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“Oriental Fine Dining”

Chijmes Lei Garden Restaurant
Ranked #362 of 10,496 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian, Soups
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Good for: Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Downtown Core
Blackwood, Gwent
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223 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Oriental Fine Dining”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

Located in the Chijmes complex close to the Raffles Hotel so we ate here after our obligatory Singapore Slings. The setting is lovely, an old Catholic convent which now houses lots of restaurants and bars in the buildings and the cloisters. The lei garden is in one of the halls which has very high ceilings with beautiful plasterwork. We were the only Europeans in the restaurant that night which made it a fun experience. The staff had limited English but were smiling and helpful. There are lots of fish tanks with various fish and crabs and the revolting looking geoduck ( a house speciality) where a hand often appears to catch someone's dinner.
We ordered too much, crispy duck, which was prepared at the table, belly pork and green beans, noodles and rice. We ordered wine, which was expensive but hey ho it was a top end restaurant and we would have paid more in the UK. SGD200 approx £100 so a very pleasant evening out.

Visited April 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
“ Ok Cantonese food, service substandard”
3 of 5 bubbles 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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“Nice setting.Average food.”
3 of 5 bubbles 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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“FIne Chinese Dining”
4 of 5 bubbles 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”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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