Wednesday, 18 July 2012


Special offers for Credit Card Holders : Hong Leong Bank, Ambank, Citibank - '5+1 offer'
Southern Europe Buffet
Delicious Middle East delicacies is just a doorstep away at Thistle Johor Bahru this Ramadan with its Arabian Iftar Buffet promoting Arab-influenced food. Another lip-smacking choice available at the hotel is the Southern Europe Iftar Buffet at Fresh restaurant which features Mediterranean food. This Ramadan, Thistle takes you on a gastronomic journey!   

A unique experience awaits the whole family at Orchid Ballroom as it’s transformed into a colourful sea of colours and cuisines. Break your fast with select premium imported dates and Arabian Mint Tea which are served alongside ten selections of cold and hot drinks. A variety of Couscous Salad, Pumpkin and Cinnamon Soup, Vegetable and Chick Peas Soup, taken with home made Arabic pita breads with hummus spread makes a good break fast start.  A selection of Briyanni rice is featured with Braised Chicken with Olives and Dried Fruit, Sea Prawn with Mint Mayonnaise Cream and Steamed Dory Fish Fillet with Lemon and Fennel Seeds to complete the much-loved Briyanni. Move on next to the live action counters for freshly prepared Deep Fried Quail with three choice of spices, Sharwama Beef Kebab, Moroccan Braised Lamb Shank with Dried Fruits, Rotisserie Chicken, ‘Red Sea’ Seafood counter with grilled, fried and steamed options for the many fresh seafood of your choice.

Ramadan Buffet Kueh
Fret not if you miss your local flavours as Laksa Johor, Otak-Otak, Chicken Kebab, Fried Durian, Kerabu and Fritters are abound. Desserts, comprises of more than 30 selections of kueh, biscuits, ice cream, fresh fruits, ‘ABC’ and waffles will excite the young and old. The Arabian Iftar Buffet is priced at RM 95++ per adult and 50% discount for children age 6-12 years old is extended. Grab an early bird offer of ’10 + 2’ if you confirm your bookings by 20 July 2012. The buffet is available from 23 July – 17 August. There are selected performances at Orchid Ballroom throughout the ‘buka puasa’ period for your ear candy and prayer rooms are also provided.

The equally unique Southern Europe Iftar Buffet at Fresh promotes a la minute cooking with premium ingredients as the main attraction.  Here, one may choose his break fast favourites from a bed of seafood and meat displays to be prepared to his liking. Get your dose of Fresh Oyster, Local Baby Lobster, Marinated Baby Octopus, Salmon Steak, Cod Fish Steak, Giant Sea Prawn, Beef Tenderloin and Sirloin.  Find delicious main course dishes the buffet line with Roasted Australian Lamb Shoulders a la Provencal, Sauteed Sea Prawn served with Dried Tomato Butter Sauce, Pan Seared Cod Fish Steaks, Baked Fresh Water Trout with Lemon Citrus and Extra Virgin Olive Oil among others.

Traditional Kuih
For those who prefer a lighter selection, Seafood Bisque, Clam Chowder, Croutons, White Bait Fish fritter, Grilled Supreme Chicken Breasts and a small portion of pastas and tasty sauces may be just right for you. Fresh fruit juices, Hagen Dazs ice creams, Crème Brulee, New York Cheese Cake and many other sweet offerings are yours for the perfect ending to this luxurious evening. The Southern Europe Iftar Buffet is priced at RM180++ per adult with 50% discount for children age 6-12 years old. An early bird offer of ’4 + 1’ is yours if confirmed by 20 July 2012. The buffet is available from Thursdays to Saturdays only throughout Ramadan.

Also throughout July, pasta lovers may want to try these delicious hot meals at the restaurants; Rigatoni Alla Puttanesca at Glass (RM28.00++), Strozzapretti Tuna Salad at Steps (RM16.00++) and Spaghetti Arragosta with fresh water prawn at Oasis (RM72.00++).

Thistle’s very own F&B ‘Entrée’ Card holders are entitled to a special discount amongst other selected credit cards. Enquiries and reservations are welcomed at 07 – 222 9234 or direct line 07 - 267 8984. One may also find more details at the hotel’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

About Thistle
Thistle is part of Guoman Hotel Management (UK) Limited, a subsidiary of Hong Leong Group.  Thistle Hotels has 34 hotels across the UK, in most of the major cities including 11 in central London – making it London’s largest hotel group in terms of room numbers. 

   In Malaysia, Thistle is owned by GuocoLand (Malaysia) Berhad.
   For further information, please contact :

Aidah Abd Rahman
Marketing & Communications Manager
Thistle Johor Bahru
Tel : 07 – 267 8979 / 012- 789 7062


Nava K said...

What a huge spread of food and I am loving each one of it. Too bad I am such a small eater and buffets are not for someone like me.

Unknown said...

NK - I loved buffet very much and that's the right time and right place to haunting good food :-)