04 Aug 2012 • 1 review • 0 follower
We live in Singapore, and are passionate foodies. We strolled around the Raffles Hotel area friday night, and spontaneously decided to have dinner at the Long Bar Steakhouse. Which was not a good decision as it turned out.
The staff was friendly and attentive, in a way which you expect from a place like the Steakhouse. We wanted to chose a table in the middle of the room, however, were denied that one, since it was allegedly occupied already. However, it stayed empty the whole evening. Not sure what happened here.
Then, the food. Since we were not that hungry, we decided to go for starters only. Which, again, was not a smart choice. For someone spoiled with Shrimp-cocktails like in the Mortons Steakhouse, with big and chunky shrimps around a spicy calypso sauce, the Long-Bar Shrimp salad was a huge disappointment. The shrimp tasted stale, were arranged like in a fast food establishment, and the sauce had a boring taste. The pumpkin-soup was okay, not much taste either.
Then, as negative highlight, the second course, crabcakes and avocado-tuna tartare. The crabcakes tasted as if they were stored and taken out of a bag of fish-sauce, added with a lot of salt. When I mentioned my discontent to the waitress, she acted professionally, however, explained to me that this is the way the cakes are supposed to taste (without knowing how mine tasted). She essentially left me alone in my misery, with the crab cakes almost untouched, a SGD 30 waste of money. The tuna tartare was boring, nothing special, again, not worth the money.
We have been living in Singapore for almost 2 years, eating out and changing places all the time. We love good food! However, this is the first time we are writing a review of what we experienced in the Lion City. Bad food, hugely overpriced for what it represents.