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MEDZS restaurant

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#01-46, Millenia Walk 9 Raffles Boulevard Singapore
 
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The 200-seat MEDZS restaurant, located at Orchard Central’s basement 2, is the first food and beverage (“F&B”) outlet in Singapore to serve up various Mediterranean fare – such as Spanish, Moroccan, French, Turkish and Greek − in a one-stop, integrated open dining concept, providing a colourful, exotic dining experience.

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  • $10-$20
  • $20-30
  • $30-$50
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MEDZS Bistro & Bar
Address: #01-01, Clifford Centre, 24 Raffles Place
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Happy Hour @ MEDZ

It was not the food, but the range of imported beers which made me walk into MEDZ. The MEDZ concept is similar to that of Marche's, where you charge your purchases to a card given at the entrance, and pay upon checkout.

The food is mainly mediterannian fares and prices are on the high side from $15 to $30 per dish, which is quite a lot to pay for a self service concept. I chose a table in a secluded corner, and had a good workout carrying the heavy plates back to my table!

MEDZ has a pretty good selection of imported beers though, and they actually have happy hour which was what attracted me to dine there in the first place. I ended up drinking more than eating, for obvious reasons.

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A Marche wannabe but worse

As the reviewer below has observed, the variety is highly limited. And I personally find the flavours very bland. When I look at some of the food and the way they are presented, I get the feeling that a lot of technique and preparation went into the making of the dish. But none of that matters if the taste is not superb.

We ordered some chicken dish -- a massive drumstick swimming in some dubious sauce accompanied by a side of couscous. It was my first time trying couscous and it wasn't a good first experience. Swallowing the couscous was almost as good as swallowing flour, and it didn't help much either when I drenched it in that weird chicken sauce.

We also ordered pan-fried cod, and were served a miserably minuscule lump from which emanated a surprisingly fishy malodour. The cod itself was bland and needed seasoning, unless you count that fishy scent as part of its flavour profile. And when I stuck my knife into that lump and proceeded to carve it into portions for sharing, we were nearly asphyxiated as that repellent odour intensified and invaded our nostrils. It was a miracle we even managed to finish it. What a sad waste of quality fish.

I'd suggest sticking to Marche, really. And this place is overpriced too.

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Limited Choices..

I was expecting Medz to have many food choices just like Marche but It's a bit disappointing that there's only a few selection there.

My friends and I ordered different varieties of food to share which includes the Rosti (Very Good!), Kebab, Paella (Good!). Tastewise, not so mediterannean and the service was a bit slow.

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Ambience A+++

Medz is definitely one of my favourite places to go to when I have some extra cash on hand. While it isn't very affordable, the service and quality of food that one gets in exchange makes up for it. Rosti is highly recommended, as well as the smoothies from the drinks counter. I usually go for a grilled salmon for my main course because it's really fresh although it doesn't really fill the stomach. As for dessert, the bread and butter pudding is the way to go; it is the perfect way to end you meal.

That said though, it can be quite pricey, and coupled with the fact that the payment system is similar to Marche's, there is the possibility of bill shock!

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Average Spent Per Person:
30
Best Part:
Rosti, Ambience
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Yes
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Food is good and i love the furniture!

When i first step into MEDZS with my friends of 6, I was amazed by the furniture used. It is nothing of the sort we see in the other restaurants. The furniture are made of wood and the designs are extricate. We chose to sit at a long woody table to cater all of us. There are many types of food and each type has a stall of its own. When we are done with ordering, we were given an electronic device that will alert us when our food is ready. I thought this idea is brilliant. Diners do not have to wait at the stalls while the restaurant is still using the self-service concept. I have never seen this concept before and it blew my mind. The restaurant was peaceful and its furniture exudes a high-class ambience.

I definitely will patronise MEDZS again!

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Good ambience, good food

Medzs restaurant is rather similar to that of Marche whereby each person is issued a card which has to handed to the chef or person in charge at the stall. The total amount that you spent will then be accumulated and paid at the cashier before you leave. The ambience of the restaurant was really pleasant as the seats were comfortably spaced and it is very suitable for large group gatherings. There is a wide array of food at Medzs and I am sure there is something for everyone.

Personally, I ordered the Pan fried confit of duck from the French cuisine stall. The meat was tender and well marinated. The soft mashed potatoes at the side were a delightful complement to the dish. I also had a Rosti with ham which was as enjoyable as the confit of duck. The rosti was crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Though it was slightly oily, I enjoyed this dish very much.

I would definitely be back to try out their pizzas and desserts which looked appetising too.

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(Updated: October 25, 2012)

Disappointing

After hearing so many positive reviews from my foodie pals, I made my trip down to Medzs just last week. Unfortunately, it was an experience that I would rather forget about.

Despite the helpfulness of the staff, the fact that the food was not up to my expectations was enough to kill my day. I am not a picky eater, but it just seemed that standards were not up to par on that afternoon. My rosti was really charred, and I had to request for a second one, and the kebab that I ordered was not cooked properly.

I am willing to give the place a second chance, and I do hope that it was just some freak accident on the day I went. On the positive side on things, the ambience of the restaurant was rather pleasant, and service was impeccable. They were extremely apologetic, and hopefully when I return in the future, I'll find a different Medzs. Until then, I will not recommend this place to any other forum readers.

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Not quite there!

Customers are given a card just like in Marche and Shokudo and a buzzer that tells us to collect the food. The variety is not bad. I tried the rosti and risotto. Both were not up to standard. The rosti was burnt and the risotto was watery. Maybe I was just unlucky but it was quite disappointing given that I was celebrating my birthday there. The cured salmon and kebab were nothing to shout about. The drinks were the saving grace of the entire meal. They have quite a selection of smoothies to choose from. Overall, not really worth the money soent and this place is not recommended for those looking for privacy. It can get quite noisy.

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Orchard Central
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Another Marche

It's another Marche-concept restaurant where everyone gets a card and pays when leaving the place. I have been to the OC and Millenia Walk outlet and prefer the Millenia Walk one because you get to watch live soccer!

The selection is not bad, there's rosti (Marche's one better though), fish, meats, juices, seafood, beer (there is a pub within Medz itself that is connected). Apart from the main courses I have also tried their tea set which I paid approximately $10+ for a selection of dessert.

Also, there are credit card and birthday promotions which customers should check out. I would recommend this place for big groups for friends with different budgets.

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First time here.

Medzs is one of the few restaurants in Singapore which serves mainly Mediterranean cuisine. It incorporates the concept of self-service dining and allows diners to order their food freely. The beef tagine may seem to be in a small portion, but is filling for the stomach. The soup goes well with the beef too. Any potatoes lover will definitely love rosti. The rosti here is not oily and you can taste the crispiness of the outer layer. However, their pasta is losing out a little as it is quite bland. Last but not least, the Irish latte they serve is just right for someone like me who do not like super sweet coffee. Overall, it is a good dining experience as the ambient is relaxing.

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Average Spent Per Person:
25
Branch Location:
Orchard Central
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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