Rang Mahal is definitely top of the list when it comes to fine dining Indian Restaurants in Singapore. Besides the flagship outlet at Pan Pacific, the Rang Mahal Group comprises Vansh at Stadium Waterfront, and Rang Mahal Pavilion at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS).
Located at the lobby level of Hard Rock Hotel in RWS, Rang Mahal Pavilion is a stylish Indian restaurant where tradition meets modern. A stunning wall feature of brass drums fronts the restaurant. Inside, traditional Indian musical instruments are suspended from the ceilings of the main dining hall. The posh interior sets the tone for an exquisite dining experience.
For starters, we had the Aromatic Cheesy Mushroom ($14), which was light and tasty. We continued with a simple Paneer salad that came with homemade tandoori cottage cheese.
The Tandoor Sampler ($18 half, $32 full) was chosen to showcase the combination of chicken and fish tikka, with garlic prawns served on a sizzler. The platter is great for sharing, and it allows you to try the best of what Rang Mahal Indian Restaurant has to offer.
Out of the three items, my favourite was definitely the tender and succulent chicken tikka. The fish, on the other hand, was slightly too dry.
If you are fond of a particular dish, you can always order them separately. A full portion of the Chicken Tikka goes for $22, whilst their signature Tandoori Garlic Prawn is available for $30.
A basket of naan (plain, garlic and butter) quickly came our way with the curries, and they were the perfect vehicle to soak up the curry gravy.
Amongst the vegetarian curries available on Rang Mahal’s menu, we had the Patiala Aubergine ($18) which was excellent. I’m not a big fan of egg plant, but I thought that the curry had a good combination of flavours. If you don’t fancy having egg plants, they have seven different curries on the vegetarian selection, with prices ranging from $15 to $20.
The non vegetarian curries are generally more exciting (at least to me). You can choose from either the signature Murgh Tikka Masala – tandoori chicken tikka in a full bodied bell pepper and tomato masala, or the Gosht Masala – with tender cuts of lamb simmered in smooth house tomato gravy. Otherwise, there are prawn curry with a saffron kick, or fresh fish fillet curry in aromatic coconut gravy.
Although Nasi Briyani is a fairly common dish, Rang Mahal’s version was very delicious. Extremely tender lamb with fine Indian basmati rice. I’m not sure if I’d pay $25 for it, though.
We were already very full by then, but it was impossible to say no to desserts. The two popular desserts on the menu are Rasmalai ($10) – cottage cheese dumplings in reduced milk, and Grape Kulfi ($10) – homemade grape flavoured frosty.
Even though my previous encounter with Kulfi was not an enjoyable one, we eventually opted for the Indian ice cream as the hosts convinced me to give it a try. I must say the kulfi here was much better than the one that I’ve had before.
Whilst the prices at Rang Mahal Pavilion in RWS are higher than the typical Indian restaurants in Singapore, the food is generally quite good and the 6,300 square feet restaurant is gorgeous.
The main dining room can seat 130 people. It is a fantastic birthday party venue if you want to invite a big group of friends. It’s also good for an intimate group dinner – the fine dining Indian restaurant has two separate private dining rooms that are perfect for business luncheons or small parties. For a slightly more affordable option, you can choose to try out the $28++ set lunch which consists of a soup, main course and dessert.
So tell me, which restaurants in Resorts World Sentosa have you been to?
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Rang Mahal Pavilion
8 Sentosa Gateway
Level 2 Hard Rock Hotel
Resorts World Sentosa Singapore
Tel: +65 6238 7013
Daily: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
7 Raffles Boulevard
3F Pan Pacific Hotel Singapore
Tel: +65 6333 1788
Lunch: 12pm – 2.30 pm (Sun – Fri)
Dinner: 6.30 pm – 10.30 pm (Daily)
Note: This was a media tasting dinner.