Singapore Garden

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A beacon of good Straits cooking that continues to draw people from all over town to NW6.

Singapore Garden, a beacon of good Straits cooking, continues to draw people from all over town to NW6. The upmarket dining room, decked out with patterned banquettes, wooden flooring and crisp white linen, displays few hints of the restaurant’s oriental bent, though waitresses are dressed in traditional batik costumes.

After countless meals here, we can vouch for the tender pork satay, in which the meat is slightly caramelised for added flavour. Singapore laksa (here served with rice vermicelli, beansprouts, prawns and fish cake) is another sure-fire winner – we lapped up every drop of the spicy coconut soup. Fried hokkien mee (stir-fried egg noodles with prawns, egg and pork) is good enough to grace any table in Singapore. When available, pulut hitam (black glutinous rice) with coconut milk guarantees a sweet and starchy end to your meal.

Prices have continued to creep up, but there’s no arguing that this is a quality experience. Note that there’s also a Singapore Garden takeaway outlet in Chiswick (474 Chiswick High Road, W4 5TT, 8994 2222).


Venue name: Singapore Garden
Address: 83 Fairfax Road
Opening hours: Lunch served noon-2pm Mon-Sat; noon-4pm Sun. Dinner served 6-10pm Mon-Thur, Sun; 6-10.30pm Fri, Sat
Transport: Tube: Swiss Cottage
Price: Main courses £10-£30. Minimum (dinner) £15 per person
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Everage food. terrible service.

waitresses are very rude. they leaned us and whispered -maybe chinese language-. i was asked where is toilet. then waitress cutting me off, even not look at me, just point the door . I was spend 80 . but im not full and very upset about their manners. I don't want go again.

This place has gone off dramatically. Rude staff with expensive average food. Shame as it used to be good. Stay away and your taste buds and wallet will thank you.

Just visited the restaurant with a friend whose favourite Chinese restaurant this is. O dear! The food was OK though not exceptional, and it was rather expensive. The restaurant was busy but, alas, the ambience was very poor. Service was unfriendly and inhospitable. There was no discernible attempt or interest in making us feel welcome. Not a patch on the food, ambience or price at my favourite and unpretentious local Chinese restaurant just outside north London.

Food taste bland. Service is efficient, helpful and attentive. However the complete lack of smiling from the staff felt impersonal.

I visited the restaurant a couple of weeks ago, and was not impressed. The claypot of prawns and scallops was bland and tasteless and not served (and probably not cooked) in a claypot, but with a standard plate. At 15 pounds+ the plate, this is not acceptable. The staff was not warm nor welcoming. At the end, the bill was excessively large in regard of what we actually had. In retrospect, it would have been much wiser for us to have spent this money at Royal China Club on Baker street.