Alfresco dining – tick
Large menu choice – tick
Cool beer on tap – tick
Fantastic customer service – tick
Ample parking – tick
Strawberry and Nutella calzone – tick, tick tick!
After a lovely, leisurely day hitting the beach and checking out the shops at Shoppingworld, my girlfriends and I headed to Groove Train Kawana Waters for a bite to eat and a wind down wine. We had been really impressed with the variety of shops at Kawana Shoppingworld, with some of our favourite stores for fashion and beauty buys and we needed a debrief. We chose a table outside the restaurant, perfect for people watching and with a beautiful, cool breeze.
As a regular holiday maker to the Sunshine Coast, I’m always looking for great places to kick back and enjoy some beverages and great food with friends. A large menu is always important for me as everyone has different tastes and food requirements or allergies. As luck would have it, their menu had something for everyone.
We all explored the menu, tossing in ideas of sharing plates so we could taste everything as it all sounded so good. I ended up picking an old time favourite of mine, the pumpkin and spinach risotto. Boy, did it not disappoint! Lightly creamy and full of flavour. Obviously, I paired it with a glass of red, a lovely cab sav that was recommended by our waitress.
I noticed a large range of beers there too, will have to bring the boys next time!
The girls went on the fresh side (something about this warmer weather) and chose a seared beef salad and a Thai calamari salad to share. The salads which, of course I tried, were refreshing and light. I think I favoured the calamari best.
For dessert I can never go past the chocolatey calzone… it’s full of Nutella and strawberries. Delightfully warm, melted Nutella and strawberries in a beautiful, crisp calzone with ice cream on the side – cue drooling!
A bunch of big ticks for me! We will definitely be back soon.
** Originally published in Dining Out Magazine, Sunshine Coast