Though this restaurant doesn’t do exactly what it says on the tin – with a name like Creekside, you would expect at least a fleeting glimpse of the creek, even from the terrace, alas, there is nothing – but a twinge of disappointment is a small price to pay when every other aspect of the restaurant is pretty spot on. The staff are incredibly friendly, if a little over eager when it comes to talking you through every single dish on the buffet (there’s no a la carte, but you can order bigger portions of the small dishes on offer if you wish) and the venue itself is warm (hurrah for AC control) and well laid-out. The spread across the centre of the restaurant boasts everything from a teppanyaki station to a sushi station and stir fry station, a salad bar and hot plates – none of which disappoints. Sample everything if you can, but don’t miss the delicious, fresh pink slivers of tuna sashimi and a perfectly spiced octopus and chickpea salad from the cold section. As for the hot options, be sure to load up on the sweet, tender stir-fried beef and asparagus, but don’t bother with the vegetable fried rice – a largely tasteless, oily affair. If you can find room after all this, try and squeeze in a miniature crème brulee from the dessert table, smooth, rich and creamy with a marvellous crunch on top.
Call 04 228 1111 for more information.