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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This review is for Alfresco, which comes under the Ferdinand’s banner at The Magellan, Sutera Harbour. We can highly recommend Alfresco as a great place to have a meal, lunch, dinner or just take advantage of the happy hour drinks! The service by all of...the team was first class and Sue, with her warm friendly attentive manner, in particular made us feel welcome and special! There is a range of seating options, from casual family to romantic oceanside. The sunset in the evening is spectacular and the views to the islands are beautiful. The music was enjoyable and played at the right level to set the atmosphere perfectly. We had grilled barramund, chicken, Caesar salads and a light dessert. Earlier in the week we enjoyed curry mee, Korean beef, as well as more western burger meals, Drinks ranged from delicious citrus lychee cooler and Asam boi fizzy mocktails to madam Bailey cocktail! Highly recommend dropping by for a visit!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 9 September 2023

We had a great evening with a very friendly and great staff. Fahmi and the others did a really good job. The wine tasted so nice and every peace of food tasted good, especially the saffran risotto, tasted amazing. The Chef is really doing a...great job! must visit!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 25 August 2023

Went for our 50th Wedding Anniversary dinner and it didn’t disappoint. Beautiful food and flawless service

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 16 August 2023

I planned to propose at this restaurant. A few days before my visit, I asked for some prepartion, and they gladly accepted. I thought it would be difficult to make a reservation because it was overseas, but an e-mail was enough and the preparations were...perfect. A bouquet and cake, a seat by the window where you can see the wonderful sunset, and a space that only the two of you can occupy. Thank you for giving us wonderful memories.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 7 August 2023

My husband and I, along with our two friends, enjoyed the most delicious dinner at Ferdinand’s. We travel often and have visited close to 40 countries and our dining experience at Ferdinand’s was one of the very best! The experience began well before our dinner...as we were immediately contacted via WhatsApp shortly after I made a booking inquiry. When we arrived at Ferdinand’s, we were greeted by Alice who walked us to a table with floor to ceiling windows with the most beautiful sunset view! We ordered the ribeye and chicken and they were cooked to perfection. Our friends were also happy with their steak and drinks. Our desserts were phenomenal!!! Kudos to the chef and kitchen staff! More importantly, I want to thank Alice for taking great care of us with our booking and making sure that our meals were prepared to our liking. The entire wait staff was professional, friendly, and caring! No one made a mistake! They all knew who ordered what. No one asked anything and placed the plates in front of the people who ordered them! The restaurant also have us complimentary and delicious treats like asparagus soup and panne cotta. Two tables close to us were celebrating birthdays and the staff really made the celebrants feel special. Again, it showed the level of attention to detail and care. We will definitely be returning to Ferdinand’s whenever our travels take us to Kota Kinabalu! Thank you Alice and team for a memorable and most awesome dining experience!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 8 July 2023

Enjoyed a delicious meal at Ferdinand's last night. Lovely atmosphere and service was excellent 😊 .

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 20 June 2023

Absolutely amazing restaruant. Service was fantastic. We stayed at the hotel and ate here 3 times and each time was superb. A hidden gem

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 15 June 2023 via mobile

Lovely delicious food! and very friendly staff! Quite happy that I chose them as the venue to celebrate my wife’s special birthday

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 9 June 2023 via mobile

From walking into Ferdinand’s we were totally impressed with the welcome from Norin our beautiful waitress. She was super attentive and made sure our evening was special. The food was presented to the highest standard with the most exquisite taste - moth watering and superb....We were given complimentary dishes between courses too! Best Italian ever!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 3 May 2023 via mobile

If you are looking to have a good steak, this is the place. Dark and romantic ambience. Perfect for a special occasion. The food was fantastic, we definitely made a good choice

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 15 April 2023 via mobile

Really nice time at this lovely restaurant. Wonderful food at a reasonable price (compared to what you may pay in other countries!). Very attentive service… which in part may have been due to how quiet it was! (Though we did go on a Wednesday to...be fair )More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 4 April 2023 via mobile

The food was excellent and the staff were very attentive and knowledgable. Noreen in particular was fantastic. The atmosphere and the view (especially at sunset), were breathtaking.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 15 March 2023 via mobile

A lovely surprise to get exceptional Italian fine dining with vegetarian options in Kota Kinabalu. Lovely restaurant and staff

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 9 February 2023 via mobile

We came to Ferdinand’s after finding it on TripAdvisor and wanting to go to a nice restaurant. Wow, we couldn’t believe just how nice and high end it was. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious. If you are staying in Kota Kinabalu,...i would highly suggest you try it out. I opted for the lobster bisque while my partner had the cheese platter. Then for mains I had the saffron risotto with braised beef cheek and my partner had the lamb rack. All the food was perfectly cooked and delicious.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 5 January 2023 via mobile

This has been our first visit to KK, my wife and daughter both have celiac disease, and finding a restaurant that could accommodate/produce a gluten free meal has been challenging. When I reached out to Ferdinand's, I got a very prompt reply from Mizan, who...then put me directly in touch with Daniele, the head chef. Daniele, then emailed us a gluten free menu and outlined some of the other dishes he could create for my wife and daughter. When we arrived for dinner, we were truly impressed with the ambiance of the restaurant, and the level of service we received throughout the evening was nothing short of spectacular. This is to say nothing of the food, which was absolutely outstanding. The chef did a GF Risotto and Beef Tenderloin, not that I got a chance to try it, as my wife refused to share, saying it was one of the best Risotto's she'd had. It has meant so much to us, to be able to go out and have such a memorable meal. As a celiac, my wife tends to have a strong reaction to even the slightest amount of cross contamination, and although the restaurant couldn't guarantee it, she has had no adverse reaction. The next time we are in KK, we will be sure to return to Ferdinand’s again for the great food and service we received, we really can't thank Daniele and his team enough.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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