In a country which seems to have imported the best of the world’s cuisines, you might not initially be surprised to find food from Australia.
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Hearty Meat Fest
Barossa is an Australian-inspired restaurant and bar. I always find the words 'Australian-inspired' somewhat unsettling when it's used to refer to cuisine, as Australian cuisine still takes very much after British cuisine, and on the surface, is almost similar in style. Australians are big meat eaters, and Barossa carries on this tradition in the form of an all-you-can-eat Australian beef buffet, every Wednesday and Sunday, 6pm - 10pm.
At the Esplanade outlet of Barossa, ambience is pretty good, being situated near the outdoor stage and the Singapore River, though you can't actually see either from the restaurant. You can most definitely hear any performance going on in the background though. Most of Barossa here is outdoor seating, and indoor seating is still open concept in nature. Much of the furniture is stocky and wooden-looking, reminiscent of the rough outback.
Service at Barossa is average. I didn't have much trouble, but neither did I notice anything outstanding. I did observe that only certain staff will take orders though, and even if you signal to the rest for an order, they'll still refer you to the 'official' order takers. Staff also aren't very knowledgeable about the food on the menu.
Food portions at Barossa are large, and sharing is recommended for small eaters. Prices are relatively high as well, but so is the food quality. Food tends to take awhile to arrive even during non-peak periods, but each component of the dish is tasty and flavourful.
Expect to see mostly British cuisine at Barossa, although they do have a few true Australian dishes as well. Will try the beef buffet at Barossa next time!