Prive @ Keppel Bay Hot
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Been there, done that.
Following the recent hype in having Brunch, my cousins and I decided to give Prive a try. Although it is located in Harbourfront, without a car, it would still be a long walk in. However, you will definitely be awed and refreshed once you reach the Marina at Keppel bay. The view is beautiful and serene, mixed with an air of luxury with the posh yachts docked at the bay. It definitely makes an ideal photoshoot location.
We were not entitled to the alfresco seats as they were expecting a huge crowd in the afternoon, so we were seated inside instead. It was quite a waste because I believe one of the highlight of dining at the place was to take in the atmosphere and beautiful sight outside at the same time.
I ordered an aglio olio because I was a huge fan, but much to my disappointment, it was nothing fanciful. The portion was not huge, and even with fries as a starter, I was not filled even after devouring the whole bowlful. Perhaps it was because I did not try the breakfast specials, since after all, the place is known for their breakfast dishes. I had an iced chocolate which was much too diluted as well. I'd much rather have milo from the milo truck.
My sister had a fish and chips, which was not too bad, but certainly, with that hefty price tag, it can be a lot better. My cousins both ordered from the breakfast menu, but they too thought the place was a little to overrated and not so much value for money.
The bill came up to an exorbitant $140, which was just frightful for the quality of food we received. For me, I'd just say I've been there and done that. I probably would not be keen to go back a second time.
Atas place with beautiful scenery
Prive is a high-end restaurant located at Keppel Bay. For those not driving, getting here will be pretty much a chore. It's a long walk in from Harbourfront MRT, so it would be more advisable to take a cab in.
It is well worth the convenience because the ambience and atmosphere at Prive is fantastic, especially at night. The clientele is made up mostly of well to do businessmen or tai-tais, or couples who come here to celebrate a special occasion. The view is excellent as well, as it faces the marina at Keppel Bay so basically you're pretty much dining by the waters.
Given such a location, the food would definitely be expensive, and they are indeed. You can expect to spend an average of $50-$80 per pax (depending on what you order), and the food is at best average. However, I noticed that not many people come here for the food; many people come here to enjoy the scenery with some beer/wine instead of for a meal. Evidently this place isn't too popular for its food.
I wasn't impressed with the service for such an "atas" place though - I certainly would have expected the waiters to be more polite, friendlier and more attentive.
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great occasional brunch place
I used to come here a lot when i was still in university. When it first opened, it was a place so relax and atas with such a nice foreign vibe i could not stop coming here. It was the place to impress a friend, a date, anyone actually. I love the all day breakfast especially the Prive breakfast because it has almost everything and the egg is always runny and done perfectly. Oh, i'm taking about the cafe of course, never tried the restaurant since the ambience at the cafe is already more than amazing.
They serve amazing milk shakes but their coffee is one of the worst coffee ever. This is the only place i will give coffee a miss when eating breakfast because it taste like how i imagined drain water to taste. The cakes are alright, if you are lucky they can occasionally be nice but you can never go wrong with the breakfast.
Almost everyone has been here already so unless your friend lives in a mountain or in China or Fiji, they will most likely go "orh, this place".
Good food and good scenery, what more?
Their main attraction here has to be the al fresco dining whereby diners can lounge, sip cocktails while they laze a sunday afternoon away. Or better, after a week of hectic work, one can come here for a late Sunday Brunch with our friend "Benedict" while we soak in the sun and the atmosphere Prive and the neighboring Keppel Bay gives.
I was here with my parents on a sunday afternoon, we were eager for some hearty breakfast food. Even though the place was really packed with no lack of foreigners enjoying breakfast in their skimpy swimwear, we were served and given a seat very quickly.
Their croissant, priced at 2 bucks, was sufficiently buttery and soft and flaky. It was huge at the price they charged and my parents couldn't stop raving about it when it was paired with creamy unsalted butter. They can never have enough of butter.
We also got the usual full works of the american breakfast which was a large platter of greasy grub from bacon to hash browns. And a little salad and mushrooms at the side to make us feel a tad better. We got poached eggs, which were not very.. poached. A little disappointed here.
Their flat white was aromatic and thick, a little cup was needed to satisfy us 3 coffee addicts. My my, their pancakes. How can i not have pancakes at brunch? I chose their espresso stack doused in melted chocolate, holy. And then with a handful of mini choc chips to up the sin factor and then topped with honeycomb. Bomb in the mouth. But it got rather cloying at the end, so it would be better to share this with more people!
Brunch by the sea
The greatest pleasure of having a brunch here at the Prive Bakery Cafe has got to be the whole environment. It simply makes you feel so relaxed enjoying the sea breeze and nice view. The brunch menu is great too. I had their Prive Breakfast set. The poached eggs really surprised me, they came as mini white pouches. The first I've ever seen! For the ambience and food quality, I would say the pricing at the Cafe is worth every cent!
The only downside of this place is, unless you are driving, it might be a tad inaccessible. Reservation is highly recommended on weekends to avoid waiting time up to 45mins based on my experience.
