I had a most extraordinary birthday dinner yesterday in a cable car, thanks to my pal’s generosity (thank you, Samy!!!) Over 3 cable car round trips from Faber Peak to Sentosa, it was a 3-course dinner with an ever-changing view. Because of the gloomy weather, there wasn’t a glorious sunset to behold but it didn’t get boring (at one point, we even heard music coming from the direction of the Hard Rock Hotel). And how, here’s my review of the Dining On Cloud 9 experience and do note that I’m putting myself in the shoes of someone who paid $288++ and deciding if it’s worth the expense…
Upon arriving at Faber Peak, we found some seats and waited to board the cable car at 6pm for dinner. Signs were not quite prominent so at the beginning, we didn’t know where to go or who to ask regarding the Dining On Cloud 9 booking. Strangely enough, the lighting at the area around the cable cars is always kept dim. So later on, whenever the cable car pulls into a station, we’d just put a pause on the eating.
The first course on-board was Chilled King Prawn with Mesclun, Salmon Roe and Mango Raspberry Dressing. Paired with it was a delightfully warm Shellfish Consommé, with Seafood Wrapped with Long Cabbage. It was a nice contrast of hot and cold.
At some point, I did wonder what the difference was between this particular $288++ package and the cheaper Singapore delights one, and of course, the regular no-food rides.
We had this cushion placed on top of the (hard) seats within the cable car…
Beyond that, if you’re expecting air-conditioning, nope there isn’t any. There were 2 small fans though which don’t offer much respite when we’re battling the post-rain humidity. 😀 Plus, the windows at the top weren’t shut so we had raindrops with the first course.
For the main course, we could choose either the Char Grilled Angus Beef Sirloin or the Almond Crusted Chilean Sea Bass. So we had one of each. Earlier on, I’d read online reviews about how the beef is rather ‘chewy’ / ‘rubbery’ but I still decided to give it a go. And the reviews were right. LOL! The fish was really good though. (How come it tasted like cod?!) With our mains were the house wine (red and white)
For dessert, we had Cheese Mousse with Wild Berry Compote plus Coffee / Tea.
Each couple also gets a box of chocolates (I’m not sure why since we already have dessert). The dessert was amazing – light, fluffy, and not too sweet. And it’s in the shape of a white rose. The berries were delicious too. This is what I mean by dessert having the power to either ‘make’ or ‘break’ a dining experience. This one was awesome.
Overall, here’s how I would rate our experience with Dining On Cloud 9…
Service: 1.75* / 5*
Food: 3.5* / 5*
Value-For-Money: 2* / 5*
The process of making a reservation via email was not that easy – I don’t fancy doing it again. Haha! The food was decent so I might head to Spuds & Aprons for meals in future. 🙂
If the cable car is not your thing, perhaps the Singapore Flyer might entice you. For a shared capsule, their Premium Sky Dining Flight for 2 starts from 299++. For a private capsule for 2, the price would be $1,800++. (Apparently you get a bouquet there)