Just a block down Clemenceau Avenue from where River Valley Road meets Fort Canning Park is another rather pleasant fort flying the flag for modern European cuisine with a strong Italian influence – and some Asian flourishes added for some interesting fusion flair. The Palate’s format is affordable fine dining in a relaxed environment, with a menu that deviates slightly from the norm one could expect from a traditional Italian restaurant in Singapore. Besides a good selection of starters, homemade pasta dishes, seafood and meat main courses and delicious desserts, The Palate also run fantastically long happy hours and special oysters and bubbles evenings with local and imported shellfish prepared in a variety of classic and novel ways – how do you like yours?
Food was great! Especially enjoyed the salmon main and the tiramisu. Their seafood parpadelle and Atlantic cod were not available that night. Will visit again.
I didn't expect the restaurant to be this small, but it was very cosy and nice! Friendly staff and there was little waiting time for my friends and I. I had smoked duck salad with honey orange dressing (I requested for the change in dressing haha) - it wasn't too expensive, and it was filling for a dinner :)
Portions of soups were large. Carbonara pasta was 3.5/5. Beef bolognese with angel hair pasta was 3.5/5. Chicken stuffed with mushroom was average. Staff were attentive.