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“Fantastic Spa Cuisine”

The Pomelo - The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat
Ranked #12 of 483 Restaurants in Ipoh
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Acquiring its name from the fruit that Tambun, Ipoh, is famous for, THE POMELO lies within The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat. One of the important components of this concept is spa cuisine – light, healthy and nutritious dishes. The POMELO innovatively incorporates the pomelo fruitinto refreshing spa cuisine for an awakening of the senses. THE POMELO’s spa cuisine menu explodes with flavours of organic fruits, vegetables, fresh seafood and premium poultry. No artificial seasoning or flavorings will be used in the cooking or preparation of food but lots of local fresh spices and ingredients are used instead.
Penang Island, Malaysia
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Fantastic Spa Cuisine”
Reviewed 26 March 2012

Organic food served fresh, great service from personalised Butlers Janet & Ganesan. Pomelo Salad was refreshing and piquant. Beef Tenderloin just melted in the mouth and Flourless Chocolate Cake was out of this world.

Visited April 2011
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Malaysia
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
“A unique out-of-the-world Dining Experience”
Reviewed 14 February 2012

Ever since I returned from The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat some time ago, I have been longing to return not just for the sunken jacuzzi pool villas (there are only 25 of them) , but also for the special meals be it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. 

Let's start from the first meal of the day that breaks the fast - breakfast ! My spouse and I and our friends - three other couples - all enjoyed the freshly-prepared fruit juice according to our preferences of fruit!

Next, came the crust freshly-home baked bread and pastries of various makes and flavours. This was alone adequate to satiate my appetite in the morning besides the hot dishes that came next. Yes, service may be a tad slow ... hey! you are on holiday in a peaceful place away from the hustle and bustle ... so why hurry!  The slow service is for you to aid digestion as you enjoy the lovely fresh hotspring surroundings and the lush verdant plant life . 

For lunch you may go pretty light after a heavy breakfast. Nothing is a problem for the experienced French chef Bruno who is ever willing to cook up a dish that you so desire!

The dining experience is the highlight of The Pomelo Restaurant. The menu varies from time to time, I have been told! But a lot of care and effort has been put in to ensure the final presentation is of a fine quality that ensures nutrition and wellness themes are strictly adhered to for this hotsprings retreat thrives on the concept of wellness and healing as well as restorative therapies. And the special cuisine , the creation of this new French chef together with his team is to give you an experience unique and exemplary. I specially loved the sea food dishes! 

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Amman, Jordan
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lovely Food!”
Reviewed 6 February 2012

Good menu, enough choice. Service was impeccable for breakfast and dinner.

Visited February 2012
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Sri Kembangan, Malaysia
Level 5 Contributor
43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“breakfast”
Reviewed 28 January 2012

at banjaran the breakfast was the same everyday. we had to wait for quite a while (as it was not buffet) even though only 3 tables were occupied. poor value for money

Visited January 2012
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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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4 reviews
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“Delicious Food and Fine Dining”
Reviewed 3 January 2012

Menus offered healthy food, drinks, serve freshly baked bread, is hot and soft, do not serve beer and liquors, only wine

Visited December 2011
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