Tanjong Beach Club The Dining Room
120 Tanjong Beach Walk Sentosa
Tanjong has long been the inspot for hip young things – all-day posing by the pool cocktail in hand, and all-night partying to the thunderous dance beats that vibrate the dining room glass a little as we watch from the rather incongruously quiet and dimly lit indoor dining room.
The draw here for many, we’re told, is the Maine lobster pot pie; it arrives at the table fully potted and is then disassembled and plated with a suitable amount of theatricality. The price is steep at $58 but there’s a decent amount of lobster and a deliciously crispy, flaky pastry crust to mop up the curry cognac cream sauce with. The rest of the menu is seafood-heavy as befits the beach scene, with recommendations of truffle corn chowder, ahi tuna tartare, the lobster pot of course and fresh crab spaghetti.
It’s a quiet Saturday in the restaurant, the calm before the storm perhaps as Tanjong’s big beach party is set for the following night. The service is great; Abigail our waitress is on the ball and extremely courteous. She asks if we’ve tried their brunch yet.
A glance at the a la carte menu and we are all ears. Served outside beside the pool for the real seaside vibe; pancakes with warm maple syrup, blueberries and bacon ($16), the weekender fry-up ($21) or spicy chorizo quesadillas ($18) … now that’s what I call a real brunch menu.
And if you over-indulge in Bloody Marys or food – did I mention the hot cinnamon sugar doughnuts with warm Nutella fondue ($12)? – there are beautiful daybeds laid out alluringly on the white sand. Just bring your designer sunglasses and your best posing pout and you’ll be all set.