The Queen & Mangosteen: A blasting dinner!

Our very special night with DBS Foodster started with the limo fetching us to The Queen & Mangosteen. Cheerful staff greeted us, the smoothing sea breeze, with the relaxing ambience, the stage was set for a wonderful dinner.

We started off by ordering from the Nibbles menu. The portion of the Fish & Chips ($15) was more than enough to be served as an entrĂ©e, three pieces of fish with a big bucket of fries. Mind you, it’s not just the usual side fries, it’s a whole bucket of tasty potatoes! I would prefer them to come in thicker wedge with some green peas by the side – the traditional British good O’ fish & chips. But still, it’s good enough.

And oh yes, I forgot to mention about the special curry tartare sauce. It was awesome! Indian cuisine has always been a big influence on the Brits, the sauce provided another different dimension which we never had before.

The shredded slow-braised duck with crusty bread ($13) was ordered out of curiosity, and the staff did warn us it could be an acquired taste, but we went ahead anyway. The taste was quite close to a pate, but somehow it reminded me of the tuna spread that I put on my bread.

Following on the adventurous tone that has been set, we went for the Spicy minced beef ($14). There wasn’t anything spectacular when we had the minced beef or corn chips separately. But it was a hit when we spread a generous layer of minced beef on top of the chips and drizzled some sour cream together.

Love comes in all shapes and sizes, the Mini hamburgers & chips ($18 for 3 mini burgers) were not only cute but also pleasing to the palate. I didn’t think much of it initially, but after taking a bite, the small beef patty was delicious! And just like the fish & chips, it came with a big bucket of fries too.

Just in case you were wondering, no we’ve not started on our main courses yet, all those you seen thus far are all just appetisers. At The Queen & Mangosteen, they offered a wide range of its signature craft brews including old favourites like Archipelago Straits Pale to pair with the food.

We wanted to order everything from their menu; the wild mushroom risotto is totally my kind of dish, the clayfish cooked in beer and fisherman’s pie are crowd-pleaser, roasted rack of lamb is music to the ears of a carnivore, but there was just too many to choose from so in the end we didn’t have all of them.

The rope-grown blue mussels ($28) came highly recommended and it did not disappoint. Using a fork to pitch the shell, we slurped down each mussel which was cooked in chilli, with delight.

I always wanted to try Bangers & mash ($26) which was quintessentially three sausages – pork, lamb and beef with mashed potatoes served with caramelised onion gravy. The lamb sausage had a very distinct and gamy taste that might be too much for non-lamb eaters, and the beef was fairly good too. But it was the pork sausage that grabbed our attention!

Bea’s a big fan of beef, so naturally we ordered the rib-eye of beef ($38). Steak with thick cut chips, yorkshine pudding and a choice of wild mushroom sauce, thyme jus or caramelised shallot pepper sauce. We chose the latter with the steak done medium rare.

“It’s one of the better steaks that I’ve!” She exclaimed. I like the thick cut chips, while the chewy texture of the Yorkshire pudding sort of tasted like choux pastry.

The Cambridge Burnt cream ($10) or affectionately known as Creme Brulee was our favourite dessert. Beneath the beautifully burnt caramelized sugar, was a rich custard base. We dug in, and finished every bite of it.

Whoa“, and “Ooh” were heard when the Mango coconut truffle ($12) arrived on our table. Our first impression: was it ketchup? There was a generous amount of berries and mango within the layers; the strong mango taste hit us first, with a subtle hint of coconut.

Between you and me, this shall be fondly remember as the ketchup soap.

It was one of those desserts that you didn’t know how they manage to make it this way, which you just keep on eating, and eating until it’s gone. I totally enjoyed the White chocolate & Cassis cake ($12). Interestingly, the triple chocolate ice cream on top of the cake took very long to melt. The white chocolate cassis cake was sweet, the girls found it too sweet, and so I had most of it to myself!

