With another couple we went to Kalinda in the middle of the Ladies Open Golf. The first thing that was wrong was the table -- it had a chunk out of one corner. Waitress indifferent, older person with very little customer service attitude. We did order the two by garlic prawns on skewers for thee of us. Instead of a plate ech we got three skewers on one plate, and waitress had to be reminded about the others -- the prawns were just great. The fresh seafood was in abundance and with nice variety also very fresh. Oysters Kilpatrick were cold, as was a number of other dishes in the range. The roast was plentiful and well cooked, unfortunately the potatoes and other vegies just luke warm. What was surpring is that this was at 7pm with a vitrually full house. This really needs to be sharpened up if they are to impress people to come back. (we were all locals) Dessert selection was not bad and very tasty. The place has the ability to project a great ambience but really needs to smarten up on it's food service, and supervision of the hot foods. It was unfortunate that we had a table servor who lacked the essentials of good service. We had one bottle of wine and a couple of beers. When we complained at the end of the meal the hostess at front counter deducted the alcohol from our bill. There are other restaurants on the Gold Coast offering seafood buffets which are roughly in the same price range $50-$60 per head which far outshine this place. RACV has to sharpen their act, get rid of broken or damaged tables, monitor the hot foods (so they are hot), get some enthusiastic wait staff.
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