The Ultimate Dining Experience by the marina front at Quayside Isle @ Sentosa Cove
June 11, 2017
If you’ve been planning where to go and what to do with your family this school holiday, you should definitely include Quayside Isle @ Sentosa Cove on your list. The picturesque views here make for an unforgettable experience. The large variety of cuisines here will make sure that even the pickiest of eaters will find something.
Schmear is an New York slang usually used to describe spreading cream cheese on bagels. Jason, the owner of Schmear, is from New York and he specialises in his own hand-rolled bagels.
Jason started from a small oven in his home in Sentosa Cove. His bagels received good feedback from his neighbours and he decided to set up Schmear with his sister, Stacey, who moved all the way from NY to help him in late 2016. With a recipe that has been tweaked nearly 50 times, you’re sure to get bagels of the highest quality here.
You can expect American-sized portions at affordable prices. Their Bagels go for just $3, and if you want to add on their signature ‘schmears’, simply top up $3. Go for exciting flavours like chipotle avocado and jalapeno cheddar or stick to the classics. We heard that the bagels here have been touted the BEST in Singapore, so you really should not miss out on them!
We tried their signature The New Yorker ($8), a bagel sandwich which comes with two fried eggs and melted American cheddar cheese. We would recommend adding on crispy bacon ($3). Bacon just makes everything better, doesn’t it? This was my favourite out of the three that we tried! The slightly salty bagel was chewy and satisfying.
The Southwestern ($11) is an interesting breakfast bagel that contains a dash of sriracha with two eggs, homemade guacamole and tangy pepper jack cheese. We loved the slightly spicy kick from the sriracha and the creamy homemade mashed guacamole. The Central Park ($14) is made for those who prefer seafood. With a generous coating of scallion cream cheese, a hearty helping of lox (smoked salmon) and a light sprinkle of capers, this combination is a crowd pleaser and one that will certainly leave an impression.
We loved their Not So Short Pancake Stack ($16) that comes with two fluffy pancakes, addition of blueberries, strawberries or chocolate chips would require a top up of $4. Those who love their berries and pancakes will naturally gravitate towards this option.
Other than the hearty items, Acai Bowls ($14), Smoothies ($9) and Cold Pressed Juices ($8) are available too. All their ingredients are made from scratch (the burger patties are made from 10kg chunks of beef that’s ground in-house!), guaranteeing an authentic American experience. They will be adding an expanded dinner menu in July after their new executive Chef arrives, so stay tuned!
Address: 31 Ocean Way, #01-03 Quayside Isle, Singapore 098375
Phone: +65 9236 2876
Blue Lotus – Chinese Eating House
Blue Lotus Chinese Eating House is different from your usual chilli crab hotspots and is definitely a recommended dining destination.
Their Signature Chilli Pomelo Crab ($8/100g) is simmered with lemongrass and ginger flower. The thick gravy has got just enough heat, and appears to be fiery on the first mouthful, but you will start to love it. A whole Sri Lankan crab is stirred into the delicious gravy. The addictive part is paired with pomelo which helps to extinguish the some of the heat. Other crab options include HK Style Bei Fung Tong Crab, Claypot Crab Vermicelli Noodles, Wok Fried Salted Egg Yolk Crab and Steamed Crab with Egg White and Fragrant Oil.
To complement the chilli crab, we had the Braised XO Mee Pok ($34). We couldn’t resist the Mee Pok which comes with jumbo king prawns as well.
Blue Lotus - Chinese Eating House
Address: 31 Ocean Way, #01-13 Quayside Isle, Singapore 098375
Phone: +65 63390880 / +65 63390500
Psst, this is the only Let’s Eat! outlet in Singapore that has Seafood Fried Rice ($8)! This item was added into the menu due to popular demand. Diners can look forward to classic Singaporean dishes like Laksa ($6) and Teochew Fishball Noodles ($5) as well.
For the days you’re craving something a bit more hearty, get the Laksa which has a rich and flavourful broth. Authentic traditional local fare is known for its spicy flavours and this bowl of laksa satisfied my craving for something spicy.
We also got the Teochew Fishball Noodles to share. The fishballs were springy with a nice bite and the noodles did not have an alkaline taste. I especially enjoyed the robust chilli that coated the noodles.
Address: 31 Ocean Way, #01-01 Quayside Isle, Singapore 098375
Phone: +65 62534724 / +65 67798980
Greenwood Fish Market
Greenwood Fish Market is famous for their yearly Oyster Festival that happens every July. Not only do they have a large selection of oysters, they have a whole lot of seafood as well. They pride themselves on their “sea to table” philosophy, so freshness is an absolute guarantee.
