Mid Range 185 results

Mid range food reviews for casual dinner dates and friendly meet ups. Price ranges between $30-$99 per person.

  • Salt Tapas and Bar (Raffles City): Singapore Food Review

    Last Updated: November 7, 2016

    "Bold, Australian tapas dishes"

    Salt Tapas and Bar Raffles A modern, quaint brickwork exterior that looks like a cafe out of Melbourne, Salt Tapas and Bar is helmed by chef Luke Mangan, managed with restaurant head chef Mathew Leighton. Located on the ground floor of Raffles City Shopping Centre and just minutes from the MRT, Salt Tapas and Bar is commonly mistaken for being Spanish cuisine due to the term 'tapas'. Salt is however, an Australian concept and the only commonality to Spanish cuisine is the concept of serving in small plates for sharing. The cuisine is closer to a Moroccan, Mediterranean one. This tapas and bar primarily targets the corporate office workers around City Hall Mrt, who come to chill for drinks and tapas after work on weekdays. The weekend afternoons tend to be quieter for Salt, which makes it a lovely place for a date. ...
  • Brasserie Les Saveurs High Tea (St Regis): Singapore Food Review

    Last Updated: October 6, 2014

     "Afternoon Tea Fit for Royalty"

    Situated within St. Regis hotel, Brasserie Les Saveurs is a grand and classy French restaurant guaranteed to make you feel like a British prince/princess having afternoon tea. Brasserie Les Saveurs dining hall St. Regis itself opened in 2007, and have traditionally offered its esteemed hotel guests a individual butler service who will respond to your every demand with robust servitude. Not something you see in any other Singapore hotel. I've been invited to try The Grand Astor Afternoon Tea, which is named after the hotel's Matriarchal founder. ...
  • Don Quijote Spanish Restaurant: Singapore Food Review (Part 2)

    Last Updated: June 2, 2014
    Welcome back to part 2 of our Don Quijote Spanish dinner review. As mentioned in the first part 1 article of this Don Quijote Review, another dinner variation we can create is a 'live' seafood market menu for the seafood connoisseurs. The 'live' seafood market menu is usually available only on weekends, or upon early request so that only the freshest ingredients are delivered for the dinner- An excellent strategy by Don Quijote to ensure high quality and freshness, so you don't have to worry about getting Hepatitis A or explosive diarrhoea. Don Quijote fried prawns   ...
  • Don Quijote Spanish Restaurant: Singapore Food Review (Part 1)

    Last Updated: January 19, 2016

    "Immense range of Spanish tapas to choose from"

    Don Quijote Spanish Restaurant On my latest Spanish food warpath, I was fortunate enough to get a massive dinner party invite to Don Quijote, a simple little feature at Dempsey Rd. In case you fumbled with the name like I did, it's pronounced "Don-key-ho-teh". Don Quijote restaurant is named after the famous Spanish novel Don Quixote (pronounced the same way) featuring an adventurer so inspired by chivalry, he sets out on various quests to revive this dying trait, one of which features him charging windmills he believes to be ferocious giants. Yea its trippy stuff. Even the logo is of the hero with his sidekick if you noticed. The interior of Don Quijote is spacious and simple, using a lot of yellow paint, brickwork wallpaper and dark wooden furniture, giving a earthier and grounded feeling. This creates a very homely style of dining which is what the restaurant wants to convey. ...
  • Summer Palace Restaurant (The Regent Singapore): Food Review

    Last Updated: January 7, 2015

    "Vintage Cantonese Restaurant"

    I was kindly invited to The Regent Singapore to sample Summer Palace, a classic Cantonese restaurant as old as the hotel itself. The Regent hotel has retained much of its original heritage styling, but has through the years done modifications and minor refurbishing to keep with the times. Taking the lift, I was for some reason especially drawn to the old, plastic square lift buttons that were so common in the past, but rarely seen these days. Simply classic. Having only 2 of us, the 5 course Power Lunch Set Menu ($52/person, minimum 2 person) was recommended to go under the scrutiny of my taste buds. Yummy, yummy scrutiny. Summer Palace Regent Dim Sum   ...
  • PODI (Raffles City): Singapore Food Review

    Last Updated: January 19, 2016

    "From the creators of Cedele"

    PODI restaurant Raffles City Singapore Firstly, a big thanks to The Bakery Depot, the same people who brought us Cedele, and for inviting me to this closed door, pre-opening food tasting. By the time I write this PODI restaurant review, I'm probably one of the latest to put up a post because I've a whole backlog of reviews, as well as a condition called ADHD. Nonetheless, here's my take on PODI, the restaurant that replaces Out of The Pan at Raffles City Shopping Centre. [adrotate group="4"] ...
  • Zafferano Singapore: Italian Restaurant Review

