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Place to R.E.A.D.

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This modern, stylish and innovative restaurant is the perfect destination for a variety of occasions - coupled with an entertaining and enjoyable environment, guaranteeing consistently great food and impeccable service; whether it’s a business lunch or simply relaxing with a classic cocktail at the bar.

Sat - Thu: 11:00 - 12:00

Fri: 11:00 - 01:00

$41 based on 20 submissions
After Work (9 votes), Dinner (9 votes), Alfresco/Outdoor Dining (8 votes)
Jo-Ann Yeoh

Lovely place, excellent food, great service

Place to R.E.A.D. is a little hard to spot at first, but keep your eyes peeled and you'll find yourself bowled over by excellent food, cosy ambience and exceedingly attentive staff. Great value for money.

Food is excellent. I love cod, and the pan-fried cod here definitely met my exacting standards. Fresh, cooked just right, with no excessive seasoning, so that the flavour of the cod is maintained. (Which is the whole point - why eat cod at all if it tastes like a sauce-drenched sardine?) It was served with mashed potatoes (very good, delicately flavoured) and some sort of braised leek, which I gobbled up even though I'm really quite adverse to greens.

My friend had the pasta gamberi, which is pasta tossed with prawns, garlic and seasoned olive oil. Scrumptious! (Obviously, I stole some!) The flavours were subtle but satisfying, the prawns were fresh, with the seasonings all complementing each other very well. 

Good value for money, in my opinion. For $108, we had the cod ($29), the pasta gamberi ($17), 4 large pints of Hoegaarden draught ($16 each on the menu, but I think we managed to take advantage of some sort of promotional price). If you're not quite the beer-guzzler that I am, then you can easily do dinner and coffee for two at Place to R.E.A.D. for around $60 (which I have, just once - who can resist the lure of ice-cold Hoegaarden?)

They take service very seriously here. All the staff are super attentive, and I love the fact that I don't have to wave my arms like a madwoman every time I need something. The proprietor, Anthony, constantly makes his rounds of the tables, checking in to see if the food's good and if there's anything he can help with. He's lovely to chat with, and is always happy to hear feedback.

I've been back at least once a week for the past month and a half, and they've never disappointed, so I think that's testimony enough - I'm quite the picky eater. =)

The HGW community like this place for...

  • braised lamb shank4 votes
  • cocktails3 votes
  • greek moussaka3 votes
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10 Jun 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Not the best place for food, but drinks and chilling out may be good.

Though the wine is of good value, food is really not fantastic and quite expensive.
We went there for dinner recently and their lamb shank is tough as bak kua. The cod was ok, but it was a little fishy. Their Greek salad was very small for the price, and their hummus while tasting ok, was badly presented with measly portion. We spent about $70 per person and seriously I felt I could have spent my money in many better ways.
The management of Place to R.E.A.D. responded to this review:
16 Sep 2014
We sincerely apologise for the lamb shank which you had but let us assure this is definitely not the usual quality we have been delivering. Lamb shank is our all time favourite and review had always been fabulous.

Indeed, we had also a similar feedback around the same time of your posting and had taken immediate action to review internally. We found the difference to be the supply of lamb shank . The shank supply came in larger size and we had rejected the batch to supplier and also update our related operational procedure

May I invite you back for complimentary dinner at R.E.A.D .
Please contact me at 96303079.
23 Aug 2013 • 4 reviews • 0 follower

a can-go-try-once place..

Would b quite nice for a drinking place rather than dining . Ate the seafood pizza, the crust was nice. My husband ate the beef egg plant lasagna, the beef portion was generous.no gst
15 Mar 2012 • 1 review • 0 follower

Lovely place, excellent food, great service

Place to R.E.A.D. is a little hard to spot at first, but keep your eyes peeled and you'll find yourself bowled over by excellent food, cosy ambience and exceedingly attentive staff. Great value for money.

Food is excellent. I love cod, and the pan-fried cod here definitely met my exacting standards. Fresh, cooked just right, with no excessive seasoning, so that the flavour of the cod is maintained. (Which is the whole point - why eat cod at all if it tastes like a sauce-drenched sardine?) It was served with mashed potatoes (very good, delicately flavoured) and some sort of braised leek, which I gobbled up even though I'm really quite adverse to greens.

My friend had the pasta gamberi, which is pasta tossed with prawns, garlic and seasoned olive oil. Scrumptious! (Obviously, I stole some!) The flavours were subtle but satisfying, the prawns were fresh, with the seasonings all complementing each other very well. 

Good value for money, in my opinion. For $108, we had the cod ($29), the pasta gamberi ($17), 4 large pints of Hoegaarden draught ($16 each on the menu, but I think we managed to take advantage of some sort of promotional price). If you're not quite the beer-guzzler that I am, then you can easily do dinner and coffee for two at Place to R.E.A.D. for around $60 (which I have, just once - who can resist the lure of ice-cold Hoegaarden?)

They take service very seriously here. All the staff are super attentive, and I love the fact that I don't have to wave my arms like a madwoman every time I need something. The proprietor, Anthony, constantly makes his rounds of the tables, checking in to see if the food's good and if there's anything he can help with. He's lovely to chat with, and is always happy to hear feedback.

I've been back at least once a week for the past month and a half, and they've never disappointed, so I think that's testimony enough - I'm quite the picky eater. =)

13 Feb 2012 • 1 review • 0 follower

soccer watching & good food

I saw an article in the Business Times on Saturday 11 February 2012 featuring

the READ. With a few friends we went there on the same night to check on this

new pub/restaurant. To our amazement it was really packed with lots of people

drinking, eating and watching the soccer . I later found out from another table of guys who were also watching the soccer that they are regulars because of the their good food. We also wanted to go upstairs to play the pool but it was occupied.

The atmosphere was great and it is a place not to be missed . I now have a new hideout not just for soccer watching but also for a good meal.

They have Valentine Special tom..if you have not found a place..you can seriously check them out

06 Feb 2012 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Great place to chilled out with your close ones

Hidden in a row of shop houses across the Paradise Center which the sign reads Place to R.E.A.D but what it really meant was a place to Relax Eat And Drink. Sound like a great place to chill out and decided to give it a try and was surprise that there were a good selection wine to order (although it may not as wide a range you get at a wine bar) and cocktail, shooter to accompany with their Greek menu.

We had and would like to recommend:

Mushroom soup - was not too bad and they did not blend it too fine so you can still savor the bits and pieces

Lamb shank, which was surprising good and not too over cook that lost the texture

Greek moussaka - was good as I am not a fan of eggplant and was apprenhensive at first but when I had a bite I realised that it could be real tasty if it's done in the right way.

Molten chocolate cake - great presentation and was rich in chocolate.

Poach pear- the pear was nicely poach and not too sweet a must try dish

The service staff was very attentive and they will come over to you table to check that everything is fine. Great ambience and the mezzanine floor has a snooker table where in boredom you can have a game or two. Great place to chill out and yet the price are reasonable.