Pete’s Place Grand Hyatt Hotel must be one of the oldest Italian restaurants in Singapore. Whether it is the buffet, the credit card promotion or the consistently good food, it seems that this restaurant is able to attract the crowds after all these years. It lies at the basement of the hotel that is along Scott’s Road, just off the main Orchard Road thoroughfare. One gets to Pete’s Place by going down this small staircase. It is not the most obvious of restaurants. Some visitors may frequent Grand Hyatt several times without even noticing this Italian restaurant.
Going down the staircase was like walking down into a cellar. Indeed, Pete’s Place looks like a cellar. Dark and traditional in decor, the place looks like nothing much had changed since the last time we visited more than 20 years ago.
Buffet Lunch at Pete’s Place, Grand Hyatt
Don’t be fooled by the emptiness of the restaurant in these photos. These were taken at the tail end of lunch time. There were many people when we first stepped foot into Pete’s Place. Many were there for the buffet lunch which costs $40++ per person. For those with a smaller appetite, there is a “plant based lunch” buffet lunch option which costs $32 ++ per head. Diners get access to the same buffet spread except the meat items. We did not try the buffet, but here are some pictures of part of the buffet spread for those interested.
A la carte lunch menu at Pete’s Place
We are small eaters and therefore do not usually go for buffets. We selected three items from the a la carte menu. Here are pictures of the Pete’s Place menu and drinks list. There is currently a UOB Visa Infinity credit card promotion which we believe has a role to play in attracting the weekday lunch crowd to this restaurant. As with all credit card promotions, it is best to check the conditions and confirm that it is still on before making your visit.
The bread table was open to all diners and we helped ourselves to the wide variety of bread and various types of butter.
The Parmigiana di Melanzane ($16) was a good item from the antipasti segment of the menu. The taste of baked eggplant and mozzarella cheese were topped off with fresh mint leaves.
The mushroom pizza ($20) was a large one which we could not finish. Half of it was packed home. The taste while, not spectacular, was pretty good.
The highlight of our lunch were the lamb chops ($30). There were juicy and generous in size.
Overall, it was a nice nostalgic lunch at Pete’s Place. The one person dines free promotion by UOB VISA Infinity meant a 50% discount for a party of two persons, which made the meal even more delicious. The prices indicated above are before applying the discount.
Overall Rating : 4 TOPs
Grand Hyatt Singapore,
10 Scotts Road,
Singapore 228211 Map
Mon-Sat: 12-2:30pm, 6-10:30pm
Sun: 11:30am-2:30pm, 6-10:30pm
Nearby MRT Station: Orchard
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