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“Very disappointing” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cherry Garden at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore

Cherry Garden at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore
Ranked #95 of 10,421 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Marina Bay
Description: Step through the magnificent doors of this traditional courtyard style residence and be seduced by the modern designs of Oriental splendor. An adept eye has blended sumptuous materials, charcoaled teak panels, slate floors and pools of light. Two private dining rooms decorated in a residential style are available. The menu offers an eclectic selection of Cantonese cuisine, presented in a modern style. Weekends will never be the same again with an all new a-la-carte dim sum buffet featuring an extensive selection of more than 20 exquisite handmade dim sum - complemented by a variety of comforting double-boiled soups, congee, fried rice and noodles, appetizers and special dishes* - all served a la minute upon order. (* Please note that appetizers and specials are limited to one order per table) Our awards include "Singapore's Best Restaurant" 2010 to 2015 by Singapore Tatler, "Singapore's Top Restaurant" 2010 to 2014 by Wine & Dine, "G Restaurant Award of Excellence" 2013 to 2016 by The Peak Selections: Gourmet & Travel, "Best Business Lunch (Asian)" 2016 by The Peak Selections: Gourmet & Travel and "Asia's Finest Restaurants" 2010 - 2012 by The Miele Guide.
Milan, Italy
Level Contributor
46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Very disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013

After the good experience we had last here, we booked at Cherry Garden for my father's birthday (party of 6 people). After a very unpolite welcome, we had to wait for 40 minutes at least to have our food, in the meantime we were seeing other people, arrived after us, being already served! The air-conditioning was absolutely freezing and disturbing so we asked if it were possible to lower it down a little bit, they answered it was centralized and that they would have provided us with some shawls, after 15 minutes we asked for shawls and they said that they were out of shawls! After a while we saw them providing shawls to the the nearest table! Then food arrived, but in the wrong order! But it was so late and we were so hungry that we ate anyway.The situation was so paradoxical that we tried not to be angry and not to ruin by father's birthday dinner. Food was quite good - but not as one would expect from a Mandarin Oriental standard - anyway we were so upset by the bad manners of the staff that we couldn't enjoy the dinner. To the Food & Beverage Management of Mandarin Oriental: this is not acceptable from an hotel like yours, we experienced a clear lack of respect and we felt joked by the staff which was totally unsuitable for such a reknowned restaurant.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Delicious Cantonese food at a price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

I ate in the Cherry Garden several times during my stay at the Mandarin Oriental in August 2013. The food was outstanding and even at the high price point (up to GBP 50 per person for dinner without alcohol) represented good value for money.

There is a great selection of tasty Cantonese delights on the menu and the service also includes an amuse bouche de jour and lime sorbet to refresh the palate after your main course. Staff are extremely friendly and remembered my name after the first visit.

The space is attractively decorated and in keeping with the other areas of the hotel. Natural materials and dark woodwork complement attractive floral displays and Chinese bric-a-brac. There is an attractive zen garden outside for smokers and even though I do not smoke myself it was quite a pleasant space to stretch the legs briefly after dinner.

Particularly recommended are the crispy duck and pork ribs!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LSEOliver
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Level Contributor
23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Brilliant food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

Everything was delicious and servise was great!
Apetisers was melting in mouth and Duck was very tasty!
Thanks to Tripadvisor tips!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Chingis Y
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Hong Kong, China
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92 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Not quite the Man Wah standard”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

I had mixed feelings about this resaturant. The restaurant is very beautiful. There are a lot of Chinese paintings, calligraphies and art decorations. It is a pleasure just to walk around and appreciate the settings. However, the food quality was not very consistent. I ordered a daily soup and two other small dishes. The daily soup was the Chinese version of the minestrone - tomato, carrots and doubled boiled chicken. One would hardly expect to have such a daily soup in a traditional Cantonese restaurant. The steamed cod fish in soya sauce was light and delicious. The soya sauce was well balanced and went very well with my steam rice. The fried asparagus was crunchy but carried a bit too much garlic. The service was also less than satisfactory. I went in the restaurant at about 9:40 pm and there was only one table of guests. There were three staff and only one was experienced. I had to trace for the menu, the tea and the food. I would expect more speedy service especially when it was closed to the closure time of 10:30 pm.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GOAL_Spring
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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94 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Good. Not Amazing, but good.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

Came here for a late dinner and had a full lobster dinner which was pretty delicious. Well cooked with good flavors. I'm overall happy with the meal. It wasn't amazing, but it was good. Would I go back again? Probably not... primarily because of the cost of the meal.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank africantraveler1
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