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Bather's Cafe & Restaurant

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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.

Mon - Fri: 11:30 - 15:00

Mon - Fri: 18:00 - 22:00

Sat: 18:00 - 22:30

Closed: Sun

+65 64631767
$36 based on 34 submissions
Quiet (18 votes), Dinner (17 votes), Lunch (15 votes)
Strictly Ours

Great steak!

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!

The HGW community like this place for...

  • mushroom soup5 votes
  • aglio olio3 votes
  • pasta3 votes
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12 Apr 2012 • 161 reviews • 1 follower

Great steak!

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!

Today's special: Lobster with fish and side salad (horrible)
02 Apr 2012 • 1 review • 0 follower

if you have nothing else better to spend ur money and time on, you can consider dining here.

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.

27 Feb 2012 • 9 reviews • 0 follower

Hidden Gem @ Bather 's! Super friendly Chef A.Ka. Boss! Ocean-Fresh Seafood and Best Steak!

Bather 's has been one of my Favourite Spot for years, and it has been established by Chef Kelvin, who is the owner himself.

Tucked away in Sunset Way, Clementi Arcade, it has been our Fav Chillout hole for many years!

Kelvin has always put his heart in his cooking, and his food have always been served with that xtra touch of his love for food, and a dash of creativity!

And because him being the chef, quality of his food has maintain the same high quality throughout the years

Our favourites have been their:

Crab Bisque Soup

Delectable, and Flavoursome! Its not the usual Campbell Soup kind, and is actually one of the Chef's Secret receipe

Main

Beef Tenderloin

Very Succulent and Tender-Fresh! The natural flavour of the tender meat is enhanced by the subtle tartness of the tomatoes, and lifted by the Bold but comfortable pepper. Thumbs-UP!

Aglio Olio Pasta

This is Devilishly Addictive!

This has been their Signature Dish for Many years!

Any Seafood Dishes

Their Seafood are really Ocean-fresh! All of their seafood dishes have never fail to disappoint us. The Sweetness and freshness of the seafood,have always been tastefully enhanced with the right dash of ingredients,nothing too strong.

The Chef Kelvin, has always like his food served in the right tones, nothing too heavy nor light!He prefers to prepare them in a way that the natural flavours of the food are not only retained, but Lifted up by the right ingredients

Ambience





This is a Super Homely, and Cosy Restaurant, nothing too pretentious. And certainly is a place not only to be seen, but to be watching people. Most of the diners are regular customers, and are on close terms with Kelvin.

On the walls of the restaurants, are all photos of the Diners, his friends.

If you want a place for Chill-out, and an Scrumptious Spread, at an affordable price, i would certainly recommend this place! =)

09 Sep 2011 • 11 reviews • 0 follower

Cosy ambience, delectable food!

Bather's is tucked away inside Sunset Way, and offers a very lovely, warm ambience - much like that of a home, and it's very spacious as well.

There is a choice selection of food. The staff will inform you of what's just in.

Friendly owner and chef, Kelvin, always makes sure patrons are well taken care of.

This is one place where you can safely put under your "Favourites" list.

 

06 Jan 2011 • 387 reviews • 13 followers

A little hole in the wall

Reserved a table here for a bunch of good pals to enjoy our hard-to-arrange makan session.

Ordered some starters including the portobello mushroom salad and the crab bisque. I liked the big juicy slices of the mushroom and the crab bisque was also very enjoyable. The other starters were ok, nothing to shout about tho.

Friends ordered a Vongole and beef tenderloin. Forgot to ask about the Vongole but the beef was not well received by both of our friends who had it. I had the Seafood Marinara (as always) and tho the menu mentioned slightly spicy, I failed to taste any spice at all. Overall taste was ok, the ingredients used were very fresh so that was good, I just found the sauce a little too tangy for me.

For a no-reason Wed night, the restaurant was not packed to the brim but business is still good. I guess it's testimony for the fresh food. We enjoyed the cozy setting and the good company.

Won't mind bringing more friends here.