Wooloomooloo Steakhouse origins from Hong Kong, and has since expanded to Singapore. It is known for its steak. It is actually named after a town in Sydney, which is called Woolloomooloo, as one of its owners is Australian.
Tonight we are here for its Restaurant Week Dinner which costs $55++ per person for a 3 course meal. The first thing that attracts our attention as we enter the restaurant is the cold room with different cuts of meat in it. Unusual.
Next to it is the wine storage, where customers can store their wines in the restaurant.
Along the walk way, we are surrounded by wine chillers.
After that more wine storage area.
The wall of the dine in area is surrounded by shelves of chopped wood.
We have a table by the window, where we have a great view of the Padang. The table is quite narrow and we seated quite close to the next table. The place is quite noisy with its loud music. I could not hear what is my partner talking about with all the noise.
From our table, I could see the kitchen super busy with lots of orders.
We start the meal with the famous Onion Focaccia, which is served with butter on a wooden board. I am surprised that our order has not taken when the bread is served.
Steak Tartare (usual $32++)
Hand cut filet Mignon, traditional condiments & French fries
The mixture is a bit uneven in taste as I feel certain parts are more salty than others.
Sauteed Garlic Prawn (usual $32++)
Gewurztraminer, sofrito & garlic flakes enchanced by a dash of lobster bisque
The bisque is great as it is very flavourful and thick.
Pan Seared Barramundai (usual $58++)
Served with creamy spinach with a hint of chili, melted Parmesan
150-Days Grain Fed Australian Rib Eye (usual $68++)
Served with duck fat potatoes, wild mushrooms & Bearnaise sauce
Both of us decide to go for the USDA Prime Rib Eye (usual $80++) with a $8++ topup.
I have my piece of meat done middle as recommended by the staff. The meat is quite juicy and smooth to eat, although the centre part is a bit too fatty. The watercess that served with it is quite bitter in taste. After the dish, I realise that we are not served the 4 well known sauces for the meat. I am quite disappointed, especially seeing customers being served with the sauces.
Keep an eye open for the golden ticket
Vanilla ice-cream, caramel, crumbled nuts & crisp chocolate
I die die want to change the dessert. I even told the staff on phone about it when he calls to confirm the reservation. I have seen the next table having it, which looks like something one can get it easily from the supermarket. It is just a chocolate coated vanilla ice cream stick, in a rather thin and cheapo looking paper box. It is something that one definitely wouldn’t have expected from an atas restaurant. The only good thing about it is that one may win a $50 voucher. In the end we have to use 2 Wooloo-Wonker Lollipop to exchange for 1 dessert from the Dessert menu. Some may say it is a unbalance exchange, but at least I will be having something I like.
I have order the passion fruit & Grand Marnier flavour one. It is served hot in a metal pot. One has to cut open in the centre to pour the sauce in. It tastes very light and fluffly, as well as, strong in the liqueur taste.
Overall the food is not bad. The place seem to be unstaffed as we have a hard time getting the attention of the staff. Water is not refilled regularly. Overall it falls flat of my expectation. Total bill is $148.30.
Address : Swissotel The Stamford Level 3 , 2 Stamford Rd, Singapore178882
Tel : 6338 0261
Website : http://www.wooloo-mooloo.com/sg/wooloomooloo-steakhouse.aspx
Operating Hours : 12noon – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 11pm