Thanks to the Raya holidays, we managed to catch a short break bringing ourselves down south quite spontaneously. We planed to indulge & pamper ourselves with more great and beautiful food upon touching down Singapore. Having heard so much about the Gardens by the Bay and its beautiful environment, Chris and I decided to dine around here.
How about dining inside a Flower Dome?
Omg Yes please!
We love Pollen.
Free shuttle service from the entrance of the Garden to the restaurant.
Pollen is a fine dining restaurant located in the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay and surrounded by the beautiful varied vegetation. It’s simple interior design compliments perfectly with the vegetation landscape which aims to bring the the Mediterranean landscape into interior experience. At Pollen, we experienced a welcoming fine-dining ambiance within a climate-controlled environment in an unrivalled setting, inspired by the Mediterranean culture and cuisine. This conceptual design was pretty brilliant as diners like us just love dining in garden oasis surrounded by plants & lush greenwalls that creates an approach to nature. A more more casual and less chi chi bistro-like
What are they serving?
They serve mainly Mediterranean-inspired modern European cuisine in a distinctive setting surrounded by temperate olive trees, herbs and vegetation, complete with a sub 20 degree temperature, allowing diners to escape the usual heat and humidity of the Singapore weather.
Busy lunch crowd
Best of all, you eat in the comforts of the Flower Dome that will cost around S$20 per entry. Dining at Pollen, you will have free admission into the Flower Dome.
We had their:
Lunch Set at SGD55++ (approximately RM138++) per pax
Available daily from 12pm to 2.30pm
*The menu is seasonal and is subject to change
You can choose 1 from their 3 choices offered for each course, but we managed to try all of them as we ordered different dishes for sharing
**Very good dishes, well-flavoured & cleverly paired, very presentable and memorable.
When seated, we were served with some delicious complimentary bread & snacks.
Homemade seaweed butter & black sesame butter to go with the sourdough bread
Parmesan Rice Balls
Crispy Pork Crackling with an apple and dijon mustard purée dip
Ricotta, pea sorbet.
with tomato dressing, flat bread
Pickled boquerones, chilled fennel soup, black olive and orange salad
Textures of potato, bacon, yuzu, sour cream pearls
An innovative dish playing intelligently with the liquid nitrogen to create sour cream in pearl forms!
Kurobuta pork belly, miso, asparagus, black sesame
Would you just look at the perfectly layered meat of even fats and lean. So tantalizing. Can’t take your eyes off the caramelized gravy coating it. It was so delicious when eating with the soft potato.
Ocean trout, gnocchi, new season peas, shimeji, garlic emulsion
Absolutely fresh with every ingredients and sides matched.
Salt-baked ratte potatoes, cheese royale, pesto, nuts and seeds
Chocolate “Kopi” rum raisin, coffee, lemon
Banana Madras curry, frozen coconut, sudachi lime, Madras curry
Pollen “Tatin”, Verjus, crème fraiche, caramel, red and green apples
Petit fours with coffee or tea
Happy Man with Happy Meal
After our lunch, we decided to take a stroll in their cooling Flower Dome. Free admission for diners at Pollen (usually cost about SGD 20 per pax).
Enter a world of perpetual spring, where unique plants bloom in an ever changing display of flowers, plants from the Mediterranean and semi-arid subtropical regions.
Other places to visit at the Gardens by the Bay are such as Cloud Forest & Supertree Grove
Flower Dome, Gardens By The Bay
18 Marina Gardens Drive #01-09
Opening Hours (Monday to Sunday)
Lunch: 12.00pm to 2.30pm
Dinner: 6.00pm to 10.00pm
Weekend Afternoon Tea: 2.30pm to 5.30pm
Tel: +65 6604 9988
Reservation through Chope