Majestic Bay Seafood Restaurant is a Chinese restaurant at Gardens by the Bay. It is a sister restaurant of the more established Majestic Restaurant in the city. Located right at the foot of the Flower Dome and close to the Cloud Forest, Majestic Bay is well placed to attract the hordes of hungry tourists visiting the Gardens and looking for Chinese food to eat. We were there recently for lunch and found out that the Gardens by the Bay is indeed a very popular place.
The above picture was taken at 11.30 am when the restaurant first opened. The picture below was taken 15 minutes later. The Majestic Bay Chinese restaurant was transformed from a tranquil place into a congested noisy space in minutes.
Majestic Bay Seafood Restaurant Menu
There were various options for lunch. Diners can pick up a $10 box lunch, opt for a dim sum set lunch or order ala carte, which was what we did. Here are pictures of some pages from the Majestic Bay Seafood Restaurant menus.
The deep-fried soft shell crab ($15) kicked off our lunch. It was nice and tasty. We finished it quite quickly. If we had only known that it was going to be the best dish at lunch that day, we would have eaten slower and savoured it more.
The chilli crab meat buns had a good pastry cover but the filling was a disappointment. The sweetish filling had a faint seafood taste, but did not taste like chilli crab to us.
The crispy pancake ($5.50) and sesame rolls ($6) were fine but unremarkable.
The honey pork buns were one of the better items that day, even they were served on a chipped plate. They were like char siew bao, but encased in a bread covering. Some honey coated the top of each bun, adding a further layer of sweet taste. We thought that the extra honey was unnecessary as the char siew bun was actually very good without the added sweetness.
The crabmeat fried rice ($32) was quite tasty, but the little pieces of crab were few and far in between. We thought that this was a rather expensive bowl of fried rice.
Finally, we just had to order one of the yellow ducking which contained nutella and yam paste. Our duckling looked severely over-weight and gave us a smug look as it posed for the photo. Still, it was not easy to eat such an adorable thing. But we had to do what we had to do. The taste was actually quite good.
Apart from the food, lunch at Majestic Bay Seafood Restaurant also provided us an opportunity to look at two things. First some real live Empurau fish that can cost more than $1,000 each. These expensive fish were in the news recently when they were featured in the bill of a $200,000 dinner in another Chinese restaurant. We also had a chance to see some plastic dinosaurs in the grounds of the Gardens by the Bay.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
Majestic Bay Seafood Restaurant
Gardens By The Bay
18 Marina Gardens Drive #01-10
Tel: +65 6604 6604
Lunch 11:30am – 3:00pm
Dinner 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Nearby Stations : Bayfront