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“Pricey for quality of food”
Review of Lavaedge at MacRitchie - CLOSED

Lavaedge at MacRitchie
Price range: $2 - $39
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Come reveal in the lush soothing aura of nature, where modernity meets tranquillity.
Singapore
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Pricey for quality of food”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

We ate ribs (certainly frozen type), fish and chips (think you can get from smith cheaper and bigger piece if you ok with oily fish), salad (waiter heard our order wrongly and turned out to be another salad. Another waitress said they run out of avocado so gave us this) and lava cake ( not worth paing at all). Apart from monkey intimidating you before 7pm, it's quite a lovely environment. The price for all these $150. This should be my first and last visit.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Doable
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
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71 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Nice cozy restaurant”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

What a good way to finish the walk with a dinner at lavaedge. The ambience is good, its close to nature and the food is nice too. An ideal venue for those looking for a dinner venue after the MacRitchie walk.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Carol_Travelling
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Brunch”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

Good selection. Good location. Perfect for Sunday outing with family or even dinner for 2. The choice of mains are quite value for money, even the portion is acceptable.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank LovetoEat2909
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Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“The view is good, wish something else was too”
Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

Went last Sunday for a brunch with friends. Still wondering what hit us.
The food was quite limited in terms of taste, preparation and appeal. For the amount charged, the quality left a lot to be desired. Bland food is not continental food!!!!!!
The service can improve by leaps and bounds. Sometimes it's not the number of people who are around but what they do, that matters
The buffet reminded me of a seedy motel in the Midwestern US, lots of items but none worth it.
All, however is not lost. A turnaround can happen if
- the cooking staff actually ask patrons what they want and how
- the service staff smiles and pays attention to the patrons inside than the monkeys outside
- reduce the spread on the buffet but make it better.

Am not tempted to go back again to the restaurant. Don't mind the benches outside to admire the view, which is magnificent.

Visited June 2013
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Thank MVy_13
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singapore
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Paying for flies infested food”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

We paid $45++ per pax for a weekend buffet lunch there, and I'll never return for the value we've received. There are only 6 dishes to choose from the spread, 2 types of fruit juice, which the waiter did not even let us know about. The 6 dishes are mediocre and frankly not even worth $20/pax. Laksa is indecent, I can easily get better ones from the foodcourt.

Further, I would never have expected to pay such money for flies infested desserts. The dessert table was left in the open, and because the restaurant is in the nature reserve, flies and ants were feasting on the spread. When asked for the waiters to do something about it, they can only tell me that they can't do anything about it. How about not leaving them in the open? I suppose they can at least use some initiatives?

A place that is totally not worth paying for. Maybe just for a drink or 2, giving credits to their ambience.

  • Visited May 2013
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2 Thank pingbubb
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