I presume Privé is not unheard of among the foodies in Singapore. Comprising of a modern New York-style restaurant, an outdoor gastrobar and a bakery cafe, Privé, a stone's throw from Sentosa, is located on Singapore's first "private" island, Keppel Island. Don't worry if one don't drive, a short cab ride from Vivo City only costs less than $4.50 so don't miss out on this multi-concept waterfront dining experience.
With the yachts aligned neatly on the tranquil waters of Keppel Island and that the Caribbean clear in sight, the view is magnificent.
As the sun sets and candlelight glows, the place transforms into a charming waterfront venue with twinkling lights from Caribbean. With the occasional sea-breeze and the sound of the rippling water, I don't think I need to go on further to explain the scenery further.
Having said so much about the fancy bridge, yachts and Keppel's signature residential developments Caribbean at Keppel Bay, Privé bakery café is a place we will recommend for a lazy weekend.
As one can guess, this place offers a wide selection of freshly baked breads, pastries, sandwiches, fresh pies and milkshakes.
With the brightly-lit interior seating and the spacious exterior seating, the ambience offered by the place is beyond one's imagination, particularly when Singapore is such a congested and overpopulated place.
In some of the reviews I have come across the internet, people have mentioned about bad service, exorbitant pricing and mediocre quality of food but I beg to differ. In fact, this is one of my most memorable and pleasant dining experience over my blogging days and this place is more than just the waterfront and yachts.
The selection of pastries offered by the café is of a decent collection ranging from cakes, tarts and mousse. According to the staff, the popular choices are the rum and raisin cheesecake, hazelnut praline royale, chocolate tart and chocolate fudge cake. Seems there were only two of us, I have to resist ordering the entire array of desserts available for the day.
I have decided to come to this place after seeing the lovely photos of Keppel Bay and I chanced the recommendation of Prive's fries with truffle oil by one of her readers. No doubt the fries are crispy and crunchy with a nice hint of fragrance but it is expensive to pay $12 for a plate of fries ($10 for the fries and $2 for the truffle oil). A better bet would be the The Fabulous Prive Burger ($26). We had the patty medium well and Yuan felt that it is one of the best burgers he has eaten. Complements to the chef for getting the patty just the way we requested and that the burger bun is delicious on its own – lightly toasted & slightly sweet.
Of course, we have forgo the highly recommended milkshakes for desserts and ta-dah, the entries of all the desserts we had for the afternoon and the reviews of each can be seen from the hyperlinks below.
Hazelnut Praline Royale, $6.80
Baked Chocolate Tart, $7
Rum and Raisin Cheesecake, $6.80
Tarte Tatin of Pears (complementary)
Sticky Date Pudding (complementary)
The nightscene of this place is completely different from the day but the place is close to full house at about 7:45pm.
And for the many praises about the drive-in, this is how our private island looks like under Singapore's starry sky.
Lastly, many thanks to Natalie and Elaine for making this dining experience so memorable. Also, these pictures would not have been possible without the help from Suhaila. Definitely looking forward to more visits to Prive and Keppel Bay.
Privé bakery café
No. 2 Keppel Bay Vista
Marina at Keppel Bay
Tel: 6776 0777