Robert's Buffet reopens Friday and will be open Fridays through Sundays with new hours listed below.
Our all-you-can-eat buffet has got your back...and your stomach. The meat carving station has a variety of choices, such as prime rib, turkey and ham. The Italian and Asian food selections are on point, the salad bar and dessert stations are extensive, and the chocolate fountain is fun for all ages. You and your family and friends can eat it up while you Live it Up! Kids under six eat free and we offer private rooms for your private parties.
The all-you-can-eat buffet at Carvers, Perth's best-value buffet, features our famous carvery station with all of the trimmings, including succulent slow-roasted meats, tasty gravy, vegetables and more. Visit Carvers today for a mouth-watering feast. Please be advised that this venue will be temporarily closed until further notice. At Burswood Seafood we pride ourselves on supplying great quality seafood at the best prices. Our unique store has a fabulous variety of seafood and the store layout makes product selection a breeze. Renowned for our succulent Exmouth Fresh Cooked Prawns, available every day, our store is located in the heart of Burswood, just minutes from the.
Planning a special event? Our Group Sales Team is available to help you host your business and special occasion at Roberts Buffet.
Meet the Chef:
Corey Parenteau, Chef D'Cuisine
- Cooking inspiration: Grandpa and Dad
- First meal prepared: French toast that was better than Chef John's
- Favorite cuisine: French
- Least favorite food: Hot dogs
- Years cooking: 23 years
- Previous experience: Brazen, Telegraph, Keystone Resort, Ski Tip Lodge and Alpenglow Stube
Executive Chef Corey grew up in the food business. His father and grandfather started and still run a seasonal taco restaurant, so he made tacos in the summers and flipped burgers at the local hangout the rest of the year. He tried other career paths, but the kitchen always called him home.
Having opened several popular restaurants in Denver, CO (some of which made the AAA Four Diamond list), Corey has worked with some chef greats (some of which have made their national television debuts). He describes his peers and mentors as 'great professionals who push the boundaries with food' and feels lucky to have had amazing restauranteur and learning experiences.
His vision for Grand Falls cuisine is ambitious food that you can't get anywhere else, with comfort food options. He hopes you'll come with high expectations and a fun attitude! If you get the chance to meet him, ask him about the time he cooked at 12,000 feet and getting to work every day entailed taking one ski lift and two gondola lifts!
For Jac’s birthday this year, I booked us a couple of nights at the Crown Metropol, formerly the Intercontinental Hotel, at Crown Perth, formerly known as the Burswood Entertainment Complex. The package I booked under was called Meet me at the Metropol and included valet parking and buffet breakfast at the Atrium Buffet each morning.
Our room was a Luxe View King on the fourth floor, with views of the hotel’s sparkling blue resort-style pool, with the city skyline and Swan River beyond. I took this photo pointing my camera through the window of our room. An inviting sight.
The room was spacious and tastefully furnished, with a plasma TV, desk, and a bathroom with separate shower with rain shower head and bath tub behind a sliding opaque screen.
Our room at Crown Metropol
The bed. iPod dock on the left bedside table.
On one of the bedside tables was an iPod docking station (not compatible with iPhone 5 though). Power points were easily accessible for charging of our electronic devices.
Sadly, in-room internet access in top Australian hotels is rarely free or cheap, and at Crown Perth, wireless internet incurs a fee of AU$29 per device per night. Not enticing value, so we stuck with the 3G internet on our mobile devices.
The mini bar was well stocked, with standard mini bar prices. Above the bar fridge in a drawer were tea and coffee-making facilities. No freezer in the bar fridge, but an ice bucket was provided, which we could fill ourselves from an ice machine on the next floor.
We enjoyed drinks at the Lobby Lounge bar on the ground floor. Jac ordered a Long Island Ice Tea (AU$18), made with Smirnoff Black vodka, Jose Cuervo Silver tequila, Havana Club Anejo Blanco rum, Martin Miller West Street gin, Cointreau, lemon and lime juice and Coke. I ordered a mocktail called a Tingle (AU$10), made with orange juice, Grenadine, lime and Sprite, garnished with a wedge of fresh pineapple. A fabulous way to toast a leisurely weekend away from home.
Drinks at the Lobby Lounge bar
We ate at Nobu on Friday night and The Merrywell on Saturday. On a walk through the Crown Perth complex on Saturday night after dinner, we popped into a cafe called Cotta, located inside the casino, where Jac had an iced mocha, I had a soy flat white and we shared a very blingy tiramisu – it wasn’t bad, but I think I prefer a more home-style, more fluffy, less pretty, less cakey version).
It’s a good little spot to temporarily escape the bustle of the casino without actually needing to step outside the building. In addition to coffee, tea and milkshakes, there’s a selection of sweet and savoury snacks including pastries, toasties, baguettes, muffins, cookies, cakes and whoopie pies.
