Two weekends back, my boyfriend and I decided to give this place a shot. Its ambience is alright, say a 3.5/10. A place for dog lovers as dog owners can bring them along and eat together. It’s an ulu café though as we had to take a walk at a park/back lane to get there.
We ordered a few items to share. Namely a mango and a strawberry smoothie, bbq sambal stingray, fish n chips and a mee goreng.
The mango and strawberry smoothies were good except I thought they were more like flavored ice blended drinks you'd get at bubble tea shops, what's more there were mini pearls added on top. Rather sweet too.
The sambal stingray was an $8 portion. We were delighted at first sight as it was served a large piece for its price and the stingray meat was bbqed to its taste. Onions and sambal chilli were generous too. However it occurred to and disappointed us when we realized later it was just the top layer that was meat, beneath it was simply all bones, and unlike most seafood bbq stalls, the bones would easily come off when you tangle it but at Club July, the thin bones stuck with the stingray meat like chewing gum on a shoe sole. After a while we simply got sick trying to separate them and pushed the dish aside. I have to add, the bones were also not soft and chewable nor swallowable because they were practically hard like fish bones.
Fish n Chips($6) was a substandard dish. Awfully fried and drained in oil as if oil was its topping. Thin-cut fries were ordinary and I can't give my feedback about the coleslaw as my boyfriend and I don't eat coleslaw in general. Anyway the best part about the Fish n Chips was actually the baked beans... which came popped from a can, frankly speaking.
The mee goreng was okay though. Generous serving for its $5 pricing, neither too oily nor spicy (though I love spicy food but my eating partner doesn't), also had its fair share of ingredients fried with. Topped with lettuce.
Apart from its ulu location, this place unfortunately doesn't employ clever staffs either. It is fine with me that the staffs do not speak English but I guess it wouldn't be fine with anyone for f&b staffs to not have a good command of any commonly spoken language in Singapore. They didn't have any clue what chilli sauce, ash tray or even plain water were.
Doubt I'll be back...
fish n chips (notice the oil)