Last weekend, we went to Corner House with one of my old secondary school friend and her family for dinner. Gosh, her sons are 18 years old and 16 years old. Time really flies. My friend had previously dined at Corner House and liked the experience enough that she wanted to take her sons there for dinner, and we agreed to join them.
It has been a long while since we went to a fine-dining restaurant in Singapore. Our last expensive dine-out was probably at Odette, several years back.
Corner House is situated in an old colonial bungalow in Botanic Gardens which is easily accessible from the Nassim Gate carpark. The restaurant has such a pretty view of the Gardens from the veranda dining room on the second level. The 7 course dinner was quite good – interesting flavours that popped in my mouth. I particularly enjoyed the vegetarian courses much more than the meat courses. The signature onion course (onion cooked in various ways) was excellent. The tomato and basil sorbet course (photo below) was refreshing and delicious – possibly my favourite course that evening.
It was a nice evening out, catching up with old friends in a quiet and relaxing setting. Would we make a repeat visit? It is just too expensive! I doubt we will go back for dinner, maybe for lunch or Sunday brunch but even that is a remote possibility.
Making a note that the wines are very expensive – they have a 1-for-1 offer for BYOB which is quite a good deal that we became aware of at the end of the evening (and after we had paid for two bottles).