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Orchard Cafe

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Orchard Cafe is located in Orchard Hotel and it offers delightful and delicious selection of cuisine from Western to Local including Chili Crab and Kway Chap.

Daily: 06:30 - 22:30

Daily: 12:00 - 14:30

Daily: 18:00 - 22:00

Thu - Sat: 15:00 - 17:00

+65 67396554
$43 based on 31 submissions
Buffet (14 votes), Large Groups/Gathering (9 votes), Dinner (8 votes)
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Straits Cuisine Buffet

For the complete review and Chubby Botak Koala dining experience, click here: 
http://www.chubbybotakkoala.com/2014/03/Orchard-Cafe.html

Introducing the newly launch Straits Cuisine Buffet by Orchard Hotel. Straits Cuisine Buffet consist of Peranakan cuisine, traditional roast and seafood items and other all time local favourites dishes. Complementing the selections above, look forward to their live stations and a la minute highlights.   The focus of this tasting are their Straits Cuisine. We tried 3 starters, 10 mains and 6 desserts. As they are too many dishes for me savour, so let Chubby Botak Koala present to you the top dishes that stands out above the rest.   Lembu Rendang, slow cooked Beef Cheek Rendang with Nyonya Spices. As a lover of slow cook food, I really love this dish. At a first sight, it might not look so appetising due to the colour. However, when you put dish dish in your mouth, it just simply melt in your mouth. It is a dish that definitely must complement with a plate of soft steam white rice. If you don't like rendang before due to it toughness, this dish will change your opinion forever. Yum Yum & two thumbs up !! (Rating 9.5/10)   Steam Black Cod Otah (fish cake). Unlike the common otah that uses Spanish Mackerel, Black Cod are use here. The result is a super bouncy otah texture, combine with the right balance of spices and coconut milk. I kept going for that delicious dish, until I have to stop myself so I can taste other dishes. (Rating 9/10)   Crabmeat Kueh Pie Tee with Buah Keluak Caviar. I would say this is a high class Kueh Pie Tee, due to the ingredients use such as crab meat, fish roe and Nyonya Version of Caviar a.k.a Buah Keluak. Although it looks like caviar, I personally find that the Buah Keluak really accentuate this Kueh Pie Tee and provide 'a Truffle' esque aura to this dish. (Rating 8.5/10)   For desserts, anything with Durian Pengat and Chempedak in it. Durian pengat in pandan jelly, where you can taste the soft and smooth durian pengat with the contrasting texture of pandan jelly. Who would have guess that Chempedak goes well with Crème Brulee. Although Chempedak taste is not as strong as the durian, it truly provide a unique straits fruit flavour to the desserts. Fresh from their live stations, they have the Chempedak pancake and durian pancake. The pancakes are warm and moist, providing another excuse to gobble it down together with the durian pengat and chempedak paste. (Rating 9/10)   Overall, the Straits Cuisine Buffet are definitely a must try. Base on the quality and variety provided it is truly value for money. I personally feel you can't try all the dishes all at one seating, however no matter what you try, the quality in each food are there. For senior citizens, there is Silver Exclusive Promotion to make use of.     Thank you very much to Orchard Hotel F&B team and DSPG for the invitation and your hospitality. Cheers!!!

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• 10 Feb 2015 • 1 review • 0 follower

Horrible food.. not worth the value.

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Dined in for dinner on saturday with family. At $78++, it is not worth the small spread!
Some food were tasteless, some were too oily or salty. The sushi rice is bad and falling apart. The seafood doesn't seem fresh. It's too expensive for such quality. Don't bother trying.
Service was good though. Made a booking via phone and staff was prompt and very friendly., manager on duty were friendly too and provided a free cake for my daughter's birthday, nice surprise. A lady asked for my feedback about the dining and i had to tell her the harsh truth. Yet she's still smile and apologized to me. Anyway, my family was disappointed that evening due to the spread. Don't think we will come again.
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• 07 Dec 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

A huge disappointment

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I used to love the food here. But now it's really bad. The supposedly hot stuff like tau suan is cold, the seafood is tough and the bread rolls give a loud thud when I dropped it on the table. I even spotted a strand of hair on the xmas logcake! The last straw was that no one was manning the pancake station, and when I requested for the staff for fresh warm pancakes (instead of those left on the counter) they just took it to the kitchen to microwave it!!! Sigh
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• 15 Oct 2014 • 39 reviews • 0 follower

Avoid this if you're local!

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For more reviews and photos, click here (http://mediumrareandothers.blogspot.sg/2014/09/orchard-cafe-orchard-hotel.html)

It was a last minute booking for a birthday party, and all around town was quite full, perhaps due to the F1 race.   No live meat-carving station, no cheese station, no make-your-own ice cream (Corn & Jackfruit Ice Cream on sticks!), no breads, no prawns at seafood station. They just launched a 5 different kinds of crabs and a crepes promotion, which wasn't really fantastic either...   For a birthday present to our birthday lady, a tasty chempelak tart with a lit candle was delivered by one of the staff, who sang a birthday song together with us- a definitely sweet surprise.   All very local food. If you're a Singaporean, avoid this place. It's like paying $34++ per pax to eat less-than-average hawker food. We spent $68++ per pax on a Sunday, with one-for-one promotion, coming down to $34++ per pax. Their service is warm, friendly. However, for this price, variety and quality, check out hotels in the City Hall area or book earlier in advance for other hotels in town. Or even, go try Resorts World Sentosa's buffets.
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