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Child-friendly restaurants

Taking the children out to dinner is and remains an adventure. Tourism Ostend has drawn up a selection of restaurants that also welcome your kids. At these child-friendly restaurants, spilling or playing with your food and even making a lot of noise is no problem whatsoever. As long as they do not exaggerate of course.

Fort Napoleon

A great place to sit down to a meal while looking out over the dunes, port and lighthouse. The bistro mainly serves snacks, whereas the restaurant offers an extensive range of regional products. When the weather is nice, you can relax on the large terrace.

Kid-proof:
The impressive fortress located amidst the dunes fires your imagination. This is especially the case during the school holidays, when you can savour delicious pancakes and waffles. After playing in the dunes, you can enjoy a tasty afternoon snack – in short, the ideal combination!

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Het Koninginnehof

The restaurant is located on the island in the middle of the largest pond in the Maria Hendrika Park. Here, you can enjoy snacks, pastas, ice creams, pancakes and traditional Flemish dishes in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere!

Kid-proof:
When the sun is out, this restaurant changes into a children’s paradise. The location not only features a large playground, a go-kart circuit and a miniature golf site, but you can also hire a paddle or rowing boat to sail the pond. A restaurant for all those wanting to have fun!

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Café Botteltje

First and foremost, Café Botteltje is the place to be to taste a beer or Dutch gin. As the average Belgian customer (and foreign tourist) likes to combine drinking with a little something to eat, the menu also features various types of finger food, salads, mussels and a selection of fish and meat dishes. The interior can best be compared to the combination of a traditional pub and and English gentlemen’s club. In short, it reflects pure charm!

Kid-proof:
Simple recipes for children’s dishes that everyone likes, kids’ chairs and colour pencils to make a drawing at the table: here, children are more than welcome! Running around inside the charming interior is no problem either.

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Chalet mini golf

In a playful, green environment, you can enjoy a hearty plat du jour and honest dishes with a clear maritime link. A tomato filled with shrimps or a Nordic fish platter? At this restaurant, you can always count on being served fresh products!

Kid-proof:
Here, children can not only play miniature golf, but there is also a large, immaculate playground and a park filled with flowers and plants. In addition, it is easily accessible with a buggy or pram. Kids will have the time of their lives while their parents can relax.  Sounds great, does it not?

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De Koekoek

The Koekoek has existed since 1971 and serves chicken. Only roasted chicken, though! It is said that Marvin Gaye also loved tucking into the restaurant’s famous specialty.

Kid-proof:
As you do not get any cutlery here, everybody uses their hands to eat. You can also order applesauce to accompany the chicken.

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Ostend City Park

This restaurant is located in the Ostend Tennis Club chalet. In short, enjoying great food while overlooking the tennis courts.

Kid-proof:
As the City Park is located in a green area, there will not be a lot of hustle and bustle. It has a nice terrace and children are more than welcome!

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TAO

Located right in the centre of Ostend is a trendy place where you can enjoy a very delicious meal. TAO is not only a lounge bar where you can enjoy a relaxed aperitif, but can also choose between more than twenty different starters and main courses, inspired by the exotic tastes of world cuisine.

Kid-proof:
TAO attracts a very diverse public. Located close to the Ostend Casino, it is the ideal stop before or after a kids’ show. TAO not only serves a Kids Menu, but also provides special chairs for your young ones. If the weather is nice, there is plenty of room on the large terrace.

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Jilles Beer & Burgers

Magnificent like the sea and as cosy as at home, that is what Jilles Ostend is all about. Located on the Albert I-Promenade below the Andromeda Hotel, you will be able to savour pure burgers prepared with love while enjoying the sea view. Taste our burgers either inside or while seated on the terrace. Or why not pick up one for your beach picnic?

Kid-proof: 
Your children will immediately feel at home while having fun in the play corner.

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Grand Café Du Bassin

This restaurant, located at the Visserskaai close to the railway station is a compulsory stop for true gourmets. Although its chef, Tom Vanhaecke, knows his classics, he applies a creative twist to each plate. Here, you will be served high-quality food.

Kid-proof: 
This restaurant is located close to the Ostend harbour and opposite the legendary fishing boat Amandine. This in itself is already a big adventure for the little ones. And the fact that they can draw and colour in the restaurant only makes eating at Le Bassin even greater fun.

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Ocean

An address that really does credit to the expression ‘holiday at the seaside’! A magnificent sea view, fresh products directly from the sea and an excellent service. A true gem for hedonists!

Kid-proof:
The menu features tasty children’s dishes for your little ones, which range from spaghetti to sole meunière with French fries.

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