Cotta, Crown Perth
But one of our favourite features of staying at Crown Metropol Perth was that fabulous pool.
There’s drinks, snacks and more substantial meals available at the Poolside Bar and Grill. You place your orders at the bar and waiters will deliver your food and drinks to you wherever you’ve set up camp. One thing they could improve on – there could be more tables for people at the sun lounges to use. I wouldn’t be happy having to eat my $20 club sandwich or burger balanced on my lap, as many around the pool seemed to be. And the drinks aren’t cheap either, so I’d rather not kick mine over by accident because I didn’t have a table to place it on. Another thing to note: the sun lounges are first come, first served and free to use (so get in early) but daybeds and poolside pods have to be booked in advance – a fee applies.
Cocktails and mocktails by the pool… perfect for a scorcher of a day.
Jac was disappointed the water slide is just for kids aged 12 and under.
The Poolside Bar and Grill has seats undercover, foosball and pool tables, with ceiling fans overhead.
We had gorgeous weather for our weekend.
I can just imagine our cats curling up in this.
The other highlight of our stay was breakfast. Jac especially loves a good buffet and it’s a feature that contributes to our choosing a hotel. The buffet at the Atrium is extensive, featuring an array of international dishes.
Breakfast fry-up fare – sauteed potatoes, button mushrooms, hash browns and bacon. There’s also scrambled and fried eggs, baked beans and sausages.
Indian curries – eggplant and dhal, pappadum and flatbread
Asian-style items – stir-fried Chinese leafy vegetable, fried dim sims, samosas and noodles
I was very excited to see a congee (rice porridge) station, complete with all the trimmings such as deep-fried crullers, fried garlic and shallots and fried anchovies. Unfortunately, the congee itself was watery and bland and I didn’t finish my bowl. Next to the congee was miso soup with seaweed strips, tofu and spring onion.
I had to try some of that eggplant curry and dhal with flatbread. And stir-fried noodles. And a steamed BBQ pork bun from the dim sum station.
Breakfast, round 1. I ordered a soy flat white which cost AU$3.50 extra. Filter coffee and tea are available as part of the buffet.
But the Hainanese chicken rice is the buffet dish that made me the happiest. Not as good as Tak Chee House, but a decent rendition in the absence of ‘real’ hawker food. The chicken was moist, the rice a little dry but surprisingly flavoursome. The chilli sauce had a good bite but that minced ginger was a cracker – dangerously addictive.
Cakes and pastries. There are different breads available too, as well as pancakes and a waffle station.
On our final morning, Jac was excited to see prawns and oysters at the buffet. Leftovers from the dinner shift, perhaps? She began her Sunday with three plump oysters dressed with a pink vinaigrette.
While Jac attacked oysters and Caesar salad, I enjoyed a 2-part breakfast, starting with a fry-up with croissant, orange juice and cup of tea…
…followed by more Hainanese chicken rice (what can I say, I’m hopelessly addicted to chicken rice) and noodles. And a very meaty fried dim sim. No need for lunch that day! Of course, if you prefer a simpler breakfast, there’s fruit, muesli, yoghurt and cereal. But why pay for a buffet just to eat cereal?
The photographs in this post depict only some of the buffet. There’s plenty to suit all tastes and appetites.
We arrived after 3pm for check-in on Friday afternoon and checked out on Sunday morning. Despite having multiple check-in points, there was a very long queue waiting to check-in when we arrived. When we finally made it to the front of the queue, the staff member who checked us in warned there can be a queue at check-out time too – he recommended we use the express check-out to skip the queue, which we did.
We stayed at the Holiday Inn years ago at the Burswood Entertainment Complex and had a great time relaxing, checking out the casino (we’re not serious gamblers but enjoy the atmosphere), dining at different restaurants and going for walks around the grounds, all of which we did again this time. Staying at the Crown Metropol was not cheap, but Jac was absolutely stoked with her birthday weekend – so for me, it was worth every cent. The staff we encountered at valet parking, check-in and around the hotel were courteous and friendly.
It was such a shame to leave the 5-star luxury and carefree holiday lifestyle behind to return to reality and the start of another working week.
Crown Metropol Perth
Great Eastern Highway
Burswood WA 6100
General enquiries: (08) 9362 7777
Reservations: (08) 9362 8888
Atrium Buffet – breakfast is served 6.30am to 10.30am daily.
Poolside Bar and Grill
The Crown Metropol pool
Access to the pool is free if you’re staying at the Crown Metropol. Guests not staying at the hotel may join you at the pool – at the cost of AU$49 per person.
The sun lounges are first come, first served and free to use, but daybeds and poolside pods have to be booked in advance (a fee applies).
All expenses including accommodation and meals were paid for by TFP.
Crown Perth restaurants featured at The Food Pornographer
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There are more restaurants at Crown Perth we are yet to try.
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