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#01-68/69 Changi City Point - The Oasis 5 Changi Business Park Central 1 Singapore 486038
 
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Listing created by Ivan Teh on February 03, 2013    

Table Manners is a cafe that serves European comfort food at reasonable prices. Drinks are a speciality here, with coffee by Papa Palheta, tea by Tea Forte, and designer cocktails by Bar Stories.

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Opening Hours:
Mon - Sun: 11am - 12am
Avg Price:
$20-30


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Highly Recommended Lunch Sets

Truth be told, the lunch sets are ever all I have ever eaten here, with the exception of one dinner. Perhaps that attests to the value of the lunch sets, which are available on any day (which is a huge plus point as many restaurants only have weekday lunch sets).

During lunch, Table Manners offers you a choice of four different sets, all of which are fully customisable. Their food is split into "greens" (i.e. Veggies) and "protein" (i.e. Meat), and each set allows you to choose a certain number of greens and protein (i.e. 3 greens, or 2 greens 1 protein). They have a reasonable selection of greens and protein for picky eaters to choose from, as well as set recommendations for those who are unable to make up their mind.

Among the greens I recommend is the Mushroom Ragout, which is highly flavourful and rather savoury as well as their truffle fries, which if you think about it are highly affordable given their high prices in other stores. They have a good selection of proteins as well - their Australian steak is a favorite of mine as it is relatively affordable yet does not compromise on quality. Their salmon is also quite tasty as well.

My usual dining option here is the set with two greens and one protein - the combination of which should be obvious by my recommendations above. At $15.90, the food is both affordable and delicious - well above mediocre. Though their dinner sets may be a bit pricier (and do not allow for customisation), the quality of their food remains the same.

The ambience is appropriate as well - diners can choose from airconditioned seats or the open area seats, both of which feel like there is a constant cool breeze going around and has a very laid back type of atmosphere, as per most cafes. At night, however, their seats outside are indeed comfortable as the air is much cooler and the seats overlook a small lake - a rather escapist experience.

All in all, my dining experiences here have been above-average and highly enjoyable, which have also been enhanced by the attentive and friendly service provided.

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Average Spent Per Person:
18
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Great Lunch Sets for the Office Crowd

Table Manners is one of the best dining options available at Changi City Point. They have different menus available for lunch and dinner but I prefer visiting them for lunch as it's slightly cheaper and more customizable.

My default set to order consists of 2 greens and 1 meat but greens can include carbs too such as their fries, mashed potatoes or my personal favourite the spaghetti pomodoro. If you're a mushroom lover you definitely must try their mushroom ragout which is a must order for me every time im there.

For meats, everything I've tried has been good including their salmon filet and steak with jus. They also do a mean rendition of southern fried chicken.

Overall, for the price, the quality of the food you'll get at table manners is excellent and i'll keep coming back for more!

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Pleasant experience and interesting concept

Table manners has an interesting "chap chye beng" concept of mixing and matching mains and sides to form your custom meal. I love this concept particularly because I get to try more of what I want on the same plate.

I've dined here on several occasions, twice at the Changi City Point branch and once at the newly opened North Canal Road branch. My favourite of all their sides has to be the buttered mash potato. It is silky, buttery and fragrant all at once. I also enjoyed the mushroom ragout, which was simmered and stir fried to juicy perfection. For my mains, I have enjoyed both the Striploin Steak and the Chicken Parmigiana. The steak was juicy and flavourful - while not too generous a portion, it was perfectly fine given that I had two other sides to polish off. The chicken on the other hand was a massive portion that I had trouble downing. While crispy and juicy on the inside, I found the portion a little difficult to stomach after a while, perhaps due to the sheer size of it.

The outlet at Changi City Point, while further away from civilisation, is more homely and picturesque. The outdoor dining patio overlooks a water body and dining in the open is lovely on a cool Sunday afternoon.

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Average Spent Per Person:
18
Branch Location:
North Canal Road/Changi City Point
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Yes
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Awesome place to chill!

After hearing great reviews about Table Manners, my friends and I decided to head over for dinner and to catch up. Located at The Oasis at Changi City Point, Table Manners might be a bit hard to find at first, but just follow the mall signs and you will have no trouble.

