Plants rock!

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.

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Why not pick up some flowers?

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.

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Elixiba

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.

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Beautiful olives
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Our got to favourite snack

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.

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Rice paper wrapped vegan rolls

 

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Samosa style
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Coconut ‘calamari’

The decor and vibe is very pleasant and you can overlook the bar and kitchen.

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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.

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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.

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