After the much-lauded G Hotel made my shit list a while back (click here and here for details), I was urged by Jon to give them another chance because they had changed management.
Normally if someone tells me a place has “changed management” then I would think something dodgy has gone down – like a place/business was not doing well so the owners decided to cut their losses and sell it to some moron who was naive enough to believe that they would do a better job than the previous people.
Needless to say, you can probably tell that I’m not very excited when someone mentions the words “changed management” to me. However, in the G Hotel’s case, the hotel hadn’t changed owners, they just replaced the General Manager.
Anyway, I decided to have my Christmas Eve dinner at the G Hotel, since I wanted to go somewhere new this year and the G Cafe seemed to be the most interesting option in town.
My friendsÂ had a little trouble making reservations for dinner due to the fact that no one ever picked up the phone at the G Cafe, but we finally managed to sortÂ everything out (with a little help from Marco, the G Hotel’s new General Manager)
The G Cafe is a tastefully decorated restaurant, very minimalist and modern – much like the rest of the hotel.
To be honest, I love the hotel’s decor, as I am a great fan of this sort of interior design, and it’s a pleasant contrast to the cheesy, old-fashioned designs of the rest of Penang’s hotels.
The buffet spread was impressive - not so much by the quantity, but by the quality of the food that was offered.
I started off with some lobster bisque, made my way to the requisite salmon sashimi, passed on the oysters, moved on the roast rack of lamb with mint jelly and finished with some Lobster Thermidor.
Everything that I tried was delicious, and I felt that my RM128++ was a really good deal.
To top it all off, we received some exceptional service from the staff – probably the best service from any restaurant I’ve ever been to in Penang.
My thanks to Marco and especially Khamil for bending over backwards for us and offering my friends and I such generous hospitality.
We will be back.