When I first stepped into Klapsons Hotel, the first thing that came through my mind was "is this a spaceship?"
Klapsons, located infront of Keppel Tower near Tanjong Pagar, is not your average boutique hotel. The reception says it all. But today we are not here to review the hotel. After reading November's 8 Days, we decided to come down here to Lucas, a restaurant located within Klapsons for dinner on a quiet Saturday evening.
Design wise, the restaurant does not follow the futuristic design of the hotel. It's actually quite boring, save for the colour changing panel.
Iced water is served here in the restaurant.
The bread was uninspiring. Cold and plain.
On the other hand, the Tomato Soup (S$8) was creamy, smooth and flavourful. But a big mistake was to serve the soup in stainless steel ware. After a while, we started to taste the metallic taste infused out from chemical reactions between the soup and the metal. Left quite a bad after-taste. Maybe next time they should change their soup bowls.
Highly recommended by 8 Days, the 55 Degrees Veal Tenderloin (S$30) was indeed value for money and tasted pretty good. Beef was tender, juicy and flavourful. Beef lovers working in the CBD now have another option to satisfy their cravings.
The "Italian" sandwich (S$18), was a letdown. This tasted like something anyone could put together. To me, it is extremely uninspiring.
The service staff urged us to try their Creme Brulee with Blueberry (S$8.50), and we were glad we did. The Creme Brulee was perfectly done. Crisp on the top, creamy inside. Taste was spot on too.
We are not sure we will return to Lucas again. It's a great place if you are looking for a very quiet place for dinner on a Saturday night. However, perhaps it is too quiet for us.
15 Hoe Chiang Road
Klapsons The Boutique Hotel