Daily: 10:30 - 22:30
Swensen's has developed over the years to become a restaurant chain offering not only ice cream, but fun and friendly casual-dining with a wide selection of hearty food, desserts, beverages, ice cream cakes and takeaway novelties.
Say swensens, and everybody knows it - It's at almost every location and I absolutely love it! Though it is one the pricey side, it's pretty worth it. I love their dishes and it comes in big portions. Perfect for family dinner - birthdays or anniversary. I love their fish and chips too! Can really tell that their fishes are fresh and well cooked. The Swedish meat ball is also really recommended. I love Swensens ice cream and love how they give free serving of ice cream if it's your birthday!
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The Boston Lobster Roll ($21.80) – A decadent creation featuring generous chunks of succulent lobster meat dressed with a touch of honey lime. To complete the experience, a perfectly toasted pillow soft butter bun was specially created so that every bite is unforgettable! Got to admit I’ve this so very the soft spot for LOBSTERS MEAT! SO JUICY!
Swensen's has been around for years, with many outlets around Singapore. What usually comes to mind when one mentions the name of this All-American chain restaurant here, ice cream? i don't know about you, but since young I have always enjoyed their delicious Fish & Chips with the firm dory flesh that doesnt fall apart at knifepoint, or the absolutely scrumptious Crayfish Pasta.
Today, however, I would like to mention my absolute favorite here - the Salmon and Mushroom Baked Rice (SGD$12.90).
So how this dish is formed is, a delicious brown mushroom sauce and cheese are slathered generously over over an eye-shaped bowl of egg-mushroom fried rice. Then it is set to bake, along with the salmon. It may be a simple dish, but the flavor is absolute.
The rice is not just plain rice, but its fried with egg, button mushroom and I believe there's garlic as well. The tasty brown sauce is thick, and comes with generous slivers of shiitake mushrooms, thus adding bounce to the entire dish. The smoked salmon itself is saccharine in its own sea-worthiness, and topped with melted cheese, is completely wholesome.
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Overpriced, for what it actually delivers.
* Presentation - highly unappetizing.
*Taste - something you can easily conjure yourself while trying to UNsuccessfully experiment anything
*Ambience - very little, similar to a spartan cafeteria trying hard to be look contemporary and maybe even artsy (I am being generous) but failing very miserably
*Service - minimal
Dissapointing to say the very least, for a $75+ meal for 3 people.
3 pasta mains and 1 dessert.
Even the funkier foodcourts or good pasta deli takeaways have way more presentation and taste, for less.
From fond child~teen Singapore memories with friends and bf ... I recall Swensen's being the 'go to' place to ice-cream - Earthquakes etc. Having been dissapointed with all 3 pastas, I thought this Ion one deserved at least a redeeming chance with a dessert order. Despite everyone's protests, I went ahead with ONE order.
*Dessert - a pathetic looking 2 scoops dunked on a waffle, nothing more nothing less ... really sad.
I could have done the same at home without having to pay $11!
Zero effort to even jazz up overall presentation with a drizzle of caramel/fudge/whipped cream with a cinnamon stick or something.