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Basil Alcove

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Basil Alcove is located at Fortune Centre and serves Western Food.
Lunch: 12pm - 3pmDinner: 6pm - 10pm(Closed for lunch on Sun), Mon - Sun: 07:00 am - 11:00 pm
+65 63331461
$19 based on 26 submissions
Dinner (14 votes), Alfresco/Outdoor Dining (13 votes), After Work (9 votes)
Nicole Foo

Fantastic Food!!

Had the rack of lamb. Absolutely MELTS in your mouth. Overall food is great, except the mussels were a little cold, so the melted cheese on top wasn't melted anymore. Not the best area beside the road, but that did not bother us since we sat inside and was there pretty late, so less cars on the road.

Tiny location, but we will definitely be back.

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  • Roasted Lamb Rack3 votes
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11 Dec 2011 • 1 review • 0 follower

Fantastic Food!!

Had the rack of lamb. Absolutely MELTS in your mouth. Overall food is great, except the mussels were a little cold, so the melted cheese on top wasn't melted anymore. Not the best area beside the road, but that did not bother us since we sat inside and was there pretty late, so less cars on the road.

Tiny location, but we will definitely be back.

20 Aug 2011 • 100 reviews • 8 followers

Uncooked Fettucine

I was told it serves anglehair so I made a trip purposely there to try that. To my disappointment, they don't serve anglehair anymore. But never mind, I decided to try their homemade grilled chiken fettucine.

To be honest, I didn't like the environment of the place. The interior looks old and the chair I was sitting on is like going to fall off. However, I don't want to make my judgement just on that. So i waited for the food to be served.

Chiken taste ok, but to my great disappointment, the pasta is hard cos it's not cooked. In fact, it's too oily for my likely. Though the price is alot lower than the pasta at other restaurant, that doesn't mean I would compromise on the quality & taste of the food. Towards the end of the meal, we actually gave our feedback to the owner.

Well, to add on, I went elsewhere for mee siam and I was happier...

16 Jan 2011 • 1 review • 0 follower

poor service and lousy food

Last night, we ordered 2 rib-eye steaks, 2 duck breasts and a lamb rack. We were deeply disappointed that the food were so lousy especially the rib-eye steak (medium done) which was so tough and can’t be chew at all. We highlighted to the waitress but she just walk away. I went to the counter to inform the guy who took our order, and was told that they can’t do anything at all. What kind of service is this?

FOOD – NO QUALITY

SERVICE - POOR

 

03 Apr 2010 • 681 reviews • 92 followers

Haute cuisine at cool prices

Basil Aclove, located at a corner outside Fortune Centre. It is a small restaurant/ cafe serving haute cuisine at cool prices. After reading the post from ieatishootipost about their chilean seabass and codfish, my saliva is drooling… I was determined to try this out! The interior is very small and there were some alfresco seats outside. Do bear in mind that it was rather stuffy in the restaurant/cafe as you can literally see the kitchen (chef at work).

The menu was presented and I was quite surprised to see only 4 pages of menu in a thick menu book. The first page, 2 types of appetitzers and next page, pastas and the next 2 pages were the wine list. OMG… there wasn’t any mains at all! I alerted the staff and he informed me that there were 3 mains being served today but was not on the menu.

The mains offered today were : The Lamb Chops, Salmon Fillet and Grilled Chicken Tigh. Oh my… I was disappointed after hearing this. They do not have any cod/ chilean seabass and dory fish were sold out last night. Salmon and lamb were not my type thus I really had no choice but to order the ”Roasted Chicken Thigh” even though that was not my wish.

waited…. almost 25 mins for thisroasted chicken thigh to appear in front of me. Indeed it was a long wait. It was a huge fillet of boneless chicken thigh, marinated with black peppercorns and BBQ till perfection.

The presentation is very pretty, the chicken thigh is nestled on a bed of zucchini (yellow & green), eggplants and mushrooms, beetroot reduction and sage leaf to top it.

The chicken is roasted till see some charred parts (love it) as it has a smoky flavour. The black peppercorns added a hint of flavour to it too. The vegetables were well cooked , crunchy and not soggy. However, some parts of the chicken thigh was a little dry. It could have been a little juicer… Anyway, I can’t comment too much given for the price at $12 which was well worth it.

There is only a chef cooking and a staff serving and taking orders… naturally the food would take a longer time to arrive. The service I received was still very friendly.
03 Aug 2009 • 1 review • 0 follower

Rustic Itallian at affordable Sing Dollars pricing

Situated at fortune center ,behind the famous "Goddess Of Mercy" Buddhist temple is this humble , Singaporean owned diner/cafe . Chef Xander Ang whips up wholesome Itallian Cusine which sometimes are infused with local flavours.Must try are his "Basillico Duck", "Tenderlion beef" , "Ceaser Salad", "Rack of Lamb". Ask the service staffs to check with him for any "Daily Specials" , who knows you might get specials like "Baked Mussels with Cheese" or "Seafood Chowder" which are subject to availability. Wash your meal down with beer ranging from Heineken, Leffe Blonde,Duvel etc etc... For wine lovers, he does carry your merlot,pinots,chardonnays. Cheers all and bon appetite~ Support our local home grown Chef~