Home Food Reviews The Pub @ Shangri-la Kuala Lumpur

Since my parents have a Shang Card, I often use it to dine at Lemon Garden and Zipangu. I only knew The Pub existed when I saw the Shangri-la KL Hotel Voucher, which offered a FREE 3-course dinner for 2 there. Tucked away in a small corner, the place was very un-happening for a pub in KL. For starters, we were given a choice of soup or salad. rif and I both went for the soup, as the salad didn’t appeal to us. The soup was thick and grainy, with a decent amount of chopped mushrooms. It didn’t taste like it came from the can, but the soup could use a bit more seasoning and maybe some crunchy croutons for texture.The breadrolls were cold, and bordering chewy. On top of that, we were given UN-salted butter. I dislike eating my bread with unsalted butter. It’s like giving me fried chicken without the skin, or nasi lemak without the sambal.We had a choice of rib eye, salmon and grilled chicken for our mains. The mains came with mash potatoes and some sautéed vegetables. I ordered the rib eye, and asked for it to be done medium rare — it was cooked precisely to order.
I reckon this was the better of the two mains we had – the meat was tender, fatless and juicy. A pity the gravy was too salty; it overpowered an otherwise good piece of steak. The mash potatoes and sautéed vegetables were nothing to shout about. rif’s grilled chicken was bordering dry, thank goodness there was plenty of gravy to eat this with. It wasn’t bad tasting, but I’m just not a fan of white meat. I love eating dark meat, and the more fatty the chicken, the better it is for me.Dessert was a huge letdown. I don’t think I’ve ever eaten such a dreadful tasting cake from Shangri-la KL before. It felt as though I was eating a combination of foam and dish-washing sponge. It was so plastic-tasting, I couldn’t finish it.

Dinner at The Pub was mediocre at best. If it wasn’t for the voucher, I wouldn’t bother coming here to eat.

Ambiance: 5/10
Food: 5/10 (pork-free)
Price: N/A
Verdict: You’re better off eating at the other restaurants in the hotel.

Level 1,
Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur
11, Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250 Kuala Lumpur
03 2074 3900

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thenomadGourmand November 13, 2009 - 8:07 am

I didnt even blog abt it!
And worse part is, we had dinner w the Heavenly bakers, and Nigel took a bite & immediately pronounced it "premix"!

"Joe" who is constantly craving November 14, 2009 - 1:49 am

yeah thats wat u get for "free food"..

otherwise the ala carte is semi decent and their buy 1 free 1 drink deal is good for soccer nites

Wilson & Rachel November 15, 2009 - 2:52 am

Only 5/10, that's really bad!

Joe: I do agree with you sometimes.

UnkaLeong November 16, 2009 - 1:28 am

Hehehe…i have to agree with becks, the company when we had dinner there was better than the dinner itself. I ordered my steak medium rare and it came very rare! Was so hungry, it didn't reallt matter anyway ;)

babe_kl November 16, 2009 - 10:26 am

it used to be good when the previous chef was around, these days i wont step in :p

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Bangsar-bAbE November 20, 2009 - 4:06 am

babe_kl – Such a pity hor?

Unka – LOL…that hungry ah? =P

Wilson & Rachel – It's not THAT bad la…but it's not good either.

Joe – Still, I won't want to go there! ;)

nomad – I tell you, the cake was horrible!!


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