Mon - Fri: 11:00 - 22:00
Sat: 15:00 - 22:00
Shallots serves up a mix of European style cuisine with a hint of Asian flavours. It definitely caters to the individual palates with its variety of foods. Wash down with a glass of wine from their extensive wine list, covering wines from both the Old World and New World.
See the full review with pictures at: http://pickledpeas.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/lunch-at-shallot-marina-square/ I ordered the spicy shrimp and broccoli pasta as part of the lunch menu. It’s basically aglio olio spaghetti with shrimp and broccoli. Not bad, but they use frozen shrimp. We also had the raclette with pickles, pickled onions, and potatoes, which I really liked. Could have been more generous with the cheese – the air con in this place was really cold so the cheese also wasn’t super melty. I really like the raclette on the rosti in Marche. We ordered a side of Truffle fries; these were pretty good. There's a free-flow appetizer bar (like at Hifumi round the corner) with all sorts of bar bites like fish tenders or roasted cauliflower. I liked these! They’re not particularly warm or fresh but would make good snacking food with a beer. The appetizer bar also has several salads, crostinis, and soup that changes through the day. The soup is rather meh though. Given the execution of the lunch specials were not particularly mindblowing, I am skeevy of coming back here for the decidedly more expensive dinner entrees – will it really be that much better than the lunch/will the price point be justified?
Marina Square offers quite a good set of value lunches, and Shallots is no difference.
At a recent visit, I started with the cream of pumpkin soup, followed by richly flavoured lamb on spiced basmati rice before ending with a bread pudding. The food was average, but at $13.90 one cannot ask for better value.
Saw this bistro by chance on New Year's eve. Enjoyed the great ambience with my wife, though the wait a little long due to the crowd. Great food and service. Keep up the good work!