Room Service Review: The Fullerton Bay Hotel
When it comes to hotel room service, we generally have a couple of things to look out for in determining if that particular hotel’s room service is worth it. First, we do expect the prices to be quite high, as with most five-star (or otherwise similarly-ranked) hotels. Correspondingly, in terms of taste, the food should be similar to what one can find in good restaurants in the country. Based on the above, we rate The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore’s room service!
Dinner - Champignon Mushroom & Truffle Soup, Bordelaise Beef Cheek, and Le ‘Apple’:
Although I usually go for local food whenever I order room service at hotels, I decided to change things a little at The Fullerton Bay Hotel. Aware that they have a French restaurant in this hotel, I wanted to order some of their signature dishes to see if they were worth it. For dinner, I decided to order three separate dishes to make a three-course meal.
I first went for the crowd-favourite mushroom soup. The mushrooms were finely ground and fused together with the soup. I enjoyed how it tasted and it did not feel too overwhelming. In fact, it opened up my appetite and this was perfect since my next dish was the beef cheeks.
I enjoy steaks and when I saw this on the menu, I knew I had to order it. It was absolutely delicious. When I cut the meat, the knife went through easily without almost any effort at all. The meat was so tender that it basically melted in my mouth. The sauce went well with the beef cheeks and the mashed potatoes were so creamily smooth. The vegetables were also cooked superbly and were not at all hard or crunchy. Before long, I found that I had devoured the entire dish. It was really good and I know this is a dish I must order again the next time I am here.
The final dish was a simple apple lime compote and vanilla creme served with sorbet. It was just what the last course needed to complete the meal. After a heavy beef dish, this dessert did its job in satisfying the consumer and end dinner on a happy note.
There were many apple slices that had just a hint of the lime taste. This made the apple slices tasty and was not too sour. I loved the crumbs, as with many kids, and it became even better when the sorbet melted and was mixed with all the crumbs. I thought this was a real proper dessert that I do not usually see for room service meals. This is just one of the perks of having a good restaurant in a hotel. Hotel guests who order room service will not need to dress up to enjoy some fine dining but can be dressed simply in tees and shorts and enjoy a nice three-course meal too.
Lunch - French Onion Soup, Filet De Loup en Papillote, and 64% Mousse Au Chocolat:
For lunch the next day, I decided to continue with another room service meal since I so thoroughly enjoyed dinner the previous day. I continued the theme of focusing on what La Brassiere had to offer and ordered more French food.
I first started with another crowd favourite, the humble French onion soup. The soup came very thick and one could see a whole lot of onions in it. In fact, I barely saw any broth and was a little concerned it might be too rich for me. Add to the fact there is gratinated cheese within the soup, I suddenly wondered if I should have ordered a two-course meal instead. Surprisingly, it was not overwhelming at all. The soup was just nice and not too rich. I loved the onions and the cheese went well with it. It was not dry too, even though it looked like it could use a little more broth. I think this is a testament to the skills of the chefs at La Brassiere, where they are able to cook up such delicious meals.
Concerned about my cholesterol levels and conscious I had red meat for dinner the previous day, I ordered fish for my main course instead. It was yet another fantastic dish cooked perfectly. I loved the dish and was not overcooked at all. The mashed potatoes were delicious, consistent with what I had the previous day. Similarly for the vegetables, it went well with the fish. This dish was light, refreshing, and it left me wanting more. Alas, the dish was finished all too soon and I told myself I have to order this dish again the next time I am here. I guess I will be here at The Fullerton Bay Hotel quite often then.
Finally, it was time for the dessert. Since I had a light main course, I rewarded myself with some chocolate mousse. Simple and rich, I enjoyed the rich chocolate. The vanilla ice cream worked well with the chocolate mousse and complimented each other well. This dessert was great for me as well as I thought the chocolate mousse provided a nice richness to complete the meal. The dessert was great for lunch as well since you still had time to burn off the sinfully delicious meal at the gym or swimming pool afterwards.
Overall, I absolutely loved my room service meals at The Fullerton Bay Hotel. They were so good that I found no good reason to leave my room at all, except for when I went for a swim or headed to the restaurant for breakfast. Even so, I could have and should have ordered in instead. For sure, this is right up there as some of the best room service meals I have had at hotels. I definitely recommend anyone staying here to order some room service to enjoy a really sumptuous meal!
Total cost: S$207.20 (inclusive of all government taxes)
Qn: Were the room service meals worth it?
A: Definitely yes!
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