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“Not as good as previous reviews led me to believe”
Review of Picotin Express

Picotin Express
Ranked #1,136 of 10,927 Restaurants in Singapore
Price range: US$15 - US$20
Cuisines: French, Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Not as good as previous reviews led me to believe”
Reviewed 3 March 2013

Went here for lunch and was expecting more. Couldn't really complain about the food but it was average (we had smoked salmon and snails to start followed by lamb burger and honey glazed ribs) maybe we should have tried the Pizza that previous reviews rave about. The desserts were the best, floating island and chocolate moose both lovely. But most disappointing was the setting, we sat outside and it just felt dirty. I had to wipe my seat down before I sat on it and there were ants crawling over the table. I made the mistake of looking up and the ceiling is filthy, loads of mould on the awning. Plus the 'view' is the car park, the drains and some grubby concrete and electrics. Just felt like it all needed a good clean and refurb.

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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Singapore, Singapore
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very nice atmosphere”
Reviewed 26 February 2013

My friends and I go to this place once a week, never disappointed, great pizzas (restaurant and delivery).
a real break from the busy city restaurants... I will definitely come back here often as long as I'm in Singapore.
Great place to chill with friends, birthdays etc...

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Quentindeb
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New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“always reliable for great food”
Reviewed 17 February 2013

such a good breakfast menu and all day dinner. Food is consistently goods. The eggs benedict are great, the crepes are fab and the orange juice fresh. Teh coffee are served in HUGE mugs and its a pleasure to be there. it can get hot on steamy days - like anywhere - but the food is so worth it. The lamb and the pasta and of course, the pizza (the banker is delicious) are top notch. Plenty around to attract the kids - pony rides, bunnies,

Visited February 2013
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Thank m5carter
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Terrible!!!!”
Reviewed 8 February 2013

Was there a year ago and it was ok, not brilliant but nice. Went back a few days ago and i was shocked how bad it has become. Like a lot of restaurants in Singpaore they couldn't maintain a certain standard. We were a group of Ladies and wanted breakfast, we couldnt even get a fried egg! The basket with bread came like 1 1/2 hours after we arrived. The size of the Latte was laughable small.

We would have been better off to drive a few 100 meters further and go to one of the newly opened cafes in Turf City!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Christine D
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Pic0tin, Manager at Picotin Express, responded to this review, 10 February 2013
Dear Christine,

Thank you for your feedback. I am assuming that your visit was during a weekday; I apologize if the staff did not convey clearly enough that we are not open for breakfast on weekdays. Picotin Bistro does not offer breakfasts during weekdays and our opening hours are from Noon til late. We only serve breakfast from 8 am onwards on weekends and public holidays, this information is available on our website.

I understand your disappointment at not being able to have breakfast on the day of your visit but due to operational constraints and preparation for our lunch and dinner services, this does not give us the opportunity to prepare breakfast on demand.

We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again in future during our operational hours.

Picotin Management
events@picotin.com.sg
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
198 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“Country Feel and Comfort Food @HorseCity”
Reviewed 7 January 2013

Service is impeccable. The food came second but nonetheless very good. As there is a full service bar right smack inside, there is also bar food. We had for lunch, pasta, fish, salad and all were good and as described on menu. Weekends can be surprisingly busy even to the staff as the crowd is easy going and come as you are types (sometimes a crowd just after soccer game). We like the easy going ambience in a stable-like environment (horses can be spotted). Leave with a very happy tummy.

Visited January 2013
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Thank Sweetiemine
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Pic0tin, Manager at Picotin Express, responded to this review, 10 February 2013
Thank you for your kind review - we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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