27 Mar 2007 • 45 reviews • 10 followers
Went to La Cave at CHIJMES for dinner with some American colleagues. Why La Cave given there were so many restaurants in CHIJMES? Good question but don't ask me. My American colleague was the one who chose that place. Well, I just followed. For me, there are only 2 places really worth going for meals at CHIJMES - Lei Garden (oooo! my favorite) and Sun Restaurant. The rest of the places there are only, IMHO, so so. La Cave included.
What you see is what you get plus a little more. We sat by the courtyard. Setting is quite nice, with candle light. Fairly romantic to have dinner under the stars within a nicely restored historical building. My only grouse - this is Singapore. Darn the humid weather! After 15 min, we were all perspiring like mad dogs despite the fact that it rained quite heavily a couple of hours before dinner. Verdict - despite the romantic surroundings, this is not the place to be for a romantic night out with your date! Trust me on this. She'll be
The title says it all - typical pub food. I had the grilled jumbo prawns. Nicely seasoned but a tad over-cooked. My colleagues had fish and chips (large servings but looked dry), beef nachos (err... ...), and beef stew (looked quite yummy; he seemed to like it.) If you are looking for pub food to go with that jug of ice-cold beer, I suggest going over to Father Flanigans (the breakfast set is quite good) or Bobby (tasty ribs.)
Overall we paid about $200 for dinner for 4, with a bottle of Penfolds. Prices are OK i guess. I probably wouldn't go back to that place. There are just too many better restaurants out there.