The restaurant is really aesthetically amazing! From the entrance to the dining area and the views.
This is one place to wow the guests with first impressions.
The plating of the food was very clean, more simple and elegant.
Taste of the food were also simpler, focusing on less flavours in a single dish but it didn’t mean that the food was boring. Instead it was an experience of tasting the full flavour of the ingredients. It emphasises on the freshness of the raw materials.
I opted for the cod as my main as I love grilled cod. The fish was perfectly grilled. Each large flake of the fish was firm but not dry, with a perfect sear on the skin.
My only complaint would be why did they have to go reinvent the tiramisu? I have never had any good experience with any new twists on this traditional dessert. Hence I did not take the chance and opted for the Panna cotta instead.
It was a wonderful dining experience. From the professional and friendly staff to the amazing food on the table, we had an enjoyable evening.
The beef carpaccio was delicious although a little overpowered by the tuna/anchovy emulsion. I would have like less of the sauce.
Second course of foie gras could be my favourite of the meal. The buttery goodness was balanced with the slightly tart peach. The thin pear crisp gave another texture to the dish.
The main of beef brisket was so flavourful and tender. Root vegetables are not on my list of favourite things, but on this plate I had to admit that they do pair so perfectly with the deep rich flavour of the meat. A small cut of meat with some of the purée and onion made each mouthful so delicious and perfect.
Dessert of chocolate ganache was just an art piece to admire when it was served. After the first spoon, it was hard to stop.
It was obvious the Chef has thought a great deal about the balance of flavours and textures on the plate. Every dish demonstrates those traits.
I felt that this was a seriously good deal for restaurant week especially if you are ordering the steak.
Starters of tuna poke was ok. Nice but not mind blowing.
Mains: filet mignon- Really flavourful piece of meat that cooked perfectly. Don’t need any other sauces just some salt and pepper. Enjoy the taste of the beef.
Dessert: peanut butter Oreo cheesecake.
Need I say more? This is a match made in heaven. It was so creamy. Definitely order this. Unless you are allergic to peanuts.
It was a pleasant experience overall. The food was good and service excellent.
Had the pumpkin soup with to start with, which was thick and creamy. That was my favourite dish of the entire meal. It would be great for winter.
Sole and pasta was nice but I felt that a cream based or olive oil base pasta might have been better choices.
Dessert, in my opinion, could have been way better. We were happy initially to see the puffs but when there was no filling in it, the puffs tasted bland. Some strawberry cream filling would have been nice.
Service was pretty good and very friendly.
Lastly they need to store Prosecco in a cool place so that it can be served cold.
The food was generally good.
I would recommend the roast chicken. A whole chicken could be shared between 3 people (especially for those with smaller appetites) pumpkin gratin is a must try.
The dishes were all hits. Some of them really unique, such as the boneless eel and shrimp mousse roulade, as well as the marshmallow char siew puff.
I was overall impressed with the food we had. I would definitely recommend this place for RW. At a very reasonable price, you get to try a variety of their dishes.
Food is generally good in this place. The offerings for restaurant week were not bad but they were not the best dishes the restaurant could offer, i Guess it’s to keep the price Low. If I were to go back, I’m definitely ordering the beef Wellington.
Pretty interesting interior.
Food was not bad too. I really liked the char siew buns and the chilli crab xlb. The restaurant week menu gave us to try many items or at least solved our problem of not knowing what to order. Could not find the noodles in the ala carte menu so I could only assume it was created for rw.
Drinks were served in really interesting vessels. Love the emperor wine cup!
You definitely leave the place full. Even though it was just a single piece of each dish, there were a number of items. The staff were really nice as they offered to swap a few servings of the vegetables for wontons (seeing that we might not be keen in getting 5 servings of the vegetables).
So it’s a definite thumbs up for service.
Food was good overall. Some hits, one miss...
if you do visit, I would recommend getting the Chinese yam with sour plum. It was such a pleasant and appetising dish. I don’t usually take Chinese yam but this was very well executed.
The mains were all good except the cod was a tad too salty. I enjoyed the beef cubes, dandan noodles and the pumpkin broth. Beef was tender and the sauce did not overpower the meat. Pumpkin broth really surprised me because it had a very rich flavour but the texture was that of a broth. It tasted more like a creamy soup. Yums!!
The decor of the place was really beautiful and well thought out. The glass cabinets created a more private space for diners but at the same time it still felt open and spacious. Love the murals on the walls and the texture of the walls.
Service was excellent! From the tea specialist to the wait staff, they were all professional and friendly. They were efficient but didn’t make the meal feel rushed.
Great ambience (it’s on the Bund... it has to to keep up appearances)
Really quiet for a weekend evening, maybe cos it’s Sunday..
now for the food..
I liked the amuse bouche which was basically a mini sushi with different slabs of fish piled together. Can’t go wrong with hat unless the fish is not fresh.
Next for the sashimi. Very generous cuts of salmon, Chu toro, botan shrimp, yellowtail(I think that’s what the white fish was) and urchin. That had to be my favourite for the night.
The grilled flounder was also good although it felt more like simmered rather than grilled.. either way, I liked the sweet brine it was soaking in... it matched the taste of the fish well.
Foie gras and grilled duck was good. Foie gras was rich and although it wasn’t exactly “melt in your mouth”, texture was still very much acceptable. When paired with the duck, the taste basically overpowered the duck. Duck was a tad too dry.
Sorry to say this but the rice with Wagyu was just non-descript for me... it was like Fried rice with pepper and some truffle salt... beef was too done!! It’s Wagyu, don’t overcook it!
Service was very rushed.. even before I could finish a course, they start serving up the next course, and the next... give me a chance to enjoy my food please! I know I am on a cheap menu but there wasn’t a queue waiting to get into the restaurant so I think they could afford to allow me more time to finish my meal..