November 03, 2013

Quayside Fish Bar & Bistro @ Quayside Isle, Sentosa Cove ~ Perfect Place To Spend A Leisure Afternoon

Quayside Fish Bar & Bistro is exactly the kind of place which makes you wanna sit down, have a icy beer or two, and laze the afternoon away. Located along the Quayside Isle, a charming dining destination nestled within the idyllic surroundings of Sentosa Cove, we were drawn in by the breezy laidback decor completed with cheerful bright yellow walls and tables as we seek for some respite from the sweltering heat of the afternoon sun.

We settled ourselves down at the innermost table where the air-conditioning (best invention ever!) is the strongest. It had been a lovely stroll down the waterfront soaking in the beautiful sunny day that Daddy God has made for us while fantasizing about admiring the yachts docked in the marina, but really, the hot weather is way too hot for comfort. The refreshing Lemon Lime Bitters ($4.90) and Erdinger ($9.90, half pint) did a fantastic job as heat relievers and were excellent thirst quenchers! Now that we felt more comfortable and rejuvenated, we were ready to answer the cries of our growling tummies.

My friend was craving for oysters and QSFB couldn't have been a more suitable place for it. Crustacean delights takes centrestage here with a focus on cold-ocean fish and seafood airflown fresh and never re-frozen. Simply choose from a variety of lobsters, fishes, clams and oysters at the display counter and have the kitchen prepare it in your preferred way. Do check out the blackboard for their daily specials too.

We made our selection of Scottish ($14.70, 3-pcs) and Fines de Claire ($15.75, 3-pcs) and soon the oysters were freshly shucked and sent to our table. My friend was very pleased with the freshness of these succulent shellfish. Served raw, all the oysters need are just a squeeze of lemon to accentuate the au naturel flavors of the sea.

The Baby Romaine Lettuce Salad ($16) comprised of jamon serrano ham and an oozing poached egg on a bed of baby romaine lettuce, anchovies, pecorino crumbs and roquefort emulsion was lovely as a prelude to the upcoming mains. While QSFB's concept is of an modern Australian bistro, a touch of Singapore influence can be seen in creations such as Quayside House Laksa ($24), an interesting twist on the local dish where blue mussels swims in laksa lemak gravy and is served with sourdough instead. We were warned that their Signature Chilli Crab Linguine ($28) might leave us asking for more :p

Though the menu is essentially seafood-centric, it also provided some meat options in form of Baked Herb Rub Australian Lamb T-Bone ($38) and Grilled Australian 120 days Grain-fed Angus Beef Tenderloin ($68).

We made an order for Tiger Beer-battered Turbot ($26), not only because it's a safe perennial favourite, but also because of the white truffle scented shoestring fries that comes with it lol. Served with dipping sauces of mashed mont-green peas as well as tartare, the deep-fried fish met the standard expectation of being crispy on the outer with moist meat on the inner.

The Baked Monkfish Tail ($36) was the special catch-of-the-day. Monkfish is something new to me and I was quite acceptable to its springy firm texture which was made more enjoyable with the tangy sweetness of fruit chutney. Delectable sides of sauteed US asparagus and chestnut made this dish completed.

In Him, we are made for food and rest, both of which we received in abundance on this lovely Sunday afternoon. We are ready to face Monday and whatever nonsense that might be coming in the week ahead lol! Always keeping this in mind - We are too blessed to be stressed :)

Quayside Fish Bar & Bistro
Address: 31 Ocean Way, #01-11 Quayside Isle, Sentosa Cove, Singapore 098375
Contact: +65 62688633
Opening Hours: Tue-Thu 12pm-12am / Fri 12pm-1am / Sun 11am-12am / Closed on Mon

1 comment:

  1. I doubt I can handle the hot afternoon weather well.. but the food looks appetizing!