Sun & PH - Thu: 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat: 11:00 - 23:00
Eve of PH: 11:00 - 23:00
Located at Orchard Central, MEDZ has a dining concept with eight gourmet stations offering Spanish, Moroccan, French, Turkish, Greek and Mediterranean cuisine.
Hidden in the basement B2 of Orchard Central, is this assortment of Mediterranean food stalls. Using the same cashless card concept ala Marche, it's a casual self-serve style, which can disrupt the table time conversation a little. But there are benefits too like more variety and the anticipation of wondering around and deciding what to eat. The ambience is good and highlighted by the ornate turkish lights, which caught our attention and many others too it seemed.
Coming to the food, after an exploratory survey we opted for turkish, which seemed to be the most popular stall. It's reassuring to see two very turkish looking gentlemen in the kitchen, making me feel it should be authentic. Somehow we both settled on the chicken kebab (served in the pancake), with a variety of sauces - garlic, chilli, yoghurt. Quite a few other menu options to come back for, I also had my eye on the lamb hot plate and burgul rice side.
While waiting for the kebabs I wondered across to the Med Garden stall, and was tempted by the cheese plate. A choice of 3 x 30g each, and I was spoilt to have non-dairy options like manchego (sheep milk) and goats cheese, so had to give this a try. Perhaps still thinking about the Marche comparison, I was also tempted while here to order a rosti with parma ham add-on. I'm not sure rosti strictly fits the Med theme, but I guess we can allow some poetic licence.
The cheese board is well presented with some bread and grapes. We took the above two plus camembert. The goats cheese chevre was excellent! Very ripe and with a nice hint of lemon/acid. The rosti was well seasoned such that I could have eaten it by itself. It comes with sour cream (on the side as I'd asked).
Then came the kebab and it's very tasty. The chilli sauce is mild, and the chicken is juicy. But the highlight for me is the pancake which is springy and just the right size/thickness. Yummy, and outstanding value for 5 bux!
Finally for the beverages, the 5% bar has an extensive beer list, including boutique grades like british ales, trappist beer, etc. They are also doing 1-for-1 (until 30 June!), yay. I couldn't pass up the option to have James Boags, which claims on the bottle to be Tasmania's best but personally I think it's a modest claim. There are some nice lounges to chill out around the back of the bar. For a healthy end to this feast, we also hit the juice bar for a super anti-ox juice (beetroot, ginger and some others... apple/carrot?) which was very refreshing.
Medzs is well worth a visit, and actually I'm slightly reluctant to publicise here, because it might easily change from hidden gem to overcrowded. Anyway personally I will plan to be back many times for the affordable, authentic and good quality food and drinks.
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Medzs - Famous for their Signature Rainbow Cake, is a popular casual dining Mediterranean Restaurant. They have the similar dining concept as Marche but I think their food quality was so much better than Marche.
They offer massive range of cuisines from places like Spain, Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey, France, Italy, Greece and Asia... (Note: Asia Cuisine is only available at the Millenia Walk outlet)
It's nice to have so many gourmet from different countries all in one place. We were here for dinner on Sunday night, so far the waiting time for our food was quite fast, usually around 10mins wait. The restaurant is very big, great place for big groups!
With the huge selection of quite good quality desserts, food and beverages at affordable prices, Medzs definitely is a value for money place not to be missed!
After a satisfying experience previously, I returned again for my sweet fix and this time I bought my friends so we can try more desserts. I'm an absolute fan of their rainbow cake. Its super moist, soft and creamy. One of the best cakes I have tasted. No wonder they are voted the best rainbow cake in Singapore. We also tried the red velet cake, it was not bad i like that their cream cheese was light and not too overly sweet. Fell in love with the earl grey creme brulee. Wow! The tea aroma and creme brulee just works! I am returning back for more sweets next time. Well done MEDZS!