A place that was filled with lots of heart warming memories for many of us, also a place for us to eat, share, meet, catch up and for families to bring their children where they can have fun and enjoy themselves. Opened in 1982, this is not just an iconic place in Singapore, East Coast Park Macs, as it is affectionately and commonly known, it is beyond that. What are your favourite memories from East Coast Park Macs?
This is a heartwarming and memorable destination for all, from the young children to the grandparents. I believe this place holds a lot of memories for many of us here. After a four year hiatus, it has now re-opened with a brand new look, layout, design and menu on 2nd July 2016. I visited the newly re-opened McDonalds restaurant at Marine Cove, East Coast Park before her official re-opening to visit and check out this new McDonald’s restaurant with its own unique looks and layout.
“The opening of our restaurant at Marine Cove not only holds significant sentimental value for many Singapore residents, it also presents us an opportunity to bring to market a unique offering of menu and ambiance that reflect the evolving dining preferences” said Robert Hunghanfoo, Managing Director, McDonald’s Singapore. “As a brand, we are constantly evolving along with the tastes and preferences of the Singapore population and we are focused on making delicious, feel-good moments easy for everyone.”
Source: McDonald’s Singapore press release
The new McDonald’s restaurant by the sea spans 8,439 square feet, they can serve customers over six counters, including one McCafe counter and a Dessert Kiosk along with seven self-ordering kiosks. Inside McDonald’s Marine Cove, you are able to notice the unique look and features that makes this restaurant stands out, a salad bar, dessert bar, wireless charging stations, an area to park prams and a shadow wall for children.
At Marine Cove McDonald’s restaurant, there are some new menu offerings that are exclusive to Marine Cove McDonald’s restaurant only! Let me share with you the exciting information and details of the new menu offerings at Marine Cove McDonald’s from the press release information –
New Menu Offerings
McDonald’s Marine Cove offers exclusive menu items and opportunities for customers to customise their food according to their preferences. Set in a relaxed and contemporary environment, the new restaurant will feature a Salad Bar and Dessert Bar where customers can choose to customise their favourite items, their way.
The Salad Bar offers three different salad choices: Asian, Caesar and Classic Green. The Classic Green is available for $3.90, while Asian and Caesar are available for $5.50 each. Customers have the freedom to further customise their salad, choosing from a range of add-ons, priced between $0.60 and $1.20 each.
Mixed salad greens tossed with cherry tomatoes, spiral pasta, corn kernels, and red apple slices topped with roasted sesame dressing
Iceberg and romaine lettuce topped with chicken fajita strips, shaved parmesan, chicken bacon bits, garlic croutons, and a drizzle of Caesar dressing
Classic Green Salad
Iceberg and romaine lettuce with corn and cherry tomatoes. Top your salad with the dressing of your choice.
At the new Dessert Bar, diners will get the chance to customise their favourite McDonald’s desserts. With 17 toppings to choose from, they can mix and match to add a personal twist to the Classic McFlurry or Sundae. Toppings range from Corn Flavoured Cereal and Rainbow Butter Bites, to Mixed Berries and Chunky Purple Potato Sauce.
Signature Collection of Premium Burgers
The new restaurant will offer a Signature Collection of premium burgers that are exclusively available at McDonald’s Marine Cove. The Classic Cheese and Spicy Tortilla feature a delicious Angus beef patty and for chicken lovers, the range includes the Spicy Chicken with Apple Slaw.
The Classic Cheese burger features a deliciously seared Angus beef patty sandwiched between delicate slices of creamy cheese. Complementing the patty are juicy slices of tomatoes, sweet grilled onions and crispy smoky chicken bacon.
Featuring a delectable Angus beef patty with a slice of melted cheese, the savoury combination is enhanced by creamy guacamole, crunchy tortilla chips, whole leaf lettuce, and sweet and juicy slices of tomatoes and onions. The burger is then topped with a fiery spicy sauce.
Spicy Chicken with Apple Slaw
A crunchy and juicy chicken thigh meat is topped with peppery rocket and creamy black pepper sauce. This blazing combination is contrasted with a tinge of sweetness from the apple slaw.
New McCafé offerings
The Marine Cove McCafé will serve a new range of soups, sandwiches and sweet treats including Affogato and waffles. Made with quality and hearty ingredients, there is a choice of two soup creations as well as toasted sandwiches in six different variations, two of which are exclusively available at McDonald’s Marine Cove.
At Marine Cove McDonald’s restaurant, it is a family friendly location and there are also fun activities for the children. Let me share with you the information from the press release information below –
Customers of all ages will be entertained as shadows come to life at the Shadow Wall at McDonald’s Marine Cove! As customers walk past the Shadow Wall, their shadows will be transformed into McDonaldland characters such as Grimace and Birdie.
McDonald’s Marine Cove will also feature Google Cardboard viewers that will allow our customers to experience virtual reality in a simple and fun way, bringing them on a 360 degree virtual tour so they can experience the unique offerings that are exclusive to the store. These Google Cardboard viewers will also be available at 12 other McDonald’s restaurants across Singapore.
Wireless Charging Stations
With Singaporeans constantly on-the-go and on their mobile devices, McDonald’s Marine Cove features wireless charging stations, so both you and your mobile devices can be fully charged at the restaurant.
Pram parking at the restaurant will allow young families the ease and convenience of simply parking their pram and enjoying the food and ambiance at the restaurant with no added hassle.
During my preview visit to Marine Cove McDonald’s restaurant before her official re-opening, I tasted a few of the food menu selections – Spicy Tortilla burger, Asian Salad and Belgian Liege Waffle with Avocado, Gula Melaka Syrup and Sundae, Mushroom Soup and Broccoli Soup. I also happened to taste a small portion of the Spicy Chicken with Apple Slaw from a fellow guest at the preview visit whom kindly cut a small portion and shared it with me! I love the burgers, Asian Salad and the Belgian Liege Waffle with Avocado, Gula Melaka Syrup and Sundae!
The warm, friendly and kind Marine Cove McDonald’s restaurant also brought us around for a tour of the entire place, from the dinning area, to kitchen operations, storage facilities, McCafe counter, Salad Bar counter and Dessert Bar. This was a very interesting tour specially arranged for us and the McDonald’s staff were very enthusiastic and passionate in sharing about their new place, new menu and fun activities!
Marine Cove McDonald’s restaurant, a brand new unique look with new menu offerings, family friendly facilities and fun activities. While it has a total revamp and change, some things never change, our memories never change.
Thank you McDonald’s Singapore for inviting me down to relieve my wonderful memories and also to the warm, friendly and awesome McDonald’s Marine Cove restaurant crew for their warm hospitality!
Welcome back home, East Coast Park Macs!
*Press release information courtesy of McDonald’s Singapore and GOLIN*