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Review for Canopy Garden Dining & Bar

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Address: Bishan Park II, 1382 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, 569931
05 May 2014
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A wonderful place for a relaxing meal.

While Dempsey pitches itself as a nature inspired dining place,  few places have the verdant greenery that Bishan park or Canopy has.  It is indeed dining in a garden, even on the roof !

Food:  We ordered a huge variety of dishes:  Starters:  Caesar's salad, Tofu salad, Strawberr salad.  Mains:  Beef bourginon, seafood pasta, blackened salmon, veg vermicelli.  The highlights were the salads,  it is the place to go if you love salads and what a variety,  all fresh and great tasting.  The mains to recommend would be the beef bourginon,  seafood pasta.  They were deliciously prepared and steeped in sauce.  Improvements to the salmon could be done with less gravy in the veg serving,  tended to be soggy cabbage in the end (see photo).  

For desserts we decided to share as we were too full already.  Let me recommend the apple crumble with ice cream, chocolate brownie (dark chocolate and milk chocolate).

Value:  Lower than hotel prices or Dempsey prices, but pitched at the cafe price point.  The scenery and pleasant surroundings account for 50% of the price.

Service:  Pleasant, friendly and quick.

Ambience:  Top marks for t lovely cool place, with lots of greenery and few pedesterians walking around.  The canopy has a roof garden too, so remember to pop out and have a look at it.
Must Tries
Beef bourginon, Blackened salmon, Seafood pasta, All salads
Average Spend
$35 for 1 pax
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Nice place to hang out

I went to Canopy with my friends on Saturday, their fourth day of reopening. Totally fell in love with the new setting. They did a good job enhancing and creating a nice ambience - the glass windows gave the cafe natural light and allowed us to enjoy the tranquility and lush greenery of Bishan-AMK Park. Parking was also not a problem as there are lots of parking there.

We ordered the eggs benedict ($16) which we found was reasonably priced as compared with most cafes in Singapore which usually charge at least $18 to $20. We were there at noon and even though the cafe was quite busy, our three dishes came in less than 15 mins. The wait staff were friendly and knew their menu well. We'll definitely come back again and try their other dishes. 
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Very poor service and bad food

The only thing good about Canopy is the location ! We walked right into the trap seeing the quaint restaurant as we were biking through the Bishan park.

however, that's where the joy ride ended !! 

The he quality of the food was quite appalling. The burger we ordered was served cold and uncooked and on informing the manager, he just grilled the bun and served us back the same cold burger again.

we also ordered an eggs Benedict which was also served cold !! 

Dont nut recommend to anyone. There's a lovely place called Grub right down the biking track in the park and I highly recommend that you ride a couple of minutes to get there rather than stop at Canopy !


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Everyone here has postively reviewed The Canopy for having nice ambience. That was NOT my experience tonight. I was here with a friend to have some wine and conversation. One would think that a cafe in a park would be as serene as the park. But no. The manager told us that they change to "party" music after 10pm. Truth is, everyone was there for a quiet drink and conversation, not a party. The "party" music they played was rowdy gangsta rap. The repeated strains of "kill the b*tch!" & other choruses of vulgar expletives did exactly that: they killed the b*tch & her name is "Ambience".
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