Thursday, August 20, 2015
The Carvery @ Park Hotel Alexandra
Hotel buffet offering International, local or even Italian spread or theme centric cuisine is quite common. In fact, a bit boring as every hotel is doing the same thing. For a good change, the new Park Hotel at Alexandra is focusing on roast meats at the hotel restaurant, The Carvery on the seventh floor facing the swimming pool.
Stepping into the The Carvery, the sight of a three metre long meat carving station with daily cuts of beef, lamb, pork and chicken greets the diner with a variety of condiments and sauces specifically created for the roasted meat. You can find different types of salt, butter as well as a myriad of sauces. I would say it is an impressive collection.
The first thing I did is I head straight for the Rib Eye and Prime Ribs. I could not resist the gorgeously roasted pinkish red meat. The other highlight at The Carvery is the spread of sides along the buffet line is suppose to complement the star on the plate - the roast. For a good piece of steak, if you visit a steak house, you would probably pay more than $50 for it. However at The Carvery, you can go for unlimited servicing as well as many other types of roasts and food selections.
Among the roasts and sides, I would also recommend trying the Yorkshire pudding which has the right balance of texture. I heard this gone through numerous testing and tasting before it got the stamp of approval from the owner. While the Beef is the star of the restaurant, surprisingly the Rotisserie Chicken brought the house down for me. Simply marinated with just soy sauce, this is so flavourful, tender and juicy. I have found my best rotisserie chicken in Singapore.
Like all hotel buffet, selection of Cold Seafood will also be available but kept to just a couple as the focus is still on the roasts. Do note oyster
If you do not like to go straigh to the roasts, the salad corner may interest you with their fresh ingredients for a healthy start before checking out the rest of the buffet line.
For those that has a huge appetite, there is the Pasta and Pizza live station. Do save some space for the wood fired pizza. The thin crust pizza is really good.
Although the dessert section is not huge, the sweet creations will not disappoint you. However the one best try item is the Trifle. This is probably one of the best I have ever eaten.
I left The Carvery feeling impressed and satisfied. It is a definitely a good chance with the new roast meats concept for buffet. I felt like I stepped into a steakhouse and served quality meat and delectable side dishes. Only different is I get to have unlimited servicing here.
The Carvery Buffet
Lunch: $38++ (daily)
Dinner: $52++ (Sun-Thu), $62++ (Fri-Sat)
Park Hotel Alexandra
323 Alexandra Road
Tel: +65 68288880
Nearest MRT: RedHill (EW Line), Queenstown (EW Line)
Daily: 12pm - 3pm, 6pm - 10pm
1) Alight at Queenstown MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to bus stop at Queenstown MRT station (Stop ID 11149). Take bus number 195. Alight 2 stops later. Walk towards Ikea, At Ikea, continuing walk to destination. Journey time about 8 minutes. [Map]
2) Alight at Redhill MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to bus stop opposite Redhill MRT station (Stop ID 10201). Take bus number 33 or 120. Alight 4 stops later. Walk towards Ikea, At Ikea, continuing walk to destination. . Journey time 10 minutes. [Map]