I enjoyed a lunch buffet at The Carvery during my staycation at Park Hotel Alexandra last weekend, and I have to say that the food’s pretty good! Unlike other buffet places which try to impress you with a staggering variety of food, The Carvery focuses on quality instead. 🙂
The first thing you see upon entering The Carvery is the 3-metre long meat carving station. During my visit, there was roast chicken, beef and lamb. We were bowled over by the well-seasoned, tender and juicy roast chicken that we had second helpings. 😀
Depending on when you visit, you might be treated to beef prime rib, pork knuckle, New Zealand roasted leg of lamb, etc all roasted and sliced before your eyes! I also spotted one diner happily slicing off a big chunk of the chicken when the chef had gone back into the kitchen for a bit, presumably to supervise the cooking going on inside. 😀 😀 😀
After selecting the meats, you can then pair them with any of the 5 different fine salts, house-made Anchovy and Truffle butters (*available during dinner), and a myriad of sauces. It’s probably something unique to Park Hotel Alexandra, and The Carvery in particular – any one kind of food can come with a mind-boggling variety of sauces to go with it. Take mustard, for instance…
So many kinds!!!
It’s the same with the salads: you get to choose from a range of extra virgin olive oils. Good luck finding your favorite! 😀
And when you are back at your table, don’t forget to check out the custom-made designer Laguiole steak knives from France. At The Carvery, they take the meats they serve very seriously, it seems.
*Psst… The restaurant is next to the rooftop swimming pool and the sunset bar Aqua Luna so get a table with a nice view of the pool if you can. *wink*
Besides the meats served at The Carvery, there are side dishes which have been carefully selected to complement the meats: look out for Yorkshire pudding (*available during dinner), Lyonnaise potatoes, Vichy carrots, Sauerkraut, smoked eggplant, etc.
While there’s no sashimi (which is my favorite item at buffets), there’s some seafood on ice: chilled Tiger prawns and Canadian black mussels. You’ll also get shucked oysters at dinner…
For the pasta lovers, there’s a pasta station where you’ll get 3 choices of pasta (spaghetti, farfalle, or linguini) and 2 classic sauces (Pomodoro or Aglio Olio) and you’ll get your pasta cooked a la minute. I didn’t taste the pasta during my visit as it was cooked in large quantities to cater to the guests invited to someone’s birthday celebration hosted within the restaurant.
But you won’t want to miss the wood-fired pizza – the pizzas are all freshly made here. Pretty cool huh?
As for dessert, there’s fresh fruit, brownies, blueberry cake, Crème brûlée, mango pudding, etc.
And to sum up my lunch buffet experience here, I have to say it was really satisfying and that I’ll definitely recommend it to meat lovers. Prices below if you’re interested 🙂
~ Prices ~
Lunch (daily) at S$38++, Dinner at S$52++ (Sun to Thurs), S$62++ (Fri & Sat)
Opening hours: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Seating Capacity: 100 indoor and 40 outdoor
Reservations: 6828 8880