The Courtyard is a restaurant precinct at Stockland Green Hills Shopping Centre in East Maitland, in the Hunter region. This popular eatery area draws in the crowds each weekend, with its wide range of venues and tempting menu signs outside of each doorway. As well as being busy with families, couples and groups of friends meeting up for a meal, it is also enjoyed my movie-goers to Hoyts cinemas, which is located on the upper level.
If your stomach is starting to rumble, keep reading for where to eat at The Courtyard this weekend. You won't leave hungry!
Sushi Gogoro is a sushi restaurant which has a long sushi train, which twists and turns around the restaurant. This popular restaurant is enjoyed by all ages, as they choose different coloured plates off the sushi train, with prices starting from $3.50 for a yellow plate. This is a favourite place for our family to go for a delicious lunch - our daughter asks to go there every time! See here for details. For a full article, see here.
Oliver Brown is the perfect place to stop for a hot drink or for dessert after a movie. Indulge in a chocolate fondue, hot chocolate or a Belgium treat. See here for details.
TGI Fridays ("Thank God It's Friday") is a popular lunch and dinner restaurant, with the menu full of delicious American-style burgers, loaded potato skins, wings, Mexican specialties and ribs. Finish your meal with a Long Island Iced Tea, cocktail or martini! See here for details.
Rashays is another popular restaurant with our family, due to their tasty kids meals and activity books, relaxed atmosphere and simple, yet delicious food. If you join the Rashays Rewards Club, kids can eat free on Sundays. On our last visit to Rashays, we went for breakfast and had smashed avocado on toast, while our daughter had a free pasta...yes, for breakfast! She loved it! See here for details. For a full article on Rashays, see here.
Guzman Y Gomez is a Mexican restaurant and franchise, with locations all across the country. Enjoy a fresh and spicy burrito while sitting in the funky restaurant, which is designed to channel Mexico's urban streets. The menu looks so good, you won't know what to choose!
Hong Kong Chef is a Dim Sum restaurant, which is always full of happy diners each weekend. Savour soft dumplings, sip hot soups, suck up noodle dishes and salivate at the Salt & Pepper Squid! See here for details.
Kinn Thai Restaurant offers a delicious range of Thai and Asian specialties which keep the locals going back for more. "Kinn" means "eat" in Thai. Our family have eaten at Kinn at Kotara and loved every mouthful. See here for details.
Burger Urge is located at the far end of the walkway, close to the entrance to the Food Court (yes, there's more food nearby!). This is the perfect place for burger-lovers, with a wide choice available on the menu. See here for details.
Lee's Kitchen is another popular Asian restaurant, located across the walkway from the restaurants, above. According to locals, you must try the dumplings! See here for details.
The Bavarian is a German restaurant which has a rustic feel, with stacked stone walls and chunky wooden picnic tables. This restaurant has an indoor and outdoor dining area and offers traditional Bavarian favourites, such as crispy pork knuckle, pork belly, German sausages, shared platters and schnitzels. There are also 20 beers on tap! See here for details.
Yoghurtland is our family's favourite dessert bar, with a wide range of yummy (and healthy!) yoghurts to choose from. Select a tub and then walk along the self-serve wall and fill the tub with a range of yoghurts to try. Afterwards, add any toppings you would like and at the end, the tub is weighed for the price. It's the best! See here for details.
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As well as all the restaurants and eateries to choose from, there is also an Enchanted Forest playground for kids, LED tree sculptures which provide a light show and Australian animal sculptures positioned around the tables. Look out for a cute wombat, turtles and kookaburras as you walk through the outdoor seating areas.
The Courtyard is more than a restaurant destination - it has imaginative sculptures, a play area for kids, quiet areas for adults and a peaceful, leafy environment for shoppers to have a break in the middle of their day. In the evening it is also a romantic spot to go out for dinner and enjoy the magical lights and colour. Why don't you check it out for yourself this weekend?
LED Tree sculptures, that constantly change colour...