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Dining recommendation

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Dining recommendation

We are 6 adults and a three year old looking for somewhere nice to celebrate a birthday on Saturday night. Any recommendations. Thought Teppanyaki but maybe too much to expect of a 3 year old. Would appreciate any ideas. Thank you

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1. Re: Dining recommendation


Here is a link to a teppanyaki restaurant in Broadbeach. The restaurant opens onto Broadbeach mall which could be convenient if the little one needs to be taken for a little walk .


Sydney, Australia
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2. Re: Dining recommendation

A nice restaurant to celebrate a birthday would be easy to answer if not for the 3 year old. Not knowing what the 3 year old eats makes it tricky for me to make suggestions.

That said, I'll assume that you'll want to eat early so maybe somewhere like The Cuban (good food & family friendly) or Mamasan (if you like Asian, the food here is amazing).

Other option would be Italian, such as Valentino's or George's (both good & next door to each other). I'm sure they'd have a children's menu.

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3. Re: Dining recommendation

The Surf club is very good, and kid friendly.

There are some nice restaurants across the road, at Pacific Fair.

Down the road towards Surfers is Chiang Mai Thai. You could take the tram.

Or take the tram into Surfers. Pancakes in Paradise is good, and don't serve only pancakes.

We ate at Hogs Breath last week. Not high class, but we couldn't fault the food.

When dining with young ones we usually feed them first, at McDonalds or similar, and hope they keep quiet playing with toys we've brought with us

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4. Re: Dining recommendation

As Sally mentions, it may or may not be dictated by any dietary requirements for your three year old.

If there are no restrictions, I recommend you consider a cuisine that best meets your group. Teppan is rather limited in authenticity in Australia, and whilst there are a couple of reasonable restaurants, they are few and far between. If it’s purely for entertainment purposes, by all means. At the Gold Coast, Misono is probably the closest you’ll get to the real thing, in terms of quality and technique

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5. Re: Dining recommendation

There are a plethora of restaurants & cafes in Broadbeach. Sometimes its best just to stroll around the streets to see what restaurant looks the best that will suit your group. As mentioned the Broadbeach Surf Club is very child friendly . The Chinese restaurant Yum Cha in Pacific Fair may also suit you & I know its very family friendly. The other we really like is Mamasan which is also family friendly.

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