The Cold Seafood Platter ($99) features half a steamed Boston lobster, marinated yellow-fin tuna with furikage, freshly shucked Irish regal oysters, New Zealand green lipped mussels, littleneck clams, cooked live tiger prawns and in-house cold smoked salmon. The platter is good for sharing between 2 pax as a main course and 3-4 pax as an appetiser.
For the mains, we tried the Fresh Atlantic Cod (under Trawler’s Catch – $34.99) and the Grilled Spanish Octopus ($18.99) which is served with Artichoke and Green Goddess Dressing. The delicate flesh of the cod possessed a pristine freshness and subtle sweetness which won our hearts instantly. The Fresh Fish ($26.99) includes Red Snapper, Sole Fillet, Atlantic Salmon, Barramundi and Tuna Fish. The pan seared Atlantic Salmon tasted extremely fresh. It retained its firmness after cooking and was marinated well.
Greenwood Fish Market
Address: 31 Ocean Way, #01-04/05 Quayside Isle, Singapore 098375
Phone: +65 6262 0450
Greater Lot by Cedele
Greater Lot by Cedele aims to serve natural and wholesome food. Instead of categorising food items under Pasta, Mains or Sandwiches, Greater Lot groups their offerings under ‘Seafood’, ‘Meat’ and even ‘Plant’.
Have you ever tried TURMERIC in your latte? Greater Lot by Cedele offers Turmeric Honey Latte ($5.50) as one of their signature items. The latte has a dark yellow hue and comes with an accompanying pineapple puff pastry which is available on a while stocks last basis.
The Buckwheat and Berries Pancakes ($15) is both a vegetarian AND gluten-free (apart from the superfood granola) option. It comes with chia, almond butter from The Hunters’ Kitchenette, maple syrup, and seasonal fresh fruits.
Under the ‘Plant’ category, we tried the Mixed Mushroom Garlic Tossed Grains ($14) which is also gluten-free. It has grilled pumpkin, button mushrooms, shimeiji mushrooms, poached egg, sprouts and 3 types of grains – organic brown rice, sorghum and tri colour quinoa tossed with aromatics. The grains were so flavourful that I could eat them on their own!
Super Good ($11) is a comforting smoothie bowl that contains the Amazon superfood acai, seasonal berries, yogurt and raw honey. The smoothie base is then topped with their oven-roasted granola, more fresh fruits, toasted nuts and shredded coconut. It was a refreshing addition to our meal, and undoubtedly a great pick-me-up on hot days!
Greater Lot by Cedele
Address: 31 Ocean Way, #01-08 Quayside Isle, Singapore 098375
Phone: +65 62621512 / +65 88698438
Mykonos On The Bay
Mykonos is known for their summer party atmosphere and the iconic white and blue shades that blanket the city. While the Mykonos On The Bay is more of a place to chill-out, it is still covered in white and blue.
We started our meal with Tzatziki ($14), a yogurt spread salad with garlic, cucumber and dill, Melitzanosalata ($14), which comprises grilled eggplant “caviar”, fresh herbs, garlic, olive oil and greek yogurt, and Taramosalata ($15.50), a traditional fish roe spread salad served with herb prawns, “lagana” bread and olive oil. Our favourite has got to be the traditional fish roe spread that was slightly salty and creamy.
Originating from the Middle East, Mousaka ($27) is a Mediterranean dish served warm with top layer of creamy béchamel sauce. Layers of beef and eggplant are cooked separately before being put together and baked till the top layer is browned. We loved the creamy béchamel sauce that brought the layers of the dish together.
“Gyro” in Greek means ‘going around’, which essentially stands for the way that the dish is cooked. The Pita Gyros ($27.50) comes with thin and crispy melt-in-your-mouth pork belly shaves, sweet onion, and creamy tzatziki wrapped in pita bread. The whole combination worked well together and was gratifying to bite into.
Mykonos On The Bay
Address: 31 Ocean Way, #01-10 Quayside Isle, Singapore 098375
Phone: +65 63343818
SolePomodoro Trattoria Pizzeria
SolePomodoro Trattoria Pizzeria, specialises in pizzas and pastas. They bake their pizzas in a traditional wood-fired oven!
We tried the Crudo E Rucola ($25) which comes with tomato sauce, mozzarella, Parma ham and rocket salad. They were really generous with the portion of Parma ham and arugula.
The Spaghetti Al Frutti de Mare ($24) contains a wide variety of seafood and might just tickle the fancy of seafood lovers.
SolePomodoro Trattoria Pizzeria
Address: 31 Ocean Way, #01-14 Quayside Isle, Singapore 098375
Phone: +65 63394778
Museo has a unique dine-in-a-cup concept, where food is served in glass cups. We were served a complimentary appetizer of fried popiah skin, which was surprisingly tasty! While waiting for your food to arrive, unleash the inner child in you and get creative by doodling on the placemats with the markers provided.
