Food Review: Caffé B | Affordable lunch sets at Marina Bay Sands
The Place Located in Marina Bay Sands, Caffé B is an Italian fine dining restaurant which has touches of Japanese flavours in the menu. The interior of the dining area is classy and intimate, while the bar on ground level has a great view of the skyline.
We had a good time sampling some of the latest creations at the Caffe B Bar right after dinner, probably ideal to down some after a hectic day at work. Do mark this bar on your to-come list, the cocktails here are worthy of that. Cheers!
The Food The restaurant below (basement of MBS) has recently revamped its three-course set lunch menu, priced at $25++ and available between 12pm to 3pm everyday including weekends.
Do note that all the pictures below represent the tasting portion for each individual dish, with the actual serving much bigger than the images below (or so, we were told).
For starters, there is a choice of the Potato and Prosciutto Salad or the Chef’s Fresh Pot of the Day. The potato is nicely wrapped in a piece of Prosciutto Ham, while I find the salad quite refreshing.
Alternatively, the soup I had was the Potato soup, creamy and dense enough for my palate.
For main courses, there are four choices to choose from – Tuna Sake Tataki, Beef Verde, Chicken Lasagne Parmegiano and the Vegetarian Pasta Alla Fungi.
My favourite is the Tuna Sake Tataki, which has the tuna seared with Sake though the saka taste is really subtle or almost indistinguishable. The hash brown pairing with the tuna does not seem to go very well in terms of taste, and I think it would be much better if is served with mashed potatoes instead.
The Vegetarian Pasta Alla Fungi strikes a chord with me, as I love its al dente texture and the creamy mushroom sauce. Basically it is difficult to go wrong with me if there are mushrooms and cream.
The mains which didn’t go well with me was the Beef Verde served with Japanese Edamame. The Black Angus Beef had a seemingly lack of flavours, and by that, it doesn’t even taste like a cow anymore – possibly due to its cooking method. Usually a tRP favourite, but for once I would recommend you to avoid this choice at Caffe B.
For a comforting taste of home, indulge in the Chicken Lasagne Parmegiano, where Spinach Pasta is layered meticulously with Chicken, Shiitake and Eggplants before being covered in a delightful mix of creamy Bechamel Sauce and Pomodoro and topped with a generous serving of Mozzarella. Sounds like a normal Lasagne? Yes it is. Nothing too fanciful here, with the exception of the use of a couple of Japanese-inspired ingredients. A tad too dry in my opinion.
Desserts wise, the Trio Profiteroles are unmistakably Japanese, filled with Matcha, Red Bean and Chocolate cream, with my favourite being the most intense Matcha flavour.
Rants A set lunch for $25 is truly affordable in MBS, yet is it really cheap?
Will I return again? Likely a no. But we did read a couple of positive reviews on its a la carte menu, you decide if it’s worth the try.
Make your reservation instantly at Caffé B here.
Taste bud: 2.5/5
Hole in the pocket: 3.5/5
Overall Experience: 2.5/5
2 Bayfront Avenue
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
#B1-15 & 01-83, Singapore 018972
Tel: +65 6222 2329
Lunch : 12pm – 3pm
Afternoon Refreshments : 3pm – 6pm
Dinner : 6pm – 10pm
I would like to dine here one day, always good to see more of MBS food. However, I always find Caffe B rather hard to find. It’s one of those places you walk past by accident rather than hunt for specifically. But your pics give a good impression of what to eat there. ADRIFT by David Myers is next on my list though….
I wanna try Adrift as well!
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