NOTCH 8 CHRISTMAS BRUNCH BUFFET AT THE FAIRMONT VANCOUVER HOTEL – VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

Happy Holidays! Here’s our video from Christmas Day Brunch at Notch 8 The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver All You Can Eat Buffet.

Is this the most expensive buffet in Vancouver?

Notch 8 Christmas Day Holiday Brunch Buffet at the historic
Hotel Vancouver. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.

Hotel Vancouver takes reservations for the Christmas Day
Holiday Buffet in early November, so be sure to plan ahead.

VERY POPULAR
Guests are seated in waves. 11:30 AM is the first seating time.
There was some confusion and disorganization because of the lack of communication
from the hotel staff.  We were seated after noon, 30 minutes after the reservation.
Tip: Arrive 30 min before your reservation time, and check-in at the desk.

This buffet at Notch 8 is $89 per person. Yes, $89! Before tax and tip.
Toddlers are charged half that price depending how your server
feels about the amount of food your toddler eats.

Beautiful Dessert Bar presentation.
Cakes, fondue fountain, and pastries, hot chocolate and mulled wine!

Carvery the main attraction.
Lamb Roast, Beef Roast, Ham, and Turkey.

Delicious!
Lamb, Beef, scrambled eggs, and Chimichurri Sauce.
“It is made of finely chopped parsley, minced garlic, olive oil,
oregano, and red wine vinegar.” – Wikipedia

Charcuterie and Seafood
Meats, and smoked salmon, candied salmon, shrimp and crab.

The Carvery was very popular and highlight of the buffet.
Unfortunately, the servers were very slow, which created a line up.
The odd layout of the buffet made it very crowded and difficult.

Mushroom Soup
Nice take on mushroom soup with real mushrooms.

Total Spent at Notch 8
$89 x 4 persons
$373.80 + tax before tip.

PRICE:
$$ Very Expensive! $89 per person before tax and tip.

QUALITY:
Very good. Clean, well prepared.

SERVICE:
Ok server, friendly, fast clearing plates.
Not good. Disorganized check-in. Carvery was too slow, waiting time.
No steak knives were offered. Layout of the buffet seems bad,
line-up to carvery blocking seating area.
Server never offered beverage options such as coffee, and tea.
Confusion over reservation and billing. Never received itemized receipt.
A 20% Gratuity is Pre-Authorized on the credit card.

VERDICT:
This is an overpriced holiday buffet in a historic downtown hotel.
There are some very good premium items on the buffet, but many
other ‘cheap’ items to skip. Strict time limit.
Good for a holiday visit once, and perhaps never again.
For this price you might as well fly to Vegas for buffet.
CASH, DEBIT, CREDIT.

Address:
900 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2W6

RETURN TO TANDOORI FLAME LARGEST INDIAN BUFFET ALL YOU CAN EAT SURREY BC AYCE – VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

TANDOORI FLAME REVISITED – Improved!

We revisit Tandoori Flame to taste and see what’s changed
since our first trip to the All You Can Eat Indian buffet back in June.

Tandoori Flame in Surrey is ready for the Holidays with Christmas
decorations greeting customers at the entrance. (Still November!)

This visit was at Lunch on Remembrance Day Monday.
They charge the Weekend price $22.99 on Holiday long weekends.
We arrived right at Opening 11:30 AM, there was a short line wait.

After a short wait, we were quickly seated.
Very spacious dining area and large windows with nice natural light!

At opening time, some of the food was missing from the buffet but it was added
soon after opening. Better to have food FRESH, rather than
it sitting on the buffet for many hours.

There is a halal section on the buffet. Nice addition!
Halal goat curry, halal butter chicken, and halal tandoori chicken!

The authentic naan oven is fun to watch. Fresh naan bread!

Chutneys. What a variety of flavors!

Salad bar, Soup, salads, fruits, and veggies.

Make Your Own Chutney! A cool feature of the buffet!

Finish the meal with chai tea! No free refill.

PRICE:
$$ Not the cheapest but still affordable.

QUALITY:
Excellent selection. Delicious flavors, and good food temperatures.

SERVICE:
Friendly. Water refills, and clearing plates.

VERDICT:
All You Can Eat. Large selection. Very good quality.
Clean restaurant, and friendly service.
Recommend going during lunch. After lunch
buffet may not be fresh.
Cash, Debit, Credit accepted.

Address:
11970 88 Ave, Delta, BC V4C 3C8