Plenty of food, but not all that well cooked or thought out, sums up Serenity pretty well. I did like the paintings on the walls, though.
The “photos on the menu” seems like a good idea until you realise that it’s a con – here’s what the “Love it up” voucher said:
• 4 Course Lunch or Dinner for 2, only $34! ($88 value)
• 2 x Soups of your choice ($12 value)
• 2 x Entrees of your choice ($20 value)
• 2 x Main Meals of your choice ($36 value)
• 2 x Rice ($10 value)
• 2 x Desserts of the Day ($10 value)
Having got past that particular bit of deception, the choice was OK, although the service was seriously lacking – teenage girls who were more interested in watching stuff on their phones than taking orders, clearing tables, etc.
Chicken and Corn Soup – strange peppery taste. Not overwhelming, but a bit weird.
Potato prawn – lots of potato, a tiny prawn. An interesting coating.
Lucky bag – basically a vegetarian spring roll in a “bag” shape. OK.
Fried dumpling – overly fried, giving them a very hard base. Otherwise OK.
Spicy pork ball – my favourite. They were indeed spicy, and good after a dip in soy sauce.
Fried rice – good, but bland. Had a few prawns in it.
Dessert of the day – icecream with chocolate sauce. Not really $5 worth, I say.
TLDR: Don’t bother.