Monday, April 25, 2005

Corduroy and Finch

779 Bukit Timah Road
Tel: 64638083

After reading about this new deli-café that was written about in the Sunday Times (24 April 2005, L27), we decided that this was going to be our spot for our family lunch. So I guess this is my follow up review.

Nosh: Bistro/Café food, choice of eggs, pastries for breakfast, soups, salads, sandwiches. They do have interesting sounding things like a Mediterranean platter which is basically a selection of their anti pasti available and this comes in servings for one, two or four. Other than that they have 2 burger choices – tuna or beef, I had the tuna burger which came with a salad and a wasabi mousse like aioli (they have a fancier name for it that escapes me at the moment), tenderloin, linguine with bacon and herbs, a Bavaria pot, and the Hungarian goulash is suppose to be a good/popular dish which was sold out.

We had the Mediterranean platter to share and to nibble and when they said it was for one, it is really for one, you get a piece of everything and a few slices on the bread on the side. Most of the morsels were wonderful and it’s a great way to enjoy lunch if you like things in small portions. My tuna burger left me disappointed, it was ok. The salad that they served on the side had these sprinkling of young bean sprouts, which would have been nice, but after a while I felt that there were too many in my salad and the rawness was making me sick. We also had an order of smoke chicken salad, which they smoke on site and upon order came wonderfully presented as well, but we agreed that there were too many sprouts in our salad. The Bavarian pot which consist trio of sausages with sauerkraut and the linguine that rounded up our orders were ok. The pasta was over cooked, completely limp and beyond al-dente, and the Bavarian pot was visually pleasing but its flavours weren’t a real punch, in fact, we think we know where the sausages are from. So what can I say, for the prices, the visual effects are good, but the food lacks real punch that I think I might only be back here to have a coffee, muffin or cakes.

Pay: S$40-S$50 per person for a three-course meal. (figure taken from thesundaytimes)

Raves: The décor is wonderful. I really like it and the bistro-deli allows you to go shopping in the deli while waiting for your food or if you want to ignore your dining companion. The ambience is between a yuppie and chi-chi, either way I like it.

Room for Improvement: Taste to match its beautiful appearance.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I fell in love with the chic decor at Corduroy and Finch , unfortunately the same can't be said about the food.

We popped by on a Sunday for brunch but couldn't help feeling Marmalade would have been a better choice.


3:21 PM  
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11:29 PM  
Blogger Man_In_Rain said...

I would agree. I think Corduroy And Finch is overated, and the service is poor --- the waitress never once smiled at us.

Marmalade Pantry has the best sticky date pudding in the world. ;)

11:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Although menu and ambience look wonderful....The first time I went there I went for the burger (however was ill all of the next day.....). I gave it a second chance for brunch and although the food was decent the service was appalling. 3 of us had to wait for over an hour for our food, while the rest of the gang got theirs within 15 minutes....(drinks were served after the food....). They wont be seeing me back there!

6:27 PM  
Anonymous michael slater said...

You need to check the phone number... a japanese lady answers it; it's not c&f.

5:48 PM  
Anonymous sick chick said...

All i had was a lemon tart and I was very ill the whole of the next day ... completely out of action. I see on this blog I ain't the first .... looks like they have some hygiene issues!

2:45 PM  

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