I was kinda really mesmerized by the picture of the private gazebo and was really excited to dine here.
X and I headed there for dinner on a Friday night. The Cliff is located at the far end of Sentosa, in Beaufort Hotel. It's pretty impossible to get there if you don't drive. Parking is free and available in the hotel premises.
Sorry about the quality of the pictures. It was too dark to capture the place clearly.
The entire restaurant is not air-conditioned.
Nice view. Should be really pretty in the day
White wine - $23
Mediterranean spice and virgin olive oil
The Mediterranean spice was very strong. It tasted very much like curry powder mixed with other spices.
Tomato bread, onion bread and baguette
The assortment of bread was warm and fragrant
Complimentary dishes to excite our senses
When I first looked at it, I was like "oooh! Scallop!" HAHAHA
It's actually a flaky biscuit with a slightly salty centre
A peppery and spicy drink that X didn't like and I didn't drink haha
Fine de Claire Oysters- $8 per piece
Having tried the Fine de Claire oysters at Onion, we were really excited about these oysters. And were hoping that they'd impress us more than the oysters from Lawry's! Sadly, the oysters weren't that fresh and they were pretty small too
Pan Seared Foie Gras - $36
Apple Celarie slaw, lemon compote, green apple espuma
I liked the ice cold green apple espuma. It was sweet and a little sour. you could taste the crunchy ice bits in it. The lemon compote was pretty interesting too. As much as they are good on their own, they just didn't complement the foie gras. The foiegras was warm, soft on the inside but it was hardly crisp on the out. Also, the taste of foie gras wasn't really brought out somehow. It wasn't tasty nor flavourful. We were definitely disappointed.
Veal Shank - $58
Risotto, potatoes, mushrooms with braised veal
It was the special main course of the day
This dish was very fragrant and the veal was extremely tender. The mushrooms and risotto went really well with the veal, each bringing their individual tastes while blending perfectly together.
Also, the portion was pretty big.
Red Gurnard - $60
Butter fried, baby octopus, shrimp, clam, white wine sauce
The fish was fresh and well-cooked. Very soft on the inside and does not carry the fishy taste.
The foam tasted unique and was a little sour. It was quite special when mixed with the white wine sauce.
Other than that, this dish was an absolute disappointment.
There were only 3 shrimps. And by shrimps, I mean really tiny shrimps, about the size of the nail on my thumb. There were only 2 clams and 4 baby octopuses.
I can't help but feel that this dish was severely overpriced.
We were tempted to try the desserts but having been disappointed for most of our dining experience, we decided to forgo the desserts.
Despite the restaurant being less than a quarter occupied, we waited 35 minutes for our main courses to arrive. The waiter that attended to us was very courteous and he asked us if we wanted extra bread after noticing that we had been waiting for a substantial amount of time. Overall, this $230 meal was a letdown. After the meal, I asked a waitress where the private gazebo was. Turns out that its not exactly that private or romantic as shown in the picture on the website. We probably won't return again.
2 Bukit Manis Road
The Beaufort Sentosa
Daily: 630pm - 12am (last order at 10pm)
K's rating of The Cliff : 6/10