Beach Road Kitchen

May 19, 2019 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Beach Road Kitchen
30 Beach Road
Level 1, JW Marriott Hotel Singapore, South Beach


https://www.marriott.com/hotel-restaurants/sinjw-jw-marriott-hotel-singapore-south-beach/modules/5885674/home-page.mi


Gourmet Chocolates Range
Gourmet Chocolates Range



Luxurious Buffet Seafood & Grills

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 7
Ambience & Setting: 8
Food & Beverage: 7
Service: 9
Value for Money: 7
Spent about SGD $80++ per person.


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The official in-house dining restaurant of JW Marriott Hotel Singapore in the South Beach area, the Beach Road Kitchen opened alongside it in December 2016. Partially housed in restored colonial buildings, Beach Road Kitchen seeks to pay homage to the historical markets located in this area dating back to 1873, as well as showcase culinary skill through their buffet line-up of 12 stations.

Ambience at Beach Road Kitchen is bright, clean, and comfortable. The 12 buffet stations are neatly arranged and easily accesssible. Seats are carefully positioned to allow for a low measure of privacy, and there are areas for large groups. Helpful maps as table place mats aid to guide diners to the range of options. The place usually isn't too crowded, which makes for a pleasant dining experience.

Service at Beach Road Kitchen befits the high standards of a hotel restaurant. Staff are friendly, welcoming, and attentive, according each diner personalised attention. They are quick to clear or remove finished plates throughout your meal, which is an especially important factor for a buffet. Food trays are regularly stocked up, except towards the end of the night. Staff are also able to guide diners with dietary restrictions.

Food at Beach Road Kitchen is international, featuring a range of American, British, Italian, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, and Singaporean dishes. Quality of ingredients is premium and fresh, and taste is generally good, except for a few disappointments. Portions for a buffet are unlimited. Prices are high, similar to high-end hotel buffets. Budget about SGD $80++ per person, less if you leverage their promotional offers.


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JW Marriott Hotel Singapore Entrance
JW Marriott Hotel Singapore Entrance


Beach Road Kitchen Exterior
Beach Road Kitchen Exterior


Beach Road Kitchen Interior
Beach Road Kitchen Interior


Beach Road Kitchen Buffet Hours & Prices
Beach Road Kitchen Buffet Hours & Prices


Seating
Seating


Seating


Buffet Stations Layout
Buffet Stations Layout


Wood-Fired Oven
Wood-Fired Oven



There are a total of 12 stations for the buffet line-up. The detailed map helpfully guides you not only to the location, but also has points about what to expect there. The most picture-worthy spots are the Seafood Room (Station 2), the Grill (Station 10), and the Sweet Shop (Station 12).

Station 01 - Charcuterie & Cheese Market
Station 01 - Charcuterie & Cheese Market


Station 02 - Seafood Room
Station 02 - Seafood Room


Station 03 - Vertical Salad Bar
Station 03 - Vertical Salad Bar


Station 04 - Noodle Bar
Station 04 - Noodle Bar


Station 05 - Drinks Bar
Station 05 - Drinks Bar


Station 06 - Singaporean Specialities Area
Station 06 - Singaporean Specialities Area


Station 07 - Chinese Dishes Area
Station 07 - Chinese Dishes Area


Station 08 - Asian Rotisserie Area
Station 08 - Asian Rotisserie Area


Station 09 - Indian Dishes Area
Station 09 - Indian Dishes Area


Station 10 - Grill
Station 10 - Grill


Station 11 - Western Rotisserie Area
Station 11 - Western Rotisserie Area


Station 12 - Sweet Shop
Station 12 - Sweet Shop



There is a dazzling array of dishes all laid out for the buffet. I like that the majority of dishes, at least for those I tried, use fresh, premium ingredients.

Bread Box
Bread Box


Alaskan Red King Crab Legs, Fresh Scallops, Prawns On Ice
Alaskan Red King Crab Legs, Fresh Scallops, Prawns On Ice


DIY Noodle Ingredients
DIY Noodle Ingredients


Salad Bar Options
Salad Bar Options


Salad Bar Options


Fresh Pomfret Fish
Fresh Pomfret Fish


Fresh Sea Bass Fish
Fresh Sea Bass Fish


Desserts Asian
Desserts Asian


Desserts Western
Desserts Western



The Plate Of Charcuterie & Cheese is just decent, helping to open the appetite. To be sure, they do offer premium cold cuts, but these are fairly straightforward. For the cheese, there's more range of soft cheese than hard cheese. Decent at best.

