International

International

Featuring The Coffee Academics (Scotts Square), Lolla, NJ Relish, Maxwell Food Centre, The Marmalade Pantry (Novena), Melt Café (Mandarin Oriental Singapore), COMO Cuisine, One-Ninety Restaurant (Four Seasons Hotel Singapore), Kraftwich by Swissbake (Raffles Place), Charlie's Resturant & Bar
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Great location - a bit of an oasis in the Orchard Road area. I don’t drink coffee, but am told it’s ok and the iced tea preparations are fairly innovative. The food is extremely average, or even below average. Service is limited to taking order and bringing the food and beverages to the table; otherwise it’s totally absent and a bit rough on the edges. If not for the 1-for-1 Entertainer offer, I wouldn’t bother coming here. These Academïcs are more Poly League than Ivy League.

The best thing about this brasserie is the atmosphere - such an oasis in the busy Orchard Rd area. Tables are fairly well spaced out. Service is friendly and pro-active. The lunch buffet is also in the understated style of Four Seasons Hotel - not an overwhelming display where you’re tempted to overindulge, but enough for a satisfying and healthy lunch. Prices are reasonable - $38++ without a main, $48-63++ with a main (depending on what you choose). Among à la carte items, the char kway teow is truly delish, although it costs five times more than at your friendly hawker.

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The best thing about this brasserie is the atmosphere - such an oasis in the busy Orchard Rd area. Tables are fairly well spaced out. Service is friendly and pro-active. The lunch buffet is also in the understated style of Four Seasons Hotel - not an overwhelming display where you’re tempted to overindulge, but enough for a satisfying and healthy lunch. Prices are reasonable - $38++ without a main, $48-63++ with a main (depending on what you choose). Among à la carte items, the char kway teow is truly delish, although it costs five times more than at your friendly hawker.

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The best thing about this brasserie is the atmosphere - such an oasis in the busy Orchard Rd area. Tables are fairly well spaced out. Service is friendly and pro-active. The lunch buffet is also in the understated style of Four Seasons Hotel - not an overwhelming display where you’re tempted to overindulge, but enough for a satisfying and healthy lunch. Prices are reasonable - $38++ without a main, $48-63++ with a main (depending on what you choose). Among à la carte items, the char kway teow is truly delish, although it costs five times more than at your friendly hawker.

The best thing about this brasserie is the atmosphere - such an oasis in the busy Orchard Rd area. Tables are fairly well spaced out. Service is friendly and pro-active. The lunch buffet is also in the understated style of Four Seasons Hotel - not an overwhelming display where you’re tempted to overindulge, but enough for a satisfying and healthy lunch. Prices are reasonable - $38++ without a main, $48-63++ with a main (depending on what you choose). Among à la carte items, the char kway teow is truly delish, although it costs five times more than at your friendly hawker.

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The sandwiches are better to look at than to eat, even toasted. The opposite of a Vietnamese bánh mì thịt, which are better to devour than to eye. However, the ones at nearby Ngon are below standard.

This is more a drinking place with ‘more than bar food’, rather than a proper restaurant. That said, the food is not bad, and selection is pretty wide. Service is extremely friendly and efficient, even if some staff members are a bit blurred. Without the Entertainer 1-for-1 offer, not very good value; with it, more palatable.

This is more a drinking place with ‘more than bar food’, rather than a proper restaurant. That said, the food is not bad, and selection is pretty wide. Service is extremely friendly and efficient, even if some staff members are a bit blurred. Without the Entertainer 1-for-1 offer, not very good value; with it, more palatable.

Maxwell has the majority of typical Singapore dishes - Hainanese as well as Malay (ayam penyet) chicken rice, Nasi lemak, carrot cake, fish soup, peranakan, laksa, porridge, etc. Even western salads or ramen for unadventurous tourists. That’s why both ang moh (tipped by tourist guide books or travel websites) come here. Prices are reasonable, not cutthroat as in tourist ghettos like Newton Circus. Of course, Singapore street food being so plentiful, many dishes are not represented, eg. fish head curry, prawn mee, biryani, claypot rice, sup tulang, etc. My favs are Tian Tian chicken rice, China Fritters, and Fuzhou oyster cake (see reviews).

Wide variety of food. The seafood (lobster, prawns, crab, oysters, sashimi) is the best - quite fresh. The Indian selection is also commendable. The local food is mediocre, far below the level at StraitsKitchen at the Grand Hyatt: bak chor mee, laksa, roast meats, carrot cake. Service is friendly but not terribly proactive - we had to ask for water refills all the time. Surprisingly, the cashier agreed to give us parking redemption tickets only if we signed up for (free) membership of local MO eating club.

Wide variety of food. The seafood (lobster, prawns, crab, oysters, sashimi) is the best - quite fresh. The Indian selection is also commendable. The local food is mediocre, far below the level at StraitsKitchen at the Grand Hyatt: bak chor mee, laksa, roast meats, carrot cake. Service is friendly but not terribly proactive - we had to ask for water refills all the time. Surprisingly, the cashier agreed to give us parking redemption tickets only if we signed up for (free) membership of local MO eating club.

Wide variety of food. The seafood (lobster, prawns, crab, oysters, sashimi) is the best - quite fresh. The Indian selection is also commendable. The local food is mediocre, far below the level at StraitsKitchen at the Grand Hyatt: bak chor mee, laksa, roast meats, carrot cake. Service is friendly but not terribly proactive - we had to ask for water refills all the time. Surprisingly, the cashier agreed to give us parking redemption tickets only if we signed up for (free) membership of eating club.

Farting is healthy (the wet type, less so)

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