Hotel G Singapore is a new hotel on Middle Road near Bugis and Dhoby Ghaut MRT stations. Unlike conventional hotels, the grand entrance at street level is occupied by a restaurant – the Ginett Restaurant. The lobby of the G Hotel (“a chic lifestyle hotel “) is located on level 2. Placing a big restaurant right at the front of a small hotel is a bold and effective move as the prominence of the Ginett Restaurant with its hundreds of glistening hanging glasses certainly attracts the attention of anyone passing by. We can imagine that the place would look even grander when lit up at night.
As you can see from the photos, Ginett Restaurant in G Hotel certainly looks sharp. The double height ceiling, prominent bar counter, giant posters and menu boards all worked together to make us to walk in and see what is there to eat at Ginett Singapore.
Walk through the restaurant, and there are more seating up on a mezzanine level.
Ginette Restaurant Menu
Here are pictures of the Ginett Singapore Menu and wine list. The food menu is quite wide and covers the usual Western food classics like Eggs Benedict, Mac and Cheese, charcoal grilled steaks to Creme Brûlée for dessert. The food menu looked quite boring but the wine list looks attractive for the wide range and friendly prices.
Some complimentary fizzy orange drinks were served to us, which is always a nice touch in hot tropical Singapore. We tried a rose wine from Cotes de Provence. Not the most complex of wines, but it was light and refreshing. At $7 a glass ($35 for bottle) it is good value for money.
We tried three main courses that day – a cheese burger ($19), half a rotisserie grilled chicken ($18) and pork belly ($16).
It is easy to describe our meal as the dishes had similar characteristics – competently prepared but did not have any distinctive qualities. The burger was probably the best of the three as it was the dish we would want to order again. The chicken was too bland. If only there was some gravy to go with it. The pork belly was not bad but the crackling was not crisp enough.
We only tried one dessert – the Rum Baba ($12). The cake part of this dessert was quite ordinary. What saved it was the strong alcoholic syrup saturating it. When eaten with the whipped cream and accompanying fruits, the sweet, “rummy” combination was rather pleasant. Ginett Singapore does serve a decent coffee ($5 each).
Overall we think Ginett Singapore is a place we would return to not because of the food, but because as a total package, it is an attractive place to meet up, have some drinks, catch up with friends and have something to eat in the process.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
Ginett Restaurant at G Hotel Singapore
200 Middle Road
Tel: +65 6809 7989
Openiing Hours: 7am till late, last order at 1030pm from Sundays to Mondays and 1130pm on Fridays and Saturdays