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Contango, Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

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Tower Wing

The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur is a classic hotel under YTL Hotels that has been the talk of town since its opening. There are four dining options at Majestic Hotel – The Bar, Colonial Café, The Tea Lounge and Contango – but I’ve only dined at Contango so far.

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Contango

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Cheese selection

Contango is located in the Tower Wing of the hotel and features an open kitchen interactive dining concept. Before entering the restaurant, guests are greeted and ushered to the cashier to make payment for the meal (RM88 per pax, additional RM30 for free-flow wine). Odd, but it didn’t bother me much.

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Assorted Sushi

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DIY Noodle Station

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Fruit Juices

The spread is fairly reasonable, with Asian, Japanese, Western and Grilled dishes. While I liked the spread, most of the dishes were not labeled. The Japanese selection was good.

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Assorted sashimi and oysters

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Scallop sashimi – good stuff!

I helped myself to slices of salmon, butterfish, tuna, mackerel and scallop; all fresh and tasty. Especially noteworthy were the scallops, which unfortunately, wasn’t available during my second visit.

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Fresh oysters

Seafood fans will delight in Contango’s seafood spread of oysters, crabs, mussels and prawns. I only tried the oysters and found them decent. The grilled selection was also commendable. Try the salmon and lamb; I found the beef a bit tough.

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Grilled duck

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Grilled salmon, lamb, beef and sausage

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Beef, medium doneness

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Green curry chicken

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Good tom yam seafood

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Sambal prawns

If you’re into local delights, give the sambal prawns a try. I quite enjoyed this as the prawns were fresh and the sambal gravy was aromatic and packed quite a kick.

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Fettuccine carbonara

You can also order the pasta of your choice from the live pasta station. I asked for fettuccine carbonara with beef bacon. Not fantastic, but pretty alright for hotel buffet standard.

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Pepperoni pizza

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Risotto, smoked duck, asparagus, mushrooms and creamy chicken

I also liked the western selection, namely the mushroom risotto, but they could really use the food description. It would be much easier to decide what I wanted on my plate. I don’t like to blindly eat my food as I’m quite particular about flavours.

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Prawn with thousand island sauce (?) on egg

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Asparagus soup

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Chocolate lava cake

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Apple crumble

Desserts are Contango’s forte, making it strong competitor in the KL buffet scene. The chocolate lava cake was delicious with a molten centre and the apple crumble was justly tart with a buttery richness.

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Chocolate, pistachio and rose macarons

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Best buffet macarons in KL

And the macarons were good stuff. Crispy and airy with a soft and chewy centre, this is the best macaron I’ve tried in a buffet so far. In terms of consistency, they were better than some popular macaron places in KL.

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Tiramisu

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Ice creams are made in-house and ranges from your regular vanilla to cempedak. I didn’t care much for the latter, for the fruit flavour was very faint. Service (although polite) was disoriented. Our empty plates were swiftly cleared and the more experienced staff were helpful in telling us the names of the dishes.

Let’s hope the food and standard remains this way, because I have a feeling Contango is going to be the place for buffet in Kuala Lumpur.

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Ambiance: 7.5/10
Price: 6/10
Food: 8/10 (pork free)
Verdict: Minor glitches aside, Contango serves one of the best buffets in Kuala Lumpur.

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Contango
Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur
5, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin,
50000 Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia

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10 Responses

  1. The rm30 for free flow wine is an awesome, awesome, awesome incentive! 😀

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Mega awesome. I had like, 5 glasses of wine. 😛

      1. Tamantunbabe

        Only 5? Sheesh.

  2. KY

    that scallops sashimi! mannnnn

    1. Bangsar Babe

      I know right??

  3. QW

    Hi, is this brunch or dinner buffet?

  4. Supergal

    Dear,
    May I know how to make a reservation for have a dining there?or mz stay there for 1night?

    Thank you.

  5. hasif

    what a great review!!!
    thank you for that…
    I want to ask you is the rate for buffet in weekend different with weekdays.. or it stays the same?
    and we just have to pay direct without making any reservation right?

    thank you for your time

  6. next year wedding buffet lunch how much additional wine ???

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