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“Good pub restaurant”
Review of The Black Swan - CLOSED

The Black Swan
Price range: $8 - $76
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Central Area/City Area
Description: Set in a 1930s landmark in the CBD, The Black Swan injects fresh glamour and life into an otherwise cold and mechanical district. The glorious Art Deco-style institution pays homage to New York’s canonised steakhouse trope, offering a grand expression of chophouse classics paired with an inspired winelist. An alluring amalgam of restaurant, bar and urban respite, The Black Swan’s extensive dining experience includes a lush alfresco garden patio, on top of an exceptional private dining experience in the bank’s former vault. The Black Swan’s intimate mezzanine lounge, The Powder Room, specialises in theatrical craft cocktails that hark to the free-spirited revelry of old-world drinking institutions. The restaurant was awarded Tatler’s Best New Restaurant of the Year in its first year of opening.
Reviewed September 12, 2016

A good central place to meet in Singapore. A short walk (100m) from the Talok Ayer MRT station.
As you expect Black Swan offers a wide range of drinks.
Appears to mostly cater to the business crowd from surrounding offices.
Food is good pub food or mid range restaurant cuisine. Ranges from steaks (Singapore prices - S$40 for 200g - ouch!), duck, pork chop....you get the picture. Sides were good too - truffled chips (yum), greens etc.
Wine list was appealing. Prices were usual for Singapore (minimum was S$60/btl).
Service was attentive with useful offering of suggestions.
I would go back.

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank MDW2000BC
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thelobeholdgroup, Manager at The Black Swan, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2016

Dear MDW2000BC,

Thank you very much for choosing The Black Swan!
We are pleased to know that you had a fantastic time dining at The Black Swan!
We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!

Yours Truly,

Carol

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Reviewed September 3, 2016

We had good food and enjoyed good service! Would definitely visit it again. Fireball dessert is amazing!

Date of visit: September 2016
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Thank natalielN4604HY
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thelobeholdgroup, Manager at The Black Swan, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2016

Dear natalielN4604HY,

Thank you very much for choosing The Black Swan!

We are thrilled to have made your day! We are also particularly proud that you found our dessert, Fireball, especially awesome.

We hope that we'll get the opportunity to serve you again soon!

Best regards,

Carol

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Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

As soon as you step into blackswan you'll feel like you've entered the set of the great Gatsby

We came in waiting for Friends to arrive and so we decided to wait at the bar. My girlfriend who wasn't a big wine drinker asked for a recommendation and the bar staff were very helpful and recommended a really nice wine. They even offered some to try before ordering.

For food we had some lobster crisp and fried calamari as starters. The lobster crisp is a interesting mix of rice paper infused with grind lobster, an excellent snack to go with drinks.

Service is excellent, there was no moment that our glasses were empty. Staff will check in to see if everything is ok. Just the the right amount not too intrusive just enough for us to have enough privacy.

I would recommend this place for any dinner functions or drinks.

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank potaku
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thelobeholdgroup, Manager at The Black Swan, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2016

Dear Potaku,

Thank you for your kind words about The Black Swan!

We are pleased to know that you had a fantastic time dining with us. We are particularly proud that you found our lobster crisps, especially awesome for it being one of our unique bar snacks item as well as the personalized service provided by our service crews and bartenders.

We endeavour to make your experience with us nothing short of wonderful and we're delighted to have the pleasure of serving you, and hope to see you back at The Black Swan soon!

Yours Sincerely,

Carol Tan

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Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Came back here again for dinner again with the family. Food was fantastic so was the services. Rachel and Johnson took great care of us. We were very impressed with the manager Carol too. She came by a few times to make sure that everything was alright.

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank VanessaV1197
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thelobeholdgroup, Manager at The Black Swan, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2016

Dear Vanessa V,

Thank you for your kind words about The Black Swan!

It was a great pleasure to have served you. We endeavour to make your experience with us nothing short of wonderful!

We are delighted to have the pleasure of serving you, and hope to see you back at The Black Swan soon!

Yours Truly,

Carol

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Reviewed July 25, 2016

Came here with my friend for lunch so ordered the set lunches which looked decently priced, until we asked for bread and were told that we had to pay extra. If you were to add in the price of the bread, you could go to a higher end restaurant so we decided to skip the bread. The food was okay, main highlight was the chic décor.

Date of visit: May 2016
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Thank AllisonK992
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thelobeholdgroup, Manager at The Black Swan, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2016

Dear Allison K,

Thank you for writing a review of The Black Swan.

We are grateful for your kind praises about ambience.

We appreciate your constructive feedback and have shared your comments with the rest of the team.

We hope that we'll get the opportunity to serve you again soon!

Yours Truly.

Carol

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