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Peach Garden (Novena Gardens)

AsianCantoneseChineseDim Sum

This successful chain of Cantonese restaurants focuses on serving exquisitely prepared traditional dishes in an elegant setting. The dim sum and roast meat selections are popular, and it's known for good service too.

Daily: 11:30 - 14:30

Daily: 18:30 - 22:30

+65 62543383
+65 62544633
$56 based on 37 submissions
Dinner (21 votes), Children/Family (17 votes), Lunch (17 votes)
ArcticStar

Peach Gardens - wonderful dimsum

Anyway, heard that Peach Gardens was awesome, so decided to give it a shot, since the flagship branch is near our place. To quote from its website, simply apt, "a culinary sanctuary where connoisseurs of traditional Cantonese cuisine can gather in celebration of exquisite dining and fine living".   While waiting, we were served a platter of Prawn Crackers - the Chinese equivalanet of Amuse Bouche aka bread basket one gets before the meals were served.   We started off with some light dimsum items like Custard Buns - warm, sweet custard oozing out of smooth buns. Loved them.   The Crab-Roe Siew Mai were fresh and scrumptious as well, with tender minced pork within the yellow silken dumpling skins.   Our Peking Duck Wrapped in Crepes came next. I especially loved this dish because of the crispiness of the delicious duck skin within, coupled with the soft, sweet, slightly-sandy texture of the crepe skins .. the blend is just amazing.     For more detailed information and photos, do pop by: http://thearcticstar.blogspot.sg/2014/01/lunch-at-peach-gardens-novena-gardens.html

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  • Wasabi prawns4 votes
  • soup3 votes
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23 Feb 2014 • 340 reviews • 3 followers

Peach Gardens - wonderful dimsum

Anyway, heard that Peach Gardens was awesome, so decided to give it a shot, since the flagship branch is near our place. To quote from its website, simply apt, "a culinary sanctuary where connoisseurs of traditional Cantonese cuisine can gather in celebration of exquisite dining and fine living".   While waiting, we were served a platter of Prawn Crackers - the Chinese equivalanet of Amuse Bouche aka bread basket one gets before the meals were served.   We started off with some light dimsum items like Custard Buns - warm, sweet custard oozing out of smooth buns. Loved them.   The Crab-Roe Siew Mai were fresh and scrumptious as well, with tender minced pork within the yellow silken dumpling skins.   Our Peking Duck Wrapped in Crepes came next. I especially loved this dish because of the crispiness of the delicious duck skin within, coupled with the soft, sweet, slightly-sandy texture of the crepe skins .. the blend is just amazing.     For more detailed information and photos, do pop by: http://thearcticstar.blogspot.sg/2014/01/lunch-at-peach-gardens-novena-gardens.html
24 Aug 2013 • 224 reviews • 1 follower

Great Value Alacarte Buffet Dinner @ Peach Garden Novena on 20Aug2013

See my full reviews & photos here = http://chefquak.com/2013/08/23/great-value-alacarte-buffet-dinner-peach-garden-novena-on-20aug2013/

for this evening, we picked peach garden novena for our group dinner on 20.8.2013.   they had this $32.80 ala carte buffet, with 1 free for 3 paying. we had 16pax + 1 who ordered vegetarian ala carte, so we had 4pax free. there was a S$30 corkage/bottle so we ordered a S$65 bottle of white wine & had 3 other bottles corkage-free.    we thought the food was quite good & much exceeded our expectations of a ala carte buffet. the total bill including 1 bottle of white wine came to $38pax. jolly good!   for me, the fish skin was a nothing dish, can skip. :-) the roast pork (烧肉) was good with a mustard dip (but usual). so was the deep-fried eggplant with meat (not sure pork of chicken) floss. the vegetarian goose was i thought rather good in texture & taste – crisp & tasty!   there were like 7 soups for the picking.  most had the milky sharksfin in sharks bone cartilage soup, fishmaw with sea whelk soup (above) or sharksfin with crabmeat soup. we also had a tofu dish – ok crispy but otherwise average.    the kong ba (梅菜扣肉) was very good. the venison was the usual artificial bicarbonate tenderised meat version – ok but not my kind of dish. the kurobuta was  tasteless & forgettable – very odd really, as kurobuta is usually very marbled & tasty & not difficult to do.   we had both the deep-fried soon hock & the pating fish. the few good teochews loved the pating & especially the belly. i thought it really odd that they served a 1/4 pating fish, and it looked like a 600g & NOT a 1kg pating. never seen it served that way before, so what they do with the tail portion? anyhow the fish was excellent..i could eat another portion myself!   the soon hock was a bit more mundane, a good competent version. some liked this better as pating, a fresh water fish, had more of a “mud” taste, though not by much.    the wasabi prawn was well executed & excellent dish, nicely lightly deep-fried & not too much wasabi mayo (the last time a friend bought dinner here, it was coated in thick green paste, probably by a trainee!) but this dish had become pedestrian being served in every restaurant from majestic to tung lok, paradise, crystal jade, imperial treasure etc.    the 3 egg (egg, salted egg, century egg) spinach (“hoing chye”) was another competent dish, good accompaniment after all the meat!   for carbo, the char kuay teow was tops! very good wok hae & tasty. the ee-fu noodles were forgettable (& forgotten!)   some of us had all 5 desserts. the 杨枝甘露, a popular dessert, was the only one not worth taking here. i had the pulut hitam with coconut ice cream which was very good & the jelly which was nice & refreshing. :-) the almond tau huay (beancurd) & the sea coconut were ok too.    the evening was memorable & i really liked the food, so maybe start thinking about going back…haha 
Lo hei
17 Feb 2013 • 14 reviews • 0 follower

