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Thursday, 17 June 2010

Singapore Garden

Where: Swiss Cottage

Cuisine: It calls itself an ‘Asian’ Restaurant... I think they mean South East Asian, specifically Malaysian and Singaporean.




Swank levels:
In terms of comfortable swank, this place ranks high. It has a gorgeous interior which isn’t to overbearing or too intimidating.
The exterior of the restaurant is very swanky and far outshines the other shops lined alongside the street. There are little booths for intimate gatherings, strange oriental plants on each table, amazingly friendly and accommodating staff and it seems a loyal local following as it filled out fairly early on a Friday evening and required advance booking to secure a large table.


Would I want seconds:
The food was good. Singapore Garden has a standard ‘Asian’ menu with the typical dishes like sweet and sour chicken as well as a list of special specialities including best-sellers laksa and kuay pie tee. The dessert menu was particularly engaging with many, lets say, curious dishes, which braver people than me should defiantly try.
But the food was definitely good... as was the coffee actually.

Could I afford seconds:
Oh yes, even though the place is frequently by Lennox Lewis and Emma Bunton! For the look of the place they could probably get away with charging a lot more for their food. Standard dishes are about £7 each and you do get a sizeable amount. I am most definitely planning on going back as I was given a 20% next visit voucher which I can use for a table of any size. Very enticing.

Overall:
5/5... yes I was impressed. Singapore Garden definitely fulfils my criteria, comfy swank and cosy prices. I won’t even deduct a point for location because this adds to its appeal.

Website: http://www.singaporegarden.co.uk/

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