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Address
European, Western
+65 62870430

Mon - Fri: 11:30 - 15:00

Mon - Fri: 18:00 - 22:30

Sat - Sun: 11:00 - 22:30

$25 based on 105 submissions
Brunch (38 votes), Lunch (33 votes), Dinner (32 votes) ...

Arbite is a great place to retreat from the hustle and fast pace of the city. Situated at Serangoon Way gardens, this bistro offers comforting and hearty food influenced by various European cuisines.

What others are eating here

Duck and Egg
Duck and Egg
Apple strudel
Apple strudel
Mushroom Soup
Mushroom Soup
Seared Seabass with cream sauce
Seared Seabass with cream sauce

Latest Review for Arbite

Overall RatingBased on 74 reviews
Food/Drink3.8
Value3.5
Ambience3.6
Service3.6
Most helpful review:

Fusion Food in a Cafe!

Food/Drink 3| Value 3| Ambience 3| Service 3
Total Reviews: 57

(Read the full review with photos on http://mediumrareandothers.blogspot.com/2015/09/arbite-serangoon-gardens.html)

We visited this place on a weekday, having seen a few of this outlets around. They're more like a cafe, which we are kind of apprehensive about the food. Nonetheless, we decided to give it a go. On a row of shop houses in Serangoon Gardens, right beside Chomp Chomp, this cafe is located on the second floor, with a staircase and a quirky walls leading to it. The menu looked pretty interesting with lots of mod-sin dishes.

Virgin Classic Mojito

Soup of the Day- Cauliflower Soup

Salmon Risotto ($24)

Braised Pork Ragout Pappadrella ($18)

Handmade pappardelle, pork collar, carrots, dried chinese mushrooms & tomatoes

We were first served our Soup of the Day, which was Cauliflower Soup. A generous, big bowl, enough to warm up two hungry tummies. The Virgin Classic Mojito is a fail-proof with the distinctive mint leaves. This set (drink and soup of the day) costs $6 to top-up, if you order a main course.

The Braised Pork Ragout Pappadrella ($18) had heat gushing out...

(Read the full review with photos on http://mediumrareandothers.blogspot.com/2015/09/arbite-serangoon-gardens.html)

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Ended on a terrible note

Food/Drink 4| Value 4| Ambience 3| Service 2
Total Review: 1

We were a party of 4, but were only given two menus when we were seated. Service was relatively efficient and food didn't take too long. We were all satisfied with our meal - but then the drama began. 

I presented my credit card after checking the bill, and the bill folder was returned to me for signing within minutes - without my credit card. When asked, the service staff who processed and presented my bill started looking for it, and all four of us looked around as well in case it had slipped onto the floor. Soon it was apparent that my card had gone missing, so the assistant manager came over and apologised, saying they would find it ASAP. Waited longer and still no card - she asked for my contact details and said they would notify me once found, and would also send me a voucher for my next visit, to make up for the inconvenience. I decided to wait longer anyway in case, and meanwhile called the bank to suspend the card. Finally after half an hour & 7 people (incl. us) searching thoroughly, still no sign of it anywhere. During the whole time, the staff who presented my bill quickly went away and never said a word again just after trying to search for a couple of minutes. Another manager got involved & said they would investigate & check the CCTV cameras, so we left.  

Just when I'd gone downstairs from the restaurant, I suddenly got a call saying my card was found. The manager came down to return it and apologised again, saying it had been found on the ground - though we had combed the area quite thoroughly. The entire incident still remains puzzling to us. Despite what she had said, there was no follow up email from the assistant manager who said repeatedly that they wanted to "make it up" to me - after over half an hour of 4 people's time being wasted, and my having to go through the trouble of deactivating and reactivating my card. 

Apparently they believe that just because my card had been found, all is well and no further service recovery is required - says a lot about the standard of service of this establishment. 

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Not a pleasant start

Food/Drink 3| Value 3| Ambience 1| Service 1
Total Review: 1

Was shown to a table but had no menu given to us until I requested for it.
Menu lacked photos, which made it hard to read all the words and decipher the names of the dishes being served to other diners.
No kids' cutlery was given to our two children. When we requested, only plastic plates were given, and had to make do with the heavy forks and knives. No spoons given for their kid's pasta.

Reminded staff crew to serve long black together with the rest of the dishes but it came earlier. By the time the dishes were served, long black was already cold.
Luckily Lego bricks were available to entertain the kids during the long wait for the food.

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Unique dishes

Food/Drink 4| Value 4| Ambience 3| Service 4
Total Reviews: 139

Full review: http://www.jacqsowhat.com/2015/01/arbite-serangoon-gardens.html

It was a fullfilling meal at arbite with 5 mains, 3 sides and 2 desserts. More in the post. Kicked start our meal with Salted Egg Fries ($6), it's actually the fries of the month. Arbite's rendition is having it dry but it would be even better if the salted egg yolk is slightly richer. Another dish from the small bites menu, Beef Tataki ($8). Seared beef tataki served rare, accompanied with sautéed mushrooms,having this at $8 is really a steal! For mains, we had XO Duck Tagliatelle ($16), duck breast, tagliatelle, xo chilli sauce, sugar snaps and corn kernels. The overall taste was just overwhelming, from the xo sauce to the duck meat. Pretty good, the sister brunch of A for Arbite is serving XO Lobster Pasta instead. Pan Seared Salmon ($20) served with a creamy mash and Asian vegetable laksa pistou, is one of the unque dishes.

A dish that we have all been waiting for - Liu Sha French Toast ($9). Matcha soaked brioche, salted egg custard, candied nuts and fresh berries. Note that it's salted egg custard within and not molten. Of course everyone loves having molten within. It's overall interesting and be sure to eat it while it's hot!

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