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Squared away in a corner of Swissotel The Stamford
, hidden from the shopping crowd at Raffles City, the restaurant is easy to locate. Simply follow your nose; the tantalising scent of the char permeates through to the hotel's first floor lobby. The bad: you'll inevitably walk out smelling like dinner.
The steaks here are surprisingly kind to the wallet. A 12-ounce steak is priced very reasonably at about $70, making Wooloomooloo
one of the most, if not the most, value-for-money, high-end steakhouses around.
Service was as expected of a fine-dining establishment. Slick, knowledgeable, efficient and warm. Food arrived quickly, despite the full-house, and our water glasses were kept full.
1) Rosemary Onion Loaf
: piping hot fresh from the oven and so good on its own it rendered the sea-salted butter redundant.
2) Sautéed Garlic Prawns
($32): a must try, a duo of gargantuan tiger prawns finished with Gewürztraminer, sofrito & golden garlic flakes served in a pool of velvety lobster bisque. My take is to order this instead of the typical lobster bisque.
3) Australian Black Angus, 150-day grain fed, 4 weeks wet aged, Beef City Farms, Toowoomba, Queensland 12-ounce Rib Eye
($68) seared on a 1800°F broiler to a perfect medium: succulent, full-bodied and sumptuous.
4) Wooloomooloo 12-ounce Ribeye Steak, 12-ounce
($70): marinated with Cajun spice for a subtle but layered heat.
5) Creamy Corn
($16): sweet and luscious without being cloying.
6) Sauteed Spinach with Mushrooms
($14): sweetened by caramelised onions.
7) No visit to a steakhouse is complete without their chocolate lava cake, and the Wooloomooloo Hot Chocolate Cake
($28) was a slamdunk. This was rich but never saccharine, and the molten centre to chocolate crust ratio was surprisingly high. This was classically paired with a scoop of creamy vanilla gelato for a hot-and-cold juxtapositio