The poolside rooftop location is more charming and romantic at night—when the plastic tables and chairs are a little less obvious and the views over the river lovely. The staff are attentive and helpful, and the relaxing resort-like atmosphere really puts you in a chill-out mood. The beef ribeye; bay bug capellini; and chocolate parfait are all pretty good here.
Now that it’s had a bit of time to work out the glitches, Blue Potato is becoming a winner in the dining stakes. The poolside rooftop location is still impressive, especially at night when the plastic tables and chairs are a little less obvious and the views over the river are lovely. The focus here hasn’t changed: The blue potato is definitely a highlight. We started with the baked blue potato and duck breast, which was delicious. The mango and avocado stack was almost as accomplished: Sweet and tart at the same time. Our main courses, however, were a little less successful. We found the butter fish too dry and fishy, although we couldn’t get enough of the accompanying potatoes. The lamb fillet was cooked just as we’d requested, but it was a little tasteless. Fortunately, the lemon sole saved the day. The sauce was rich and the fish cooked to melt-in-the-mouth perfection. The dish was simply divine. To finish off the mixed bag, we had the chocolate pudding but were disappointed to find it a bit overcooked and almost dry, with no runny center as we’d expected. The service throughout was attentive and helpful. Overall, we found the atmosphere relaxing and holiday-like, and the food substantially improved. Our only complaint was that we had some trouble locating the restaurant and then finding our way back to the lobby. With just a bit more tweaking, Blue Potato has the potential to become an extremely successful modern dining restaurant.
|Address:||Blue Potato, 2/F 20 Merchant Rd., Singapore, 058281 Singapore|
|Open since:||January, 2004|
|Opening hours:||daily 11am-10:30pm|
|Alfresco, Reservation recommended, Parking available: at Swissôtel Merchant Court, Takeaway available, Dress requirements: smart casual|
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