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(Closed) Victoria Peak Chinese Cuisine (Orchard Central)

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Located in Orchard Central, this restaurant serves Chinese cuisine.

Mon - Sat: 11:30 - 15:00

Mon - Sat: 18:00 - 22:30

Sun & PH: 11:00 - 15:00

Sun & PH: 18:00 - 22:30

+65 62387666
$45 based on 14 submissions
Children/Family (4 votes), Dinner (4 votes), Lunch (4 votes)
Lam Pong

Enjoyed Eating There

Had dim sum lunch there on Sunday 29 May 2011. I like the location, the atmosphere, the food and the price. They are also quite considerate when serving your food. They served all the savory items first, then the sweet items, so you don't have to have a mixed-up of tastes.

The quality of foods is above average, and there is enough variety to choose. The 30% discount applied to dimsum items only. Ala carte orders side dish are without discount. We ordered intestine (卤生肠)and cuttlefish (墨鱼). Both were nice.

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30 Nov 2011 • 6 reviews • 0 follower

One of the WORST experiences I ever had

I have traveled the world, and eaten in many countries. I must say that last night was one of the WORST dining experiences I ever had, and what worse than for this experience to happen in my own country, Singapore :(

My sis brought us to this restaurant last night to treat us to dinner, since we have been away for a year. We opted for their 4-course abalone and sharks' fin dinner, and at a cost of $216++, was a really horrid experience for the value, the food, and the service. The menu had the following food:

- Barbeque Combination

- Sharks fin with fish maw

- Stir-fried Garoupa Fillet

- Abalone in Stoneware

- Stir-fried daily greens

- Rice porridge with seafood

Value (2/10)

- I am giving one of the lowest ratings because this restaurant's portion for 4, is LITERALLY portion for 1. Each of the above (except for the rice porridge) was served in a small plate that is literally for 1 person in any restaurant I have been to.

Food (3/10)

- I am giving it a combined 3 rating because the abalone was not bad. However, the horrible part of it was that this is a Hong Kong restaurant, and they DID NOT get the sharks fin right. The sharks fin was not cooked properly, resulting in our eating sharks fin that was semi hard (much like chewing uncooked bee hoon). This was a DOWNRIGHT failure, and the night was totally ruined given that we are paying huge $$$ for this.

Service (1/10)

This is ZERO, because I am putting 110% blame on the manager for this. I informed the manager of the sharks fin problem, giving him a chance to rectify it. The ONLY thing he did was to tell me that he will feedback to the chef (what has this got to do with me? It's none of my business what he's going to say to the chef), other than that, NOTHING. No apologies, no initiative to appease the customer.

In all the places I have been, most restaurant managers would have done something to appease the customer, given that the customer is rightfully upset for something BELOW PAR. This restaurant did not do anything.

FAIL. AVOID THIS RESTAURANT AT ALL COSTS.

30 May 2011 • 33 reviews • 0 follower

Enjoyed Eating There

Had dim sum lunch there on Sunday 29 May 2011. I like the location, the atmosphere, the food and the price. They are also quite considerate when serving your food. They served all the savory items first, then the sweet items, so you don't have to have a mixed-up of tastes.

The quality of foods is above average, and there is enough variety to choose. The 30% discount applied to dimsum items only. Ala carte orders side dish are without discount. We ordered intestine (卤生肠)and cuttlefish (墨鱼). Both were nice.

20 Nov 2010 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

Victoria Peak.

Happened to have lunch there with my friends last week. The dim sum was nothing special to be honest but wasnt too bad.

Tried the sharkfin soup and beef soup. Both were ok and not too expensive.

Service was mediocre.

Setting was semi-fine dining but presentation and dining wares have some catching up to do if it was to take the fine dining route.

27 Sep 2010 • 65 reviews • 0 follower

Dim Sum at the peak

The restaurant sits on the top floor of Orchard Central, which is quite fitting to its name. This restaurant hails from Hong Kong but is sadly not quite up to the standards. To celebrate its one year anniversary, the restaurant is having a 30% off all dim sum. I brought my mother there on saturday. The menu consists of mostly fried items, with few steamed ones. Here is a breakdown of what we ate:

Har Gao - Fresh prawns wrapped in translucent skin, not bad but nothing too fantastic.

Mini egg tarts - The skin was not flaky enough and the custard middle was a little artificial, probably due to the addition of artificial vanilla essence.

Pumpkin pancake - Very flat crepe-like pancake, with shreds of pumpkin in it. Not very crispy, but taste wise is ok.

Prawn cakes - Prawns chopped up and formed into mini patties. These are very salty, definitely not recommended.

Onion pancake - The middle is slightly uncooked and soggy. We couldn't quite taste the green onions in the pancake either.

Pan fried XO cheong fun - Very oily, not memorable

Durian pudding - No durian flavor.

Mango pomelo dessert - This one is not bad, with cubes of mango and generous amount of sago.

The total bill came up to $56 after the 30% off. I felt it was quite expensive, considering the quality of the food. Not a place I would come back to when the promotion is over. The restaurant is quite noisy, very suitable for family style gatherings. Service wise, the staff are quick to attend to us, and very polite.

01 Jun 2010 • 6 reviews • 0 follower

Below Expectation

In short,Victoria Peak is not able to hold up to the high standards of its predecessors in Hong Kong.

Although menu is tailored to better suit local taste, but it's best dishes are still the traditional Cantonese fare such as 炸子鸡 and dim sum (excluding lau sau pao).

The best thing to speak of is definitely the hospitality by Ms May who show us how an experience manager helps to improve our dining experience a few notches by not accounting for the poorly executed dishes in our final bill.

Will be back again to give a second try as May has promised that food standard will improve after our blunt but truthful feedback. Hope they redeem themselves by sticking to authentic Cantonese fare, rather than gimmick.