Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Pier

A nautical theme is prevalent in The Pier's decor and menu, but unfortunately, the dim lighting and mustiness here make it seem somewhat dingy.

Service is warm and welcoming, but the food could be better. While the seared scallops were fresh and meaty, they were undermined by a cloying brandy cream sauce.

Grilled cod with watercress sauce. Only a bit better than a food court offering.

Banana souffle. Texturally, more like bread-and-butter pudding than souffle.

Pineapple crepes. Alas, too bland and doughy to really recommend.

Long Island Iced Tea & Sex On The Beach.

The Pier,
Lorong Rahim Kajai 14,
Taman Tun Dr Ismail.
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8 comments:

  1. Ooppsss.. there are much better watering hole & grubs nearby...

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  2. Tng: ya, unfortunately for this place, it's on a street that's filled with popular pubs and bars!

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  3. Ouch, that's unfortunate for them! I also wonder if it's owned by the same people who own The Boathouse (which is right next door, I believe). Always been curious about The Pier, so thank you for your review!

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  4. angela: yeah, i was really hoping for good grub here too. i didn't realize it before you mentioned it, but based on their names alone, 'the pier' and 'the boathouse' do sound like they could be linked, right :D

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  5. i think the lighting of the place makes it looked dingy

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  6. Eiling: ya, it might look better during daytime .... Hmmm or maybe not!

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  7. Your review on the cod is the most unflattering I've ever read in your blog so far.

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  8. viv: heh, it fell really short of expectations, sadly...

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