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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

$103 based on 90 submissions
View/Scenery (39 votes), Quiet (27 votes), Fine Dining (25 votes)
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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.

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03 Feb 2015 • 132 reviews • 7 followers

Worth a visit at least once

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It’s impossible not to be impressed by Equinox’s spectacular views and dramatic woody décor. Located on the seventieth floor of Swissotel, the fine dining establishment is the perfect venue for a romantic meal.

Bestie and I initially wanted a window seat but upon learning it cost $20 more, we changed our minds as we’d rather spend that money on desserts. Service was attentive, although we had a very hard time understanding our host due to his strong accent.
  Complimentary bread (not warm though) came with seaweed and unsalted butter. The Onion Cheese bread and Olive Focaccia were yummy but I recommend skipping the Baguette. Amuse bouche was Salty Melon and Coconut Cream canapé. It was nice, but quite sweet, something I’d rather have for dessert.
Nesting on a bed of creamy mashed potatoes were plump and juicy Hand-dived Scottish Scallops ($36), lightly seasoned to highlight its freshness. The appetizer was glittered with bone marrow crumbs, shallots and red tosaka seaweed which elevated the dish. It’s hard to resist these Jumbo Crab Cakes ($32). Dig into the crisps golden patties to savour chucks of succulent flesh. What I liked-minimal fillers, acidic tomato marmalade that lightens the taste profile and Remoulade sauce which breaks the monotony.
OH YES, a nice steak dinner. Bestie had 28 day aged Grainfed Prime Angus Tenderloin ($90 for 220g) from Creekstone Farms, further accented with black truffle butter. Holding its own, is sidekick Black Truffle Macaroni Cheese-our tastebuds revel in the abudance of flavour.

Getting my omega-3s with Equinox’s Miso Roasted Black Cod ($75) J I love the oiliness and fattiness of a good fillet of cod, but unfortunately the flavors were unbalanced-miso was cloyingly sweet while pickled vegetables were intensely sour. The beautifully plated Grand Assiette of Desserts ($55 for two) is an excellent way to round up a meal, perfect for gluttons or the fickle-minded.  
The best of both worlds meet in this rich Peanut Butter Parfait with Milk Chocolate. The paper thin caramel tuile offers a crisps contrast to the smooth, melt-in-the-mouth parfait. I thoroughly enjoyed the dense yet soft Vanilla Cheesecake, which paired well with the zesty cherry sorbet. The Rose Baked Alaska (if I remember correctly) did not make an impression while the Warm Banana Cake was rather boring, despite efforts to spruce it up with coconut passion fruit cream and yuzu meringue. Out of the dessert sampler, it was Poached William Pear with lemongrass sorbet which captivated us with its theatrical presentation and appealing blend of flavors.  
The food at Equinox was generally above average (with some misses), but it didn’t wow us. Bestie and I agreed that the experience didn’t warrant the hefty price tag but thankfully with American Platinum Credit Card, we saved 50% off the steep bill.
08 Jan 2015 • 80 reviews • 0 follower

Best view in Singapore!

Me and wifey decided to have a quiet weekend lunch without the kids at Equinox. Semi-buffet at competitive price, given the location. Overall, the food was OK (this is after all a buffet) but the breathtaking scenery and excellent service more than made up for any shortfall in food expectations. Will be back for dinner though as I hear it's good.
19 Dec 2014 • 402 reviews • 3 followers

Breathtaking views and lovely food

The chosen venue tonight is Equinox @ Swissotel Stamford, for its magnificent cityscape views, high floor-dining and elegant ambience.

We chose a Windows Seat so that we could dine with this kind of view looming in front of us. Yes, the night seemed to come alive, and the view is breathtaking - I believe Singapore's sensual night views have overtaken many urban cities' in recent years. The glowing Singapore Flyer making its rounds against the dark nightskies, the colors of the various skycrapers flanking the iconic MBS, and the Laser Shows etc were all worth the extra SGD$20.00 we paid for the windows seat.

The Beau had a starter of Duck Consomme, Braised Duck Leg, Truffle Ravioli (SGD$20.00) . The consomme broth was herbal in nature, but strangely warm instead of hot, hence the grease was illuminated. The ravioli melted in the mouth, and the braised duck leg was crispy around the edges; the pairing was excellent.

For mains, The Beau had the Slow-cooked Pork Cheek and Belly, Mushroom Escabeche, Coriander (SGD$58.00). The pork cheek was not cooked to a tenderness as I had hoped it to be, but instead was crisp and delicious in a chewy manner. The pork belly flanked some fatty parts and was an overall texture tease of tender flesh and bouncy parts.

For desserts, we shared a Poached William Pear (SGD$18.00)- with scented Rooibos tea, honey, lemongrass sorbet and served with a lovely dash of dry ice, making the place so beautifully misty. The lemongrass sorbet was utterly refreshing, and paired with the grainy-textured sweetened pear, made this dessert an excellant choice.

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