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Summary

Overall RatingBased on 6 reviews
Food/Drink3.9
Value4.1
Ambience4.2
Service4.2
$28/pax
81 Platter, Ozaki Wagyu Beef, beer, tapas, BBQ pork ribs, alfresco dining, hand cut fries, wines View all
Business Dining, Dinner, After Work, Ala Carte, Alfresco/Outdoor Dining, Chillout View all
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Farm to Table Cafe at 81 Duxton

Food/Drink 3 | Value 3 | Ambience 3 | Service 3
Total Reviews: 617

The Farm to Table Cafe is a quaint little cafe located at 83 Duxton Road, Duxton Hotel, Singapore 089540 and the number to dial is 6225 4381. Despite its rather elegant exterior, complete with plants parting at steps leading up, and golden door handles, the interior is actually pretty chill, with an artistic touch and cosy tones (of foresty hues). It was a little warm despite the soothing hues, but when we pointed it out and the restaurant manager shut the doors leading into Duxton Hotel's lobby, the temperature cooled gradually.

The first item we tried was the Open Chicken Sandwich (SGD$14.00) - chunks of chicken breast in homemade herb mayonnaise , with sliced avocado, eggs, tomato on sourdough bread. The sourdough crust was very hard so I couldn't cut it, and had to eat the sandwich with my hands.

This sandwich comes with crunchy chicken breast cubes and the herb mayonnaise is light yet distinctly detecable. The combined flavors and textures of sourdough, egg, buttery avocado, crunchy chicken cubes infused with herb mayonnaise and sourish juicy tomatoes was a taste cacophony of delight.

Next, we tried tried their signature Farmers Burger (SGD$18.00) plus avocado (SGD$4.00) - grass fed beef patty on sesame bun , maple bacon relish, cheddar, tomato, lettuc and Farm to Table signature mayonnaise. We changed the hot potato fries to Truffle Fries.

The truffle fries were pretty bland and I deduced that I'd prefer shoe-string fries anytime. The beef patty was somewhat dry, with a light touch of sweet beef flavor. Coupled with the rest of the ingredients on this tall burger, the overall taste was quite all right - not outstanding in any manner, but a subtle play of flavors burst. I thought the onions taste was too overpowering - followed me all the way back to office.

For more detailed information and photos, please feel free to visit:
http://thearcticstar.blogspot.sg/2014/07/lunch-at-farm-to-table-cafe.html


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Most helpful reviews for (Closed) 81 Duxton

great service!

Food/Drink 4 | Value 4 | Ambience 5 | Service 5
Total Review: 1

just here for a cappucino.. 
but am very impressed with the service from the staff that gave me a good afternoon!
thanks.


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definitely a hidden gem

Food/Drink 5 | Value 5 | Ambience 5 | Service 5
Total Reviews: 4

Love the service, food and the atmosphere here! Great place to relax and a wide variety of amazing food and drinks to choose from. Will visit here again! :-)


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Quite possibly the worst restaurant in Singapore

Food/Drink 1 | Value 1 | Ambience 1 | Service 1
Total Review: 1

Was actually quite looking forward to trying out a new restaurant.... Big mistake! We should've know better the restaurant being empty on a Saturday night. But hey let's keep an open mind.....

The service was a bit haphazard, still it's about the taste in the mouth so nevermind. 

We ordered the house salad..... Roast pumpkin, roast tomatoes, olives and beans.... Sounds nice except when they start using canned beans, pickled onions and the pumpkin being cold from the fridge. Quite a bad start!

Next we ordered: Wagyu Beef (Ozaki!) and smoked lamb chops....

1. The smoked lamb tasted 'alright'. Except they didn't bother to french them and 80% of the lamb was pure fat...
2. They killed a perfectly good quality wagyu steak.... Some basic cooking skills were lacking. Underseared, as a result the steak tasted boiled.. On top of that medium rare was overdone instead.

The staff didn't even notice anything wrong.... How could you not!!!! We didn't even finish our meal nor our wine. All for the total price of $300, thank you very much..

Do yourself a favour and AVOID this place... if we collectively boycott this place maybe it will close down and at least the average quality of Singapore food will go up by a couple of notches.






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Highly Recommended

Food/Drink 4 | Value 5 | Ambience 5 | Service 5
Total Reviews: 20

One of the best restaurants i visited so far.  I really love the wagyu beef steak, it was well cooked and the sauce was just perfect. Definitely not like any other steak out there. The food was serve fast and the waiter is very approachable. Definitely going to recommend such a place, i'll bring my wife with me next time.


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