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.
An update to my previous review: I went the second time, this time on a weekday (a week after my first visit). the cakes are the same 4-5 types of cakes I had the first time I was there (on a weekend). Nothing new on the variety of cakes! A disappointment. I ordered a fish baked rice this time. Where's the fish? Hardly can tatse the fish at all. Cost me total ~$32 (ice cream desert buffet + 1 order).
First time went to Swensen on a Sunday early afternoon for it's all-you-can-eat ice cream & dessert buffet. I'm a cake lover, btw. The environment is quite big, with different seating areas and the seats are quite comfortable. The price for the buffet on weekend is $19.90, but if you order a food item, then the buffet is $14.90. So I ordered a Salmon n Mushroom baked rice ($13.90) along with the buffet. The buffet sadly, is so-so, because there were only 4-5 types of cakes, and none was those you've seen in pictures online. Those cakes on Sunday were just OK. I expected to have more variety on cakes. I wodner if they have different cakes on some other days (weekdays, perhaps)? On the ice cream side, if you're an ice cream lover, then you'll love it's ice cream selections. Plenty of ice creams for your taste buds. Expect to waite for the ice cream girl to make your ice cream though. The salmon n mushroom baked rice was a bit of a disappointment. It was kinda salty, not sure if it was the salmon or the mushroom or the rice. At the end of my meal, the total cost (including service charge and GST) came to $33.90. All in all, the experience was just OK. I hope they have more variety of cakes (that's why i'll visit Swensen the second time during the weekday to check their cakes). If you're an ice cream lover, Swensen will not disappoint you. One best thing is that you can have the buffet till the restaurant closes at night. So go there with an empty stomach and you'll enjoy alot more.
Ordered their 'all time favourite' chicken baked rice. Price is $13.90++, which comes up to $16.30. Ok 7% is GST, so I'll count it as $15.30. The baked rice is pathetic.. It comes with a lot of rice, no taste, except some salt, and 4 miserable small slices of chicken. Totally not worth the money! For $15.30, u can get better quality food in many other places,definitely not just salted white rice, a little cheese n 4 tiny slices of chicken! I only ate the 4 ti slices of chicken, a few spoonful of the salted white rice, n could not continue eating anymore. Obviously I was still hungry and had to go another place to complete my lunch. This will be my last visit to Swensens!!