FiSK Seafood Bar & Market – new restaurant at Novotel (former Pinetree Club location)

FiSK Seafood Bar & Market is a new restaurant at Novotel Singapore on Stevens, one of two new hotels that now stand on the site of the former Pinetree Club on Stevens Road.  The other new hotel is Mercure Singapore on Stevens. The people behind Fisk is seafood distributor Snorre Food Pte Ltd. According to the Fisk website, “Fisk Seafoodbar & Market is a restaurant and retail concept where you can dine and shop for cold water seafood and Norwegian products all in one place”.  We stopped by to have lunch at the Seafood Bar and to check out the Market.

Fisk Seafood Bar & Market
Fisk Seafood Bar & Market
Fisk Seafood Bar
Fisk Seafood Bar & Market
The restaurant area at Fisk Seafood

The Fisk Seafood Bar is more than just a bar. It is a small restaurant. The  Scandinavian inspired decor is simple and pleasant. The high ceiling and big windows give it a bright spacious feel. Cooking is done in the open, behind two small counters. The ventilation is effective – we did not leave the restaurant with any fishy smell.

Fisk Seafood Bar & Market

Fisk Seafood Bar Menu

The lunch menu at Fisk Seafood Bar & Market is simple and focused. A few fresh and cured seafood items were offered and a lunch set menu from which diners can opt to go for two, three or four courses at $28, $33 and $38 respectively. Another main course choice, not in the menu, steamed smoked salmon was available. There being the two of us, we tried everything in the set lunch menu.

The appetizer, trout tartare and the creamed fish and shellfish soup were both excellent. Beautifully presented and great tasting. The seafood soup was creamy and rich. It can rival the lobster bisque served at good French restaurants in Singapore. The starters were indeed impressive.

The main courses that followed did not have the momentum of the starters. The salmon was an unusual dish. Smoked salmon that was steamed, coated with a thick pepper sauce. It came with a bowl of rice topped with a fried egg. The pepper sauce had a heavy flavour.  The rice came in handy to dilute the salty taste of the fish. The best part of this dish was the vegetables.

The other main course – Atlantic Cod Curry was better. This dish was accompanied by rice but without an egg. The curry was mild, but enough to spice things up. The cod was fresh and went well with the curry.

The dessert  was apple crumble. It looked very pretty.The apple bits were delicious but came in small pieces.  There were more crumbles than apple.  Overall it was a small but good tasting dessert.

Here is a picture of the first page from the wine list. We decided on the German riesling ($15)  from the wine by the glass section.  It was pretty good with the seafood that we had that day.

Fisk Seafood Market

The Market part of the Fisk Seafood Bar & Market takes up more space than the bar. You will notice the huge chandelier made from lobster traps. In addition to seafood and fish, the place stocks quite a range of other food items such as vegetables, slice oil and wine. It is like a grocer but it was the cold water fishes that were the most impressive items on display.

Fisk Seafood Market
Fisk Seafood Market

FiSK Seafoodbar & Market

Ratings:
Food: 4
Service: 4
Value: 3
Atmosphere: 3
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs 4 tops

 

FiSK Seafoodbar & Market
30 Stevens Road #01-01,
Singapore 257840

Chope Restaurant Reservation

Tel: +65 6732 0711

Opening Hours:
Seafood Bar
Monday: 11:30am to 7:00pm
Tuesday – Saturday: 11:30am to 4:30pm / 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Sunday: 11:30am to 7:00pm

Seafood Market
Monday to Sunday 10:00am to 7:00pm

Website

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