Thursday, 3 April 2014

Weekday Semi Buffet Lunch at Plate (Carlton City Hotel, Level 3 - 1 Gopeng Street) Reservation: 6632 8922

Visited on 1st April 2014 (Tues). Let me give a short introduction to this new hotel before we move on to the buffet. Don't get mixed up with the Carlton Hotel at Cityhall. Carlton City Hotel is an upscale business hotel situated in Tanjong Pagar. This is the 2nd property of Carlton brand launched in August 2013.

The Trading Floor at Lobby Level 
(For coffee & refreshments)
Love this place, very elegant ambience! Hope they have weekend afternoon tea here!




Beautiful Chandelier!




Tuxedo at Lobby Level 
(For sandwiches, dessert & coffee)





Small but very elegant lift lobby!







Semi buffet lunch is only available at Plate from 12.00pm to 2.30pm from Mondays to Fridays.

Semi-Buffet only (without main course): $25++ per person

Semi-Buffet + Chef's Signature Main Course: $30++ per person

For weekends, they only serve Ala-Carte Menu. (No Buffet)






This is the main dining area at Plate restaurant




And here is the other section, cosy corner surrounded by lush greenery!


Window seat with calming view of the pool!



Decadent Dessert station


















Love the Tiramisu here, the creamy part and the alcohol was just nice - perfect!





Crabmeat Soup
I love this great crabmeat soup! The taste was something like those sharksfin soup we had and there were generous prawns, crabmeat and scallops inside! But it's a pity that the soup was not hot at all, it was just lukewarm. The soup turned cold in just less than a few mins.. Hope the restaurant can get a warmer to keep the soup hot enough, otherwise it will affect the taste of the soup.

Potato Soup
The potato soup tasted great as well! Creamy and with generous portions of Ham inside!










Appetizers


Fruits


Salads


The coffee here was quite nice!





Help ourselves with the Free flow of Dilmah Tea provided! Chamomile, English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Peppermint & Jasmine Tea...



Our childhood ice-cream.. Haha!


Note: Ice water is chargeable at $2 per pax while warm water is free of charge. So do not anyhow ask for ice water here...



I think the restaurant should get ready by 12pm as they're still arranging the utensils and we need to ask the staff what is this food etc with no food tag until around 12.30pm. This gives guests quite a bad impression...

Make sure the soup is always hot and not just lukewarm that turned cold easily...

Overall the service here was good as there wasn't much crowd on weekday lunch. Food & Dessert quality was acceptable for the price of $25++. Just top up additional of $5 and you can get a Main Course which was really worth it but we do not intend to have a very full lunch so we skip this. If you're on leave, why not come down to Plate to try the affordable weekday semi-lunch buffet with no lunch crowd or their dinner buffet with cosy ambience!


*Recommended*


Note: It's cheaper to park at Tanjong Pagar Plaza opposite Carlton City Hotel


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