Woohoo! We're off to lunch at Wooloomooloo Steakhouse!
It's mid-day breaks like this that keeps us in anticipation the whole morning, fuel us up and preserving our sanity for another afternoon of work. All the more better when lunch destination is at Wooloomooloo which is best known for their premium steak selections and Australian-inspired offerings.
Their recently-launched refreshed lunch menu is one of the reasons that drew us over.
Named after a bayside town in Australia's Sydney, Wooloomooloo is located at level 3 of Swissotel The Stamford.
It can be accessible via the hotel lobby, as well as Raffles City (take the escalator near Mont Blanc to level 3, and go through the walkway next to Charles & Keith).
"Oh I didn't know there's a steakhouse hidden at this corner!", said my dining companion. So now you know.
The restaurant's 6,300sq ft of wining and dining space is very elegantly set-up and beautifully bathed in natural light during the day. We like it! This spot is also excellent if you're planning to get superb views of the National Day's fireworks or F1 night race.
Though the lunch menu comprised of only a single page, it holds ample temptations. Can you believe that all the food featured here is for the two of us only?
There would be even more dishes if we also order the recommended Steak Tartarte ($25), as well as other lunch-exclusive items such as Braised Wagyu Beef Cheek ($29), Iberico Pork Chop ($31) and Tiger Prawn Aglio Olio ($29).
We also skipped the Fin De Claire and Tsarskaya Oysters ($6 to $8 per piece). Items from the regular menu are available too if you wish to order any of those.
Our meal started off with a serving of complimentary Onion Bread which arrived at our table full of warm, freshly-baked aroma.
We intended to have the Jumbo Lump Crab Cake ($36) but mistakenly asked for the Colossal Crab Lumps ($20) instead. However, it was a wrong order gone right as the nicely-chilled crabmeat chunks on a bed of crunchy julienned iceberg lettuce was so refreshing and enjoyable.
The WLML Salad ($16) was another great choice with char-grilled filet mignon tossed with romaine and cherry tomatoes in an invigorating mustard vinaigrette dressing.
Both were simply delightful.
Quite a pity that we couldn't say the same for the Foie Gras ($34). It was way overcooked that we left it aside after a bite each. Hope it's just a one-off thing. The case of the disappointing duck liver was soon brushed aside with the goodness that followed.
Wild Mushroom Rigatoni ($22) is one dish which I would gladly eat over and over again. The pasta was ideally-cooked to an al-dente bite, just the way we like it.
Paired that with forest mushrooms and truffle..... boom! Umami carbolicious heaven in the mouth!
When at a steakhouse, order the steak of course! Our plate of Steak Frites ($33) with béarnaise sauce was undoubtedly the highlight.
The 8-ounce slab of grassfed sirloin was seared perfectly to our preferred medium-rare doneness, yielding a tender, juicy bite. Though this is not the most premium cut (I was eyeing the Australian Wagyu Beef selection), the steak lived up to our expectations of what a quality steakhouse should be serving.
The hearty Aussie Burger ($29) features a generous portion of minced beef patty and..... crispy bacon! It was so crispy that I could hear melodious crunches across the table as my friend took his bites.
Sometimes I think my this friend is quite "evil" too lol. He started on the Key Lime Pie ($12) before me and instead of giving any warning signs that it's super duper sour, he waited to see my face bunched up in extreme intolerance before saying..... "I wanted to see your reaction".
Haha oh my goodness. Then I understood why the Italian meringue cream is so thick: For cushioning the lemon and lime tart's sourness. It helps to some extent.
The pretty-in-pink Raspberry Flan ($14) with hazelnut crumble and mascarpone gelato had a comparatively gentle sweet, tartness that was much more pleasing.
Our meal at Wooloomooloo was very satisfying overall.
Its quality food, convenient location, and classy yet not stifling ambience makes it very much suitable for business luncheons, corporate dinners, date nights and celebratory occasions, or if you're simply in wanting of some well-executed steaks.
I think their Weekend Brunch should be worth checking out too. Available on Saturdays and Sundays from 11.30am till 3pm, it's priced at only $48++ per person for a valued 5-course meal which includes 3 starters and choice of main and dessert.
Wooloomooloo Steakhouse Singapore
Address: 2 Stamford Road, Level 3 Swissotel The Stamford, Singapore 178882
Contact: +65 6338 0261
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 12pm-10pm / Sat & Sun 11.30am-10pm
Prices are stated in Singapore dollars and subject to 10% service charge & 7% GST. Information is correct at point of published date.
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