In the past I've often been a little reluctant to try hotel restaurants especially, for some strange reason, in the same hotel I'm staying. Having dined at Cherry Garden I need not have had any concerns. The welcome you get from the maitre d' when first entering the restaurant is very warm and there is a buzz from the diners (certainly at the time we went). As you'd expect the decor is tasteful, the tables well spaced and the whole place has a quality feel.
As for the menu, it's extensive and the set meals have great variety. The food doesn't disappoint either.
I'm typically not price sensitive; if the food is basic but inexpensive I'll rate it highly, if it's genuine haute cuisine but expnsive I'll also rate it highly. My sense is that Cherry Garden is priced at the top end of what it's worth and I say that in the context of the high prices for up-scale restaurants in Singapore generally.
Small touches were also good, like for example the restaurant manager taking the time to talk to us at the table between courses, offering to replace a course my daughter didn't like and giving my wife and daughter a rose each as they left.
In conclusion, we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and it was worht the price paid (just).
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