Date of review: November 8, 2012 | Reviewed by:
Rossio, the MGM Macau’s expansive buffet restaurant, is situated off the main conservatory with two distinct dining areas – some seating is based in the patio area under the canopy, whereas the majority are inside the modern dining room with glass waterfalls and decorative rocks. The buffet service area is centred around an open kitchen, with chefs both preparing dishes and helping to serve customers. A number of live cooking stations are dotted about, offering cooked-to-order noodles and pasta; there’s also a raw bar and sushi bar.
The dishes on the buffet vary regularly, but the standard of the sushi and sashimi, as well as the fresh oysters and shellfish, are consistently good. Oysters are shucked at the station and presented au naturel at the station, while the sashimi is also sliced to order. An excellent range of sushi and shellfish such as clams, Alaskan crab legs and large prawns are all regular elements here. If such things are not to your liking, the various cuisines on offer – from Macanese and Chinese to Thai and Indian – are wide-ranging, and live stations see chefs preparing dishes to order. Save room for the dessert buffet, which is very comprehensive with a large choice of sweet treats, from freshly prepared waffles, pancakes and crepes to cakes and Chinese and Macanese desserts. Fruits and homemade ice creams add to the bounty.
There is a very extensive wine list which features a range of fine and unusual wines, with many reasonably priced; a good range of spirits and liquors are also available. Finding a wine to match with the multitudinous buffet offerings may prove difficult, however.
Service is very efficient, with plenty of staff available to clear tables and help with serving drinks and bread, and all are friendly without being intrusive.
The dinner buffet costs MOP318 per person Mondays to Thursdays, which is not an unreasonable amount to pay for a high-quality all-you-can-eat feast.