Fairmont Hotel near City Hall MRT
After having a mind-blowing afternoon tea at Antidote recently, I thought of paying a lunch visit to this restaurant. Having seen many wonderful reviews and pictures of its dinner, I thought that lunch should be worthy a visit as well. It was still good in my opinion but not as impressive as I thought it would be as it felt a little more like grub food and lacks the elegance that it clearly displays in its afternoon tea.
K and I got the starters, Beef onglet salad in Thai style that was coated with a tangy Thai sauce. The fish sauce was pretty strong as I could smell it even before eating. Quite delicious but I didn’t like the idea of having so much raw bean sprouts in it as it has a strong earthy aftertaste. Luckily the sauce managed to make it palatable and was still able to surprisingly finish this whole plate. $18.
The other starter we got was the Grilled octopus with kimchi. Very fusion looking doesn’t it. Spanish on the left and Korean on the right. The octopus was of the right springy texture for me, not overly chewy and tasted fresh. It didn’t feel like a fusion to me as the kimchi didn’t complement the taste of the octopus. $18.
So yeah lunch felt pretty normal here as this may not be their focus. However, as I was super impressed previously, its a restaurant that I would still recommend but maybe for their afternoon tea and the dinner tapas menu.
Verdict: A good restaurant