PS Cafe have been around for ages and I must say they are one of the few long standing restaurants that I love dropping by. Even though this is my first review of PS Cafe, I have been to the outlets at Dempsey Hill as well as Palais Renaissance (Orchard Road) a few times but my favourite branch has got to be the restaurant at Ann Siang Hill. I absolutely love the entire sleek posh black layout illuminated by dim lightings.
This is not the best place for a food photographer but I can frequent here for all I care on a Friday happy hour or a slightly formal family meal. It’s not easy to find the place unless you like me, love exploring the entire hill regularly. It might not be easy to find the PS if it’s your first time and you’re trying to impress your date. Unless you like me, love exploring the entire hill regularly. If you’re coming from Maxwell Hawker, walk till you see the entrance of Ann Siang Park on the far right of Ann Siang Road. Walk up the stairs and you find the doors of the restaurant.
I personally think they shouldn’t call themselves a cafe. Many people would deem them as a restaurant since their mains are in the 30 bucks range and their desserts costing more than $10.00. What they have here might be relatively common dishes but they make it up for their generosity and quality.
While there are other places with better Truffle Fries ($15.00), possibly even a few dollars cheaper, I doubt they will serve them like PS does. A heap of fries on a sliver plate fit for more than two people to share. Ideal over cocktails but my dining partner and I felt it could have hit the spot if they used thicker fries instead too.
Flamed Prawn Tortiglioni ($29.00) was just an extravagant term for finger-thick penne with fired tiger prawns sitting on a brandy cream white sauce and served with a grilled baguette. I couldn’t find anything to complain about this pasta dish. They were liberal with the sauce and the dish didn’t felt heavy and queasy but again, it’s best that you share it. I couldn’t finish this on my own.Thankfully, my dining partner stopped me from over-ordering. We had another starter, Baby Beef Wellington ($20.00) from the Dinner Special Menu. Essentially a medium rare beef fillet wrapped with a strip of smoked bacon then encased with a layer of puff pasty to bake. It might not be the most presentable dish but the beef within was really good and tender.
This was the only dish I wished could be a little bigger but then again this was meant to be a starter dish. A thumbing good one in my opinion.Most people would come here for brunch but I definitely recommend my friends coming here for dinner too. I couldn’t ask for much since all my requests were quick and served with a smile. No need to find fault with quality service if you ask me. By the way, PS Cafe at Ann Siang Hill is a three story building. You will be given a ticket number and proceed up the stairs if you aren’t given the seats by the bar counter.
The ambience is great although there’s a lot of wear and tear since my first visit. As my lovely Christmas dinner partner puts it: It’s call rustic and I love the old charm of this PS Cafe.
Please do make reservations beforehand. It might be a tough find but it does get very crowded most of the time. Please note that PS.Cafe at A.S.H Park admits Adults & Teenagers only.
Have a wonderous X’mas and a great year ahead!PS Cafe @ Ann Siang Hill Park
5 Ann Siang Road, #02-02
Tel: +65 9797 0648
For information about the dining hours and menu, please refer here.