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Review for Prive Cafe

3.2

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Address: GF, Marina at Keppel Bay, 2 Keppel Bay Vista, 098382
11 Sep 2012
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Wonderful ambience

Went there to celebrate my 21st birthday, and it turned out to be one of the most memorable nights I have. I'm glad I have chosen Prive because of the amazing view and ambience, as well as the tasty food and attentive service. It really is a great place for big group outing and as a chill-out place for after-work gathering, and even though I have only been there at night I can really envision it being a really sunny and cheerful brunch place in the day. Keep up the good work!
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Undiscovered New Gem

Prive means "private" in French, and this restaurant is indeed private. The drive along a 2 lane road is impressive with the flowers lining both side of the road leading to the bridge that connects to Keppel Island.

Other than the marina club, nothing is ready yet but its very peaceful and the sea breeze makes this a great place for a lazy breakfast or Sunday lunch.

We went there on a Sunday afternoon, (it was the 4th day of the restaurant opening), the restaurant itself is in an enclosed room (there is no view). Service wise, they still need a bit of time to get up to speed but I think they're doing alright for such a new restaurant.

Their set menu (consists of start, main and desser) is really great value @ $38++ because its a selection of the dishes from the a-la-carte menu. The portion is exactly the same as when you order from the a-la-carte, where the main cost around $30 and above.

Feedback from the group, in general everyone was happy with their starter, main and especially the desserts, which is rare given that there's normally some dishes that doesn't go down well, but its not the case here.

Would definitely go back there again while its still "unknown and uncrowded", because for the quality of the food going at the set price, it calls for many repeated visit before they change the price!

Now if they only offer Alfresco dining, its a pity that we can't enjoy the natural sea breeze.
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nice breakfast

prive bakery cafe is located at marina bay keppel is indeed a place where you are able to enjoy the quietness and to be able to soak yourself in the greens. one of the recommendations in the all day breakfast set or if you like egg benedicts i think this place has done quite a good job for this. 
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This is the place to chill.

This is definitely a good place to go if you want to relax and be away from civilization. The view is great and I recommend sitting outside if the weather is not too hot. The food here is not bad ordered the ribs and it was alright. Overall, I would say the food is not absolutely fantastic but it is affordable and rather worth it for the view and ambience. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND the banana chocolate milkshake if you are a fan of the banana chocolate combination, it is one of the best I've ever tried, at least in Singapore. Would definitely come back again!
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Generally alright food, lousy service.

The Initial waitor couldn't speak English fluently so we couldn't really tell her about  the doneness of the burger.
We couldn't switch seats despite the fact that we made a prior reservation.
The chili tasted alot like ketchup.
The soup was full flavoured but the truffle oil wasn't fragrant enough.
The pulled pork burger was also full flavoured with a slightly tough texture and had a fairly awful presentation with veg spilling out.
The aglio olio pasta was nicely El dente. Slightly salty though. 
The Burger nicely done with crispy fries and a decent salad.
Both drinks were nice
The Triple chocolate was sweet and rich but not too sweet due to the presence of dark chocolate. 
The Smoc was attractive and interesting visually.
After our meal was done for a good few mins, the staff appeared more interested in staring at their phones than helping to clear the plates. 
Water wasn't refilled either.
Decent food with a few hiccups, at this price a slightly better standard will be ideal. 
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Cafe Week Dinner

This month Nom's is organising its first Cafe Week which is happening over 2 weekends on 10-13 Dec and 17-20 Dec 2015. There is 14 cafes participating in this event, offering Brunch/ Lunch at $25/ person, Tea at $15/ person, and Dinner at $35/ person. Boston Clam Chowder ($14++) Served in squid ink bread with bacon, Idaho potatoes, celery, parsley and clam stock The chowder is very rich and thick. Best have it with the crispy squid ink bread which balances the salty bacon's taste in the chowder. Charred Broccoli Salad ($17++) A healthy mix of Virginia ham, baby gem lettuce, avocado, spiced almonds, Spanish onions, blistered grapes and shaved parmesan, drizzled with honey-garlic dressing It is quite a light and refreshing, although I would prefer the vegetables to be chopped into smaller pieces with more dressing added. Next for the main courses which also come with 2 choices. Linguine Aglio Olio ($18++ for spaghetti version) Linguine Aglio Olio tossed with Chilean scallops, sundried tomatoes, bird's eye chilli, wilted spinach and smoked bacon The pasta is quite tasty with the sweetness of the tomatoes balancing the spicy taste of the chilli and salty bacon. Duck Leg Cassoulet ($28++) Duck Leg Cassoulet served with carrots, pearl onions, mushrooms, Brussels sprouts, garlic confit and bacon The serving is quite huge. The duck meat is quite tender and flavourful, although I feel that the sauce is a bit on the salty side. The sourness taste of pearl onions quite stimulate one's appetite. Lastly for dessert, there is also 2 choices for us to choose from, although we are both quite full by this time. Sticky Date Pudding ($12++) Sticky Date Pudding served with housemade butterscotch and vanilla bean ice cream with sprinkled walnuts It is my all-time favourite dessert which I will always order when I dine here. I am so happy when I notice it on the menu. The story behind this dessert is that the co-owner of Prive used to operate a restaurant called Brown Sugar which served great Sticky Date Pudding. Since then it is a well known fact that it is the must order dessert here. The sticky date pudding is served pipping hot. It tastes sweet, soft and moist, although I could not taste the bites of dates this time round. A great well done dessert. Chocolate Posset Served with summer berry coulis, pistachio biscotti It is chocolate mousse, served in a jar. It tastes quite rich and creamy. However it is wasted on me who is a non chocolate lover. It tastes a bit jelat after a few mouthfuls. Overall the food is not bad. Comparing with the ala carte prices, having the $35 nett for the set dinner sounds like such a great deal. The place is packed during the weekend. Getting the staff to refill the water takes quite an effort, although they do check with us on the food from time to time.