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I'm Sean & I've lived in Sydney, Adelaide, Launceston & visited every state of Australia - that's why they call me seanaussie! So I've reviewed anywhere that either annoys me, amazes me or ably accepts me into their establishment! I hope my reviews help you as you travel around too.
Joined 04 March 2008 Modbury Heights, SA
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Although the photos I uploaded are of desserts, the winner here is their savoury in my opinion - especially at their great prices. $1 for spring rolls or about $5 for a generously sized main, really that's hard to go past, easily the best value eating in the Village.
I love this bakery, a real icon. But icons don't normally taste THIS good! My favourite would have to be the creamy Kitchener buns, though to be honest anything with cream is a winner for me.
What's equally great is their prices, very reasonable even though they're in an expensive area.
Gotta run, I'm just going to get something with cream...
I've got to admit I'd driven past this place hundreds of times and never gone in. Now I'm wishing I'd done so earlier. It really is a gem of history that is actually interesting and interactive for both adults and kids.
Between the cannons (that are real, we were lucky enough to have the biggest one be set off while we were there), the dungeons, the displays and the volunteers' demonstrations there's really a lot to this. To be fair it's not the most 'professional' presentation but given that it is really staffed by volunteers that's ok - and because they're volunteers they do actually care about the place, not just people paid to be there.
History or war battle buffs will find the visitor centre particularly interesting though for my 9 year old that part was dull - but she still enjoyed the whole experience. All this for just a few bucks entry means it's a great family activity when they're open (it's only about once a month).
Visiting here today was like a rerun of a bad movie. Maybe the movie 'Frozen' - you'll see why in a minute!
After 3 years of not visiting here, in a rush we came through today. Order taking was a bit quicker than 3 years ago, but it still ended up being a long visit as it took them ages to prepare our 3 tiny meals. It's a tiny kitchen but I counted 5 staff in it all looking at each other, perhaps trying to work out where the chicken was (they actually did run out of fillets after my order?!?)
Then came the frozen bit. As my wife bit into her original fillet burger, she mentioned it was cold. Then she noticed the bread & lettuce was actually not just cold, but frozen! I took one feel of my zinger works burger and sure enough it was also cold. A bite confirmed that my bread & lettuce too was...frozen!
So I went up to the counter (we were the only customers in the store). The staredown began as the 5 staff looked busily around at each other in the kitchen & I waited at the counter. After 1 minute had passed, I actually had to call out to them. To their credit when I gave them the burger they immediately offered to replace it (my wife had just taken off the frozen parts because she doesn't like lettuce anyway!). There was no apology, just an offer to replace it.
After a couple of minutes they brought my burger to the table with a rather muted and very quick apology. I'm a bit confused about this as it was incredibly clear that there was a problem with the bun & lettuce: anyone who even took a brief feel of it would know that it was frozen, even through rubber gloves.
Can you guess what happened next? Yep, a frozen re-run! I honestly thought I must have been imagining it, but got my wife to check and lo and behold my second zinger works burger also contained frozen lettuce and partially frozen bun. I really truly can't believe they didn't notice this this time.
So I followed my wife's lead, took the lettuce out, broke off the frozen part of the bun & left vowing to never return again.
(I did give them half a star as my daughter's popcorn chicken wasn't frozen...Infact they were so hot she couldn't eat them at first!!)