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“Come on guys” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Sabio by the Sea

Sabio by the Sea
31 Ocean Way | #01-02, Singapore 098395, Singapore
6690 7568
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Ranked #1,841 of 7,404 Restaurants in Singapore
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Singapore, null, Singapore
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“Come on guys”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

Here we have an slightly pricey restaurant , untrained staff, a few nices dishes and a few not so nice. Not worth the taxi ride out to Sentosa.

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Singapore, Singapore
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“Great Spanish Brunch and Tapas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

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Sabio by the Sea, like its sister Sabio in the city, echoes the same painted traditional Catalan tiles and hand carving inspired by a 200 years old bar in Seville. Yet, the vibe is contemporary with bright red metal stools lining the length of the space and CMYK Dada inspired artwork. There is also the fluidity in space with the al fresco areas spilling onto the quayside.

I went to Sabio by the Sea expecting to be feasting on tapas but was delighted to know that they do a Weekend Brunch. For $35, diners get to enjoy the "El Sabio basket", a choice of main dish and a hot
drink.

The El Sabio Basket was a delectable tray of wonderfully baked pastries. I absolutely adored the Mini Croissants (both plain and chocolate). The perfect marriage of moist buttery center and crispy browned flakes blew me over. The mini baguette was almost too perfect to be eaten as well. Excellent quality butter and strawberry jam in little jars accompanied the bread basket and i happily buttered away.

Included in the basket is also a glass of fresh orange juice and home made plain yogurt served with berries. This is the perfect start to a great 3h brunch. ;)

Choose from 8 main dishes, all of which would have gone through the TLC of the Josper Grill to give it the smoky flavor. One of our favorites was the Chachouka With Chorizo Sausage, Two Fried Eggs, Toasted Brioche And Green Salad. The Chachouka is a hearty stew of peppers, zucchinis and tomatoes and i loved how the porous bread readily soaks up the earthy stew flavored with the saltiness of cured sausage.

Want something meatier? The Grilled Ribeye (120g) with Chachouka, Fried Egg And Grilled Mushrooms is a great option as well.

As compared to the dishes that we had, the Fluffy Omelette was easier on the flavors. Loved the juicy asparagus in the omelette which was topped with roasted potatoes, Manchego cheese, Serano ham, basil and grilled cherry tomatoes.

Apart from the extensive hot and cold tapas dishes available on the menu, I highly recommend the El Cerdo ($21) from the Josper grill. Herbs Marinated pig shoulder pieces that appeared like the Chinese braised pork belly turned out to be more substantial in bite and taste. The chunks of meat wore the caramelized crisp like a badge of honor, having survived the ferocious oven. You may want to skip this if you are afraid of clogging your arteries though.

Now, save some space for desserts because you can't miss the best Churros ($11) in Singapore. The crispy dough sticks, evenly and perfectly coated with the golden ratio of sugar and cinnamon, were divine with the viscous and rich dark chocolate. It's even better than the ones i had in Spain!

And you gotta have the Signature Salty Butter Caramel Lava Cake that Chef Bruno Menard created which i raved about in my &made review.

The meal preparation was overseen by Chef Damien Le Bihan, Group Executive Chef, who earned his ranks in several Parisian Michelin restaurants. A man of few words but there's no doubt he's passionate about his food.

Need a getaway but don't have the time to hop on a plane? Head on down for brunch at Sabio by the Sea. It sure felt like i was in a different place. Wanderlust. Brunch is served on Sat from 12 to 3.30pm and Sun from 10.30 to 3.30pm.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Dinner saturday night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

We walked in without a reservation and were lucky to get in at about 830. However we got a reasonable table and ordered 4 tapas, some paella and drinks. All served in reason time, the food was better than expected, tasty and sufficient. Service was good and the waiting staff did a great job. The bill $105 for two incl drinks was vy reasonable. Willa go there again

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“Lovely food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Our favorite restaurant in Sentosa Cove...lovely tapas food with lots of variety sitting on the boardwalk of the marina gives it a super chilled atmosphere.

Visited February 2013
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