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Pool Grill

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Address: 5F, Singapore Marriot Hotel, 320 Orchard Road, 238865
Pool Grill offers alfresco dining by the pool with a view of the Singapore city skyline. The restaurant serves international cuisine, with specialities of pizzas, burgers and steaks.

Daily: 11:00 - 23:00

+65 68314627
$55 based on 11 submissions
Alfresco/Outdoor Dining (7 votes), Dinner (5 votes), After Work (3 votes)

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Aced the Grilled Tiger Prawns

For pictures and full review (cant fit everything here), pls visit:
http://madamechewy.com/2016/01/17/pool-grill/

Marriott’s Pool Grill is a lovely spot to enjoy a relaxing lunch or romantic dinner. Singapore’s unforgiving weather is always a consideration when dining al fresco, hence we dressed light. However, we were surprised how cool the restaurant was, thanks to some of the air-conditioning flowing out from the hotel (especially if you sit closer to the entrance) as well as powerful ceiling fans.

I came with expectation that everything would be very casual at the Pool Grill, but again was surprised with its sophisticated elegance. Luckily, I dressed up for this lunch appointment my friend.

Service is attentive, warm and polite. However, the staff failed to inform us that they ran out of bone marrow and replaced it with vine tomatoes without checking with my friend. It’s an understatement that she was upset as she was looking forward to the bone marrow with much anticipation.

Lunch started with complimentary Onion Foccacia. We loved its soft innards and crispy exterior.

The Pool Grill Signature Caesar Salad ($19), is prepared and served at your table. The whole affair is rather pageantry, but sadly the salad tasted pedestrian. You can opt to add grilled chicken breast, smoked salmon and grilled prawns for an additional $6, $7 and $8.50 respectively. Order this if you have a thing for fanfare.

The Lobster Bisque ($17) fared much better. The robust flavors of the royal crustacean delighted the palate. We like that its texture, is light and not overly rich. Sitting in the enticing soup is a generous chuck of succulent lobster.

My one true love is grilled prawns and I came to Pool Grill specifically to try this. The Grilled Tiger Prawns ($38 for 200g) were skillfully grilled, and each mouthful rewards with an alluring smoky char, and a crunch that can only come from fresh prawns. The coriander salsa verde sauce is also superb accompaniment.

In the background, is Beer Battered Potato Fritters ($7) seasoned with truffle salt. This could have been nicer if it was less greasy.

After waiting for ages, my dining companion’s 400 day grain fed Australian Wagyu Ribeye ($69) finally arrived. She requested for medium, but it turned up well done. What’s more, the roasted bone marrow which accompanies the steak was replaced with vine tomatoes without her knowledge. Her only comfort came from the melt-in-the-mouth Foie Gras ($15) add on and lobster butter, one Pool Grill’s home-made condiments.

Do yourself a favor, skip desserts here. Both desserts we tried, did not follow through their projected image, The Banofee ($14), a dessert with toffee, banana, crumble and chocolate balls was average at best.

The Chocolate Raspberry Trifle ($14) yielded nothing but disappointment. The jelly was served warm and the sponge cake was absent of the typical moist, soaked consistency associated with trifle.

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• 17 Jan 2016 • 173 reviews • 8 followers

Aced the Grilled Tiger Prawns

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For pictures and full review (cant fit everything here), pls visit:
http://madamechewy.com/2016/01/17/pool-grill/

Marriott’s Pool Grill is a lovely spot to enjoy a relaxing lunch or romantic dinner. Singapore’s unforgiving weather is always a consideration when dining al fresco, hence we dressed light. However, we were surprised how cool the restaurant was, thanks to some of the air-conditioning flowing out from the hotel (especially if you sit closer to the entrance) as well as powerful ceiling fans.

I came with expectation that everything would be very casual at the Pool Grill, but again was surprised with its sophisticated elegance. Luckily, I dressed up for this lunch appointment my friend.

Service is attentive, warm and polite. However, the staff failed to inform us that they ran out of bone marrow and replaced it with vine tomatoes without checking with my friend. It’s an understatement that she was upset as she was looking forward to the bone marrow with much anticipation.

Lunch started with complimentary Onion Foccacia. We loved its soft innards and crispy exterior.

The Pool Grill Signature Caesar Salad ($19), is prepared and served at your table. The whole affair is rather pageantry, but sadly the salad tasted pedestrian. You can opt to add grilled chicken breast, smoked salmon and grilled prawns for an additional $6, $7 and $8.50 respectively. Order this if you have a thing for fanfare.

The Lobster Bisque ($17) fared much better. The robust flavors of the royal crustacean delighted the palate. We like that its texture, is light and not overly rich. Sitting in the enticing soup is a generous chuck of succulent lobster.

My one true love is grilled prawns and I came to Pool Grill specifically to try this. The Grilled Tiger Prawns ($38 for 200g) were skillfully grilled, and each mouthful rewards with an alluring smoky char, and a crunch that can only come from fresh prawns. The coriander salsa verde sauce is also superb accompaniment.

