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“Too expensive” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Catalunya

Catalunya
82 Collyer Quay | The Fullerton Pavilion, Singapore 049327, Singapore
+65 6534 0886
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Ranked #447 of 7,382 Restaurants in Singapore
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Catalunya is a contemporary Spanish restaurant situated at the iconic Fullerton Pavilion, floating in the heart of the Marina Bay district. Helmed by an international team of award-winning culinary experts from the likes of elBulli, Drolma, Sketch, and Santi,Catalunya‘s distinctive menu draws inspiration from authentic Spanish recipes, served with the finesse of Asian hospitality and Spanish charm. Designed by award-winning design firm AvroKo, Catalunya is seated in a unique glass-encased dome floating atop the waters of Marina Bay. We are open daily from 11am to 2am.
Singapore, Singapore
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Too expensive”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

After hearing so much about this place I finally manage to get a group of people to come with me and try this restaurant. I felt that the food was ok but everything just tasted like butter! My favourite dish there was probably the egg dish in the martini glass, but besides from that i did not really think there was too much else that stands out. The drinks were over priced and not very strong, the old fashion was $28++ and was very small, a bottle of Macallan 18 was $540++!! Overall this place was just too expensive what it was... i would have rather eaten at Esquina.

Visited June 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Foodies. This is Excellent.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

This was a really nice surprise. Not highly ranked on Tripadvisor, we popped in on a whim. The secret is obviously out locally as without a booking, we weren't seated until 9.30, but this gave us time to work our way through some cocktails and the wine list....both of which are excellent. The dishes are creative - we went tapas - and the knowledge of drinks and food was high and the service was faultless. Hats off to Bar staff, front of house, wait staff and the Kitchen - it all came together seamlessly. Discover this place before Gourmet Traveller does.

Visited June 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Food to die for”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

Went to sample their tapas and I was blown away at the taste, presentation of food and their wide variety of drinks...

Staffs were mostly native Spanish and they were all so proud of their food and drinks.

Tried 'The Other Spanish Tortilla", "The Suckling Pig Tapas" and it sealed another reservation back to this restaurant... Surprisingly affordable. We are looking at $50-80/- per person.

Well worth every cent!!!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore, Singapore
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Expensive but nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

If you have a tight budget.....give it a miss
If you want to try little bits of everything then go for the Tapas and share a few mains
Nice environment, nice service, nice views ( but you can get than anywhere around the bay)
A group of 6 had about 12 tapas and 4 mains & 4 deserts for lunch and Sparkling water
Total bill $580 BUT we all left full and enjoyed the meal
Pricey yes, but we have all paid good money for poor and average food somewhere at sometime so occassionally we must expect to pay good money for great food, service and location.

Will go back, but only for a really special occassion

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Superb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

We were lucky enough to be invited for dinner to this amazing restaurant and it wasn't long before we realised we were somewhere very special. I couldn't resist trying one of the Lola cocktails, a combination of blue cheese and sherry. It's a drink that should not work - it just sounds wrong. Infact it was one of the most amazing things I've ever tasted, a very clever play on the after dinner Stilton and port.
Other treats were also in store. We were presented with tiny spoons with what looked like a wobbling olive on it. When we asked what it was we were told just to eat it, so the surprise wouldn't be spoilt. The - literally - explosion of intense olive flavour which just disappeared is a food memory we will never forget.
Our wide selection of tapas style dishes were just one delight after another. Fresh, delicious seafood, suckling pig, every one was more memorable than the rest. It has been our great regret that we never got a chance to visit El Bulli but thank goodness one of its chefs have set up shop here.

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