This restaurant, is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED by yours truly. No, they did not pay me for this. No, I do not work for them. And no, we're not related.
When you are a part of a family nucleus with young children, and I do mean young (below the ages of 3), this would be the go-to restaurant if you want to at least sit down and have a drink without having to worry if your younglings are bored, pulling at you because they want your attention every 5 seconds, or worse, running off while you hold on to your drink in one hand and your baby in the other, shouting at that tod to "stop running", hoping she would listen but getting disappointed each time. But all that's for another story. I'm digressing.
To start, I already love the concept. Eurasian Food. People who know me would know that I like to teach my kids through practical experiences. Always been a strong believer of that. So what can get better than teaching my Eurasian kids about the Eurasian Community in Singapore through food tasting? - was my initial thought. We arrived and were greeted by this massive banner spanning right across the whole restaurant you can't possibly miss it. It was impressive.
We were meeting friends that day and had arrived early, but hey, no matter. No need to wait stressful with a drink while trying to calm your over excited kids down before lunch. Because there is this awesome, AWESOME, indoor play area waiting to be exploited by children.
|This is the main entrance to the restaurant (indoor sitting). The entrance of the playroom is to the left.|
|You should have seen the look on my kids' face when they saw this. They HAD uncovered a treasure trove.|
|Everthing screamed "FUN" here. I felt so tempted to jump into the ball pit myself with my kids had we been alone.|
Coming back to the food. There is a kid's menu consisting of 4 choices at SGD $15.00 ++, inclusive of juice and 1 scoop of ice cream. We took the nuggets set. They did not try the authentic food in the end because most of it had chilli in them. The Eurasians back then were of Portuguese or Dutch mixed local origin. And most of the locals back then loved spicy food. The portions were really big for what we paid. Between 4 adults, we ordered the pineapple prawn curry (sweet curry dish) at SGD $20.80, prawn chilli garam (I loved this! A savory comfort food-y kind of dish) at SGD $20.80, and a beef stew Kristang style at SGD $16.80 with white rice, and we just barely finished. It was so filling we had no space for desserts. Each dish can serve 2-3 people.
Did you also know that apart from just dining, the venue caters for parties too? They make awesome cakes as well, and there is also a paid group Eurasian Heritage Tour that you could participate it.
My experience overall has been more than perfect at Quentin's. And we will definitely come back with the kids. Perhaps try something non spicy so the kids can have a taste this time. BIG THUMBS UP!