Sat. Apr 4th, 2020

The Ombak Mercure Penang Beach Set Lunch with Semi Buffet

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The Ombak Mercure Penang Beach Set Lunch

The Ombak - Mercure Penang Beach

The Ombak Mercure Penang Beach Set Lunch with Semi Buffet

Executive lunches at The Ombak are great for building rapport- plus we get to enjoy the tasty set lunch with semi buffet.

The Ombak is Mercure Penang Beach’s coffee house. If you think this restaurant looks familiar, this was the former location of Four Points by Sheraton.

Mercure Penang Beach is AccorHotels’s first property in Penang.

The other AccorHotel property I stayed at is Novotel Taiping in Perak. 

The Ombak

The coffee house is the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant where the in-house guests have their breakfast.

I like the coffee house as it offers a choice of air-conditioned section and al fresco dining with a nice panoramic view of the sea.

If you like delicious Malay Gulais, Salmon Laksa, and weekend BBQs, rest assured these favourites items are on the menu at the Ombak.

Chef Ismail is helming the fort and makes sure the food is delicious.

On another note, the Ombak has a nice tea time menu with a most delicious Pisang Goreng with ice cream and vanilla sauce.

The Ombak Mercure Penang Beach Set Lunch – RM30 NETT

The set lunch menu items

  • Pollo Allo Spiedo (Roast Chicken) – Roasted chicken breast, russet potato puree, roasted vegetables & rosemary flavor chicken juice
  • Kambing Bunga Kanta (Spiced Baked Lamb) – Baked Lamb in homemade spiced and ginger flower curry with Pickled Vege and Blue Pea Flower Rice
  • Salmon Alfredo (Creamy Salmon Pasta) – Spaghetti with creamy mushroom and smoked chicken sauce, Garlic Bread and Parmesan Cheese
  • Ayam Betutu (Spiced Roasted Chicken) – Spiced Balinese roasted chicken, pickled vegetable, sambal Colek and Blue Pea Flower Rice

You get to enjoy the semi buffet spread of

  • Soup of the Day
  • Bread roll & Butter
  • Salads with 3 choice of dressing
  • Fresh cut fruit
  • Cakes
  • Pudding

At RM30.00, the meal includes a glass of Iced Lemon Tea.

There are four dishes per menu; the actual dishes will be revised from time to time.

We were there for dinner and ordered three of the four lunch choices.

Our votes were Salmon Alfredo and Pollo Allo Spiedo.

Ayam Betutu (Roasted Chicken in Spices)

The Ayam Betutu, we feel is adjusted for Westerner’s taste buds.

We have tried the popular highly seasoned and spiced dish in Bali and Lombok, Indonesia. I could not even take the chili in the Indonesian version.

The Ombak Mercure Penang Beach Set Lunch
Ayam Betutu (Roasted Chicken in Spices) Photo: Kathy Ratha

Salmon Alfredo

Spaghetti is al dente and served with a wonderful creamy Parmesan Cheese Sauce. The Salmon flesh flakes apart easily, and is buttery and delicious.

There’s a nice slice of Garlic Bread for you to munch on.

The Ombak Mercure Penang Beach Set Lunch
Salmon Alfredo. Photo: Doris Lim

Pollo Allo Spiedo (Roast Chicken)

The roast chicken comes with a generous portion of grilled chicken breast with wing presented on a bed of mashed potatoes. We love the roast vege and the rosemary flavored gravy.

I just adore mash potato. Secretly I was wishing for mushy peas.

The Ombak Mercure Penang Beach Set Lunch
Pollo Allo Spiedo (Roast Chicken) Photo: Kathy Ratha

The Ombak Mercure Penang Beach Set Lunch Review

Overall the food is delicious and lightly flavored. I enjoy sprinkling salt onto food just before I eat it for that up-front flavor bang.

The meal portions are large!

My vote is The Ombak for the freshly prep and cooked meals. Everything in the kitchen is made from scratch. Plus you get to see the chefs cook your meal in the open kitchen.

For the price you are paying, this is a steal!

Plus Points of Eating at a Hotel’s Coffee House

When you dine at cafes without a hot kitchen, you will get a ready-made meal from the central kitchen (to ensure consistency) that requires very little preparation besides heating up.

That will properly cost about RM40 for a pasta and fancy coffee.

This is why I prefer to dine in hotels.

The hotel ensures essential food safety and hygiene practices are kept as it is important for the well being and safety of their guests.

Huge plus points to choose The Ombak

  • Free Parking
  • Air-condition Dining Area
  • Al Fresco Dining
  • Sea view
  • Excellent service
  • Free drinking water
  • No plastics cutlery or utensils

Zero Plastic

In effort to reduce plastic waste, all properties under AccorHotels have stopped providing plastic straws when serving drinks.

Birthday Cake

Smartdory and friends appreciates Mecure Penang Beach’s friendly gesture and gift of a lovely decorated Cheesecake and singing Happy Birthday for our private celebration.

Thanks guys, you know who you are!

The Ombak Mercure Penang Beach Set Lunch
Cheesecake with Strawberry Sauce and Fresh Fruit Garnish. Photo: Doris Lim

The Ombak
Address: Mercure Penang Beach, Jalan Tanjung Bungah, 11200 Tanjung Tokong, Penang.
Telephone: +604-371-8888
Business hours: 6:30 am-11:00 pm
Parking: There is free parking in front of the hotel for guests.



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