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#1 zelda

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 04:28 PM

Hi!

Anyone been to Mandarin Palace in Federal Hotel? Is the food good or should I be considering to have my dinner instead in places like Nobel house or imperial place if quality of food is my priority?

The deco looked very nice from the photo....

#2 Melissa

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 12:20 AM

zelda,

Mandarin's food is good, :) for a hotel place. But I think Nobel House is much more nicer, better than TT group or Overseas.

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 08:45 AM

my mom went to a wedding dinner Mandarin Palace just recently, and she said that the deco and food was not bad.

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Posted 08 November 2006 - 03:40 PM

mandarin palace food is definately good.

the interior is decorated like a palace, although it may be a little 'old' as this place has been around for quite some time.

only problem is, this place may not be ideal if you are looking for a big banquet >300 pax as the restaurant is small with a small stage and many pillars.

#5 zelda

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Posted 08 November 2006 - 03:54 PM

thanks! Our guest list is about 150 pax. I think I will ask someone to check out the interior for me if it looks worn out.

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#7 violetlim

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 08:38 PM

Hi Zelda,

How was your wedding dinner there? food and service on that day good? i will had by wedding dinner there as well as i was so impress by their deco and that's wat i m looking for... coz PIL prefer chinese restaurant with non-halal food...

one thing is the stage is small and not impressive.. ;)

#8 ceetee

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 09:25 PM

Hi, violet, how was your reception there?



#9 SharonLee

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 11:59 PM

Hi ceetee,

i'm also having my dinner at Mandarin Palace on 27dec08. kinda worried actually coz no one i know attended dinner there before except my MIL. i chose that place also bcoz of her coz she say the food is nice when she attended a wedding dinner there early this year.
seriously, i never even been to the place before. My MIL and FH made the bookings. u heard any comment about that place?

anyway, i'm wondering if they provide projector for us to play the dvd for our guest. did u make any enquiry on that?

#10 ceetee

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 02:34 PM

Sharon, Mandarin Palace has got very unique environment, very 'imperial' and oriental feel. But there's a draw back, got pillars.... I still chose that place becoz' i wish to get away from the common 'ballroom' wedding reception. They do provide projector, but you have to request. Depending on your package, mine is free, some have to rent, RM600/night. But it's small, in the middle only....





#11 SharonLee

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 05:09 PM

Hi ceetee, i chose the RM888 package. so,hope got projector la. i will call and ask soon. Ya. i also felt the pillar is a real drawback. Hopefully wont block much of the view of my guest. if not, no point to play anything on the projector also. sad.gif

#12 ceetee

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 11:10 AM

sharon,
was your package price fixed? i booked last year Nov, the manager refused to fix the price as she said the ingredient price will go up.... when was your booking done?? Btw, i'm going to take rm888 too, but the projector was actually offered to us free becoz we don't wan their karaoke.... maybe if your package is the same, you can trade... i intend to rent 2 Plasma TV to be placed at the 2 sides for those guests seated there.... maybe in that way, it'll be better...

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 06:50 PM

latest update, Mandarin Palace is giving me the same old price as at the date we booked, so i'm going for the RM888 package... will go for food tasting this saturday... will update.



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Posted 25 August 2008 - 11:39 AM

went for food tasting, yum yum... most of the dishes thumbs-up!!! esp the suckling pig.... happy.gif

#15 SharonLee

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 05:54 PM

Hi ceetee,

glad to hear that your food tasting was excellent. i am planning to go for food tasting on 12/9. biggrin.gif
btw, may i know which manager attended to u? mine is jackie.
i'm also planning to omit the karaoke coz too noisy. hehe....hopefully, they also allow me to change to the projector. may i know how much they charge if wanna rent the lcd/plasma screen? i'm also afraid that the guest cant see the slideshow.
and then, ru printing your own wedding invitation card or u r taking theirs? i know its included in the package but they are giving discount only rite? i saw the sample card. they only have one design and it's very simple.
sorry, got so many questions to ask. hehe....just want to share some of your info.
Thanks alot. smile.gif

#16 ceetee

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 07:55 PM

hi, sharon,
Yeah, the food was superb for hotel standard... i deal with Angie most of the time, she's very nice and easy to talk to.
i'll be getting the plasma TV outside, not under Federal Hotel.
I'm taking the invitation cards given by them, for my package, 60% of the number of pax is covered. There are 2 designs, yeah simple but i'm ok with it.... I'll be doing my own menu + table number card, coz theirs a bit old fashion, and i'll bring my own door gifts & Mandarin Palace is ok with it....





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Posted 27 October 2008 - 11:55 AM

Hi Ceetee and Sharon,

I will be having my reception on Dec 6 and it will be earlier than both of you.
Been to that place only once to have a look because I am based in Sg. Now letting
my bro and dad to handle everything....sound system food etc.

They actually had food tasting last week. Not very impressive with their first
dish as there were no decorations and overall ....is slightly salty!

I am quite confused with the info got fr my bro. He said the place has no sound system
and only 1 projector. Have you got the plasma guys going down to check the installation?
My bro is in the event management and he will be doing the setup ....hopefully!

Anyway....according to my bro, the manager said we can use the projector and karaoke as we will be having at
least 45 tables...it will be very crowded!!!

