Review: Pirates on Robertson Quay (Bar Restaurant)

Decided to look up deals website when choosing a place for a dinner gathering with Bestie Fel and came across this:
http://www.deal.com.sg/deals/singapore/Ala-Carte-Dinner-Buffet-at-Pirates-on-Robertson-Quay-Includes-Appetizers-Signature-Mains-Pizzas-N-Pastas

Was thrilled by the Pirates themed restaurants (we are suckers for anything themed!!)

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Here are some reviews:

Forget about the theme. Apart from the so-so nautical decor of the place, nothing else is ‘piracy’ at all! I mean when you have a themed restaurant, the least you can do is dress up ur staff, and make them scream ‘Ay Ay Captain’ every now and then.. If anything, the clean and polite staff all look like they can wait at posh restaurants..

Service is generally quite pleasant; from the exception they grant us during reservation (deal states that at least 2 days advance reservation required but they kindly allowed us to come in that night straight after we bought the coupons. Maybe coz it’s a Monday, and the bar is really really empty, but nonetheless, appreciate that very much). Mr Lim and me reached first after a uber long walk from Clark Quay stn and is desperate for a drink and seat. The friendly lady host showed us to the table first, and even offer to get us some appetizers first while waiting! Very caring of her! After which, we topped up $5.90 for bottomless soft drinks (no alcohol for me coz next day is working day! Boohoo!) Refills were prompt and the group of waiters took care of us pretty well throughout the evening.

Food comes in 1/3 size, good for small eaters to try more items but for you big boys like me, we prob have to order 2 of everything! Haha.. Quality and taste wise was actually quite wonderful! Never knew pirates eat that well! Dishes worth mentioning are the: Calamari (Fresh and QQ- foodmented by Prof Lee), Linguine Al Granchio (with chunks of real crabmeat), Polle de Pomodorini (LOVE the creamy tomato base, and al dente pasta), salmon (a tad overcooked but who dun love salmon? Ok, Mr Lim dun, but each is a generous thick fillet of salmon and if you can stomach 5, you get back more than the worth of your $$ paid already!), Cabonara (very sinful, very thick, very yumz!!!), Meatlover/ Crab pizza (thin, handmade crust and fresh from the oven).

Overall
Theme: 2/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
Price: 3/5

Will I come back again? Maybe, but only if they have this offer again.. Damage per pax is $19.90 + $5.90 (drinks)= $25.80. Not very cheap for a small menu, but not expensive too with the good food quality and its eat-all-you-can. Come on Fridays/ Weekends so you can wash the delish food with a mug or 2 of beer and chill the night away.. Oh, and it is one rare joint that dun charge gst nor service charge! So so rem to tip if you enjoyed yourself! ~Peace out~

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Catch up from 2008… LOADS to CATCH UP!!!

I remembered screaming “Happy 2009!!” on my way to Genting and now is already 12 March 2009!! Almost felt that time had passed me by and left me behind… Alright, I shall be a good boi and continue my blog from here… Really dun wanna be Mr 3 Minutes (San Fen Zhong Re Du- As per Princess Fel) this time so that I will have my life to read after I grow old… Heee… And for thoes waiting, sorry for such a long wait! Hope you will happen to chance on the fact that I continued…. First, lets start off with my various gatherings and outings…. Sec Sch mates + Princess to JB Aeon JUSCO and the new TESCO (right beside Aeon) Finally a TESCO is up within convenient distance. The nearest TESCO that I used to go before this JB one would have to be Malacca. Being a grocery shopaholic, this hypermart is heaven to me! Check out our “suaku” pictures that screams to the whole world that “we are TOURISTS!!!”


1: Alex and Terri for sale! (been there for about 2 weeks liao! Any takers? 80%?) LOLX!! =P
2: I hate cha chan ting. Dun ask me why.. The rest love it so we went… Dun fancy the food at all but that dosent mean I can’t pose for the camera! Hee.. =)
3: A really cute GIANT Doremon is what it takes to expose our TOURIST identity! I cannot stand myself sometimes.. But what to do?? It is HUGE and ADORABLE!! Hahahaha…
4: Artistic picture taken by yours truly of the 2 gorgeous ladies in TESCO’s Kenny Rogers…
5: Dun look at our smiley faces. The food at their Kenny Rogers really quite CMI… Very different from Singapore’s yummy Kenny ROgers… Dunno why also… And its BAD across state… I tried some pretty yucky dishes at Kenny Rogers Genting too!! =X Service stuff were really nice there though! =)
6: Summer, Winter, Spring, Autumn, simply different sodas with a scoop of ice cream! Haha.. Clever way to market floats. Pretty for the camera too!

Triple "F"s Satutrday: Friends, Food, Fun!!!

I am feeling so Xin Fu now… Just had my closest friends from 3 different stages (sec, poly, recent) of my life bump heads and enjoyed a really fun foodie Saturday together!