We had the outdoor seat by the water, and I really liked the ambience! It was so comfortable and great for catching up. The movable lights by the side also ensured sufficient lighting for each table. The service was great as well! Our waiter was excellent – he was attentive, polite, and super friendly! My party of 5 had to wait for our friend who was late, and the waiter repeatedly checked to make sure that we had finished our appetisers, and were ready to start on our mains. I felt really bad as we had to keep turning him down, but I really appreciated his attentiveness!

The food was above avergae – we ordered the Truffle Fries, Truffle Chicken and Onion Rings as starters. The Truffle Fries were so-so, but the Truffle Chicken was fantastic! I didn’t really like the Onion Rings because they were literally rings of onion fried in batter. For my main course, I had the Arcadian Chicken, which was pretty tasty! The food overall was slightly on the pricier side, but I think it’s worth it for the overall experience! Will definitely be returning for more chill-out nights!

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Cool concept

Table Manners is a restaurant so I shall review the food first. The food is above average and so are the prices. That being said, the food is not extraordinarily good and it is unlikely that I would return to the restaurant on my own accord, that is I might return if my friends want to dine there but I would not suggest the place as a dinner location.

The concept of the restaurant is cool, I mean the name itself is pretty tongue in cheek. I felt that the restaurant could have played up this concept more to create a unique dining experience. Because right now, the feel I get is that it has potential but is definitely not there yet.

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Mind Your Manners, Neighbours.

Delicious food with servings worth the price, creative selection of drinks (try the strawberry shortcake mock tail but be warned; it is a girly drink) and a nice combination of rustic and modern decor.

The young service staff made my company and I feel more welcomed - they were not shy to start a conversation with us and always left with a smile on their faces. Still drawing a good crowd on a weekday night, they managed to serve us without much delays. No complaints on service.

The one downer, though, is that this place is sandwiched between two other eateries that each have their own live band. Not their fault. But customers like us will have to seat through our meal listening to 2 bands on both sides competing for the loudest voice. Last night, the female won.

While the decor and drinks make it a good place to hang and chill with friends after a week of work, the background music makes gossiping and trading of stories hard, especially if you come in a large group and want to hold a conversation with people on the other end of the table.

On the bright side, you won't have any neighbouring customers eavesdropping on your conversation and giving you the side eye when they hear you bad mouth your boss.

Despite the noise, we still managed to fill each other in on the weekly updates. Maybe because we were a party of 3. And we have great hearing. Happy hour is before 8pm. Closed between lunch and dinner. And don't forget to watch your manners - meaning, keep those fingers off the phone and on the cutlery where it belongs at the dinner table.

If you get hungry fast, you can come early and get a seat indoors. Maybe it'll muffle the sound a bit.

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Average Spent Per Person:
40
Best Part:
drinks
Branch Location:
Changi Point (espo mrt station)
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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(Updated: February 03, 2013)

Good Table Manners Included

An example of good table manners: "It is impolite to text at the dinner table... unless you are sharing Table Manners' food on facebook." This, along with other quotable quotes, are strewn about the walls of the Table Manners cafe. I find it rather unique that this cafe, which serves modern Western comfort food, has "Table Manners" as a concept.

Decor at Table Manners is casual and simple, but functional. Though the actual floor space is somewhat small, they've managed to fit ample seating in without making it too cramped, thanks to a creative layout. They also have a small sheltered patio next to the pond for outdoor dining. I love their creative pictures, which use various cutlery to form shapes of people dressed in various types of clothes. I noted that Table Manners is rather well ventilated despite the small enclosed area, so the smell of food doesn't stick to your clothes.

Service at Table Manners is quite good, although the younger servers are a little inexperienced. Staff will greet you upon entering, and are able to advise you on meal options. Food is served quickly even during peak periods. The younger servers aren't so focused though, and may forget little things, though they make up for it with enthusiasm.

Table Manners serves comfort western style food, with British and French influences. Fortunately, when taken in individual components, each part of the dish is pretty good. This works in Table Manners favour, because their lunch menu simply takes each component of the dishes on the dinner menu, and combines it in a different way. There is quite a good standard of quality here, I've yet to be served a dish that is terrible, though there are some minor flaws with seasoning.

Table Manners is also well known for their variety of cocktails and coffee. Be sure to try at least one when dining here!

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Average Spent Per Person:
30
Best Part:
Try their Cocktails
Recommend to Friend:
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