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After reading the reviews on the change in Orchard Cafe with fresh seafood spread and local delicacies, we (my husband and I) decided had my birthday dinner there since there was UOB promotion 1-for-1.
We started with the cold dishes and had to agree that the fresh oysters were awesome, the sashimi were not too bad either.
However, when I started on the cooked food, I was struck with much dismay. The first thing I ate was a piece of crayfish which I happily removed the shell and put it into my mouth. I puked out immediately and ran to the washroom to wash my mouth for many times. (I am trying to be picky nor exaggerating here, fyi.) It was so pungent and has such strong ammonia taste, it literately felt like I have ate a piece of the “stinky-est” (if there is such a word) toilet in my mouth. :"(
My partner called for the waitress to check with her on the crayfish and asked her to smell it. She took the plate away and said she would check with the Chef. She came shortly, with the remaining crayfish from the pot and told us, there is nothing wrong with the other crayfish left (no expression, no reply on the rotten one that I've ate) and rolled her eyes. It spoiled my mood after the bad experience and I wasn't feeling all well. We decided to leave and the waitress glared at me as I walked out the restaurant. I asked for her name at the cashier, and the name given to me was "Pick Huay".
Unfortunately, I couldn’t give review on the local delicacies that was much rave about.
The ambiance wasn't as good as the tables were too closed together along the sofa seats that were assigned to us. We paid SGD 80 for a meal we barely ate. Sadly, it was a bad choice as I have chosen Orchard Cafe base on the fact that I always thought great of Orchard Hotel (it was one of our choice for our wedding banquet and also the choice of accommodation for my corporate guests). It is with a heavy heart I have to write a bad review and thanks for ruining my birthday dinner.
Count me unlucky, it could be slightly worth if you got better luck in not getting rotten food and if you don't mind squeezing past the tables. :)
Orchard Café is currently having a SG50 promotion where every adult above the age of 50 gets to dine free with one paying adult. So off we went to Orchard Café on a nice and sunny Saturday.
In terms of the food, I would recommend the salmon sashimi, laksa, tomato-based spaghetti and the kueh pie tee. And I would advise you to stay far far away from the desserts. Apart from the durian pengat and the ice cream, I felt that the rest were pretty a waste of calories.
I wouldn’t really recommend this place unless you are there just to eat as much as you can at an affordable $25/person (one-for-one or the SG50 promotion).