Singapore Restaurant Week – 22-30 October 2016

After a successful try at Restaurant Week Singapore in October 2015, the spring session in March 2016 was limited to going back to our favorite OCF, and trying the Japanese French fusion restaurant Lewin Terrace (too snob) after Garden Beats and Privé on Keppel island sunday night.

October 2016 Singapore Restaurant Week took a whole weekend to plan and was epic!

La Brezza

labrezzaDidn’t go for the restaurant week menu but the prosecco brunch for the husband’s birthday. Size of the brunch buffet is small, with good quality wine, antipasti, seafood etc. You have to order eggs and main and it was terribly slow. We got told to free the table at 3pm for a private event and when my main ordered at the same time as the husband’s at 2:20pm didn’t arrive at 2:50pm we cancelled it to avoid rushing. Aimed to share it with the husband’s main that arrived on time but didn’t get to do this.

OCF (Olivia Cassivelaun Fancour)

Always a treat and a favorite. This year, live music was on Saturday night. Subtle, not too loud, perfect for the ambiance.ocf

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Perfect food and wine pairing as always.

La Nonna

Family style restaurant, nice and friendly. A bit far for us but a nice and simple restaurant if you’re near Bukit Timah.

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Il Lido (Sofitel Sentosa)

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A bit inflexible on the menu (couldn’t change foie gras for a veggie option) but great atmosphere for a Sunday night, to finish the weekend. There was a large group and we ended up waiting for our main for 40min. Without arguing, we got a 2nd glass for free (and our 3rd was too). Very professional attitude.

Wooloomooloo

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Great view at the corner of the F1 circuit and Padang. Australian and super friendly staff. Great attitude, replacing foie gras with a yummy and huge salmon carpaccio.

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Salmon from Australia was delicious.

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Serious knives for serious Australian steak. Although the rib eye had some fat.

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Good half bottle of wine selection.

Dangerous for lunch. You’ll never want to go back to work after such indulgence.

Kuvo on orchard road (Somerset)

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Great value with super friendly staff and a great option for food on Orchard outside malls.

Must go destination when going to the movies.

Osteria Art

osteriaartLooked like the place has never been so busy than for restaurant week. Great price for happy hour (at the bar only but we got our bottle of wine at the happy hour price) with prosecco at $11 and wine at &12 until 8pm.Love the Art Deco style but our food was a bit cold.

 

Need to give it a try out of restaurant week for a date night.osteria_art

Caffe B at MBS

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caffeb-decor caffeb-mainsFood and room were nice but cold.  An option for food when at MBS but wouldn’t do the trip just for this.

Taratata bistrot

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Lovely ambiance, friendly service and great value for $38 with scallops, salmon or steak poivre and a buttery pear crumble. No time for pictures, crunch.

Selection of Chablis and Macon carafes, as in typical Parisian bistrot. A must go back destination.

Finishing the night with a drink at the Potato Head Folks across the street, yumpotato-head-folk

The disgruntled Brasserie (on Ann Siang Hill)

Food was good but I got really disturbed by the lack of napkin or place mat on the table. Service for drinks (a smoothie and a coffee) was really slow.

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Husband’s striploin was excellent, with no fat so may go back for that.

Vineyard at HortPark (Keppel)

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Nice setting for a Sunday night on the edge of the park.

Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Good wine selection but awfully limited by glass or carafe. Need to go back to use the $30 voucher we got for our next visit.

Will try a bottle from the list.