Mon - Fri: 11:30 - 15:00
Mon - Fri: 18:00 - 22:00
Sat: 18:00 - 22:30
Situated in the quiet area of Sunset Way at the Clementi Arcade, Bather's is the unpretentious bistro that serves good fresh food at reasonable prices. Definitely a cozy spot for a romantic evening for two.
It was a special treat for Mother’s Day and went to Bather’s restaurant through a friend’s recommendation. The restaurant is very rustic and homely ambience nested in a quaint neighborhood inside Sunset way next to a Cold Storage and ice-cream place. I have called to make reservation and planed a special Chef’s creation meal for mum to surprise her. Totally awesome and impressed with the food. We started with a mushroom soup and crab bisque soup. The mushroom soup is awesome and the crab bisque is smooth and fresh. The soup also comes with fragrance toasted garlic bread. We had few starters - otak and mini quail leg - the mix seafood otak taste fresh and homemake and I can literally taste bits of prawn and squid. First time I try quail leg and it was yummy. Next we had smoked salmon wrap with salad and a cute little egg, simple and refreshing. The highlight was the grilled squid on salsa and the crab meat ball on baked cheese simply heavenly. For main course, Mum had the pork belly which the skin was crisp and meat was tender and soft. I had the bacon sausage roll over pumpkin tofu and its delicious too. Overall, had a memorable time and enjoyable meal. Will definitely go back again.
The crab bisque here is great! Real crab taste :) The rest of the food is ok.. mostly western(fusion). I've had better and worse for the price. The staff are friendly but sometimes can be a bit blur. If you're nice they will ltreat you nice haha. Don't expect any real ambience though. Just wear your faded jeans and t-shirt and you will fit right in with the rest of the neighbours from the surrounding area.
For full review and pictures, please visit : http://storyofoursummers.blogspot.com/2012/04/bathers-bistro.html
1) Complimentary starter.
This was SO GOOD.
The garlic bread was piping hot, crispy and really fragrant.
The cracker comes with mango and tomato and a piece of salami sitting in a special sauce that was both sweet and sour.
What's not to love?
Awesome start to dinner we say!
We thought of asking for another plate.. haha
2) Seafood Marinara - spicy light neopolitan sauce $19.50
Sometimes, I can get quite boring.
I tend to always choose seafood marinara haha.
Anyway the spaghetti was well-cooked.
Not too soft, not too hard.
The ingredients were fresh and delicious.
However, this dish was lacking in flavour.
There wasn't any spiciness as claimed and it was not savory enough.
One might feel that the sauce is too light, or too diluted.
3) Venison Steak- Flambe whiskey, served with assorted mushrooms - $32.90
I really liked the steak. It was slightly crispy on the out and tender on the inside.
Great contrast in texture.
The sauce carries a tinge of sour that made it unique and flavourful.
I couldn't get enough of the sauce!
The mushrooms were delicious too!
X felt that the venison steak does not possess the strong taste of beef.
So if you're not a fan of beef due to its taste, you can try this venison steak!
I brought my family members here to give this bistro a go and left with great discontent. I am very disappointed with the food and service after.
Firstly, I've ordered 3 main course which they claimed to be their "Today's Special", consisting of a small lobster, fish, and side salad. It looked pleasing however, when I started digging into my fish, it was found uncooked and half raw. It wasn't just mine, but so were the other two similar main course my family members had. I was upset and they of course had to take all three plates back into the kitchen.
We waited for 15minutes for the fish to be re-cooked. While waiting, there were nothing given to us that was complimentary. All they did was apologize and we waited.
After they served us our main course again, I tried the fish and it was cold. All three plates were of room temperature. It wasn't warm nor hot. I did not make a fuss over it as I wanted to just get it over and done with.
But when we tried the our lobster, it was uncooked.
It is very unforgiving, when I still had to pay the bill of $90 (we ordered mushroom soup and three main course). 20% off the entire bill will never ever make up for this whole horrible experience. I didn't even had much of the salad touched, as we had lost our appetite after.
I would NEVER recommend anyone here, except for my enemies maybe.
Despite the chef's apology saying he "failed this time round" - it is repulsive. If he doesn't have the heart to cook us a hearty meal for that price we are paying for, he should jolly well close down this Bather's Cafe of his or perhaps go for a vacation break till he've found his skills back again. Serving customers with his try outs with an apology after, saying that he has failed to carry it out well and yet gave us a 20% off the total bill for his firstly partially cooked fish, fish served cold after, uncooked lobster FOR ALL 3 PLATES is beyond the pale.
Just so you know, we paid $90 with UTMOST DISCONTENT.
It is definitely not value for money.