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Barossa (Esplanade Mall)

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This Australian-inspired bar and restaurant features all time favourites from down under. Think chilli mussels with white wine sauce, beer battered fish & chips, seared pacific scallop with pancetta and steaks. Flowing from the beer taps are handcrafted lagers and ales from Archipelago Brewery.

Mon - Fri: 12:00 - 15:00

Mon - Thu: 18:00 - 01:00

Fri: 18:00 - 02:00

Sat: 12:00 - 02:00

Sun & PH: 12:00 - 01:00

Eve of PH: 12:00 - 15:00

Eve of PH: 18:00 - 02:00

$56 based on 53 submissions
Alfresco/Outdoor Dining (17 votes), After Work (11 votes), Dinner (11 votes)
Caleb Lim

Great beef, cooked just nice

I went with friends armed with the $35 groupon promo that yielded us a giant platter of 4 huge cuts of beef and a few side for each person!

I concur with some of the reviews that the service could be improved, well you just need to approach the more senior waitress and she know a lot and can make decisions.

The groupon is meant to showcase their speciality, which is their great quality Aussie beed, cooked with the right char in the outside but yet medium rare on the inside. I am not much a steak person but I like the great tasting beef cuts that comes with 4 great sauces that are not too salty but imparts that extra kick each mouthful of beef.

The Fish and Chips looks good but it seemed to use the average quality sutchu fillet so it is not quite worth the price tab.

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03 Nov 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Wagyu had the texture of leather

Bought this Groupon deal for the beef buffet because of the advertised Wagyu on promotion. Apart from the beef cheeks (which were tender) and the nice selection of sauces, the other meats were served rubbery and rather cold. It seems to me that the meats were pre cooked (probably yesterday or earlier) and only heated up prior to serving as I get that kind of texture from left over cheap BBQ meat being reheated. Seriously, the wagyu was a real joke. You can get better cuts of beef from foodcourts at a fraction of the price. 

We left the place still feeling hungry and tired as the chewing made our jaw ached.
30 Oct 2014 • 257 reviews • 39 followers

Great beef, cooked just nice

I went with friends armed with the $35 groupon promo that yielded us a giant platter of 4 huge cuts of beef and a few side for each person!

I concur with some of the reviews that the service could be improved, well you just need to approach the more senior waitress and she know a lot and can make decisions.

The groupon is meant to showcase their speciality, which is their great quality Aussie beed, cooked with the right char in the outside but yet medium rare on the inside. I am not much a steak person but I like the great tasting beef cuts that comes with 4 great sauces that are not too salty but imparts that extra kick each mouthful of beef.

The Fish and Chips looks good but it seemed to use the average quality sutchu fillet so it is not quite worth the price tab.
27 Oct 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

The 1 star rating should be a zero - except there is no option for zero

This place is the pits ! The Australian Beef Buffet is a rip off ! There was no service to speak of - to get a table, even with a reservation, I had to go to the bar counter to ask. Once seated, no on came with the menu. After 15 min of waiting, I went to the counter to ask again. Finally, the menu arrived. After ordering, the food came cold ! Meat  served was of VERY poor quality. You can get better food at the hawker centre at a fraction of their price. You can be sure that I will NOT be back there again and I will tell everyone I know NEVER to go there.
Beef Buffet selection
22 Oct 2014 • 12 reviews • 28 followers

Good quality beef buffet

For full review and photos: http://goingmerrily.blogspot.com/2014/10/barossa-beef-buffet-reivew.html

Bought 2 groupons for all-you-can-eat Australian Beef Buffet at Barossa Bar for $35 each

If you are coming to Barossa for their beef buffet, just spam the Wagyu D Rump. Its definitely the best beef out of the other choices, easy to cut, thick. juicy and chewy. I also love the cream spinach and braised beef cheek.

Overall score - 8.5/10
Borscht
18 Sep 2014 • 17 reviews • 0 follower

Not good enough

See my somewhat scathing review here, plus photos: 

http://tinyurl.com/p5kfnr7

Where to start?

- Waitress tried to memorise my order and got the beer wrong;
- Borscht was insipid and watery, and the sour cream had curdled into little bits;
- Truffle fries weren't too truffly;
- Merguez sausages were a bit strange;
- Sauteed potatoes were actually gratinees potatoes - and bland anyway;
- Duck linguini was good but nothing great;
- Eton Mess was ok but bits were overcooked/chewy.

Bottom line: there are so, so many great places to eat in Singapore, so you really don't need to bother with Barossa, in my humble opinion...