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One of my favourite restaurant in Singapore, in term of ambiance. The price tag is a little more expensive but it's the perfect place for a romantic date. It’s always a pleasure to visit Alkaff Mansion. Despite the higher-than-average price tag, it’s truly a different dining experience that is reasonable to pay for the extra bucks. There is no pressure to leave right after dining. Grab a patio couch near the outdoor fountain area that’s dimly lit with a tea light and enjoy the rest of the night under the moonlight. This place will always be at the back of my head when my friends ask for recommendation for a classy romantic dinner venue.
We ordered 2 pasta that are in the menu but after finishing the first round of pan cakes, we still have to wait more then 30min then the staff told us that the chief will only appear after 11.30am so we can't have the pasta. If it's not available, shouldn't it be stated in the menu. And the staff should know or inform us after the order has been placed with the kitchen. very disappointed with the services.
I was there recently with my Fiance, my experience was excellent,from the entrance till we left the place.
Besides that it is a magnificent beauty,the food and the service on that night,made our day!
Keep it up!
We are planning to celebrate our wedding at Alkaff Mansion!
A place to go back,very often!
I have always wanted to write this review a long time ago....And the main reason being...this is a very special review personally, as I was a regular cusomer of Alkaff since two decades ago till it's demise in 2003...
Secondly, I was the very first customer when this place reopened officially on the first day of business by the new owner ( LHN Group )..
Back in the 90's, Alkaff Restaurant was the brainchild of Mr Ong Beng Seng....thru his Hilton hotel group, spent a fortune to revamping this once deserted place back to it's former glory...However, due to the economic downturn and SARS epidemic....OBS decided to call it a day in 2003 when the lease was up...
Now fast forward 2011...and after a long hiatus of renovation, and countless design changes...a big budget of S$8 million....Alkaff Mansion is back ! Yes...the grand old dame is back !!!
I've tried breakfast, lunch and dinner at this establishment, and I can say they have never failed to impress me as a consumer..
The man running the show..aka Mr Gabriele is a friendly Italian chap who's the brain behind the ever changing menu that's more hits then misses..
Let me recommend some of the dishes worth trying :
1) Smoked sturgeon with crab salad : A must try
2) Crispy Duck Foie Gras : Done the Italian style...not bad
3) Pappardelle with wild boar ragout : A Personal Fav of mine
4) Angel Hair Pasta With Prawns : This is not on the menu...but it can be ordered and another highly recommended dish
5) Alkaff Signature Tiramisu : Good
All in all..I always have a soft spot for Alkaff for 2 decades....this time round...It's even better then ever....And for those romantic couples out there...this is the place for the guy to pop the question....And yes...starting this Fri...there will be a singer there to liven this place up just like the good old 1920's....Bravo LHN, Gabriele and the crew of Alkaff....you guys have done it again !
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Introducing the Monthly Italian Gourmet Buffet in Alkaff Mansion. This buffet will showcase the popular dishes from Sunday Prosecco Brunch, as well as the scrumptious Italian Grigliata Grill plus bar at Alkaff Mansion Ristorante. The Italian Gourmet Buffet dinner is available only on the third Thursday of the month, unless announced otherwise through social media.
The highlights of The Great Italian Gourmet Buffet are:
Coffin Bay Oysters. This South Australian Oysters are fresh and plum. I like my oysters simple, with a touch of lemon. You can taste the simple freshness of the oyster when it glides down your throat. A good start to the buffet.
Carpaccio. There are a few selection of carpaccio in the antipasti, such as Wagyu Beef Carpaccio, Tuna Carpaccio with Orange & Black Olives, and Octopus Carpaccio with Orange & Balsamic Reduction. Our pick is the Wagyu Beef Carpaccio, not commonly available, where the thinly sliced beef just melts in your mouth with the tangy dressing. Yum Yum.
Mozzarella Cheese. The perennial favourite dish Mozzarella Cheese with Tomato & Basil. We just can't say no to it. The soft texture of the cheese, sliced sweet tomatoes and aroma of the basil definitely our pick for cheese salad combo any day.
Pizza. A must try here. No matter what toppings they put on it, the combination of thin crust, marinara sauce and generous mozzarella cheese just made it delizioso.
Lamb Rack. The Lamb Rack with Sardinian Vermentino, The lamb was tender and succulent, as it was marinated with Italian white wine. The balance of the fats and meat is just spot on. Though the 36-hour marinated Beef Striploin is good, but it just can't beat the lamb. We are guilty of finishing about one rack of lamb here.
Grilled Sardinian Octopus. To be exact grilled Sardinian octopus leg. Not the first time that we tried this in Alkaff Mansion, but not the one to be miss. Slightly hard to chew on this time around, but still give a pleasant taste.
Desserts. The chocolate desserts are ... Chocolategasm!!! There is a special chocolate cake, which basically infused with chilli. Yup Cake with chilli. The people here just love their chilli surprise, just like the chilli mix in the cocktail, named Alkaff Potion. (Please note that some of the chocolate cake contain coffee, if you are allergic to coffee like LD, you might have to check on the content in the dish dessert).
LD's favourite is the chocolate profiteroles. This bit size desserts is just so irresistible, you just pop it in your mouth one at a time. Yum Yum.
Overall, it was definitely a pleasant experience to be back in Alkaff Mansion. The food definitely top notch and so does the service. So check out the details below, as well as the menu for the buffet. Ciao!! Cheers!!
Thank you very much Alkaff Mansion Ristorante and H3(Cube) for the tasting invitation.
This was my first time at Alkaff Mansion. I was with my girlfriend for a romantic night out, and the place certainly delivered.
I ordered the salmon cappacio, sliced beef tenderloin and the suckling pig. The beef was tender and absolutely delicious. The pork crisp and juicy.
The only hiccup of the night was when we found a small caterpillar on one of the salads. Upon notifying the servers, they immediately changed the dish for us, and gave us a new table. One of the staff, Kenneth, on noticing that we still felt slightly uneasy about the new salad, brought a dish of cooked vegetables, on the house.
Kudos to them for the great service, I was very impressed.