Dinner at Lewin Terrace Restaurant

Lewin Terrace Restaurant
Lewin Terrace Restaurant

Situated at the base of Fort Canning Park, between the Central Fire Station and Philatelic Museum, and hidden from sight by lush greenery lies Lewin Terrace, a restaurant that serves Japanese-French fusion food. The Lewin Terrace was named after the General Office Commander in Singapore from 1933-1935, Major-General E. O. Lewin.

Dinner at Lewin Terrace Restaurant
A short walk up from the carpark and we are there!

For those of you who drive, the restaurant has a shared the carpark with the museum which includes valet service. From the carpark, it is quite a walk up those stairs to get to the restaurant. Definitely not recommended for those who have knee / leg problems or are heavily pregnant.

The decor is elegant and classy with light homey tones of brown set against a white dreamy background. There are both indoor and outdoor seating. We had a reservation for the outdoor seating and it was perfect!

Lewin Terrace Restaurant
The decor
We had a reservation for the outdoor seating
Our table outside
We had a reservation for the outdoor seating
The table setting

Coincidentally, just like the time we went to The Halia at the Botanic Gardens for Christmas dinner, it had rained earlier on in the day so the weather was nice and cool! 😊

As we had vegetarians and a pregnant lady in our group, the menu varied slightly:
Normal Menu
1. Salmon & Roe with Cauliflower and Sesame Oil
2.  Hokkaido Kegani (King Crab) with NAMAFU and Japanese Fishcake
3. Codfish with Mango, Savoy Cabbage and Lime Leaf
4. Australian Lamb Loin with Bitter Orange and  6 years Kanzuri /
Amadai (Tile Fish) with Lily Root and Koshihikari

5. Raspberry Eclair with Rose and Setouchi Organic Lemon
Menu for the Pregnant
1. Salmon & Roe with Cauliflower and Sesame Oil
2. Pumpkin Soup with Crumble
3. Codfish with Mango, Savoy Cabbage and Lime Leaf
4. Chicken Breast with Burdock Root and Gourmand Sauce
5. Raspberry Eclair with Rose and Setouchi Organic Lemon


Vegetarian Menu
1. Garden Salad
2. Pumpkin Soup with Crumble
3. Truffle Mushroom Pasta
4. Mome Tofu Eringi Mushroom
5. Raspberry Eclair with Rose and Setouchi Organic Lemon





Before the course started, we were served warm Home Made Bread and butter.

We were also served up a pre-appetizer that was not on the menu which whetted the appetite and made us anticipate dishes that were to follow.

On the left: pickled purple cabbage. On the right: a type of custard, light and fluffy topped with a mint leaf and some crumbles
Appetizer: Salmon & Roe with Cauliflower and Sesame Oil
Salmon & Roe with Cauliflower and Sesame Oil
Crack the top to reveal the Salmon & Roe with Cauliflower underneath.
Hokkaido Kegani (King Crab) with NAMAFU and Japanese Fishcake
Hokkaido Kegani (King Crab) with NAMAFU and Japanese Fishcake: we were actually wondering whether the cover was edible... it's not. Still the crab was fresh and the broth tasty! The only regret... the portion was too small! πŸ˜₯
Codfish with Mango, Savoy Cabbage and Lime Leaf
Codfish with Mango, Savoy Cabbage and Lime Leaf: placed atop a bedding of barely and cabbage, the piece of cod was garnish with a piece of lime leaf. The cod was delightfully fresh and well marinated. It simply melted in the mouth. The portion, however, was a disappointment.
Main Choice: Amadai (Tile Fish) with Lily Root and Koshihikari
Main: Australian Lamb Loin with Bitter Orange and 6 years Kanzuri. While the plating looks exquisite,  the portion was  pathetic. At least add more mushrooms? πŸ˜“ I can never understand the small portions and exorbitant prices for fine dining in Singapore.
Chicken Breast with Burdock Root and Gourmand Sauce
Main: Chicken Breast with Burdock Root and Gourmand Sauce
Raspberry Eclair with Rose and Setouchi Organic Lemon
Dessert: Raspberry Eclair with Rose and Setouchi Organic Lemon. Pretty plating and it was quite a nice dessert. The raspberry flavor for an Eclair was a refreshing change. πŸ˜‹

There were some hits and misses, and while the flavors were innovative, they were really nothing to rave about. Moreover, although the ambience and plating of the food was exquisite, the portions were a disappointment. That said, overall, it was still an interesting fine dining experience.

Lewin Terrace

Address: 21 Lewin Terrace Singapore
Tel: 6333 9905
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 12pm – 3pm; 6.30pm – 11pm

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