O’Parl Cafe sits proudly in the entrance to The Arts House on Singapore’s Old Parliament Lane, and it’s a trip back in time as well as a nod to the future. The building itself – located around City Hall – is a fine example of colonial architecture, while the menu in the cafe focuses on modern flavours of Singapore. There’s a host of local delicacies spanning across daytime and evening menus, some highlights being the classic laksa or pork ribs with braised peanuts for lunch, as well the chilli crab pasta or British-style fish and chips for dinner. There is also a fine drinks menu that boasts international wines and well-brewed coffee. Reserve your table at this Singapore hotspot now.
I was at the cafe on a deal, the location was great. However, the ambiance needs improvement. For example, they allowed the clearing of plates within the same common room where food is eaten/served - making a lot of noise - this really gives a feeling that the cafe is a food court or hawker centre.
The food is nice! some items in the menu only available before 6pm and some after 6pm, will come again to try out for dinner
Had a dinner with my wife, the ambience is good, not crowded, found retro stuffs displayed that bring back memory. Ordered salmon and seabass and it taste good, plating is great too. A bit dissapointed that choco lava cake is finished, so we tried cream cheese lava cake. Too sweet for us. Overall its good dining experience
Pleasant cafe located in an art museum :) We had local food: bak kut teh and nasi lemak. The BKT comes with generous servings of pork, but they aren't prime ribs. The broth could have been more peppery. The sides of braised peanuts, pickled veg and cut dough sticks make for a complete BKT meal, sans Chinese tea. Their nasi lemak is a unique combo of fragrant rice, fried anchovies, roasted peanuts and a dish of spicy chicken pieces. Not the usual fare with deep fried wing. All in, a nice dining experience at a neat venue, but a tad dear on the pockets.
No one tended to us when we entered the restaurant, and we had to wave a couple of times before someone tended to us.. strange because the restaurant wasn't even crowded to begin with. What bugged us was that we weren't informed of timing for last order, so that came as a surprise when we wanted to order another dish at around 8.15pm. For the price point, and 10% service charge, we felt that the service wasn't acceptable, but I would say that the manager / waiter who tended to us was friendly and apologetic. He should be given a pat on the back.
This is our first time to the cafe. We felt the service was good and the ambiance was nice and cozy. We were a little disappointed with the limited choices on the menu though. I happened to order prawn noodles which was not up to standard but the chicken rice and Nasi Lemak were good.
It was a quiet and comfortable place to dine in during the weekday. Food were delicious, we had pan smeared salmon, seafood laksa pasta and fruit yogurt salad and ended with durian lava cake.
Visited the cafe on a Friday evening. The food was not bad but the place was too noisy with pre-arranged tour group dinners. Apparently, there are more than one group as the tables were filled, emptied and refilled with tourists led by tour guides.
nice quiet place off the busy roads, great place for catching up with friends. food is rather nice, but ran out on a few items when we were there at 7pm.
Limited food selection - many items on the menu were not available for ordering. Waiting time for food was long as well, slightly over half an hour. It may be because they were overwhelmed with customers on that day.