Mandarin Palace - Federal Hotel

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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....

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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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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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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.

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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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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.. ;)

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Hi, violet, how was your reception there?

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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?

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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....

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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. :(

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

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Hi ceetee,

glad to hear that your food tasting was excellent. i am planning to go for food tasting on 12/9. :D

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. :)

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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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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!!!

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sinh,

Oh, yours is on 6 dec... :)

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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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. ;)

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Claritzel,

even now itself they hav free tables.... for every 10 tables confirmed, 1 free table..... :)

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mandarin palace is the restaurant name in federal hotel? :P 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

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mandarin palace is the restaurant name in federal hotel? :P 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... :P 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.... :)

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Gals,

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

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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.

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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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