11 Jul 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower
First time writing a review on here. Thought it was necessary to balance out some of the negative ones that I've seen of the place.
It was our wedding anniversary so I thought how about a special lunch venue to start the day off. I practically read all of the reviews found here and was taken aback by how poorly the place was received. I mean so many people can't be wrong, right? Well apparently, for a ala carte lunch place, it was refreshingly good and well worth the price! And yes, my initial apprehension seeded by all of the negative reviews probably prepared me for the worst but I think Ku De Ta did well for my visit which is why I feel compelled to write this review!
First off, I placed a reservation a day earlier and was pleasantly surprised to get a positive reply within an hour or so. Ok good start. Arrived at the place about 15 minutes into my reservation time so I was borderline late but luckily there's no afternoon crowd. *bad sign surely?
Well it turns out, the tables started filling up mid way through our lunch, so perhaps we were earlier than the typical lunch crowd. Placed our orders for mains and drinks, started arriving in 5 minutes, all is well at this point. Service staff don't smile like they've just had their teeth done but I wouldn't say they were not polite. Pretty attentive to our needs, suggested water without having to be asked. Cleaned up my table after I spilled some fish roe on it.
Ok so now the first piece of bad news. The food while not bad isn't quite posh standard which is what one would expect of a joint high up in the sky. However, if I discount 20% for the privilege of dining on the 57th floor of the most impressive piece of restaurant real estate in Singapore, I would give it a 7 out of 10. I think most of the problem lies in the presentation or lack of it. It seems the chef is not too bothered with plating and pretty much just lets the food rest whereever it chooses to. Taste wise, it was good, especially the dessert which was some concoction of sweet cream with mixed seeds and nuts (looked like bird feed to me. Lol) topped off with some beer foam.
The icing on the cake for our visit must be the surprise Happy Anniversary dessert - Brownie with cream and marshmallows. The wife loved it.
We asked if we would head outside for some pictures before we left and the answer was a yes with just a reminder to avoid the tables with guests. No biggie. Took our pics and left.
So there you have it boys and girls. A pretty good experience all round. Perhaps it was the lunch time crew being exceptionally well behaved, perhaps you could say I went in with low expectations and came away satisfied because I was prepared for bad service. But there's no running away from the fact that the wife and I enjoyed our anniversary luncheon and will definitely go back again.