Good food with a good view
Prive is one of my favorite places to hang out. Be it for breakfast, lunch, dinner or for drinks. The ambience there is fantastic, especially when it is nightfall. The entire place is dimly lit and definitely romantic. I have been to Prive twice. Once for breakfast and once for dinner and drinks. On both occasions, the dining experience was great!
Breakfast was great! The big breakfast set was well presented and I had no complains at all. My favorite dish on their dinner menu was the oysters. The oysters were extremely fresh and juicy. Though the price is on the high side, I felt that it was totally worth it. Last but not least, do not forget to take a short walk by the bay while you are there.
Truffle Mayonnaise Dip
It is firstly, not accessible by public transport as it appeared to me like a small isolated island. The food was great, though a little on the pricy side, but I did not mind as we were paying for the ambience (romantic) and quality of food. There were however quite a lot of mosquitoes. The view from our table was nice as it was overlooking the rows of docked yachts and it felt like a little getaway.
The one thing that I remember and really loved was the mayonnaise truffle dip that came along with the soft shell crab side dish if I remember correctly. It was a bummer when the waitress mentioned that second serving of it would cost us additional few dollars.
I would recommend this place to couples and small groups (and make sure you have someone driving because it is not considered a short walk from keppel area)
Awesome brunch! great for teatime too!
Most of the time, I dine at the Prive cafe which serves awesome eggs benedict for brunch! Many food bloggers review their brunch menu and I decided to give it a try! Other than being famous for brunch, Prive is actually serving very good yummy cakes. They have this oversized chocolate cake that seem to be able to serve 3 (1 guy and 2 ladies). It is a must-have for chocolate lovers!
Prive boost a view none like other. If you dine outside the cafe, you can see all the yachts docked along the pier with Caribbean Bay at the back.
Getting here is pretty inaccessible without a car. However, it is possible to take a 5 minute walk after alighting at the bus stop of Caribbean Bay.
Go for the ambience
The perk of alfresco dining at Prive is without doubt the chance to bask in the serenity of the environment, and the scenery of Keppel Bay. It was with this in mind that my group of friends headed to Prive — even the fact that private transport was unavailable did not deter us.
It was drizzling slightly, but we still managed to secure seats outside. Unfortunately, there was a crowd and perhaps the staff couldn’t handle it well enough. Food took long to be served, and service was generally slow. Meh.
Prive pancakes were mediocre, nothing extremely special. Their bacon, however, was probably one of the better standard ones I’ve tasted considering that they were cooked to the right texture and were tender. The thick cut truffle fries weren’t that bad as well. They were served with truffle sauce. All my other friends had the Egg Benny, which didn’t appeal to me, as I’m not an egg lover.
Prive would be better for a special occasion, because coming all the way here to just have a meal would be a waste of time, especially if you have no private transport. The ambience is a plus definitely, but the food did not satisfy enough to warrant a repeat visit.
Perfect dinner ambiance
After having such a good experience at Prive with this brunch spread, I decided to pop by during a weekday evening to wind down after work. It’s an awesome place to chill with the view of yachts, watch sunset and enjoy the night breeze. I was spoilt for choices but decided to settle for pasta, penne alla carbonara ($20). I don’t fancy tomato based pasta. Though the portion looked small, half way while eating, I had already gotten full as the cream was thick and filling. The sauce for the cream made the pasta one of the better ones I’d tried. I had a bite of my friend’s fish and chips ($19). The battered dory fish was well-prepared and fish tasted fresh. It was a huge portion along with chips. For desserts, we got Hazelnut Praline Royale Cake (Slice at $8). You would love the cake if you’re a fan of chocolate. The cake just melts in your mouth and is pure bliss. I am not really a fan of cakes, but enjoyed the slice nonetheless. I still feel my brunch experience was better than my dinner. But, having said that maybe I need to try out other dinner dishes like their burgers or main course. The dinner ambiance is perfect for a date or a proposal even.
Best brunch ever!
Being a recent fan of Sunday brunches, Prive @ Keppel Bay sure set the standards high. Located in the area of Harbourfront, with the view of yachts, Prive sure serves an awesome weekend chill-out. Their all day breakfast menu lasts from 9.30am to 5pm. How awesome! The must try dishes include their famous ultimate breakfast ($20). I had scrambled eggs instead of sunny side up or poached eggs. Along with that bacon, sausage, sautéed mushrooms, hashbrown and wholemeal toast. Oh man, this was probably the best breakfast I’ve had so far. The scrambled eggs were so awesome, cooked and fresh. With pepper seasoning, it was just perfection. To top my awesome meal off, I got milkshakes. Please be warned, it gonna burn a hole in your pocket by $11. I got Malted Maltesers whereas my friend decided to go for Chocolate Crunch. I preferred Chocolate Crunch instead as I ain’t that great a fan of white chocolate. I like my milkshake slightly thick and more chocolate based. Malted Maltesers had too much of milk in it for my liking. Nonetheless, by far my top rated brunch place. I’d definitely be heading down for a dinner soon to try out their dinner spread. The price for Prive is slightly steep but it’s worth it for food quality and awesome ambience.