The Place Newly revamped after taking over the property from the now defunct Riverview Hotel at Robertson Quay, the Four Points by Sheraton did a good job in bringing modern touches to the relatively dated look of the earlier hotel. With the rebranding, the hotel also introduces two dining concepts here, an all-day dining restaurant Four Points Eatery and the live band bar The Best Brew. Both restaurants are located at the lobby of the hotel, with the other 2 long time dining establishments here, Irodori Japanese Restaurant and Imperial Restaurant still remaining at the property as well.
The Food At Four Point Eatery, you get a selection from their a la carte menu or you can head for their Seafood Buffet spread served during both the Lunch and Dinner sessions. The restaurant is nicely renovated inside, complete with wooden finishing, with ample outdoor seatings to enjoy a meal by the Singapore River.
We had both the Old Time Bak Kut Teh (S$22.80++) and the Slipper Lobster Laksa (S$20.80++) from the a la carte menu, both being their signature dishes here. The soup base for the Bak Kut Teh is the Teochew version, though not overly on the peppery side. Thumbs up to the crispy ‘You Tiao’ which was served in a set together with a bowl of yam rice and braised salted vegetables as well. Although we found the price on a higher end for this local dish, the restaurant has it presented well, and this is probably a good place to get some foreign friends to have a go at this local delight in a comfortable environment.
From 1st August onwards, the Seafood Buffet will be launched on a regular basis, and you will get to enjoy a wide selection of seafood, including the standard cold seafood spread (Snow Crabs, Prawns, Crabs, Mussels and Scallops. And if you are here during their Sunday Brunch, you will have fresh Oysters shucked in front of you as well.
Other highlights includes the NZ Mussels in Pot, Grilled Boston Lobsters and the “Live” Herbal Prawns station which the chef will prepare for you a la minute.
If you are looking for a more balanced meal, the buffet also stock up its spread with Beer Pork Knuckle, Oxtail Osso Bucco and yes, that Thai Grilled Pork.
A comforting buffet to head down for, with a good spread and a reasonable price point, at S$38.80++ for an Adult during lunch and S$49.80 for the dinner session; half the price for children between the age of 5 to 10 years. On Sundays, the Seafood Brunch will be at S$52++ per adult, with free-flow of Prosecco / Moscato and Soft Drinks served.
Rants While the spreads are good, there were hardly any outstanding signatures for the buffet.
Will I return again? With the choices of so many hotel buffets in Singapore, it is hard for us to return without a strong signature. That said, Four Points Eatery made very sure it catered well for the seafood lovers, and if you happened to be one, this is probably the reason to check it out.
Taste bud: 2.5/5
Hole in the pocket: 3/5
Overall Experience: 3/5
Four Points Eatery
382 Havelock Road
Four Points by Sheraton
Daily: 12pm to 2.30pm (3pm on Sundays); 6pm to 10.30pm
Ranted by The Rantee