Archive for May, 2014

Brunch at The Pool Grill, Marriott Singapore

We’ve all been so focussed about looking for the best cafes to have brunch that it came as a surprise to find out that hotels also serve brunch! The other day while having dinner at The Pool Grill at Marriott Hotel, I chanced upon their brunch menu and almost fell off the chair when I saw that they were serving eggs Benedicts and all day breakfasts. I don’t know if it’s just me, but is this a recent thing that hotels have also jumped onto the brunch bandwagon?

It’s actually not a bad idea to have brunch at a hotel. For one, you don’t have to fight for a table or ensure your elbow doesn’t knock into the next table’s drink glasses. You can even make a reservation. It’s certainly not the cheapest place to have brunch, but judging from the menu prices at Marriott, it’s not the most expensive that I have seen either! And because The Pool Grill is one of the featured merchants on The Entertainer App, you enjoy buy one get one free on all their main courses and egg based brunch dishes!

The Pool Grill at Marriott Hotel - Eggs Benedict $19 (1)

Eggs Benedict $19

See, I’m not kidding when I say The Pool Grill serves brunch!

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Stateland Cafe

After the awesome visit to My Awesome Cafe for lunch, we looked for a second cafe near the Telok Ayer area to hop to for our cafe hopping session. Unfortunately, because it was already close to 3pm, there wasn’t a lot to choose from. Gaest was open but the pork crackling sandwich we had our eye on was totally sold out. The boss told us that that sandwich is the first to run out everyday. (Hey boss, got so much demand, can increase supply or not!?!). We then entered SPRMKT, but it seemed a tad sterile and unwelcoming so we left. Finally, we spotted the elusive Sarnies after trying to locate it for at least 10 minutes. I don’t know how they name the units over there, but 136 Telok Ayer Street is not located next to 137 Telok Ayer Street! Alas, no more cooked food after 3pm!

So we had to give up on Telok Ayer street. Thanks to the new Downtown Line, we decided to take the MRT to Bugis instead and try our luck at one of the cafes at Bali Lane. Been hearing so much about Stateland Cafe from my blogger and Instagram friends that we just had to check it out. Thank goodness Stateland Cafe was open and serving its signature waffles, or else I would probably have called it a day.

Stateland Cafe - The Classic Waffle with Ice Cream $11.90 (3)

The Classic Waffle with Ice Cream $11.90

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2-for-2 Pizzas at Pezzo Pizza!

Have you checked this out yet? Best deal in town from Pezzo Pizza! Buy 2 pizza slices and get additional 2 pizza slices FREE!! All you have to do is tell the staff :
1. Pezzo is Awesome!
2. Secret Code is "Pezzo Pizza 33!"
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Don’t forget the secret code!

Fullerton Hotel Afternoon Tea at The Courtyard 2014

I love enjoying a spot of afternoon tea but I’ve been neglecting this ritual thanks to the numerous cafes that have been popping up and taking away our attention. Although both activities seem to be similar in nature, ie relax and chit chat over hot drinks, having afternoon tea strikes me as a much more relaxing affair, and usually more hassle free. Apart from the hotels, there are unfortunately no good afternoon tea places if you are looking for the quintessential English afternoon tea. I wonder who will be the next brave entrepreneur who will fill the gap in this market.

Interestingly, although we love the idea of having afternoon tea and think that it’s such a British affair, I’m not so sure if the Brits think of afternoon tea with such fondness. I do know of British colleagues who scoff at the conversation whenever somebody “mistakenly” states that the British like to have afternoon tea. Also, this idea of having afternoon tea only started to come about in the 1800s, when dinner began to be pushed further and further back from lunch time due to the availability of artificial lighting, resulting in a gap that needed to be filled.

Fullerton Hotel serves their afternoon tea via a three-tier afternoon tea set. The set is refillable, meaning you can order more of the items that you like. Each set also comes with 2 choices of tea, and of course unlimited top ups of hot water.

Fullerton Hotel Three Tier Afternoon Tea Stand (2)

This is the 3 tier afternoon tea set that will be served. The middle row aka the savoury row is always my favourite because I’m a savoury sort of person. I really love these dainty morsels, and they put you n such a good mood when you see them. If only I could have 2 rows of savoury, and just 1 row of sweet treats. Alas, despite 2 rows of cakes, they don’t have a super decadent chocolate cake, which in my world, is mandatory.

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1-for-1 at South Coast Bistro and Bar – CLOSED

The other day, the Partner happened to be having drinks with another ex-colleague at South Coast at Marina Bay Sands. Since I also knew the ex-colleague, I decided to join them at South Coast for dinner. I quite like dining at South Coast because the Aussie grub that they serve here is quite interesting. I think they even had kangaroo on the menu the last time I was here. The view of the Singapore city skyline from MBS is also pretty spectacular, if you manage to come here during the twilight hours. The only downfall is that this place is not air-conditioned.

SouthCoast

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