Collin’s is a local Singapore award-winning F&B brand that will appeal to those looking for good affordable Western food in a pleasant setting with full table service. Its new restaurant, Collin’s Gastro Dining in PLQ Mall, is one of the most popular eateries in the recently opened mall. Singaporeans know a good deal when they see one. The unpretentious restaurant offers quality Western cuisine at very affordable prices.
Collin’s Gastro Dining at PLQ
The remarkable Singapore story of Collin’s started in 2012 when chef Collin Ho opened a Western food stall in Geylang. Today there are more than 20 Collin’s outlets in Singapore. It also has presence in Jakarta and Phnom Penh. Their formula of serving “premium Western cuisine at pocket-friendly prices for the masses” seems to resonate with Singaporeans looking for good deals, judging from the queues at the new Collin’s Gastro Dining in PLQ Mall.
Collin’s in PLQ Mall is a casual restaurant and bar. It offers a slightly more upscale dining experience relative to the typical Collin’s restaurants. Collin’s in PLQ has a display of aged beef and a wine rack right at the entrance. The interior design creates a warm and inviting restaurant that enables the space to transition from daytime to nighttime with ease.
The menu of Collin’s is extensive. The magazine-style menu has many pages. About 20 to 30 percent of the restaurant menu will change from time to time. New items are introduced as chef Collin teams up with overseas chefs to create innovative and interesting items so that even repeat diners can find a range of new options. Below are pictures of a few pages of the menu at Collin’s PLQ.
Lunch at Collin’s Gastro Dining
We visited the new restaurant at Paya Lebar Quarter for lunch recently. There was a weekday lunch deal where we could enjoy a free drink or dessert or a side with any main course ordered. A $2 addon for premium items is available.
We ordered the signature crispy chicken cutlet ($15) and spaghetti alio olio ($15) and selected a salad and an iced lemon tea as the free side and drink.
The signature crispy chicken cutlet came with fries, coleslaw, salad and corn cob. The chicken had a really crispy outer layer and the meat inside was moist and tender. Plating could probably be better, otherwise, there was really nothing to complain about. It was a good value dish
The spaghetti alio olio with prawns and mushrooms was as good as similar pasta dish we had tried in some Italian restaurants. The spaghetti cooked in garlic-infused oil had nice flavours and good texture. It was simple comfort food that was enjoyable.
Good Food at a Good Price
Most know the theoretical keys of a successful restaurant – Good Space, Good Staff, Good Food at a Good Price. Collin’s has a plan incorporating those key factors – to offer premium Western cuisine at pocket-friendly prices in a setting where friends and families can indulge in good food and company – and they have executed the plan well. With full table service, friendly staff and pleasant dining space, it is easy to like Collin’s Gastro Dining in PLQ Mall. Add an extensive menu of quality Western cuisine at affordable prices to the mix and you will have Singaporeans queuing up to eat in the restaurant.
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs
PLQ Mall #B1-01
10 Paya Lebar Road
Opening Hours: 10 am – 11 pm
Nearby MRT Station: Paya Lebar
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