Written by @Lan
Affordable Buffet Dinner at an unbeatable price that comes with ‘Buy 4 Free 1″ offer!
Located in Metro Town, about 9km from Kota Kinabalu City Center, Avangio Hotel features its stylish, colorful all day dining restaurant, Mercato. It was here that we were privileged to feast, ate as much as we could. From Monday to Saturday’s evenings, Mercato is serving buffet dinner with scrumptious but affordable spread.
Mercato (/mer·cà·to/) means market and Mercato at Avangio is not your ordinary market. It is however resembles a beautiful ‘market’ notably for its vibrant colors and especially the food in its daily buffet. As in buffet’s norm, guests goes around and around, choosing their desired cooked food and yes, Mercato at Avangio somehow is a prefect name. Serving local and international cuisine, the daily buffet dinner (Monday to Saturday), starts at 6.30pm until 10.00pm.
There are 5 buffet stations at Mercato; each serving appetizer, main dishes, noodle station, dessert and beverage. Dishes are rotated on daily basis.
We love seeing how some main dishes such as Shepherd Pie, Beef Stew and Deep Fry Fish were cleverly served in individual servings as it will somehow solve wastage issue as well as providing guests with hygienic and ‘undisturbed’ portion. Need more? Simply have another one, it’s buffet, remember.
The Appetizer Station was great as well. We had some fresh, delicious appetizer (though technically we started with main dishes!) such as Beef Bacon with Corn Salad.
The D.I.Y Noodle Station was our favorite as it served amazingly delicious Curry Mee! We had second as it’s so flavorful. One of the best Curry Mee in the town, we say!
The Dessert Station was equally great as the other stations as it served quality, well-portioned cakes and slurpilicious Honey Dew Pudding.
Iced-water, cordial, coffee and tea are available as well at the Beverage Station.
Dining tables are located not far from the buffet stations. There are some tables that are meant for 2 to 4 diners as well as one long communal dining table which is perfect for those coming in large group.
Alternatively and for more privacy, opt for the Private Dining Room which is available on first come first serve basis, provided that you spend minimum RM600 at Mercato. This private dining room is indeed perfect for those celebrating anniversaries or entertaining colleagues and business partners.
Staff at Mercato, Avangio Hotel were amazingly friendly, polite, helpful, knowledgeable and attentive. During our visit, there were just few of them but we’re amazed to see how they quickly reacted and response to guests’ needs.
Overall, we’re pleased with our dining experience at Mercato, Avangio Hotel Kota Kinabalu. Food were great in terms of quality and quantity. The price, reasonable and affordable, below RM50 for an adult. Staff were great, friendly and attentive. The interior design of Mercato suits the concept and its name. We would say that Mercato is one of Kota Kinabalu’s best places to have buffet at an unbeatable, affordable price!
What: Buffet Dinner
Where: Mercato, Avangio Hotel Kota Kinabalu
When: 6.30pm to 10.00pm, every Monday to Saturday
Price: RM45nett per adult and RM36nett per child
Offer: Buy 4 Free 1 (for adult price only)
How to book : Call (+6) (088) 536 888
Mercato at Avangio Hotel Kota Kinabalu is Halal-Certified by JAKIM Malaysia.
About Avangio Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Avangio Hotel Kota Kinabalu is a 103-room 4-star hotel in the heart of Kolombong’s prominent industrial corridors. Featuring an all-day-dining restaurant, lounge & bar, pub and pool bar, equipped with 3 meeting rooms, a Mac business centre and a ballroom, the hotel is a prime destination for both business and leisure. Recreational facilities include a fitness centre, outdoor swimming and wading pool atop a spa and wellness centre. Free high speed WiFi access is available in all rooms and public areas. The hotel is just 10-minutes away from Kota Kinabalu International Airport and next to it is Jesselton Medical Center (JMC).