Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Restaurant Week Singapore

Loosen your belts, Restaurant Week is coming to Singapore!

The concept is simple and hardly new in other cities - during one heady week from 22 Mar to 28 Mar, participating restaurants offer special three course menus at SGD25 for lunch or SGD35 for dinner. Sweeeet. (Although there are additional charges of SGD15 for lunch/SGD20 for dinner for certain restaurants. Mostly the ones that I wanna check out. )

A quick scroll through the list of participating restaurants revealed the usual suspects offering mediocre fare but also sterling names like Fifty-Three, Tatsuya, Otto, Absinthe. Unfortunately when I logged on to the online reservation website, they were already fully booked for every single slot (lunch, dinner, every day) of Restaurant Week. I wasn't that slow off the mark, so this made me wonder if the restuarants had made available only a very limited number of covers for this event.

Eventually we did manage to make reservations for two restaurants that we had been wanting to try (more than one, why not?) . My buoyant mood at having scored reservations couldn't be spoilt even by the appalling language and punctuation on the website ("during the Restaurant Week Singapore we can enjoy three course high class menu's for only s$35,-!"). Not very "high class" indeed.

Apparently members of the public can only make bookings from 23 Feb but this link (purportedly for AMEX cardholders) seems to work:

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