Last Sunday, burger boy’s cousin turned 21 and to celebrate we were invited to the brand new Kingsway Bar & Bistro. It looks like the usual tavern on the outside, but the inside was decked out nicely (although not as classy/modern as The Brook in Ellenbrook).
There were 50 or so of us there and we had a set menu to choose from. I had the calamari with guacamole for entrée and the chicken parmigiana for my main. The calamari was cooked just the way I liked with a light batter, I don’t eat avocado so my Aunt had my guacamole along with 3 others so from that, I gathered it was pretty good. The chicken parma was a bit disappointing, it looked nice but was extremely crispy and dry, and tomato based sauce wasn’t used between the cheese and the chicken (either that or I couldn’t taste it). Prosciutto was used instead of the bacon which I didn’t mind.
burger boy’s Italian mamma (my mother in-law) had the duck for entrée which looked absolutely amazing, I don’t eat duck (except for Peking Duck – if you ask I’ll tell you why) but all reviews were good and it was apparently quite tender and tasty.
The steak was also cooked perfectly (and if I hadn’t eaten steak just a few days prior I would have ordered the steak and most likely would have been happy with it). The salad we shared was plain but the feta was nice.
The service was good, all the 50 or so meals came out at the same time and were all cooked as they should, there were no errors with orders and everyone was happy which is rare as quality tends to slip when there are so many people. We had a good time and were offered complimentary beer and banana daiquiri – a real shame it was banana flavour as I love daiquiris and banana is probably one of the few fruits / flavours I don’t like.
As it was a 21st, we didn’t pay for the meals but looking at the menu online, it is a bit pricey for the venue. However, being in the middle of suburbia like The Brook, I think it’s a good place to go to as a local, every so often. The service is good and worth a try if you haven’t been there and live in the area but just don’t order the chicken parmigiana.