In the background, is Beer Battered Potato Fritters ($7) seasoned with truffle salt. This could have been nicer if it was less greasy.

After waiting for ages, my dining companion’s 400 day grain fed Australian Wagyu Ribeye ($69) finally arrived. She requested for medium, but it turned up well done. What’s more, the roasted bone marrow which accompanies the steak was replaced with vine tomatoes without her knowledge. Her only comfort came from the melt-in-the-mouth Foie Gras ($15) add on and lobster butter, one Pool Grill’s home-made condiments.

Do yourself a favor, skip desserts here. Both desserts we tried, did not follow through their projected image, The Banofee ($14), a dessert with toffee, banana, crumble and chocolate balls was average at best.

The Chocolate Raspberry Trifle ($14) yielded nothing but disappointment. The jelly was served warm and the sponge cake was absent of the typical moist, soaked consistency associated with trifle.

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• 18 Nov 2015 • 127 reviews • 4 followers

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Tonight all four of us are having the dinner set which costs $48++ per set. With the entertainer mobile application, one is also entitled to 1-for-1 dinner set. It is a great deal for us, as it means that we will be paying half the price of the original price. The set dinner consists of a starter, a main and a dessert. We start the meal with bread, served with butter, olive oil and assorted nuts. Both are refillable. I like that the bread is serving pipping hot and the texture is soft and pillowy. We can't help asking for a second serving. We are also served lemon flavoured iced water which is refillable regularly. For the starters, there is 3 choices available. Wild Mushroom Soup, Shaved Truffle ($14.50 A-la carte) The soup is rich and creamy, and great with the truffle oil on top. There is a sizeable piece of shaved truffle in the centre. Caprese Salad, Buffalo Mozzarella, Pickled Onion, Zucchini, Pesto ($22 A-la carte) The plating is very nice. The cheese is soft and not too strong in taste and balance quite well with the pesto sauce. Pool Grill Caesar Salad ($19 A-la carte) Romaine lettuce, parmesan, anchovy dressing, croutons We do not get to see the salad being made in front of us as reported in other blogs. The salad is presented in a simple way, but tastes refreshing and crisp. For the mains, there is also 3 choices available. Homemade Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli, Fresh Tomato, Basil Sauce (V) ($26 A-la carte) The ravioli looks a bit dry when served. Inside it is filled with rich and creamy filling. The taste is not too strong in the cheese taste. Norwegian Salmon, Heirloom Tomato sauce Vierge ($32 A-la carte) The salmon is cooked just nice, juicy and meaty, while the skin is light and crispy. Roasted Baby Chicken Breast and Confit Leg, Potato Puree, Shimeji Mushrooms ($32 A-la carte) Its serving is the biggest among the 3 mains and one can barely finish it. The chicken is quite tender and flavourful. Lastly for the desserts, there is 3 choices available. Banoffee, Toffee, Banana ($14 A-la carte) This is the recommended dessert from the staff. It is quite a well balanced dessert without feeling too sweet or creamy. Like the popping effect of the chocolate balls in the mouth. Chocolate Raspberry Trifle ($14 A-la carte) It looks like strawberry flavoured jello-o, topped with whipped cream. Not too sweet and quite nice. Vanilla Creme Brulee, Fresh Berries ($16 A-la carte) This is the least favourite out of the 3 desserts as most of us feel that it is a bit too sweet. I feel the sponge cake which the fruits sit on, is lacking of texture. Overall the food is great and well valued for money. I am surprised that the place is not crowded. Through out the whole meal, there is only 3 other tables occupied besides us. So it is easy to get the attention of the staffs. The staffs are friendly and make good recommendation. The place is quiet and cooling. Great for one to enjoy a meal smoothly.
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• 28 May 2015 • 57 reviews • 0 follower

Dinner set at only $35++ per pax!

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(Click here for more photos and the full review: http://mediumrareandothers.blogspot.com/2014/08/pool-grill-orchard.html)

This restaurant's pretty quiet as usual. If you're looking for somewhere quiet and beautiful to spend some initimate moments, this's the place. Although the pool was under renovation, the lights and view of Orchard made up for its unsightly barricades.

We requested for their set dinner, and chose one of each.

Starter
Heirloom Tomato & Buffalo Mozzarella Salad, Gazpacho Dressing

Pool Grill Salmon Caesar Salad, Romaine Lettuce, Croutons, Parmesan Cheese, Anchovy Dressing
Main
Seared Barramundi, Cauliflower Tempura & Puree, Shiraz Reduction
Braised Boneless Short Rib, Pomme Puree, Confit Garlic
Dessert
Soft Pannacotta
Chocolate Crumble, Balsamic Strawberry Salad
Vanilla Cream Brulee
Fresh Berries

On the whole, the meal is wonderful. Their service is warm and friendly, with quite young and energetic service staff who's quick to light up with their smiles.

They asked us if we would like another round of bread, which we promptly said "Yes!" as...

(Click here for more photos and the full review: http://mediumrareandothers.blogspot.com/2014/08/pool-grill-orchard.html)

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  • Pool Grill Salmon Caesar Salad

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