Medz at Orchard Central was introduced to me by my bff a long time ago. Honestly if it weren’t for her, I would not be aware of this Mediterranean restaurant at the basement of the mall. It’s not that hard to find, just situated at a place you or me would unlikely go. Just take the escalator down to B1 and you will see a ton of signboards posters leading you there.
I never really understand what is Mediterranean cuisine. Is it mostly seafood or healthy eating? Or a hotpot of different cuisines from various countries like what Medz offers, from Spanish tapas and Italian pastas to Turkish kebahs. I cannot say much about Medz’s two other outlets at Raffles Place and Millenia Walk but the Orchard Central one is pretty spacious and I always go there during weekdays afternoons when there’s almost no other diners around.
Think of dining here like an upmarket European food court with various different stations offering different cuisine. The dining concept similar to that of Marché which also adopts a cashless system. Patrons are given a billing card each which they are to present at each individual station to charge their orders to. I personally love the concept since I get to order food at my own pace and most importantly, not have anyone else hovering at my table when I’m seated at my table engaged in conversation.
When the food is ready, the buzzers will ring and off you go collecting your food.
Since I am always come here on the late afternoons, I only got to try stuffs on their dessert menu. So far I have ticked lava cakes and waffles off but their Lemon Meringue Tart ($6.90) does deserves special mentioning since my bff proclaim this place to have one of the best lemon tarts in Singapore.
Most of their dishes are priced reasonably under 20 with a few main courses (mostly French) hovering at thirty bucks. Still, I think it’s wallet friendly for a meal in downtown Orchard. I did not count the number of dishes they have but I think it’s easily a hundred or so to pick from. (I did took their ridiculously insanely long menu home to refer but somehow I lose it. Sorry!)
Like I said earlier, there’s at least 100 dishes to choose from so I doubt it’s possible for me to sample them all. On my recent visit, I brought another friend back here and he enjoyed the Carbonara Penne with Ham and Mushroom ($17.90). So food wise, I think there’s standard to speak boost about.
Overall, Medz is a great place for lunch and/or afternoon tea. Your first impression here might not be good since they almost have no weekday afternoon crowd to boast about but their food quality as well as price tags are definitely worth considering especially if you’re a student looking somewhere with huge discounts (see picture below) in town.
Another point worth mentioning is the fact that they actually bother to make their desserts aesthetically pleasing to the eyes but I do wished their coffee drinks can be improve more the next time I return here.
Orchard Central, #B2-01
181 Orchard Road
Mon to Sun: 11.00 am to 11.00pm