The Place I didn’t know previously that Gordon Grill has been around since 1963, even longer than Singapore’s independence. Located and managed by Goodwood Park Hotel which is owned by ex-banker Khoo Family, the fine dining restaurant right beside the popular L’espresso is well-known for its grilled meats. The interior of Gordon Grill is contemporary looking and is good ambience for a romantic date.
The Food The restaurant is currently running a ‘Surf & Turf’ promotion till 14 October 2018 for lunch and dinner where you can to customise your own ‘Surf & Turf’ combination for the main course from the four-course set menu. Some of the options include Maine Lobster, Hokkaido Scallops, Fresh Catch of the Day (fish); U.S. Snake River Farms Wagyu Flat Iron Steak; free-range Iberico Pork Collar and Victoria Farm Australian Lamb Chop.
Some warm bread to start is always welcoming, do save some space for the garlic bread here which is my favourite of the bread assortment.
I started with some complimentary amuse bouche for all diners, Cold angel hair pasta with truffle oil, crab meat and caviar, and the crispy salmon beignet.
The first course proper is the appetiser, Chilled Langoustine and Prosciutto with compressed Cucumber, Tomato and Mango Mustard Vinaigrette.
The second course is a soup dish which is the Poultry Consommé with vegetables slow cooked and made from scratch with chicken. This clear soup is comforting and simple, nothing very fanciful but is a good balance to the heavy mains next.
For mains, the Surf & Turf I had were the U.S. Snake River Farms Wagyu Flat Iron Steak and Maine Lobster. The Flat Iron is a cut just below the shoulder of the cow, and is typically not a very common cut as compared to ribeye or tenderloin. This wagyu flat iron is surprisingly tender and succulent. The Maine Lobster is quite predictable, so it can’t go very wrong.
The last part of the menu is the dessert, which is the Raspberry Cheese Cake with Berries Compote and Lime Sorbet. This is fairly light, and it is not too sweet either. The lime sorbet is quite sour, but it is also a refreshing way to conclude the meal.
If you fancy another dessert to share, I highly recommend the Crêpes Suzette, which is flambeed with brandy and Cointreau right beside your dining table. The overall flavour is very well-balanced, unlike some other versions where either the alcohol element is too much or is way too sweet.
The ‘Surf & Turf’ at Gordon Grill runs for a limited period from 1 August to 14 October 2018 for lunch (Monday to Friday) and dinner (Monday to Sunday), with 4-courses at S$68++ for lunch and S$88++ for dinner.
Rants It’s a nice dining spot and as the fine dining restaurant of the iconic Singapore brand hotel, be prepared to splurge.
Will I Return Again? I’m looking forward to returning for more of the meats. It is still pretty incredible that a restaurant concept can survive in Singapore for more than fifty years.
Taste bud: 4/5
Hole in the pocket: 4/5
Overall Experience: 4/5
22 Scotts Road
Goodwood Park Hotel
Tel: 6730 1744
Monday to Sunday: 12 to 2:30pm; 7 to 10:30pm
Ranted by The Ranter