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Full The Coastal Settlement (TCS) review here: http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2015/04/the-coastal-settlement.htmlTucked away at the far East of Singapore in the Changi Village area, The Coastal Settlement (TCS) is a quaint cafe that has, since November 2011, been serving up tasty Western and Asian food admist lush greenery. The consistent quality of their food has greatly contributed to their popularity, and The Coastal Settlement is nearly always packed at meal times, even despite its ra
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Full The Coastal Settlement (TCS) review here: http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2015/04/the-coastal-settlement.html

Tucked away at the far East of Singapore in the Changi Village area, The Coastal Settlement (TCS) is a quaint cafe that has, since November 2011, been serving up tasty Western and Asian food admist lush greenery. The consistent quality of their food has greatly contributed to their popularity, and The Coastal Settlement is nearly always packed at meal times, even despite its rather 'ulu' (out of the way) location.

Ambience at The Coastal Settlement is eclectic. Surrounded by lush greenery outside, while the inside is almost like a retro / vintage museum collection. All sorts of items from the past adorn the walls, from old paintings, to retro vehicles, to nostalgic gadgets. There is ample seating, and I estimate that The Coastal Settlement is able to acommodate up to 150 diners at once, with both in-house and outdoor al-fresco dining. However, I dislike the dimly lit interior, and the furniture, while sturdy, isn't comfortable and shows signs of aging.
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Service at The Coastal Settlement is good. Staff are assigned to specific areas, which is helpful so they don't have to run the entire length of the place. It also makes it easier for diners to attract their attention. I like that staff offer greetings, and are quite proactive, coming around to see if you're ready to order, as well as ask for feedback during your meal. However, it's also feels rather mechanical instead of special, and they're not too knowledgable on the menu, or the dishes. Plus, The Coastal Settlement tables give me a sense of slight uncleanliness, as sometimes flies / insects get into the dining area.

Food at The Coastal Settlement is a mix of Western (American, British, French, Italian), Asian (Japanese, Chinese, Malay, Singaporean, Thai), and Modern Fusion influences. Dishes are generally very tasty, well cooked and executed, and served in huge portions with good plating presentation. This is probably the main reason why so many people still dine at The Coastal Settlement. Prices are slightly high though, budget about SGD $34 per person for a meal here.
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The Calamari With Passion Fruit Mayo (SGD $14) is a lovely fusion of curry spiced salt and pepper squid, with a light, savoury crust, and fresh squid that still has that bouncy / chewy texture. Served with a unique passionfruit mayonnaise, which actually comes on the side in a halved passionfruit! Would have been better if the kitchen scooped out the passionfruit seeds!
Calamari With Passion Fruit Mayo
$14
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The star of the Rosti Sausage (SGD $23) is the crisp, well fried, hand cut potato rosti. Likely the most flavourful rosti I've had in Singapore! Even better with the generous dollop of sour cream! The dish is served with a well seasoned, fresh mesclun salad, a thick, juicy chicken cheese sausage, and a rosette of savoury smoked salmon. The smoked salmon was the weakest link in this dish, being rather average in taste, but all the other items were very tasty. Highly recommended!
Rosti Sausage
$23
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The Black Forest In A Jar (SGD $14) is a huge serving of thick, dense, smoked chocolate chiffon cake, almost brownie-like in texture, stacked in a jar, coated with rich chocolate syrup, chocolate balls, and dehydrated peanuts. Sprinkled throughout with several sweet, juicy, maraschino cherries, which burst with flavour. Topped off with a scoop of rich French vanilla bean ice cream, smooth whipped cream, and chocolate shavings. This is a rich, filling dessert, true to the taste of a typical German schwarzwälder kirschtorte / black forest gateau / blackforest cake, but served in a semi-deconstructed manner.
Black Forest In A Jar
$14
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Taste
Decor
Service
Hygiene
Value
Date of Visit
2015-04-18
Waiting Time
1 Minutes (Dine In)
Spending Per Head
$34 (Lunch)
Recommended Dishes
Calamari With Passion Fruit Mayo
$ 14
Rosti Sausage
$ 23
Black Forest In A Jar
$ 14