I totally agree with slimshady that the restaurant's customer services personnals need more improvement. I was there a couple of months back with my gang of friends and we weren't happy with the treatment we got at the entrance.
There were 8 of us and the restaurant was not fully occupied. We were browsing at the menu while some of us standing around talking and waited for somebody to come out and say Hi to us however, in 10 minutues, nobody reacted. The waitresses and waiters just go about their usual business while whispering and shooting THE EYE at each other and nobody served us..
Finally after about 10 minutes somebody came, mumbled something not so audible and my friend asked if the dinner buffet was on and we wanted a table for 8... The waiter mumbled something again and we do not feel welcomed. Instead of eating here, we went to the japanese restaurant nearby.
The deco and the food displayed in the menu looked good and price I find affordable however on the high side. Perhaps one would be more willing to try it out, however with a more warm welcoming spirit would be great for business.
What economic crisis is there to talk about when a restaurant like this; located in a high rental zone with high overhead is not doing anything to attract more business?
I went to carnivore with my wife for my birthday dinner.
waiter: i reached the restaurant at 1750 hrs.. i asked a staff what time the dinner starts. the waiter, presumably a chinese national did not understand what i was saying! i only wanted to know what time the dinner starts..
chef: the first serving came out after we went thru the non appealing appetizer.. he introduced "beef hump". my wife, who is pregnant, asked the chef kindly, "is the beef fully cooked?" he replied "no, not pork! u dun like pork? BEEF BEEF" and showed me a picture of a cow... "BEEF" he looked irritated as thou we didnt understand what beef was..
food: the food is too salty! my wife always say i like salty food.. but even i find it too salty.. 2 thumbs down.. after going thru 5 kinds of meat.. i lost my appetite..
BUT there was one waiter who had a good attitude and made our dinner a little more easy to swallow..
price is way too high for the standard and quality of food.. chef was nasty and the non alcoholic drinks were too expensive! what i enjoyed most was the music!! they play nice music of the 90's!!
I ate at this place like a year ago and I believe I should review this as this place deserves some mentioning.
At that time, my friends and I ate under the artistry of the Singapore Fireworks theme. The fireworks were to commemorate Vivocity’s one year anniversary. So got the right table, the right place and the right time.
Well, this restaurant is of Brazilian origin and they serve, as obvious from the title of my post, meat. Different flows of meat, sliced to the finest. And its buffet style. Which means the meat just come to you anytime. So we had varieties of meat. There are many nice meats they serve. Like the Medium Rare beef. Its not that tough, yet it taste like sushi, where it kinda melts in the mouth. Heavenly. Plus the smoked ham, where its so so so easy to slice. And downing your throat is even more smooth. They have this grilled chicken, and its like not that hard, yet the meat is as slick as the medium rare beef. Fantastic.
They do have sausages going around, plus lamb, well-done beef, chicken heart (yeap, you saw it, CHICKEN heart), etc. Speaking about chicken heart, I went to Carnivore on my anniversary with my girl, just that we didn’t try the chicken heart, afraid that after biting it, blood flows out like nobody’s business. LOL. Well, I tasted it and it tastes like………………. Pork. Don’t blame my taste buds for I wasn’t dreaming. It really taste like pork. It just feels meaty thats all. Nothing to compare about. Haha. So halfway through our meal, the fireworks were shown, lighting up the what would be a dull dark sky.
The customer service is great, where their waiters will be there telling you what you should know before you start eating and stuff. We also ordered a Caprinha, a drink consisting of lime, rum and some gaseous drink. And it taste like… bitter medicine. And downing it makes me feel like puking. BUT… the catch is that the drink was of much help because they assist the digestion of the meat and kinda do something to the fats. The waiter explained it all to me. The drink is helpful, but not the taste. And it cost freaking 12 bucks.
But, if you feel like a lion one day, don’t hesitate to try this place. Be prepared for a feast of meat so great that you will wanna eat vegetarian for the next few days. Hint - Eat slowly. Or else the beef will take up your stomach space. =)
Since my 1st visit last year, I have been wanting to make a 2nd visit but the pocrastinator in me didnt allow it..
so finally my bf n i both thought we'd give it a visit since we were watching a movie at vivo.
we came for the happy hour buffet which was at 33 per person.
it was pretty empty when we arrived so we got most of the food just after it came out of the kitchen.
first of course was the salad bar. i attacked the cauliflower fondue wich was cauliflower covered witha cream cheese like sauce and baked. the pasta salad which was reallu good. not too salty. the potato poppers or sumthin like that.which was just well fried potatoes but my favourite. taboulleh which i remembered was better the first time i came. the butter kailan, nice at first but too buttery abit later and the baked aubergine just to be adventurous. after tasting it i decided not to be adventurous. but for aubergine fans it it nice.
then the meats came..1st was my chicken thigh, nicely done and very juicy and flavourful..but a bit too flavourful though, slightly on the salty side to me. fish came 2nd, bf said it was salmon, i call it fish, well cooked and slightly flaky but not till i couldnt pick it up with my fork, tasty. next up, beef, after two slices i gave it to my bf..well done and quite hard(im not a beef gal), then lamb, it was so nice, not too salty, cooked just right, i was in heaven, some other things came but my fave beef was the cornef beef like one and the part with the fats. not sure of the name. loved the garlic bread. and the complimentary bread like thingy they gave at first.
Two of the men carrying the meat were particularly my favourites as they took notice when i declined the pork and made it a point to not come to my table when they were serving the pork items. and they were really nice n friendly too(bf dont need to worry i wnt b leaving u for them..unless they were orlando bloom). Plates were cleared almost immediately when they saw we were done although one poor waitress almost took away my drink till she realised i wasnt done.
liked that they even accomodated my request to be seated near the windows. service was good, kinda liked the ambiance. chocolate fondue was nice but too full to eat.
i doubt ill be returning anytime soon. Maybe next year but it is true. come here and eat loadsa meat. after that maybe can lay off awhile.
ended up spendin 104 cos drinks were $5 a glass and we ordered erm 4..so thats like 23.40 for drinks alone..gah
Had been to this outlet of Carnivore a couple of times. Was there again recently with my colleagues. Basically as most people who have eaten at Carnovire, would know that they are basically a Brazilian restaurant.
The way they serve food is quite similar to that of Kehabs, whereby the chefs would come round with the meat, ranging from beef, chicken, sausages, chicken hearts, ham, etc and you can request for them as they come along your table.
This is a good place I would recommend for meat lovers. However, after a while, the meat variety would be repeated. Thus, You may wanna go for the small salad bar to take abrak from all the meat and have some vegetables insetad. There is also a small choclate fondue for dessert. Lastly, I would recommend that you try the roasted pineapple that will only come out once in a while. To me, that is really good!!!!
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