Lavish Buffet

Lavish Buffet

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Lunch Buffet at The Carvery (323 Alexandra Road - Park Hotel Alexandra, Level 7, Singapore 159972)

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(This is for The Carvery)

Lunch: 12:00 noon to 3:00pm ($38++ Daily) (Adult)

Dinner: 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Sundays to Thursdays $56++ (Adult)
Fridays and Saturdays $62++ (Adult)

Revisited on 9 Aug 2017 for their lunch buffet. The Carvery is a buffet restaurant, renowned for its indulgent meat buffet offering a comprehensive selection of quality roasts. It is located beside IKEA with a poolside view. You will see 3-4 selections of Beef, Lamb, Pork Belly, Pork Knuckle and Chicken daily. Besides this, indulge in their Asian and Continental dishes, Wood-fired Pizzas, Pasta, Salad Greens and desserts.

Updated on 24 May 2018:
1 For 1 Lunch and Dinner Buffet Daily from now till end June 2018!!! 
Book only through the above chope button, followed by pre-purchase chope voucher to enjoy this 1 for 1 deal!

Upon entering the restaurant, the first eye catching element is the expansive three-metre long meat carving station! Highlighting an impressive and comprehensive display of three to four top-quality cuts of beef, lamb, pork and chicken. An experienced carver is always on the ready to serve up customers’ preferred cuts. Just behind the carving station is a range of top-of-the-line roasting ovens and rotisserie where the meats are carefully prepared daily for diners.

For a complete carvery experience, guests can pair their meat selection with a variety of condiments and sauces created specifically for The Carvery collection. 

Whole Restaurant

Window Seat View

My favourite rotisserie chicken roasting on a rotating spit!

Rotisserie Chicken
Wow this was really mind-blowing... Look at the skin that was marinated to perfection - Flavourful and Aromatic.. The meat was soooo tender and juicy too, overall the taste was awesome!!! I kept went back for this, too addictive! I was even drooling when I saw this photo again while writing this.... You have to try to believe it!!! Best Rotisserie Chicken in Singapore!

Lamb (On The Left)
The lamb was decent...

Seared on the outside locking in all the juices on the inside, You can see the tenderness of the beef meat from this crosscut.


Prawns and Mussels On Ice

Skate Fish with Dill Sauce

Mussel & Clam Stew

Beef Bourguignon

Sauteed Garden Vegetable

Sausage with Potato Stew

Steamed Broccoli

Kenya Bean

BBQ Bean Stew (Pork)

Roasted Eggplant

Char-grilled Corn on Cob

Cauliflower Soup

This is the wood-fired pizza station!


Roasted Chicken with Mushrooms and Onions



Refreshing Fruits On Ice

Decent Dessert Station

Overall Impression: Besides the quality meat at the carving station, the rest of their food are more to healthier selection. Hence, don't expect any other great selection. I would say it's more to home-cooked food style. The food selection and quality was better last time compared to now. 

The service here is ok but we find it very hard to get the staff's attention when the restaurant is crowded as they're short of manpower. Hope they can improve in this area.

Overall, this is still Value For Money buffet. If you like home-cooked style of food + some quality meat and nice coffee/tea at affordable price of $38++ per adult, this is the place for you!

Aqua Luna

Aqua Luna which is just outside The Carvery, is an alfresco bar situated on the infinity pool. I think this is really cool, isn't it?! Watch spectacular sunsets over lush tropical foliage at Aqua Luna, the swim-up bar and savour delicious bar nibbles paired with specialty mojitos, martinis and margaritas concocted by their mixologists.

(Photo from Park Hotel)

Romantic Ambience at Night

Sundays to Thursdays:
12:00 noon to 11:00pm

Fridays, Saturdays, Eve of and on Public Holidays: 
12:00 noon to 1:00am

Reservations required.

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Sunday, 20 August 2017

Ala Carte Lunch at Szechuan Court (80 Bras Basah Road - Fairmont Singapore, Level 3)

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Daily - 12:00pm to 2:30pm (Dim Sum a la carte available, last order at 2:15pm)

Daily - 6:30pm to 10:30pm (Last order at 10:15pm)

A La Carte Dim Sum Buffet:
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday - 12:00pm to 2:15pm

Visited on 24 June 2017 (Sat). Szechuan Court is renowned for serving some of the finest Szechuan and Cantonese cuisine in Singapore. This chinese restaurant exude oriental charm and elegance with enchanting fuschia and red interior! To be honest, I was captivated by the lovely deco to dine here! Indeed the restaurant is really beautiful and very big with a few private rooms!


 City view from our window seat table.

One of their private dining rooms!

Silver Needle White Peony ($10++ per person)
I ordered one of their premium tea selection - "Silver Needle White Peony" in a small teapot, water is refillable. They also have normal types of tea at a cheaper price. 

Sea Cucumber Broth, Fish Maw ($18++ per person)
Although the broth was not thick, but the overall taste was still quite flavourful and nice!

Wok-Fried Sliced Chicken, Young Ginger, 
Sweet And Sour Sauce
(S) $28++ / (M) $42++
This was the small portion at $28++. Although this sounds like a simple dish, we were very impressed after the first bite! The texture of the chicken meat was sooooo smooth and sooooooo tender. This complemented very well with their light, but delicious sweet and sour sauce. How I wish the outside zichar stalls can have such standard. Nonetheless, I'm willing to pay more to savour this high quality dish. I will come back again and get the medium portion next time! :P

White King Prawn steamed with Egg White
($14++ per piece)
They will slice the prawn into half like the above. That means if u order 1 piece, you will get 2 plates of the above = 1 piece of prawn. I was disappointed to see the egg white was only bits and pieces in the soy sauce. As the price is high, of course the prawn was big, really shiok to eat king prawn! Overall the taste was still good despite the unattractive appearance. Haha!

Cod Fish steamed with Soya Bean Crumbs
($18++ per person)
The tender and smooth cod fish, cooked with fragrant soya bean crumbs, bathed in the savoury soy sauce... a very satisfying dish!

Cod Fish braised, Traditional Hong Kong Style
($18++ per person)
I would still preferred the cod fish to be steamed with soya bean crumbs, rather than this traditional hong kong style.

Pandan Ice Jelly, Honey Sea Coconut
($8++ per person)
I liked the taste of the fragrant pandan ice jelly. But the presentation really didn't look appealing. The presentation could be better if they used fancier tableware

Overall Impression: Nowadays most hotel chinese restaurants will place focus on their food presentation. However, here, I felt that there wasn't much effort put into the presentation of their food and dessert. Hope they can improve in this area. Food was not great, but still decent. The prices here are on the high side, so this place will be good for those who have the Far Card or the Amercian Express Platinum Card with 10-50% discount (depending on the number of diners).

Their service was really slow and we always cannot get any staff. They have to improve in their service as this place is not cheap.

Amex Platinum Credit Card Holders & The Far Card Members are entitled to the discount below: 
(No Blackout Dates)
Number of diners
Usual member reductions
Member plus 1 guest (2 adults)
Member plus 2 guests (3 adults)
Member plus 3 guests (4 adults)
Member plus 4-9 guests (5-10 adults)
Member dining alone