Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Barcelos @ Holland Village

Met up with a few of our friends at Holland Village for dinner. The venue was stated as Barcelos in our sms and we were wondering where it is. Good thing I saw opposite Subway in the same sms, so I was not lost. It's on the same row as Provence / Parisilk if you are wondering.

Barcelos (this branch at Holland Village)

Oh, when I got in, a few other friends and Momo was already there.
Ah.. I know what this place reminds me of. Nando's. Look at the bottle of Peri Peri sauces! Just like those in Nando's ya?

(Nando's a similar Portuguese chicken place that I used to eat in Melbourne when I was studying. They also have branches in Malaysia and the UK. How come it's not in Singapore?)

Peri Peri Sauces

While we were deciding what to eat, we saw a guy next door ordering a chicken set. It smell very very good. But we discovered that he got angry cutting the chicken and just left! How weird!

Anyway, Momo decided to get the 1/4 Chicken Set anyway. The chicken smell as nice as the one we saw earlier. Momo said it was nice, but it would be better if it's a bigger portion. LOL..

Chicken Meal

Another friend ordered the Beef Burger.
You can order either 1 or 2 patties. They will also ask you if you want cheese, by topping up another 75 cents.

Beef Burger

One friend who we know always 'got to' eat rice ordered the rice dish. (just as the rest of us predicted he will).
He had the Chicken Stir Fry & Rice.

Chicken Stir Fry and Rice

Our friend who was the organiser for this meet up ordered the Prego Steak Burger.
He had the two slices burger. Ordered it medium done. One patty came out as ordered, but one came out well done. (They got only half of it right. haha)

Prego Steak Burger

I had the Garlic Burger. Like all the above, it came with fries. This is how it looks.
I had mine Mild Peri.

Garlic Burger

The burger's not bad. The bun was soft and it absorbs the sauce very well.
I tried all the 4 sauces that's available with the chicken and bun.

Garlic Burger

They are pricier than your usual Mcdonalds or KFC burgers. But it's not really fair to compare them as it is not really in the same category.

It does not come with drinks, but you can order the 'bottomless softdrinks' for $2.95 where you can keep refilling your drinks from the self service drink machine. ;-)

It costs an average of $15 per person, depending on your order.
Check their website for the full menu and pricing.

(Psssst, I think Nando's tastes better. hehe)


Barcelos
17E, Lorong Liput
Holland Village
Singapore 277731

Web: http://www.barcelos.com.sg/



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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Greetings from Canada

We have Nando's in the food court in Canada. It's a little expensive, $8 for half a chicken meal in local dollars.

How come there's no Barcelos in Canada :p

Regards
Pentel

CT said...

Nando's definitely taste better... More worth the $$.

There WAS a Nando's in SG years back.. In Marina Sq, if I'm not wrong. But closed shop...

Sha said...

some good news Nandos is coming back to sg! http://www.btimes.co.za/97/0817/comp/comp9.htm

love reading your blog! cheers!

carolyn said...

I like Nando's in Canada too. So yummy. Just saw Barcelos at HV today. Wanted to try but friends said it was not very good. Good thing I didn't try :)

Keropok Man said...

Pentel,
My personal view is that Nando's is nicer. :-)

It might go to Canada soon. Call them up. hehe..


CT,
Oh, there was a Nando's in SG? I dont' remember. Now the nearest is in Malaysia.

Sha,
Is that news current? It seems like it is 97's news if I am not mistaken...

But anyway, it would be great if they come back! :-)


Carolyn,
I think there are only certain things worth trying. Unless they reduce their prices soon...

Anonymous said...

Aaron,

Thx for the comments for barcelos, i'm asst.manager there and i work closly with the boss, every feedback i see here, i will report back and improve what it need to be done. And about nando's coming to singapore is true but is the malaysia branch coming in. Got some feedbacks from nando's customer some like us more than them, some say nando's,so is everyone point of view, but thx for putting this up on the web

Singaporefoodlover said...

nandos is now available here!!!

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