Birthday celebration lunch at Lawry’s Singapore

Lawry’s Singapore is one of the names that often comes up when someone asks what is a good steak place in Singapore. For years, since their early days in Paragon, Lawry’s The Prime Rib Singapore has been serving their prime ribs in Singapore with their special style of service. They moved to Mandarin Gallery when this mall opened. Attracted by their birthday month promotion, we were there for lunch for a simple birthday lunch celebration.

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The Providore Mandarin Gallery cafe – improved and reopened Aug 2016

The Providore Mandarin Gallery cafe that overlooks Orchard Road has recently undergone some changes and has reopened, bright and refreshed. Although there is some gloom in the retail scene on Orchard Road because of cautious consumers and reduced tourism (see Straits Times article Cautious consumers, falling retail sales, high cost and strong dollar leading to empty malls ),  it is still hard to get an indoor table at the Providore cafe. They must be doing something right.

The Providore - Mandarin Gallery cafe

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Hashida Garo – a refreshing new Japanese dining concept in Singapore (Closed)

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Hashida Garo, a new Japanese restaurant in Mandarin Gallery, is quite unlike any other Japanese eatery in Singapore. The description of the new restaurant on its website, “a place where desserts meet art” was intriguing. We could see that this was no ordinary dessert restaurant when we checked out Hashida Garo.

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Breakfast at The Providore, Mandarin Gallery

The Providore

The folks at The Providore have certainly made a success of their foray into the cafe business at Mandarin Gallery. Even with new competition, they continue to enjoy a strong following. They have expanded the Mandarin Gallery outlet and opened a new one along Orchard Road at Tangs (see our post The Providore Cafe at Tangs). We went to their outlet at Mandarin Gallery on a weekday morning and almost every table indoor was occupied.
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