Paella is a spanish rice dish and saffron adds a wonderful gold colour to the rice. We had the seafood paella which was very expensive for a very small portion, but it sure was good. I found it really tasty and it reminded me of claypot rice a little. We had the seafood version, where the rice is cooked in the seafood broth and is extremely full flavoured. If you haven’t had paella before you should definitely try it at least once. The potato appetizer was delicious with the sour cream and another sauce I could not identify. The only disappointment was the service and prices. When we first entered the place the service was welcoming, but later when we didn’t order too much it was a bit on the uppity side. When we asked for water, they asked us whether we wanted sparkling or still and since those were S$5, we ordered a drinks instead and I had a pineapple juice for S$6. Only later did we realize that they do serve free water. I really don’t like restaurants forcing you to order drinks when we would rather spend our money on the food. The decor here was authentic and lovely. I especially liked the blue lamps.
The bill in Singapore dollars came to a whopping S$76.30, double the price of most fancy dinners:
Patatas Bravas = $10.80
Paella Valen = $43
Perrier = $5
Pineapple Juice = $6
Service = $6.50
Tax = $5
The name Serenity reminds me of Seinfeld, and George Costanza’s dad screaming “Serenity Now”. Only Seinfeld fans will get it.
Serenity Spanish Bar & Restaurant
No.1 Harbour Front Walk
Tel: 6376 8185