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Greenhouse Restaurant is Dusit Thani Laguna’s flagship restaurant, where you can expect all-day dining from a range of cuisines.
Recently, we got a chance to try their breakfast buffet, high tea and dinner menus. As Dusit Thani is pretty far out from nearby malls, we ended up eating all meals within the resort itself to maximise our time and didn’t get bored at all.
Lush (Indoor!) Garden Dining
Greenhouse Restaurant’s fully air-conditioned outer section is overflowing with lush greenery. You get a relaxing view of the golf courses outside as well as the occasional plane overhead. This a spacious, open concept is generally hard to find in central areas. We enjoyed it a lot. Definitely ask to be seated in this area.
Breakfast: Free-Flow Buffet Spread
We were most excited to try the free-flow breakfast buffet. This is included in the room price for us, but each dish is available ala carte as well.
The buffet breakfast starts off with bread basket and your choice of free-flow fruit juices, Lavazza coffee and/or Ronnefeldt tea. Greenhouse also provides a selection of Bonne Maman jams and honey which went super well with the Cheese Selection starter ($19 ala carte).
The first thing we ordered was your classic Two Eggs & Sides; you can add on grilled sausages, crispy bacon, sauteed mushrooms, hash browns, baked beans and sauteed potatoes. The bacon and mushrooms in particular were FANTASTIC and we ordered just a full plate of bacon afterwards.
You may also get fancier things like Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon ($17 ala carte). Overall it was good but I felt they could have been a tad more generous with the smoked salmon.
There are about 5 dishes in the Asian breakfast selection but as we were getting quite full by this point we only tried the Chicken Congee ($15 ala carte). This was homely and delicious – i loved the crackly you tiao in particular. Would have loved to try some of the other Asian dishes like Nasi Lemak or Dim Sum.
The dessert section had only 3 selections which felt somewhat limited. They were good though; we enjoyed the Lemon Matcha Pancakes ($16 ala carte) which were nice and fluffy with a strong matcha taste coming through.
Lastly, we had the Belgian Waffles ($16 ala carte) which were decent. They were more on the doughy side rather than crisp (which is personally how I prefer my waffles).
Overall, we really enjoyed the buffet breakfast at Greenhouse Restaurant and this was undoubtedly one of the highlights of our stay.
Afternoon Tea: High Tea With an Asian Twist
Our room package came with a decadent High Tea Set ($88 per couple / $44 per person) which was also served at the Greenhouse. This three-tiered high tea set is certainly photogenic and a good one for the ‘gram.
The savoury section consisted of 3 unique creations; a smoked salmon roll, otah with toast and a Thai-style spicy chicken rice cracker (the names are way fancier on the menu). I enjoyed the spicy chicken the most.
Overall though, the savoury section was slightly disappointing as the quantity felt too little and it lacked the typical selection of sandwiches or puffs.
The sweets selection was much more impressive, with things like matcha cheesecake, macarons, scones, fruit tarts and more. The highlight was the Durian ‘Serawa’ Tart which was perfectly creamy with bits of real durian. If you love desserts with a more Asian twist, this selection is definitely for you.
For beverages, you get a choice of Ronnefeldt Teas or Lavazza Coffee (same as breakfast); we tried both and they were excellent. You again get a selection of them mini Bonne Maman jams & honey to go with your scones.
All in all, pricing is fairly standard as hotel high-tea sets go, but that the quality of food could definitely still be improved.
Dinner: Standard Thai Fare
Now, dinner was not included in the price of our rooms but we were able to use some dining credits in our room packages to offset it.
Greenhouse restaurant has a selection from all types of cuisine (pizzas, steaks, pastas, sushi; you name it). In the end though, we decided to try the Thai cuisine since we were in a Thai-themed hotel. We were quickly served a complimentary bread basket as a starter. These were all nicely done and great with the fancy butter that was served alongside it (I forgot the brand).
The Thai Ice Tea ($8) was delicious and thick but so, so incredibly overpriced. I’m used to getting my Thai Ice Tea for $3-$4, so $8 really felt like daylight robbery.
For mains, we started off with a Phad Thai ($25) with chicken. Same as the Thai Iced Tea, this has got to be the priciest Phad Thai we have ever had. It comes with a cool egg blanket and the noodles were flavourful while not being clumpy or oily. It might not be worth the price though as we can easily get this quality in many fast-casual Thai joints.
I enjoyed the Green Coconut Curry Chicken ($24) more as it is a lot spicier than most restaurants make their green curry. The number of chicken chunks given was also very generous and we couldn’t finish it all. The jasmine rice was fluffy and goes nicely with the rich gravy.
The Mango Sticky Rice ($12) was the true winner of the night though. The sticky rice came in 3 cute balls each with just a slight difference in flavouring. The mango itself was also brilliantly sweet and juicy. This is a must-have to cap off any Thai meal!
Greenhouse Restaurant has beautiful interior and fantastic ambience. It should definitely be on your list if you want a true getaway from the main city.
If you are staying at Dusit Thani Laguna, definitely do not pass up on adding breakfast to your room package. Afternoon Tea would be a ‘maybe’ from me, I would probably not go down again just for this. Finally, dinner was good but pricey – okay for an occasional fancy date or if you really don’t want to leave the resort.
Spent: $35++ (dinner only, using room credits)
Greenhouse (Located in Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore)
Address: 11 Laguna Golf Green, Singapore 488047
Opening Hours: 6:30 – 10am, 12pm – 10:30pm every day