The place is really easy to miss. But once you open the door, you'll be amazed cos the place really feels like the interior of a French chateau, with a lovely alfresco area featuring water features and big glass doors opening out from the main dining room.
The pasta ($10) is nice. Tandoori spaghetti is quite interesting.
The duck confit is decent, but a bit dry.
The chocolate lava cake ($10) definitely steals the limelight though.
The crowd that hangs out here are mostly expatriate families from the nearby Bukit Timah residental district, adding to the laidback French chateau holiday feel.
Don't expect too much from the wait staff, they tend to be rather untrained, some rather rude - they're probably students from Evans Lodge hostel.
What lovely ambience, wonderful wine list and gorgeous enters and mains. And then..... dessert ..... Saturday night 8pm, asked for the menu select our desert then told it's not available. "Ok we'll have the coconut jelly with gula melaka. Shortly after the waiter returns to say that also wasn't available. I'm sorry, this kind of incompetence I find unacceptable. You must, as a team, know what's on and off the menu in a restaurant. This isn't a hawker centre, even they know what's not available. Would I come back, yes, would I recommend others, yes, but don't come if you want to finish your meal with dessert, it's not guaranteed.
A nice place to hangout with your girls to chill with wine and desserts.Since it's called the Wine Company, they have a large variety of wine but the food was not up to our expectations. The main courses and appetisers are on the expensive side and certainly nothing impressive. The lobster bisque tasted a little too salty for my liking and the most-raved after chocolate molten lava cake is not comparable to the one I had at mount emily. Overall, it's still a nice cosy place to hangout and chill with wine.
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The food here is a mix of simple, uncluttered Italian fare and unfussy local favourites, in fairly large portions. The quality of the food is generally fair and value-for-money. So while the food here may not be the best, it definitely commiserates with the reasonably low prices.
1) Pepper Seared Tuna ($16) Firm pink fresh tuna encrusted with pepper and seared, with peppery rocket leaves accenting the dish and a drizzle of balsamic for flavour.
2) Chargrilled Vegetables ($12) with zucchini, mushrooms, peppers and tomatoes all grilled to a smoky perfection, and tossed with a smoky sweetish balsamic vinegar for some tang
3) Stewed Oxtail Pappardell ($19) was just alright, and could have done with a little more oxtail, but at the cost of only 19 bucks, there's little to complain. Oxtail was stewed real tender and robustly flavoured, and pasta was done al dente
4) Chicken Pesto Cream Penne ($14) with sauteed chicken and pinenuts in pesto sauce was ordinary, but fairly good and really cheap. I thought the addition of pinenuts was a nice touch
5) Prawn Linguine ($15) with pinenuts. This was done al dente, simple and uncomplicated
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How can I not be seduced by the decor? It has four different but complimentary styles. First, there are wooden planter's chairs with short marble coffee tables, speaking of a colonial era. Along the same stretch of walkway, there are checkered-upholstered armchairs, a more "starbucks" feel, but the design of black-and-white checkers also invoke a bygone era. Notice the same short coffee tables are used to unify the different chairs. In the "garden" of this restaurant, a third design comes in. A more modern look, with rattan patio chairs and wooden tables but this design blends in because of the colors: the brown tables mirror the brown planter's chairs and the black patio chairs compliments the black and white checkers. All three outdoor designs have an easy casualness. And the last one, the interior, is very sexy. Dimly lit, the restaurant is full of dark wood and marble tabletops and heavy wooden chairs with the shape of the patio chairs. Very nicely decorated!
We ordered the all-day breakfast ($15) with an additional of sparkling wine(+$5) and wine-soaked poached pears ($11).
The all-day breakfast comes with a sausage, eggs (of your style), hashed brown, roasted tomato, bacon, and sauteed mushrooms. Everything was soaked in oil. And they all tasted worse than McDonald's. The bacon was so overly done it had all shriveled up. Very disappointing. Why is this even on the first page of the menu?
Wine-soaked poached pears: Love the movenpick ice cream. The pears themselves weren't bad, tasting like sour pears. But the dessert should have been chilled.
Overall, good ambience, good service, bad food. Don't eat here. Can chill out here.
Dim lightings coupled along with wooden tables and chairs, the slow savouring of the melting chocolate and the pure enjoyment of gentling tasting fine wine. The Wine Company is definitely the place to go to for a quick getaway from the ever-busy lifestyle of Singaporeans or even just for a short meet up with friends.
Other than the soothing environment, do indulge yourself with their desserts. My favorite? The chocolate molten lava cake. I've visited various restaurants and cafes with this similar cake and I've got to say that this chocolate molten lava cake has got to be the best by far, even though it does feel evil after awhile.
Other cafes do have similar cakes, but it's difficult to find one that's not too sweet, not too rich, not too tasteless and not over-melted. Plunge your spoon into the chocolate cake and you'll see melting chocolate flowing out. The cake comes with a scoop of icecream too! So place the icecream onto the cake and enjoy the hot and cold sensation.
Its quiet and peaceful there, so its good for chats and meetups. As for the price, I would say its reasonable for such a fine quality experience. There are spaghetties, lunch sets and fingerfood available as well, do check it out!