10 Raeburn park, #01-28
Escape and unwind in a place where the serenity of lush greenery is infused with affordable good food at the fringe of the central business district.
Dining Week was a great opportunity to try out a new restaurant in Singapore. It is tucked away, but has a surprisingly nice ambiance when you arrive. The simulated outdoor environment makes it a great location for a nice weekend lunch or just a place to get away from the hustle of the city. The unfortunate part was that the service was terrible. I think this restaurant wasn't prepared for the volume for Dining Week, but it was completely unmanageable. We were sat but not attended to for 15 minutes. At that point they brought us one glass of wine but said they would be back for the food order. The next time someone came to our table was 20 minutes later. The table next to us sat afterwards, but got their food before we even ordered. Then, we were served the set menu (so no ordering even really needed aside from the main course selection) and they served us different items than what was listed on the menu. When we asked about it, they said they had run out of the ingredients. Thankfully, we didn't have any allergies at the table. The poor service continued and the very long wait between courses was unfortunate. It's too bad this place doesn't have better service because the atmosphere is nice and we would have been back. Probably not anymore. Thanks for the opportunity to see other restaurant options. We always enjoy trying new things!
06 Apr 2013, 08:37
Fantastic dining experience. The rib eye was cooked to perfection! Will definitely visit again..
02 Apr 2013, 03:25
Fantastic service in a lovely location! My only complaint-I would have eaten more!!
28 Mar 2013, 08:38
Parco Caffe is a kitsch restaurant hidden in Raeburn Park Business park. The decor is such that you feel like you are almost eating in an open air venue with vines creeping up the walls around you. Parco's food was reasonably good - my only faults would be that the starter soup was more of a potato and mushroom soup then a mushroom soup with truffles and potato. It was pleasant but not something you'd go back for. The main were a choice of steak versus salmon. The fish was quite well done - a bit dry but beautifully seasoned. The steak was cooked a little bit beyond medium rare but I think it was more the cut of the meat that was a bit questionable. It was potentially the let down of the night - gristly, thin and really would have been almost the same as if one had dined at home. The dessert - an apple puff pastry was delicious and crispy as advertised. In addition we tried the foie gras from the a la carte menu and felt that that was definitely worth the money - the foie gras was perfectly seared and truly a delight. Actually the degustation menu at $78 per person or $130 per couple appears to be more worthwhile with foie gras, lobster bisque and a total of six courses. Parco Caffe is a pleasant restaurant with affordable food. I would definitely go back for brunch or to have a quick bite with friends but not for a romantic dinner or a special occasion.
26 Mar 2013, 03:54