“Melba at Southbank's Langham Hotel has been my "go to" buffet place for years. With it's large array for fresh seafood, it's the start of many good things to come.”
I remember my very first trip to the Melba buffet. I couldn’t tell you when it was, but it was a VERY VERY long time ago. Back when they had wicker chairs, the hotel was the Sheraton, and the buffet looked like this.
My Mum’s boss took us there for a lunch once or twice, and since then it’s become a favourite amongst our family… especially if you like seafood. Heck, even if you don’t and have a love for roast meats, Indian food, dessert, etc, you will be more than happy!
These days, there is such a variety, with the inclusion of a sushi chef, tandoor, noodles and pasta, and an even bigger variety of seafood than you’ll ever need. If you leave this place hungry, you are doing it wrong. I’m not a huge fan of buffets, but I totally LOVE this place. The food is always good, not mediocre.
And if you can’t find a dessert you like here, there is something seriously wrong with you!
So, here are my tips when dining at Melba:
- Start with the seafood
- Once you are perhaps done with the seafood, move onto the hot items; roasts, dumplings, pastas, tandoor. Hot stuff makes you feel full and sleepy
- Go nuts until you can manage dessert. Although if there is something you really want for dessert, maybe get it half way through like Adrian did 😛
- Waddle home or book a room upstairs and flake out on the bed…. if you do that, buffet breakfast is available in the morning 😉
- Definitely get a dessert naan – mini m&m’s and chocolate. WARNING: once you try it, you may want another.
Service is always exceptional at Melba.
The food itself is ALWAYS fantastic. I love getting fresh sushi made on request. I remember I first tried eel at Melba. The sushi chef asked me if I ever had it before, to which I replied ‘no’. So he made some up for me with the other things I was getting. The soft shell crab handrolls, fresh sashimi are also a highlight.
And they have been around for 20 years, so they are certainly doing something right!
Some nights even have some specials including 19 different naans!! To see what they are: www.melbarestaurant.com.au/index.php/whats-on/weekday-specials