The Smoked Roast Pork Belly ($12) was served with hot sauce and German mustard and is one of the most highly recommended dishes here.
Fried to perfection without being too oily, the Soft Shell Chilli Crab ($14) with sweet and savoury Tomato-Chilli Sauce was a winner. We couldn’t stop mopping up the ‘chilli crab’ sauce with the soft shell crab!
How does capellini tossed with tobiko, truffle shavings, chives and Shio Konbu sound? The Cold Pasta ($11) has a strong truffle aroma that hit us before the dish even arrived at our table. Remember to toss the mixture well to distribute the flavours evenly!
Lastly, we had the Grilled NZ Lamb Rack ($16) served with Pineapple Salsa. I am not a fan of lamb as it usually is too gamey for me. However, the well-executed lamb at Museo surprised me with its tenderness and absence of that distinct gaminess.
Address: 31 Ocean Way, #01-22 Quayside Isle, Singapore 098375
Phone: +65 6734 8066
Joe & the Juice
Founded in Denmark in 2002, Joe & The Juice has 3 outlets in Singapore, and 2 in Hong Kong. They focus on both nutrition and entertainment. Think nutritious juices, paired with a personalised touch by the baristas.
We tried the Sports Juice ($7.20 for 12oz/$9.20 for 16oz), which is one of their most popular juices, especially with gym-goers. It is an after-workout drink consisting of pineapples, passion fruit and apple.
As pineapple and passionfruit aid in protein absorption, we recommend that you grab a cup together with the protein-rich Tunacado ($11.50) sandwich. Made with rye-grain bread, the Tunacado comes with tuna, avocado and slices of tomato. Simple, but delicious.
Another popular juice is the Pick Me Up ($7.20 for 12oz/$9.20 for 16oz), a blend of raspberry, banana and apple, which contains 16 different types of vitamins. I was really sleepy after lunch and Ginger Shot ($3 for 2 oz) is a surefire way to wake up the senses! When juiced with sweet apples, it increases the nutritional content while adding a pleasantly spicy taste.
Joe & the Juice
Address: 31 Ocean Way, #01-09 Quayside Isle, Singapore 098375
Phone: +65 6262 1468
5-year-old Miska serves up Mediterranean food and its name means ‘gift from the God’. It is a simple restaurant with a surprisingly extensive menu.
The Doner Chicken ($21) is one of their signature gourmet wraps. It is a harmony of grilled chicken slices, romaine lettuce, onion, tomato, tzatziki sauce and spicy sauce (optional).
The Seafood Grill ($44) is a tantalising outfit of marinated and grilled salmon, fish fillet, squid, king prawns and 2 sides. The salmon was grilled to a crisp finish and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Look forward to Miska’s new menu, which will include Chef’s Specials such as a 15-inch pizza with classic toppings like pepperoni, Hawaiian, vegetarian and BBQ chicken. The pizza had a crisp crust and doughy insides. Our favourite was the BBQ chicken with succulent chicken slices and juicy button mushrooms.
Address: 31 Ocean Way, #01-07 Quayside Isle, Singapore 098375
Phone: +65 6339 0903
Two Chefs Bar
Mexican and Italian flavours came together to form the foundation of Two Chefs Bar. While you indulge in the unique combination of hearty Mexican and Italian cuisine here, be sure to check out their impressive bar menu and don’t forget to grab a craft beer, or two.
The popular Chicken Fajitas served with guacamole, red salsa, shredded cheese and warm flour tortillas ($25) stood out especially. I liked that they let us wrap the sizzling chicken slices ourselves, as we could control the amount of guacamole and red salsa to add to our tortillas. Also, the chicken slices were kept warm throughout our meal!
The Classic Crab Pasta ($26) is one of their signature pastas. It sees linguine cooked in a sweet and spicy tomato vodka sauce with chunky crab meat.
Corleone Pizza ($26) features a crispy thin crust pizza topped with tomatoes, mozzarella, parma ham, rocket salad and parmesan cheese. Their dough is handmade fresh everyday without compromise.
Two Chefs Bar
Address: 31 Ocean Way, #01-11 Quayside Isle, Singapore 098375
Phone: +65 6268 8633
Sabio by the Sea, Tapas Bar & Grill
Sabio By The Sea, Tapas Bar & Grill focuses on Spanish tapas, seafood and grilled meats. Their Paella de Pescado ($29/$49) comes loaded with calamari, sea bass, clams, mussels and shrimps. The best part was the slow-cooked Spanish short-grained rice which was moist but firm.
