Did you know that the 21-storey Four Points by Sheraton Singapore, Riverview has finally reopened after more than 16 months of rebranding and transformation? Other than the new furnishings, the hotel now boasts two new dining concepts!
The first dining concept is Four Points Eatery. The restaurant will be launching their new international Seafood Buffet on 1 August 2016 and the buffet will replace its current international buffet. Seafood lovers should keep a lookout because 80% of the dishes found at the buffet will be seafood items!
Chef Lewis Tay and his team have carefully crafted the buffet spread to include a sashimi counter, cold seafood spread, grilled seafood, ‘live’ herbal prawns, NZ mussels in a pot, etc.
You may opt for two live crabs in one of three ways (black pepper, chilli or salt baked), which will be an additional $22++. Also, every Friday, you can choose to add on a fish head curry in claypot for an additional $18.70++.
I will not recommend this buffet if you do not take seafood, but if you are still thinking about it, there are staples such as noodles, rice, side dishes, vegetables and meat.
The best part of the buffet for me was… no, not seafood, but their durian pengat! It is a pity I did not manage to take a picture, but it was really heavenly with vanilla ice cream!
The costs of the buffet are as follows:
- Seafood Lunch Buffet (Monday to Saturday 1200-1430hrs): $38.80++
- Seafood Dinner Buffet (Monday to Sunday 1800-2230hrs): $49.80++ (price inclusive of Oyster Bar, Live Prawns station and free flow of soft drink)
- Seafood Sunday Brunch (1200-1500hrs): $52++ (price inclusive of free flow of Prosecco, Moscato and soft drinks)
Should you have a smaller appetite and buffet is not for you, try some of their signature items on the a la carte menu. While the menu has mostly been revamped, they have retained some of their most popular dishes.
Old Time Bak Kut Teh ($22.80++). This is served exactly like this! On a customised tray, with a Chinese ceramic bowl of peppery BKT and sides such as you tiao, braised salted vegetables and yam rice.
Slipper Lobster Laksa ($20.80++). A dish popular with the regulars, which features a full-bodied coconut gravy with spices like galangal, turmeric, lemongrass, candlenut and dried chilli.
The second dining concept is The Best Brew, which serves international brews and bar bites, in addition to the regular screenings of sporing events. Also, you may chill out after work on weekdays as there will be live band music.
Aside from the indoors comfortable leather chairs and high bar stools provided, you have the option of sitting at the sheltered al fresco space outside.
We tried some bar bites from the bar, which includes Spicy Crispy Buffalo Wings ($10.80++ for three pieces) and Panko-Crusted Soft Shell Crab ($15++). The wings are quite tangy but the taste seemed more localised.
For me, the most interesting thing at The Best Brew is that the bar offers weekly beer promotions. For $15++, you will get a combination of one beer and a bar bite!
Max Beer and Korean Grilled Pork with Homemade Kimchi. This is one my favourite! The pork is very tender and the homemade kimchi is simply fantastic. The chef said the secret to his kimchi is that he adds local chilli on top of Korean chilli, so that it is spicier and more suited to local tastebuds.
Kirin Beer and Yakitori Chicken Balls. The shooter glass at the side contains a soft-boiled egg, which are are to dunk your balls in!
Four Points by Sheraton Singapore, Riverview
382 Havelock Road,
Tel: 6732 9922
Opening Hours for Four Points Eatery:
Lunch Buffet Monday to Saturday 1200-1430hrs
Dinner Buffet 1800-2230hrs daily
Sunday Brunch 1100-1500hrs
Opening Hours for The Best Brew:
Monday to Thursday 1100-0100hrs
Friday, Saturday & Eve of PH 1100-0200hrs
Nearest MRT Station: Clarke Quay MRT (Northeast Line)