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Raffles Hotel Le Royal to welcome guest Chef Martin Simolka

Raffles Hotel Le Royal to welcome guest Chef Martin Simolka

Exclusive dinner and lunch menus will be served on March 20, 21 and 22


PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (Feb. 26, 2024) – Raffles Hotel Le Royal, one of Southeast Asia’s most iconic luxury hotels, will welcome guest Chef Martin Simolka for a series of exclusive meals in March, as the hotel continues to elevate fine dining in Cambodia.


Chef Martin is the Executive Chef at the 5-star Sofitel Le Scribe in Paris Opéra, overseeing the hotel’s celebrated restaurant Rivage, which serves Mediterranean cuisine in a romantic and contemporary setting. He honed his culinary skills and techniques in several of Paris’ most esteemed kitchens, including Restaurant Pavillon Ledoyen (3 Michelin stars); Restaurant l’Abeille (2 Michelin stars) at Shangri-La Hotel, Paris; Molitor Paris; The Peninsula Paris; and Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris; among others.


His distinctive culinary approach spotlights the freshest local produce and highest-quality ingredients, with a focus on seasonality, alongside an emphasis on seeds, grains, infused oils and spices. “Cooking is about sharing, pleasure and discipline, both with customers and my team in the restaurant,” Chef Martin says.


At Raffles Hotel Le Royal’s signature fine-dining venue Restaurant Le Royal, Chef Martin will present two sumptuous dining options daily, including a dinner set (priced at $88++) served between 18:30 and 22:30, and a lunch set (priced at $38++) served between 12:00 and 15:00. All meals include optional wine pairings in addition to a special Louis XIII tasting.


The meals prepared by Chef Martin will be served on March 20, 21 and 22. Advance reservations are recommended.


Chef Martin’s appearance at Raffles Hotel Le Royal is the latest in the hotel’s remarkable culinary series. French Chef Pascal Favre d’Anne, the recipient of 1 Michelin star, served exclusive set dinners and lunches at Restaurant Le Royal in November. In March, the hotel welcomed French Chef Patrice Hardy of the 2-Michelin-starred Le Palme d’Or at Hotel Martinez in Cannes and the 1-Michelin-starred La Brettonnière in Boulogne-Billancourt. And in June, 2-Michelin-star Chef Thierry Drapeau and Vietnam Iron Chef winner Chef Sakal Phoeung prepared a series of “four-hands” dining experiences.


For inquiries and reservations for Chef Martin’s dining experience at Raffles Hotel Le Royal, please contact the hotel at Tel: 023 981 888 or email: [email protected]. Or visit


About Raffles


Raffles Hotels & Resorts boasts an illustrious history and some of the most prestigious hotel addresses worldwide. In 1887, Raffles Singapore set the standard for luxury hospitality, introducing the world to private butlers, the Singapore Sling and its enduring, legendary service. Today, Raffles continues this tradition in leading cities and lavish resort locales, enchanting travellers with meaningful experiences and service that is both gracious and intuitive. Connoisseurs of life choose Raffles, not merely for its aura of culture, beauty and gentility, but for the extraordinary way they feel when in residence with Raffles. Each Raffles, be it Paris, Istanbul, Dubai, Warsaw, Jakarta or the Seychelles, serves as a venerated oasis where travellers arrive as guests, leave as friends and return as family. Raffles is part of Accor, a world-leading hospitality group consisting of more than 5,100 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries.