ANDES is a brand of the popular Astons which is known for its value-for-money steaks. ANDES by Astons at Viva Business Park is a “no pork no lard concept” of the regular Astons steakhouse, offering steaks, chicken, burgers, fish and most other items on Astons’ menu.
We visited ANDES when it opened its first outlet in Joo Chiat (see our post Andes by Astons – new steakhouse in Joo Chiat). The Joo Chiat premises had since been taken over by another new concept of the Astons group – East Treasure.
ANDES at Viva Business Park
ANDES by Astons at Viva Business Park in Chai Chee is much more spacious than the old Joo Chiat outlet. The wild wild west theme is the same. At ANDES in Viva Business Park, you order and pay at the counter and the food will be served to the table you are assigned.
According to MUIS website – ANDES is a certified Halal eating establishment.
The menu of ANDES is quite extensive. Steaks, chicken, fish, burgers, pastas and more are on the menu. Below are pictures of ANDES menu.
Fish & Chips
We ordered a Crispy Fried Fish ($11.50) and we could choose two side dishes. We asked for French fries and BBQ Beans. The food was served after a wait of about 10 to 15 minutes.
The plate of fish and chips with BBQ beans looked quite plain and ordinary. The only remarkable thing was that the piece of fish was large. The breaded fish fillet was served with a wedge of lemon and tartar sauce. It was well cooked and had a nice crispy outer layer. Tastewise, it was about what you would expect at that price point – not gourmet stuff but good enough.
Prime Sirloin Steak
We also had the Prime Sirloin Steak ($16.90), with coleslaw and rice as side dishes. Both the side dishes were quite substantial and were tasty. The beef was of reasonable quality and was cooked to the doneness specified. As long as you are not expecting dreamy stuff of juicy meat releasing complex flavours with each bite, you would not be disappointed with the steak served by ANDES.
ANDES by Astons is another one of those places that would charge you for plain water. Instead of paying for plain water, we decided to pay $2 for hot tea instead. The logic for our behaviour is suspect; but then again so is the logic for charging for serving water from the tap.
The water issue aside, ANDES’ prices are very reasonable. The prices stated in the menu are nett prices. ANDES by Astons is a good value for money restaurant for family meals and for those with healthy appetite.
Overall Rating: 3TOPs
ANDES Viva Business Park
750 Chai Chee Road
Tel: +65 6636 4465
Opening Hours: 11.30 am – 10 pm
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