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ribs for sharing at Cornerstone, Bishan Park

Dog-friendly Cornerstone at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

P and I had dinner at Cornerstone when we took Donna over to the Bishan Park dog run over the weekend. The overall dining experience was rather disappointing, although we did enjoy some of the dishes we ordered. 

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Cornerstone’s dog-friendly seating area

Guests with dogs are seated outside of the main air-conditioned dining room. This is a narrow balcony area running along the glass walls on the outside of the dining room, overlooking the walk path within Bishan-Ang Mo Kio park.

It is a rather pleasant area, except that Donna habitually likes to sprawl out facing me. And that means the rest of her is spilling into the aisle that the wait staff and customers walk along. I was perpetually worried about her being stepped on or tripping the people walking past.

 

Service

We were ushered to our table, which was cleared of everything, including the menu. It took me a while to be able to get the attention of the waitress to get the menu. Perhaps the place is a little understaffed because I observe people within the main dining room fruitlessly waving for attention for significant amounts of time as well.

Eventually we were able to put in out order. Unfortunately our dessert arrived early, despite us asking for it to be served after the meal. The waiter was very apologetic about it, which was very diplomatic of him. I wish he had offered to return with a new set of desserts after our meal, rather than to just offer his apologies though.

In the end, I had to eat the dessert before the mains I ordered because the ice cream was melting already. – –

 

Food

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St Nicholas Short Ribs ($23)

The ribs to share comprise of tender and moist slices of meat. We ate two before I took the photo.

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Pineapple crumble, coconut panna cotta ($12) & Tiramisu ($10)

I would have enjoyed dessert more if it came after the mains.

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Beer battered fish and chips ($19)

The fish was a little fishy, but there was more fish than batter.

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Ton katzu don ($14)

Unfortunately, this was too soggy for P.

 

Conclusion

We enjoyed the short ribs, but things went downhill from there. Dinner was rather pricey considering we didn’t enjoy the food or the experience as much as we could have. We probably would not return any time soon.

 

Cornerstone

What to order | See menu [ see reviews 1 2 3 ]
Address |1380 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1, (S)569930 [ google maps ]
Operating hours | Tue – Thu 12:00 pm – 22:30 pm, Fri 12:00 pm – 22:45 pm, Sat 10:00 am – 22:45pm, Sun 10:00 am – 22:30 pm, Closed on Mon (except public holidays)
Website | http://www.cornerstone.com.sg/

 


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2 Comments

  1. Donna’s alive!!! I thought you were sick and now I see why. You haven’t been eating well.

    • Every time Xmas comes along, I feel the compulsion to hibernate until Chinese New Year is over. :P Glad you are well and still sticking around! :P :P :P

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