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“Pricey, classy decor but mediocre service.”
Review of Mandarim

Mandarim
Ranked #14 of 111 Restaurants in Estoril
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Singapore, Singapore
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Pricey, classy decor but mediocre service.”
Reviewed 7 October 2013 via mobile

The restaurant was very busy on Sunday afternoon fulled primarily by locals and I was the only Chinese around. We were a party of 5 adults and 2 babies sitting in the smoking section (they were fully booked for a couple of weeks and the sectioning was done poorly - think back when smoking was allowed on flights).

We ordered Har Gow蝦餃, Siew Mai燒賣, Pork & Ginger dumplings薑蔥豬肉角, Wanton soups and Dumpling水餃 noodles in soup, Scallop Congee for the babies, Stir Fried Chicken, Singapore noodles (which don't exist in Singapore), Steamed pork buns and Fried Pork & mushrooms dumplings together with a pot of Jasmine tea and 10 non alcoholic soft drinks as the restaurant was very warm! No desserts just 5 coffees.

We've spent about €29 per grown up. The dim sum were not as good as I hoped. The pork in the SiewMai are usually made with mince not chopped. Pork & Ginger dumplings casings were too thick. The noodles in the dumplings soup were not authentic but poor quality dried egg noodles.

But there were some good items, the Wantons, Har Gow, Stir fry chicken and Steamed pork buns!

Personally I will return on a weekday and give them a second chance.

  • Visited October 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
“Odd behavior”
Reviewed 5 October 2013 via mobile

We have had Sunday lunch here last year and were relatively pleased with the food.
This time we visited again with a child , two years old, and were only offered a smoking table inside, even though we requested a table outside but were refused by a stuck up waiter to have their child seat outside!!!
The reason was said to be that the flooring was uneven outside, which was not true. I offered to take the responsibility but was told that the waiter's boss instructions must be followed to 100 %!!
We left the establishment in anger and went to the Deck bar and restaurant close by instead and where the child seat was no problem at all and had a good lunch!

Teach the staff to be polite and flexible and understand that smoking is not good especially for young kids.

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