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“Lovely place good food”

Tamarind Hill Singapore By Samadhi
Ranked #200 of 10,930 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $35 - $150
Cuisines: Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Brussels, Belgium
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Lovely place good food”
Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

I was invited to diner at tamarin hill by some friends and had a good time. The place is hard to find if you don't know where it is; they are in the natural reserve and are not allowed to put some signs. They are in a very typical black and white building, an old colonial house full of charm. High ceilings, many rooms, old furniture, Buddha statues. We had diner on the terrace despite the threat of mosquitoes, and the staff put some coils on the floor.
Their menu is extensive and could be a little shorter in my opinion. I never trust long menus...
The food was good and tasty. We had a platter with spring rolls and also a spicy beef salad (not so spicy, but garlicky). Followed by a whole sea bass and rice as well as a chicken curry. The fish was delicious but we had to cut it into filet as the staff disappeared...
No desert for us but what they had sounded nice.
In general a lovely evening but very empty place and it was super hard to make a reservation as nobody picked up the phone...

Thank Vimobru
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fabulous Sunday Brunch”
Reviewed July 8, 2014

Having had dinner here, it was a no brainer to choose this place for my recent belated birthday brunch. It was wonderful to discover that they serve a splendid Sunday Brunch feast which was priced reasonably and super value for money!!!!.The location of the restaurant in the lush Labrador Nature Reserve and away from the hustle and bustle noise of the city gives it an ideal step back in time feel. You can even catch a glimpse of the sea on the outside surrounding deck of the restaurant.
As I stood at the entrance to receive my 25 guests as they throng up the steps, it almost feels like being the Madame of the mansion! The staff were extremely helpful, courteous and friendly. We were given an entire corner with 2 long tables set up for our party. The place is also kid friendly and my friends' young kids had an enjoyable time playing hide and seek. The service was fabulous. Payment was fast and organized even though we were paying individually (much thanks to one of our waitress Jelly who had a system going which noted down what each diner had!). And although our requests for dishes were fast and many, our servers were efficient in handling our order and were unfazed. The food was awesomely amazing. Kudos to the chef! Our favourite cocktail will always be the lychee lemongrass.
My guests and I had a wonderful afternoon, and I would like to thanks Adrian, Jelly and the rest of their team for making my birthday fabulous, fantastic and fun!

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Fay_Yeoh
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Nice Thai diner”
Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant is in a very nice mansion located in a park (take your repellent). The place is really nice as well as the food. Service is good as well.
A big expensive for Thai food but great experience.

Thank Raza K
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed May 30, 2014

Beautiful location and tastefully done up inside.

Although there is outdoor seating, I would not sit there due to not only the warm weather, but too many insects as the area is wooded.

The vegetarian food was really good. The meat dishes, both for starters and main course, were terribly over cooked. Inedible is the term that comes to mind. In fact, the main course was returned to the kitchen.

Not particularly over priced either. And that too with a couple of bottles of wine.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank BigJohn32819
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“NOT a memorable experience : Decent location,food,service but insects (due to proximity to greens) and uneasy chairs”
Reviewed May 4, 2014

Avoid sitting outside (atleast at night).... as there are lots of small insects (even on tables that you can't see in such dim lights). Decent food & services but "unreasonably priced" . We were obviously wasn't expecting a cheap price but what they charged was no way connected to what was delivered.

In short , NOT RECOMMENDED ...especially when you plan to make it special for someone ;)

  • Visited May 2014
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3 Thank GurupritA
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