Smoked Duck Salad with pickled beet, caramelized pear & mango dressing – sour, sweet and savoury
The Mansion Sampler: Saltimbocca Chicken wrapped in beef bacon on a bed of pineapple; Lamb Charsiew, meatier than its porky counterpart with a dob of mango salsa and; Pan Seared Tuna encrusted with black and white sesame seeds
Soup of the Day – Chicken & Ginger, a little bit sour, morish, we sillily thought we’d share, but it was a fight to get the last drop
Lamb Shank braised traditionally and accompanied by Rendang Sauce, tomato rice and cucumber acar – fusion done VERY well
Lemongrass Chicken with Perkin Sauce, Mashed Potatoes & Grilled Vegetables
Sticky Wild Fig and Date Pudding
Warm Apple & Butterscotch Crumble, freshly squeezed juice and a strong latte to end.
The Mansion’s dining hall breathes of grand colonial sentiment. High ceilings, cascading curtains, a glittery water view, well dressed tables and the jingles of a talented pianist compose a romantic and elegant ambience. One of only a few fine dining establishments in town, The Mansion at the Majestic Malacca, was formerly owned by a wealthy Chinese family. Taken over by the Lim family in the 60s and converted into a business hotel, the dining room was formerly 24 small habitations of the auberge. Pleasantly cooled by air con and gentle ceiling fans, The Mansion, is a refined setting for breakfast or dinner.
The leader in the kitchen is local talent, Chef Poh. After years of building an international career abroad, he returns to his home town to settle down and be closer to family. He takes his worldly experience and combines it with his love of his hometown cuisine, to show just how superb fusion food can be. The Mansion Sampler and Lamb Shank with Rendang Sauce are not to be missed and neither is the Lemongrass Chicken. The focus is on balancing western and Asian tastes, textures and aromas to bring together the best of both worlds in a complementary manner. Each style is celebrated without overpowering the other. Food presentation is simple yet stylish, much the same as the hotel.
Breakfast is also served in The Mansion. On weekends it is a semi-buffet with yoghurt, fruit, pastries, coffee and tea, while the mains are ordered from the menu. Although abounding with guests on the weekend, all tend to be very genteel in nature and a packed room was still a courtly and comfortable atmosphere.
The Mansion is open for breakfast from 7 – 10:30am and dinner 7 – 10:30pm.
Reason to visit: Fusion food done well, elegant setting, non-intrusive refined service
The Majestic Malacca
188 Jalan Bunga Raya Pantai
+603 2783 1000
+603 2783 1000