HungryGoWhere Singapore Food Guide, Restaurants, Eating Guide and Reviews - HGW
Search the site
0%46%100%35 votes

The Cornerstone

2.3

Eatability rating

22 reviews

Write a review
AmericanBeerDessertsWesternWine
Lying admist the tropical greenery of Bishan Park is this casual 160-seater bistro with outdoor tables along the corridor, indoor seatings and private rooms. The Cornerstone offers a comprehensive children's menu, homemade pastas, finger food and mains.

Daily: 12:00 - 22:30

+65 65547230
$24 based on 35 submissions
Alfresco/Outdoor Dining (9 votes), After Work (6 votes), Children/Family (4 votes)
Share on
4

Really nice desserts

See the full review with pictures here.   The spam fries were sort of weird. They weren’t really salty and for some bizarre reason, they were battered. I’ve had spam fries at both Park and Relish and both of them leveraged on the superior power of spam to produce crispy skin. Why would anyone batter spam to make spam chips??   The deep fried calamari came in this extremely tiny serving and was only $2  less than the grilled Hokkaido squid which was tender and perfectly charred. Definitely order this and not the calamari, which was over cooked and whose batter masks the taste.   I had the spaghetti bolognese, which has a really rich bolognese sauce that is not that tomato-ey. Rather similar to the real deal in Italy, although they use a less complex blend of meats. Still, commendable, and one of the best I’ve had in Singapore.   The grilled cod was served on a banana leaf and was really tasty. It’s a pretty small fillet though, good for one person. They use regular cod you can get from the market though, not black cod/sablefish so the skin doesn’t crisp up like in japanese restaurants.   The two pudding platter consists of a bread & butter pudding and a hazelnut pudding. I liked this least out of the 3 types of desserts that we ordered. The hazelnut pudding in particular is pretty carb-y. If you like some savoury in your desserts the bread and butter pudding is for you.   I really liked this chocolate lava cake. Below the piping hot crust is a pool of liquid chocolate batter that is rather dark and not too sweet. It’s pretty large so 2 people can share it. In fact the same can be said for most of the desserts here.   This is the cake that G booked us a table at this restaurant for. We shared 3 of this inbetween us. I really like the sugar wafer and the earl grey mousse was so creamy and amazing. This is a must try if you are a fan of tea flavoured desserts (or even just chocolate desserts). The plating is so pretty too.   One of the most notable things about this restaurant is that there is a huge mirror right above the patissiere’s table just so diners can watch as she crafts and plates the desserts. That’s a rather novel concept and works far better at whetting the appetite than any appetizers/amuse bouches/aperitifs I’ve had. It makes you ensure that you leave enough room for dessert when you order!

The HGW community like this place for...

  • Beer Batter Fish & Chips1 vote
  • salmon steak1 vote
Community submitted Favourites:
Overall
Based on 22 reviews
Food/Drink
Value
Ambience
Service
Food
Coffee
Drinks
Services
Ambience
Value
Quality
Location

Similar Listings

Have something to say? Write a review.
Overall
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Delete Photo

Are you sure you want to delete this photo?

Latest Community Reviews:
• 13 Feb 2015 • 4 reviews • 0 follower

Follow up review... food intoxication

Overall
Food
Coffee
Drinks
Services
Ambience
Value
Quality
Location
Followed by food intoxication 4 hours later... really how bad can it get... we didnt even finish the food yet still managed to get food poisoning... must be some potent stuff...but honestly...the food we had was not fresh at all.
Overall
Food/Drink
Value
Ambience
Service
• 13 Feb 2015 • 4 reviews • 0 follower

Kitchen Nightmare

Overall
Food
Coffee
Drinks
Services
Ambience
Value
Quality
Location
Poor service, cold food thats not fresh... had the stew beef with mash and the bbq chicken with fries... where to begin... beef and mash were cold upon arrival, too much salt on the beef and not enough on the mash.... The chicken, again cold, was doused in an industrial sauce, the chicken smelled like it had been sitting in the freezer for awhile. Fries were overcooked and oily, probably refried them a couple of times before serving... service... well we were sitting inside and rendered completely invisible...
Overall
Food/Drink
Value
Ambience
Service
• 10 Jan 2015 • 1 review • 0 follower

Hurt by broken glasses but no concern shown by staff!

Overall
Food
Coffee
Drinks
Services
Ambience
Value
Quality
Location
Had a gathering on Friday night & a tempered glass on top of the table shattered. 3 of us were cut by the shattered glass but instead of showing concern, staff tried to blame us for causing the shatter. Luckily a patron next to us witnessed & confirmed that the glass shattered on its own. Such uncaring & poor customer service & food was just above average only!
Overall
Food/Drink
Value
Ambience
Service

Singapore Food Guides

What to Eat
There is so much more you can do with crabs than just dousing them in chilli sauce. Singapore has gotten very creative with her crustacean dishes – from green chilli crab and crab cakes to butter crab, bee hoon and dumplings
What to Eat
This Serangoon Gardens food centre may be smaller in size to the average, but the food choices there do not disappoint, especially for the dinner and supper crowd. Here are recommendations on what to eat
What to Drink
The slightly bitter, finely ground powder of processed green tea may be had in cakes, drinks, iced desserts and more. Here are 17 ways to get your matcha fix in Singapore
What to Eat
For adventurous eaters or those who want a change from the usual chicken, beef or pork, there are restaurants and butchers in Singapore that offer unusual, mostly farmed, meats such as turtle, kangaroo, even shark
What to Eat
HungryGoWhere checks into Hotel Clover at Jalan Sultan to eat our way through the food-filled neighbourhood packed with Malay eats, hipster cafes, acclaimed hawkers and trendy bars
What to Eat
April 2015 marks the kick-off of this 12-month-long affordable dining program that pairs renowned visiting chefs with Singapore-based heavyweights. We tell you how stellar six-course meals can all be yours for $100
Critics' Reviews
Eggs. They come in all shapes, sizes, colours and varieties: white, brown, free range, barn-laid, small, large and extra large. Some come with Omega 3, others with selenium and carrot. We makes sense of it all.
What to Eat
Bingsu ice shavings, sweet rice cakes and toasts invade the cafes here. Not typically offered in traditional Korean meals, desserts are served only during special occasions as refreshments, but in Singapore, the tables are turned
What to Drink
Singapore’s Chinatown is spilling over with good food and drinks: from top-notch fine dining to hawker centre stalwarts, cocktails to traditional regional staples. Here’s where to get what