Since opening its doors in 2000, Senso Ristorante & Bar has become something of a fine dining institution here, thanks to its impeccable Italian fine cuisine and top notch service. Converted from a former convent building on Club Street, this restaurant will impress with its beautiful neo-classical architecture and its luxurious but tastefully restrained furnishings. The menu is authentic Italian fine-dining prepared with high-quality ingredients including wild boar, veal and truffle. Expect everything to be exquisitely plated, and for it to taste as good as it looks
Senso is an established favourite among local and international audience and it has plenty of experience hosting private dinners and corporate functions. If visiting for the first time, ask to be seated in the courtyard to fully absorb the Italian “Terrazzo” experience, and take a trip to the wine cellar to select your own wine or consult with the experienced Sommelier.
Food was great and fresh, totally showcased what the ala carte menu can be. The champagne made it even better.Service was attentive and friendly. The courtyard was beautiful.
Only thing which irritated me was that they somehow missed out my reservation and I had to search for my booking number. And even with that, they had no record of my name whatsoever. No apology or anything, they just usher us to a table. After my meal, I received the email for feedback but later on receive another email about my "no-show" at Senso. I feel Senso should have taken note and provided an updated attendance. This unpleasant incident scarred my Senso experience.
Food portions were satisfying. We couldn't finish dessert. Service is attentive and informative. Table lay-out allowed for some privacy. Overall an delightful experience. Certainly, we are coming back and recommending this place to friends.
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It pains me to say that the great food at Senso was marred by the intrusive service and unwelcoming attitude of the staff.
For restaurant week, I started with the Sautéed King Tiger Prawns served on Black ‘Venere’ Rice Timbale with Avocado and Sicilian Orange. Great start to the meal with thick, succulent prawns and very nicely done Timbale rice. Didn't quite understand the pairing with the orange slice but overall this was my favourite dish of the night.
I had cod fillet for main course and it was equally pleasing, with juicy and flavourful meat while the skin had a nice crisp to it. The garnish was pretty much perfect, with the mash being well-seasoned and the asparagus tender.
Dinner ended with hot dark Chocolate eruption served with Passion Fruit and Vanilla Ice-cream, which is a standard but always good. Crisp outer layer, warm fluid center - you can't go wrong with that. Though my friend did comment that he would have preferred a more liquid consistency with the molten chocolate.
However, the service left me cold. There was no warmth, no smiles and they seemed like they couldn't wait to get us out of the restaurant when it was only 10pm.
They make you feel extremely welcomed. We had a corner seat which was very private and the service was impeccable.. My only complaint is, the vanilla ice cream's vanilla taste is not strong enough; it was easily overpowered by the awesome chocolate volcano, couldn't taste the vanilla (my favourite flavour) that much. BUT I'll give a 9/10 for this place! A must try!
Senso took good advantage of the dining week to showcase what they are good at. Unlike some of the others who somehow did not put their best food forward. Their choices were impressive and tasty. Thank you, Senso , for sharing your best with me.
I first went to Senso ages ago when they newly opened and hadn't been back till this year's Restaurant Week. I don't know why I waited so long!
I thoroughly enjoyed my meal, service was excellent and food portions were generous and cooked to perfection.
Unlike some places which stinge on portions or ingredients for set meals, I was struggling to finish my large steak of cod fish! There was a wide selection of breads and rolls, which was replenished when our group of 3 finished the first basket. The warm chocolate cake for dessert was also lovely...
Was impressed by the initiative of a waiter who noticed me coughing and offered me a hot honey lemon drink instead of regular water, at no extra cost. It's these little touches that make a difference.
Very good value meal for restaurant week dinner. I especially enjoyed the osso bucco. Very well done. Molten lava cake was crispy on outside and soft on the inside.
An evening of sheer indulgence for my wife and I as our senses were titillated to the max..
To begin, the premise was immaculate; the decor is tasteful and don't get us started on the beautiful courtyard!
What impressed us the most was the outstanding service rendered by your team. The staff was friendly, attentive without being intrusive.
To boot, the food & wine was simply sublime! Both the presentation and taste was just exquisite!
Was there on Sunday night and is was very busy. Service was very attentive and well trained, always there but not pushy. The younger manager or sommelier (there where 2 in a suit) very professional and the wine suggestion was great, we all loved it not knowing so much about Italian wines!! the food was good, nicely presented and tasted authentic.
good place for dinner, especially on a Sunday night where so many restaurants are closed and also you don't need to search for a parking along club street as they have valet parking.
we'll come back, highly recommend the place
We have been here for several times, just trust them will never let us down. Restaurant week manu is fatastic and price wise, definitely recommended.