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Eight pram friendly restaurants for a dinner date (plus one)

Laura Peppas

Heading out for dinner with a baby might seem a bit ambitious.

But thankfully, there are places around Canberra that make it easier for parents who don’t want to miss out on our city’s burgeoning restaurant scene. We looked at a few restaurant options; taking into account things like speedy service, room for prams and change tables, and rustled up a few different options.

Fillos Taverna and Bar, Woden

This new taverna has a restaurant atmosphere and is separate from the bistro. It’s open from 6pm so there’s enough time to eat before bedtime, and it’s noisy enough in that if the baby is crying the other diners can’t really hear. It also has delicious Greek food – trust us, you won’t leave hungry!

Service: Fast

Change table: Yes, upstairs

Jamie’s Italian, Canberra City 

A favourite amongst parents, Jamie’s is very accommodating for babies and even has colouring in to keep older kids busy.

Service: Varies, depending on peak times

Change table: Yes, located inside the Canberra Centre

The Meating Room, Weston 

If you’re a meat-lover you can’t go wrong with The Meating Room, and there’s plenty of space for prams.

Service: Usually fast

Change table: Yes, there is a parent room

Little Istanbul, Tuggeranong 

This casual/cool Turkish restaurant at Tuggeranong has been a southside favourite for years, boasting some of the best pides in Canberra.

Service: Fast

Change table: Yes, located inside the Hyperdome

Turkish Pide House, Woden

Love your Turkish but want something closer to the Woden area? You’re in luck, because Turkish Pide House is also an excellent family-friendly option and has a great outdoor area to boot.

Service: Fast

Change table: Yes, located inside Westfield Woden

Agostini’s, Kingston 

Located at the East Hotel, this relative newcomer is fast becoming a favourite among families for its food and atmosphere alike.

Service: Moderate

Change table: Yes

Bicicletta, NewActon

If you’re craving Italian, you can’t go wrong with Bicicletta and if it’s a warm night outside, there are plenty of outdoor tables in the courtyard for a more casual atmosphere.

Service: Moderate

Change table: Located next door at A Baker (downstairs)

The District, Crace

This pub/cafe is known for its hearty meals and friendly atmosphere (along with a pretty irresistible dessert menu.)

Service: Usually fast

Change table: Yes

Want more?

Check out babieswholunch.net for a great guide to pram-friendly cafés around Canberra!

We know there are more options out there – that’s why we’d like you to let us know in the comments below! 

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Laura Peppas

Laura Peppas is HerCanberra’s senior journalist and communications manager and is the Editor of Unveiled, HerCanberra’s wedding magazine. She is enjoying uncovering all that Canberra has to offer, meeting some intriguing locals and working with a pretty awesome bunch of women. Laura has lived in Canberra for most of her life and when she’s not writing fervently she enjoys pursuing her passion for travel, reading, online shopping and chai tea.

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