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Mediterranean, European, Spanish
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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Central Area/City Area
0.5 km from Boat Quay
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‘Fine fun food from Barcelona’ is how the chef describes his Singaporean outpost. He’s brought along the flavours of Catalonia, which he blends with mo...
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Return visit 2022.11.05 with friends: 5/5 Location: 5/5 Food: 5/5 Drinks: 5/5 ambience 5/5 Service: 5/5 Thanks Anne for the kind arrangement on bookings and food! WE had a great time and the service was again, a 5/5 !!! Definitely the best restaurant in SG...of our era!!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 17 October 2022

Food is good, portions are however, incredibly small. Did a booking online, was told only bar table is available, on actual day, several non-bar tables were empty, perhaps there was cancellation maybe. Staff tried to upsell their inhouse bottled water, am fine with that, but...mentioned 'due to environmental reasons, we do not serve tap water, like seriously? If you gonna charge for water, just do it. Dun give me bs on this. Nevertheless, the staff did provide 2 complementary water after I ordered 2 Sangria. For the Sangria, portion was incredibly tiny after considering the huge piece of Ice in it. Before we could finish our food, 2 different staff offered the clear our plates. Barely there for an hour, already felt un-welcomed. Overall, the food was great, Portions are incredibly small, shrinkflation at its finest, very turned off by the service standards. Diners be warned that the Bar tables are located near their open air kitchen, hence could feel abit warmer. would give a 3.5/5More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 29 August 2022 via mobile

Amazing food and service from the crew! They even gave us a cake for our wedding anniversary Highly recommend the paella and octopus!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 28 August 2022 via mobile

Great and highly smily service. Lot of attention from the waitress. Really fine and tasty food. Lot of flavours. Really impressed by the tapas and the paella.Less by the dessert. Cocktail are great and wine was good. Gluten free option are numerous and team well...aware of this. We’ll come back for sure.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 26 August 2022

I didn’t know about this place until almost all COVID-19 restrictions have been removed. Since the pandemic, a vast majority of restaurants have scaled back their menu or quality has declined. So lucky to have found this place! The menu is not incredibly extensive however...the items available is just right for a hearty meal. Thanks for the excellent service; once seated, we were served water so we can remove our masks, staff provided great menu recommendations, dishes are served one by one, staff describe the dishes before digging in, they even bother to change plates between courses. Dishes are served in an aesthetically pleasing manner, filled with high flavor complexities and curiosity. The restaurant was also thoughtful enough to offer a cupcake for birthday celebration even without asking. Overall, we enjoyed the food & service, a positive dining experience. Don’t have to look far for a fantastic meal. This is the place to be!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 30 July 2022 via mobile

Amazing food and a relaxed vibe. Very attentive and knowledgeable staff. Definitely worth a visit. Desserts were incredible and catered for a bespoke cocktail. Will definitely be coming back.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 12 March 2022 via mobile

The restaurant is on the beach in Sentosa. There is indoor seating, as well as seating in a deep long veranda where we sat, and a few tables on the beach. The evenings are cool, and the views spectacular. The restaurant serves Spanish fare, and...we ordered tapas as starters. The vegetarian starters- mushrooms croquetas and cauliflower - were unusual and excellent as was the sourdough bread. I had the ham croquetas for starters, and a chicken and red prawn paella for the main course, The dessert was a molten chocolate lava cake with a scoop of ice cream: one was enough to be shared by four. The service was discreet, the wine list was adequate. The meal does tend to feel heavy, but then it’s Spanish food, meant as indulgence.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 28 February 2022

The minute you enter FOC, no it doesn't mean free of charge, its Catalan for Fire, there's an exciting energy & buzz. The wait staff are friendly, helpful & knowledgeable. Dishes like Patas Bravas, deep fried potato rectangles with Aioli & a spicy sauce, the...garlic prawns, Scallops in Benito sauce, Pork belly.... I could go on but you go & experience them yourself. The list of Spanish delights is endless. I'd go back but again but ran out of time. A must in SingaporeMore

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 13 February 2022

I really enjoyed our meal at FOC. We had a very professional server and the food was very authentic and delicious. The only negative was that the dishes seemed very small for their prices.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 3 January 2022 via mobile

Been to FOC many times and it’s fantastic every time!! Well executed, fresh, consistent food and cocktails! Plus service is excellent - friendly and knowledgeable. Such a pleasant experience every time. Will keep returning.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 20 December 2021

First visit to FOC for lunch. Had a wonderful dining experience. Received a complimentary cake for birthday too! Thanks to team at FOC!

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Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 15 December 2021

Delicious Spanish food and good service. Staff gives good food recommendation and also gave us some sample desserts to try. :)

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Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 22 September 2021

Authentic tapas with creative flair. Good techiques of mainstay Spanish cooking (skill with potatoes, eggs, frying, paella). Spanish dishes vary from region to region, this an authentic rendition of tapas suited to Singapore in a good way (less salt for example). Good to have a...sherry list but by the glass options are less extensive. Good service, gave a simple dessert for family birthday celebration.More

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Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 20 September 2021

Was amazed by the food at FOC! The tapas were delicious and we ordered all the recommendations and enjoyed ourselves. The cocktails were yummy too. Special commendation to the very attentive and warm service. Will be back!

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Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 17 September 2021 via mobile

seating versus the bar counter. We knew what to order as we had gone through the reviews & recommendations from other patrons. The service staff Phelps and Suresh were super friendly and attentive to our needs. They really looked after us well and also gave...their recommendations for what to order (though we knew exactly what we wanted). We picked a lovely medium bodied red wine 🍷. The potato bravas was gorgeous and so was the prawns. For our mains we ordered their famous (highly recommended) Squid ink paella 🥘- order wise the 3 dishes were just about adequate for 2 but we decided to go overboard with the desserts. Both the desserts were stunning ! Check out the pics. We will surely be back here again to try some of the other dishes. The chef Xavier was very friendly as well. We were transported back to Catalunya on a wonderful gastronomic experience.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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  • Food: 4.5
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