Southbank, Melbourne 3006
(03) 9292 8888 or http://crownmelbourne.com.au/
Crown Melbourne has relaunched its premium buffet restaurant, Conservatory. Located on level one of Crown Towers, the luxurious restaurant features expansive views of Melbourne’s Yarra River.
Lead by Conservatory’s Chef de Cuisine, Joanne Bainbridge, the restaurant’s chefs work from an open kitchen that enables interaction between chefs and guests. Guests can watch chefs cook, see their choice of piping hot naan made right before their eyes or order a roast just the way they like it.
The dessert station is arguably Melbourne’s best. Conservatory’s dedicated pastry chefs are on hand to prepare servings of frozen teppan ice cream, slice cakes and thread fruit skewers to order.
Why open kitchen-style dining? For buffet devotees, diners cite many reasons for opting to dine this way. Explanations vary from seeing what there is to eat, knowing how much a meal costs in advance, setting the pace of either a leisurely or quick meal, being able to try dozens of dishes over the course of a meal and even being able to have second servings of favourite dishes.