14 Sep 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower
Only chose to visit this place cos it was featured under the AMEX Creative Eateries with 50% discount for 2 pax ordering 1 main course each.
I hesistated over the use of the word "good" in my subject header... here's why..
Visit was marred from the moment you walk thru the front door. Waiters would be going about their business without bothering to notice that you had stepped in. We had to walk around the ba counter to call the waiter before he stepped out to attend to us. [We were only the 2nd table]
Service was below average, just shy of poor. Try getting the attention of the staff, either to top up your beverage or to get you another serving of the olive oil-balsamic vinegar for your bread starter... Forget it...you have better chance of catching a cold.
The quality of the food is the only saving grace. When the food finally arrived... the lamb rack and beef tenderloin we ordered was small in portion, but quality of the cuts were good for the price. Meat done to specification. Both melted in the mouth. Don't be expecting Wooloomoo or Morton's standards though...
Not too sure how many of us bother about the entire service experience and culture in Singapore, but from what I have been familiar with, is the care and respect that any good waiter would do by folding your receipt and placing in neatly together with your credit card upon returning it to you. This doesn't happen here... the head waiter hands you the receipt with your credit card as if you were at the check-out counter at NTUC.
In summary, Vineyard @ Hort park is worth a try only if you happen to be at Hort park after your walk thru the park connector. While food is fairly "good"... Seriously, if you had to make your way over to Hort park for no other reason but to try this place out, and there's no AMEX (or any credit card) promotion... Don't bother. There are better places out there.