Life with kids in Sydney City
A local institution, the North Annandale in the heart of the suburb has had a make-over and now boasts one of the best kids play areas in the City.
The hotel has a wonderful family-friendly atmosphere, with indoor and outdoor dining options. They have regular events including live music and meat raffles and the play room is large, with lounges and play equipment.
The kids meal list is extensive and all come with a FREE activity pack and ice cream.
Reviewed by Andi Dyson, March 2017
It was great to visit an old favourite from my youth. Many years ago, I lived down the road for the North Annandale and used to love their trivia nights. But I tell you what, the place has changed a lot and for the better.
The newly refurbished hotel in the heart of bustling Annandale has been expanded and now boasts several dining areas, some with great views of the street life below and a courtyard that looks into the fantastic play room for the kids. There are vertical gardens and a fresh modern feel about the place.
On arrival the kids, of course, went straight for the play. The staff were so lovely and helped them out by letting them choose a movie to play. Lily picked Home. There are a couple of comfy lounges for kids or adults to hang, huge chalkboards on the walls for creative play and loads of toys to keep little ones occupied. The kids had a ball and we could relax and enjoy the time out of the house.
The food service was quick and very tasty. The kids picked a meal each and shared between them spag bol and chips, salad and nuggets. They pretty much polished off the lot, so they can certainly vouch for the kids menu. The adults both opted for steaks which were well cooked and came with a choice of some impressive sauces and sides including roast vegies, slaw, bbq corn and mushroom risotto cakes. The kids also got some yummy ice cream as part of their meals which were also polished off pretty quick.
They also have a specials board which included gnocchi, crispy salmon and kangaroo. They also do a selection of burgers and tasty jaffles if you want something smaller (best idea ever).
All-in-all a fun and relaxing experience. Highly recommended.