Essa Tay •
14 Oct 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower
Don't waste money or time.
We went with very high expectations only to be let down; hubby had booked a table for my birthday celebration and compared to what we've had in Europe, the Tippling Club is amateurish, simply trying to masquerade itself as if it belonged in the same league as other big boys.
The food was not gastronomic nor did it have a wow factor. Yet the prices is comparable to gastronomic restaurants run by Adria or Blumenthal. At least in those places, it was worth every penny in both service and gastronomic experience.
Each dish sent was accompanied by a server/cook who either gargled or mumbled through the introduction and scurried off, leaving us to wonder and decipher exactly what was said.
The filipino lady server, whom we assume is the maitre'd since she was the only one in a suited unifrom, did not even greet us and during our time there, only came over to ask if we wanted more wine. Of which when we declined, she just walked off without saying a word as though annoyed.
The final straw was when we had finished our final course of dessert, again the stone-faced filipino lady server came with our bill and just left once we signed without so much of a Good night etc which is basic service and courtesy that not only F&B staff should know.
The only thing we felt was above average was the choice of wine wit h our degustation menu. Otherwise, everything else here is simply been there, done that for those with a gourmand tongue. Nothing exciting at all.
We will most definitely NOT recommend friends or family to the Tippling Club, it was a terrible dining experience for a borthday celebration.