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“ Ok Cantonese food, service substandard”

Chijmes Lei Garden Restaurant
Ranked #352 of 10,680 Restaurants in Singapore
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Downtown Core
Singapore, Singapore
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270 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
“ Ok Cantonese food, service substandard”
Reviewed 7 March 2014 via mobile

Been at Lei Garden a few years back and didn't like the food very much. (too bland).

Had a company dinner with set menu this time and the food was better than before. But keep in mind that this is a Cantonese restaurant, don't expect the bursts of spice and flavors of other Chinese cuisines.

Service was poor for such an expensive and half empty restaurant. It wasn't so much the lack of staff but the aloofness that disappointed us.

Will not return, poor value for money

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Nice setting.Average food.”
Reviewed 8 February 2014

Went to Lei garden for a large company dinner. Very average food - possibly struggling with the CNY rush. Service while helpful is a problem as understanding of English is very challenged. Not worth another visit.

Visited January 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“FIne Chinese Dining”
Reviewed 3 February 2014

Good food, ambience and good service. Chinese fine dining but not outrageously priced.
I often take the set lunch for 4 pax for lunch meetings or else a mixture of dimsum, soup of the day and possibly a vegetable or noodle dish.
They have weekend set dinners and those are usually great value for money.

Visited December 2013
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“Food great, service not so great”
Reviewed 13 January 2014

Decided to go there on New Years day and was given a table next to a dirty old screen despite making reservations!
The food was excellent but the dirty screen lowered the enjoyment of the overall experience. The service staff was adequate at most although never rude or dismissive.
If you decide to go there make sure you request for a table in the main dining hall. It may be a bit noisier but definitely more pleasant than being cooped up next to a dirty screen in a little dead-end corner of the restaurant!

  • Visited January 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“Poor service, bland food, great atmosphere”
Reviewed 31 December 2013

Having spent a day sightseeing, we ended up at Chijmes looking for a great dinner to end the day and enjoy a bit of Premier League as well.

The courtyard was crowded, and the service poor. Having found a table, we waited over 20 minutes to get served. The waiter seemed disinterested in assisting us with the order.

The food, once if came out was average and tasteless.

The drinks were expensive even by Singapore standards, but the atmosphere watching the game was amazing!

I probably will go again, not to eat but enjoy the experience of cheering a football game with the crowd!

  • Visited February 2013
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