We were excited when we read in the Straits Times (Apr 9, 2017) that we could “Get the best of four worlds at Robinsons The Heeren, as Deliciae Hospitality Management brings three of its concepts – L’Entrecote The Steak & Fries Bistro, Sabio Tapas Bar and &Made Burger Bistro – to join Angela May Food Chapters restaurant at the mall“. Brunch at Angela May Food Chapters on a previous visit was an enjoyable experience and we liked Angela May restaurant. We headed to The Heeren recently looking forward to sampling the diverse food the new DHM food cluster had to offer.
Inviting Contemporary Space
Angela May Food Chapters is located on the 2nd level of Robinsons The Heeren. The entrance to the restaurant looked the same as when we last visited except that prominent signs of L’Entrecote, Sabio and &Made Burger had been added on the front wall panel of the restaurant. Not much change had been made to the interior – it was still a warm and inviting contemporary space.
Menu of Angela May Restaurant
We were greeted at the door and shown to our table. A menu was given to us but it looked rather limited. We asked if that was the only menu they had and the answer was a curt “yes”.
Here are photos of the current menu of Angela May Food Chapters. As you can see, the a la carte items for lunch and dinner are all listed on one page of the menu; and that includes the starters (or pre bites as they are called) and soup.
Dinner at Angela May Food Chapters
We were a little disappointed that we did not see any steaks, beef burgers or tapas on the menu, bur we proceeded to order a Savoury Choux ($5.90), Spiced Bulgogi Wraps ($28) and Trufled Asian Dumplings ($18).
There was a variety of Savoury Choux to choose from and we opted for the Minced Pork with Scallion Noodles Choux. It was very good. The choux pastry was delightfully light and crusty and the filling was delicious.
Angela May Restaurant’s Spiced Bulgogi Wraps were presented in an interesting way. Thin, marinated slices of beef were neatly arranged on a bed of leafy vegetables and bean sprouts and topped with mango salsa. The wraps looked like a floral arrangement. The taste did not match the exciting looks. The dish was nice but not so good that we would we think of having it again anytime soon.
The Truffled Asian Dumplings did not look like an attractive dish but it was the better of the two mains. The minimalist looking dish consisted of five pieces of dumplings with a oyster mushroom, tofu and water chestnuts filling, served with coconut cream and kaffir lime leaves. The skins were thin and smooth and the filling had a nice mix of texture and flavours. Each dumpling was a delicate delicious treat.
Besides the desserts on the menu, you can pick cakes and pastries on display at the counter. We had the raspberry white chocolate choux puff ($4.80) at the end of our light meal at Angela May Food Chapters. The gold dusted choux puff was light, with just a hint of tartness, and very enjoyable.
After dinner, we asked a friendly waitress how we could have enjoyed the “best of four worlds”. She told us that there were in fact 2 separate sections in the dining space. The front section housed the Angela May Food Chapters; and if you were there you could only order food from the Angela May Menu. The second section at the back of the Angela May Space was a duplex which housed L’Entrecote The Steak & Fries Bistro, Sabio Tapas Bar and &Made Burger Bistro – and if you were in that section, you could order food from the menus of all the 3 restaurants. Perhaps someone should have told us about that when we were entering the Angela May Restaurant; perhaps we should have asked earlier or should have read the Straits Times article more carefully. Anyway, now you know.
Notwithstanding the little misunderstanding, dinner at Angela May Food Chapters was a pleasant experience – beautiful space, friendly service and good food.
Overall Rating 4 TOPs
Angela May Food Chapters
Robinsons The Heeren #02-02
260 Orchard Road
Monday to Thursday: 11:30am -12 midnight
Saturday: 11am – 1am
Sunday: 11am – 12 midnight
Opening Hours: 10:30am – 10pm