Straits Cafe – Winter Buffet!

Last year Rendezvous in Scarborough underwent a massive refurb and the results are impressive! The rooms all had a modern facelift and the restaurant downstairs previously known as Pines became Straits Cafe. A change is as good as a holiday but along with the name change was a switch from weekend buffets to al a carte. From what I understand many Perth folks missed said buffet and put in calls asking if it would return. Well Perth you asked and Rendezvous listened!


Now available on Friday and Saturday evenings is the Winter Buffet. For $59pp for adults and $20 for children the buffet offers a range of hot and cold dishes, with a liberal splash of all your favourite Winter comfort foods. Think rich mushroomy beef stroganoff, shepherds pie with its delicious creamy potato topping, mildy spiced butter chicken and succulent roast pork (with crackling of course!). It is easy to wind up with a very full plate after you take a bit of this and a bit of that, but be sure to save room for dessert too because there are many enticing sweet treats on offer to tempt you! Something to keep in mind, if you have a buffet fan in your life.


I’ll admit that I don’t go out for a buffet very often, but what I appreciate about my occasional visit to one is that basically with a buffet, every plate can be a choose your own adventure. Different combinations with sushi, coleslaw and cold cuts all hanging out together on the same plate. Because, why not? Everything looked nice and fresh too.

On the hot dish side, my favourite was a tie between the butter chicken with the fragrant pilaf rice and also the roast pork, because it was well cooked and I loved the apple sauce and the spicy plum sauce that you could dollop on top.

I feel I was fairly restrained on the dessert front too but couldn’t resist the lemon meringue squares or one of the caneles (the only dessert item not made in house) or a brownie with a generous drizzle of warm butterscotch sauce. Ok, ok and maybe I also tried both of the in house churned ice-cream flavours as well, the zesty lemon sorbet and the delicious nuttiness of the hazelnut….. haha I know right, imagine if I wasn’t restrained.

So the word is out. The buffet is back! Pack an appetite and head to Scarborough to take advantage of the return to buffet dining at Rendezvous 🙂

Click to add a blog post for Straits Cafe on Zomato

Tags: , , ,

Categories: Buffet, Family, Groups


Subscribe to our RSS feed and social profiles to receive updates.

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Anja Ge

Fashion and other stories

A Scandi Life

A lifestyle blog about all things Scandinavian

Caitlin Jean Russell

Travel Tips, Photographs and Experiences

cancer killing recipe

Just another site

The Accidental Australian

Irreverent musings of a life down under and a one-stop-shop for expats and adventurers to Australia & Oceania

Perfect Beers

Chronicling the best beer bars in the world.


A great site

Tea Is Fun

An inspirational and emotional tea blog.

Cafe Book Bean

Talk Books. Drink Coffee.

Be Like Water

Music, Film and Life

Passion cook

Cooking is my passion, and i have a huge number of recipes, that i want to share.


Europe is always a good idea.

Pizza Pals

Because talking about pizza is always fun!

tonysbologna : Honest. Satirical. Observations.

Honest. Satirical. Observations.

Crafty Coin

Tips for how to budget and live frugally

%d bloggers like this: