Lemon GardenRestaurant, $$, Coffeehouse, Kuala Lumpur City Centre
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Mon - Fri
Sat - Sun
- Mon - Fri 0600-1030
- +603 2074 3900
- Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 11, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
- Accept Credit CardYes
- Dress CodeSmart Casual
- Bring Your Own BottleNo
- Car ValetYes
The newly renovated Lemon Garden is thriving from its makeover, because even though its modern decor sticks out from the rest of the hotel, it fits in with what diners expect from a top restaurant in a top hotel. The vast dining area is properly spread to allow plenty of room for the several hundred diners to move through without getting in each other’s way, and there is plenty to move through when it comes to the lunch buffet that draws a fairly large crowd on a weekday afternoon.
Variety is the keyword for any hotel buffet and a lack of it would be a drawback – something Lemon Garden doesn’t suffer from. There are up to eight stations with each offering up to a dozen options for diners to choose from – which quite honestly sums up to more than the average person can eat.
Perhaps start with the most familiar, the Asian station, which consists of three subsections: the noodles station; the oriental section which offer up varied chefs’ interpretation on familiar Chinese food; and the Indian theatre kitchen that serves up everything from roti canai to tandoori chicken. Next, pop over to the Japanese station to sample their fresh sushi and sashimi.
The Western section may well be the most frequented section and features a wide selection of meats cooked in varied ways. From braised chicken, grilled lamb, poached duck, to grilled vegetables, this is the stop to balance out and complete your plate.
Freshly cooked pasta made to order, churned out alongside a constant production of delicious pizza by a wood-fired oven make the pasta and pizza stations another not-to-be-missed food destination.
Save some room for the dessert bar, for it serves up all manner of delectable sweet indulgences to complete the meal, from cakes, pastries to ice cream. The chocolate lava cake, with its gooey, molten chocolate filling is to die for.
The drinks menu is comprehensive with the alcoholic section covering wines, whisky, cocktails and beers. On the non-alcoholic front, an assortment of fruit juices, soft drinks, coffee and tea are good choices to accompany the buffet or any other meal here.
Reservations are easily made via email and promptly replied to and confirmed. The crowds begin at around 12.30pm but the service staff were never stretched thin and never looked like they weren’t pleased to be there. Plates were not allowed to linger too long and food along the buffet was never allowed to get close to finishing before being refilled.
At RM128 nett per person, the lunch buffet is affordably and reasonably priced, more so considering its location within a 5-star hotel. The price is thoroughly justified by the spacious and comfortable setting, the wide variety of good food and the impeccable service diners will encounter here.
MON-FRI: BREAKFAST: 6:00 AM-10:30 AM; LUNCH: 12:00 PM-2:30 PM;
DINNER: 6:30 PM-10:30 PM
SAT, SUN & PH: BREAKFAST: 6:00 AM-10:30 AM; LUNCH: 12:00PM-3:00PM;
DINNER: 6:30PM - 10:30PM