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88 Jalan Kota Laksamana | Casa del Rio Melaka Hotel, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
+60 6-289 6888
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had breakfast and lunch at the River Grill and was rather disappointed. I had a cooked breakfast of two eggs on toast, sausage and bacon. The sausage and bacon were tasteless. Buffet lunch had a very limited selection and there was also nyonya laksa. The nyonya laksa was tasty. There was a nice selection of fresh fruit including plums.... More 

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Thank Leslie L
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

The restaurant is old colonial style, tasteful done and spacious. Service was rapid and efficient. Food perfectly acceptable without being exceptional. The outlook over the river is fine. Well worth a visit just to experience the relaxed atmosphere

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Thank tim252
Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Been there today as Anniversary Today, was served by the team there. The team for that shift was awesome, we was attend by server Nizam and the rest of the crew. They were very detail in the setting and the food. Thanks to the chef, the team and not to forgot Mr Anuar that took down my reservation a month... More 

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Thank tchachachacha
Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

just had buffet dinner on a saturday night, supposedly Portuguese buffet. ambience as usual was nice, pianist at about 730pm. food mixture of local nyonya food, grilled food. cold foods eg oyster and prawn. some portueguese style food. overall was not impressed given that it's a 5 star hotel, i have had higher expectations on the spread, should have more... More 

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Thank mg8485
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Tried Nyonya food at this restaurant. Pleasant place by the river. European style service and atmosphere. Food quality not the best but foreigners it is worth trying. As it is clean, moderate taste and friendly service. Expensive than other options.

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Thank Zafer S
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

The buffet menu have been changing to suit the needs of locals like me here. A wide range from rice, noodles, tandoori as well as western and BBQ items on offer. Great atmosphere for those looking to eat outdoors.

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Thank FreshprinceofBA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

We came here around 9pm and were looking for a place that would provide quick food. This was the place to be, as the have a really large buffet. The big range of foods were great and tasty, and even the dessert range was amazing. The place also offered 'a la carte' if you prefer that. Downside would be that... More 

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Thank Frederique B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

The dishes are sumptuous and succulent. Great staff and always welcoming with a smile. The man who started this concept Mr Chew Chert Fong is always obliging to any requests. Music plus great food and nice ambience for the whole family. Overlooking Malacca River gives the cosy outlook to the restaurant.

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Thank Rsn M
Hereford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

We popped in for two mango lassis and two local lunch dishes. The mango lassis looked and tasted like broccoli over flavoured with mint...beyond bad, almost comically so. They did look a bit nonplussed and ashamed and took them away and took an alternative order without baulking or arguing, so full marks for that. we then had a local dish... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

It was our very first time to visit a Portuguese buffet dinner that available every Saturday. But we are quite disappointed with the foods as we don't see much Portuguese selections. Waiter approach asked how is the food , we just frankly comment that the crabs they served are over cooked ! It tasted like a spoil meat texture it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
International, Asian, Malaysian
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Jalan Kota Laksamana | Casa del Rio Melaka Hotel, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Melaka State  >  Central Melaka District  >  Melaka
  • Phone Number: +60 6-289 6888

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?