|Date| Saturday 24.o5.2o14
|Time| 12.3o ~ 13.30
|Location| Westfield – Level 3 , Anderson Street, Chatswood NSW 2067
|Price| $15.oo ~ $25.oo pp
Three of the newest dining in Westfield are now a hit in Chatswood – Din Tai Fung, Hurricane’s Express and Kingston & Co but first off in this post, let’s start off with Kingston & Co, located on Anderson Street right next to Nandos.
Kingston & Co has both indoors and outdoors seating depending on your liking. If you’re like us who likes:
- the sun breeze whilst enjoying your brunch,
- see the hustle and bustle of Chatswood
- or just purely enjoy the outdoorsy feeling – we recommend outdoor seating too 🙂
Greeted with a friendly waiter, he directed us to our seats and presented us with the menu for our brunch this weekend.
Kingston & Co has a good range of breakfast options available. The lunch menu also provides a list of burgers, pasta, risotto, salads, etc. and the last page contains a drinks menu with desserts available at the counter.
Drink #1 – Small Hot Chocolate ($4.oo)
The hot chocolate art was beautifully poured but once you take the first sip, we realised that looks can be deceiving. The barista had our drink too hot, way above the optimal temperature. Two minutes later, we tried to take another sip but it was still too hot. On another note, the hot chocolate also wasn’t rich enough (since I’m a lover of all things sweet), so overall impressions of drinks = below average.
Food #1 – Kingston’s works burger – Tomato, cheese, bacon, hash brown, lettuce, relish & aioli
We decided to order a burger to try out as we’ve seen burger posters for Kingston & Co advertised around Westfield Chatswood.
The Kingston’s works burger – ordered from the breakfast menu – has all the essential ingredients in this burger. We ordered this without the chips since it was too early to have chips.
It was interesting to see that the hash brown presented itself in the burger as a patty instead of the traditional beef patty burger for breakfast. The meat component came from the bacon which was easy to chew and not too crispy. Although the burger wasn’t as juicy as we liked it to be, the tomato slices in the burger made up and also contributed to the sauce.
Food #2 – House cured ocean trout – avocado, poached egg, black sesame puffed pastry, lemon jam
The house cured ocean trout was a beautifully plated brunch that I almost thought I was at a fine dining restaurant for an entree.
It was difficult to put my cutlery and start as we didn’t want to ruin the dish. We started off with the ocean trout however it did not spark up any fire with my tastebuds.
Both poached eggs were runny but would have been better if there was a slice of bread to accompany the plate instead of the puffed pastry as the puff pastry wasn’t too filling.
Also before we paid for the bill, we noticed a range of dessert available at the counter including brownies, tarts, muffins, etc. so if you’re wanting to visit Kingston & Co for a catchup with friends, try out their daily desserts special.
Overall the food presentation added some piggies points to this review however before we re-visit again, the food quality may need a slight improvement (purely based on our experience today).
Drumroll………. Overall rating 7 / 10 🙂