EDIT: 21 on Rajah is now halal-certified.
The moment we stepped into 21 on Rajah, we went wow. The decor made an impression, it was very bright, with white and azure, reminding us of Santorini and other seaside towns around Mediterranean where all houses are white and azure. Although 21 on Rajah is a Mediterranean restaurant, serving dinners at good value ($48+ for two!), it transforms into a brunch place on Sundays (12-3pm). Perhaps it was the cheery decor with sunlight streaming that influenced people’s mood. Ms Atas observed that the customers looked so happy here.
Another positive aspect is this is a family place: we saw many families who brought their grandparents and young children. Every Sunday, the restaurant cordons a section and turns it into a children playground and an arts and craft corner. So you can just leave your children there. Hotel personnel will organize games. That Sunday, we witnessed the hotel personnel playing Snakes & Ladders with the children, using their own bodies as pawns and throwing a huge air-blown dice. So cute.
Antipasto – Parma Ham with Melon
Cold Meats – Mussels with Smoked Salmon and Prawns in Background
My Favorite – Cod Fish in Creamy Lemon Sauce
The food was ok, not particularly stunning but won’t disappoint either. In general, the food was a tad light, so you can add salt yourself. There were two live stations: cooking eggs and pasta (behind the buffet counter) upon ordering. There was an antipasti corner (more Italian than Mediterranean), with burrata cheese, parma ham with melon, and, my favorite, roasted eggplants with olive oil. The cold cuts corner consisted of very good beef carpaccio, smoked salmon, prawns, etc. The hot food corner was most extensive with roast lamb (slightly overcooked), seafood lasagna (a bit mushy for me), seafood mix, cod fish in creamy lemon sauce (my favorite), chicken in tomato sauce (Ms Atas’s favorite), etc. For desserts, there were lemon meringue tarts, custard puffs, fruit cakes, chocolate eclairs (my favorite), and so on. We thought the desserts needed some improvements.
Another good part of the buffet is that it comes with free flow of sangria (alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions). Add another $20 for free flow of sparkling wine.
I would recommend it to families living nearby for a family lunch but if you live in Jurong, then it’s too far to travel here. It was crowded when we were there, reservations highly encouraged.
21 on Rajah Sunday Brunch Buffet Price
$38++ (adults, inclusive of sangria), $19++ (children from 7-12 years old), free for children under 7.
$58++ inclusive of free flow of sparkling wine.
21 on Rajah
1 Jalan Rajah, Days Hotel, Singapore 329133
T: +65 6808 6847
Sunday Brunch: 12 – 3pm
Rating: 3.101/5 stars
PS: Thank you Rae for the invite and Kesh for the hospitality.
Written by A. Nathanael Ho.