Blame it on the stunning waterfront.
On a regular weekend, gathering your family here without making reservations is simply unforgiving, and we say may-the-force-be-with-you at the snaking queue. Also, the wait for food to arrive is long, so we suggest you pop some champagne to celebrate your success in landing a table here in the meantime.
Serving as one of the most picturesque spots in Singapore, it is not the least bit surprising that the folks who pack the place are primarily here for its gorgeous panoramas and charming ambience, and somehow the off-the-beaten-track location does not seem to be an issue. Although it is almost too easy to schlep your way here in your convertible (parking is no sweat), it really does not hurt to take in a few doses of sea breezes whilst you walk up an appetite along the therapeutic walkway. So, perhaps putting down your car keys is strongly encouraged. And of course, for the loaded and exclusive community, navigating by your yacht is a whole new story altogether.
Forget dining indoors, chope a seat in the alfresco amidst the surrounding greenery and play peek-a-boo with neighbour, Sentosa.
Word to the wise: we just wish the nosh lives up to the magnificent views.
Our hot chocolate tasted like a simple equation: cheap cocoa powder + warm water. Chocoholics will not be pleased by this molten chocolate drink, at least not at that price.
The plain marshmallow by the side was not much of a help either.
Fluffy pancakes, 13++
with Crème Fraiche, Sliced Strawberries, Caramelised Bananas & Pecan Nuts
Ladies could share this bazooka-sized fluffy pancakes.
Expect 3 slices of hotcakes toasted to shades of golden brown, topped with a handful of fruits and nuts. Whilst we give credit to the dramatic presentation, the pancakes was a hit-and-miss. Everyone enjoys their pancakes soft and fluffy, but alas the slightly dry pancakes was bereft of it. Down the entire shot of maple syrup, and maybe the pancakes will turn out better.
Eggs benedict, 16++
2 Poached Eggs, Honey Baked Han, Streaky Bacon, Hollandaise Sauce, English Muffins & Arugula
It is uncommon to find both the bacon and the ham under one roof, so allow yourself to be pampered by the best of both worlds when you spot them sandwiched neatly in between the perfectly poached eggs and the crisp-crusted muffins. That said, the bright-looking hollandaise sauce was too rich for comfort, and it didn’t take long before the taste buds screamed of flavour overload.
Big Omelette, 15++
Roasted Roma Tomatoes & Toast, with Choice of 2 Toppings:
Switch the blah omelette for something less disappointing.
Our omelette with honey baked ham and button mushrooms lacked chemistry, and there was nothing for us to shout about. Companion to the eggs were some ordinary toasts and pre-packed butter, so it was inevitable to feel nothing less than an afterthought and you can really smell your pocket burning. Warning: mums would disapprove of this dish.
No doubt Keppel Bay is a pretty place that invites one to lounge for hours on end, and the ambience is sure to arouse an appetite in most.
Yet, we have to put the knife in because of the mediocre nosh.
Privé bakery café
2 Keppel Bay Vista
GF Marina @ Keppel Bay
Tel: 6776 0777