Don’t feel like cooking but want to save on going out with your family? Here’s a list of where kids can eat free (or cheap) in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the Hunter region. We hope you’ll enjoy using the Newy with Kids guide.

Disclaimer : Kids Eat Free promotions can change without notice. Please check with the restaurant before visiting to make sure dining offers are still valid to avoid disappointment.

Where Kids Eat Free on Monday

The Argenton Hotel – Kids eat free on Monday and Tuesday nights with the purchase of every main meal from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.

Beach Burrito, Cooks Hill – Kids eat free during Happy Hour on weekdays 4pm – 6:30pm.

Club Charlestown – Every Monday, kids eat free for lunch and dinner. Up to 2 kids can eat free when 1 adult main meal is purchased.

Central Charlestown Leagues Club – Kids eat free on Mondays and Tuesdays from 5pm. Conditions apply

Club Macquarie, Argenton – Kids meals are $5 every day. All kids meals come with a free icecream, drink and kids activity pack.

Club Maitland City, Maitland – Kids eat free on Monday nights at The Quarry Bar & Grill. Conditions apply.

Crown & Anchor Hotel, Newcastle – Kids eat free every Monday night.

Family Hotel, Newcastle – Kids eat free when accompanied by an adult every day from 5pm-7pm.

Hog’s Breath Café Newcastle – Kids 12 and under receive a free meal on Monday and Tuesday when dining with a parent or guardian who purchase a main meal over $20.

Hog’s Breath Café Maitland – Kids 12 and under receive a free meal on Monday and Tuesday when dining with a parent or guardian who purchase a main meal over $20.

Iron Horse Inn, Cardiff- Kids Eat Free on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. One free kids meal with the purchase of adult main meal over $17. Not available with any other offer. 

Jewells Tavern – Kids eat free every Monday and Saturday night with purchase of adult main meal. Free face painting Friday and Saturday nights as well as Sunday lunch.

Mex Club, Mayfield Ex-Services Club – Kids eat free on Monday night.

Shaft Tavern, Elermore Vale – Kids eat free Monday to Thursday for lunch and dinner. One free kids meal per full-priced adult main meal or grill purchase. Not available on public holidays or special events.

Star Buffet Mayfield – On Monday nights, kids eat free. Terms and conditions: Children must be aged 12 and under. One free child per one paying member. Not available on public holidays. 

Sydney Junction Hotel – Kids eat free at SJs from Monday to Thursday for lunch and dinner. One kids meal free with the purchase of any main meal – excluding specials. Excludes public holidays or special events.

TGI Fridays, Greenhills – Kids Eat Free at TGI Fridays! The offer is valid from Monday to Thursday at Greenhills with one free kids meal with every full price adult meal. Minimum spend $25.

The George Tavern, Greenhills – Kids 12 and under eat free all week when you order between 5pm and 6pm. One free kids meal per main meal purchased.

The Lucky Hotel, Newcastle – Kids eat free with any main meal purchase over $20. N/A Public Holidays. Terms and conditions apply.

The Prince of Merewether, Merewether – On Monday nights kids eat free – book a table in the bistro between 5.30 and 7pm on Mondays and for every main course ordered, one child can enjoy a kids meal on the house.


Where Kids Eat Free on Tuesday

The Argenton Hotel – Kids eat free on Monday and Tuesday nights with the purchase of every main meal from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.

Beach Burrito, Cooks Hill – Kids eat free during Happy Hour on weekdays 4pm – 6:30pm.

Cantina at Wests New Lambton (Evening) – For every adult main meal purchased, an accompanying child (12 years & under) can choose a Kids Meal Deal for free. Deal runs Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

Central Charlestown Leagues Club – Kids eat free on Mondays and Tuesdays from 5pm. Conditions apply.

Club Macquarie, Argenton – Kids meals are $5 every day. All kids meals come with a free icecream, drink and kids activity pack.

Criterion Hotel, Carrington – Kids eat for $5 on Tuesday.

Family Hotel, Newcastle – Kids eat free when  accompanied by an adult every day from 5pm-7pm.

Hog’s Breath Café, Newcastle – Kids 12 and under receive a free meal on Monday and Tuesday when dining with a parent or guardian who purchase a main meal over $20.

