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Published June 11th 2013
You wish this was your kitchen
My parents and I were recently trapped in the city for a few hours and were seeking a good hot meal on a rainy day. I normally would have ventured to South Bank knowing I could find good food there but my parents insisted on the Treasury Casino (maybe because South Bank was a walk and a crowded bridge away). Of the six restaurants of the Treasury Casino, Kitchen, is the only one that welcomes you 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Kitchen definitely warmed us up on our winter day out.
The restaurant has an open plan kitchen design so you can watch the chefs conjure up your meal. This is especially good entertainment if you are lacking in decent conversation or are too brain dead because it is 3am. Kitchen has much more of a warmer atmosphere than the others. This place makes you feel very comfortable as if you were in your own kitchen. Well, your kitchen if you catered for a small army.
The menu offers you a wide variety but most importantly proposes to you three orgasmic words: all day breakfast. If that does not make you reach for your handbag/wallet and high tail it to the city well, I don't know what will. What is so great about breakfast after breakfast time? I do not believe I can adequately answer that question but I do know that it is fantastic at the Kitchen especially. For quality food it comes at a good price ($19) with two all day breakfast options. One vegetarian, the other a omnivore breakfast heaven. They have other breakfast options but these only are only on offer from 5:30am to 10:30am. These include steak and eggs ($17) and Croissants and Pastries ($4).
The food we tried (all had the all day big breakfast) was tasty and good value for money. The serving sizes were generous and, being breakfast, came with an orange juice that could quench the thirst of a giant. The toast was great and the baby hash browns complimented the meal well. My parents, who are normally salt and pepper's biggest crazed fans, found that the meal was flavoursome enough that adding them would be unnecessary. My mother was also particularly impressed that the pot of tea that came with the breakfast (you can choose to have coffee instead but she is mostly English) remained hot until only our crumbs remained.
Other food options include of lamb shank ($19), fish and chips ($24), chicken blue cheese and pear salad ($17), southern fried chicken burger with salad and chips ($17 and definitely on my to try list), char grilled chicken wrap ($16), choose your own pasta (from $17 to $22) and homemade soup of the day ($6). Some side options are: Kitchen thick cut fries ($6), mixed green vegetables ($6) and garden salad ($6). There are so many other salads, burgers, sides and main meals that sound delicious and go unmentioned here. To see what is on the menu and for more information check out the casino's website. There are also several beverage options including wine, spirits, beer and tea.
The restaurant is 18 plus exclusive so leave your hypothetical kids at home. Kitchen offers you classy and quality food accompanied with a homey and amiable atmosphere to make you feel more comfortable and welcomed. It's better for the digestion.