Singapore Expats Forum

IlLido

Discuss about the latest news & interesting topics, real life experience or other out of topic discussions with locals & expatriates in Singapore.

Mia13
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat, 03 Jun 2006
Location: Upper Bukit Timah

IlLido

Postby Mia13 » Mon, 20 Aug 2007 7:49 pm

Has anyone tried eating at Il Lido? Is it any good?

seasider
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 403
Joined: Mon, 25 Oct 2004
Location: No longer in Geylang
Contact:

Postby seasider » Mon, 20 Aug 2007 9:45 pm

Very good indeed - one of the few that lives up to the hype.

User avatar
jpatokal
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 3014
Joined: Tue, 09 Dec 2003
Location: Terra Australis Incognita

Postby jpatokal » Tue, 21 Aug 2007 7:45 pm

My review:

http://extra.wikitravel.org/blog/jani/r ... _golf_club

IMHO not quite worth the high price, but you could do much worse.
Vaguely heretical thoughts on travel technology at Gyrovague

User avatar
Superglide
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 449
Joined: Fri, 17 Aug 2007
Location: In a spacious appartment

Postby Superglide » Thu, 23 Aug 2007 5:59 pm

Interesting to read your review, JP.

Have to agree, not at all a bad place, but no way worth the hype.

In fact, to me the only restaurant in Singapore that is worth every dollar it charges, is the new AU PETIT SALUT at Dempsey, more exactly at Harding Road.

This is French cuisine at its very best, with an excellent wine list to accompany the delicious food.

http://www.aupetitsalut.com/home/

This one is real fine dining, not the bistro type at Chip Bee Gardens.

User avatar
sillingw
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 304
Joined: Wed, 04 Jan 2006
Location: West coast

Postby sillingw » Mon, 03 Sep 2007 10:13 am

I enjoyed both the food and the surroundings, however, I have to agree that it's overpriced for what you get compared to some other resturants - Les Amis du Jardin (If you like french) and Graze in Rochester perk, are both good restaurants at a similar price - I'll have to try the French restaurant at Dempsey, haven't done that one before. If you are going to Il Lido, try and reserve a table outside, it is more atmospheric.

User avatar
jpatokal
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 3014
Joined: Tue, 09 Dec 2003
Location: Terra Australis Incognita

Postby jpatokal » Wed, 05 Sep 2007 11:24 pm

sillingw wrote:I enjoyed both the food and the surroundings, however, I have to agree that it's overpriced for what you get compared to some other resturants - Les Amis du Jardin (If you like french)

I thought Les Amis au Jardin was terrible, and I even found my old review:

http://www.singaporeexpats.com/forum/sutra7894.html

I haven't really found any good fancy Italian or French places in Singapore, they all seem to put the emphasis of style over substance, with foie gras, truffles and caviar all over the place... which is probably why I like Sebastiens. It's also run by Les Amis, but it's reasonably priced, not pretentious and has tasty basics like boeuf bourguignonne and a mean range of cheeses and pates (also sold by its deli).
Vaguely heretical thoughts on travel technology at Gyrovague

User avatar
Superglide
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 449
Joined: Fri, 17 Aug 2007
Location: In a spacious appartment

Postby Superglide » Thu, 06 Sep 2007 9:40 am

Sebastiens is indeed a great place, the casual ambience adds to the good food (No foie gras in Singapore beats the one at Sebastiens).

JP,

Have you tried Au Petit Salut at Harding yet then?

User avatar
jpatokal
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 3014
Joined: Tue, 09 Dec 2003
Location: Terra Australis Incognita

Postby jpatokal » Thu, 06 Sep 2007 8:53 pm

Superglide wrote:Have you tried Au Petit Salut at Harding yet then?

No, I haven't, but this thread isn't the only place I've heard good things about it, so it's on the to-do list. Now to think of a good excuse for a splurge... :-$
Vaguely heretical thoughts on travel technology at Gyrovague

User avatar
sillingw
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 304
Joined: Wed, 04 Jan 2006
Location: West coast

Postby sillingw » Fri, 07 Sep 2007 3:22 pm

I must have caught them on a good night, only been the once, went with my wife and a visiting couple from San Francisco - we all enjoyed - it was a couple of months ago, Best boeuf bourguignonne in Singapore - Mine :D

NZGirl
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 12
Joined: Mon, 27 Aug 2007
Location: Holland Village

Postby NZGirl » Sat, 08 Sep 2007 7:30 pm

Hi,

Ilido, I have been for lunch and it was exactly what I expected for fine dining Italian restaurant. It has a really funky Italian design and the view is amazing.

I was really impressed.

It really depends in what type of food you like.

:D


Return to “General Discussions”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests