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Equinox Restaurant

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Renowned for its multi-sensory culinary experience and awe-inspiring views, Equinox Restaurant offers an abundance of choice highlighting Modern European cuisine that pays homage to traditional values.

 

Relish decadent signature creations from the a la carte menu, or enjoy a sumptuous semi-buffet lunch, leisurely high tea or luxurious Sunday Champagne Brunch that promises an afternoon of indulgence with an array of the freshest seafood, hearty roasts served up from the carving station and delightful desserts.

Mon - Sat: 12:00 - 14:30

Daily: 18:30 - 22:30

$101 based on 87 submissions
View/Scenery (38 votes), Quiet (27 votes), Fine Dining (23 votes)
voraciousappetite

Charming view, great appetizers

For lunch, Equinox serves up a semi-buffet with a single order of a main course flanked by both appetizers and deserts buffet.  Lunch at Equinox usually goes for S$59++ but for restaurant week a special price of S$40++ applies instead. Sweet! Besides food, Equinox is better known for its astounding view that enables diners to glimpse beyond Singapore to the isles of Malaysia and Indonesia. We were lucky to get a table that was only a seat away from the window and was able to enjoy the magnificent view without the glare of direct sunlight upon us.

The appetizers impressed with the variety as well as freshness of the offerings. From sashimi and sushi to cold seafood and foie gras and smoked salmon, the dishes were mostly well-executed and were the highlight of our meal. In particular the foie gras pate with jelly was exceptionally delicious albeit a little too rich for me to enjoy more than a single portion. The spread of cold seafood included two types of oysters, prawns, crabs as well as mussels and clams.

On to the mains, which our server politely informed us would require 20 minutes for preparation and which we could request at any time while enjoying the appetizers. My guest had the Grilled Salmon Fillet with Herb Crushed Potatoes, Caper, Shallots and Tomato Salsa while I had the Roast Breast of Chicken with Pommes Purée and Chasseur Sauce. After the excellent appetizers, we were severely disappointed by the mains. The only praise that I could give was that both the chicken and salmon were cooked just right. However, this is underwhelmed by the sauces which were overpowering and which did not go well with the dishes at all. A rather uninspiring attempt and we would have been glad to skip the mains completely.

Deserts consisted of ice-cream, cakes, pastries, cheeses and a chocolate fondue, among other things. I especially enjoyed the chocolate fudge with caramel and mango panna cotta which looked pretty and tasted delicious.

For more photos and the full review visit https://voraciousappetite.wordpress.com/2012/10/13/equinox-swissotel-the-stamford/ 

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30 Nov 2014 • 44 reviews • 6 followers

nice view with quality food~

election not very wide but food qualiy not bad... nice view if the table is right beside the window... quite cool to have semi-lunch buffet... might choose to go back for dinner to see the night view...
23 Aug 2014 • 27 reviews • 0 follower

Beautiful views, delicious food

We wouldn't have come here if it wasn't for the 50% discount - bit we will definitely be here again (with the discount!). It is a very expensive restaurant but with the discount it is absolutely worth it, the steak was one of the finest I have had in Singapore or anywhere. The views are wonderful, however this does mean that there will be lots of picture taking which subtracts somewhat from the ambience a little. It was my birthday and the staff were kind enough to give us a complementary birthday cake - however it contained nuts which I had specified earlier so wasn't able to enjoy! 


07 Jul 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Impressive venue for a cool night out

Very impressive night view but too bad we couldnt get a table by the window, blame the last min booking.

Food was good overall with some minus points. We had lobster chowder and beed tataki as starter. Beef tataki with truffle touch was great but not the lobster chowder though. It was cold when served, so we asked to have it changed. The piping hot one was so delicious!

Main we had slowed cook pork belly and veal chop. I must say the pork chop cooked is the best in the same kind of preparation I have had so far. The veal was overcooked for a medium and we requested to have it changed too. The new piece came as medium rare, much nicer. However, the cut itself was not a good one, so it was not that fantastic.

Dessert was superb. We had one earl grey creme brulee and dark choc soffle. Ended the dinner with 2 coffees and a complimentary cake, not too bad.

Will return to try others

Service could be better, waitress can be more attentive.
The management of Equinox Restaurant responded to this review:
25 Jul 2014
Dear lingling1101,

Thank you for sharing your dining experience with us at Equinox Restaurant, especially your compliments on the Beef Tataki and Slow Cooked Pork Belly. At the same time, your feedback on the service and some of the dishes have been noted and shared with our team for a thorough review. Once again, thank you for your kind review, and we hope to welcome you back for an even better experience!

Your Sincerely,
The Management
Equinox Restaurant
House bread and butter
26 May 2014 • 27 reviews • 0 follower

Great place for a great view of Singapore Skyline

For full review, please visit my blog The Engineer Chef:
http://theengineerchef.blogspot.sg/2014/01/equinox.html

We were given an amuse bouche to amuse our palate: the Salmon Tartare with Bonito Foam served in a shot glass. The Salmon Tartare made my tastebud happy. It was a cleverly concocted amuse bouche that I liked a lot. It had a mild fresh salmon taste with a sweet and smooth bonito foam. Perfect taste!

For my main course I ordered the Slow Cooked Iberico Pork Belly ($58). My friends ordered the Roasted Salmon ($60) and Tenderloin. When our dishes came, from the presentation I immediately regretted not ordering the tenderloin.   My Pork Belly was slightly poor in presentation because of the pistachio spread. It looked sloppy and gross. The pork was very tender, juicy, and succulent. However, the acid on the plate was just missing. The pork, the mushroom, the bacon dashi, the pistachio puree - all of them adds to the fat. After 2 to 3 bites, I started feeling "tired" of my dish. The pistachio puree could've been swapped with a cauliflower lime puree. Or some macerated fruits like peach or cherry could've been added to balance the whole dish. 

The Roasted Salmon was pretty on the presentation. And definitely this was a more balanced dish, although another important component is missing - the sauce. Yes! The sauce! The dish had seared salmon, scallops, blanched spinach, and artichoke barigoule. But nothing blended all of them together. Thus everything became bland. Unfortunately, the salmon was slightly overcooked thus leaving it dry. Not a crowd pleaser. 

The star of the night was the Tenderloin ($58). First of all, presentation was a winner. It was served on a stone topped wooden board, with three other components: our choice of dressing in a mini cassole, grilled bone marrow (really!), and grilled carrots. For the dish, we were also able to choose two sides that came in small cassole on the side. Needless to say, my friend ordered her steak medium well - I had a bite and it was so tender yet juicy I was in an awe. I would definitely come back to Equinox just for the tenderloin. 

At the end of our mains, we were way to full to order desserts. Our experience at Equinox was very pleasant. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. There was never once we had to ask for our water to be refilled, which was a rare occurrence in Singapore. After the meal, he gladly took our group picture and even made us pose by the window overlooking the great scenery.    We had a good time in Equinox, and I would definitely return to eat the tenderloin.   
Grilled Vegetable Salad, Goat Cheese, Quail Egg, Frisee Lettuce, Horseradish
25 May 2014 • 6 reviews • 0 follower

Ideal place for romantic dinner

Check out the full photo review here at ande-anna.blogspot.com! For the full text, check out the original post.


We tried Equinox during restaurant week and they offered two different dinner menu. Here's the combined menu:

Appetiser:
i. Grilled Vegetable Salad, Goat Cheese, Quail Egg, Frisee Lettuce, Horseradish (love the quail egg with a runny yolk centre!)
ii. Tuna Tartare, Avocado, Crispy Onion, Soy and Lime Vinaigrette (the presentation was neat and tidy, tuna tartare was light and refreshing)

Mains:
i. Breast and Thigh of Chicken, Potato Terrine, Morels, Cauliflower, Toasted Almonds, Roasted Onion (potato terrine was well-baked, chicken paired well with morels)
ii. Poached Salmon Fillet, Star Anise Oil, Braised Lettuce, Beetroot Gnocchi, Razor Clam Sauce (everything was good except for the salmon [the main focus], which was a little too fishy)

Desserts:
i. Violet Wild Strawberry, Granite, Almond Sable, Meringue (flavourful yet not as sweet as it sounds. was a really balanced dish)
ii. Verbena Apricot, Preserved Blood Peach Jelly, Lemongrass Sorbet (Love the sorbet, but the preserved blood peach jelly and verbena apricot were overly sweet to be eaten as it is)

We spent SGD55++ per pax for the restaurant week promotional dinner, and topped up SGD20 for a window view. In addition, we had a bottle of Moet and Chandon Rose Imperial at SGD99++.

Without the wine, we spent around SGD85 per pax. With it, the total bill came up to SGD101 per pax.
The management of Equinox Restaurant responded to this review:
11 Jun 2014
Dear andeana lee,

Thank you for choosing Equinox Restaurant! We’re delighted to hear that you and your partner had a romantic dining experience with us during Restaurant Week especially the Tuna Tartare and the Violet Wild Strawberry. Looking forward to your return in the near future!

Yours sincerely,
The Management
Equinox Restaurant