Saturday, 29 August 2009

melba restaurant @ langham hotel, melbourne

Thanks to a $200 Wotif voucher that J got from work last year, we stayed at The Langham Hotel on our recent trip to Melbourne. The hotel ended up being a real treat and was probably one of the best hotels I've stayed at to date. Everything about it was immaculate and my aunt was definitely right about trying their dinner buffet, it's certainly not one to be missed.

The hotel at a distance (not the tall building but one of the buildings to the left).

First thing you'll see when you enter the restaurant is the dessert fridge. OMG! (Actually, it was probably the only thing that I saw for awhile.)

That's until I saw the chocolate fountain next to it with an assortment of goodies to dip in.
At $75pp, there's quite a selection of food to choose from. My first stop was at the Asian stir fry stand where they custom make your stir fry to order. Buried in these noodles was at least 5-6 prawns.
Garlic & Cheese Naans made to order served with Chicken Tandoori and yoghurt sauce (at the Indian food station).
Unlimited Peking duck pancakes!
Unlimited Sashimi!
I didn't get round to take many photos of the food as we were on a strict time limit to empty our table for the next sitting. Trust me, I did plead with the waiter who I ended up speaking to in Cantonese and who very kindly let us have an extra half hour. Once again, J set a new record for the number of oysters he could eat it one sitting and this time I had 3 others to bear witness to his oyster eating ability and I think everyone was visibly full from watching him.

Anyway, that was the end of Day 1 and looking back, it does explain the 3kg I seemed to have put on over the course of 3 days...hmm...


Belle@Ooh, Look said...

I went to the Langham for a work conference last year, and the food was really good (for conference food, anyway). It would have been good to stay there, though!

Bean Sprout's Cafe said...

wow, stay at langham must be wonderful.. 3 kgs in 3 days.. good job ! lol

missklicious said...

OMG Those cakes look to die for! I'd have so much trouble deciding. LOL

Joanna said...

definitely hard work to avoid being a gluttony when presented with that chocolate fountain pic! (p.s. is that ice-cream scoop thingys?)

panda said...

belle - the food here is superb, i have yet to blog about their breakfast buffet! definitely stay here next time if you can :P

beansprout - this was definitely the best hotel i'd ever stayed at. and hahaha...maybe i might've read the scales wrong but now that i think about it, 3kg does sound like a lot for 3 days

missklicious - i ended up getting most of them and sharing with the bf :D

jo - i love chocolate fountains!!! and yep, the ice cream was next to the chocolate fountain. didn't get to the icecream that night, I was way too full