Life with kids in St George
A lovely spot by the water on the Cooks River. The outdoor dining area is perfect for a warm day, there's plenty of room for groups and the kids will love the activity packs, fish and chips and plane watching!
Rowers on Cooks River is a great option if you're looking for somewhere relaxed by the water that has outdoor dining and is kid-friendly.
We visited on a hot Sydney summer day and the cool breeze coming off the river was perfect. The deck is large with plenty of seating and we had no trouble finding a table for four for lunch on a Saturday - it was refreshingly quiet for a spot by the water so close to the city!
The menu features usual favourites including ceaser salad, burgers and steak sandwiches - all were generous serves and looked delicious.
Mr 3 loved his huge plate of fish and chips from the kids menu and was happily kept occupied with the activity pack that came with his meal deal. Although watch out for the wind that whips up off the river, I was kept busy chasing after runaway colouring-in sheets!
The spot is surprisingly quiet given its proximity to major roads and the airport. The location is actually a bit of a bonus if you have kids who love plane spotting - the deck at the Rowers gives you a front row seat.
Our pick would definitely be to dine outside, but there is plenty of indoor seating if you'd prefer to stay out of the elements.
Apart from lunch and dinner the restaurant is also open on the weekends for breakfast, and with the waterside location, ample parking and plenty of space for the kids it's definitely an option worth trying out.
Access to the restaraunt is via a set of stairs in the foyer, however there is also a lift for pram access. The deck is due to undergo renovations early in 2015 so call to check on the status if you're planning on dining outdoors.
Cahill Park is right beside the Rowers, perfect for taking the kids to after you've eaten so that they can expel some of their endless energy :)
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