Fridays are the days to look forward to each month as The Royale Bintang Penang has been serving great spreads of BBQ items for quite many years – Friday Night Poolside BBQ Buffet. Priced at RM88.00nett (Adult) and RM44.00nett (Child: 6-12 years old/Senior Citizen: 60 years old and above), diners can enjoy the cool breeze of the night by dining next to the hotel’s swimming pool. The spread can be quite extensive, starting from boutique salad, salad bar, soup, hot dishes, long live stations, meat to order bar, DIY hawker dish to a wide selection of desserts and fruit cuts at their Sweet Seventeen station. Don’t forget to enjoy your free-flow of coffee or tea after your hefty meal too.
To start off your meal, do check out the salad and soup station for some sumptuous local and international fare. What caught my attention was the Sup Tulang Rawan Kambing which was pepped with fragrantly selected herbs and spices. It was indeed something delicious to boost up the appetite for more feasts to come. Moreover, it was great to find some local street dish such as the Sotong Kangkung and Thai-style salads such as the Seafood Glass Noodles Salad as well as Mango & Papaya Salad amongst the spreads.
As for the Hot Dishes Station, you have some fried rice and noodles but what interests me was the Baked Pumpkin Wedges which I rarely see at most BBQ buffet. The Jacket Potatoes with Chives Sour Cream was also one great side dishes to go with the BBQ items.
The BBQ and street food adventure would begin at the Long Live Stations and Meat To Order Bar where the aroma along from the wonderful grills would send your saliva dripping furiously. The tender and juiciness from the Royale Spiced Roasted Whole Lamb and flavorful Grilled Minute Steaks are some of the items to look out for. Don’t missed out the Samurai Burger too as the patties were in-house made with perfection.
There’s always some part of the stomach left for some desserts. Do check out the Dessert Station with a mixed of local delicacies to some international cakes and puddings. I quite like the Pengat Pisang Sago which was pepped up with the fragrantly acclaimed Gula Melaka.
You can check out the full spreads available on each Friday night as per menu below. Do click for a better viewing.
Overall, I’m quite satisfied with the spreads for the Friday Night Poolside BBQ Buffet, especially those red meat choices where the meat had that smoky flavors on top of the nice marinates. The best part would be midway into the buffet where the staff would bring out the “surprise” – slipper lobsters. Those mini lobsters are to die for as they were indeed super delicious to resist.
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- Tanjung Set Lunch available every Monday to Saturday (12.00pm-2.30pm)
- Friday Night Poolside BBQ (7.00pm- to 10.00pm)
- Saturday Night Hawker’s Fare (7.00pm-10.00pm at the Sri Tanjung Café)
- Sunday High Tea (12.30pm-4.00pm at the Sri Tanjung Café)
For those who love their tea, the hotel also offers an exclusive Special Luxury Afternoon Tea Package which serves the finest luxury tea brand in the world, TWG Tea, as well as deluxe tea sandwiches, baked warm scones and a selection of cakes. It is available at the Tea Room at only RM60.00nett per person.
Penang is known as the food haven of Malaysia and the Royale Bintang Penang also prides itself on the food served that leaves its guests coming back for more. To encourage the guests to come back regularly for the food, The Royale Bintang Penang also launched the “I Love To Makan” monthly Facebook photo contest last year. Guests who dine at any of the food outlets will need to just take a photo of them dining and post it on the hotel’s official Facebook page. The picture with the most number of likes will win attractive prizes from the hotel.
“Penang is one of the most dynamic destinations for business and leisure travel. With the hotel’s unique historical and architectural buildings steeped in British Colonial style, it blends together the modern and multi ethnic heritage of the people who call Penang “home”. It’s been an amazing 3 years and we hope to continue providing luxurious comfort and full amenities for the leisure travellers as well as the perfect setting for celebrations, business meetings and corporate events.” said Philip D. Theseira, General Manager of The Royale Bintang Penang.
As you enter the lobby of the hotel, just walk to the elevator and go to Level 2 of the heritage building. You can see the poolside BBQ there.
THE ROYALE BINTANG PENANG
Address: 1&2, Pengkalan Weld (Weld Quay), 10300 Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: +604-259 8888
Business Hours: 7.00pm-10.00pm (Friday only)
GPS: 5.416838, 100.343898
Ambience: 7/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 classy)
Food Choices: 8/10 (1-4 limited, 5-7 average, 8-10 many choices)
Taste: 7/10 (1-4 tasteless, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)
Pricing: 7/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 expensive)
Service: 8/10 (1-4 bad, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)
ABOUT THE ROYALE CHULAN & BINTANG HOTELS & RESORTS: The Royale Chulan & Bintang Hotels & Resorts (managed by Boustead Hotels & Resorts Sdn Bhd registration number 147089-A) has secured a strong footing in the local hospitality industry, beginning its venture with the launch of the flagship property The Royale Bintang Kuala Lumpur. Since then, the company has strengthened its portfolio to build and grow further in the brand of True Malaysian Hospitality with the addition of six other hotels, namely the 5-star properties The Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur and The Royale Chulan Damansara. Therefore, as of year 2017, with the recent opening of the Royale Chulan Hyde Park in London last year, there are now eight Royale Bintang branded hotels with the new Royale Chulan Cherating Pahang pending operations by mid-year 2017. The Royale Chulan & Bintang Hotels & Resorts is a Malaysian chain of full-service hotels, founded and owned by Boustead Hotels & Resorts Sdn Bhd – a subsidiary of the diversified public listed conglomerate Boustead Holdings Berhad. The company places marketing emphasis on business travel, but operates one leisure-oriented resort as well. The Royale Chulan & Bintang Hotels & Resorts strive to become a stylish and forward thinking leader of hospitality. From gala events to banquets to business meetings to romantic days to remember, the group strongly holds to its tagline – We Are Where You Want Us To Be.