M&S Cafe, the new Marks & Spencer cafe opened recently in the store at Wheelock Place on Orchard Road Singapore. Those of us who are Robinson’s department store card holders would have recently received a glossy flyer containing enticing photographs of the food that is served in this new restaurant. The designers of the flyers ought to be congratulated as we were indeed enticed to go try out the new cafe, and as we found out, so were quite a few other people.
The new Marks & Spencer Cafe occupies the atrium space under and between the two circular escalators; which means some tables get bright and sunny at certain times of the day. We were there just before noon and managed to secure one of the last tables, the sunniest ones being the least popular. A short queue formed after that.
Here are pictures of the M&S Cafe menu. They serve the usual cafe type of food such a as salads, pasta and pizza. The thing that was slightly more unusual was the jacket potato section. The pictures of these potatoes in the new cafe menu made them look delicious. So we ordered two of those – one with baked beans topping ($5.90) and the other with tuna and sweetcorn ($7.90). We also ordered an emmetal and mushroom toastie ($10.90). Americano coffee costs $4.50 each, but we were pleasantly surprised to find out that coffee was on the house during this period if payment was made with the OCBC Robinsons card (please check conditions).
Marks & Spencer Cafe Menu
Here are pictures of the emmental cheese and mushroom toast. This was a large serving of toast with portobello mushroom and cheese squished in the middle. The arrangement was quite untidy but the the taste was good. This would certainly make a good and quick midday meal.
When the jacket potatoes arrived we were somewhat disappointed as the real thing did not quite look like those in the photos. Unlike the lithe supermodel potatoes in the menu, the real potatoes with tuna toppings were more like beer-bellied couch potatoes. At least there was a lot of taste because of generous amount of tuna topping. The overall taste with the potato was not bad.
The jacket potato with the baked bean topping was more like those in the photos. At least we see the resemblance in the neatly stuffed toppings. The trouble with this more beautiful potato was that the quantity of baked beans was so low. On balance we prefer the uncouth version with more substance. This more economical potato is suitable for those who wish to follow Dr Oz’s advice to stop eating when one feels 60% full.
Overall, the food at the new Marks & Spencer Cafe was straightforward and fuss-free. The ambience of the place was bright and airy. Those who like the sun will love the sunny sections at lunch time. The best thing about eating at M&S Cafe Singapore was the service, which was down-to-earth and friendly. It is certainly a place we would visit again to get a quick bite. The M & S food hall that retails food and drinks is right next to the cafe.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
Mark & Spencer Cafe Singapore
501 Orchard Road
#01-01 Wheelock Place
Tel: +65 6733 8122
Nearby MRT Station : Orchard