Thursday, 15 December 2016

The Kitchens Robina Town Centre

Come Christmas time I hop on a train and head down the coast to visit my sister.  We do a catch up with some shopping and eating at Robina, a big shopping centre at the southern end of the Gold Coast.  Mr P. stays at home slaving away doing his thing (which is designing houses).

love all the curved plywood (?) up above 

Robina has had an extension this year; it now boasts The Kitchens which has all sorts of foodie haunts like a greengrocer, butcher, cafés, cake shops, and restaurants.  It opened a few weeks ago with the likes of George Calombaris along to spruik his Greek street food venue Jimmy Grants.

chocolates/cakes/meats - they have it all


Concrete is apparently ice cream!  It is frozen custard that is set and scraped from a barrel, then you can add in whatever you fancy, or even go for a spiked version.  I think I'll have to try that next time.

look at this gorgeous piece of equipment 

I think this is a cold drip coffee maker, but to me it is a thing of beauty.  It looks alchemical, mystical and magical.

all the pretty things  

how gorgeous is this

lots of sweet things

George's place

love the architecture here - so much curved beauty 

Blondie (my sis) in front of the stunning Xmas tree 

This tree was made by a team of 6 artisans over 8 weeks in Byron Bay.  Each pelican was individually sculpted and hand-painted; and there are close to 600 of them.  I wants one:=) - as Gollum would say.

I did have one issue with The Kitchens - it is a very long walk from the carpark where we were.  I guess you can consider it walking off all the goodies you have just consumed.  I do wonder about the upper level, as it is cavernous and obviously you have to head upstairs.  Not sure how many people will bother to do that. Anyways, sis and I had a fun lunch together in an interesting spot.

I adore pelicans, even wooden ones 

Merry Christmas everyone!  or whatever version of holidays you celebrate :=)


  1. Wow that pelican centrepiece is amazing! I love those birds-they're so unique looking. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas Sherry! xxx

  2. Sounds like a great kind of place to spend an afternoon. I wonder what inspired the pelican tree? Pelicans generally don't instantly say "Christmas" to me. ;-)

    1. possibly because there are a lot of pelicans around the Gold Coast and Byron Bay areas :) and here we are in the thick of summer as we all head to the beach. merry xmas.

  3. Wow The Kitchen's looks amazing! Merry Christmas, Sherry!

  4. That's impressive! I haven't been to Robina for ages. I need to check this out!

  5. Love the pelican Christmas tree. Glenda

    1. isn't it great? i would love to buy one after xmas. i hope they are for sale.:)

  6. Hey, it is letting me be anonymous today. Some days it won't let me.

  7. Oh my…what a wonderful place to visit. You would have to drag me away. :)


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