When you need a lunch or dinner spot in Glenelg, Doughballs is hands down, our Kids In Adelaide FAVOURITE spot for a family meal. Plus, you can also find Doughballs in McLaren Vale at Paxton Wines on the weekends and popping up all over Adelaide at events!


Yep, HUGE news out of DoughBalls The Pizza Place – their latest restaurant will be opening in the Adelaide city in the July 2024 School Holidays! They will open in the Rundle Place Funlab precinct to be able to feed plenty of hungry shoppers as well as everyone who has been enjoying Hijinx Hotel, Cirque Electic & Strike Bowling! We will keep you posted on an exact opening date, but we can’t wait to see the new venue take shape!

I honestly can’t remember a time when I have been more impressed with a kids menu. Passionate about pizza, fresh SA produce and delivering a quality value offering and experience to families, we couldn’t rave more about our meals with the kids at Doughballs, Doughballs serves lunch, dinner and takeaway! You can even just stop in for coffee and wait for it, they do *cocktails* too!

Read on to find out about their fantastic kids menu, which is available at Glenelg. There’s a focus on healthy alternatives and providing some great options for the older children, as well as introducing some fantastic fresh options. Keep reading to find out more!

Firstly, what is a DoughBall anyway? Well, it’s a little warm ball of heaven to be honest. Served up plain with butters and pesto, or dressed with savoury or sweet toppings. Importantly kids will LOVE them.

If you are dining at Glenelg, you’ll find Doughballs set smack bang in the heart of the square. In winter stay toasty warm upstairs on the balcony, which is heated and enclosed. This is also a prime position in summer once the blinds are opened, along with the outdoor seating. The views set the perfect backdrop, although I must admit the kids were torn and drawn to the bright and colourful ‘beach hut style’ booths in restaurant. Doughballs also has downstairs alfresco seating, (complete with heater and blankets, or umbrellas for the sunnier months) a great option if you have strollers or kids that like some time on their feet when you are out.

Like many parents, owners Catriona and Lincoln felt they could rarely find a meal out that properly catered for the family market and let me tell you, they certainly have nailed a casual dining experience that has some amazing offerings for kids all at a really affordable price. For example; their kids three-course deal is just $12.90 which includes a pop top drink, a starter, main & dessert. The menu choices are great, including a Chicken & Sweetcorn Pizza, Strawberry Jelly Pot and a Fresh Fruit Salad option, plus of course, the old favourites of Unicorn DoughBalls and their delicious Ham & Pineapple Pizza.

They now also offer all children’s items a la carte for those that don’t want to eat the full 3 courses AND they have added the delicious NEW items

  • Rainbow Pizza: a fresh Pizza with Red Onion, Spinach, Ham, Sweetcorn, Cherry Tomatoes and Mushrooms all displayed beautifully to represent a rainbow. 
  • Fresh Grazing Board with some amazing new alternatives.
  • The Children’s menu is available all day everyday and doubles as a colouring and activity sheet for your child to do while they wait for their meal (which won’t be long!).

The kicker? It includes fresh healthy food options + pizza + your kids are going to LOVE the doughballs and well dessert, goes without saying.

Beyond the awesome kids menu (lunch and dinner) we enjoyed fabulous pizzas for the adults and must have eaten our weight in ALL of the doughballs. My favourite was the signature dessert with vanilla, salted caramel and nutella, but I also loved the warm doughballs with a pesto dipping bowl starter. See, we really did eat ALL the balls.

The dessert menu is extensive and lavish and there is a notable quality beer and wine offering too.

You can visit for lunch or dinner, seven days a week (book here), and they have an extensive beachside cocktail menu for just $15 – $16. Of course, you can also do takeaway too and we are loving the quirky messages they write inside the pizza boxes!

Order on a Wednesday for their $10 Pizza Menu!

For something completely different you can even hire the venue for a private function. Talk about a sweet location.

Speaking of locations, if you are visiting McLaren Vale on the weekend, you’re going to want to visit Doughballs at Paxton Wines. Check out their socials or websites for details of opening times or when there will be live music.

Grab a crew and book this in, you won’t be disappointed. View the current menu here.


Find Doughballs at: Mosley Square Glenelg and Paxton Wines, McLaren Vale.
Ph: (08) 8376 9932 (Glenelg)
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