When you need a lunch or dinner spot in Glenelg or out north at Mawson Lakes, Doughballs is hands down , our Kids In Adelaide FAVOURITE spot for a family meal. Plus, you can also now find Doughballs popping up in McLaren Vale and sometimes in the Clare Valley – read on to find out where & when!
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 & Mawson Lakes. Book your visit to the Mawson Lakes venue on a Monday and Kids Eat Free – woohoo! 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.
If you’re heading to Doughballs in Mawson Lakes, you’ll find a spacious restaurant with live music each Friday night. And don’t forget kids eat free every Monday night at Mawson Lakes. Whichever venue you go to, you’re onto a winner!
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 each child gets an activity pack as well.
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 (pictured below) 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.
Their most recent menu is fantastic and has some some fun, quirky (and delicious) pizzas that you won’t find at your average pizza shop! Think Peking Duck, BBQ Pork (just like a pulled pork burger on a pizza YUM!) plus the much requested MeatEater.
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!
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 or Clare Valley (or if you live nearby, lucky ducks), you’re going to want to visit Doughballs at one of their winery pop ups. Check out their socials or websites for details – being pop ups, their opening hours and days are subject to change pretty regularly.
Whichever Doughballs venue is closest to you, grab a crew and book this in, you won’t be disappointed. View the current menu here.