WHEN a cafe pushes itself to produce restaurant-quality fare, it’s an impressive surprise. When a flash new restaurant serves tricked-up cafe food priced at the higher end of the scale, it’s a bit of a letdown. And as much as I want to fall in love with Isle of Voyage, that’s the impression I’m left with.
Isle opened five weeks ago atop the man-made island in Elizabeth Quay. Maybe there are just too many seats — 250, with half outside — to deliver some wow factor. Or maybe the surrounds dictate the restaurant’s vibe. Continue reading