| Kingston & Co, Chatswood |

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|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 🙂
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Shop Front | Kingston & Co |

Outdoor Seating | Kingston & Co |

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.

Breakfast Menu | Kingston & Co |

Lunch Menu | Kingston & Co |

Dessert & Drinks Menu | Kingston & Co |

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.

Hot Chocolate | $4.oo | Kingston & Co |

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.

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Kingston’s Work Burger | $11.oo | Kingston & Co |

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.

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House Cured Ocean Trout | $19.oo | Kingston & Co |

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House Cured Ocean Trout | $19.oo | Kingston & Co |

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.

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Desserts | Kingston & Co |

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).

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Drumroll………. Overall rating 7 / 10 🙂

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| Trio Bondi Beach | 2013

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|Opening Hours|
Monday ~ Friday 7:3o am ~ 3:3o pm
Weekends 8:oo am ~ 4:oo pm
Public Holiday 9:oo am ~ 3:oo pm
|Location| Trio – 56 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach
|Price| $25 ~ $35 pp

One of the brunch places we went to late last year that we found quite enjoyable was Trio. It’s at a really good location because it’s located just off the main road in Bondi, opposite the beach. So if you like sitting outdoors / have pets or prams / love the beach / ocean view or all of the above, then this is for you.
Even though there was a 30-minute wait to get a table, by the time you drop your name and number, have a walk around Bondi, they would have called you back and have been seated already. We got a seat outside the cafe which was perfect for the weather that day.

Trio menu | Trio Bondi Beach |

As Trio was first in first serve, their service was also first in first serve. Being a weekend, they might have been a bit busy. They weren’t able to provide efficient service but still, we managed to place our order sitting outside enjoying the beautiful beach / ocean view.

Drink – Cappuccino $4
We placed our order and the cappuccino finally came.
(+) The cappuccino was nice and not too bitter. I also liked how it had a trio logo on it representing the cafe which I thought was a great idea too.
(-) Not sure if it was because we took photos for too long or talked a bit too much before drinking the coffee, we realised the coffee could have been a little hotter.

 

Cappuccino | $4 | Trio Bondi Beach |

Brekkie #1 Trio Breakfast Burrito $20

Shredded chorizo chilli, scrambled eggs with cheddar & chilli, pepper & lime salsa, guacamole & warm tortilla, served deconstructed

(+) I quite liked the cute presentation the Trio Breakfast Burrito. Instead of just having the food scooped on the square plate, the Breakfast Burrito came in two little frying pans – one with the scrambled eggs (loved how it was nice and fluffy) and the other with the salsa and guacamole (not too chilli, good for those that can only take a slight bit of chilli).
(-) The proportion for the Burrito was a little bit too much for breakfast. We didn’t end up finishing the two pans so it was a bit of a waste.

Trio Breakfast Burrito | $20 | Trio Bondi Beach |

Brekkie #2 Mediterranean Breakfast $26
Poached eggs with truffle oil on olive sourdough,served with char-grilled haloumi, crispy pancetta, semi-dried tomatoes, spinach & chorizo (Gluten Free Option available)

(+) For me, I love revealing my poached eggs on my side of bread for brunch so that it can run freely on the olive sourdough, and I wouldn’t have to madly scrape it off the plate after it’s bursted. The chorizo, haloumi and semi dried tomatoes, added a Mediterranean twist to the breakfast. The pancetta (not to be mistaken with Prosciutto) was crispy and slightly burnt but was not chewy at all.  My plate of breakfast had the right serving and is great for those that have a small appetite.

(-) I mixed the truffle oil with spinach but the full flavour of the truffle oil couldn’t come through enough. Slightly disappointed but maybe next time Trio could top it off with something else more interesting!

Mediterranean Breakfast | $26 | Trio Bondi Beach |

Money Saver Tip: Use your voucher from the Entertainment Book (Sydney – 2013|2014 edition) and save 25% off the TOTAL BILL (up to $30.00 value). The same deal will also be available in the Sydney and Sydney North – 2014|2015 edition.

We went there because we had a voucher from the entertainment book so if u guys havent used the entertainment voucher, you better use it before 1st June 2014 which is about 2 weeks awayyy !
Note: Trio puts a 10% surcharge on Saturday and Sundays so make sure you get the Entertainment Book to save you that extra bit of money
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Drumroll please…. 7.5/10

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