The beautiful pool on level 5 of Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel has been given a makeover and re-opened with a bang this August 2015! Think resort vibes with relaxing poolside cabanas, revamped pool terrace rooms, and spanking new a la carte, set lunch and brunch menus at the refurbished Pool Grill – an exciting menu of mainly grilled items awaits.
Get the whole experience of dining and staying here at the luxurious Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, with a view overlooking the towers of Orchard Road, while basking in the glorious sunshine in this urban resort.
Be amazed by an atypical city experience and the new pool area, while you take in a picturesque view of Singapore’s most bustling shopping district, and enjoy a sumptuous meal by the pool.
The pool has been refurbished to include new and modern deck chairs, with an addition of lush cabanas where you can let your hair down and enjoy a margarita from Pool Grill. Pool Grill is located strategically in front of the pool, so you can unwind over a great meal while enjoying the serene atmosphere.
Drop by at night for a dinner with your loved one or friends, and the restaurant will not only captivate your heart with its mouthwatering food and innovative cocktails. You will also be swept off your feet with the romantic candle-lit ambience, complemented by the starry night sky and enchanting music.
Pool Grill has gone through a makeover and is now a stunner with show-stopping a la carte, brunch and set lunch menus to beat. Whether you are looking at a relaxed set lunch at $33++ or a romantic date night, Pool Grill offers the perfect location for you to dine in.
Start your meal with the Pool Grill’s tableside Caesar Salad, and be treated to a ‘show’ by a staff member who will prepare your salad ala tableside-style for you.
This salad rides up a notch because of the thought put into the preparation, and we were more than excited to see how the salad was tossed and served. The signature salad is with romaine lettuce, bacon, parmesan, anchovies and more. It is dressed with a nice combination of Worcestershire sauce, olive oil and tabasco.
The Rare Yellow Fin Tuna Tataki with compressed watermelon, goat cheese mousse and chia & flax seeds is a complex creation, but this colourful dish balances refreshing watermelon and cheese mousse with the freshly-seared tuna slices; it is light on the palette yet substantially satisfying.
You can also choose to start your meal with a refreshing soup. The Chilled Honey Melon Soup with poached prawns and Serrano ham is unique combination that intrigued us with its surprising taste; it was like drinking a fruit juice! When you balance out sweet and savoury to a faultless result like this, you know your meal is going to be enjoyable.
While some people choose to not take lamb, we say they are missing out when there are amazing lamb dishes such as this Seared Lamb Loin out there. The preparation of the lamb is inspired by the traditional Wellington – blackened on the outside like the conventional Wellingtons do with mushroom duxelle.
Accompanied by foie gras pate and croutons, the lamb still stole the limelight with an immaculate medium-rare centre.
Tuna is loved by many and is especially great when cooked with a nice and light sear on the outside, while still retaining a pink and raw center. The Fresh Tuna is a main that looks simple, but trust us when we say it delivered so much more. The balsamic vinegar added a nice acidic bite and the concentrated garlic skordalia made the dish more complex and tasty.
We know that Pool Grill takes pride in their grilled meats, but before we get to that, a dish that deserves a special mention is the Pan-Fried Cod Fish that comes with cauliflower tempura, confit garlic and Shiraz reduction.
Cod fish is one of our favourites fishes because of its moist and flaky white center. And Pool Grill’s version tasted better than it looked! Its natural sweetness is complemented with light vegetables, and if you happen to prefer white meat or fish over red meats, then this is for you.
Another highlight of the meal was our Ribeye of 400-day grain-fed Australian Wagyu beef. What got us rejoicing was the fact that the steak came with a side of roasted bone marrow, which we all know it to be a flavour pot of umami goodness.
Jazz up your steak with a side of Thyme & Garlic Sautéed Mushrooms or Beer-Battered Potato Fritters with truffle salt. The latter looked completely ordinary, but this was one dish that totally surprised us with its rich aroma of truffle that was nothing short of invigorating. Its crisp-on-the-outside-and-mushy-on-the-inside texture also got us completely hooked.
White meat lovers are not forgotten here at Pool Grill. You can dig into this Roasted Baby Chicken Breast and Leg Confit , over some potato mash and mushrooms. Sometimes, all you need is such rustic comfort.
We hope you still have space in your tummies for desserts, because you will be missing out otherwise. The Banoffee (Toffee-Banana Dessert) hit all the right spots, and is one of the best renditions we’ve had in town. The crumbly crust, the sweet toffee and the bananas all came together beautifully. By the way, if you need a representative shot of your lunch for your Instagram feed, this shall be it.
For something sweeter with the added acidity of berries, try the bombe Alaska, served freshly flambéed table side-style. The charred outer layer gave the Alaska a nice crisp, and we liked the finishing touches of edible flower petals on the plate.
Drinks are always important, and it is a bonus if they are served prettily. These two signature cocktails are clear winners – Smoking Cactus and Fiery Mango Cooler.
The former is a tequila-based cocktail that is coupled with refreshing fruit juices and a foaming egg white mixture. Cleanse your palate in between sips with a little bite of grapefruit and salt.
The latter was perfect because it was a lot more like a tropical fruit cooler than an alcoholic drink. The vodka-based cocktail is pimped up a notch with refreshing basil leaves and a special chilli syrup – well, the spice from the chilli sets in only shortly after. We liked it that way.
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel is also offering an amazing deal for couples with a Couples Getaway Special at S$898++ per night.
Benefits you will enjoy from the package are:
- One night stay in the newly-revamped Pool Terrace Room
- Signature welcome cocktails for two
- American breakfast with Champagne for two, served in your room
- 3-course romantic dinner with wine for two at the poolside cabana
- Personal butler service throughout your stay
This is such a treat to surprise your special someone, and what better way than to be pampered together like this? We say book your amazing staycation (www.marriott.com/sindt) with booking code (LVU) for that upcoming special occasion!
*Promotion is valid from 1 August to 31 December only. T&C apply.
For room reservations and enquiries, please call +65 6831 4555.
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
310 Orchard Road
Mon to Thu, Sun: 11am – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 11am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Orchard
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