02 May 2013 • 96 reviews • 35 followers
Re! is a boutique hotel with a retro theme. People may be put off by the garish pink colour, but this is what makes it stand out from the competitive hotel industry. Whether it works for you or not, I’ll leave it to you to make your own judgement. The biggest take home message I got was the promotional $10 membership for 1 year with Re! Hotel, which entitles you to 15% off room rates, complimentary room upgrade to next category, 1 for 1 Happy Hour promotion, 15% off regular priced items from the in house restaurant and much more. This was to celebrate Re! Hotel 5th year anniversary. Details can be found on their website.
The first time I was here some 2 years ago was because of the competitive lunch promotions on weekdays. Since then, Re!Fill tried to improve itself by broadening its range of items on the menu while still keeping its more popular local cuisine. Overall, food portion was good, food arrangement attractive, service was attentive. Certain dishes were above average while others were only average.
Food items I enjoyed during this sponsored food tasting include:
Pan seared duck breast salad ($13.80): Good portion of fresh green salad with sesame dressing that goes very well with the greens and seared duck. Opens up the appetite nicely. This was also 1 of the chef recommendations.
Oven baked cod fillet with mushroom sauce ($26.80): cod was done just right to preserve the sweetness and juice of the fish. Served with stir fried vegetables and mashed potato.
Munchy combi ($15.80), chicken wings 6 pieces ($13.80): batter was really just average. There are many better alternatives in popular pub restaurants. Nevertheless, at least it was still crispy and served piping hot.
Mushroom soup in puff ($9.80): Portion was good, but quality wise does not stand out from the average soup. To its credit, its tasty and served piping hot.
Chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream: vanilla ice cream actually tastes better than the chocolate brownie, which usually shouldn’t be the case cos the main star of the dish should be the brownie. Brownie was light with mild chocolate taste. Not quite my type, but for those who are watching their calorie/sugar intake, this could be something to consider.
Satay, 6 pieces: I think satay at East Coast Park Hawker Centre is better anytime. While the satay sauce was the saving grace by being rich with nuts, the skewered meat somehow missed its mark. While its still tasty, but felt disappointing to know that I could get better satay in the hawker centre.