Hog’s Breath Café,  Maitland – Kids 12 and under receive a free meal on Monday and Tuesday when dining with a parent or guardian who purchase a main meal over $20.

Iron Horse Inn, Cardiff- Kids Eat Free on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. One free kids meal with the purchase of adult main meal over $17. Not available with any other offer. 

Shaft Tavern, Elermore Vale – Kids eat free Monday to Thursday for lunch and dinner. One free kids meal per full-priced adult main meal or grill purchase. Not available on public holidays or special events.

Sydney Junction Hotel – Kids eat free at SJs from Monday to Thursday for lunch and dinner. One kids meal free with the purchase of any main meal – excluding specials. Excludes public holidays or special events.

T-Bones Tex Mex, Wests Cardiff – Kids 12 and under receive a free meal with 1 adult course. Valid Tuesday to Thursday nights.

TGI Fridays, Greenhills – Kids Eat Free at TGI Fridays! The offer is valid from Monday to Thursday at Greenhills with one free kids meal with every full price adult meal. Minimum spend $25.

The George Tavern, Greenhills – Kids 12 and under eat free all week when you order between 5pm and 6pm. One free kids meal per main meal purchased.

West Wallsend Workers Club,  – Kids eat free from Tuesday to Thursday. One kids meal for every main meal over $16 purchased. Kids under 12 only. Not available for takeaway.


Where Kids Eat Free on Wednesday

Beach Burrito, Cooks Hill – Kids eat free during Happy Hour on weekdays 4pm – 6:30pm.

Blueys Smokehouse at Cardiff Bowling Club, Cardiff – Kids eat free on Wednesdays. Conditions apply.

Cantina at Wests New Lambton (Evening) – For every adult main meal purchased, an accompanying child (12 years & under) can choose a Kids Meal Deal for free. Deal runs Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

Club Macquarie, Argenton – Kids meals are $5 every day. All kids meals come with a free icecream, drink and kids activity pack.

Family Hotel, Newcastle – Kids eat free when  accompanied by an adult every day from 5pm-7pm.

Iron Horse Inn, Cardiff- Kids Eat Free on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. One free kids meal with the purchase of adult main meal over $17. Not available with any other offer. 

Shaft Tavern, Elermore Vale – Kids eat free Monday to Thursday for lunch and dinner. One free kids meal per full-priced adult main meal or grill purchase. Not available on public holidays or special events.

Sydney Junction Hotel – Kids eat free at SJs from Monday to Thursday for lunch and dinner. One kids meal free with the purchase of any main meal – excluding specials. Excludes public holidays or special events.

T-Bones Tex Mex, Wests Cardiff – Kids 12 and under receive a free meal with 1 adult course. Valid Tuesday to Thursday nights.

TGI Fridays, Greenhills – Kids Eat Free at TGI Fridays! The offer is valid from Monday to Thursday at Greenhills with one free kids meal with every full price adult meal. Minimum spend $25.

The George Tavern, Greenhills – Kids 12 and under eat free all week when you order between 5pm and 6pm. One free kids meal per main meal purchased.

West Wallsend Workers Club,  – Kids eat free from Tuesday to Thursday. One kids meal for every main meal over $16 purchased. Kids under 12 only. Not available for takeaway.


Where Kids Eat Free on Thursday

Beach Burrito, Cooks Hill – Kids eat free during Happy Hour on weekdays 4pm – 6:30pm.

Club Macquarie, Argenton – Kids meals are $5 every day. All kids meals come with a free icecream, drink and kids activity pack.

Edgeworth Tavern, Edgeworth – Kids eat free for dinner. Conditions apply.

Family Hotel, Newcastle – Kids eat free when  accompanied by an adult every day from 5pm-7pm.

Shaft Tavern, Elermore Vale – Kids eat free Monday to Thursday for lunch and dinner. One free kids meal per full-priced adult main meal or grill purchase. Not available on public holidays or special events.

Shortland Waters Golf Club – $10 pizza and pasta on a Thursday and kids eat free.

Sydney Junction Hotel – Kids eat free at SJs from Monday to Thursday for lunch and dinner. One kids meal free with the purchase of any main meal – excluding specials. Excludes public holidays or special events.

