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Lavish Buffet
Showing posts with label Dine With A View. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dine With A View. Show all posts

Friday, 14 July 2017

Spuds & Aprons (109 Mount Faber Road - Faber Peak Singapore, Level 2, Singapore 099203)

It's such a hassle to make reservation through phone - Book now through Chope for Instant Reservations!

Opening Hours: 

11 am to 11 pm (Daily)

Credit Card Promotion: 
Mastercard holder entitled a 10% off (Not valid on the eve of and on public holidays)

Visited on 24 June 2017 (Sat) during dinner and revisited on 9 July 2017 (Sun) during lunch. 

Spuds & Aprons is a fun & playful restaurant (by looking at the colourful chairs) perched atop the hill at Faber Peak Singapore. This is the one & only casual dining restaurant in Singapore that is atop the hill with panaromic view of Lush Greenery, Sentosa and Cable Car View! They serve International and Modern Asian Cuisine. 

Note: You can choose if you wish to dine indoor or outdoor. 
(Remember to indicate at the special request box below when you book via the chope button above)

Indoor during Dinner Time

Couples can spend a romantic night watching the twinkling cable cars go by!

Indoor during Lunch Time
(Love the Full Height Windows)

 Stunning Bird's Eye View
You will feel so relax while dining with these views. :) 

Alfresco Area (Sheltered)

They have this additional local menu only for lunch time.

Salted Caramel Popcorn Latte ($6++)
I was surprised to see this special creation from Spuds & Aprons, it looks so lovely, isn't it? It consists of salted caramel popcorn syrup, milk, espresso, topped with caramelised popcorn. I love the salted caramel aroma so much but somehow the popcorn did not really complement so well with the latte as the popcorn will become super soft inside and not nice to eat together with the latte. My advice is just eat the popcorns on the saucer and drink the latte without the popcorns inside! Haha..

Freshly Brewed Coffee ($4++)
Orange Juice ($5++)
I was surprised that the coffee here at $4 was good. I can enjoy the nice coffee while admiring the view.

Note: There will be an increase of prices during eve of and on public holidays!

Tuck into Value-for-Money Devilish Combo sets
(FREE Wicked Fries with Every Combo ordered)
OR Choose from Ala-Carte!

Devilish Combo sets for 2 pax at $70++
(Choose 1 starter + 2 Main Courses + 1 Dessert)

Starter: Chili in a Tux
Chili Crab stuffed in potato skin! This is their signature and interesting starter that you have to try here! I was impressed that the chilli crab here was really good and spicy! Complement so well with the potato skin! Complimentary wicked fries at the side! It is steakhouse cut spuds with 6 types of cheese and brown gravy! No wonder it was so addictive! By eating the starter and fries, I'm almost half full liao.. Haha

Main Course: 
Oven-Roasted Mustard Marinated Chicken 
The homemade gravy for the chicken complemented well with the chicken, however the breast meat was really very tough so I only finished the drumstick and left the breast meat untouched.. 

Main Course: 
Barbecued Baby Back Ribs
 Slow cooked baby back ribs in their homemade barbecued sauce, char-grilled, served with tangy coleslaw & french fries. The sauce was really great! But unfortunately, the meat was very tough so we did not enjoy this dish. Perhaps you can try to request for the meat to be more tender upon ordering, then it will be perfect with the nice sauce!

Main Course: 
Pan-Fried Norwegian Salmon
They brought us the wrong dish in the first place, so I managed to take a photo of their salmon. If you're not confident to order the above two dishes, you might want to try the salmon instead, I guess you won't go wrong with salmon. But if you're also like me, prefer the meat to be more tender, remember to request it upon ordering.

Dessert: Jar of Happiness
Shortbread biscuits with almond flakes, mixed berries, Haagen Dazs vanilla ice cream topped with warm berry compote. I really had full of happiness while eating this! Sweet Sweet! :-)

Alcohol Menu

Overall Impression: The staff were very nice but some patience is needed especially during lunch time. They have more guests at alfresco area so they will juggle between indoor and outdoor, have to wait for quite awhile to get them when you need their service. 

I guess most places are the same, whenever a restaurant comes with stunning view, don't expect high quality food at reasonable prices. I think we have to be practical too. The food here were average, only the starter, dessert and coffee is nice!~ Do note that the food portion here was quite big, so do not over order. I will still come back for the relaxing view! :)

By Car
Turning into Mount Faber Road from Lower Delta Road or Kampong Bahru Road will take you straight up to Faber Peak Singapore. The ride is only 15 minutes from the city!
Valet Service
Valet service is available daily at a standard fee of $6 per car. 
Complimentary valet parking available for all walk-in diners with minimum spent of $60 at Spuds & Aprons*. (Except on the eve of and on public holidays)
Valet service is available at the following times:
  • Monday to Friday: 17:30 to 00:00 hrs
  • Saturday & Public Holidays: 10:30 to 02:00 hrs
  • Sunday: 10:30 to 00:00 hrs
Public Car Parks
Free public parking lots are available on Mount Faber.
  • Car Park A - approx. 70 lots avail.
  • Car Park B - approx. 50 lots avail.
  • Car Park C - approx. 10 lots avail.
By Taxi
To call for a cab or to make an advance booking, please contact the cab hotline at 6-DIAL-CAB (6 342 5222).

