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Swensen's (Jurong Point)

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Address: #B1-64, Jurong Point 2 Shopping Centre, 63 Jurong West Central 3, 648331

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.

Mon - Fri: 10:30 - 22:30

Sat - Sun & PH: 08:00 - 22:30

+65 67952187
$17 based on 19 submissions
Lunch (7 votes), Children/Family (5 votes), Dinner (5 votes)

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3.5

Merry Swensen's Christmas!

http://thechosenglutton.wordpress.com/2011/11/19/merry-swensens-christmas/

What I love about Christmas in Singapore is that, even though there isn’t really this, large religious celebration behind it, but everyone is so hyped about it, government and civilians alike. The lights are up 2 months ahead of the festive season, sales start the same time before, likewise for restaurants. The build-up of the Christmas atmosphere is more present than any other festivals. By chance, Swensen’s gets my first Christmas dinner this year. The specially designed menu reflects their effort in preparing for the most anticipated season of the year.

Waiting time was a killer even at half past eight in the evening on a Saturday. The queue, the time for the food to be served. Can’t blame them, but yes, be prepared if you decide to pop by. The concept of having a tumbler of iced water at your table is quickly up and coming in many restaurants. It lightens the waitpersons’ job, and also lessen the complaints of waitpersons being inattentive.

We had a 3-course ala-carte dinner ourselves, starting with the Creamy Mushroom Soup, which actually looks promising on the menu.

Creamy Mushroom Soup ($8.90++) :: Looks can be deceiving, and in this case, it did just that. A fan of Mushroom Soup sure I am. I’m not very picky about it, but so long as it’s the grainy kind of mushroom soup, coupled with it being not-so-soupy (like some semi-melted ice cream texture), I usually call it off. And unfortunately, the one served at Swensen’s is just that, which wasn’t to my liking at all. It was neither creamy nor rich, like described in the menu. Although the sourdough breadbowl did make it up a little (it was crispy to the right degree), it was still a disappointing first course.

Grilled Turkey Breast (Christmas Menu) ($16.90++) ::  The word ‘turkey’ just entices me so much, I can’t bear not to order it. Served with chicken gravy, glazed chestnut, mashed potato and cranberry sauce, it was quite an average course. Nothing to scream about, but it was edible. Meat was somewhere in between too tough and just nice. Chestnut and cranberry sauce was compatible to the dish.

Lamb Shashlik ($17.20++) :: I have to bring this up – for the first time, the physical course itself is of a bigger portion than it is reflected in the menu, which gives a satisfying feeling, psychologically. Two skewers of three huge lamb chunks each, accompanied by savory rice and garlic yoghurt sauce, this course is the winning dish of the day. Love the lamb chunks which were skewed to just right. It was well worth it, although the savory rice was more towards plain rice than as mentioned. If you’re a lamb lover, try this!

Moving on to our last but never the least course – desserts! They have a total of 12 new sundaes as part of their Christmas Menu. Of course, we need to give them nicely decorated sundaes a try.

Chocolate Twinkle (Christmas Menu) ($9.90++) ::  A combination of Sticky Chewy Chocolate and Frosted Chocolate Malt Ice Cream (ohmy, two of my favorite Swensen’s ice cream, of course this is what I ordered), topped with, well, more chocolates! Namely cold fudge and Smarties. It’s like what I’ll do to my sundae if I were to customize it. Clearly a sundae for a Chocolate Love, like myself. But even so, be prepared to down some few litres of water to ease your throat.

Gingerbread House (Christmas Menu) ($10.90++) ::  Attractive point? This tower of ice cream is topped with gingerbread man cookies – best seller for the young, or well, the young-at-heart adults, lol. Its composition is that of Butterscotch and Coffee Ice Cream. To me, the combination is too funky for my liking.

The Christmas Menu includes other items like Steak, Breaded Veal, etc. They have a page filled with the pictures and its respective descriptions. Take your time to go through them and pick whichever suits your sense of sight and taste! If you are looking for an affordable yet pretty enjoyable lunch / dinner, Swensen’s really isn’t too bad.

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• 05 Aug 2015 • 1 review • 0 follower

Inflexible Menu. Staff not knowledgable of their own business n menu. Last time to Swensens outlets

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The staff r not well trained. Swensens was much better with breakfast menu last time unlike the new change. If u want a top of an extra bread or anything u can't do it !!!! Instead u have to buy another set of meal !! Seriously !! I dnt have Al Carte !?!??? The change of drink from coffee to juice is not allowed ??!!?? So if I m not a caffeine person I still have to waste the coffee kept Infront of me n have to order juice separately ??!?
 
