Before we even blog about this, we must warn about the extremely low level of service that you should expect at this restaurant, and be mindful of coming here for lunch, especially if you are in a rush! We nearly had to wait about 20-25 minutes just for our food!
We decided to go on a weekday afternoon after one of Ben’s examinations (whew!) to have their set lunches. They offer set lunch for quite a long period of time from 11am to 5pm, and they are indeed quite value-for-money! Their set lunches come with a main course, a soup of the day, and a choice of drink (Sprite/Grape/Ice Tea/Coke/Coffee/Tea) starting from $9.90!
Soup of the day - Cream of Cauliflower. The soup wasn’t particularly nice and the texture was slightly weird.
Our drinks. Ben’s Iced Grape and Dar’s add-your-own-sugar-syrup-ice-tea!
Salmon Pasta with Basil Sauce - Dar ordered this but Ben simply loved the basil sauce so much that he almost licked the plate clean!
Chicken Garlic Sausage with $2 rosti add-on - this dish managed to satisfy Ben’s cravings for German sausages woohoo! The rosti was really oily, though and not as thick as Marche’s version!
Overall, the food was of decent standard but the service really needs MUCH improvement! Nevertheless, we will most likely patronize the Bishan outlet given that it’s much more accessible!
Ambush Jurong Point
1 Jurong West Central 2
Jurong Point #02-24
Opening hours: 11am to 9.30pm
Ben and Dar brought Ben’s daddy and mummy to shop at Vivocity and they wanted something different for lunch, so Ben decided to bring them to Marche for Swiss food. Moreover, Marche’s unique dining concept would be an eye-opener for the two who have yet to try this!
Dar loves the decor and the food there so much so that she can’t resist taking a photo of the restaurant before stepping inside. Can you sense her anticipation? :)
After showing Ben’s Daddy and Mummy around the restaurant and getting them settled down, Ben and Dar went around to order food for sharing.
First up we ordered the Rosti with French Garlic Sausage ($14.20). As usual, the rosti was still as crispy and good. Although it was a bit oily, Ben’s parents enjoyed it as well. Although the sausage was slightly over-fried and a bit charred, it still tasted nice!
Next, how can we not order our all-time favourite Crepe with Sauteed Mushrooms ($13.90)? The crepe is very filling but luckily for us, we ordered to share so it wasn’t as bad. If you have read our previous post at the same restaurant, you may have noticed that the same dish was served with balsamic vinegar but this time round it is served with cream sauce. Hmm…Dar is confused by the inconsistency as well.
Knowing that Ben’s mummy’s a fan of seafood, we ordered:
Pan Fried Red Snapper Fillet ($16.90) - The well-marinated fish was fresh and succulent and nicely done which gives it a crispy layer on the outside yet retains the tenderness on the inside.
Stir Fried Mushroom and Baby Potatoes (Medium Plate-$9.90) - Dar thinks that the baby potatoes tastes awesome, though Ben prefers the goodness of the mushrooms!
Deep Fried Calamari Rings ($12.90) - Ben simply loves this dish as he thinks that the batter was light and the calamari were really fresh! Claims that this is one of the best calamari he has tasted. Dar, however, finds the dish too oily and jelat for her liking.
As for drinks, we ordered a Lager 500ml ($16.40) for Ben’s daddy, Bundaberg Root Beer ($4.90) for Ben and Dar, and an Iced Apple Tea ($4.50) for Ben’s mummy.
In short, if you are looking for a nice European meal with a laid-back, family-friendly atmosphere, you have to come back to Marche!
1 Harbourfront Walk