Daily: 15:00 - 01:00
This Spanish tapas bar has a number of tapas dishes as well as heartier meals for those who don't want to pick at small plates. They also have sangria and a selection of Pimm's.
Mushroom in cream sauce ($12), spicy garlic beef ($13) and salad of chicken ($15) were tasty and served hot. Yes, this included the salad as the chicken was served hot.
Seafood Paella ($30) was tasty with good and generous mix of mussels (3 pieces), prawns and squid.
Creme Brulee ($9) served with chocolate ice cream was served well to end the meal.
They had 2 set tapas including desserts at $88++ for 2 persons, which I think is pretty good value if you are not getting any main course or paellas.
Dining under the stars need not be a warm affair in tropical Singapore, especially when the restaurant provides fans. Dining in the surroundings of CHIJMES is always a relaxing experience, unless its World Cup or other big sporting event when many bars in CHIJMES would then hold gatherings.
Waiting staff were generally attentive and helpful. 1 of the staff was obviously inexperienced judging from the way she served and cleared the table, but this was compensated by the more experienced staff who quickly came up to help.
Happy hour was 4-9pm for you to enjoy house pours and beers. Erdinger (500ml) cost $11 during this period.
Dark candlelight settings. Romantic ambience but the chairs are too hard and cold, not cosy enough. They have a group seating area with comfy sofas and softer stools but that is only if you go in a big crowd. Serves pretty authentic Spanish tapas and a variety of sangria. Taste wise, nothing amazing, not worth the price.
The paella (the all meats choice) was really not fantastic. (I pinched a bit from my friend.) The meats were overcooked. Can barely see the beef bits. See more veg than meat (hey, aint this supposed to be an all meat paella?!). For the tapas, we had a plate of duck breast meat and a plate of mushrooms stuffed with cheese. The duck breast meat was at best passable where the meat was still relatively tender and tasty. The mushrooms were average. For drinks, I don't really remember what my friends had and I cant comment since I did not try their drinks. I myself had an apertif, Pimms No. 1 ($12). It was ok, although perhaps it can be a tad stronger? Kind of insufficient kick. Lucky thing the company was great and we were just having lots of fun chatting away. Except at one point where a roach somehow got itself on the back of my friend. Her bf quickly swept it away. Yucks!