The Midlands Kitchen, found along the N3 (Exit 132) close by Nottingham Road, has recently added a new dimension to the fast-food and spoilt for choice concepts, offering food selections from 15 different kitchens under one roof. Patrons may select from Mexican, Mediterranean, Burgers, Pies, Indian, Vegan, Artisan, Artisan Bakery, a Harvest Table, anything chicken, Wood fired Pizzas, a Gelato stop with a coffee bar complimented by a pastry and sandwich section guaranteed to entice not only motorist but any human being blessed with a pulse.
A major attraction of this spacious, neat, clean and novel eating establishment is that The Midlands Kitchen caters not only for those on an extended motor trip, but also for those making their way through KwaZulu-Natal’s ever popular Midlands Meander. This was our experience as we indulged in a leisurely drive along this tourist attraction, reaching our destination to coincide with a lunch break.
For our mid-day meal we “tested” the Falafel kitchen with a Mini Meze Platter (for 2). The meal comprised falafels, smoked garlic aubergines, lamb kebabs, hummus, chicken skewers, feta, olives, carrot strips, red peppers and bread sticks.
Drinks were provided by Juice Brew with myself, Vernon selecting The Waterfall (a blend of sweet melon, carrot, ginger) which carried the tag; Hydrating Energizer. My wife, Inge opted for The Dargle (composed of watermelon, beetroot, mixed berries and ginger) and labelled Cleansing and Weight Reduction.
Needless to say, saturation point was soon reached which allowed us to give our attention to the takeaways for sustenance for the remainder of the day.
Mr Biswas Durban Curry kitchen won our vote and from his offerings, we chose a Gourmet Chicken Sandwich along with a Gourmet Mutton Sandwich, plus a selection of Gourmet Samoosas. Be warned, Mr Biswas’ sandwiches are of door-stopper dimensions, so; as the menu suggests; come hungry.
The Midlands Kitchen is a carefully thought through mega eating house. Floor space, kitchen layout and positioning down to menu design have been well planned and carefully implemented. Each kitchen is comprehensively represented, plus the “take away menu” has a Kiddies Corner portion for children to be occupy themselves while devouring their favourite food item, or as the family continue to journey’s end.
Our visit to The Midlands Kitchen was a landmark experience in our eating out world. Don’t drive, run, walk or cycle past when you’re in the area. Call in whether hungry or not.