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The River Grill

88 Jalan Kota Laksamana | Casa del Rio Melaka Hotel, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
+60 6 289 6888
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Ranked #80 of 343 restaurants in Melaka
Cuisines: Malaysian
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We were hungry after walking around Central Melaka and decided to get a bite at the hotel. They only served buffet on weekends so we decided to try it out. Not much of a spread for RM 55++ compared to other hotels buffet spread... one or 2 dishes of Portugis origin...others are the normal common local Malay food, like salad,... More

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Bideford, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Although the number of items on display are perhaps less than you would expect, the quality of the food is very good indeed. This is not your typical Hi Tea though. First there is usually about 6 different types of cold starter - various salads with seafood, meats, cheeses. A wide selection of breads and two different soups. Then there... More

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singapore
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83 reviews 83 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The bread is outstanding and the grilled boneless chicken is good. However, the minestrone was indifferent at best and my dad's roast rack of lamb did not look appetising. Anyway, what was to be our farewell dinner was marred by inexperienced wait staff and an irresponsible supervisor/manager. The fiasco was due to our untypical order - out of the 5... More

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Went there a few times during my visit in Malacca. I was there for three time just because I stayed at Casa Del Rio. Foods portion is pretty small... not so tasty and not many choices.

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Arendal, Norway
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Spent at the river grill !! Music was nice..food excellent! We were welcomed by Shirley who explained to us the offers we had. We choose the Lunch buffet..with high tea following.In the end we had 50% off as seniors!!! We spent hours.. And

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Hobart, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

When I was searching for a nice Christmas Eve dinner buffet I sent an email, and the reply was very prompt with the menu attached. Good service straight up. We found the staff extremely solicitous, almost too much though. Every time we came back with a plate, someone was waiting to put our napkins back in our laps. The food... More

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Newark, New Jersey
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

The restaurant is based in the hotel , and it is true the best restaurants are based in hotels in Malaysia, that is what we have found. We had a nice meal in pleasant surroundings on the terrace. Food was good. Only downsides was lots of river boats going passed and there was a smell from the river. Also cat... More

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Bideford, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Although we live in Melaka, we had never been to Casa del Rio, so we decided to put that right by trying the Sunday Hi-Tea at the River Grill. We received a very warm welcome and chose to take a table inside rather than on the terrace. We then walked around the buffet stations to see the dishes on offer.... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Really enjoyed our meal here - both food and service were very good. Particularly enjoyed the steak and choice of cheeses. Very nice setting also overlooking the river. Would definitely return. if only the hotel was a little less expensive I'd definitely stay here too next time - the pool looks amazing in their photos.

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Bunbury
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I ordered lunch set for 28 ringitt ++. There was turmeric chicken, nyonya vegetables, otak-otak, steamed rice, pineapple and cucumber with chilli, soup of the day and dessert. My wife ordered a club sandwich which enormous and doukd not be eaten in a single sitting. Pretty good value for the Casa del Rio, Malacca in a superb riverfront location with... More

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