Saturday, March 23, 2013

Beanstro by The Coffe Bean & Tea Leaf @ Ngee Ann City


Beanstro (simply Bean + Bistro = Beanstro) is a new casual dining with a full fledge table service concept restaurant by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. With the success of the first Beanstro at Marina Bay Sands, a 2nd outlet is opened at Takashimaya. boasting an American style menu and hand crafted beverages. In addition, Beanstro is also halal certified.

Seafood Velvet 4/5

Started the dinner with Seafood Velvet Soup ($9.50) that is garnished with cheese toast and peach compote. Delectable scallops can also be found in the light creamy textured soup.

Tuna Nicoise 3/5

The Tuna Nicoise ($19) comes with yellow fin tuna loin coated with sesame and the greens were dressed with tangy lemon lime vinaigrette. I am not a big fan of onion and I felt it was a bit too many as I could smell it from a distance. The raw taste of onion was a bit too overpowering.

Classic Eggs Benedict 4.2/5

Relish in Beanstro's All Day Breakfast. One of their popular items is the Classic Eggs Benedict ($17). A hearty breakfast that comes with 2 softly poached eggs resting on toasted Vienna with chicken ham, lime vinaigrette mesclun and hollandise sauce. It was so good that we took the toast from the other dishes to soak up the runny egg yolks.

Beanstro's Steak Sandwich 4/5

The open faced Steak Sandwich ($19.50) comes with shaved Australian grass fed sirloin with mesclun and gherkins topped with caramelized onion, roasted pepper and horseradish mayonnaise. This is a good sandwich with a rich medley of flavours but the beef was slightly on the tough side.

Sirloin Steak 3.8/5

A relative good steak that is tender and succulent. The Australian grass fed Sirloin Steak (200gm $24) is served with baby potato, sauteed greens in garlic rosemary sauce. Unfortunately the sauce was a tad salty.

Seafood Wrapped in Cartoccio 4/5

The Seafood Wrapped in Cartoccio ($26) baked in parchment paper revealed a luxurious serving of fettuccine with spiny lobster, scallops and blue mussel in spicy tomato sauce.

Cherry Clafouti 3.5/5

Bread & Butter Pudding 3.5/5

The plating for the Cherry Clafouti ($10) and Bread & Butter Pudding ($9) looked rather similar isn't it? Individually the pastry was pretty tantalizing and I did go back for more. As a whole, it lacked that exciting in the plate that is memorable.

Classic Affogato 4/5

The Classic Affogato ($5.40) was just what I needed for my daily caffeine dose. It just got better with a second dose of ice cream to boast up the dosage.

Yogurt Parfait 4.2/5

I usually have granola with milk for my breakfast but the Yogurt Parfait ($7) inspired me to try other ways of enjoying it. Love the combination of yogurt, peach, banana and granola. Dessert can be healthy and simple.

To be frank, Beanstro is just like Coffee Club or The Connoisseur Concerto (TCC). Food wise it is  pretty decent and affordable. The fact that there are not many halal certified casual dining restaurants in Singapore, I applaud the option made available for the diners.

Ngee Ann City
391 Orchard Road
Singapore 238872
Tel: +65 62351610
Nearest MRT: Orchard (NS Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 8am - 11pm

1) Alight at Orchard MRT station. Take Exit D. Follow the walkway through Wisma Atria to Takashimaya. Continue walking straight at Ngee Ann City until destination. Journey about 8 minutes.

2)  Alight at Somerset MRT station. Take Exit B to Orchard Road. Head west or turn left onto Orchard Road against the flow of traffic. Walk to destination. Journey time about 10 minutes.


  1. thats great another halal certified place to bring my muslim friends to.

    1. Ya good to have more choices to bring our muslim friends.

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