I've attended a wedding there earlier this year.
Their food is good, but ambience wise is not very good.
Before the banquet starts, there is a "shifu" that will perform tea pouring with a long-spout teapot at the VIP table. Interesting, but boring for us, because it took about 10 mins, and we can't see anything from our seats.
The service is ok, but the distribution of carpark tickets was during the banquet itself, which I found very disruptive and funny.
The restaurant is quite small and tables placed quite close to each other. The bride was wearing quite a big gown, which was rather inconvenient. You may like to take note of this..
The dishes are nice, but I think most of us were expecting some si chuan dishes, but they serve the normal banquet dishes ...
Overall I think it's value-for-money, but dun expect too much from the place.
as the bride of the day, i didnt have much chance to taste the food. We didnt go for the food tasting. We only tried the buffet dinner, cos my MIL believe if they cant serve good buffet dinner than no point thinking how good they can get on the wedding food.
I only a seafood soup, is a mixture of different seafood and the spinach soup. the soup is green colour and it shocked all my guests but we find it very unique.
After the guests have tasted it they all like the soup, say is something different from the normal shark fin. However, i find their shark fin soup not nice..
i wonder is Yole Chong is one of my wedding guest.
The hall is really small, i only have 17 tables.
The stage is very near the VIP table and the walk way is very very short so dun expect those u have in the hotel.
The service is not bad. they dun serve si chuan dishes and they are normal chinese bandquet food.
just to provide some feed back on the restuarant. I jsut held my ROM there last sunday. the manager was very nice and accomodating, she coronded off the drinks area for us and we had a private area with our dining tables.
I would recommend taking the ala carte menu instead of the set. Manager helped us portion the food. Some dishes were Large some were medium. We had a great time and best of all had discount with credit card heh.very worth it the $$ spent!
hi i m also a potential customer to this restaurant.. haha.. in fact my FH & i are dong some shortlisting on banquet venues and we are thking to book with them as well. but before we sign on that dotted line...we intend to get some comments first... so anyone can share their experiences with us pls... thks
though i haven book our banquet there, the coordinator there(linda) was extremely helpful and very accomodating. she is able to give a few useful pointers abt the layout of the place and she is open to negotiation.
Those who had their wedding dinner here, any photos to share? I can't visualise how the layout is like on the actual day. my parents feel that the guests will be alienated and the feeling will be just like having a normal dinner in a restaurant.
Dun worry about the guests feeling alienated from the wedding...the tea pouring by the shifu is very entertaining....and the food is excellent...able to cover up for all the block views....hehehehe
There's a $1 rebate for cars parking at UOB Plaza...what i did was... reimbuse the full $3.00 to my guests... once they came & sign the guest book...my helpers will ask if they are parking at the building...if it is...my helper would need to tear out a portion of the car park ticket...pass them the angpow of $3.00...
It's a better way then having the staff going around the tables to ask who is parking @ UOB PLAZA & handing them the $1.00
At the end of the nite... i would pass all the portions to Linda...and she would reimbuse me $1.00 for every portion..
thanks for sharing. actually, i've booked my wedding with si chuan dou hua already. i think the reimbursing of guests for parking using angpow is a great idea! just wondering, did you have any champagne pouring or cake-cutting? which party favour did you choose? any decorations in the restaurant?
I just booked tentatively with this restaurant . But I still think the arrangement of the table will be very odd as I will have 10 tables.
I won't use the VIP room (that can cater 20 seats) and I will use the podium to have a long table for the VIP.
I'm not gonna use the table in mini podium as well.. will think something else to make it looks nice...
so... i'm still confuse where the stage will be in that case. *sigh
The manager is really helpful and she gave me to try one type of appetizer and mango puding today. I love the mango puding.
The green soup looks horrible.. but didn't know that it taste that good.
I can't think of any other indoor venue for 10 tables with this budget and have a good ambience.. So, I think I'm going to confirm with this restaurant next week if i can't get other good venue.
Well, i had my lunch yesterday with my sister... and after seeing the place for the second time.. and ordered the green soup.. I just couldn't resist to put deposit of $1000
I ordered toufu and dried scallop on top with brocolli. yummy.. solid!
So, I change one of the menu (mushroom and brocolli) with this toufu.
After the lunch, Linda gave me free mango puding for my sister and tau hua for me. so nice of her.
And also, she gave me 1 big box of 8 treasures tea after confirmation.
As for the VIP table.. i will use long table on the podium... and have a stage near the window, opposite the podium. so even the table in small podium can see us during the cake cutting. But i may need a wireless as Linda said she don't have wireless mic currently.