 It's indeed most unfriendly menu I have every come across!
 
 Bad choice for breakfast ... I Their recipes keep changing. Save ur money n have a hearty breakfast at a better place.
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• 13 Jan 2013 • 23 reviews • 14 followers

Last time to Swensen's

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I have really liked Swensen's American style food - like a fast food, plus. But recently, the food quality has gotten a lot worse. Their hamburger made me dream of McDonald's (that's not a complement). Both my wife and daughter's stomach hurt after our recent visit. The hot chocolate I ordered took a long time, and must have been sitting out for a while (to be fair, though, they replaced it with a hot one when I complained). The service is not at all the worst - just not great. For a 'corporate' type restaurant, they don't seem to be getting the basics right anymore. And the price is too high to justify that (in short, they aren't competing with fast food anymore on the value for money comparison).

On the plus side, their benches are totally amazingly comfortable.
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• 20 Nov 2011 • 103 reviews • 17 followers

Merry Swensen's Christmas!

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http://thechosenglutton.wordpress.com/2011/11/19/merry-swensens-christmas/

What I love about Christmas in Singapore is that, even though there isn’t really this, large religious celebration behind it, but everyone is so hyped about it, government and civilians alike. The lights are up 2 months ahead of the festive season, sales start the same time before, likewise for restaurants. The build-up of the Christmas atmosphere is more present than any other festivals. By chance, Swensen’s gets my first Christmas dinner this year. The specially designed menu reflects their effort in preparing for the most anticipated season of the year.

Waiting time was a killer even at half past eight in the evening on a Saturday. The queue, the time for the food to be served. Can’t blame them, but yes, be prepared if you decide to pop by. The concept of having a tumbler of iced water at your table is quickly up and coming in many restaurants. It lightens the waitpersons’ job, and also lessen the complaints of waitpersons being inattentive.

We had a 3-course ala-carte dinner ourselves, starting with the Creamy Mushroom Soup, which actually looks promising on the menu.

Creamy Mushroom Soup ($8.90++) :: Looks can be deceiving, and in this case, it did just that. A fan of Mushroom Soup sure I am. I’m not very picky about it, but so long as it’s the grainy kind of mushroom soup, coupled with it being not-so-soupy (like some semi-melted ice cream texture), I usually call it off. And unfortunately, the one served at Swensen’s is just that, which wasn’t to my liking at all. It was neither creamy nor rich, like described in the menu. Although the sourdough breadbowl did make it up a little (it was crispy to the right degree), it was still a disappointing first course.

Grilled Turkey Breast (Christmas Menu) ($16.90++) ::  The word ‘turkey’ just entices me so much, I can’t bear not to order it. Served with chicken gravy, glazed chestnut, mashed potato and cranberry sauce, it was quite an average course. Nothing to scream about, but it was edible. Meat was somewhere in between too tough and just nice. Chestnut and cranberry sauce was compatible to the dish.

Lamb Shashlik ($17.20++) :: I have to bring this up – for the first time, the physical course itself is of a bigger portion than it is reflected in the menu, which gives a satisfying feeling, psychologically. Two skewers of three huge lamb chunks each, accompanied by savory rice and garlic yoghurt sauce, this course is the winning dish of the day. Love the lamb chunks which were skewed to just right. It was well worth it, although the savory rice was more towards plain rice than as mentioned. If you’re a lamb lover, try this!

Moving on to our last but never the least course – desserts! They have a total of 12 new sundaes as part of their Christmas Menu. Of course, we need to give them nicely decorated sundaes a try.

Chocolate Twinkle (Christmas Menu) ($9.90++) ::  A combination of Sticky Chewy Chocolate and Frosted Chocolate Malt Ice Cream (ohmy, two of my favorite Swensen’s ice cream, of course this is what I ordered), topped with, well, more chocolates! Namely cold fudge and Smarties. It’s like what I’ll do to my sundae if I were to customize it. Clearly a sundae for a Chocolate Love, like myself. But even so, be prepared to down some few litres of water to ease your throat.

Gingerbread House (Christmas Menu) ($10.90++) ::  Attractive point? This tower of ice cream is topped with gingerbread man cookies – best seller for the young, or well, the young-at-heart adults, lol. Its composition is that of Butterscotch and Coffee Ice Cream. To me, the combination is too funky for my liking.

The Christmas Menu includes other items like Steak, Breaded Veal, etc. They have a page filled with the pictures and its respective descriptions. Take your time to go through them and pick whichever suits your sense of sight and taste! If you are looking for an affordable yet pretty enjoyable lunch / dinner, Swensen’s really isn’t too bad.

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