Gambas Pil Pil is one of the most popular tapas at Sabio. It consists of prawns served in a sizzling mix of chilli, olive oil and garlic. I believe that you will fall in love with the crunchy prawns, like I did!
The Chorizo Salad is yet another item that you should not miss out on.The combination of sundried tomatoes with chorizo is a match made in heaven. The flavours is balanced with crisp croutons and soft egg.
Both the Gambas Pil Pil and Chorizo Salad are also available on the a la carte menu at $19 and $18 respectively, in addition to being part of Sabio’s Hangover Brunch ($59.90++ per pax) served every weekend from 11.30am-3.30pm. Other items include Grilled Tuna Steak and Deep Fried Oysters.
Sabio by the Sea, Tapas Bar & Grill
Address: 31 Ocean Way, #01-02 Quayside Isle, Singapore 098375
Phone: +65 66907568
Gin Khao Bistro
Did you know that watermelon fried rice is an authentic Thai dish found commonly at roadside stalls? Frankly, warm watermelon sounds rather strange. However, the watermelon balls add a sweetness that might just dazzle you.
Brought in by Gin Khao in 2015, the Khao Phat Dtaeng Moe ($14.80/$25.80) is the most famous dish here. Served in a carved watermelon bowl, the fried rice comprises chicken floss, cashew nuts, fried beancurd strips and fresh seafood. The fried rice had plenty of wok hei, and we would be lying if we said we didn’t enjoy it.
We also gave the Kang Ob Woon Sen ($20.80) a go. The glass noodles soaked up the Thai garlic and pepper sauce really well and the juicy crayfish was adequately flavourful. I liked that they used authentic Thai garlic, which is smaller and stronger compared to the local version.
The Deep Fried Sea Bass with Thai Sauce ($23.80) was crispy on the outside yet soft and flaky on the inside. Perfect as an appetiser for a hungry family!
Gin Khao Bistro
Address: 31 Ocean Way, #01-12 Quayside Isle, Singapore 098375
Phone: +65 6570 2208
Earl of Hindh
Located on the 2nd level, Earl of Hindh is an Indian fine dining restaurant serving quality North Indian cuisine. It sports a colonial look, and even the flooring rocks a traditional pattern.
We tried the Shahi Lamb Chop ($43) which is marinated with a special potli masala and malt vinegar. At $43 for 4 pieces, the meat is grilled just right with lovely pink centres and a nice roasted glaze on the exterior. I will also recommend the Malai Chicken Kebab ($29).
Their signature item, the Earl of Signature Rampuri Paratha ($8), is an exotic multi-layered bread stuffed with red chilli flakes and baked in Tandoor, a clay-type oven used in Northern India. If you like cheese, go for the Olive Chilly Cheese Bread ($10) which is thicker and chewier.
Butter Chicken ($35) is a must-order at Indian restaurants. The one here is no exception. Chicken Tikka is tossed in tomato, butter, cream and cashew gravy, and served with ginger juliennes and a swirl of cream. I liked that it wasn’t too thick or heavy.
Earl of Hindh
Address: 31 Ocean Way, #01-16 Quayside Isle, Singapore 098375
Phone: +65 66816694 / +65 63393394
Receive $20 Quayside Isle dining vouchers for your next meal
A good meal becomes a great meal if you have a picturesque view, especially one of floating yachts. Dining at Quayside Isle will make you feel like you’re in a peaceful sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of Singapore.
Can it get even better? Yes, it can! Spend a min. of $160* from Fri – Sun during June (9 to 25 June 2017) and receive $20^ Quayside Isle dining vouchers for your next meal during Mon – Thu!
*Terms & Conditions:
– Maximum of 3 combined same-day original receipts
– Limited to one redemption per customer per redemption day, regardless of total spending amount
– Redemptions are on a first-come first-served basis and while stocks last at L1 redemption booth (Fri: 5 – 9pm, Sat & Sun: 12 – 9pm)
– Valid for the 1st 60 customers, per redemption day
– ^Issued vouchers are only valid during Mondays – Thursdays, (excluding Public Holiday) and at participating dining outlets
– Other T&C’s apply
How to get there?
The fastest way into Quayside Isle is to take the shuttle bus from the bus interchange opposite Harbourfront Centre. It costs just $2 – remember to bring along your ezlink card!
Otherwise, a free shuttle service is available for the public within Sentosa. Just hop onto bus number 3, which runs from 8am to 10.30pm daily(every 30 minutes), from Beach Station Bus Interchange and alight at W Hotel, which is a 1 minute walk to Quayside Isle.
This post is brought to you in partnership with Quayside Isle.