Pool Grill combines the best of alfresco dining and contemporary western cuisine. Casually elegant, the sit-down restaurant is a peaceful resort-style oasis by day, and a captivating romantic spot by night.
Its à la carte menu, seemingly modest, serves as a well-curated guide for a mini culinary journey for those who can’t deal with too many choices. Top priority is evidently placed on quality, taste, portion size, and presentation. The starters, with creations such as the refreshing Boston Lobster Cocktail or savoury Duck Foie Gras, are testament to such effort. Pool Grill’s signature Tableside Caesar Salad – tantalizing, yet light – is an experience on its own. Diners can specially request to customize the salad to their tastes and it is prepared, tossed, and served right at your table.
Food can do more than its purpose of satisfying mere hunger, and the experience is equally important. Dining by the pool has a sort of easy and unhurried mood, away from human congestion and disruptive blares of Orchard Road traffic. Combined with nightfall, the setting adds a romantic vibrancy that dinners easily extend late into the evening.
Clearly, Pool Grill knows what pleases the eye and the palate, and does so excellently. Whetting your appetite is just the tip of the iceberg. The à la carte mains contain all mainstream meats available: fish, duck, lamb, beef, and even vegetarian-friendly selections. Premium delights from The Grill such as the 400-day grain-fed Australian Wagyu Beef is a signature crowd-pleaser, whilst the King Prawns will thrill avid seafood-lovers.
A wee bit out of the norm, opt for a Roasted Cod Fish paired with Shiraz reduction to truly see a chef’s culinary skill. The satisfaction of experiencing the contrast of crunchy skin to the slippery flesh will make your evening.The portions are suitably filling, but if you want more, pick out some savoury sides which are enough to share between two or more diners.
You find another reason to delay into the night – the dessert menu beckons. An epicurean experience by itself, distinctive creations such as the Espresso Crème Brûlée and Flour-less Bittersweet Chocolate Cake are hot favourites. Or choose the artisanal European Cheese Board to pair with your favourite wines from an extensive wine list selection. Balance seems to be a well-wielded art at Pool Grill and everything seems to make so much sense as you move through the courses.
Bread service with butter, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil, is also kept alive by this establishment, a real rarity these days with no fancy charge-ups or hidden napkin costs, separating itself from one of those pretentious upscale restaurants.
So go ahead, enjoy the good life, and accord yourself the best cuisine and service at Pool Grill.
*images in this article are for illustration purposes only as menu items may vary according to season and availability
Pool Grill is open daily, from 11.00am to 11.00pm. Located by the outdoor pool on level five in Singapore Marriott Hotel, its main dining floor and a poolside terrace pavilion seats 40 diners. The restaurant is consistently listed as one of the top restaurants in Singapore while also heralded for its staggering wine list of over 300 selections and excellent appeal to wine lovers. More information can be found here.