Mon - Fri: 11:00 - 23:30
Sat & Sun: 10:30 - 23:30
A seafood restaurant with a branches all over Singapore, this restaurant also offers dim sum, incorporating their speciality of fresh seafood. Try their chili crab pau among their other dishes like siew mai and flaky char siew pastry.
Original review with photos at http://www.nahmj.com/2016/06/24/red-house-seafood-restaurant-quayside/
Most Singaporean would have either known or been to Red House Seafood Restaurant. Most would classify is to the same league as Jumbo Seafood and Palm Beach Seafood. We opted for a set menu for 10 person at $588++ since only 11 turn up on the day.
These days most restaurant does not serve shark fins, instead they offer alternative soup. At Red House Seafood Restaurant, they serve the Red House Seafood Potage. It is a lightly starchy soup with mild seafood flavour but it was good enough.
Next on the table was an unexpected delish dish, the Spicy Seafood Combination as it appeared with a mediocre appearance. All thumbs up since the spices and the seafood were in perfect harmony. As all green, nothing much to mention as long as it is fresh.
I like the menu includes the Braised Fresh Asparagus with Mushroom in Abalone Sauce instead of the usual broccoli. As all green, nothing much to mention as long as it is fresh.
In all set menu for 10, steamed fish is inevitable. In this set menu, it offered theSteamed Tiger Grouper Fish with Superior Soya Sauce. It was steamed to perfection and with perfect amount of soya sauce seasoning too but somehow I didn’t quite like Tiger Grouper Fish I suppose. As such I didn’t enjoy.
The Crispy Roasted Chicken with Crisp Garlic has truly crispy skin with hardly much fat. A pity the crisp garlic did not enhances the flavour and it require a little more salt as seasoning. The consolation was the meat were moist.
As always, before mains it is time for crab. Diners could choose either the Crabs in Red House Special Chilli Stew or spicy black pepper. We opted for the former. Red House didn’t use the usually Sri Lankan Crab, we couldn’t identify the type of crabs they use. We didn’t enjoy this type of crab. However, I was glad that the sauce was not too strong in ketchup sauce flavour.
Before dessert, we have the House Ultimate Seafood Fried Rice. Although there were lots of prawns, lacking of seafood flavour and wok-hei. Overall, it was quite a disappointing dish.
Finally dessert time, the menu includes Chilled Fresh Mango Pomelo With Sago. Lightly sweetened with sufficient mango flavour.
As we have 11 person at the table for the night, we ordered an additional dish, the Steamed Prawns. It was fresh.
Came here on a recommendation online for crab beehoon, and it was the worst and most expensive crab beehoon i have eaten. The crab was overcooked, meat not full, tasteless like it was dead and dried for a day, and the beehoom soup was completely devoid of crab taste. I have eaten at many other restaurants previously, and their crab beehoon never failed to be shiok. But the redhouse crab beehoon just tasted like pepper and salt and a little ginger. Sweetness came only from the evaporated milk. It was also very expensive as they did not have small crabs. Extremely disappointed in the quality of food here. Will definitely not come back.
We had some out-of-town guests for a few days and were walking along Robertson Quay to select a restaurant.
The foreign guests like seafood and chose this restaurant. What a mistake !
The waiter was extremely rude. At first he did not want to let us sit at an outside table as it was too large for our party of 4 (plus a baby). There wasn't anything else available so he eventually relented. But a few moments later when a more suitable smaller table opened up, he did not want to let us change as he claimed that he had already input the other table number for us. How ridiculous. Throughout the dinner his demeanour was brusque, uncaring, and unhelpful.
We ordered several starters and main courses, all hot dishes. They delivered everything at once. How ridiculous, as it all got cold before we could consume everything.
The mixed platter of 3 types of squid was disgusting -- mushy calamari that was not worth $5 let alone the $30 they charged.
The crayfish looked promising in the menu but came out very different -- coated so thick in bread crumbs to hide the tiny amount to eat. Moreover, the waiter insisted that we had to order at least 3 whole crayfish (cut into halves) and he refused to quote the actual price per piece.
The whole garoupa fish I thought should be good, but when I asked about size the waiter insisted that there is only one size and the price is fixed at $80 per fish. We expected he would at least bring the live fish for us to select (as in many Chinese seafood restaurants around the world), but it just came out already cooked. Not very large nothing special in taste, but not as bad as the previous dishes mentioned.
Total price was $300 for 4 adults, including two small beers, a juice, and a fresh coconut. Aside from the generally poor quality, a more appropriate price should have been only half of that amount.
We would have left right at the beginning or when we heard the scam pricing if it was just the two of us, but as we had the foreign guests and did not want to look furthe for seafood it would have been too troublesome to leave, so we just accepted and paid.
Overall the worst dining experience we have had in Singapore. Definitely avoid.