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Review of Jim Thompson

Jim Thompson
Ranked #107 of 11,867 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Tanglin
Reviewed January 26, 2013

The setting, the interior, the food and the entertainment were first class heritage elegance, a must for any Singapore visitor

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Myself and my companion went to Jim Thompson restaurant looking forward to something special.

However , upon arriving found the Maitre 'd fairly blase' about our reservation , not heeding our reservation requests. We had reserved a smoking table , and were directed to the crappiest table where you would have had to fire a signal flare to get any service.

When we arrived the restaurant was essentially empty , bar about 3 tables of diners.

We again pointed out that in our reservation that we had requested a smoking table and were then seated at a table , only to be asked to move to another table minutes later. Third times a charm?

We ordered drinks and around 5 dishes and within the time it took for us to smoke about half a cigarette 4 dishes arrived ( approx 3 minutes. ) .

It seemed pretty obvious that most of the dishes couldn't have been freshly cooked. Unless the Chef can cook 4 dishes in 1 and a half minutes, taking into consideration the the time it took the staff to take the order to the kitchen and then bring the dishes to our table.

One particular prawn dish was very cold. When asked if they could make a fresh dish it came back 4 minutes later , obviously microwaved. The prawns resembled hockey pucks.

It started to rain and at no point did staff ask us if we wanted to move to a table under cover.

Some dishes were good , the Tom Yam being an example , but on the whole for the price there are much better options in Singapore.

I would give the food a 2 , service a 2 out of 5.

Pretty lame on the whole.

Disappointed.

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Thank joshy666
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

The general opinion in the expat community is that you can eat a very enjoyable meal at Jim Thompson's, in a nice setting and in a quiet part of Singapore.

Not the best I ever ate, but definitely very good. Service is OK, could be better, but what can you expect, this is Singapore!

Wine is overpriced, as always here because of the outrageous liquor taxes, but all in all, the bill works out reasonabIe. I would say that you get value for money (once again, by local standards). The same meal in Bangkok would have cost a fraction of what I paid here, but I'm not complaining! That's what it takes to rub elbows with the affluent Singaporeans.

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Thank Kiki051
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

My wife and I visited Singapore after spending a relaxing week in Phuket followed by a 5 day roundtrip cruise from Singapore. We dinned at Jim Thompson on the last evening of our vacation and had a truly amazing meal, far better than we experienced in Phuket, albeit that he meals in Phuket were good too. The setting and service were very good but the meal was very expensive.

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Thank bramm_travel
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

We eat there with friends on your stop over in Singapore and we really liked the style of the restaurant, the food and the service. The very high ceilings give you "room to breath". The food is not cheap but very good.

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