Last Saturday, on Valentine Day to be exact (and although we didn’t even remember that it was Valentine day and realized later when we saw some couples dined together and the women wore nice dresses, and made me wonder why oh why the men looked just like they were going to the beach………..although actually we were going to a place near the beach…………………oh never mind, it’s out of topic anyway), the lil one already made up his mind and said he wanted to go to this place:
Nope, he wasn’t in the swimming pool or in the public pool. Although it didn’t really look like we were in the public pool, but it was still a pool. Well actually, this pool was located inside here:
Sandabank Restaurant is located in Parkland Green East Coast Park. Parkland Green was formerly the location of the Parkland Golf Driving Range, which explained why we could not find the Golf Driving Range last time we visited this place. So, after undergoing some developments, this place is now becoming the new center of F&B in East Coast Park (in my opinion) with restaurants, casual cafes, sports retail shops, and even an indoor laser tag center.
After reading some good reviews on the internet, and I showed the boy all about it which made him very curious about this place and really wanted to see it by himself, we finally decided to go to this place last Saturday.
As you know, many kids friendly restaurants have playgrounds to attract the kids, or to distract the kids from their parents so the parents can eat peacefully………………..but unlike any other restaurants, this place does not have a playground, but 2 plunge pools. Now how awesome is that!
It was a super hot day so it would be fantastic to spend the day in the pool. The boy already had plan on his own, and that was to eat first, that swim, and eat again……………(as if everything was cheap……………..). Okay then, since we had no plan for the day, let’s just spend the day in here and see how much we had to pay after that………….
The back side of this restaurant is facing East Coast Park Beach where we could see people playing on the beach, cycling, or jogging. It even has bicycle parking space. So after you are tired circling the park, you can park the bikes and the scooters outside and grab cold drinks and food or just plunged yourselves in the super cold pool.
After swimming (or basically just playing in the water), there is shower facility outside this restaurant (public toilet but clean and in good condition), but if you’re dry and just want to go to the toilet, restroom is also provided in the restaurant.
When it was time to order the food, the lil one already knew what he wanted to order. Fish and chips! Yeah, what else? He ordered from the kids menu which he regretted because the portion was too small and he said next time he will order the “real” fish and chips in big portion (I was amazed by what he said considering he just had milk and chicken rice for breakfast).
Mission one: tried the food was done, and next we (only the boy actually) continued with mission 2: water play!
Total payment was around $90. Don’t worry if you spend much time in this place, we saw people stayed much longer than we did…………
Next time, we really like to try other places in Parkland Green, it has some nice cafes and restaurants, and some even have children playground. Maybe we will even try the laser tag……..
Nearest car park to go to these restaurants is C1, just turn left after you enter and there is a huge area for parking.