Wow, were we in for a treat. We headed off for the new restaurant precinct called The Kitchens at Robina town centre. We had been down there a week or two earlier and checked out all the wonderful new places to eat. That are so many options. We can guarantee that even the fussiest of appetites will be satisfied. Not only can you get food to eat now but also flowers to take home or pick up Asian groceries if you like.
One of the places that took our fancy was a plant-based restaurant specialising in vegan food – Elixiba. It suited us because we love vegetarian and vegan foods as did our dining companion.
There were three of us meeting up for a quick meal after work, so this tapas style restaurant suited us very well. We ordered some olives and edamame beans to start. The olives were out of this world good – warm, soft and ever so tasty.
We opted for two special drinks: a kaffir lime spritzer and a rose and lemon spritzer.
We shared an interesting meal of three dishes: rice paper wrapped veggies with brazil nuts; samosa; coconut ‘calamari’. The coconut calamaris is named because of the way it looks – it is shredded and coated coconut deep fried with a salt and paper spice topping.
The decor and vibe is very pleasant and you can overlook the bar and kitchen.
Visited 24 November 2016
Cost for three with non-alcoholic drinks $97
The verdict: Excellent service; great food; interesting drinks. Loved it. We will definitely be back.
A little bit more insight
The Kitchens has many restaurants on offer with something to please every appetite. In addition to restaurants, there are also some special stages that are dedicated to cooking demonstrations. One of the chefs was the well-known George Calombaris who was demonstrating at the time of opening.
Next time you visit we plan to try a very popular little place that specialises in Roti and Bun – The food looked so good we just cannot wait to give it a go.