#18 ceetee

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Posted 27 October 2008 - 03:15 PM

sinh,
Oh, yours is on 6 dec... smile.gif
Mandarin has got decent PA sys, and the sound sys just ok for Karaoke... i think for life band, u might need to rent a better set....
i havn't got the plasma guys to check, but according to Angie, 1 couple rented the plasma TV before, no problem with it, she said... Maybe when i do final comfirmation with guys, i'll ask them to chk out...
I'm having 45 tables too, will just cover the whole hall.... anything above 45, will need to use the room.... which is not a good idea...
BTW, i went there to have dinner + surveillance check on last Saturday, few findings for you gals to take note:

1. the flower arch is quite old and it clashes with the 'mandarin' theme, better remove it...
2. the wedding notice is too simple, just pink paper with wordings... maybe can DIY.
3. 1st dish presentation not so professional.... better omit too...

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 12:03 AM



Btw, heard they've promotion during this January exhibition;free tables. For brides who wish to have their reception there, think it's worthwhile to wait bit more. Or talk to the sales manager there if they can do something about it. wink.gif

#20 ceetee

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 01:35 AM

Claritzel,
even now itself they hav free tables.... for every 10 tables confirmed, 1 free table..... smile.gif

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 10:52 AM

mandarin palace is the restaurant name in federal hotel? tongue.gif pai seh pai seh..seems like most of the members say thumb up!! can i have the contact no and the person in charge name? my AD is in sept 2009...i want to have it in hotel, but not too exp per table...can anyone provide me the contact no? thanks so so so much



#22 ceetee

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 08:46 PM

QUOTE (Beanz @ Oct 28 2008, 10:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
mandarin palace is the restaurant name in federal hotel? tongue.gif pai seh pai seh..seems like most of the members say thumb up!! can i have the contact no and the person in charge name? my AD is in sept 2009...i want to have it in hotel, but not too exp per table...can anyone provide me the contact no? thanks so so so much



Beanz,
Yes, Mandarin Palace is the Chinese Restaurant in Federal Hotel....I can't comment now as my AD is yet to come... tongue.gif But heard from a colleague, for hotel standard, the food is very nice. And the service given is of hotel standard... (sounds like tongue twister... )
you can check out Federal website for the number.... but i advise u go and hav a look b4 committing as it's totally away from western Ballroom concept, it's of very traditional chinese environment.... smile.gif

#23 ceetee

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 10:05 PM

Gals,
Went to Mandarin Palace last week, managed to catch some photos....

MANDARIN PALACE



#24 sinh

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 11:14 AM

Hi Ceetee,

Thanks for the pic. It looks simple, traditional and nice.
It was quite well lit up as when I was there the last time, it looked
gloomy!

Glad to hear that they have a decent PA too.
Now planning to get the door gift as their chocolate wrap
is a little too normal.

#25 ceetee

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 11:40 AM

sinh,
no thx...
i'll bring my own door gift too... but Mandarin is changing their chocolate packaging, heard from Angie, it'll be in box now.... havn't seen one.... Angie promise to keep 1 box for me... will go down again whn free...



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Posted 26 November 2008 - 01:47 PM

Attended a fren's wedding in Mandarin Palace. Mmmmmm, quite dissapointed..... Food so so only, stage is quite small and the backdrop was very simple. There was only one projector at stage. I cant even see the slide show as the stage was blocking by the pillars.... Don even know wat they were doin on stage, just can hear sound only as i was not sitting at the middle. Their restaurant is not in "square type", how to say....... There are quite numbers of corners corners, so for those who sitting out from the "middle part", are hardly to see what's goin on. Cant even see they march in.

And i feel that the waiters were not professional, mayb hire part-timers gua.... And i dislike the captain, black face the whole nite. I requested panadol from waiter as i were not feeling well. The waiter seek permission from captain and i heard it accidently while i was on my way to wash room: "Got panadol oso don give la, anything happen after that then we will in trouble...."



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Posted 06 December 2008 - 03:19 PM

Hi ceetee,

1st of all, congrats on your wedding tomorrow. Hope u can give me some tips after ur wedding dinner is over if there is anything i need to look out for. i'm quite worried about mine on the 27th dec.

Thanks so much! wink.gif

#28 ceetee

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 06:33 PM

Sharon,
sure, my reception will be on this saturday, will feedback.. cool.gif

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 02:56 PM

Hello ceetee,

Congratulations on your wedding. Hope you can share with us your wedding experience with Mandarin Palace. I have just made my bookings with them last week before I stumble upon this forum. Very happy to hear lots of positive feedback on this place.

Hope to hear from you soon. smile.gif





#30 ceetee

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 07:23 PM

Gals,
I'm back, finally....
Overall my reception was very well-done, lotsa the guests feedback that the food was very nice and the portion is so big... some even ask if we know the hotel management as the dishes served were really very generous.... Lotsa my our colleague, even the indians and whites praised the food.... up to the last dish - glutinuos rice.... the ladies are happy with the dessert as it wasn't too sweet.... laugh.gif
But as Sabrina said, the pillars issue is true.... We rented 4 pcs Plasma TV, positioned to cover few places, all in 5 displays, all guests managed to view.... I managed to get quite a good deal of plasma tv rental, 4 pcs + 1 technician on standby, all in for RM1200. Everyone is so responsive as the slides are being played. We have all in 7 slides, to cover the whole dinner. Very glad to see the guests reaction when the slides are played.... happy.gif
Angie was very helpful and understanding. During the march-in, my bil launched the confetti towards the chandeliar and broke the glass, but Angie never charge us on that. oops.gif
She also help us to 'save' 2 tables during the final register. We booked 45+2, initially we wanted that 2 tables to be opened too, but Angie advised us to hold 1st, finally, the last 2 tables really not seated.... She is so experienced....
1 tip to all, during march-in, please remain the guests seated coz if they stand the aisle will be very cramp.... excl.gif