Western suburb – being a new residential place and all, a newbie may find it hard to settle down with the limited range of eateries. But this statement is not true now. Over the past year, there has been a few new restaurants that has opened up in Point Cook, offering more choices to the happy residents here.
CASUAL ITALIAN : RENDEAVOUS
Rendeavous opened its doors a few months ago – located around the Sanctuary Lakes Shopping Center in Point Cook. We came here a few times and found the quality and quantity of food to be consistent every time. The restaurant is spacious and is able to sit families which is ideal because of its affordable prices and the close proximity to our neighbourhood.
The menu offered a wide range of Italian casual pub food. We tried the Smoked Salmon Penne and Chicken Parma which came in generous servings. The highlight was their famous Chicken Parma – with breaded chicken breast that was simply crisp, cheesy and covered with rich tomato base sauce. Each dish was priced at an average of $20-$25.
Smoked Salmon Penne
Famous Chicken Parma
Verdict : If you are a Point Cook resident, Rendeavous is worth paying a visit to. The quality and quantity of the food was consistent and affordable. I went to Rendeavous with the Entertainment Card promotion which offers a free main course when dine in until June 2014.
[Rendeavous Restaurant & Bar]
300 Point Cook Road, Point Cook, Victoria
P: 03 9394 7795
Mon-Sun: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
MALAYSIAN HAWKER FARE : KAMPUNG STORY
Another restaurant that has made Malaysians happy is Kampung Story. Conveniently located inside Sanctuary Lakes Shopping Center, Kampung Story is popular with the neighbourhood. Their menu boasts huge variety of Malaysian hawker-style food and drinks as well as “tai chow” (stir-fry) dishes served with rice.
Overall, I wouldn’t say that the food is absolutely Malaysia-nised. But it is one of the few Malaysian restaurants in Point Cook serving decent hawker-style dishes. Whilst the food taste alright, the price was pretty steep. Average price per head came out to be about $20 for food and drinks. Of the many hawker-style menu we’ve tried, the Hokkien Mee and Wat Tan Hor are the better ones.
Nasi Lemak with Fried Chicken
Wat Tan Hor
Verdict : If you are homesick for Malaysian hawker fare and do not want to drive across the bridge towards CBD or the Eastern suburbs, Kampung Story is worth a pop. It’s located at a convenient place and they do take aways.
U45, Sanctuary Lakes Shopping Centre, Point Cook, Victoria
P: 03 8353 8884
Mon-Sun: Lunch & Dinner