We came here for the Café in Mulu Marriott during our stay here, as our breakfast and dinner meals were included in our package. For breakfast - it was a good spread of continental and local foods, with guava/dragonfruit smoothies which were very cool and...tasty. The continental spread and fruits looked a bit stale, so we had the omelettes and oats and rest of the hot food, which was lovely and good.
For dinner on the second night, my husband had the burger, while I had the unagi (which was amazing!) , the Sarawakian laksa, which was tasty and of a good portion size. For dinner on the third night, I had the unagi again while my husband had the 6 piece satay for starters, and for the mains, he had the burger again while I had the beef rendang which was very rich but ok. For the dessert of Gulu Melaka (I think), it was tasty and authentic.
However, on the first night, I went alone for dinner, and was given a menu and told that I had to pay. Not sure if it is because I was a lone Asian woman going for dinner and they made assumptions, but not very welcoming on the first night, particularly when I was not feeling well.
When my husband (he is caucasian) did attend with me for dinner for the next 2 nights, at least we were not asked to pay, and there was more attention to us (rather than the first night where I was left alone and no attention was paid to me by the waiting staff). But when we questioned how come the starters came with only 3 satay sticks, rather than 6 (which was on the menu), we were told by the waiter that for our package which was inclusive of dinner, the starters will be half the size as we were not paying the full price of the ala carte menu. When we questioned further, we were told that was how the inclusive package is, but that our main meal would be a 'normal' size.
At no point were we made aware of the double standards of the inclusve package vs ala carte menu, so that was slightly off-putting. This incident, coupled with what seemed like discrimination from the waiting staff (perhaps because I was Asian, and did not come with a caucasian) was very disappointing, and goes down by 2 stars. As this is one of the few (single digit) places in mulu where you can get a meal (esp if you want any western cuisine), you are limited. If you don't mind good decent local food, I would suggest Benerat Lodge, where we went for our last meal in Mulu, and it was fantastic, homecooked, not too salty or rich, and decently delicious.More