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“Beautiful setting, palatable food with pretty plating but pathetic portions”
Review of Lewin Terrace

Lewin Terrace
Ranked #391 of 14,048 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, Japanese
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Fort Canning
Description: Historic venue for Fine Dining, Weddings and Events. Lewin Terrace is an East Meets West, Japanese-French Innovative Style Restaurant. Nestled amidst the lush greenery of Fort Canning, the restaurant is housed in a historic neo-classical colonial bungalow that is the former residence of the Chief who headed the Central Fire Station on Hill Street. In addition to delivering a menu incorporating the Japanese’s precision, French techniques and Singapore inspired flavours and ingredients, at the heart of this restaurant is the renowned Omotenashi. The fine art of Japanese hospitality and entertaining where guests’ needs are anticipated and service is delivered discreetly yet with precision.
Reviewed 20 May 2017

For those of you who drive, the restaurant has a shared the carpark with the museum which includes valet service. From the carpark, it is quite a walk up those stairs to get to the restaurant. Definitely not recommended for those who have knee / leg problems or are heavily pregnant.

The decor is elegant and classy with light homey tones of brown set against a white dreamy background. There are both indoor and outdoor seating.

It was a 5 course meal and we had:
1. Salmon & Roe with Cauliflower and Sesame Oil
2. Hokkaido Kegani (King Crab) with NAMAFU and Japanese Fishcake
3. Codfish with Mango, Savoy Cabbage and Lime Leaf
4. Australian Lamb Loin with Bitter Orange and 6 years Kanzuri /
Amadai (Tile Fish) with Lily Root and Koshihikari
5. Raspberry Eclair with Rose and Setouchi Organic Lemon

There were some hits and misses, and while the flavors were innovative, they were really nothing to rave about. Moreover, although the ambience and plating of the food was exquisite, the portions were a disappointment. That said, overall, it was still an interesting fine dining experience. For more photos and the experience, please check out my blog.

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

The palate was very well prepared with extremely careful considerations for texture, color and taste. All very beautifully presented like nowhere else.

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed 14 May 2017

No doubt on the service and quality of food. Super thumbs up. Great atmosphere with superb food. Nice

Date of visit: May 2017
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Thank RuudrsRyan
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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Everything was perfect! Service, food, ambience - everything made my birthday there absolutely perfect!

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank ushajeyarajah47
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Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

I was there for lunch with friends. We were all excited to be there.
The food were pretty, but somethings were not so tasty to us Japanese women. Appetizer was tricolored round things on skewers. I can't remember what they were, but we were not thrilled. My next dish had fried fish as decorations. The dish tasted good, but to sure about presentation. The main was a nice cod fish. It was tasty and presentation was nice. We did not have dessert because the choices were not to our taste.
Overall, I give the restaurant B. May try again in the future.

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Kuniko D
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