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While the menu doesn’t have a wide variety of selection, there’s some pretty good selections for sharing and the portions were substantial too. My appreciation to Lynda from DBS, Cherylene & Seema from Eurorscg, and the folks at The Queen & Mangosteen for making the dinner a blast!

I will be going to different restaurants for three consecutive Saturdays with DBS Foodster, find out more information about the DBS Indulge Series here and you can also watch a video which I took in the restaurant here. I’m definitely looking forward to the next dinner at Umani this coming Saturday!

The Queen & Mangosteen
1 Harbourfront walk
#01-106 Vivocity
Tel: 6376 9380

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Wow, Brad, limo and fine food for 3 consecutive Saturdays? Lucky you! :)

I’ve been wanting to visit Queen & Mangosteen, thanks for the recommendations. Your pics are stunning!

Ah, so lucky you to have this tie-up with dbs – food and a limo!

I’ve been using DBS for years and it hasn’t gave me much back in return hahaha.

don’t you love how they did up the huge blackboard at the entrance? it was what got me checking out the place! haha like u, i’m also won over by the fries-in-a-bucket idea… i ordered it alacarte when i was there and it was served with this v shiok chili crab dip! so i guess fries r the brits equivalent to man tous huh. if u haven’t already tried all their beers, i reccommend ‘Samui’! my fave amg the 6 sampling portions i tried. =) ur review just inspired me to pay my 2nd visit there soon!

Julia: Haha remember to bring a few more friends along to share the food, their portions are quite big for the appetisers

caibao: yeah we were quite stun too, two whole bucket full of fries from the fish & the burger, den even more fries with the steak

harris: write in to DBS and complain to them! lol yeah this sat going for Japanese food :p

poisonivy: the huge blackboard was so tall! yea we couldn’t finish the fries, so we tabao home. HAHA you tried all 6? Samul is the “lighter” beer right? I can’t remember the one that i tried. haha

Camemberu: Yeah it’s not complete yet, still got some changes, now only soft launch. hee remember the fries too, it’s good!

Tesia: HAHA! u can go vivocity for dinner tonight :D

Hmm… where is the mangosteen? :lol:

Ok ok, just kidding… You know I love your blog, rite? Even though I come at odd hours and read like ten posts at one go. Nice blog redesign by the way! :)

LFB: T-O-U-C-H-E-D! :) reading everything at one shot not very healthy, it will cause severe multiple-food-craving especially so when you come in at the odd hours. HAHA

sistafood: we din finish all of it, tabao the fries home. lol!

Nic: Thanks dude!

caibao: hahahahaha thanks for dropping by and leaving comments :)

I went there last month !!! had rib-eye steak….loves the thick cut fries…yummmsss…..oppss…*hungree*

ahhh…desserts! that’s what i always look forward to in every of your posts. haha. but this time the food itself caught my attention, especially the ribeye steak! i want…..

jo ann: yea the thick cut fries were great! what else did u eat?

pam: lol! maybe one day i should do a poll and ask people why they read lic. haha

foodies queen: thanks! yeah that’s the term we coined for that dessert :)

Well done, love every single shot you took on this site, esp all the close-ups. and i really look forward to your next review on Umami.

wow, you’re so lucky to be a dbs foodster!!!
i love this set of pics. :)

and weirdly enough, my friend was telling me how he was denied photography of his food by the staff at TQAM the other time he visited. did you encounter any difficulties?

Gavin: thanks! I like taking close up shots, but sometimes too much then it gets boring, so need to take diff angles :D

June: Thanks for always being here and encouraging me! let me know if u like it after u try!

LFB: hahahahahaha no wonder u come in at the wrong time to read blogs.

Jazp: hello there! thank you, ah i didn’t hear anything that they don’t allow photography. Did your friend explain he was taking for his own personal use? So sad, I immensely dislike places that don’t allow me to take photos of my food. lol

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