Just went to Si Chuan Dou Hua recently? About to book the place for wedding.
Just to know when we Yum Seng and cut cake at the mini stage,does all the guest sitting at the back move forward and gather infront?Place look quite special.Any comments or tips?
am abt to book Si Chuan Dou Hua soon too! did you manage to discuss with Linda over the details of the package? seems like they are pretty busy this month and they have suggested that Jan would be a better time for us to meet up!? anyway, just wondering if you will be considering to exchange any of their perks for sthg else. eg, we were thinking of giving up the deluxe room at plaza parkroyal for more glasses of beer.. anyone care to share with all what extra perks you managed to negotiate/exchange in the package?
thx for the info! i'm glad to hear that we get 60 glasses of beer for 20 tables cos we have abt 22 tables! did you manage to negotiate for printing as well since it's not included in the package.. did you ask abt the deluxe room too? the distance of it fr the restaurant is an issue...
our AD will be some time in dec 2005. we've been to see quite a few venues, sichuan is still our favourite. what sort of venues are you looking at?
btw, was it a weekday that you spoke to Linda? twice i went there, twice she could not speak to us as she was either busy with tour groups or wedding banquet. sighz.. we hope to be able to have a more detailed discussion with Linda soon cos if this place fall thru, we will need to source for other venues fast!
yeah, am referring to the UOB Plaza SichuanDouhua too! have got a tentative booking with them for end of Dec 2005!
actually, have called them up today to fix appt, but was 'asked' to meet in Jan'05 (again). they don seem quite keen to have my biz huh?
anyhow, decided to pop by their new restaurant @ Grand Plaza Parkroyal today and thought we might as well talk to their hotel banquet manager. guess what? the hotel's package is quite irresistable! albeit price is steeper.. still i must say we're won over by their prompt response (the asst came down to meet us within 5mins when we called them up at the hotel)
in fact, we might well forego the uob plaza to hold our wedding @ GPP ballroom instead... oh well, sometimes appts can't wait too long...
so did you sign up with sichuan? agree.. quickly settle the reception venue and look at other stuff like bridal shops!? btw, twist of events... we signed up at sichuan! so glad the discussion went smoothly and both parties were able to come to a fair deal. =D
how much is the banquet at Hotel Rendevous? I think it's quite a nice cosy hotel!
have barely begun my bridal shop hunting! much less photography. now looking thru many mags to see if there's any gowns that are nice.. then go pop by the shops to take a look loh.. your wedding in december right?? but seems like you have settled many things already! well organised huh? =D
Mine 668nett with free flow beer,no corkage charge,2 nites stay and LCD projector n etc....
I like the ballroom...very cosy,neat and classic.
I suggest that maybe u can come out with yr own design of gowns lah!Maybe something you dream of! I found it no point going down to the shops stated in the mags,maybe look look only BUT U may end up signing their package.
U know why they r in the mags?
Because 90% of them r upmarket n very expensive.They r so call designers boutique types with their latest deisgns.NO POINT taking their package where u can find similar designs at neighbourhood shops then those at Tanjong Pagar,Orchard and etc...
I book with GOH at Tampines neighbourhood which I find quite gd and cheap after i compare GOH with Milan. U can also bargain this and that with them.
Hi everyone. My wife and I had our wedding dinner at Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant @ Plaza Hotel along the Beach Road a year ago. We were there tonight for our complimentary first year dinner. It brought back good memories of the place, and I thought I should do justice to the hotel by putting in a few cents of our worth about the restaurant.
Admittedly, it's not the same class as the 5-star hotel, but the service and food size were very commendable, and good value for money. All our guests had good reviews about the quality and quantity. The managers (Danny and Jenny Mak) were very accomodating too, and they made sure that it was a fuss-free wedding for us. The lay-out of the restaurant is however somewhat lacking, but nothing is perfect in this world. You pay for what you get. In addition, it is a pretty small restaurant, just enough for 20-24 at most. For us, the wedding dinner was mainly geared towards our relatives, and as we all know, the quality of food is of utmost concern of all relatives.
We had complimentary spa vounchers from their Spa (Is it Aspara?) and the complimentary 1st year dinner for both of us. It was a nice gesture on their part. Another example of their good service was that their manager had provided us with complementary fish & chips as dinner for us after the banquet, as they mistakenly gave our portion of dinner to our parents as takeaways. I am not sure about the rest of you, but the defintion of good service to me is how they rectify the situation if they err in the process. You can see whether the staff is really sincere in providing good service.