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Semi-Buffet Lunch at Equinox (2 Stamford Road - Swissotel The Stamford, Level 70, Equinox Complex) Reservation: 6837 3322

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Visited on 9 Sep 2016 and Revisited on 28 Oct 2016 (Fri). Equinox restaurant is one of the most popular high-floor restaurants in Singapore, with breathtaking views, highlighting Modern European cuisine. 


Monday to Friday: 
(Semi-Buffet Lunch of Appetizers & Desserts with every Main Course ordered) 

Lunch: $64++ per adult ($75.33nett), $32++ per child ($37.66nett)
Add $9++ for a glass of house wine or beer

(Semi-Buffet Lunch of Appetizers & Desserts with every Main Course ordered) 

Lunch: $74++ per adult ($87.10nett), $37++ per child ($43.54 nett)
Inclusive free flow of soft drinks and juices

Spend Sundays at Equinox Restaurant with an unparalleled skyline view of the city as an all-new, scrumptious Semi-Buffet Lunch awaits to delight your gastronomic senses. The buffet includes a lavish spread of appetisers and desserts, accompanied with your choice of one main course from their main course selections.

Lunch: $88++ per adult, $44++ per child (6-12 years) 

Add $40++to enjoy free-flow cocktails, wines and beer;

Or add $60++ to enjoy free-flow Moët & Chandon Impérial, Equinox Signature Cocktails, House Wines and Beers.

Amex Platinum Credit Card Holders & The Far Card Members are entitled to the discount below: 
(No Blackout Dates)
Number of diners
Usual member reductions
Member plus 1 guest (2 adults)
Member plus 2 guests (3 adults)
Member plus 3 guests (4 adults)
Member plus 4-9 guests (5-10 adults)
Member dining alone

 Take the lift here to go up to level 70 to Equinox!

 Waiting area if you're early.

Please approach the staff at this counter and inform her your reservation details upon arrival so that they will bring you to your table

A restaurant that is full of Oriental Charm with breathtaking views of the city and the sea!

Potato Salad, Seafood Salad
Duck Rillette, Mushroom Salad, Achar Chicken Salad

  Cold Cuts

 Selection of Pickles and Antipasti

Appetisers & Cheese Station

Lobster Roulade

 Foie Gras Terrine
(Contains Alcohol)

Selection of Bread

Dessert Station on 9 Sep 2016

Soft Serve Matcha Yogurt
Strawberry Yogurt

Green Tea Panna Cotta

Raspberry Earl Grey Tea Panna Cotta

Creme Brulee

Karukera Chocolate Gateaux


Mixed Berry Gateaux

Banana Opera

Swiss Roll

Pistachio Tart

Chocolate Fondue


Dessert Station on 28 Oct 2016

Strawberry Yogurt
Soft Serve Mango Yogurt

Mini Chocolate Fountain with many condiments

 Swiss Roll

Apple Tartine

Banana Opera

Beautiful Karukera Chocolate Gateaux

Choux Puff

 Creme Brulee

Popcorn Mousse

Mango Panna Cotta

Caramel Pudding

Asian Beef Soup

Mushroom Soup

Clams & Mussels

Chilled Prawns

Sri Lanka Crab


Japanese Station:
Cured Salmon Platter

Assorted Sashimi


Soba Noodle

Slow-Cooked Pork Belly with Butternut Squash, Crispy Onion, Cumin

The pork belly was slow-cooked to perfection, very tender meat that was melted in the mouth! Complemented very well with the nice butternut squash!

Grilled Barramundi with Charlotte Potato, Shaved Vegetables, Citrus Dressing

The exterior skin was very crispy with tender meat. There is nothing wrong with this dish but nothing impressive. I felt that using shaved vegetables wasn't a nice presentation and this dish was too simple using without much efforts on it. Perhaps the chef can add more attractive sides to enhance the whole taste and presentation.

Latte (Non-Refillable)

Cappuccino (Non-Refillable)
End the meal with a nice cup of cappuccino while admiring the spectacular sea view! This is how we should enjoy our life sometimes despite stressful working days!

Overall Impression: Service was very good. There will be a staff to standby at each section to serve you. If you prefer to have main course first, do let the server know that you want to be served main course first. Otherwise they will only prepare after you finish the appetizers from the buffet spread. The Main Course here were decent.

The dessert buffet used to be nice to look at but cannot make it. Now, most desserts tasted great! But I still preferred gelato and sorbet rather than yogurt. So I was quite disappointed that Equinox has replaced the gelato dessert to yogurt.  

We were quite satisfied with most of the things here, except the main course menu did not change within a few months. It was also quite warm during the day when we were seated by the window. Overall, Equinox is still one of the nicest restaurants to have buffet with spectacular view in Singapore.

Note: No extra charge for window seats during lunch time but there will be an additional charge of $20 during dinner time if you want window seat. They only serve fine dining food during dinner time.