Fairmont Waterfront Hotel 2 for 1 lunch special. Buffet
Food Persuasion Level: [rating=4]
Service : [rating=4]
Cuisine: West Coast Restaurant
Location: Downtown Vancouver
Herons Restaurant and Lounge – 2 for 1 lunch buffet is a great deal, working out to be aproximately $16 per person. If you have a two hour lunch break and the post lunch drowsy syndrome is of no consequences to you then I recommend this buffet. When “buffet” comes to mind, I think nasty, soppy and overly greasy food, so I had my reservations.
Maybe it was because of our low expectations or the fact that once we sat down the grandeur of the room made us feel like we were on holidays, whatever the case we loved it!
Myself and my team of hungry co-horts launched at the buffet table like malnourished piranhas.
Starting with the cold menu
The crispy salad rolls was amazing, fresh and tangy. We also got an arrangement of salads from beans to Asian noodles and everything in between. Sushi to baked salmon, which was light and fresh with a hint of tang.
Hungry patrons loaded up on the mussels, which was empty every 10 minutes.
The baked salmon was the highlight of our meal. Cooked to perfection, it was fresh and juicy had a hint of sweetness. You can tell it had never been frozen, frozen salmon n will always have a different texture. This was plump and the pieces easily fell apart. Divine!
People were loitering around this table like greedy lechers, I asked them what’s with the wait? Lamb chops! For gawd sake, you’d think they never had any before. Seriously, I think the wait was at least 10 minutes. Luckily I had one of my piranha-like co-horts stash me a piece. The wait was not worth it, when I held up the meat, it rained oil.
Other hot plates includes broccoli and parmesan, Pesto Orrechiete, Tomatoes and roasted potatoes.
It was not amazing but, when you compare to Griffin’s dessert bar this was far better in terms of the quality and the choices available.
From new york and espresso cheesecake, nanaimo bars, fruit flan, chocolate cake, pear tart, coconut cake (my fave) and fresh fruits.
Darren our server provided exemplary service. He was knowledgeable on his wine and we never had to ask for a water refill. All around the service was warm and friendly with no sign of pretentiousness, when a few declined on ordering alcohol.
We were persuaded and will definitely be back.