A lazy weekend this weekend in the main. Apart from Mary’s birthday meal of course.
No real major highlights, injured so could not play football, had to do weekly shopping (deep joy), and today well just lazy. So let’s get up on one’s arses and go for a family walk and have dinner over at the barge where I have not been for an age.
They started some construction you see, so at about 1830 they shut a gate which meant we could not walk back the way we came, and if not starting dinner until 1800, kinds of made it very tough. Anyways that gate has now gone, or is at least open.
So over to 7th Storey for dinner, what a great place. Chinese hot pot, old style with charcoal burners – amazing flavours and a great cooking experience. We decided to sit out doors and had the 88SGD fixed special which is a monster of meats, veggies and seafood – yeap circa 40 quid for for to eat like kings, overlooking the bay and Flier – not bad eh.
You sit outside because of the charcoal of course, I imagine that would smoke out the restaurant if indoors. Whatever. Anyways you sit, and then wait for the charcoals to get that soup going and then you place the …… OH NO YOU DON’T, says a server that comes a running and she then loads the pot for you, and then you basically just keep on digging in when it is cooked.
This came with a delicious chilli dipping sauce, just amazing, almost a loose jam type things. We’ll be back, and now with the added incentive that they gave us a 30% discount voucher – oh yes indeed we’ll be back.
Very reasonable too, lovely people if you can break through Chinese only spoken. Food was ace, very fresh, and very delicious.
You may be asking why 7th Storey for a restaurant on 1st floor (ground in Singapore) of the Barrage – well 4 years ago before MRT developments, they were indeed a restaurant associated to a 7 storey hotel – a name that clearly has stuck. You should go. Here’s looking back at the little al fresco area for the charcoal burner cooking.
Then on way home we get this view as we amble along (well Mary and I) and the kids go crazy (despite all the food they just ate) on scooters up and down garden by the bay (you know where we are Mum/Darren) – just beautiful. Look at those reflections – amazing!
OK quick one to break up shots of the flier changing colour. Here is looking down the gardens by the bay on our side. See the building to the right of the illuminated tree – that is Costa Rhu, and that is home – so just to show we have such a beautiful walk home with this one side and those lights on the other.Not bad eh!
Check out the CRAZY reflections!