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Meatworks

I’ve never seen Meatworks full before in the numerous times that I’ve passed by it. Was a bit skeptical about the food, but when I finally tried it out, I’m pleased to report that they do a pretty good steak! Service was also pretty decent, even though I’ve read several reviews that mention otherwise.

Meatworks  Meatworks - Hanging Tender

The steak that I ordered was the Hanging Tender $26 and it lived up to its name. Every bite was really flavourful yet tender. The only thing I didn’t like was the herb butter which I chose. I think if given the choice again, I would go for the Cabernet Sauvignon Mushroom sauce. Come to think of it, it should have been common sense to order that sauce, but I was kind of hoping that the butter would be special too. But given that the steak is so heavy already, you don’t really want more fats via the butter. On the whole, still one of the best steaks I’ve had for this price range.

Meatworks - Ribeye (2) 

The Partner had the Ribeye. He was looking for grassfed Ribeye, but the only grassfed option was for the Sirloin which he doesn’t like. still, it was a tasty Ribeye and I enjoyed stealing bits of it too. The steak fries were also very good, crispy just the way I like it.

Definitely going to come back again to Meatworks. But a huge grouse is that they don’t serve alcohol! Something along the lines of them wanting to be Halal, so the waitress said. To intensify the pain, they haven’t actually removed the alcohol page from the menu!You have to go to the supermarket on the same floor to get the wine if you need some, and corkage is charged at $20 per bottle. Steak really tastes loads better when you have a glass of wine in hand. And for some reason, I really was hankering for a glass after all that energy spent on shopping earlier. We plodded through without the wine, but certainly for the next round, I will buy a bottle or sneak one in!

Meatworks (2)

MeatWorks ION Orchard
2 Orchard Turn #04-12
Singapore 238801
T +65 6634 0026
F +65 6634 8901
E
talktous@meatworks.com.sg

http://www.meatworks.com.sg/

Marmalade Pantry @ Ion

I’ve always liked the idea of going to Marmalade Pantry. Although I feel the menu is somewhat overpriced, and the service can sometimes be horrendous, I still like dining here once in a while. Dining at Marmalade Pantry gives me the “on holiday” feeling and it always feels a treat to come here, even though it’s just a casual restaurant. Maybe it’s the menu (Weekend Brunch Menu, Food Menu, Beverage Menu). They have a lot of all day breakfast/ brunch selections. And they also have a good selection of cakes, tarts and puddings, which they place prominently at the entrance of the cafe! Is it any wonder why you almost always have to line up like 1/2 hour before you get your seat?

Marmalade Pantry Scrambled Eggs, Sausages, Baked beans and toastMarmalade Pantry Scrambled Eggs, Sausages, Baked beans and toast (2)

Eggs any style $18 – I chose scrambled eggs, with grilled English sausage, sauteed mushrooms, roasted tomatoes, home made baked beans and whole wheat toast. Can you see the ripples in the scrambled eggs. The texture was just right, firm yet somehow oozing with creamy goodness, although a little bit more salt would not be a sin. The sausages were a little salty on their own, but when eaten together with the scrambled eggs, they were a match made in heaven! The baked beans were also very good and I just love baked beans, even the Heinz ones from a can.

Marmalade Pantry Spice Grilled Lamb Sandwich

Spiced Grilled Lamb Sandwich $21 – With iman biyaldi (don’t ask me what this is), mint and radish on garlic flatbread. The dip was really nice, and the spices in the lamb were flavourful. The meat itself was tough and dry which was a pity. It would just be perfect if not for the dryness of the meat.

Marmalade Pantry Cafe Latte

Cafe Latte $7 – Expensive for a latte, but I’ll close an eye given the size of the cup. Pretty good. Smooth and strong but not as good as my favourite coffee places such as 40 Hands, Papa Palheta, The Plain and Chef Icon Nature Bakery.

 

The Marmalade Pantry – good things to eat
Unit 03-22 Orchard Ion
2 Orchard Turn Singapore 238801

bistro & shop operating hours
monday to sunday 10am to 10pm

telephone 6734 2700
facsimile 6734 2279
tmp@marmaladegroup.com

http://www.themarmaladepantry.com

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