Crossroads Cafe- refreshing all-day dining and drinks at vibrant sidewalk cafe on Orchard Road, Singapore
Crossroads Cafe at Singapore Marriott Hotel recently re-opened (December 2011) after being closed for three months for renovation- one element in the total refurbishment of the entire property undertaken by the hotel owners – including the lobby- now re-named the Marriott Great Room- and all guest rooms. The luxurious Singapore Marriott Hotel – with a prominent location on the corner of Orchard and Scotts Roads, has been a fixture on the popular Orchard Road shopping and entertainment area of central Singapore for more than 16 years.
Crossroads Cafe is an upscale casual cafe and bar featuring all-day dining, with an open facade onto the pedestrian pavement at the corner of Scotts and Orchard Roads. The overall layout of the cafe remains the same, with the refurbishment focused on a new interior and furnishings color palette, the addition of a large glass-fronted refrigerated wine display cellar, and some refinements to the lighting.
The refurbishment was also the opportunity to update the menu with a new assemblage of signature dishes, and to extend the drinks offerings with both an expanded wine selection, and the largest range of draft beers on tap of any 5-star hotel outlet in Singapore.
The cafe dining concept follows an East-meets-West theme, with a wide selection of home-cooked style dishes of both Asian and international origins. Crossroads Cafe is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily- and for drinks and snacks until late in the evenings. For many years, Crossroads Cafe has been a convenient and popular meeting place for both locals and visiting tourists- and with its wide open frontage onto the sidewalk, a great spot just to sit, relax and people watch.
Crossroads Cafe has an open frontage to the sidewalk
The white marble bar with counter top sheaved with polished brass
A pair of white marble & brass counters define one end of the cafe floor space
The cafe decor is a relaxed, casual style- with prominent glass fronted wine display and daily chalkboard specials
The glass fronted refrigerated wine cellar with chalkboard specials at either end
The upgraded wine cellar facilities have allowed Crossroads Cafe to expand the selection of premium wines- and prominently showcase the bottles in the large brass framed, glass-fronted display cellar. The impressive selection of wines include examples of all major varietals from the leading wine regions across the globe. More than 25 different wines by the glass are offered- sparkling and champagnes, red and white. The Sparkling wines include a large selection of famous brand French NV Champagnes, plus a number of NV sparkling wines from Australia. Complimenting the many premium wine labels is the Reserve Selection, a selection of the most delicious, precious wines from the Singapore Marriott cellars - many of the bottles being rare and irreplaceable vintages.
The Drinks Menu is headlined by an extensive variety of cocktails- both classics and delicious contemporary creations. Some highlights from the selection include: Scarlet Torch- Bourbon whisky, peach schnapps, freshly squeezed orange juice, cranberry juice, egg white; Bull Frog- gin, vodka, bacardi, blue curacao, red bull; Cactus Bite- silver patron tequila, vermouth, drambuie, lime juice; and Oolong Kiwi Sling- 42 below kiwi, chilled Oolong tea, freshly squeezed pineapple juice, mint leaves, vanilla syrup.
The beverages list also includes a broad range of aperitifs, premium spirits and single malts, shooters, liqueurs and digestives. Non-alcoholic drinks feature mixes of freshly squeezed fresh fruits- for example the XR Fit - freshly squeezed pineapple juice, freshly squeezed apple juice, mint leaves, fresh ginger.
Draft beers are a specialty at Crossroads- with both selected local and imported brews available fresh from the tap.
A wide selection of premium wines are available by the glass
Sweden Strawberry- Absolut Citron, Triple Sec, lemon wedges, syrup, soda, garnished with fresh strawberries
Mojito- Bacardi, mint leaves, lime wedges, syrup, soda, garnished with fresh mint leaves
The kitchen at Crossroads Cafe, under the direction of Executive Sous Chef Christopher Smith, serves a cafe cuisine featuring carefully sourced fresh produce, and uncomplicated, well-executed cooking. The menus list selections of both Asian and Western home-cooked style dishes- with different menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Notable dishes from the Lunch Menu include: Dressed Lobster Salad- rocket leaves, avocado, cucumber, mango & champagne vinaigrette; Hainese Chicken Rice- chicken broth, rice, ginger, chilli, dark soy sauce; and Fish’N'Chips- beer battered cod, lemon aioli, thick cut chips.
The Executive Set Lunch at Crossroads is a popular promotion- with choice of Soup of the Day or Roasted Chicken Baby Leaves, plus a selection from four Main Courses- for S$28++ per person. Served Monday to Friday, 11:00 am ~ 2:00 pm.
The Dinner Menu highlights include Charcuterie Board- smoked leg ham, salami, bresaola, prosciutto, duck rilette, homemade breads, cornichons, mustard, olive tapenade; Steak Frites- 150 Day Australian Grain Fed Beef- choice of cuts Ribe Eye (280 gm) or Tenderloin (180 gm), and a Half Lobster can be added; and Mee Goreng- wok fried yellow noodles, spicy shrimp paste, egg, chye sim, with option to add Chicken or Assorted Seafood.
Crossroads Cold Seafood ( for two)- 1/2 doz Oysters, Lobster, Tiger prawns, Snowcrab legs, tabasco, marie rose, red wine mignonette, lemon. From the Dinner Menu
100% Wagyu Burger (300gm)- melted raclette cheese, tomato, dill pickle, rocket, shaved red onion, chipotle mayonnaise. From Lunch & Dinner Menus
Laksa Lemak- rice noodles with shrimp, quail eggs, bean curd, fish cake, spicy coconut gravy. From the Lunch & Dinner Menus
Crossroads Cafe at Singapore Marriott Hotel
Address: Street level , corner Orchard Road & Scotts Road, Singapore 238865
MRT: Orchard MRT- direct access
Reservations: +65. 6831 4605
Opening hours: All-day dining – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Monday to Thursday 07.00 am ~ 01.00 am
Friday & eve of Public Holidays 07:00 am ~ 03:00 am
Saturday 09:00 am ~ 03:00 am
Sunday & Public Holidays 09:00 am ~ 01:00 am
Dress code: Casual
Note: food photos courtesy of venue
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