Set Lunch at Bistro du Vin

Bistro du Vin

Entering Bistro du Vin at Shaw Centre, one immediately feels the atmosphere of an authentic French bistro. From the classic French items on the menu to the dark wood-paneled interior with the tiny marble-topped tables, the setting placed us in a warm, cosy mood for lunch.  As usual, the place is packed for lunch and we suspect the main reason for this is the very enticing set lunch that this bistro offers. Continue reading →

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Otto Locanda (Closed)

Walking into Otto Locanda at Maxwell Chambers from the bustling streets around Tanjong Pagar station is like stepping into a different world. The Tanjong Pagar-Maxwell area is generally very busy with lots of people rushing about as it is at the intersection of Anson Road-Shenton Way commercial areas. Otto Locanda is an Italian-style informal eating establishment and it is like an oasis of calm old world charm. There is a relaxing homely feel to the place with predominantly wood furnishing. There are interesting shelves lined with vintage items, olive oil containers, books and tableware. There is also an intimate bar area. Continue reading →

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Lunch at Jiang Nan Chun

Jiang Nan Chun is a Chinese restaurant located on the second floor of the Four Seasons Hotel.

At lunch time it offers a dim sum menu as well as a few set lunch options. Today we decided to go with the Set B.  As you can see from the pictures, Jiang Nan Chuan has refined the Chinese culinary experience beyond that of simply tasting good to a level akin to the Japanese experience of “eating with your eyes”.  The presentation of the food, the crockery used and the service were of a very high level.

Jiang Nan Chun

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Nara Thai Restaurant at Westgate, Singapore (outlet closed)

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(Update – the set lunch menu at Nara has been revised. See our updated review in Jan 2015 here).

Nara Thai restaurant, well known for its Boat Noodles and authentic Thai dishes, just opened a branch at #03-07 Westgate Mall. The original outlet at ION Orchard is known for its high quality ingredients and authentic traditional recipes. Decorated in a simple, almost zen-like interior, the restaurant had a welcoming atmosphere and has an extensive menu.
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