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“Good concept - lacking attention to details and execution”
Review of Platters - CLOSED

Platters
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Chinatown
Description: New restaurant on Club street, Singapore
Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good concept - lacking attention to details and execution”
Reviewed 6 November 2013

Went there on a Tuesday night for dinner. While the concept of small dishes to share is nice and the food itself is good (but not great or even exceptional) there is little atmosphere and the place comes across quite cold and uninviting. The fact that only three tables were booked that night certainly added to this feeling. Service is below average with little apparent motivation of the staff to go any extra mile beyond merely serving the food/wine we ordered. Prices are steep and the price/value relationship does not work for us. If you are crazy about coffee (like I am): poor quality.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Deejaydag
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English first
Singapore
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155 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Worthy of platitudes”
Reviewed 10 October 2013

Platters opened about 18 months ago without much fanfare. The concept is rotating "guest" chefs who devise a menu which is then executed by the house chefs. When I went for dinner last night the chefs were from Table at 7. A group of 9 ordered 3 full sized platters, one of seafood (fantastic grilled prawns with spicy dark soy sauce, delicious mussels in tomato sauce, fried soft shell crab), one of little burgers (Singaporean-flavored, Redang, teriyaki chicken, with sides of fries), and the best, the meat platter (tender lamb chops, nice steak and incredibly tender stewed pork (kong bah in Chinese)). We also could not resist getting some cold cuts and cheese (the rillettes were fresh and delicious, and I would recommend getting the Manchego and Brie cheeses), and a half platter of smoked duck, salmon and chicken liver pâté (also excellent). For dessert we could only handle the half platter, which had a berry trifle and jackfruit goreng (coated in batter and fried) with coconut shavings. Everything was well- executed, fresh, tasty. Not the most adventures of flavours, but in a large group, a friendly congenial space, great to have something reliable. Unfortunately I was not able to try the wine but the friendly manager said the owners run a Spanish wine business so they bring interesting wines in at very reasonable prices. For the amount of food we had, plus 3 bottles of wine and several beers, we paid about $60 per person, which is unheard of in the Club St area of Singapore. So not the most exciting place today, but a very worthy keeper.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank BornVivant
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Singapore, Singapore
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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Yummy food and a great concept”
Reviewed 26 September 2013

The concept at Platters is fun and simple: every four months, a guest chef (usually local) helps to design a menu for the restaurant. Our menu had been created by the duo behind Table at 7 and they certainly didn’t disappoint with their Asian Fusion platters. We went with four half-boards to enjoy maximum variety.

We started with the cheese and ham platter, which was served with freshly-baked rolls of bread, before diving into substantial munchies like Chefs at the Market. Fluffy tahu telur (egg and tofu); tomato boccocini tartlets with pesto, and garnished with rocket and mushroom croquettes dressed with a sweet-spicy peanut sauce. Each had a wonderfully light yet crunchy texture, and packed full of flavour.

Next, The Butcher’s Grill. The braised pork belly was delicate and tender, with equal ratio of meat to (naughty!) fat. I found the grilled lamb cutlets slightly tough/overcooked, but the ratatouille nestled beneath was perfection. My favourite of the trio was the pepper-crusted beef tataki – medium rare with a spot-on touch of pink – on a bed of a creamy truffle mash.

Ultimate Star Bugers turned out to be the highlight of the night. Three mini sliders each of beef rendang and chicken satay, served with a side of curry-kaffir spiced shoestring fries. Both styles of burgers were rendered perfectly with melting meats and a savoury-sweet marinade.

We only spent about S$65 per person (with a bottle of wine). A very reasonable price for wonderful, fresh ingredients and top-notch cooking. This is definitely a restaurant worth visiting again and again – I only hope that their next menu is as satisfying as this one was.

Full review and photos at http://maryaroundtheworld.com/2013/09/16/review-platters-bistro-wine-bar-singapore/

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Maryttan
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Singapore, Singapore
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99 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Plattertudes”
Reviewed 7 August 2013

Agree the concept is interesting and God knows Singapore needs some dining innovations but for me Platters misses the mark on execution. The venue is rustic/minimalist and none the worse for that but the current offerings lack innovation and originality being bland and devoid of any surprise elements.Surprising when the blurb says they invite different chefs to propose new combinations on a rotating basis.I would say that the criticisms of previous reviewers that the food was 'not fresh' were wide of the mark,all our dishes were very fresh. However service was dire prompting us to go to the counter several times for service.On a plus point the wine guy was attentive and knew his vino and the choice was limited but of good quality.Hope they sort this place out,it's a good idea for social eaters.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank johnnylavaBeijing
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Delicious”
Reviewed 31 July 2013

Platters is a wonderful concept. choose from half or full wooden platters with titbits of great flavours. There are meat, seafood, vegetarian themed platters, and are all delicious. Location in Club Street also is fun, in midst of lots of restaurants and lively bars

Visited July 2013
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Thank suzipete57
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