Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Tablescape Restaurant & Bar @ Grand Park City Hall - Traditional Connects Modernity


Tablescape is a new Modern European restaurant and bar located within the newly refurnished Grand Park City Hall. Tablescape lead by Executive Chef Robert Chan, focuses on delivery hearty and comforting classic favourites, where traditional connects modernity in a beautiful setting.

Tablescape definitely brought back a sense of nostalgia with the bread trolley showcasing the freshly homemade bread selection. During my visit, the bread selection has Focaccia with Cheese, Sour Dough Mini Baguette, Onion Bread and Squid Ink Brioche. Diners have a choice to pair the bread with salted or unsalted butter.

Salmon Gravlax 4.5/5

Getting our dinner started is the Salmon Gravlax with Vegetable Shavings, Lemon Myrtle Oil and Cream Cheese Ice Cream ($16). I enjoyed the play of the icy cold cream cheese ice cream with the salmon. It is a very refreshing way to enjoy the salmon.

Steak Tartare & Crispy Battered Poached Egg 3/5

The Steak Tartare & Crispy Batter Poached Egg ($24) stands tall like a mini tower. Cut into the crispy battered poached egg to let the egg yolk flow onto the steak tartare. I find the execution a bit overpowered by the onions, and it need a bit more zest to liven the flavour.

Veal Sweetbread in 2-Minute Pea Soup with Ceps Mushroom Ragu 3/5

The Veal Sweetbread in 2-Minute Pea Soup with Ceps Mushroom Ragu ($18) can be acquired for some, especially those that does not like peas. The earthy taste of the pea is still very distinct in the soup. I personally prefer the pea soup to be more creamy to hide the distinct taste.

Prosciutto Ham Wrapped Monkfish and Maine Lobster on Risotto 3.8/5

I have mixed feeling for the Prosciutto Ham Wrapped Monkfish and Maine Lobster on Risotto in Armagnac Lobster Bisque ($38). The maine lobster and risotto is cooked to point, complemented by the flavourful and robust lobster bisque. However I find the monkfish needs refinement and was a bit dry. I didn't like the layer of prosciutto ham that is wrapped around the monkfish. It is like dry over dry.

Milk-Fed Veal Stuffed with Foie Gras, Duxelles and Sage 4.2/5

I guess I am still a meat person and I enjoyed the Milk-Fed Veal Stuffed with Foie Gras, Duxelles and Sage with Cauliflower Mimosa and Madeira Jus ($38) more. The rich flavour of both the veal and foie gras works beautiful on the palate. Even the accompanying cauliflower mimosa play an important supporting role to balance the richness on the plate.

Champagne Jelly 4/5

Camembert Cheesecake 4/5

Do save some space for the dessert trolley. A variety of dessert selection ($12 each) will be available for diners to choose from. We tried a number of items such as the Champagne Jelly, Camembert CheesecakeRaspberry Lychee & Almond Cake, Spicy Mango Mousse and Carrot Cake. The desserts are really good, they are not to be missed. Its just about whether you have the space to try them all.

Raspberry Lychee and Almond Cake 4.2/5, Spicy Mango Mousse 4.2/5, Carrot Cake 4/5

Tablescape offers a la carte as well as set lunch and dinner menus every day. The attractive two or three course set lunch (priced at $32++ and $42++ respectively) is a fantastic option for a weekday business meal, or a leisurely one in between museum stops on the weekend — the restaurant is located conveniently just a 5-minute walk to the National Gallery and a short walk to the Singapore Art Museum. The three or four course set dinner (priced at $48++ and $58++ respectively) provides true value for a delectable night out.

Note: This is an invited tasting.

Tablescape Restaurant & Bar
Grand Park City Hall
Level 3
10 Coleman Street
Singapore 179809
Tel: +65 64325618
Nearest MRT: City Hall (EW Line, NS Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 12pm - 230pm, 6pm - 1030pm

1) Alight at City Hall MRT station. Take Exit D. Turn left and walk to junction of Coleman Street and North Bridge Road. Cross the road and walk to Peninsula Plaza. Continue down Coleman Street. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

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