I hadn’t paid a visit to Sandrino in Fremantle since it moved from its original home on Market Street to the famed café strip along SouthTerrace. I’d heard it now had a great kids play area, but when I went to check it out, I had my little girl’s pram with me and I was not about to bust my backside getting it up the stairs. The next time I went, I was much more prepared and left the pram in the car.
Sandrino Fremantle has moved to a new location on South Terrace.
I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but we made a booking and specifically asked to sit upstairs so we were close to the play room. It’s a small room, but it’s packed to the brim with things for the kids to do.
One of the biggest drawcards is a kids’ play room.
There are puzzles, games, cushions to sit on and soft blocks for building, books for read, a tablet of some sort….heaps of things to keep the kids amused while you enjoy some of Fremantle’s finest Italian dining and tasty pizzas.
Lots of things to do in here!
Sandrino’s menu hasn’t really changed much since it made the move from Market Street. It’s still really extensive, with heaps of options for starts, pasta, mains and pizzas. It’s reasonably priced, if not a little bit on the hefty side, which to be truthful, most places are in Perth at the moment.
The kids’ menu is pretty impressive however, with ten choices for children under 12. There are three pizza options, five pasta choices, along with fish, chicken fingers and calamari. I chose a woodfired pizza, while my sister opted for the arancini. Our dad chose the garlic prawns and my niece went for the kids’ ham and pineapple pizza. My toddler tends to graze, so instead of buying her a separate meal she may or may not eat, she got a little bit of everything and I saved myself some money.
The kids’ pizza.
The kids’ pizzas are a generous size – almost as big as the main meal version. They are generously topped and cost $14, or $15.50 including a juice, milk or soft drink. Like the kids’ version, my pizza was generous with the ham, pepperoni, capsicum, red onion, mushroom and cheese toppings and the dough is simply delicious.
The woodfired pizza.
The garlic prawns were just right – just enough garlic without being overpowering, but the arancini was a tad overcooked, but still edible all the same. Once my niece had finished (most) of her pizza, it was back to the play room. Of course, my toddler didn’t want to miss out on the fun so out of the highchair she came and off she totted.
By this time the play room was full of kids – some playing on the iPad, some building a fort made of cushions and my toddler destroying all their hard work. Oops.
Inside the restaurant.
Genuinely child-friendly restaurants seem few and far between in Fremantle, so the new Sandrino brings a much welcome addition for families.
For more great places to take the kids out for breakfast, lunch or dinner, read on here.
Essential Information Sandrino Fremantle
Address: 16 South Terrace, Fremantle.
Phone: 9335 4487
Opening hours: Open daily for lunch and dinner.
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