San Bistro @ Bedok Eastwood Centre – Fine dining in a causal dress code
San Bistro adopts European fine dining setting with elegant French and Italian cuisine on the menu, the environment very much showcasing a high end dining restaurant though ones may find controversial in some aspects to the posh theme, the obvious one has to be the dress code, the restaurant will not demand for business dress code, so visit with Bermuda? Shorts? Sandals? T-shirt? Don’t worry, all are welcome here, do we bother? Honestly, we don’t ready care, good food comes first.
The culinary skills from the chef is evident from the aesthetic pleasing plating and the quality food served, the chef used to work in a top notch restaurants at Marina Bay Sand and we are glad he brought the fine dining a step closer to the heartlanders into this causal place.
Chestnut Veloute $8
Charred King Oyster Mushroom, Chestnut Truffle Cream & Toast
The flavour is not impressive enough to deliver the expected taste that will leave behind some lasting flavour on the palate.
Hen Egg Confit $8
Egg confit, mixed forest mushrooms, truffle pomme puree, pumpkin cylinder & dashi
We are delighted to find out how tantalising the dish it is, the egg confit blended perfectly with the truffle pomme puree and the mushroom. A starter highly recommended here.
Traditional Greek Salad $9
Cucumber pappardelle, feta cheese, olive soil, cherry tomatoes & fructus
Freshness was everything for this good traditional greek salad, enhanced with feta cheese and oliver soil, healthy starter to start the meal.
Soft Shell Crab $16
Deep fried soft shell crab, mango salsa, salted egg dip, oatmeal & pickled kohlrabi
Portion of soft shell crab may be small but we have to agree the batter crab was extremely appetizing. The mildly flavoured salted egg dip provided the extra kicks, mango salsa and pickled salad as the side complemented well for this delectable appetiser.
Lychee & Honey $9
Lychee foam, salted milk sorbet, honeycomb & hibiscus jelly
Not the usual monotonous sweet dessert, the chef has added the savoury taste from the salted milk sorbet to savour the different flavours, hibiscus jelly added another dimension to the flavour and a dessert loved by all of us.
Banana Cheese Cake $10
Banana cheesecake, caramelised banana, banana sago tuile & earl grey ice cream
Banana cheese cake was moist, fragrant and fine, complemented the beautifully caramelised banana and balanced with the earl grey ice cream. Worth the try.
Stealth Cut Fries $5
The thinly coated batter fries was crispy and full of the fragrant from the quality potatoes. So additive that one serving is hardly enough.
Duck Leg Confit $16
Confit duck leg, risoni pasta, braised red wine shallot & carrot butter emulsion
The duck confit was perfectly done with the crisp skin and tender moist meat, risoni pasta was nicely infused with the right level of butter and everything worked wonder in the bowl.
Prawn Linguine $16
Tiger prawn, lobster infused aglio olio style, sundried tomato, extra virgin olive oil
The linguine was al dente with a flavourful touch, tiger prawns may be small and a little overcooked but it has not compromised too much to the overall standard and a truly delectable dish indeed.
Mentaiko infused spaghettini, crab tartar, shoyu, tempura crips
Different from the usual spices infused dish, this classic Italian flavour was given the extra punch with the Asia flavour, added Japanese Mentaiko and perked up with a touch of shoyu with tempura crisp to complete this lip smacking dish.
San Bistro undoubtedly has the capability in delivering the fine cuisine, this is the place you can enjoy good quality food without paying the exorbitant price compared to the downtown posh and chic fine dining places. And…you can dine with ease in your most comfortable outing dress.
Service charge: Yes
A: 20 Eastwood Road, #01-03 Eastwood Centre, Singapore 486442
H: 11.30am to 10pm, closed on Monday
T: 65 64489959