Wednesday, December 25

Food Review: Riders Cafe

Cuisine: Western
Price: $30 per person
Location: 51 Fairways Drive, 286965 

Riders Cafe is located away from the bustle of most of Singapore. Its location is a major asset to the dining experience, as its one of the few places in Singapore where you can escape the pervasive hustle and bustle of the city state. Getting there can be a pain without a car, as it will take upward of 30 minutes of walking to arrive from the nearest bus stop. Don't let that discourage you, because working up an appetite is exactly what you should do before you reach Riders Cafe! 

The menu features breakfast up 'till 11 am and a seperate lunch/dinner menu. The menu is simple, but with a diverse range such as risotto, salads and meat heavier dishes. I ordered the Riders Burger with rocket, brie, relish, bacon, onions and seasoned fries and Death By Chocolate Cake with vanilla ice cream for dessert.

When the Riders Burger arrived the first thing that struck me was the extremely generous portion.The patty was thick and accompanied by a large serving of fries. The fries were crispy on the outside, while retaining a fluffy inside. I ordered the burger medium rare which was exactly how it was cooked. The patty was also extremely juicy. The mix of bacon, cheese and onions worked well to provide a delicious mouthful every time. The riders burger was a simple dish, but it was done to perfection and I was utterly satisfied.

Originally we were going to order 2 desserts but our server warned us that Death ByChocolate would be a mouthful...he was right! Again we were served a large portion; chocolate cake with ladle of dark chocolate sauce and a large scoop of ice cream. The sauce was extremely rich, and I become totally engorged with only a few mouthfuls. The vanilla ice cream served to lighten the dish. I really struggled to finish this after the burger, and because of how cloying the chocolate sauce was. This was a chocoholics dream but after the large burger I couldn't fully enjoy the dessert. It was incredibly rich, incredibly good and could feed a single person for hours!

Riders Cafes picturesque setting is a rare find in Singapore and one that adds a unique atmosphere to the restaurant. The food is simple, but expertly prepared, with more than generous portions. Undoubtedly one of my favourite places in Singapore for a more casual meal.