Sunday, December 23, 2007

Oscar's Cafe

Didn't fancy jostling with the crowds for a seat during dinner so popped by Oscar's for a relatively peaceful meal far from the maddening crowds.



Decor

Located on the ground floor of Conrad Centennial, this versatile cafe is known for its international buffet spreads, but we decided to go against the norm and opted for ala carte instead. Decor is rather "cafeish" with a good mix of wood and opulent lighting, complete with Birds of Paradise donning the place.



Menu & Complimentary Bread

The complimentary bread was too forgettable to even be mentioned so I'll just leave it at that.



Chicken & Mango Wrap

Personally, I thought the chicken & mango wrap was nicely done as the wrap was lightly toasted and not too thick. The filling of chicken and mango went well with what tasted like the peanut sauce found in Rojak - sweet yet not overwhelming. Fresh crunchy vegetables added zest and juiciness to the dish. Lest expectations shoot too high for this dish, let me just say that its decent, but not outstanding.



Conrad Burger

I've developed a penchant for burgers recently so got myself their signature burger to try. The finely grounded beef patty was a little too overdone but still relatively juicy and tasty without coming too strong on the raw beef taste. Bacon strips beneath a buttery toasted bun provided a nice salty taste.



Oscar's Profiteroles

The profiteroles were quite a bit of a let down. Firstly, they didn't come drenched in chocolate (unlike the ones in France), which would have made it so much nicer. You would have probably guessed that the chocolate syrup was woefully inadequate. On the upside, the ice cream was nice and smooth but strangely enough, the pistachio ice cream tasted more like almond to me.




Chocolate Royal Hazelnut Crunch

A most delightful (and not to mention sinful) dessert, the hazelnut crunch was light and not too rich, complete with a nice wafer biscuit base. Very much like eating a smooth rendition of Rocher, which I personally fancy quite a bit. I didn't quite take to the macaroon, cold Sauternes Sabayon or tropical fruit though.



Bill

$85 for 1 appetiser, 1 main and 2 desserts certainly doesn't qualify as value for money. However, food quality is arguably above average so that might just lessen the pain of forking out so much money a wee bit. Service, though professional, could have been friendlier.



Likes: Free from crowds, food above average
Dislikes: Pricey, service staff could have been friendlier

Final Verdict:
Ambience:7.5/10
Service:7/10
Food:6.5/10
Value for money:6/10

Overall:6.75/10

Address: Lobby Level, Conrad Centennial

Contact: 64327481

Opening Hours:

Open 24 hours

Buffet Lunch: 12pm to 2:30pm

Buffet Dinner: 6pm to 10pm.

Sunday Brunch: 12pm to 3pm

3 comments:

MamaBoK said...

Quite ex.. like you said.. but it is the Conrad.. ;)

rata said...

did u get those conrad dollars? i got them the last time i dined there. Its 1 conrad dollar for every $10 spent.

fatpig said...

I didn't get the vouchers when I ate at Oscars, but I got them when I ate at Golden Peony.