On my last day of work, my colleagues decided to have lunch somewhere out of our comfort zone. I was kept in the dark without a single clue as to what we will eat much less where we will dine. It was only when we reached the steakhouse at Great World City then I know what are we having for lunch.
Branding itself both as a steakhouse and bistro meant that you will find breakfast food like your eggs and toasts served all day alongside with prime steak cuts. If you know a thing or two about having good quality steaks on your plates, Pepper Steakhouse & Bistro menu offers diners with New Zealand Firstlight grass-fed Wagyu and New Zealand Savannah Black Angus. Both of which are well known breeds across the world as some of the finer beef cuts. To top off such an enjoyable prime cut, all steak orders comes with unlimited fries to be consumed till your heart’s content!
As much as I wanted to sink my teeth into their prime steak cuts, I have to resist the urge of spending too much over a meal and settle for their set lunch which I ordered their Grilled Australian Tara Valley Sirloin. It was pretty average nothing special to boost about and it looked unproportionate to my huge white with nothing but a simple garish at the side.
I really do not know what to say. I should expect more because this is a steakhouse but then again, I shouldn’t expect more since it’s just a dish offered in my affordable priced set lunch. So it’s times like these where I have to come back another round to try their “real” prime cuts just to make that final verdict if it’s good or bad. Maybe when I have the time or have cravings for steaks?
Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni Pasta served in rich Tomato Sauce with Wild Rocket.
In fact, all of us were going for their set lunch instead! Don’t ask me why though. Maybe it’s the peer pressure that influence each of us to go with the flow. I worked with fast hands trying to take all the snapshots before the food turned cold. But if I needed another shot just to play safe, I think they could just wait a little longer. I didn’t try all the dishes since I think it’s pretty rude to take small bites out of people’s food. So much of the opinions you read are actually what my colleagues said.
As for the pastas, good was the only word used to explain her lunch experience at the same.
On the other end of savoury dishes, we have the blandest ones which we believed could do a little more salt and seasoning. That was the case with their Chicken Casserole and Lamb Ragout. It might be drizzled in sauce but still pretty much tasteless.
Pan Fried Dory Fillet with Mashed Potato and Seasonal Vegetables.
Seafood are almost always a delight or a huge disappointment. The later term seemed to be more appropriate since the fillet was nothing more than a slab of dried out meat stacked on greens.
Regardless of set lunches priced at $12++ or something more expensive off the al carte menu, I would always expect food both presentable and palatable. Nevermind if you’re using the best ingredients nicely garnished on a clean plate. If the food isn’t up to standard, chances are you won’t return to the place again right? Like I mentioned earlier at the start of this post, I would love to come back to try their signature steaks or even return for brunch. But out of so many dishes we tried, only the cannelloni pasta was commendable while the rest were not worth ordering.
Once again, Pepper is another place where their desserts outshines their mains. With an additional of $5, you can end your meal with any preferred desserts on the set menu. We all adore the Panacotta with Strawberries and Berry Coulis. It was delectable without the artificial taste that comes with such desserts.
As for me, I had all the Tiramisu in a glass all to myself.
The meal was nothing exceptional unless you factor in the two desserts and the whole lot of small talks on the table. a farewell lunch it might be but this isn’t the last one we shall sit down and eat…
Pepper Steakhouse & Bistro
Great World City, #01-66/67
1 Kim Seng Promenade
Tel: +65 6887 3229