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Varieties of BBQ & Buffet Restaurant @ Hardwicke House, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah

Harwicke House has always been an urge for me to drop by for dinner after work. In fact this place is so near to my office by walking distance. However, I was not so sure about the taste and the price of this place until now. Thanks to Jason and Gill from Gourmet Garden for organizing this fantastic review.

Hardwicke House is always the perfect location for social functions, reunion dinners, press conferences, weddings, wedding engagements and parties. The look from outside this building is elegant with high-rise tower resounding this heritage building.

Most people will be attracted to reasonably-priced buffets.

The salad bar serves a wide array of salad, it is a haven for vegans.

Other than the salads, there are so many main dishes offered by the restaurant:

  • Mashed potato
  • Corn kernels with BBQ sauce/ mushroom sauce / black pepper sauce.
  • Naan, tandoori chicken.
  • Fried rice and  mee goreng.
  • Cabbage poriel
  • Brinjal sambal
  • Dhall
  • Lamb Rogan Josh
  • Chicken Curry
  • Roast Beef
  • Baked Cured Salmon with cheese
  • Chicken lobak
  • Crispy Vietnam prawn roll
  • Spaghetti with Bolognaise Sauce
  • Fresh Parmesan cheese
  • Cream of Asparagus with buns.

The BBQ corner is an added point for this buffet.

Self-service coffee maker for caffeine lovers.

The variety of coffee are listed as below:

Flat White @ RM 4.80
Cafe Latte @ RM 6.50
Espresso @ RM 3.80
Cappuccino @ RM 5.50
Regular Black @ RM 3.80

Other than the coffee, those who have a sweet-tooth would be delighted to find the many desserts nicely displayed on the counter for the customers to choose from.

For wine lover, there are var options of wine in their storage.

I was told that the method to taste a good wine is via the below few methods:

  • Color – For red wine, if the color of the wine is more transparent, meaning that the wine is older
  • Aroma – If the smell of the wine is stronger the better it is for the wine
  • Taste – It is very variance for this subject to affect everyone. Generally, Carbonate Merlot will have stronger taste while Shiraz will have lighter taste.
  • Finishing – The finishing is also marking a lot of points for wine tasting as the finishing are very different from the taste when it just touch down the tongue.

Friulvini Verduzzo (Fizzy) @ RM 55.00.  Sparkling like taste for this white wine. For ladies this is their preference. However, for me I felt that this wine is slightly too sweet instead.

This is straw yellow with greenish reflections. Delicate, slightly fruity, pleasantly aromatic. Full-bodied with slightly acidulous flavor. This aperitif wine goes well with first course, with confectionery or fruit.


TerraNoble Sauvignon Blanc 2005 @ RM 63.00

This 100% Sauvignon Blanc is yellow colour with some greenish tones. It has intense fruity aroma in tropical fruits, especially pineapples. It’s a very fresh wine, not bubbling, dry and well balanced. It has a good structure and a nice natural acidity which has a long permanence in mouth. Ideal as an aperitif too, with seafood and fish. This wine is drunk best at 7C -8C.


Schubert “Hardwicke Reserve” Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 (Recommended Retail Price is RM 118.00. Promotion Price now is RM 60.00)

Schubert is a new winery in New Zealand. This deeply coloured wine exhibits an intense nose of blackberries, plum and dark chocolate with notes of walnut and spices. Full bodied and extremely well structured with layers of super ripe tannins complemented by a long, sweet and dark fruit filled finish.

For those who enjoy a quieter ambience, this is the great place to be as there are a few private rooms and VIP rooms in this restaurant.

Mon to Sat = Lunch buffet @ 18++. Dinner buffet (including BBQ) @ 38++. No ala carte.

Sunday Buffet = Buffet brunch @ 20++. BBQ Dinner buffet @ 38++. Kids eat for free (limited to 2 per family, below 10yrs old only). Free parking for dinner.

From December 2009 till Jan 2010 is the promotion period to enjoy free flow of non-alcoholic beverages on all buffets.

Overall, the food here is good and reasonably-priced. For wine lovers, this will be like a wine paradise. If only this place has some signature dishes to offer, it will definitely attract more people to visit this place again.

Editor’s Review (5 Stars Rank):

Taste
Price
Food Presentation
Service
Overall

Quick Facts:

Family Friendly
Parking
Pork Free
Alcohol
Credit Card
Smoking
Reservation
Private Room

Operation hours: 6:00pm – 10:30pm BBQ Dinner Buffet (Monday to Saturday)
Contact: 04-226 4998
Address:67, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, 10050 Penang.

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11 Comments so far (Add 1 more)

  1. hey stevengoh, how can i contact you?
    i have just opened a new fine indian cuisine, in the heart of the georgetown city, bishop street. feel free to drop by one of these days. we serve pure authentic indian food.
    thanks

    1. krish on January 18th, 2010 at 7:47 pm
  2. Strawberry Gal, perm buffet

    2. stevengoh on January 3rd, 2010 at 9:40 pm
  3. Is this promo or is perm Buffet

    3. Strawberry Gal on January 3rd, 2010 at 2:03 pm
  4. Erina, cool… so you enjoy the food there?

    4. stevengoh on December 26th, 2009 at 5:38 pm
  5. This is really a great place. Heading there for my family new year dinner.

    5. Erina on December 25th, 2009 at 10:09 am
  6. mary, why finally?

    6. stevengoh on December 10th, 2009 at 11:59 pm
  7. wah… finally saw the VIP rooms. :P

    7. FoOd PaRaDiSe on December 10th, 2009 at 7:33 pm
  8. Aiks…extra charge for the coffee? Got any other drinks? For this kind of buffet, I concern on the drinks as well…^^

    8. Janice Lee on December 10th, 2009 at 12:20 am
  9. tailim, exectly. the environment is cozzy and the price is reasonable

    NKOTB, cannot tahan too long without blog :)

    9. stevengoh on December 9th, 2009 at 11:51 pm
  10. wow – so fast back into blogging already???

    10. NKOTB on December 9th, 2009 at 5:28 pm
  11. Looks like a decent place with reasonable pricing.

    11. hApPy HaPpY on December 9th, 2009 at 4:58 am

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