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“Overall high quality experience ”
Review of Summer Pavilion

Summer Pavilion
Ranked #15 of 11,764 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast
Neighbourhood: Marina Bay
Description: Serving Cantonese specialties and innovative modern presentations for lunch and dinner, Summer Pavilion provides an exquisite culinary experience amidst a picturesque garden.
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

The minute you walk into this beautifully appointed restaurant you know you're in for a special meal. The decor is contemporary and relaxing. The host took us to our reserved table in a booth. It was fully set with dishes of soy and sweet chilli.
The waitress came promptly with four separate menus per person. And she took drink orders. She was very unpretentious and helpful.
We selected four dim sum items from their relatively small dim sum menu. The waitress offered to bring them in smaller portions so that we could have a greater variety.
We also ordered two small dishes from the main menu.
The dim sum arrived in short order. Their har gow was traditional and very good. No surprises, no innovative flourishes. We had a pan fried crab meat dumpling. It was quite different from the potstickers we had expected. It was wrapped in more of a pie crust like dough. It was very tasty and unusual. Their siu mai was a disappointment. It was heavy and rather bland with big chunks of shiitake mushrooms. No fish roe on top. We tried their deep fried lobster pastry. This was the biggest disappointment. It consisted of lobster meat wrapped in angel hair thin noodles. You couldn't actually taste the lobster meat - it could have been any shellfish. And the noodle wrapper was just annoying. You ended up in a cloud of tasteless brown fibres. I think this item should be removed from the menu.
After the dim sum items we had their black pepper beef. This was outstanding. Bite size morsels of melt in your mouth beef lightly dressed in a delicate black pepper sauce. After that, we had their much praised fish noodles with seafood. These were very good. Permeated with "breath of the wok", and a lovely textured egg noodle-like dish. However, I was unable to detect any trace of fish which is supposedly a key ingredient in the noodle dough.
Overall, this was a fine dining experience. However, in the Trip Advisor no. 1 restaurant in town with a Michelin star, I don't expect any disappointments. I would return but I'd be prepared for more pleasure - and disappointments - as I got to know their menu.

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Reviewed 13 April 2017

We have eaten here many times before. The setting is refined and is a western style restaurant and the service is very much Michelin. We had three dishes of which 2 were excellent. The first was asparagus wrapped in bamboo and the second a terrific grilled fish from their live fish menu. The third dish was their signature crispy skin chicken which was almost tasteless - almost as if someone had forgotten to marinate it first.
The main problem was the temperature of the room. When the asparagus arrived after a 45 minute wait it was stone cold and was sent back. When it returned with the other two it was warm not hot but by the time we were half way though the meal the cold room has reduced the food temperature to barely luke warm.
The problem as we saw it was the food was delivered to the dining room hot but then stood around while our waiter got round to serving it by which time it was cooling rapidly, Then with the room temperature at around 20C the food continued to cool.
If the room remains at the current temperature the restaurant should look mat have the food on warmers.
We will be back as two of the dishes were excellent.

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RitzCarltonSingapore, Manager at Summer Pavilion, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Dear AlterK,

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us, and I am sorry to learn that your dining experience did not exceed your expectations. We continuously strive to improve and ensure that we provide the finest service and food quality to all our guests. Nonetheless, I'm glad to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed some dishes available at Summer Pavilion, and we look forward to seeing you again.

Warm regards,
Gery Lee
Restaurant Manager

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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Posh environment. Spacious setting. Exquisite cutlery. Attentive service. Michelin-starred food. What more can I say? I highly recommend for a business lunch.

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RitzCarltonSingapore, Manager at Summer Pavilion, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Dear Dick W,

Thank you for your compliments and recommendation of Summer Pavilion for a business lunch. We pride ourselves on providing the finest service, ambience and quality of food for all our guests, and are delighted that you thoroughly enjoyed your dining experience. We look forward to your return in the near future.

Warm regards,
Gery Lee
Restaurant Manager

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Been here a few times recently and the dim sum are always made from very fresh ingredients and of high quality. They do not have all the traditional dishes (i want egg tarts with my dim sum), impeccable service and they give you fresh tea leaves. Love the bright dining room and cute plates.

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RitzCarltonSingapore, Manager at Summer Pavilion, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Dear Justapost,

Thank you for your positive feedback about the high food and service standards you had experienced at Summer Pavilion. To enhance the dining experience, the dim sum chef refreshes the menu once every four months to introduce different dim sum varieties. We look forward to welcoming you back to Summer Pavilion again.

Warm regards,
Gery Lee
Restaurant Manager

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Atmosphere was great and the food was excellent. One of the best places for chinese cruisine and get-together with family and friends!

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RitzCarltonSingapore, Manager at Summer Pavilion, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Dear yollie86,

We are delighted that you enjoyed the dining ambience and excellent food at Summer Pavilion. We look forward to welcoming you and your loved ones for your gatherings in the near future. You might be interested to know that there are six private dining rooms available at the restaurant, which are perfect for celebratory occasions.

Warm regards,
Gery Lee
Restaurant Manager

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