Bye bye to Riverview Hotel. Hello to Four Points By Sheraton Singapore, Riverview!
The former Riverview Hotel along Havelock Road have recently gone through a revamp. After 16 months of renovation works, it has been transformed and rebranded to Four Points by Sheraton Singapore, Riverview.
What got us interested is their refreshed dining concepts (of course haha)! Four Points Eatery will be launching a Seafood Buffet (to replace the current international buffet) by 1st August 2016, and The Best Brew will serve up international brews and bar bites alongside regular screenings of top sporting events from around the world.
Here's a first look at what diners can expect.
Cold Seafood Spread
It's seafood galore! The Seafood Buffet includes a Cold Seafood Spread which features a pretty wide selection. Take your pick from Snow Crabs, Spanner Crabs, Crabs, Prawns, Mussels, and Scallops.
The freshly-shucked Canadian Oysters were the highlight for me! Good enough on its own with a gentle squeeze of lemon, but even better with a shot of whisky!
Sashimi & Live Stations
There is also a Sashimi station where slices of Fresh Salmon, Tuna, and Tako are prepared upon request.
A notable mention is the Live Herbal Prawns station rarely seen in buffets.
Watch as the chef scope the live prawns straight out from the tank, and cook it with herbal soup before our eyes. No doubt maximum freshness and sweetness are ensured. We love the big, succulent prawns and each spoonful of comforting broth.
Hot & DIY Stations
Apart from the seafood spread, there are also the hot and DIY stations where we helped ourselves to the lineup of staples such as Rice and Noodles, as well as meat dishes including Tandoori Lamb Chops, Beer Pork Knuckle, Thai Grill Pork, Satay Ayam Bakar, just to name a few
The fun part was where we got to assemble the Dan Dan Minced Meat Noodles and Kong Ba Pau (braised pork belly bun) ourselves according to our personal preference.
Love that the Dan Dan noodles has a very QQ bouncy bite It goes very well with the minced pork sauce and generous lashings of vinegar.
Kong Ba Pau was equally good, with strong deep flavors of the braising sauce penetrating the pork belly well.
Continental & Asian Favorites (Ala-Carte)
On top of the buffet offerings, ala-carte options of Continental & Asian Favorites such as Crusty Aussie Burger ($18++), Beer Batter Fish & Chips ($21++), Nasi Goreng Istimewa ($16.80++), Slipper Lobster Laksa ($20.80++) and Old Time Bak Kut Teh ($22.80++) are also available at Four Points Eatery.
The beautifully presented bak kut teh set (together with fried dough sticks, braised salted vegetables and yam rice) was not only a joy to look at, but greatly enjoyable too!
This version of pork ribs soup easily outshines some of the more popular ones out there. The chef certainly did not skimp on the pepper and spices, each sip of the soup revealed depth and a strong satisfying pepper kick.
One characteristic which sets it apart from other bak kut teh is the thickness of the soup. It has a milky consistency and cloudy appearance which comes after hours of boiling down pork trotter, bones and gelatinous meat, very similar to the kind found in ramen. We kept requesting for top-up of this highly addictive soup!
Desert wise, there are your typical Ice Cream, and assortment of Cakes. The star of the show is obviously..... the Durian Pengat! Intensely rich and fragrant, this is a must-try for all durian lovers!
Having tried the hotel's buffet lunch roughly a year back before the re-branding, I'm happy to say that the kitchen team have stuck to their strong roots, mainly in the offering of local delights without compromising on the flavors to suit a wider audience. The bak kut teh is as fiery as ever! While their durian pengat might not sit well with the western audience, locals (like me) will always keep coming back for more.
The Best Brew
We also had a glimpse of what The Best Brew has in store. Their Weekly Beer Brews & Bites Promotion provides us an opportunity to enjoy a range of international brews with scrumptious nibbles at a really value for money price.
Some of the pairings include Kirin Beer + Yakitori Chicken Balls ($15++) and Max Beer + Korean Grilled Pork with Homemade Kimchee ($15++).
The soft yakitori chicken balls were especially addictive when dunked into the egg and savor together. Another highlight was the homemade kimchee! Apparently the chef uses local chili for that extra spicy kick!
Other bar bites such as Spicy Crispy Buffalo Wings ($10.80++) and Panko-crusted Soft Shell Crab ($15++) are also worth a try.
- Mon-Sat 12pm-2.30pm
- $38.80++ per adult / $19.40++ per child (between 5-10 years)
- Mon-Sun 6pm-10.30pm
- $49.80 per adult / $24.90++ per child (between 5-10 years)
- Inclusive of Oyster Bar, Live Prawns Station & Free Flow of Soft Drinks
- Sun 12pm-3pm
- $52.00++ per adult / $26.00++ per child (between 5-10 years)
- Inclusive of Free Flow of Prosecco, Moscato & Soft Drinks
Four Points By Sheraton Singapore, Riverview
Address: 382 Havelock Road, Singapore 169629
Main Line: +65 6732 9922
Four Points Eatery
Location: Level 1
Contact: +65 6349 4872
Breakfast Buffet Mon-Sun 6am-10.30am
Lunch Buffet Mon-Sat 12pm-2.30pm
Dinner Buffet Mon-Sun 6pm-10.30pm
Sunday Brunch 11am-3pm
The Best Brew
Location: Level 1
Contact: +65 6349 4547
Fri-Sat & PH Eve 11am-2am
Prices are (1) Stated in Singapore dollars (2) Subject to 10% service charge & 7% GST (3) Correct at point of published date.
* Written by BFF, a guy who is desperately trying to find a balance while lost in the world of sights, sound and taste.
* Edited with additional inputs by PinkyPiggu
* Photos by PinkyPiggu