    Last Updated: February 1, 2015

    "Classy Italian in the CBD"IMG_2247

    When you have Italian friends referring you to an Italian restaurant, you know there's something special about Zafferano. Even though I already dined at Zafferano via restaurant week the same month, I happily accepted this media invite again, getting the honour of dining together with fellow food writers from Superadrianme365daystoplay  and DanielFoodDiary. Food photographers swarming to take photos of the newly arrived dish is always a sight to behold. ...
  • LE Restaurant and Bar: Singapore Food Review

    Last Updated: January 19, 2016

    "New contemporary Asian exploration"

    LE restaurant logo LE Restaurant and Asian Tapas Bar is Paradise Group's latest foray into modern Chinese dining, after immense success in their casual dining concepts Taste Paradise and Paradise Inn. I was fortunate enough to meet Paradise Group CEO Eldwin Chua during my tasting session and had the opportunity to ask about his inspiration for LE restaurant. LE Restaurant's 212 seater represents a new challenge for Mr. Chua, an exploratory push towards avant garde Asian cuisine that caters to a more formal audience. It would have been a lot simpler to just open another Paradise Inn, but LE restaurant is to represent personal as well as corporate growth development and to push the boundaries of food entrepreneurship. A strong passion for food and value to customers is what drives the continued success of Paradise Group's tremendous achievements....
  • Seafood International Restaurant: Singapore Food Review

    Last Updated: August 15, 2014

    "Fresh With Variety Seafood"

    Guest Writer: Rei | Guest Photography: Isaac (Canon 5D Mark III, 100mm f/2.8 Macro) Seafood International lobster The destination in mind was The Seafood International - a market and restaurant with a smiling lobster for its logo and also interestingly enough, has a website called lobster.com.sg. In retrospect, I don't remember eating any lobster that night, but whatever. *Seth: It's in the a la carte dinner menu.  Seafood international chilli crab 2 In celebration of the restaurant's 30th anniversary, we were treated to a sit-down-buffet of 30 signature dishes. This is of course the best kind of buffet for the lazy man; for the 2 hours I was there, the greatest physical effort exerted was swatting Seth's camera aside to let me tear into the food. And there was a lot of food....
  • Lolla Restaurant: Singapore Food Review

    Last Updated: January 19, 2016

    "Lolla- unpretentious, fuss free classy restaurant."

    Lolla restaurant entranceWelcome to Lolla. One of Singapore's best restaurants. No, they didn't pay me to say that. Looking for a classy place to celebrate a friend's birthday, I found this rabbit hole called Lolla after recommendations from local foodies. Located amongst all the fancy "too-atas-for-you" restaurants at Ann Siang road, Lolla is truly one of a kind here. Walking in, the atmosphere completely transforms into a laid-back, bustling wonderland with patrons seated at the bar counter peering into the open kitchen. Did I mention I love open concept kitchens? Unfortunately, I made table reservations and was seated in the basement communal table, never to make fun of the chef. But if you do call ahead, request for the counter seat. ...
  • Open Door Policy : Singapore Food Review

    Last Updated: November 6, 2013

    "Lively atmosphere, open kitchen"

    Open Door Policy Was in the Tiong Bahru area and decided to check out Open Door Policy at about 1.30pm. Was quite worried there would be no seats, but surprisingly managed to snag a counter table in front of the open display kitchen. The other patrons behind us unfortunately couldn't get a table as the reservation list was pretty packed. Even though located at an old neighbourhood stretch like Tiong Bahru, that doesn't seem to stop many foreigners from frequenting this place. This place gets a good mix of locals and expats alike. A profoundly bustling and lively atmosphere. If you're at Open Door Policy, opt for the kitchen counter seat to view the open plan kitchen and the chefs working inside. You're here for the open door concept right? Pretty interesting entertainment while you wait for your food as you see them make and measure every dish. Tried to stare at the dessert chef to add pressure, but he seemed immune and wouldn't fumble. Very professional indeed. ...
  • Bellwethers Bistro Bar: Singapore Food Review

    Last Updated: November 6, 2013

    "Super Secret Alley Find"

