Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Pub @ Shangri La Hotel

After back to back lavish meals, it was time to take a break. After rummaging through the booklet of vouchers that Shangri la gave me, along with my membership card, i saw a voucher "Free Dinner for two".

Well sounds like an economical dinner plan, doesn't?

Stepping into the Pub, was like stepping into a pub that was rather un Shangri la if you can call it. With the swanky Zipangu and La Fite, you wouldn't think that their pub looks like a drinking hole stuck in the 90s but yes, sadly but true, the place does look like it has been untouched since the 90s, and stuck in some obscure corner too.

Nevertheless, beggars can't complain as we had the whole place to ourselves again. Spotting a pattern over the week, we had gone to Hakka Republic for a late Friday dinner (alone by the time we finished), Max! for lunch (alone all by ourselves) and now (alone all by ourselves too!)

Started off efficiently with some bread rolls and good ol' butter.

Together with some mushroom soup that was rather creamy. Couldn't make up my mind to whether it was canned or not, on one hand the texture looked like it was out of the can but there was alot of mushroom pieces. Either way, dip bread and in, and no one was complaining.

Then we were given a choice between grilled chicken, salmon and beef with vegetables. We both went for the rib eye.

Mine was Medium and came out rather well done. Other than that, it was still edible and was not overcooked rendering it tough. Something that i could make at home if i put some effort in but again like i said, its free, why complain? Just enjoy.

Wash it down with Guinness (on happy hour rates, for everyone) RM34.50 for 2 pints (buy 1 free 1). As cheap as Decanters which was selling for RM17 per pint.

Ending with a rather poor dessert which was just bland and horrible. The strawberries was all my girlfriend plucked from the dessert.

So for those who have the voucher and yet to use, a good idea as to what you will get. A decent meal in a rather old spot in the hotel for free, no service charge and tax except for the RM 9 parking fee (weekend charge).

Venue: Shangri La Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Rating: 3 stars out of 5 stars. Unless its free and you are desperate to watch soccer in a more quieter environment along with cheap beer, go to the other restaurants in the hotel.

22 comments:

zewt said...

joe, have u been invited to a german sausage restaurant opening?

550ml jar of faith said...

Soup from a can at Shangri-La? How CANNNN??

Life for Beginners said...

Aww... but isn't dessert supposed to be the best part of a meal? To have to just pick strawberries from it.... Sad-nye. :P

UnkaLeong said...

Hmm..which reminds me, must use the coupon soon.

sc said...

well, at least it was free....

thule a.k.a leo said...

It's in a sorry state & The Pub needs refurbishment.. period!!!

Nic (KHKL) said...

if it's free, i'll do it everyday! hehehehehhee....darn, now i got guiness stout craze. argh!

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"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

selangorfoodfestival: i will c if i can drop by!

nic: haha yeah i will prob do it too..

leo: well said..

sc: free is the key..

unka: u got member too?

lob: yeah lor..quite sad..shud hav gone to lemon2go n tapau some better cakes..but the lady wanted to watch her diet..

550ml: well not CANfirmed la..

zewt: err no wor..

Bangsar-bAbE said...

I think I still have the vouchers. Better ask my parents to go then! I kenot stand my ribeye well done. o_0

Sugar Bean said...

Hmm... The sounds sound rather average. But with the voucher, it's still good. :)

How'd you get the vouchers?

thenomadGourmand said...

okkkk..since Unka did tell me abt the voucher..guess like u said lohh..free why not ;p

Ivy Isabelle said...

I have the voucher too plus a free a bottle of red/white wine and yet to use. Timing is just right. I thought of use it during my dear's birthday in August but looking at your entry, it seems nothing to fancy about. I think I shall choose other venue instead.

SuLee said...

green onion on mushroom soup? doesnt taste weird?

qwazymonkey said...

My ex colleagues & I used to hang out here so often when I was just working across the street. Love the Bangers & Mash and the Fish & Chips. Typical pub grub! Miss the frumpy old place.

Jun said...

alone by urselves, very the romantic mar :p

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

jun: except for the surroundings lor..

qwazymonkey: yeah grumpy sounds abt right that sums up the place..

sulee: well not really..haha

ivy: yeah spend abit more on zipangu and open ur wine there..if u want it real special

tng: yeah lor..y not?

sugarbean: yes its all in the voucher..comes with the membership card

bbabe: haha y not? atmosphere seems to suit the more elderly..

CUMI & CIKI said...

poor dessert eh? told you we are spoilt by JHP and FBB! hehe

xin said...

ahhh the glazyyy beef! gosh. i am seriously very hungry now. 28 mins more to lunch...

fatboybakes said...

haha, i dont think the soup is canned la... surrrely not.
ooh, can save RM6 in parking if you park at menara hap seng across the road, only RM3 flat rate after 7pm.
also, decanter guinness was that price coz ahem, I sacrificed myself and wore orange, so the fler gave us discount, remember?

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

fbb: err no la..actually hor..tim seems to get the same price at 17 nett wor.. yeah la..surely not Canned 1 la..just tastely familiar..

xin: counting down? haha

c&c: agreed... =(

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Hmmm...I have yet to use my voucher. I guess I won't be too much in a rush to use it after all.