If you follow my blog, you will know that I am obsessed with sniffing out all the eateries with play areas in Singapore. After all, they are the few places that allow us SAHMs to actually EAT. (Swallowing our food without tasting does not equate to eating.) Somehow Quentin’s The Eurasian Restaurant has been off my radar… Till now!
Right after I blogged about my visit to Royals Cafe, my friend who was a ground-head-snake (go figure) of the East alerted me to the existence of Quentin’s The Eurasian Restaurant. And hold your breath… It has an awesome play area!
I had no idea what Eurasian food was. If not for the pictures of the play room posted on Quentin’s The Eurasian Restaurant’s Facebook Page, I would never have entered an Eurasian restaurant. BUT I AM SO GLAD I DID! This restaurant is now one of my favourite restaurants, and let me tell you why.
Excellent Service at Quentin’s The Eurasian Restaurant
When I arrived, 2 year old MY was asleep. They did not have any bench seats, but the staff was quick to put together two soft chairs for him to lie down.
They even scrambled to look around for a cushion, but I told them it was okay. I already felt totally welcome. If you dine out often enough with kids, you would know that not every restaurant in Singapore welcomes families with kids. It’s a harsh reality. Our kids are a nuisance. But here, they definitely made me feel welcome!
The food at Quentin’s The Eurasian Restaurant
They asked me if I wanted a drink to start off. Since I was pretty exhausted from bringing MY around the whole morning, I ordered an iced lemon tea ($2.50++). The drinks here were not too expensive. Cappuccino was $3.50++ and soft drink was $2.50++.
When I flipped through the menu, I kind of panicked. Everything said “serves 3-4 persons”!
But it was extremely reasonably priced. The main courses cost about $15++ on average, which is what you would usually pay for 1 person’s food at other restaurants. So I just ordered a main dish, Curry Moolie with prawns, for myself despite knowing I wouldn’t be able to finish it.
They also had vegetable dishes at around $6 – $8++. I would recommend coming here in groups of 4 – 5 people and sharing 2 main dishes and a vegetable. It would be an extremely filling meal for around $10 per pax? So cheap right??
The waiting time for the food was a bit long, but they do warn you on the cover of their menu.
Usually when dining with kids, I have very little patience to wait for food. Because there was only so long I could play the keep-kids-entertained-before-they-squirm-out-of-their-chairs game. But here, there was a play room, plus complimentary fish crackers, so I wasn’t complaining.
And since MY was fast asleep, I had a big bowl of crackers – ALL TO MYSELF.
WITH SAMBAL BELACHAN.
HAPPY TO THE MAX.
Then my Curry Moolie arrived.
The waiter also brought a big tray of rice and asked me how much I needed. You can ask for as much (or as little) as you want!
The serving was really very GENEROUS. I counted and there were 10 prawns in the curry! Super value-for-money. I tried my best to eat as much as I could, but I still had half a bowl of curry left. The waiter came over and asked me I wanted more rice (what did I say about good service??) but I was STUFFED!
As they were clearing the plates, they asked me, “Do you want to pack the leftover curry?”
Can pack the leftover curry??? Of course I said YES! (SAHM-hood has turned me into a super-auntie btw.)
The next day, I went to the market to buy $2 worth of yong tau foo and I made curry yong tau foo! Totally made my money worth!
Wah, my yong tau foo looks (and tastes) so good I think I should be a food blogger instead. Okay, kidding. How to be a food blogger when I don’t even know what Eurasian food is. I better stick to my
Auntie SAHM blog.
Oops, I got distracted. Back to Quentin’s. The staff asked me if I wanted dessert. MY was still asleep, so I checked out the dessert menu and they had something called ‘Sugee Cake’ which I never heard of prior to this. It said ‘Truly Eurasian’, so I figured it should be good since I was in an EURASIAN restaurant after all.
Since I was totally happy with the service and food so far, I also ordered ice-cream to go with the cake.
The sugee cake was quite yummy. It was moist and full of nuts. But MY woke up and ate most of it, leaving me the crumbs. Still yummy nevertheless.
The Play Room at Quentin’s The Eurasian Restaurant
Remember my main purpose of coming here? The play room. When MY woke up, I brought him in to play. It was 2.30pm by then and the restaurant was closing. However, they did not stop me from going in to the play room.
The first thing that attracted MY’s attention were the cars.
These cars were electronic and could move when the kid stepped on the pedal! But there wasn’t enough room in the play room to move around so I got MY out before he destroyed anything.
There was a small swing-cum-slide that was great for toddlers.
As MY was playing, I saw the lights in the restaurant switching off. A staff came in and I thought I was going to be chased out. Instead, she asked me, “Do you need the air-con? I can switch it on for you.” WHAT DID I SAY ABOUT GOOD SERVICE? I felt super paiseh and told her it was okay. It was a rainy day and there was a big fan in the room, so there was really no need for the air-con.
So MY continued playing happily for about half an hour.
I even spotted a nursing area at the corner of the play room!
At 3pm, the fan in the room went off on its own. Nobody came to chase me out, but I decided to make myself scarce anyway. Next time, I shall make it a point to come earlier! Yes, I am definitely coming back again. The place is just too awesome.
Birthday Party at Quentin’s The Eurasian Restaurant
Quentin’s The Eurasian Restaurant is a popular birthday party venue. Lots of people have been holding their kids’ birthday parties here. Go visit their Facebook Page to see the photos!
I picked up a copy of their Kids Party pamphlet and have scanned it for anyone who may be interested. Their party package really looks very reasonably priced!
Information on Quentin’s The Eurasian Restaurant:
Address: 139 Ceylon Road, Eurasian Community House, Level 1, Singapore 429744
Parking: There are a few parking lots at the basement of Eurasian Community House that are free. Lots are very limited. If the basement carpark is full, there is an open air carpark (not free) just beside Eurasian Community House.
Tel: 63480327 / 81981660
Tuesday – Friday
- Lunch 11.30am – 2.30pm (last order 2pm)
- Dinner 6.30pm – 10.30pm (last order 10pm)
Saturday & Sunday
- Lunch 11am – 2pm (last order 1.30pm)
- Tea 3pm – 5.30pm
- Dinner 6.30 – 10.30pm (last order 10pm)
- 11.30am – 2.30pm / 6.30pm – 10.30pm (Tue – Sun)
Closed on Mondays
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