    Hidden in a snug corner of rowdy Desker Road, resides one pretty chill bistro bar called Bellwethers. The inspiration was for a creative, relaxed, rustic local bar smack in the middle of a red light district ala Amsterdam. The owners have been partying a lot no doubt. Being a long time friend and fanboy of Chef Warren, I was obliged to check out his new food haunt, which is afore mentioned place. By the way, Bellwethers means the leader of a herd of sheep, or the leaderSHEEP. HUR HUR. Lamb rack top ...
  • Nanbantei Japanese Restaurant: Singapore Food Review

    Last Updated: May 11, 2015

    "Over 30 years of authentic Japanese Yakitori"

    Nanbantei Japanese Restaurant Chefs grilling Nanbantei is possibly the oldest Japanese Yakitori Restaurant in Singapore, tucked away in a top corner of Far East Plaza. Entering the simple wood furnished outlet, you can see that seats are limited in this small and comfy restaurant. Simplicity is the core of Japanese cuisine. I'm very glad that they accept seat reservations if not I'd probably be eating Tori-Q instead. The ventilation system is also strong, sucking away any of the smoke from the grill; an absolute must for a Yakitori restaurant.  We were seated at the counter, right before the grill. Counter seats are possibly the best seats in any open restaurant because a) you get to scrutinize how the chefs prepare your food b) you don't need to scream across the table to your date. Assuming you brought a date. We were stuck at the corner though, near the kitchen entrance which was not so ideal. ...
  • Big Mama Korean Restaurant: Singapore Food Review

    Last Updated: July 18, 2014

    "Home-cooked Korean dishes"

    Bigmama korean restaurant interior I'd heard a lot of raving reviews about the authentic Korean dishes at Big Mama Korean Restaurant and how affordable it was. So here we are on another Korean food adventure. Tip for readers: reserve seats ahead. This place gets packed with walk-ins fast and if you don't book, you probably won't get to eat unless you came at 6.30pm. Big Mama Korean restaurant looks really simple, and is supposed to be a no-frills home-cooked restaurant. Close to no fixtures and just painted walls with blown up professionally taken photos of their dishes hanging. The restaurateur Ji-young Nam Gung aka Big Mama, used to be a tutor and cooked Korean dishes for students studying in Singapore. Eventually she realized she could cook for a whole lot more people than just her Korean students. Big Mama also doesn't use MSG and really cooks like your mother. Thus Big Mama was born, a little off road near Tiong Bahru. ...
  • Superstar K Korean BBQ Restaurant: Singapore Food Review

    Last Updated: June 28, 2014

    "Superstar K is a Great Korean BBQ where you don't have to queue. For too long."

    [adrotate group="4"] Korean BBQ seems to be a trend that has hit Singapore hard, where the youngsters queue like ants to ice-cream dropped on the floor. Ssikkek, or 2D1N Soju Bang (Tanjong Pagar) as it is more commonly known, sees queues starting at 6pm and ending the next day. I'm serious. I arrived at the restaurant at 6.45pm on a Friday, and asked the kindly looking Korean attendee for a table of 2, how long I would have to wait. He replied: "mm for 2 people? Yes, you can maybe try tomorrow? Kamsa hamnida" I had a minor stroke and had to clarify with him what he meant- so apparently the current waiting list is all the way till about 9pm already. Right. No Korean BBQ for me then. Or would there? ...
  • Red House Seafood Restaurant (Prinsep): Singapore Food Review

    Last Updated: June 18, 2014

    "Red House: Traditional & New seafood"

    I was lucky enough to join in on the food tasting invite with Philip (keropokman) and Catherine (Camemberu) at Red House Seafood Restaurant at Prinsep st. This is Red House Seafood's 3rd branch with a foray into modern rebranding, while maintaining good old recipes over 30 years old since their literal red house at East Coast. Located along the stretches of KTV pubs at Prinsep, this was not a road frequented by food finders. In fact, Red House Seafood took over the lease from a KTV that went bankrupt before it. Redhouse Interior   ...
  • Salta Argentine Parilla: Singapore Food Review

    Last Updated: November 20, 2013

    "Affordable grilled steak"

    On the never-ending quest to consume all bovine on earth, Salta Argentine Parrilla was my next hotspot for Argentine style steak. A table reservation was made on a public holiday evening, but I realized it was overly paranoid of me when I arrived to see enough empty seats for a PAP rally. Instinctively, it kicked in my mind that "crap, this place is gonna suck- Places with no crowd always suck.", which is true 90% of the time. Thank goodness I was wrong. Lets clarify first that Salta is a corporate CBD haunt. Usually during office days/hours it IS packed (according to my date), and fortunately for me that night, it suffers the same drawback as any restaurant in the CBD area: lack of weekend/holiday patrons. ...