Last month was the Greenwood Fish Market And Bistro’s annual Oyster Festival where they had over 20 different types of oysters from around the world available to indulge in at their restaurant for the whole month of July. Their newly reopened branch on Quayside Isle in Sentosa Cove is a combination of a fish market, oyster bar, bakery and seafood restaurant and is a lovely place to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon gazing at the many luxury yachts that occupy the area with a cold beer or glass of wine and a plate of seafood.
They have seating both inside and out and the restaurant has a laid back resort feel, you’ll probably forget that you’re even in Singapore.
They have a fairly large menu of seafood appetisers, soup, salads, sandwiches, pizzas, pastas, burgers, sashimi, seafood and meat mains, as well as huge seafood platters. Unfortunately on the Sunday afternoon that we were there, there were only seven different types of oysters available, three of which were specially for the oyster festival, as they had apparently sold out of a lot of them the night before and surprisingly had not acquired any more. We decided to get the three types of oysters that were only available for the oyster festival – Fine De Claire No. 3 ($5), St. Vaast Specials ($5) and Sentinelles Speciale ($6), as well as a starter of Grilled Octopus ($18.95) and a White Truffle Linguine ($23.95) main to share. We also got a couple of bottles of Corona ($9.99) to wash it all down with. According to the waiter, drinks at this branch of Greenwood Fish Market And Bistro are cheaper than their branch in Bukit Timah with most of them averaging at around $9.
We were first served some complimentary bread followed by our oysters. The oysters completely lived up to our expectations, they were delicious and fresh, served ice cold with slices of lemon. Each type of oyster had it’s own distinct flavour; the Fine De Claire No. 3 oysters tasted briny, reminiscent of soy sauce with a mild hazelnut finish, the St. Vaast Specials oysters were fleshy with a nutty taste and the Sentinelles Speciale oysters were small with a lovely sweet and salty flavour.
The Grilled Octopus which was served with a feta and red onion salad was also very tasty, maybe not as good as the one in Lolla but it was perfectly cooked and tender and the salad went nicely with it.
The White Truffle Linguine was a disappointment however. It had a mild truffle flavour but it was overpowered by cream and it could have done with a lot more seasoning.
Overall though I had quite a nice lunch in Greenwood Fish Market And Bistro, the service was friendly and attentive and it’s a nice place to chill out as it is very quiet and there was hardly anyone dining there. It is a bit of a difficult place to get to though as you need to first cross over to Sentosa by cable car, train or on foot and then take a no.3 bus which is very infrequent. It’s also quite difficult to find the route to walk there from Sentosa Gateway which is the entrance point to Sentosa Island and it would probably take around 45 minutes to an hour. Of course if you have a car or are lucky enough to live near there then it’s no problem 🙂
Greenwood Fish Market And Bistro (Sentosa Cove branch)
Address: 31 Ocean Way, #01-04/05 Quayside Isle Sentosa Cove, Singapore 098375
Opening Hours: 11am – 10.30pm
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