Business hotels can sometimes be hidden gems when it comes to finding affordable dining in the city you happen to be passing through, or even for locals looking for some good buffet eats. the Ibis Hotel Novena down Singapore’s Irrawaddy Road houses one such restaurant, Oopen Pasta & Grill, where diners can enjoy really well cooked dishes that include, of course, pasta, grills, and local delicacies such as seafood fried rice with prawns, mussels, and crayfish.
Oopen Pasta & Grill may look like it has a spelling mistake in its title, but it passes the business hotel brunch bar exam with flying colours. You can get pork-free and lard-free options here if you’re watching your waistline or keeping halal or kosher, and there are Asian and Western dishes available to keep people with all manner of culinary prejudices happy. It’s adjacent to the Ibis Hotel Novena’s reception and entrance along Irrawaddy Road, so incredibly convenient to those staying here while visiting Singapore, or to those shopping at the nearby malls.
Oopen Pasta & Grill’s Western Flavors range from chicken Parmigiana with baked rice, fish and chips, grilled thighs of chicken, salmon fried in a pan, all the way through to steak of the T-bone variety. But this restaurant, located next to the lobby of the Ibis Hotel Novena along Singapore’s Irrawaddy Road, just won’t stop there. They do a great selection of Asian dishes, too. There’s even a traditional Singaporean buffet breakfast to be had. All in all, it’s incredible that such selection can be found in a humble hotel.
Nice quiet place for dinner. Food was quite good and affordable for a hotel cafe. Service staff was attentive as well. Likely to go back again!
Serves set menu for lunch. Good clam chowder soup, and good range of pasta to choose from. Good service. Provides complimentary parking at Ibis Novena.
Nice ambience and food, pleasant experience. Will be back soon.