Sunday, March 02, 2014

Privé Part II

It was a Friday and we were in a jovial mood (duh!) so decided to take a break from work and pop by Privé for a leisurely lunch.

 photo IMG_5999_zps41637038.jpg
 photo IMG_5994_zps8cc71376.jpg

The Alfresco Sitting Area & Set Lunch Menu

We initially wanted a table indoors but unfortunately there was a huge party going on inside so we decided to brave the afternoon heat to escape the noise. Thankfully the sun was rather merciful that afternoon although the place could really do with more fans, especially with so many tables sharing a few miserly fans. Sitting alfresco has its upside though, offering a view of the sea and the luxurious condominiums surrounding the area.

 photo IMG_5998_zps9edfa6ca.jpg

Complimentary Bread

Served up warm, the complimentary bread was pretty decent, especially the walnut raisin bread - mildly sweet and fragrant with a nutty aftertaste and texture.

 photo IMG_6000_zps9364fc28.jpg

Sautéed Mushrooms

This dish was suppose to feature truffle oil but sadly, it didn't show up. And a poached egg with a solid yolk? Seriously? Mushrooms were average by the way.

 photo IMG_6002_zps498452b8.jpg

Grilled Australian Grass Fed Rib Eye

I hate to say this but the rib eye was terrible. For starters, the meat was unevenly cooked with some parts being rarer than others. Also, the texture was rubbery and I had a tough time trying to chomp through it. The salt and pepper seasoning was probably the only thing that was done right. What has happened to the standard of their beef?!!

 photo IMG_6004_zpsc25ca7cc.jpg

Pineapple Tarte Tatin

I held a faint glimmer of hope that desserts would set our lunch right but alas, it failed to do so. The whole thing was a little too burnt with the pastry coming across as a tad too hard. Only redeeming factor was the real vanilla bean ice cream, which was smooth and a joy to consume on a hot day. 

 photo 20131026_152418_zps040876e4.jpg


At $35++/pax for such mediocre food, this was probably the worst value I had ever gotten for a set lunch. I shudder to think how dinner would turn out. Gone are the days of the good old Privé I once knew.

Final Verdict:

Ambience: 7/10 (pray for good/cooling weather)
Service: 7/10
Food: 5/10
Value for money: 3/10
Overall: 5.5/10

Address: No. 2 Keppel Bay Vista

Contact: 6776 0777

Opening Hours: 

Mon - Fri: 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri: 19:00 - 22:30
Sat - Eve of PH: 18:30 - 23:30
Closed: Sun & PH


No comments: