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US$134 - US$208
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International, European
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Preludio is an evolving dining concept that starts a new chapter annually. The Columbian owner-chef sets the theme for the year and creates menus accor...
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Comfortable restaurant; one of our most delightful places.
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Reviewed 14 August 2021 via mobile

Some of the best crafted dishes under the tutelage of chef Fernando Arévalo. His creations are objets d’art. They are sculptures and paintings on a plate. Superbly crafted from top sources. Each dish reminds one of a walk through a forest or garden replete with...the visual artistry of sculptures on the path. They are an homage to the chef’s childhood and masterfully accomplished. It is a culinary walk through the childhood of Chef Arévalo as seen and experienced through his eyes. Masterfully accomplished.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 28 June 2021 via mobile

Firstly; the location is ideal for a restaurant like Preludio. Like a hardcover on a story book awaiting to open; the anticipation awaits as one walks towards the glass door to Preludio’s entrance. The accompaniment of the water fountain as we are greeted by the...friendly staff who was ever ready to take the initiative and step forward whilst holding the door open - that made us as guests feel anticipation for what is to come. I had decided to take my mom for lunch at Preludio and this is Chapter 3 lunch. One would think an establishment and menu planning such as Preludio’s would make dinner a better choice. However with its floor to ceiling glass windows, the natural lighting complemented its well curated interior and amazing choice of culinary ware which highlighted the curated dishes. The food itself was robust in flavours and in my personal opinion, it was well portioned for lunch - however, for the carb lovers and breakfast-skippers - do add on the bread as an option. We went for the 4 course meal for 2 pax; it’s price - fairly reasonable although I’d say an additional $28 for the Baifun Uni didn’t feel as worth as topping up $28 for the Wagyu Beef. However, that’s my opinion - considering I get a 250g supply of Uni at a preferential rate elsewhere - I may be slightly bias in my review here. As I was celebrating my guest’s birthday; I had added in a note and a mini experiential surprise awaits after we were done with the delicious meal! Definitely not the cliched candle on cake and birthday song - if you’re planning a place for a birthday, I shall not spoil the surprise for you or your guest. Even I was pleasantly surprised - but for the curious minds: A small hint would be - think piñatas. So here it is! My take on Preludio; 5 stars and a great place with good service, definitely a place to check out. Thank you to the chefs and staff @ Preludio for making this such an enjoyable first experience and a fun birthday for my guest. P.S. have decided not to share photos of the food as it would be a disservice to the experience.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 20 April 2021 via mobile

Very interesting concept. Nice ambience, excellent service. Especially enjoyed the drinks pairings and service from the sommelier. The food is beautifully presented and takes you on an interesting taste exploration. I think the concept makes it challenging to be wowed at every course but definitely...a few wow moments. Not the absolute best fine dining in Singapore but it’s up there.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 15 April 2021

We quickly made an appointment after reading all the fabulous reviews on here. The pictures looked good and many TA reviews were predicting Michelin. Without much thoughts, we hurried to make it just before they open a new chapter to their menu. The burrata I...had was ok and the main of basmati rice was not bad. The suggested wine was a disappointment and so was a mocktail. The dessert was a complete failure - it was the most sour and sweetest stuff I'd had in a long while and we couldn't finish half of it. However, we did better than the table of all male executives seated near us because none of them made it through a quarter. How did I know? Because the table was left uncleared for quite a while after the men left so we were able to take an unwanted look at their left-overs. Service by a couple of wait staff was fine but rough at the edges. Can't say the same for the sommelier. He was very friendly to one table of two girls on holiday (unbecomingly too friendly), spending time with them bantering for a long while, while being a little too stiff and unconcerned with other tables. It's clear the restaurant wanted to emphasize presentation but I thought it lacked more - most things felt superficial. It felt that they wanted to put themselves up there as a sophisticated fine dining restaurant but it came across as a little pretentious and lacking because the soul was absent. For the price it charges, there are better ones out there. (Actual rating: 2.5) .More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 11 February 2021 via mobile

Seldom would I want to write a bad review for a restaurant as it’s really personal taste preference. I had make the effort to do some research to find a birthday dinner place for my partner and decide with Preludio looking at the effort they...put on their concept of arts plus food and decided to go ahead even it’s not a Michelin star restaurant. We decided a 8 course dinner $238++ per pax. Not a cheap meal to start with. It start with the milk bread, that half way eating it, I notice there is a long hair dough inside the bread which I can lift up and hang the rest of my bread with the hair. Feed back to the server, she apologise and give me a new bread. I was expecting the chef should have came out to apologise personally when he is there the whole time. As a fine dinning restaurant, they should know how serious to have hair inside your food. With much dissatisfaction to start the course with, we still decided to continue the meal as it’s a birthday celebration for my partner. Food wasn’t to the standard to charge the price but this is my personal opinion. Was also disappointed that they don’t make an effort to serve dessert with candles as I had indicated it’s for birthday celebrations, which most of the restaurant does. If they ain’t doing anything special or don’t even provide a candle, there isn’t a need to allow customers to indicate is it for a celebration. Won’t go back again for sure.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 19 December 2020 via mobile

Just has lunch yesterday at this beautiful restaurant and the food was wonderful. The service was cheerful and prompt. Definitely a place to have celebration.Great attention to details. Throughly loved the experience of Time. The exclusive lunch set (4 courses for $58)

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 24 October 2020

We were pretty excited to visit Preludio after reading all the rave reviews and who wouldn't appreciate a strong concept based on chapters/seasons etc. The ambience also reflected the theme "Time" with hour glasses and time reading capsules beautifully curated for the restaurant. My bad...experience started when server asked for our feedback and I shared that I had some sandy granules in my scallop; which I was willing to waive it. But my blood boiled when the chef replied back through the same server that implied my palate was flawed since He personally washed the scallop and it was probably from the parmesan. SERIOUSLY dude...don't be so bloody defensive. I know how sand bits taste versus something edible. For this, I'm going to pick on every flaw I see. Why is there no cutlery holder on the table. I cringed every time new set of utensils are placed on the bare table that's been sprayed down by disinfectant. And our server's fringe was getting greasier every minute that it was painful to watch. We requested for a birthday desert for our friend in our reservation but nothing was served so we had to ask separately. All these details were sorely missing for a fine restaurant that we are paying top dollar for. I agree with a fellow trip advisor that I could have gotten far cleaner scallop, with utensils not sitting on my table at a fraction of a price without having to deal with chef's ego.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 21 September 2020 via mobile

Thank you Preludio for an unforgettable day on our 18th. I really love the food there, the dishes are so nice and well presentable. It is recommended to try their lunch menu if you want an affordable price. It is worth it. 😊 Thank you...very much.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 7 September 2020 via mobile

Great place for lunch. From the start to the main course, every dish is immaculately prepared. The 5 days King Fish, crab meat avocado, 7days aged mushroom pasta & the 7yr old rice with prawns! The desserts is amazing! The mascarpone with choc ice cream...has a touch of saffron, fennel & marigold flower😋😋😋 Surprise dessert is the Piñata chocolate😊 the overall service is awesome & attentive. Only the sommelier felt a little cold.. 😆 it’s an amazing experience and I’ll be back again!🥳More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 26 July 2020 via mobile

An elevated class act by an artist serving not just gourmet but an experience. Be prepared to be blown away if you are willing to a narrative driven course of dishes that is hard to top。 Chef Fernando from Columbia brings artistic delivery to the...8 course meal that we selected. This season’s theme is “Time” (previous was Black and white) and all the courses are named and ingredients chosen to that theme. Many of our dishes were fermented or aged and tasted heavenly. Every dish is a delight and cooked & served to a high level of perfection and finesse. From the Aperitivo to the mains to desserts, each conceptualised & crafted like a masterpiece. Well worth the price paid. Well done.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
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