Article By Anthony Cordina
1F, 22 Feng Hui South Road.
(029) 6858 8888
6:30am – 9:00pm
Average Price per Person /人均消费: 188RMB
PROS: Pretty much everything
This one needs very little introduction. The Hilton Hotel, 22 Fenghui South Road,Gaoxin, is exactly that, a Hilton Hotel. Having moved into the neighbourhood two years ago, a few blocks from other five star hotels like The Marriot and Shangri La, Hilton is now making its presence known in the upmarket area of Gaoxin.
It is on the ground floor just beyond and to the right of the reception desk that you will find Café Terrace, a buffet. You can choose to sit indoors or outdoors with the elegant sound of trickling water from the nearby water fountains. As it is a buffet, you may stroll around and dish up any of the wide and very international selection of dishes or a member of the professional team of waitrons will be happy to get you anything you like. The variety is fantastic with options ranging from sushi and shellfish, cured meats, about six different types of hard and soft cheeses and a salad bar for your cold food options, steak, German bratwurst, shawarma, several barbecued meats and other fried dishes as well as some Chinese food choices for your hot options and Häagen-Dazs ice cream and many rich cakes and tarts for dessert. These dishes are seasonal and are subject to change but it should give you a good idea of what to expect. An added bonus is that all drinks, not excluding wine, are included in the price. I was pleasantly surprised to find that on the night I visited they happened to be serving Two Oceans, a very popular South African wine which I have otherwise not encountered in China.
Breakfast is from 6:30 to 10:00 during the week and 6:30 to 10:30 on weekends, lunch is from 11:30 to 14:00 and dinner from 18:00 to 21:00. Lunch is RMB 188 per person and dinner is 258 per person. Lunches during the weekend will have BBQ but weekday lunches will not and bookings are necessary as tables are in high demand.
Another interesting peculiarity for you to check out is the Chinese restaurant they have on the second floor. They serve only Chinese cuisine, however, the entire restaurant follows a Victorian style design complete with original portraits of European aristocracy and Victorian style furniture. They even named it “The Lords’ Home”.
A great choice for any occasion and particularly if you are being visited by family or friends from out of town or abroad. Why not have them stay at the Gaoxin Hilton, five star accommodations with a great buffet.
Anthony Cordina never breaks the second rule of Fight Club. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org