The Place It is almost as iconic as The Fullerton Hotel Singapore. Town Restaurant has been the resident restaurant of the heritage property in Raffles Place for as long as I can remember. The all-day dining concept boasts a waterfront dining by the Singapore River, and while buffets are not quite the same as before these days, the best table in the house are the indoor ones right beside the window.
The Food Town restaurant recently introduced a new Sunday Brunch (from S$120++ per adult) experience which I checked out just last month. Some of the highlights of the Sunday Brunch are the Western classics from the grill like the 6-Hour Braised Australian Lamb Shank, as well as the tze char-inspired Wok-Fried Half Spiny Rock Lobster.
You can also opt for the option with free-flow house wine, Champagne, Bloody Marys, Gin & Tonics, Negronis and Tiger draught.
For a start, starters include the Chilled Seafood Galore of Spaner Crab, Half Maine Lobster, Tiger Prawn, Snow Crab Leg and Scallop.
There is also the Butcher Block Charcuterie. The variety is not too bad if you are a seafood lover.
I can’s skip my Japanese dishes at a buffet, and there is the Sashimi & Maki Roll platter of an assortment of Hamachi, Yellow Fin and Salmon sashimi.
Go for the Shellfish Bisque Soup which is Cognac-infused and rich in flavour.
The Western Classics from the grill is my favourite part of the menu. I had the Meat Galore, which has the Herb-Roasted Prime Beef and Braised Beef Cheek. Succulent flavours here, paired perfectly with the accompanying Truffle Bearnaise Sauce.
I also had the Dill-Roasted Temasek Seabasss, luxuriously topped with Avruga Caviar.
There are other options from the grill like lamb shank, roast chicken and Iberico pork, which I didn’t manage to try.
There is also a good mix of Asian delights for the buffet, like the Lan-Zhou Hand-Pulled La Mian Noodle, cooked with wagyu beef cheek and Szechuan oil. This is quite a good dish, and it reminds me a little of the beef noodles in Taiwan. Alternatively, there are the likes of chicken rice and roast meats combination as well.
I totally skipped the pizza and salad options, simply because I have limited stomach capacity.
For desserts, I didn’t go all out as well. I am typically not very excited about desserts, and I merely had the ice cream and fruits platter. Otherwise, there is the Artisan Cheese Platter and an assortment of various cakes to choose from.
Rants Note that the staff will serve the seafood platter and sushi platter at the start of the meal, which can be quite an overwhelming portion even before you get to the rest of the cooked dishes. A tip we have will be to inform the staff the items you want to omit from the cold platters, just so you have space for the other dishes.
Will I Return Again? While the menu is not particularly extensive at Town, it offers a diverse variety from seafood to local delights and Western dishes. Service is pleasant as well.
This was an invited tasting, though all opinions expressed are our own.
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Taste bud: 3.5/5
Hole in the pocket: 4/5
Overall Experience: 3.5/5
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
1 Fullerton Square
Tel: +65 6877 8128
12.00 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. (last order at 3.00 p.m.)
S$173++ per adult with free flow of house wine, Tiger draught, Champagne, Bloody Mary, Gin & Tonic and Negroni
S$120 ++ per adult; S$60 ++ per child with free flow of chilled juices and soft drinks
Ranted by The Ranter