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(Closed) The Retrospective

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Be transported back to the 80s and 90s while dining in The Retrospective in Keong Saik Road. The menu offers modern interpretations of popular French-inspire dishes in the past like steak diane, crepes suzette and duck a l'orange.

Mon - Thu: 12:00 - 00:00

Fri - Sun: 12:00 - 01:00

+65 62231334
$30 based on 8 submissions
foodolicious

Good and Affordable meal.

The retrospective restaurant and bar is a pretty good bistro to go to I feel as its prices are competitive and food is decent too. We spent about $40 each and were full at the end of the meal. Was justly slightly disappointed with the duck confit but everything else worked for me, so it is still a good restaurant overall. I think the more interesting thing about this bistro is its retro settings, such as the paintings, furniture and even the background music. If you are in for a retro night and don’t want to spend too much on European food, then the retrospective restaurant and bar will be suitable!

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http://foodolicious.wordpress.com/2014/01/12/the-retrospective/

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12 Jan 2014 • 136 reviews • 0 follower

Good and Affordable meal.

The retrospective restaurant and bar is a pretty good bistro to go to I feel as its prices are competitive and food is decent too. We spent about $40 each and were full at the end of the meal. Was justly slightly disappointed with the duck confit but everything else worked for me, so it is still a good restaurant overall. I think the more interesting thing about this bistro is its retro settings, such as the paintings, furniture and even the background music. If you are in for a retro night and don’t want to spend too much on European food, then the retrospective restaurant and bar will be suitable!

For more details, please visit:
http://foodolicious.wordpress.com/2014/01/12/the-retrospective/
chocolate lava @dairycream.blogspot
17 Jun 2013 • 228 reviews • 8 followers

Decent desserts at affordable price

Click : http://www.dairycream.blogspot.sg/2013/06/retrospective-bar-desserts.html for full review and pics

After dinner at Chinatown Hawker Centre, we strolled here for nice desserts......and some rather bland cappucino. The Vanilla Creme Brûlée with Chai Biscotti ($11) was the earliest dish to be wiped off. While the basic standards of a crackly crust and smooth custard filling were met, the scents of vanilla was pleasant and strong. The Chai biscotti was not a common pairing but lost its crunch that day.
 
 How could we miss the Bread & Butter Bread Pudding especially when it is served with butterscotch sauce and peanut butter ice cream? Unfortunately, both the ice cream and gooey sauce residing on top were too little to go with the bread pudding. Also, the soft custard mixture was lacking in the pudding so we ended up with dry & doughy cake.
 
 The not-so-new chocolate fondant cake was the latest addition on their menu during our visit then in March. The pistachio nibs and salt grains scattered on the plate gave a pleasant savoury contrast to the chocolate cake. it would be more ideal if the ice cream was served in a bowl to delay melting time and unnecessary wastage Conclusion: The price of the desserts ($11 each) is quite reasonable and perhaps even a bargain, considering the fact that many similar restaurants price their desserts from at least $15. However, despite few customers, waiting hours were slightly too long, especially when we order only desserts. The savoury menu with comfort food such as Mac & Cheese or Retro burger looks not too bad either.
24 May 2013 • 1 review • 0 follower

Cancelled a confirmed reservation

Very disappointed. Was looking forward to trying this place out. Had a confirmed reservation, only to receive a phone call that they thought I was going a day earlier and they could not accommodate our booking! 

 The reservation was made through this site and I had email confirmation of my booking.

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Following complaining regarding my disappointment the restaurant owner has contacted me directly to apologise for the mishap and is looking into why the reservation was confirmed by the system.  I think that there may be some fault with the reservation system itself and recommend calling a restaurant to reconfirm your booking.
04 May 2013 • 191 reviews • 3 followers

gourmet food retro style

had a light with their scotch egg (boiled egg with pork sausage) and buffalo wings with blue cheese (had a sour twist to the usual buffalo wings). topped it up with ice cold ginger beer... real classy diner to hang out with friends, if you don't mind splurging.

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25 Apr 2013 • 245 reviews • 1 follower

decent european-american-westernish food in the hipster part of chinatown.

hotos and more here: http://andmorefood.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/the-retrospective-chinatown/   I say western in the colloquial way it’s used in singapore to refer to any sort of food belonging to those regions – fusion just doesn’t nearly have the same ring –  the menu is rather typical of a modern bistro. I was drawn to this restaurant by their rather lovely graphic logo – and the way the place was done up, all retroesque (obviously) and bistro-like.   it’s pretty decent food, and I’ll give it a lukewarm recommendation if you’re in the area – but given the other offerings there, and the fact that chinatown is a veritable treasure box of food findings, I don’t think I’ll return anytime soon.   we started off with a scotch egg, the sausage coating on the outside had far too much breadcrumb/binder as it tasted a little doughy and stodgy, which was a pity. the pickles on the side rather helped lift the slightly-underseasoned flavours of the dish.   the mains faired better – I had a niçoise salad which was topped with a seared slab of raw tuna. there was great char on the fish, but it was served really rather cold, and the greens doused in a fair bit of olive oil (which was taste-y, at least). my sister truly enjoyed her burger though. it came very, very red – so be aware of this if you do order it – but also very juicy, so much that it started spilling over the wooden board when cut. it’s a standard soft sesame-topped bun and melty american cheese concoction with a large side of well-cooked fries.   standardly-average fare at inflated-hipster-prices (though likely only about competitive with the other options in the area), and I think the best thing to get might be the burger – though the next table did have a rather intriguing mac-n’-cheese that looked worth trying.