The Fairway @ Royal Perak Golf Club, IpohSeptember 20, 2009 | 10,362 views
(UPDATED 25/4/2010) – Here’s an e-mail from the management of The Fairway. Guess this will clear all the doubts.
We highly appreciate your valuable reviews about our restaurant. We are here to clarify, that we are indeed open to public. While making payments, our staffs will ask guests for the membership card, because members will get discounts for dinning in.
Thank you again for the effort to promote our restaurant and introducing Ipoh for the name of “The Heaven for good food’. Well Done!!!
The Fairway is a brand new restaurant in Royal Perak Golf Club (RPGC) in Ipoh, under the same management umbrella of MP (which is operating two other outlets in Ipoh, both in Greentown). If you’re wondering, should you apply for a membership before being granted access to the restaurants? (Kizuna One is the other, serving Japanese food – which coincidentally, has its roots back in the original Kizuna over at Ipoh Garden East.) Rest assured that you can save up to RM27k (!!!) for the exclusive membership, and still waltz in with pride, and dine like no other.
The Fairway Restaurant – Serving a mix of Western and Chinese cuisine
Fresh Fruit Juices – Notice the custom-made stirrers with the logo of the club? Cool.
The menu resembles the one from MP so much, it’s almost uncanny. Down to the pictures of the food, descriptions, and even the prices. You may think that dining here will burn a hole in your wallet, being a high-end club and all, but surprisingly they keep the cost low and set the same price range across the outlets. An indeed well-planned business venture, for the premium location would definitely promise a steady stream of patrons. And The Fairway is renovated to fit for any function, given the spacious facade and an outdoor seating area that overlooks the lush, endless greens of the golf course.
Grilled Chicken Chop with Mushroom Sauce @ RM13.50
The crispy chicken chop, still juicy and tender after the grilled process, was a stunner. Served with either mushroom or black pepper sauce, potato wedges, and mixed salad, the price was justified for the portion served. Simple, yet one of the item that always managed to deliver back in the other MP Restaurant over in Greentown. The coleslaw was a bit off though, according to KYT who was digging into his chicken chop with much relish.
Sizzling Grilled Lamb Chop (RM16.50)
Mr Z’s grilled lamb chop came in two HUGE chunks of lamb cuts, doused generally with the piquant black pepper sauce. Only to realise that there were more bones than meat. LOL. Seriously, they could have improved on this, and not serve the customer with an almost unbelievably huge chunk of bone on the hot plate. Tastewise? Credits to be given where they’re due, the lamb chop was delicious nonetheless, with the sauce complementing the meat very well. The sight of crinkle-cut fries notwithstanding though. Jacket potatoes, or even mashed potatoes would be a better alternative.
Australian Rib Eye @ RM15.50 (150g)
The steaks are served in two sizes, one being the larger 250g (cost a little under RM30 for all cuts), and the other being 150g (for about RM15 and above). For lunch, I’d highly suggest to go for the smaller yet ample cut of 150g. You wouldn’t want to doze off in the afternoon while completing your tasks in the office!
The rib eye was done medium, resulting in a sweet and juicy steak, albeit a little on the chewy side. But still full of flavour, topped with a dollop of garlic butter and a side of peppery brown sauce (which was not necessary, given the thoroughly marinated meat). The jacket potato and boiled vegetables with creamy thousand island sauce completed the ensemble. Well worth the price paid, I would say.
The Fairway offers an extensive range of Chinese dishes as well, and provide various set menu for larger groups of diners. An additional 5% government tax is chargeable, but there’s no service charge. Another feather in the cap to be mentioned here, is that the service was reasonably good, with most of the staff speaking comprehensible English and attentive.
P/S : With the RPGC membership card, you’re entitled to a whopping 15% discount off your meal !
Royal Perak Golf Club
Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah,
31400 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
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