Located at The Grandstand, formerly known as the Old Turf Club in 1933, is a double-storey high Mussels-specialty cafe right beside the South entrance. It operating as a cafe in the day from 10am to 5pm serving coffee and cakes, with set menus at $11.90. The dinner menu starts from 5pm and is only available
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Located at The Grandstand, formerly known as the Old Turf Club in 1933, is a double-storey high Mussels-specialty cafe right beside the South entrance.
It operating as a cafe in the day from 10am to 5pm serving coffee and cakes, with set menus at $11.90.
The dinner menu starts from 5pm and is only available from Tuesdays till Sundays.
The 150 seater space is probably one of the largest cafes I had visited in Singapore, with the first floor decorated in Grimms’ Fairy Tales and a neon jungle theme on the 2nd storey.
On the first floor, diners get to experience the bright natural sunlight shining in through the ceiling-to-floor windows, equipped with comfy sofa seats.
The neon jungle theme on the second floor is a stark contrast to the bright and cheery mood downstairs, being much dimmer and darker.
The chairs on the second floor are designed with Zebra prints on it whereas the booth seats are all laminated with yellow wallpapers that stood out among the plants and the dark interior.
The dinner menu here is pretty concise, mainly focusing on seafood as their name suggests, such as Aquadisiac House Salad ($16), Burgers ($26 – $28), Crabmeat Linguine ($26), Blue Mussels (Small $28, Sharing $48) and Fish & Chips ($24),
The highlight is the free flow truffle fries for each set of Blue Mussels (Small $28, Sharing $48) ordered, for both dipping into the mussel pot or having it on its own.
Alternatively, there is also an ongoing promotion of free flow truffle fries and Korean Wings for each alcoholic beverage purchased per person.
Their signature South Australian Blue Mussels (Small $28, Sharing $48) come with different sauces: White Wine, Salted Egg, Tomato Marinara, Chilli Crab with Crab Meat (+$4) and Mala.
The chilli crab sauce with blue mussels (Small $28) sounded exciting with me, drizzled with Singapore’s iconic chilli crab sauce that contained both chunks of meat and sliced chilli.
Unlike the chilli crab that we are familiar with, the sauce leaned towards the saltier side instead of being sweet and spicy.
I do wish that they can provide a more generous serving for their sauces.
The blue mussels were indeed plump and juicy, with a tinge of sweetness to complement with the sauce.
The Truffle Fries (ala carte $14) were the highlight, thick cut fries with the truffle aroma, crispy on the outside, soft, moist and fluffy on the inside.
To enhance the truffle aroma, truffle mayonnaise is added to give it an extra oomph.
With such a big space, Aquadisiac will be bringing in more concepts under the same roof in the future, including a bakery on the first floor. Just slightly hard to get there.
200 Turf Club Rd, #01-20, Grandstand South Entrance, Singapore 287994
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.