The Place Located at Marine One, Majestic Restaurant should be a familiar name to many, though most people would probably still associate it with the now defunct New Majestic Hotel at Bukit Pasoh Road. After a hiatus of six months, the contemporary Cantonese restaurant has reopened at the brand new Marine One mixed development at the East Tower. Located at level 4 in a unique dome structure, Majestic’s new location mirrors that of New Zealand steakhouse Wakanui at the West Tower as the two anchor restaurants in this development.
The main dining area offers a view of the lush and luxe Marine One, with plenty of natural light in the day, Italian stucco walls and dark wood floors. A nostalgic touch within the restaurant is the historic signboard of the New Majestic Hotel hanged beside the kitchen. If you need a private space, the restaurant also have a few private dining rooms. I heard that the restaurant only accepts reservations at the moment, so do call ahead to reserve.
The Food One main difference from the old Majestic Restaurant is that dim sum is finally served on the menu at Marine One. Some dim sum to start are the Spinach dumplings with scallop, prawn, and sweetcorn (S$6.80) and Foie gras pate dumplings filled with mushrooms (S$6.80) .
Both dumpling skins are quite delicate but it holds the ingredients within very well. I enjoyed the spinach dumpling more, which has a lighter flavour and packed with seafood.
The Pan fried radish cake with Chinese pork sausage and dried shrimps (S$4.80) is another dim sum good for sharing. I like the dried shrimps flavour and this fried dish always goes well with some chilli.
If you can only try one dim sum dish, I highly recommend the Radish roll with chicken, button mushrooms and cheese (S$4.80). Beneath the fried and crispy texture is an oozing layer of melted cheese which is delicious!
The Organic brown rice roll with prawn done Hakka style (S$6.80) is quite an interesting dish. A green sauce is poured over the crispy rice roll, which is in fact thunder tea (“lei cha”) sauce and is inspired by chef’s Hakka background. The crispy rice roll along with the sauce is surprisingly good.
Priced at S$9.80, the Lobster Soup Dumpling is extremely value for money. It is like an oriental version of lobster bisque soup, with a very rich texture and sweet flavour. This is a must order.
One of the more unique Peking duck dishes I have seen, the Roasted Irish Silver Duck in Peking Style (S$48 half, S$88 whole) is Chef’s idea of not letting any duck meat go to waste. The first unique element here is the pinkish wrap, which is made form rose power. Irish duck is used for its tender meat, which is also served as a separate plate in addition to the duck skin and wraps, unlike other Chinese restaurants where the duck meat often go to waste or is stir fried with noodles or rice.
For desserts, durian lover must try the Crispy King of Durian with Maple Syrup (S$10).It is very sinful, slightly oily but packs so much goodness, especially the fried and crispy skin which wraps the rich durian within.
Other desserts to try include the Chilled Mango Puree with Vanilla Ice Cream, Sago and Pomelo (S$8.80) and Double-Boiled Tianjin Pear with Honey Pomelo Citrus (S$8.80).
Other popular Majestic Restaurant signature dishes such as the Majestic Trio Combination of Crispy Wasabi Prawn, Pan Seared Foie Gras, Peking Duck and Organic Greens, and Stewed “Mee Sua” Baby Abalone, Vegetable and Crab Roe Gravy are also available on the menu. Set Menus, starting from S$48++ per person for lunch and S$68++ per person for dinner are also available.
Rants Marina One remains a maze for most people who visit the building for their first time. To get to Majestic Restaurant, it is only accessible from one lift lobby. Go towards the East Tower and make sure you are on the East Tower lift lobby, and take the lift which says “The Heart” to level 4.
Will I Return Again? I like the new space of Majestic Restaurant at Marine One. That said, the good food and reasonable prices are still the main draws to be back for me.
This was an invited tasting, though all opinions expressed are our own.
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Taste bud: 4/5
Hole in the pocket: 4/5
Overall Experience: 4/5
Monday to Sunday: 11.30am to 3pm; 5.45pm to 10pm
Ranted by The Ranter