We were stuck in Manly around dinner time and knew if the kids didn’t eat soon we’d have some serious problems. I did some googling and found Ironbark Pizza Restuarant and Cafe where kids eat free if you order before 6:30pm.
The address for your GPS is 208 Pittwater Road, Manly, 2095. There is on street parking, we got parking along Rolfe Street as we were coming from the East Esplanade.
Ironbark Pizza Restuarant and Cafe is open from 5pm every day of the week. Bookings can be made online by clicking here. They also offer take away and delivery to some suburbs.
The decor yells Italian Pizzeria, the red checkered table clothes, waxed covered candles and wooden tables. You can sit outside (it was covered up when we visited in Autumn) or sit inside alongside the warm pizza oven.
As soon as we arrived we were shown a table and offered a high chair or booster seat and our pick of colouring-in sheets. Of course we chose Batman, Lightening McQueen and Sophia The First. The service was super quick and we were able to eat, colour and pay all before the kids got too worn out. You can tell that it’s loved amongst the locals because of how quickly it gets full of families around 6pm.
Naturally, the good choices are pizza but there are pastas and some other options. My husband had the pizza which he said was good and I had the ravioli which was good. You can access the menu here. We paid $64 for an adult pizza, adult pasta, Cole, decaf cuppachino, kids juice and kid’s icecream. The kids’ meals would have cost about $15 each but were free because we ordered within the time frame. The kids had the smiley face pizza (which was loved) and the chicken and chips (also devoured).
One thing I loved about the place was the hostess, she was absolutely divine with the kids and completely attentive to us and them without being overbearing.