Melbourne’s west – are you ready for the ultimate family-friendly pizza bar with cocktails, a playroom, swish toys and good vibes?
Eat the Best Braybrook Pizza Here
Campground Kitchen is hidden inside an industrial area of Braybrook because the site used to house Happy Camper’s pizza trucks and their catering prep kitchen.
After a disastrous fire in 2021, instead of giving up on their business Remi and Sonia made the decision to convert their warehouse into a family-friendly pizza bar and restaurant. (You can read Remi and Sonia’s full story in my interview with them for the City of Maribyrnong).
The new ‘home base’ for all things pizza is casual, friendly and fun, with a mix of indoor and outdoor seating.
At Campground Kitchen you can expect excellent woodfired pizza, with a menu that’s similar to that offered by Happy Camper’s events catering. The menu splits the pizzas into rosa (tomato-based) and bianca (non-tomato-based) options, as well as offering starters, salads and desserts.
Our family favourite (and touchstone for determining whether a pizzaiolo is any good) is the margherita. The kids declare it some of the best margherita pizza they’ve ever had and refuse to share one – so we have to order one pizza for each of them!
It’s hard to pick my favourite. The contenders are the nduja with napoli sauce, fior di latte and fresh basil (like a margherita but with a spicy kick) and the hot salami with red onion and olives – another salty and hot combo.
There are also vegetarian, vegan and low-gluten options. Kids under 12 years can try simplified dishes plus a drink for $15.
Other than the pizza, the best thing about Campground Kitchen is the stunning warehouse styling and Remi and Sonia’s attention to detail when it comes to welcoming families to dine in.
The light-filled interior opens out to several welcoming outdoor spaces. My favourite feature is the stunning vertical garden that transforms a bland concrete wall into a spectacular forest of green.
Out the front, there is a little garden area with lawn games and in the back, there is a playroom with a couch and an enviable stash of toys and books.
Remi and Sonia have three kids so they have carefully chosen toys and books that they know children will love. My kids enjoy playing miniature games while waiting for their meals (which come out fast)!
There are also numerous high chairs, plenty of space to wheel and park a pram and a changing table in the disabled toilets.