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Staff were accommodating to our late arrival. Thank u for that!!
Food is great as usual! Will be back again with friends!
Food was served quickly and tastes great! Love the cosy ambience.
We love the fluffy waffle with ice cream drizzle with caramel and marshmallows * Yummy*
Bistro is a little small but does have decent selection of food choices. We had the Aglio Olio with Smoked Duck, Fish & Chips and the Garlicky Honey Paprika Wings. There's only 3 pieces of smoked duck in the Aglio Olio, feels that it's a little stingy. The linguine is done al dente and the level of spiciness is good for me (something on the spicier side). The Garlicky Honey Paprika Wings is of good portion but I find the batter a little too thick and it becomes hard when it becomes cold. Sauce is good thou. Fish & Chips is good, 2 rather big pieces with a layer of fries with paprika. We had waffle with 2 scopes of ice cream, the ice cream selection is consider good for a small bistro. We wanted to try their signature purple sweet potato waffle but it is out of stock so we ended up ordering the Red & Blue Velvet instead. It has this slightly crispy outer and a dense bread-like texture as a whole and sandwiched between the waffle quarters are melted marshmallows. There is no distinct taste difference between the 2 coloured waffle thou the lady did mentioned about the flavour (which I didn't register). Overall IT is still consider good.
Beef burger was not bad - sizeable patty! I loved that I could opt for free flow fries or a bottle of Corona to go along with this burger. The truffle fries just had a drizzle of truffle oil and no truffle shavings so I'd probably give that a miss in the future. Would love to go back for their waffles - they look really gd!The restaurant was very cramped, unfortunately. They had 3 big LG screens to show their menus which I thought could've been used to screen shows or something for patrons who were waiting for their food.
Been coming to The Workbench since they opened and the food never fails to be yummy. Brought a new group of friends this time and they loved the food too. We like it that the place is really cosy and service is fast and good too. Just that the air con is quite strong and it can get quite cold. It can also get quite noisy. But otherwise, we highly recommend this place for their pasta and their salted egg food items! :)
Very disappointing. It indeed made a memorable night for me and my loved one for our special night, but all of those were upsetting. The whole area was stuffed with non-ventilated air, fumes of cooking, food and unavoidable sweaty smell. I approached the staff, and they claim the air-con was broken down. It killed all my appetite, and looking at my partner who was keep on sweating and even turn on his portable fan to get some least air was really pissing me off. I suggested to change my table to the outdoor's after a customer left, and the fan which was operating above my head was not moving. I saw the staff who failed to turn on the air-con for me searching in the power source box for a remote control and seems failed to turn on the fan. With that helpless to just move out from that environment, I couldn't be even bothered to carry my plates and glasses to the table outside when I heard one of the girls shouting in Chinese to her colleague, "THE FAN BROKEN DOWN ALREADY, WHY? SHE GOT ASK TO OPEN MERH??". Your kind staffs cleaned the table only at the moment I mentioned to change my table. The ragged table cleaning cloth was then left on my eating table, throughout my dinner. Somebody did collect the plates from my table in the middle, but the cloth was still there. Up to till something maybe, inspire one of your girls to take it away from my table, then I don't need to tolerate the smells of the cloth while talking to my partner. The food was something that I didn't even want to mention. We put down our forks after eating 1/2 of our portions each, where the fish and chips that we ordered was barely cooked. Judging at your very failing service, I was so upset that I didn't even care to bring this up to the staff. Thanks to one of your staff who just have a HI-BYE sort of chatting with her friend or just a passer-by, I was INFORMED quite in a purpose way that your good restaurant who supposed to be a cosy casual dining place is not even forking out an amount of SGD3000.00 to fix an air-con compressor of yours, and therefore "CUSTOMERS COMPLAINED" at quite a volume of her voice in front of my table. I was deeply impressed by you guys to fail your customers for that amount of money for amendments, to put your customers' comfort at the lowest priority. My first and my last visit. Very disappointing.
Came here for lunch with friend on a Saturday afternoon and it was almost full house. We had the purple sweet potato latte, which was pretty and quite tasty too, although a tad too sweet as we sipped more. The salted egg wings were delish, but we thought the truffle wagyu beef burger was too salty and the patty crumbled easily. Nonetheless, it was an overall good lunch in a relaxed neighbourhood with pretty good service.
Service always very good. Sometimes understaff but they try their best to provide service. This is a semi self help bistro. So just help yourself to get extra cutlery, plates and sauces at the counter. Their aglio olio, vongole, lava burger are my favourite mains with their waffles TOP with ice cream and root beer float for dessert is simply heavenly