As it was going to be my birthday soon, we decided to have our family birthday celebration dinner this weekend, because it would be impossible to get together on a weekday due to work and school commitments.
We decided this time to go farther afield to Kings Cross not too far on the Tube. as we have been to most of restaurants in our locality in North West London.
So our Stacey searched for a restaurant that would cater to our different tastes in food.
Not too spicy for Nathan’s sake being only 8 years old.
Not pasta for Peter as not partial to Italian food.
Steak for James.
More adventurous recipes for Stacey who likes to try different cuisine.
As for me, the birthday girl, I’ll eat anything, the more the better as long as it is vegetable, seafood, pork, beef, lamb, chicken, duck and the occasional venison. No other animals please.
Kitchin N1 – Buffet Restaurant – Review
Kitchin NI in Kings Cross was the ideal choice. It is an eat all you can buffet restaurant, serving Chinese, Italian, Indian, Thai and a little Indonesian (I love the Nasi Goreng).
We got there just before the opening time for dinner at 5:00pm. There was already a queue forming. Thank goodness, Stacey booked us a table.
When we were shown to our table, there was a flyer, giving a mini-etiquette on how to go about the eat all you can buffet. It reminded the diner not to overload the plates as one is more than welcome to go back for more, no matter how many times during the course.
Without much preamble, I sauntered into the buffet area, selected and filled my plate with different meats cooked a la Indian style.
Peter, Stacey, James and a very starving Nathan followed suit.
I have to say, I enjoyed my Indian meal. It was very tasty.
I went back for more and this time I tried the Chinese. I am afraid I was not very impressed with the Peking duck. The duck was cold and their crunch and crispness had been replaced by dryness and toughness. It wasn’t tasty.
Thank goodness for the Nasi Goreng though, it was delicious and Stacey agreed. This Indonesian rice dish was appetising and went well with the sweet chilli chicken.
Stacey told me that it was meant to be seafood night today and she said she saw plenty of huge prawns at the farthest table near the salad dishes.
I had a look but the prawn was in the lightest of pink, almost white, and looked rather cold. If a seafood is cold, I am not interested. And I was not interested.
I heard from Peter who partook a few that it was not that good. He commented that the prawns tasted watery like they just have been defrosted.
Nathan was happy with his meal. He was delighted with the chocolate fountain and the dipped marshmallows, he looked so cute with all the chocolate drips in his mouth and chin, just how a child should look after a good meal.
All in all, we did enjoy the food but Peter said he was not happy with the first plate he picked, it was barely clean and the next one had water still running on it. He was unlucky, my plate was alright.
The service was good too, they removed the used plates immediately preventing unsightly dirty dishes whilst we were having our next course.
At nearly 18 pounds for an evening meal rate each, one should be really hungry to get a real value for money. I think we did as evidenced by bulging stomach complete with stomach ache.
Ha ha ha Happy Birthday to Me.
Next stop is Bang Bang for my actual Birthday! Yey