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1 Harbour Front Walk
VivoCity #01-98/99
Singapore
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Telephone: (65) 6376-8185
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Located at #01 of VivoCity with Mediterran style settings.

The food ingredients and tastes different from the usual Western food. Pricing reasonable.

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  1. Leslie Wong
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     27 Dec 2014 at 4:34 pm

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    I was drawn by the beautifully decorated restaurant and decided to give it a try! The place is coloured with splash of white, blue and orange, setting a peaceful and enjoyable mood for dinner. The view was good too as it overlook Sentosa Island. The receptionist and staff were friendly, and they even a mini band to entertain you. Up till before the food is served, I am extremely pleased with the place.

    However was tad disappointed with the food, not only was food portion a bit small, the food looks bland and a bit overpriced in my opinion.

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    1. Leenie Pigs
      Leenie Pigs said:
      i agree....
      29 Dec 2014 at 9:28 am
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     11 Dec 2013 at 10:43 am
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    I was convinced by the overated comments of my dining pals to try out Serenity at vivocity and for a while I consider some comments to be true to the core, some areas i suppose needed some improvements.

    Though you see a small entrance, this corner unit actually provides more space then you can imagine. I deep narrow walkway littered with plentiful of well arranged tables and chairs with colourful tiles and decoration just like the gleefully coloured Spanish culture. Stepping into the restaurant is like stepping into another world, while I was still getting over with the surprise factor of the sudden but good change in ambience, flamenco music filled the air and I was intrigued by the good three piece band and the upbeat oldies that brought back many good memories. We decided upon the alfresco seat as it was a cool evening with slight drizzling and made particularly romantic by the table candles dancing away with the cool breeze.

    We were showed the menu which had many choices for mains, tapas, starters and drinks and while we ponder at the fanciful names and descriptions of the dishes, we decided to get ourselves some drinks, nachos and sautéed mushrooms. They have a good choice of cocktails, mocktails and wine by the bottle, yet for glasses aka housepours, there was only one type of white and one type of red, which is of a name that I simply couldn't catch, not because the music was loud yet... I just simply don't know what the hell the waiter was speaking.

    I was shocked by the portion and the condiments of the nacho, it came plain with a small dish of nacho sauce and salsa. I expected a pretty sight of nachos topped with cheese, veg, salsa, more cheese and other yummy stuffs, but it was plain. Though the nacho sauce and salsa was pretty tasty, I was dismayed by the lack of colour and character to the food.

    The Salteado de Setas which is a Sauteed mix mushrooms with garlic & extra virgin olive oil came sadly in a small bowl. The mushrooms were cut too finely and limp, portion felt much smaller than the picture description and I was embarrassed to have ordered that.

    Though we were told the pork was good here, we didn't have much to stomach it, as such we ordered a Grilled Vegetarian Platter which consist of Eggplant, mushroom, zuchinni, capsicums, asparagus, pine nuts olive, onion, tomatoes grilled to perfection. The portion was okay for one and the veg nicely grilled. Presentation was good and veg sweet.

    The overall ambience was good, music not ear blaring and we could chit chat without much difficulties. Love the alfresco dining and the choices on the menu but found it a little to pricey and portion small, on top of it, lack of presentation. So I guess its good for drinks but not good for meals. Great for romantic diners and big group gatherings.

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    1. hburn10
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       23 Jun 2010 at 3:08 pm
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      Overpriced.

      Friend picked this place as it looked nice and a good enough spot to catch up; plus he said he has dined there before. So of the 4 of us went, and took the last couch seat available. The couch seats number around 8, with plenty of other proper dining tables scattered in the main dining hall. Each couch seat sits 4 comfortable, although 6 is possible with a tiny squeeze.

      The place has a good view and location of looking out towards the sea towards Sentosa, but it also means you get a lot of the ongoing construcion view too. Its semi-alfresco as they open up a few panels of its sliding glass to create the alfresco feel for the entire place, but this means the seats closer to the opened doors are abit warm despite the aircon and the meek few fans whirling above. But beware of which couch you choose as some have the aircon vents directly above which was leaking when we went, and luckily another couch seat was vacated soon after.

      With 3 if us dining there for the 1st time, we asked for recommendations and went ahead half excited about trying out Spanish food for a change:

      Calamares a la plancha ($13) - "the natural taste of freshly grilled squid" - we picked this against the fried squid as we thought the wedges were already fried. The portion was small and the chunks of squid too big; it was also deliberately done slightly undercooked which I did not take to. It was served with 2 dry pieces of bread which I guess is supposed to help mop up the sauce it came in, which tasted like a marriage of squid ink and vinegrette. Not my cup of tea. Wedges with home-made curry sauce ($10) - This was one of the 2 best dishes of the evening unfortunately. The wedges were piping hot and came with their home-made curry sauce which was very good. Tasted a bit like McDonald's curry sauce but more tasty and less 'chemical'.

      Ensalada de Pescado ($12) in sherry vinnegrette or olive oil vinegrette - "grilled dory fish in the nest of vegetable salad, potatoes, eggs and parmesan cheesese" - Didnt try this but it looked under-portioned for the price.

      Salmon Papillote ($30) - "baked salmon with julienne vegetable and fresh herb serv with mashed potato and cherry confit" - the disappointment of the night. The mashed potato was bland, the fish was bland, the vegetables were bland.

      Paella Valenciana ($40 for 2pax) - "saffron, chicken, Spanish chorizo, tiger prawns, squid, half shell mussels, rice" - The other best dish of the evening. Although I think the portion can be larger, the saffron infused rice was really good, with the seafood very fresh and in good numbers. Orders take 30mins to arrive as it is apparently cooked only when ordered, which I appreicated.

      House red ($56) - Dont know too much about wine but I have always thought Spanish wines are good, and this was not too bad.

      Service was quite good, with more than sufficient staff hovring around and water refilled quite quickly. They also had the same 'still or sparkling?' reply when I asked for some water. The staff who took our order also took the trouble to come over and ask how was the food.

      I feel the dishes esp the salmon and paella was overpriced, resulting in a hefty bill of $176 for 4pax. With only the paella being good and wedges memorable (but I can get good wedges elsewhere too), I will probably not return. Too expensive for me for a normal dinner without any special occassion.

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