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/
Equinox restaurant is located in the central business district area and can be easily accessed by the rail. It is conveniently located at the 70th level in swissotel.
The restaurant offers a range of international buffet spread but the focus is on the European/ western side. even though much reviews have said that the standard has been dropping but I think there is still some saving factors for the dessert spread. Nicely arranged and definitely appetizing. Who wouldn’t resist to have more desserts. As what my friends always say… girls or ladies have an additional stomach for desserts. Pricey as it may be but you are paying for the view and ambience that cannot really be experienced else where.
The service here is constantly good! We were lucky to be served by Flora during every visit. I feel that the food and dessert quality is slightly better during their weekday semi-lunch buffet than the Sunday brunch buffet. However, if we're to compare overall ambience + dining experience, this Sunday brunch buffet wins with the additional of complimentary dishes surprises brought to your table, there's magicians going around each table performing live magic tricks, a excellent live band, polaroid with the pink panther etc..
There were also quite many people especially guys wearing in Pink that day, so join in the fun and dress in Pink to this brunch buffet! This is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. So if you're planning to have a fun time with good food, this is definitely my recommendation!