even ice cream! In conjunction with their 10th anniversary, children below 12 can choose a free meal from the kid’s menu any day of the week (as opposed to only on weekdays) with every adult entree ordered. There’s also a limit of two free meals per family.

Pork-free

Available at several outlets nationwide.

Website: http://www.tonyromas.com.my

Caliburger

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If you’re feeling like having big, meaty burgers, have you tried Caliburger? Hailing all the way from sunny SoCal, this In-N-Out rival has an extensive list of all kinds of burgers for you to choose from, that will make you spoilt for choice. Bring your kid along, and every purchase of a Cali Combo entitles you to 4-piece nuggets or a Caliburger Jr for your young ones. Don’t forget to order one of their signature milkshakes to complete your meal!

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Available at Sunway Pyramid and Avenue K.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/caliburgermalaysia/

Chili’s

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Chili’s is known for their child-friendliness, with a special kid’s menu and activity sheet handed out to all the little ones that step into their doors. Naturally, they also offer a free kid’s meal for kids under 12 with every adult entrée purchased, any day of the week. The meal can only be chosen from their kid’s menu, consisting of child-favorites like burgers, grilled cheese, pizzas, and more. I still remember being excited about going to Chili’s to get crayons and art sheets to play with and ordering the awesome mac and cheese!

Pork-free

Available at several outlets nationwide

Website: http://chilis.com.my/

TGI Fridays

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Yet another American food joint (I’m starting to see a trend here), I’m sure we all know and have been to a TGI Fridays at least once in our lives. This place doesn’t need much introduction, for they’re known far and wide for their yummy tex-mex dishes. Bring your kids along for a free meal with every adult entrée, at any time, any day. As long as your child is below 12, they’ll be eligible for a dish of their choice from the kid’s menu!

Pork-free

Available at several outlets nationwide.

Website: http://www.fridays.com.my

IKEA

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We all know that kids go wild at IKEA, with its play area, kid’s furniture, toys, and loads of other details to appease those restless little minds. After all, when IKEA believes that ‘children are the most important people in the world’, you know they’re not playing!  IKEA’s cafeteria has a kid’s menu too which will make your rugrats happy, but little kids eat free! If you have a newborn baby they offer free baby food for kids under 12 months old. This offer applies with any purchase of an adult meal.

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Available at IKEA Cheras and Damansara.

Website: http://www.ikea.com/my/

Sakae Sushi

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If you and your family are more into Japanese food, Sakae Sushi is one of the best places to get your sushi and teriyaki fix! (But I’m sure you knew that already). They are giving away free meals for children under 12 years/120cm on Sundays! You’ll be entitled to this promotion with every purchase of any food item. With so many outlets of theirs all over the country, it’ll be super easy to find one near you.

Halal

Available at several outlets nationwide.

Website: http://www.sakaesushi.com.my/

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

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Based on the popular film Forrest Gump, starring Tom Hanks, this seafood-oriented restaurant has made its way to our shores, and they’ve proven quite popular with the locals! If you have kids with you, they get to order a kid’s meal for free any day with purchase of any main course, as usual. A special kid’s menu is available to order from, which has dishes like fish and chips and fried shrimp to keep the tummies happy and the children quiet.

Halal

Available at The Curve, Citta Mall, and Sunway Pyramid.

Website: http://www.bubbagump.com

Italiannies

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Image Credit: Malaysian Flavours

Italiannies’ hearty Italian dishes have gained them a legion of fans from around the country, and once you’ve had a taste you’ll completely understand why. Kids eat free with every main course ordered, and offerings for the little ones include pizza, spaghetti, and fried chicken. Italiannies’ food portions are meant to be shared anyway, so if your kids aren’t full from their meal they can steal a bit of yours!

Pork-free

Available at several outlets nationwide.

Website: http://www.italiannies.com.my/

Makan Kitchen, Doubletree by Hilton

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Up for something a little fancier? Makan Kitchen at Doubletree hotel has an extensive hi-tea buffet every weekend, and (surprise surprise) kids under 12 will get to enjoy their meal for free! With over 60 dishes available for your dining pleasure, there will definitely be something your picky eaters will enjoy.

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Address: 11th floor, Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 348 Jalan Tun Razak, The Intermark, 50400 Kuala Lumpur

Hours: 12.30pm to 4pm on weekends and public holidays (high tea hours)

Tel: +603-2172 7272

Website: http://flavoursbydoubletreekl.com/makan-kitchen/makan-kitchen/

Capricciosa

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More Italian food! Capricciosa specializes in their authentic Italian pizzas and pastas, and with every adult meal ordered, kids eat free! Choose between pizza, spaghetti, chicken strips, or meat balls from the children’s menu, and get a scoop of ice cream for free too! This offer only applies on weekends and public holidays, for kids under 12 years old/120 cm tall.

Halal

Available at Sunway Pyramid and Sunway Putra Mall.

Website: http://www.capricciosa.com.my/

Secret of Louisiana, PJ

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If food from down South is up your alley, Secret of Louisiana is a restaurant you should try out. Located by a lake in Petaling Jaya, the restaurant has stunning views across the lake, especially during sunset. And of course, your kids under 8 years of age will get to choose one out of four meals for free with any order of an adult main course. The usual suspects are up for ordering, like spaghetti or fried fish and chicken fingers. Here’s definitely a picturesque place to take your family for dinner!

Halal

Address: Block D-01-01, Jalan SS7/13A, Plaza Kelana Jaya @ The Lake, Petaling Jaya 47301

Hours: 11am-3pm, 5pm-11.30pm daily

Tel: +603-7875 5230

Website: http://www.secretoflouisiana.com/

Now you have a list of places to plan your family lunches for the coming months! And maybe you can try your luck to pretend to be a kid to get a free meal (It won’t work, but you can get a good laugh from trying!). If you know of any other places that serve kids meals for free, let us all know in the comments!

 
 
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