Sierra Alpha •
03 Nov 2010 • 3 reviews • 0 follower
Having tried Gulf Beach now four times (two dine-in, two home delivery) we are continued to be impressed with the food quality and selection. We've noticed some reviewers say the decor is a bit plain, and we agree, however it's functional and the chairs are comfortable! The service is attentive however they do, on occasion, seem to be understaffed.
FOOD QUALITY AND SELECTION
Some of the chefs on Restaurant Makeover might say the menu is too large, however having eaten in the middle east it is no larger than what you would expect in the Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, etc. The staples - hommous, tabouli, baba ganouj are all top-class. The Lebanese breads dry out fairly quickly, so the addition of a warm, moist cloth to lay over the top would be our only suggestion here. The falafels are a little different than in the Lebanon, being larger and encrusted with seed, which is an interesting and tasty innovation. The meat and chicken dishes are tasty and authentic, and the mousakaa tasty and healthy.
WINE AND BEER
A limited (read, choose the white or the red!) selection of wine, however a few beers are available, as is mineral water. The addition of some Arabic wines, even some Morrocan wines would be our suggestion in this section.
SERVICE AND AMBIENCE
As noted in our overview, the decor is pretty plain but functional. A pet hate of ours are uncomfortable chairs, but Gulf Beach have very comfy chairs. They are smart with their use of the aircon - it's not too cold which some places in Singapore can be. The tables outside are great if you're a smoker, although watch the sun around midday to 1pm when it's directly overhead.
When the restaurant fills, it can get a little noisy, however it's not too bad.
If you yearn for some Lebanese at home, Gulf Beach are part of the Room Service Deliveries service.
WOULD WE GO BACK?
As mentioned above, we've been there twice and writing this review makes us hungry for more, so another trip there is a definate for us.