Weekdays Feel Like Weekends
Relax and unwind. Of late, these couple of words seem to be the most important to maintain a work life balance and to keeping my sanity in check. Travelling and seeing the world definitely tops my list of the most relaxing and indulgent things to do. However, given a hectic work schedule and very little time for getaways, the first place that comes to mind when I need to relax and catch up with my family and friends would be Quayside Isle at Sentosa Cove.
This exclusive marina is a respite right here at home and offers a myriad of waterfront international dining concepts that my family and friends like to spend quality time at. It’s idyllic, relaxing and homely all at the same time.
I have recently looked to taking a good lunch time break off work and escaping to Quayside Isle for a quick recharge. It was of course, a plus when I realised that the Sentosa gantry fee is only $2 from 12pm to 2pm and after 5pm on weekdays.
What’s more, Quayside Isle offers Free Weekday Lunch Time Parking on weekdays (except public holidays) between 12pm and 2.30pm, with no minimum spending needed! I only needed to present my original same-day receipt of any amount with time of spending between 12pm and 2.30pm at the Quayside Isle Management Office located at Basement 1 for redemption of a complimentary carpark coupon.
From now until 31 May 2014, simply take a photo of Quayside Isle, with the hashtags #quaysideisle and #ve for a chance to be one of two winners to walk away with $200 worth of vouchers! Winners will be announced on 1 June 2014.
With a minimum spending of $120 in maximum two same-day combined receipts on weekdays between 21 Apr and 31 Oct 2014, each shopper / diner will be entitled to enter the Lucky Draw with one qualifying chance, regardless of total amount spent.
Grand Prize: 2D1N Away Wow Suite at W Singapore – Sentosa Cove hotel (including breakfast for two,
and pick-up and drop-off in a Porsche Cayenne) plus $300 worth of Quayside Isle vouchers
Second to Fifth Prizes: $300 worth of Quayside Isle vouchers each
That said, a plethora of yummy food pictures of the restaurants that I have visited is coming up to make you drool!
Paradiso Restaurant & Bar (#01-03)
Tel: 6694 5428
Classic Seafood Paella Valenciana ($34)
A new dish on the menu and a must try!
Stuffed Mushroom ($14)
Not a fan of having to peel prawns but these were done to perfection and already de-shelled. Succulent!
Baked King Prawns ($26)
Quayside Fish Bar & Bistro (#01-11)
Tel: 6268 8633
Nothing like fresh aphrodisiacs to whet the appetite! Who doesn’t love oysters!
Seafood here at Quayside Fish Bar & Bistro is freshly flown in so quality is assured and the prices are so reasonable you don’t feel a pinch
in your pockets whilst enjoying superb food!
Another one of my favourite dishes.
Tuna Tataki ($19)
Made with pear crumble, wakame seaweed, avruga caviar and edible flower.
Sweet endings with this delectable dessert!
White Truffle Flavoured Lava Chocolate Cake ($12)
Made with cocoa & almond soil and pistachio gelato
Quayside Fish Bar & Bistro is currently offering their 2-Course and 3-Course Set Lunches at $29++ and $39++ respectively
from Tuesdays to Thursdays, 12pm to 2.30pm.
Miska Café (#01-07)
Tel: 6339 0903
Wraps have always been one of my absolute favourite foods. I love the crunch into a myriad of flavours oozing out of a roll of flatbread. Imagine my happiness when I found out Miska Café serving affordable and really yummy ones! My chicken kebab wrap below.
And a ginormous pizza that is perfect for sharing with your group of friends. I was stuffed!
If you’re looking for a good wholesome meal, Miska Café offers a really affordable 3-Course Set Lunch at $25++,
available from Mondays to Fridays, 12pm to 3pm.
Earl of Hindh (#01-16)
Tel: 6681 6694
If you’d like something exotic and different,
Earl of Hindh would be the perfect place to go.
In my platter above:
Gobhi ke Shaami Kabab ($22)
Minced Cauliflower with typical Shaami kabab mix of chana dal, ginger,
garlic along with various spices and herbs, pan fried and served.
Desi Hara Kabab ($22)
Delicately flavored kababs of spinach and chana dal, stuffed with cottage cheese,
pan grilled in butter and served with a sprinkling of dried fenugreek.
EARL-E-HINDH’s ‘Kakori’ ($44)
Kabab of finely minced lamb, flavored with cloves and cinnamon and some secret ingredients,
wrapped around a skewer and chargrilled, served with sprinkling of saffron.
Shahi Chaap ($42)
Lamb chops marinated by Chef’s special potli masala and malt vinegar.
Then cooked on griddle before being finished on dum.
Jhinga Jaan-E-Dum ($38)
Prawns marinated in ginger-garlic paste, hung yoghurt and Chef’s secret spices;
finished to perfection over moderate charcoal fire.
Kastoori Kabab ($28)
Succulent pieces of boneless chicken marinated in ginger-garlic paste, spiced with freshly pounded black peppercorns half cooked with gram flour,
coated with beaten eggs and chargrilled.
Earl of Hindh features a 4-Course Executive Set Lunch (with a complimentary glass of Indian beverage)
at $30++ from Tuesdays to Fridays, 12.30pm to 3.30pm.
Last but not least, this restaurant needs little or no introduction and is one of my favourite haunts for tapas.
Sabio by the Sea, Tapas Bar & Grill (#01-02)
Tel: 6690 7568
Did I mention too, that they have the best churros in Singapore!
Amazingly smooth and creamy Spanish Pumpkin Soup
The Grilled Chicken Salad I ordered as part of the 3-Course Set Lunch!
One of the best churros I’ve had so far.
For a wallet friendly deal, Sabio by the Sea is offering a 3-Course Set Lunch, available from Mondays to Fridays, 12pm to 3pm,
with the choice of a starter, main course, soft drink/juice and dessert with hot coffee or tea, all for the price of only $23++.
Furthermore, they also have a Happy Hour Special for Estrella beer at $13++ per bottle or $48++ for a bucket of 5 bottles,
which is available all day from Mondays to Thursdays!
If you’re already in the area, why not also check out these weekday promotions as well?
Hera Beauty Salon (#01-20) is extending 15% off on all their hair, nail and makeup services.
Enjoy a complimentary glass of cocktail or wine with every Set Course Dinner ordered at Museo (#01-22).
Oyster Bar & Grill Wharf (#01-12) is offering a complimentary pot of Sake with a minimum spending of $50 for 2 pax onwards.
All promotions shared above are valid from now until 31 October 2013. Sounds like a great deal, no?
Click here for more information on the promotions! Terms & Conditions apply.
I love that every restaurant has its own unique view of the marina, providing a quaint feeling. Looking out to peace and tranquillity definitely adds to my list of relaxing activities. Of course, bringing my lil pup for evening strolls and looking at how happy she is puts an even larger grin to my face.
With the amazing view, fresh air and all the promotions, there’s no reason not to head down for a nice mid-week catch up lunch with friends or family. I am looking forward to my next visit already!