Delise Y •
27 Dec 2013 • 1 review • 0 follower
I recently held a birthday dinner at Wharf and I have to say that the food, service, decor and ambience of the place far exceeded my expectations. I love the woody interior of the restaurant and the riverside ambience.
Liaising with the team at Wharf was a breeze - they were quick to reply, eager to cater to my requests regarding both the menu and the decorations and even put up with many last minute changes I made. I couldn't ask for better service.
Service on that day itself was of the highest standard. I came early to set up decorations and the team literally worked around my somewhat demanding requests, shifting tables around to allow me to hang decorations from pillars, and always maintaining upmost politeness. During the dinner, they paced the service of the set dinners impeccably and cleared the dishes promptly, allowing for an extremely smooth meal.
Service here is definitely a 10 :)
With regard to the food and drinks, Wharf had a crazy 90% off promotion on Spungry for the Wharf Mojitos, so I made good use of that for my dinner. We ordered the oyster set meal for all the guests. Personally, I was very satisfied by both quantity and quality of the food.
We started with the Fresh Oyster Platter containing oysters from France, Canada and NZ. I adored the latter two - they were succulent, fresh and tasted amazing, especially with the unique selection of sauces and condiments to be added to the oysters. But I did find the French ones slightly salty for my liking.
We were then served Assorted Appetizers, consisting of bread with various types of salami, celery sticks in salsa, as well as bowl of black and green olives - which I adored and polished up. This was followed by Steamed Bagna Cauda, a selection of steamed vegetables with a crazy-good fondue (made of reduced fish stock I think?). Again, I finished up every last piece of vegetable-goodness in that pot.
The Fried Oyster had to be one of the highlights of the meal. Everyone at the table loved it, if only we could have had more than one piece! The oyster sauce was a perfect complement to the crispy batter and piping hot oysters. Not sure if this is available on the a la carte menu but it is a must-try.
I think the fried oysters are tied with the Truffle Fries with followed - fried to perfection with just the right amount of seasoning and, of course, bursting with the flavour of truffle oil. One of the best truffle fries I've had without a doubt!
The Scallop and Mushroom Ajilo was great, I loved the amount of garlic used but I would have loved for the scallops to have been slightly less cooked.
The Grilled Spain Iberian Pork was e x q u i s i t e. Juicy, cooked perfectly and seasoned beautifully. Too bad that the serving size wasn't bigger! This is another must-try, especially with the mustard served on the side.
We finished off with ice cream topped with a mini macaron. Can't go wrong with that.
I would definitely recommend hosting events here at Wharf :)