T-Bones Tex Mex, Wests Cardiff – Kids 12 and under receive a free meal with 1 adult course. Valid Tuesday to Thursday nights.

TGI Fridays, Greenhills – Kids Eat Free at TGI Fridays! The offer is valid from Monday to Thursday at Greenhills with one free kids meal with every full price adult meal. Minimum spend $25.

The George Tavern, Greenhills – Kids 12 and under eat free all week when you order between 5pm and 6pm. One free kids meal per main meal purchased.

West Wallsend Workers Club,  – Kids eat free from Tuesday to Thursday. One kids meal for every main meal over $16 purchased. Kids under 12 only. Not available for takeaway.


Where Kids Eat Free on Friday

Beach Burrito, Cooks Hill – Kids eat free during Happy Hour on weekdays 4pm – 6:30pm.

Chameleon Play Cafe, Cessnock – Kids eat free every Friday after 5pm. Purchase an adults main meal to receive a kids meal for free.

Club Macquarie, Argenton – Kids meals are $5 every day. All kids meals come with a free icecream, drink and kids activity pack.

Family Hotel, Newcastle – Kids eat free when  accompanied by an adult every day from 5pm-7pm.

The George Tavern, Greenhills – Kids 12 and under eat free all week when you order between 5pm and 6pm. One free kids meal per main meal purchased.

Toronto Hotel – Kids eat free for Friday dinner with the purchase of a main meal.


Where Kids Eat Free on Saturday

Club Macquarie, Argenton – Kids meals are $5 every day. All kids meals come with a free icecream, drink and kids activity pack.

Family Hotel, Newcastle – Kids eat free when  accompanied by an adult every day from 5pm-7pm.

Jewells Tavern – Kids eat free every Monday and Saturday night with purchase of adult main meal. Free face painting Friday and Saturday nights as well as Sunday lunch.

The George Tavern, Greenhills – Kids 12 and under eat free all week when you order between 5pm and 6pm. One free kids meal per main meal purchased.

The Mattara Hotel, Charlestown –  One free kids meal per main meal purchased on weekends from 5:30pm.

Toronto Workers Club – Kids Eat Free each Saturday from 5.30pm. For each main meal purchased between 5.30pm and 8.30pm a kids meal will be deemed complimentary within the same transaction. Kids Eat Free includes a meal and the choice of either a drink or ice-cream for free. Children must be 12 years and under. See Indulge Brasserie for full terms and conditions.

Woods & Co, Kahibah Sports Club – One kids free meal with every purchase of putt-putt.


Where Kids Eat Free on Sunday

Blackbutt Hotel, New Lambton – Kids 12 and under eat free on Sunday from 5:30pm to 8pm. One free kids meal with 1 adult’s main meal. Not valid on $12 items.

Club Macquarie, Argenton – Kids meals are $5 every day. All kids meals come with a free icecream, drink and kids activity pack.

Family Hotel, Newcastle – Kids eat free when  accompanied by an adult every day from 5pm-7pm.

Rashays, Greenhills. Kids eat free on Sunday. Terms and conditions apply. Must be member of Rashay Rewards.

Sunnyside Tavern, Broadmeadow – Kids 12 and under eat free for lunch and dinner.

Swansea Hotel, Swansea – Kids 12 and under eat free on Sundays.

The Bavarian, Charlestown Square – Kids eat free every Sunday from 11am to 4pm from Kids Menu. T&Cs apply: Child must be 12 years or under and order from the Kinder Menu with a full paying adult dining on the restaurant a la carte menu. Only available at lunch. Not available with any other offer.

The Bennett, Hamilton – Kids eat free with every main meal purchased from 12pm.

The George Tavern, Greenhills – Kids 12 and under eat free all week when you order between 5pm and 6pm. One free kids meal per main meal purchased.

The Mattara Hotel, Charlestown –  One free kids meal per main meal purchased on weekends from 5:30pm.

Woods & Co, Kahibah Sports Club – One kids free meal with every purchase of putt-putt.

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[Note: This list is constantly updated. If you have any additions, updates or corrections to the list (Kids Eat Free or Kids Eat Cheap) that aren’t listed above, please email reena@newywithkids.com.au]

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