“I had a dream, now the dream is real to me…” I dreamt that I was having steak for a dinner appointment…so the next day I made it real by visiting a steakhouse. Wooloomooloo Steakhouse is housed in Swissotel The Stamford and I dropped by on my way home after work.
The chain from Hong Kong opened their first outlet in Singapore with an Australian aboriginal theme decor.
The restaurant is divided into 3 areas: Lounge, Dining Room and Semi-Private Room. They offer daily Happy Hour specials from 4pm to 9pm only for consumption at the lounge.
As we were having proper meal in the restaurant, we weren’t entitled to order the HH cocktail selections…
We started the dinner with a wonderful and generous portion of homemade onion Brioche. It was served warm and soft on the pizza peel. The onion made it even more flavoursome. Can’t help but tried to finish the whole bun (its diameter is bigger than the size of side plate).
For starters we had the Jumbo Lump Crab Cake served with mustard mayonnaise, tartare sauce, lime & coleslaw. The crab cake contains generous chunks of crab meat and goes very well with the tartare sauce, but the portion was not as big as I expected.
For main, I had the Wooloomooloo Steak, 12 ounce – Rib eye steak marinated with Cajun spice, paired it with a Jim Barry, Cover Drive, Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Coonawarra, Australia.
All steaks are served with the following sauces: Au Jus, Peppercorn, Mushroom, Red Wine Madeira. My favourite was the Peppercorn sauce which packs in the spicy and strong taste.
The steak was cooked to our order of medium-rare but it wasn’t as juicy as I expected it to be. I felt that the outer layer was slightly dry.
For sides, we had the Grilled Asparagus with Hollandaise sauce.
Ended our dinner with the Wooloomooloo Hot Chocolate Cake with a warm liquid centre & classic vanilla gelato. There was a waiting time of 20 mins for this dessert as it has to be freshly baked to achieve the liquid centre. The chocolate centre was really thick so I thought they could be more generous with the portioning of vanilla gelato.
There were a few large group of diners around on the day of my visit, making the place kinda loud and busy but service was still acceptable and attentive.
I’m not sure if its worth the premium price to pay for the steaks here compared to the other famous steak establishment in Singapore.
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