Plate Of Charcuterie & Cheese
Plate Of Charcuterie & Cheese



The Plate Of Seafood was a highlight for me. Nearly everything was excellent. The flaky pliant Marinated Tuna Carpaccio covered with grainy black pepper has a sharp peppery spice savoury meaty flavour. The flaky pliant Smoked Salmon with juicy pearl onions and bouncy capers has a smoky savoury salty tangy flavour. The bouncy Squid Rings Salad with its crisp shallots has a fresh, clean-tasting, sweet savoury flavour. The tender chewy Marinated Anchovies fish with soft basil leaves and juicy sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil has a bright vegetal salty savoury sour flavour. The tender bouncy Sliced Octopus Salad has a delicate sweet savoury sour flavour. The waxy chunky Potato Salad is cool with a refreshing potato starchy sweet flavour.

The bouncy chewy Clams In Tomato Sauce has a bright vegetal sweet flavour. The bouncy chewy Mussels With Cucumber has a bright vegetal earthy sweet flavour. The bouncy springy Fresh Scallop has a clean-tasting sweet salty briny flavour. The chewy springy Dog Cockle In Pesto Sauce has a robust earthy vegetal savoury flavour which I found interesting. The succulent decadent fresh Alaskan Red King Crab Legs were outstanding as well, with their bright sweet savoury briny flavour.

Plate Of Seafood


Plate Of Seafood
Plate Of Seafood


Plate Of Seafood


Plate Of Seafood



The Singaporean style Plate Of Bak Kut Teh Soup With Pork Ribs was tasty and well-executed, with tender savoury meaty pork ribs, and a delicate herbal peppery spice flavour to the soup / broth. But the Singaporean Plate Of DIY Laksa Yong Tau Foo wasn't as good as I'd like.

Plate Of Bak Kut Teh Soup With Pork Ribs
Plate Of Bak Kut Teh Soup With Pork Ribs


Plate Of DIY Laksa Yong Tau Foo


Plate Of DIY Laksa Yong Tau Foo
Plate Of DIY Laksa Yong Tau Foo



From the Plate Of European Dishes, what stood out for me was the Beef Stew, with its tender, succulent cuts of beef shank, with bold meaty savoury salty flavour. I also liked the crisp crunchy texture of the wood-fired Tomato & Blue Cheese Pizza, and its sharp pungent cheesy flavour. The other items were below average.

Plate Of European Dishes


Plate Of European Dishes
Plate Of European Dishes



From the Plate Of Chinese Dishes, what stood out for me was the Herbal Chicken, with its tender, bouncy texture of chicken on bone, and lovely floral herbal sweet savoury flavour. I also like the bouncy spingy texture of the Braised Shiitake Mushrooms, with its bold earthy herbal savoury flavour. The other items were terrible, making this section the low point of my dining experience.

Plate Of Chinese Dishes


Plate Of Chinese Dishes
Plate Of Chinese Dishes



From the Plate Of Indian Dishes, what stood out for me was the Roti Prata / Prata, with its crisp, flaky, fluffy texture, and light buttery bready sweet flavour. I also like the flaky tender texture of the Fish Curry, with its savoury sour spicy flavour that has a sharp kick of fiery heat. The other items were average.

Plate Of Indian Dishes


Plate Of Indian Dishes
Plate Of Indian Dishes



From the Plate Of Rotisserie & Grills, what stood out for me was the Grilled Corn, with its juicy texture, and delicate vegetal sweet flavour; as well as the Beef Galbi, with its tender succulent texture to the thinly sliced beef ribs on bone, having a bold salty savoury smoky meaty flavour. I also liked the Hot Cross Bun, with its natural bready sweet flavour, studded with fruity sweet juicy raisins, and its fluffy soft texture. The other items were good as well.

Plate Of Rotisserie & Grills


Plate Of Rotisserie & Grills
Plate Of Rotisserie & Grills



The star was the Plate Of Baked Sea Bass Fish With Roasted Garlic & Caramelised Lemon. A whole, fresh sea bass fish, grilled to perfection, served with a clove of roasted garlic and a half caramelised lemon. The fish meat is tender and flaky, properly seasoned so it has an addictive savoury salty sweet flavour. Pair it with the herbal spice smoky notes of the roasted garlic, and a drizzle of the sour zesty tangy caramelised lemon juice. Highly recommended!

Plate Of Baked Sea Bass Fish With Roasted Garlic & Caramelised Lemon


Plate Of Baked Sea Bass Fish With Roasted Garlic & Caramelised Lemon
Plate Of Baked Sea Bass Fish With Roasted Garlic & Caramelised Lemon


Plate Of Baked Sea Bass Fish With Roasted Garlic & Caramelised Lemon



From the Plate Of Desserts, what stood out for me was the light, spongy Pandan Chiffon Cake, with its delicate floral earthy sweet flavour; as well as the Caramelised Apple Tart, with its crisp crunchy tender soft textures, and robust earthy sweet fruity flavour. I also liked the sticky chewy texture of the 9 Layered Cake / Rainbow Kueh / Jiu Ceng Gao with its floral sweet flavour, and the smooth rich creamy texture of the Blackberry Cheesecake with its light fruity sweet cheesy flavour. The other items were average.

Plate Of Desserts


Plate Of Desserts
Plate Of Desserts



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