Started off with GB aka Guobao aka Baobao, Terri aka Ms Yeong aka Aries, Don aka Long Di (sec mates) and myself at Big Eat Out event at the Peranakan Museum hosted by the ppl from Hungrygowhere.com. Even though it was a warm day, the atmosphere at the event was spirited! The tentage and food area were filled with enthusiastic foodies everywhere.

A kind macho soul from ieatishootipost.sg helped us take this GORGEOUS grp pic! Love the lighting and framing! Notice that we are all wearing white top and blue jeans?? =P (From Left: Terri, Me, Don, GB)

Highlight of the day was the gathering of famous Superstar Stalls of Singapore’s yesteryears traditional food at the carpark area just beside the museum. Being typical Singaporeans, we quickly queued up for the Poh Piah coz it had the longest queue after we bought our coupons…

Here are the rest of the DELICIOUS Food!!

This is what I ordered…

Chicken BuaKeluak: Erm… Sorry but I am disappointed with this dish. Had seen this on tv and wanted to try it for the longest time… was soooo excited when I saw it there and even bought a second set of coupons coz this with rice cost 7bucks… However, first experience failed coz the dish is quite cold, not as tasty as it looks and the chicken is overcooked… Sigh… -_-


Me with a table full of true blue Singapore Food from renowned stalls!!

Poh Piah: Super super yummy! One of its kind. I dig the generous amt of crispies and juicy fillings! ****
Indian Rojak: Nice, but not too special I guess… ***
Char Kway Tiao: Easily my FAV! Super fragrant, with heaps of cockles cooked to perfection!!! *****
Hokkien Mee: Yummy! Delicious and mouthwatering! ****

After eating, Sparky aka Xiao Wang Zi aka CM (My newfound Friend- Recent) joined us after his lunch for the Peranakan Museum tour at 3pm. The tour was really interesting as we get to know the intriguing and lavish way of life of the Peranakans!

Tour took about 1plus hour, and after that, Princess (Felicia, Poly & Life Bestie) decided to join us after work! Terri and Don left first for the Anime Fair at Suntec… By that time, Sparky (Oh, did I mentioned that he was the one that tell me about the event in the first place!) cannot resist but sample some morsels from the retro star stalls as well.. Afterwhich, we gave Princess a private tour of the museum with whatever memory of the tour we had earlier! (Believe me, we didn’t managed to memorise many details… Most are hantam “bullsh*ting” by yours truly!! Muahahahaha…)

(From Left: Princess, Me, Sparky)

And of course, we cam whores didn’t waste any chance to capture the jovial moments! That was the real “fun” part!!! Haha…

Prince Arty: My Nose! My Nose!!!

Prince Arty: Ahhhh!! I am telling you….. MY NOSE!!!!

Prince Arty: Ok, Seriously, your fingers stink a little! Hahaha…


Prince Arty: Ah Peh, watcha lookin’ at?


Poor GB helping us to carry our bags while we were busy cam whoring… Thanks Buddy!!!

Love this sign!! It is put on top of exhibits that are “feeling” a little under the weather…

To Singtel/ Starhub/ M1: Pick us up for your next advertisement pls!!


Nope, not in the recording studio… I am listening to… Erm… Some Peranakan info or something… Can’t really remember coz I JUST wanted to take a picture with it! Nice hor? Kekekeke…

Prince Arty: Hello, Yes, huH? Really ah? The price of vegetables at the MarkET gone UP by 50CENTS today??!!! Crawzzzzyyy LaH!!! Tsk.. tsk…tsk…


Last group pic on this flavourful Peranakan “Sofa” at the main hall b4 we leave… Ok, you caught us… We were tired and needed to rest our feet a little! But what’s wrong with taking another picture at the same time?? =P

Everyone loves RAINBOWS! There is one right outside the museum to bid us a fondly sweet goodbye as we take our leave! Nice…
After that, GB, Princess, Sparky and myself walked to Suntec and get Terri to join us for dinner! Too bad Busy Sparky gotta attend to an emergency call along the way and had to leave us at City Hall…

After meeting with the sulky-faced Terri (ok, she had waited quite some time for us coz we can NEVER seem to take enuf pictures at the museum… kekeke… sorry gal…), there comes our usual “forever” to decide on WHERE to eat!! Haaaa…. After miles of walking (ok, I am exaggerating here), and debates on “Here! There! Millenia! Novena?!!”, we decided on Suntec’s Joakim buffet since none of us have been there.

Haaa… Was on our way back to Suntec when this great shirt caught my eye! Gotta have it if its below $30… Dream ON! Kekekeke…
I have to say that the buffet was not bad at all for the price we pay. Location and food quality were way ABOVE average.

Glorious Steamboat!! *DrooLz*

GB: Ma See So Yo! (Korean: Delicious!)
Prince Arty: Itatakimas, Ohishii!! (Japanese: I’m gonna eat, Yummy!!)

Both: *SlurpZ* =P

I am feeling so blessed and ready for a blissful sleep now… erm… at least after I upload the pics!) Night night… Love you guys…. *HugZ*

*PS: Gosh! Its 5.10am after Pics loading!!!! My Beauty Sleep is OVER!!!!*