Burswood Resort Casino is in the middle of a MASSIVE facelift! The lobby of the hotel is looking very swish, makes you a tad scared to let grubby hands near all that shiny metal and mirrors. With the addition of Nobu and Rockpool and changing of Victoria Station to Modo Mio there is so much to offer! They are also doing up the front entrance, it looks like they are making more building area possibly extending the casino or maybe more restaurants?
I know most people don't think to take their kids there unless staying in the hotel because they just think of the casino but with the park down near the river now is a great time to change that! Head to the buffet for breakfast then work it off playing along the foreshore or climbing and sliding in the playground!
My husband and I had our wedding reception at Burswood golf club in October a few years ago so to celebrate our anniversary we decided to head back there. The Atrium itself has only recently reopened after a huge upgrade and is looking fantastic! You will not believe how much food is on offer and where do you start?
We will start with the prices. Breakfast Monday to Saturday is $36.90 and Sunday is 'brunch' and $54. Lunch is $39.90 Monday to Saturday and Dinner is $59 Monday to Thursday and $65 other nights. Kids under 5 are FREE!
We had our entertainment book card so got 25% off which made it just over $50 for all 5 of us!! (enjoying it while the kids are all under 5)
We got a great table where the girls enjoyed watching the lifts going up and down and they had the booth chair on their side while my husband and I had gorgeous comfortable chairs on our side.
As we were sitting down one of the staff asked if we would like tea or coffee, I asked for an English Breakfast tea and my husband thought he would try the coffee. I've never had good coffee at a buffet and my husband said even though it wasn't great it was a huge improvement on what they used to serve. My tea came in a jug that stayed hot through our whole time there so I had 2 cups over the hour.
The girls always start with juice, there was orange, apple, pineapple and flavoured water (chilled water with ice and strawberries in it).
Now onto the food! The girls went through a whole weeks worth of food! Pancakes, waffles, fruit slices, cereal, bacon, eggs, hashbrowns, muffins, croissants, cheese, crackers and even a prawn cracker!
In the middle at the front area is the bread bar. You can pick up croissants, danishes, waffles, toast and cereal here. I think at lunch and dinner it must be the dessert bar as there were many desserts through the glass I could see that looked delicious plus around the top there are big lolly jars full of oreos, mini marshmellows, teeth lollies, those icecream lollies that we used to have when we were little and more calling out to the kids.
Over to left is the traditional breakfast foods with bacon, scrambled eggs, baked beans, hashbrowns, sausages (pork and beef), mushrooms and a chef to cook your eggs to order (fried, omelette etc) then next to there is the fruit, muesli, juice, cheese and crackers area. Over the far side is all the Asian and Indian cuisine. You could get dimsums, prawn crackers, stirfry, fried rice, all types of curry and more.
I am so full I think I will skip lunch and maybe have a light dinner. The girls probably ate more than I did but within an hour of getting home apparently they were hungry, think maybe I should just move in to Burswood.
I think a buffet is a great way to start eating out with your kids if you are worried about how they will be when out and about as the food is already there so no wait times and a wide variety of different foods to suit even the fussiest of eaters.
Let me know if you try it out!