The Langham Sydney in Millers Point is redefining the concept of traditional buffet at its new restaurant, Kitchens on Kent
Kitchens on Kent will open on 26th August after a five-month refurbishment and extension that has seen the Langham Sydney’s dining space transformed into a 180-seat, multi-station, interactive restaurant. Designed by Executive Chef Dave Whitting, the menu will bring together a variety of cuisines that are inspired by his experience working in international hotels and Michelin-starred restaurants.
“We have eight open-kitchen stations where we’ll showcase a vibrant selection of traditional and innovative global cuisines,” he said. “Sydneysiders and domestic and international diners are constantly becoming more experimental. Nowadays, everyone is a foodie, who not only loves fine-dining, but also enjoys choice and flexibility. It’s hard to find both, but now they can, as I’m blending a luxurious à la carte menu with the buffet experience.”
Whitting is betting on the fresh seafood to be the restaurant’s showstopper. The enviable and luxurious display will feature Sydney rock oysters, blue swimmer crabs, tiger prawns, local tuna, salmon, kingfish and lobster, all supplied by Sydney Fish Market. “The produce and suppliers we work with are extremely important to us, not only are we serving the freshest local and seasonal produce, [but] rare produce that our guests wouldn’t expect to see at a buffet will also be offered,” he said.
Global chefs have been hand-picked by Whitting for the new dining concept, with expert chefs behind each live cooking station, creating made-to-order and customisable dishes. Interactive culinary experiences will also be on offer for children in the form of pizza-making classes and cupcake decorating.
Cuisine choices will include squid-ink rustic pizzas made in the beech oven, rotisserie, whole-cooked meats such as suckling pig, a Tandoor oven serving up traditional Indian dishes and Sydney’s only robata grill offering a selection of game meats cooked over smoky charcoals. Chefs will also be showing off their skills and interacting with the guests at the Japanese sushi & sashimi station, raw bar, dumplings, and wok & noodle station.
Additionally, there will be a fresh pasta kitchen, hot western dishes, a carvery and a charcuterie table filled with a selection of local and international cheese and meats. The vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options will also be plentiful leaving nobody out of the full Kitchens on Kent experience. The dessert station will feature macaroon towers; a milk, dark and white chocolate fountain; hot and cold desserts; soufflés made-to-order; and a gelato station that will rotate through an abundance of enticing flavours.
The ambience is opulent and luxurious, with an interior designed by Wilson Associates in Singapore. Plush dining chairs and dark timber tables will be arranged in both sociable and romantic set-ups, and two private dining areas will be available for those extra special occasions. Kitchens on Kent’s sommelier will give guests the opportunity to pair their cuisine with rare wines from The Langham Sydney’s reserve wine list, or they can opt for an unlimited sparkling wine or beverage package.
“Whether you’re celebrating the arrival of the weekend at our bottomless brunch, a quick mid-week power lunch with colleagues, congratulating your Mum & Dad for reaching their 40th Wedding Anniversary or just celebrating the everyday with your family; we want Kitchens on Kent to be at the forefront of diners minds,” said The Langham, Sydney’s General Manager, Gaylord Lamy. “From your four-year old son, to your 80-year old Grandma and everyone in-between, Kitchens on Kent will please and excite everybody, making it the must-go-to restaurant in the city.”
Kitchens on Kent opens on August 26th. Children under 12 years eat for free until the end of September. T&Cs apply.