We wish our Singapore readers a Happy National Day 2019! We thought that it would be an appropriate day to write about the Majulah Singapura Pizza at the new Blue Label Pizza & Wine at Mandarin Gallery along Orchard Road. True to its name, the decor is mostly blue and they serve mostly pizza and wines.
We might not have noticed the Blue Label Pizza & Wine at Mandarin Gallery if we were not looking for it. The external wall of the restaurant is simply a plain blue panel. Only the glass door and the hardly visible name on it gave away its identity. It is quite exciting to try a restaurant like this for the first time as we did not know what to expect.
There are currently two Blue Label outlets in Singapore. The other one is at Ann Siang Road. They are run by the folks behind Luke’s Oyster Bar & Chop House. The restaurants share the same DNA – photogenic interiors and retro (70s and 80s) music, eg the Bee Gees. You can read about our visit to the Luke’s outlet at Robinson’s (The Heeren) here.
The parade of wine glasses and bottles of Tabasco sauce/chilli flakes on the tables indicate the two things that dominate the menu – wine and pizza.
The wine list at Blue Label is quite modest but probably contains enough variety to satisfy most people. What is commendable is the availability of some wines by half bottles which is so useful for people who don’t drink that much or have to drive after the meal. Here is a sample page from the wine list.
Here are pictures of the Blue Label Pizza food menu. As National Day was around the corner we decided on the Majullah Singapura pizza, the J-Dog pizza and some chicken wings as starters.
The chicken wings with honey garlic sauce ($14 for 6) was unremarkable.
The Majulah Singapura pizza ($38) was listed as a Blue Label Special. It was a thin crust pizza with a chilli crab base, topped with bits of crab, scallion and mozarella. The chilli crab sauce base was slightly spicy and sweet. I think it was a fairly good interpretation of chilli crab for use on a pizza. There were decently sized chunks of crab, the taste of which goes well with the sprinkling of scallions. Overall it was a pleasant tasting, light and elegant pizza. I am not sure if it is a permanent item or was on the menu only for the National Day season.
The J-Dog pizza ($35) at Blue Label was a complete contrast with the other one. This was topped with a lot of meat items – pork sausage, bacon and pepperoni. This was a muscular and robust pizza. Each pizza had a very different personality that day and we thought we did well to order them for contrast.
Overall, our lunch at Blue Label Blue Label Pizza & Wine at Mandarin Gallery was an enjoyable one. We thought that the pizzas were quite pricey, but I suppose someone has to pay for the nice decor and location.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
Blue Label Pizza & Wine
333A Orchard Rd, #03-02 Mandarin Gallery
Opening Hours: 11:30 am till 11 pm
Nearby MRT Station: Somerset
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