Epic Brunch Buffet @ Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside

Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside Epic Brunch
Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside Epic Brunch

Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside‘s latest dining promotion is a buffet brunch appropriately named Epic Brunch. It features some of the most premium items you can find across all the hotel buffets in the country. In fact, it could very well be the most luxurious too.

Pullman Putrajaya Hotel Epic Brunch

The Epic Brunch is held at The Village Restaurant & Bar overlooking the stunning Putrajaya Lake. It’s available every Sunday from 11.30am to 3pm, priced at RM299+ per adult, RM229+ per adult for non alcohol and RM123+ per child.

Pullman Putrajaya Epic Brunch Free Flow Champagne

The price is undeniably high, at least double or even triple of what other hotels in KL are charging. But if you look at the food and drinks offered at the spread and not to mention the setting and personalized attention provided, you will find that the price is justified.
Affordability, is well, another question entirely. As for me, I was lucky enough to be hosted by the hotel to speak about the experience first hand.


Pullman Putrajaya Epic Brunch Premium Water

Pullman Putrajaya Epic Brunch Oysters

This exciting, new, innovative offering will be on for a limited time until early June 2016 for approximately 3 months. Aimed to ‘wow’ and create memories to be cherished for years to come, the Epic Brunch features free flow champagne, unlimited daiquiris (a type of cocktail), complimentary tap beer, fresh seafood, sizzling steaks, live cooking stations, salads and a walk in dessert room.

Pullman Putrajaya Epic Brunch Clown

Great food aside, there are also entertainments to keep you and your family in high spirits – live band & DJ, kids clown and face painting just to name a few. Suffice to say, there’s never a dull moment throughout the brunch.

Pullman Putrajaya Epic Brunch Seafood on Ice

Lets take a quick walkthrough. As soon as you enter the venue, you will be greeted by an array of stunning seafood on ice. They certainly don’t hold back with the selection.
As you can see there’s King Crab legs, whole Spanner crabs, oysters, yabbies, and imported black mussels. And of course you can expect cold cuts such as sashimi, smoked salmon and carpaccio.

Pullman Putrajaya Epic Brunch Stunning Fresh Salads

Next, the “Green Attitude” which is a dazzling display of greens to make your own salad.

Pullman Putrajaya Epic Brunch BBQ Carvery

Pullman Putrajaya Epic Brunch Roast Lamb Leg

Then it’s the live grilling station and carvery, where you can feast on prime beef rib, roast leg of lamb and different cuts of meat including lamb chops, chicken drumsticks, wings, sirloin, rump and sausages.
All of them are hot and cooked on the spot so they are always nice and juicy. To go with the meats, condiments like mint sauce, mushroom and black pepper sauces are provided accordingly.

Pullman Putrajaya Epic Brunch Grilling Meat

This is the walk-in dessert room, located right behind the raw meat and sausage display. More about the dessert room later.

Pullman Putrajaya Epic Brunch Seafood Serenade

Pullman Putrajaya Epic Brunch Cooked Dishes

There aren’t many pre-cooked dishes in the Epic Brunch, which I personally think could be a good thing. Among all, you can’t go wrong with the Chili Mangrove Crabs and the half-shell scallops. As for the dim sum, they are not fantastic but worth trying – simply because they are made with high end ingredients. Think scallops and dried oysters.

Pullman Putrajaya Epic Brunch Big Mangrove Crabs

The crabs are highly recommended and honestly, I was surprised at how delicious the dish was because the quality is similar (if not better) to what you get at the normal ‘dai chow’ restaurants.
One of the inconveniences about eating crabs is that you need to break them at the table and create a mess.
Here, you can ask the servers to do the job for you, and that’s only one of the many personalized services you get to enjoy.

Pullman Putrajaya Epic Brunch Bread and Pastries

Bread and pastries – we didn’t care too much about this but the croissant was really good.

Pullman Putrajaya Epic Brunch Live Pasta Station

The live pasta station is definitely worth checking out. The huge, succulent prawns will put a smile on anyone’s face and they are not stingy with it too. The pastas are available in tomato sauce or carbonara.

Pullman Putrajaya Epic Brunch Serving Lobsters

An hour into the brunch, here comes the most awaited dish – steamed lobsters. Now you know why this brunch is deserving of the term ‘Epic’.
I have been to countless buffets in my life whether it’s local or overseas, and this was my first time seeing lobster being offered to the guests. Perhaps what matters more is that you don’t even have to queue for it, as they are served to you individually.

Pullman Putrajaya Epic Brunch Giant Prawns

Besides lobsters, the gigantic freshwater prawns are also another highlight of the brunch. At this point, we were truly amazed at how far Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside went to impress even the most discerning diner. Just when you think you have seen it all…

Pullman Putrajaya Epic Brunch Fresh Oysters

Pullman Putrajaya Epic Brunch Spanner Crab

I have never really enjoyed Spanner crabs in the past because they usually taste way past their prime (no matter how they are cooked) after being frozen for a long period.
While they are not as great as the fresh mangrove crabs, they were actually decent enough to warrant seconds. The quality of the Spanner crabs here is notably higher and their flesh is sweet and flaky, not mushy at all.

Pullman Putrajaya Epic Brunch Walk in Dessert Room

And this is the walk-in dessert room that will delight any sweet tooth, especially the kids. This charming little wonderland is like a dream come true for them.

Pullman Putrajaya Epic Brunch Burger Cake and Chocolates

Pullman Putrajaya Epic Brunch Cakes

Pullman Putrajaya Epic Brunch Cake

Pullman Putrajaya Epic Brunch Candies

Pullman Putrajaya Epic Brunch Cup Cakes

Pullman Putrajaya Epic Brunch Candy Wonderland

Pullman Putrajaya Epic Brunch Ice Creams

The variety of cakes, cookies, candies, snacks, ice creams and chocolates you can find here is quite astounding. Some of the cakes are really creative, take for example the Burger Cake, Naked Rainbow Cake and the eponymous cake.

Pullman Putrajaya Epic Brunch Fresh Popcorn

Freshly made popcorn tastes the best, we just couldn’t say no to it.

Pullman Putrajaya Epic Brunch Tropical Fruits

Pullman Putrajaya Epic Brunch  Cheese

Besides desserts, there’s a cheese counter and a huge selection of fruits too.

Pullman Putrajaya Hotel Epic Brunch Lakeside

So here comes the golden question: Is the Epic Brunch worth the price? Obviously it’s not targeted at the average consumer, and frankly it wouldn’t be fair for me to answer since we were invited to experience the meal without having to pay for it.
But if you are concerned about not getting your money’s worth (always the first thing to consider for buffet), lets do a simple calculation.
The champagne offered, which is Nicolas Feuillatte retails at RM318 a bottle and maybe higher at the wine shop, while lobsters typically cost around RM100 each at the average seafood restaurant. With that, I think you should have the answer now.

Putrajaya Pullman Lakeside Epic Brunch

Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside Epic Brunch

The Village Bar & Restaurant
Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside
No.2, Jalan PJ5/5 Presint 5, 62200 Putrajaya
Reservation: 03-8890 0000, or email: epicbrunch@pullmanputrajaya.com
**Every Sunday 11.30am to 3pm only

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