Mon - Thu: 07:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat: 07:00 - 01:00
Sun: 07:00 - 00:00
Located at Conrad Centennial Singapore, Lobby Lounge @ Conrad is a lounge that offers Western cuisine.
I was at Millenia Walk and was looking for a place to dine with my business partners.
We didn’t have much time for lunch. We walked by Conrad Hotel. Their Lobby Lounge has a business lunch menu available for weekdays. A 2 course meal cost $24 for a choice of appetiser or daily cake and a choice of main course. A 3 course meal at $32 includes a choice of appetiser, a choice of main course, a choice of daily cake and coffee/ tea.
What I like about the menu was that there were a choice of 5 appetisers, choice of 10 main courses and an additional option for each weekday. This means that you can dine
I came on a Tuesday and the main course option was BBQ Braised Beef Short Ribs with mashed potatoes and steamed carrot.
There were 6 options for desserts!
My lunch partners and I ordered our own sets and we had a chance to sample each other’s orders. Here are the highlights:
- Quinoa Salad: It came with radicchio leaves, cut Portobello mushrooms and tomato dressing. This was good. A healthy appetiser and would appeal to ladies.
- Glass noodle vermicelli salad with beef and vegetables in soya sauce: I find this dish a tad salty, which could be due to the soya sauce. Would have preferred for this dish to be served warm.
- Sushi: Nice presentation. There was 2 temaki rolls: Tuna and Salmon, and a Tuna sushi and Salmon sushi.
The portion is generous, and kudos to the hotel for that!
- BBQ Braised Beef Short Ribs with mashed potatoes and steamed carrot: The portion is good. The taste is good and the mashed potatoes were good. I finished almost all of this by myself.
- Lasagna Bolognese: This was very good. Highly recommended. The Bolognese sauce is done very well with a traditional taste. I loved it.
- Chicken Shawarma with salad vegetables: This is like a chicken wrap. The chicken reminded me of tandoori chicken, sliced and placed in a wrap. We asked for wasabi sauce, but the taste was mild and it has hard for me to pick up the taste.
- Kahlua Espresso: The hint of Kahlua is light. A fair bit of cream and I wished there was more biscotti in it. But its not bad.
- Sherry Trifle: This was nice. It has a texture of light Japanese cheesecake. And its interlayered with sliced peach and chocolate. Its good, must try!
- Pear and Ginger Raisin Crumble: A crumble tart. It was alright.
We finished our meal within an hour and its good to dine in a cosy ambience with deep chairs and a nice environment and attentive service from the staff.
I was at Millenia Walk for a business meeting and my business contact suggested to meet at Conrad Centennial Hotel’s Lobby Lounge.
Conrad’s Lobby Lounge has a small buffet spread, which allow us to have a quick bite while we meet.
The main feature of the buffet is curries from around the world. To complement the curries, there’s a choice of fragrant coconut rice (ala Nasi Lemak) or a choice of 3 noodles (Thick white vermicelli/ Kway Teow/ Penne Pasta).
There were 4 types of curries available:
- Beef Rendang: This is good. The spices blended well together and gave the dish a nice flavour. It complemented the coconut rice extremely well. Must try!
- Seafood Curry: This is done laksa style, where prawns and squid are cooked in a coconut curry. This goes well with the noodles.
- Bengali Style Fish Curry: Instead of the usual fish head curry that is served, they use the same curry base and offer fish pieces. The fish are boneless, and goes well with the rice.
- Vegetable Curry: This was mainly brinjal cooked in a curry sauce.
There was also other stations avaiable for the buffet:
- Soup and Bread Section: I tried the mushroom soup which was blended with cream. Its nice.
- Salads: Two types of salads were available.
- Baked item: Oven-baked fish was available.
- Desserts: I tried the red velvet cake, orange puff, mini fruit tart, kueh lapis and panna cotta. I especially loved the red velvet cake. Its good.
- Fruits: A selection of fruits – Watermelon, longans, kiwi, promegranate and persimmon were available.
- Coffee: I had the black coffee and iced Latte. Iced Latte is worth a mention, refreshing especially on a hot day.
They also have a good tea selection (Ronnefeldt), which is aromatic.
This is a good place to come for a quick executive lunch, where you can have a quick bite and still engage in a meeting with your business contact.
The hotel also has just opened a deli which sells sandwiches (pizza slices at $4, and a ham and cheese croissant with coffee set at $10) and pastries, which I will try next time.
For the full review, please see http://thehungrybunnie.blogspot.sg/2014/11/invited-tasting-conrad-centennial-lobby.html
Caveat: This was an invited tasting.
Despite the excellent service, the afternoon tea was disappointingly middling. The desserts made the bulk of the good stuff. As with the cheese. But the savouries were mostly mediocre, teetering on bad. The truly superb stuff were the cocktails (we had a really potent but sweetly satisfying sangria) and teas, which I think would be quite difficult to muck up. Overall, I didn't think the $58 pricetag per adult pax was worthwhile.
For the complete review, click here:
Thank you very much to Hungry Go Where and Conrad Centennial for the invitation to the tasting event.
Dining in Conrad Centennial Singapore always have an aura of posh and glamour. The Conrad brand itself should represent luxury that goes hand in hand with elegance. High Tea at Lobby Lounge in Conrad Centennial is no exception to this. It was recently relaunched during the Mother's Day period.
The selection of the food here heavy on the desserts side. When you enter the Lobby Lounge, the first thing you will notice are their sweets / desserts selection, followed by hot meal left of the Lobby Lounge, Cheese selections in the centre and appetizer and roast dish at the inner sanctum of the lounge. So what are the die die must try this here.
Everything with Chocolate. These selections that all chocolate lovers should be going after to. Whether it is Praline; Cakes; Dessert shots; Fondue of strawberry & marshmallow; or Chocolate blocks, all of them are super yummy as they use top grade chocolates. If you think the chocolate blocks are hard to portion, you can use the hammer to whack it in the bite size that you like.
Mini Wagyu Cheese Burger BLT. This bite size burger is one of the most popular item here. The meat is juicy, succulent and flavourful, while the size allow you to try out more food option. I pop a few of this, during the high tea session, but I won't disclose how many though. Yum Yum!
Fresh Oyster and Crayfish Salad. The oysters are fresh as they come from all around the world. The Lounge will only serve what's fresh and in season, thus do ask the chefs what are the type of oysters they are serving that day. The crayfish salad are fresh mixed well with capsicums and served on the crayfish exoskeleton.
Lobster Quiche, Quail Egg Benedict, Roast Beef and the rest of the desserts are a must try and their complete review is here.
While there are some hits in the food, there are some misses as well, such as: Scones (Traditional, Salmon, Spinach & Goat Cheese). We find the texture a very dense and solid, a slight disappointment for scones lovers like us. The cream and jam is very good though. Dishes that can be improve are tempura mussels and gratin scallops which at times become chewy and dry as it was left under the heating light too long. The sushi rice also can do with a bit more cooking time and more rice vinegar.
Service is very inconsistent. For the chefs behind the food and dessert counters, they are very friendly and helpful. However, the service staff presence are minimum. At times it can be difficult to find them or even get their attention to clear the plates. Hopefully they can improve on this.
Overall, High Tea at Lobby Lounge is a memorable experience. The atmosphere is very classy, the food is good, the desserts are exquisite. Cheers!!