pushy wait staff

Decided to have dinner at peach garden on V day with much anticipation. The server was very prompt to clear the plates off as if they are rushing for the next seating, constant harassment to clear our unfinished food. They don't even wait for you to finish the item before serving the next dish. In the midst of dinner, I was looking for the napkin to wipe the stain off my bag then I realized we weren't given napkin, only serviettes. This is inconsistent across the tables. Maybe it's their way to discriminate high and low spenders. We spent $288 for two persons! We don't deserve this! Anyway this is the 88++/pax set dinner and 1/4 of a suckling pig $70++ . Everything is fine dining serving portion meaning tiny but unrefined service! 1- lo hei Nice and refreshing 2- fish maw soup Tasty and rich 3 - 五头鲍鱼 ( 5 head abalone) Half the size of regular can abalone but similar texture 4- fish cutlet Fatty fried fish with sauce and unpleasant taste 5- fried noodle One mouthful only 6- nian gao ( rice cake) 2x slices, same standard as those bought in market 7- 汤圆 ( rice ball) Overly sweet base and dull rice ball Overall, it's overpriced food, and they have high overhead which obviously show their unproductiveness with many just idling around or two person doing 1 person job.
13 Sep 2012 • 1 review • 0 follower

a la carte buffet (UOB promotion) - spent $45/pax

Dined there last Friday. I was lured by the 1:1 promotion, called and confirmed that the offer was on. However, after the bill was presented, they said the 1:1 means 1 person from my group of 4 gets it free, that's all.

With the usual a la carte buffet, one would order the the items we wanted to try at one-go. Little did we expect was - all the items were served at one-go. Ironically, the soup was served after all the dishes were laid on the table. Imagine 8 dishes on the table getting cold while we seeped on our soup. As much as we appreciated the wasabi prawns, putting a cold & hard one in your mouth is not appetising at all. The lady captain refused to take it away & insisted that there'll be additional charge if we don't eat up all! After much negotiation, she relented.

If you are lured by this ala carte buffet promotion, think twice. With a spent of $45 per pax, you can get a respectable mean else where. If you really want to attempt this, order the next dish only after you've finished the 1st. The time to get your dish is within 5mins.....I wonder if they really have a buffet table setup in the kitchen to dish out your order, hence, the speed. I wonder????

12 Jun 2012 • 1 review • 0 follower

Utter Disappointment

We had chosen to have our girl's first birthday party at Peach Garden as we had read good reviews of the same. It was a utter disappointing experience with the service rendered. We felt strongly to write this review after much consideration.= as we felt like bad hosts to our guests.

Not given what was promised 

1. We had 10 tables. Days before the party, we were told that the space is tight and was recommended to keep to 9 tables so that they could help space out the tables. To our surprise, they didn't do as claimed. Other restaurant guests had dined on the table that was supposedly to be removed. When questioned, they told us that they would be leaving soon. We had left it as that. When we realized that the space was too cramped and packed, we had requested to have that table for our remaining late guests but were flatly refused.

2. We had ordered a package with free flow of drinks and 2 servings of pickles on the table. Only one serving of pickles was found on the table.

3. Instead of serving the guests with our pre-ordered drinks, our guests were offered orange juice plus the drinks we'd preordered. Some weren't even offered any drinks till our guests asked if we had catered free drinks. Some weren only given the drinks they had ordered after numerous reminders. The service staff were not forthcoming in replenishing the drinks too. The ala carte drinks had mounted to about $200, to our surprise.

4. It was supposed to be ala carte buffet. We were "forced" to pre-order our food as the manager claimed that they are not able to cope given the tables we had. She had claimed that the guests would be able to replenish the order. However, the dishes served were of big portion, despite of our umpteen reminders to keep it small. It ended up like a ten course lunch. Our guests were unable to replenish or order the dishes to their liking.

Pressed to settle payment

5. After the lunch, we were pressed to settle the payment as they needed to close the counter. That only leave my hubby to bid farewell and express our thanks to our guests.

We realized we would have done better to insist on our rights.