Great food doesn’t have to have a gold-plated price tag. These Singapore restaurants are serving seriously scrumptious set menus leaving your belly (and your wallet) full!
What: Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen features lunch sets at $40++ (two courses) and $48++ (three courses). Starter options include hamachi tartare, cucumber mouli, ginger dressing; flat bread, caramelised onion, Taleggio cheese, semi-dry tomatoes, pesto; ham hock terrine with piccalilli (pickle relish), and grilled sourdough. Main course choices include veal and mushroom pie with whole grain mustard and tarragon sauce; ricotta cannelloni, baked eggplant and black olive; and smoked haddock and salmon fish cake, herb mayonnaise and mixed leaves salad. For dessert, choose from a pistachio creme brulee and dark chocolate sorbet; blueberry bakewell tart with creme fraiche ice cream; or a selection of British cheese with apple chutney.
Where: The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Bay Level, L1-81
Open: 11.30am to 4pm (weekdays only)
What: The month-old restaurant at the National Gallery Singapore offers lunch at $32++ for three courses and dinner at $80++ for four courses. The lunch menu changes daily, while the set dinner showcases the restaurant’s signature dishes. The set lunch includes a choice of salad or soup, followed by a main course (pasta, fish or meat) and a dessert. Their scallops crudo with truffle and smoked quail eggs is one of the more commonly featured starters. Ala carte menus are also available.
Where: 05-03 & 06-02 National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Road
Open: Noon to 2.30pm, 6.30 to 10.30pm daily
What: The mod-Sin restaurant, which relocated from Neil Road to Esplanade Mall in August, still serves Asian cuisine with a contemporary twist. Get a taste of chef Han Li Guang’s creations with his lunch sets at $38++ (three courses) and $48++ (four courses). A pre-theatre three-course set dinner is $48++. Appetisers include oyster foam, sous vide kampung egg “orh luak”; and John Dory and pea brandade, mayonnaise ice cream “fish and chips”. For mains, try chef Han’s “sambal fish”, with local barramundi and kangkong chips.
Where: 02-23 Esplanade Mall, 8 Raffles Avenue
Open: Noon to 2.30pm (Tuesday to Friday), 6 to 7pm (Thursday to Saturday, pre-theatre)
What: At the two-month-old restaurant, chef-owner Francois Mermilliod serves a three-course lunch at $32++. The current menu features filet of red drum fish, fregola sarda (a type of Sardinian pasta), baby spinach and olive tapenade; confit of Iberico pork belly, pommery mash, romanesco and onion confit; and wagyu beef cheeks braised in red wine,mash and beans. Previous dishes included beetroot-cured toothfish, preserved lemon, anchovies and beetroot chips; and bacalao accras (salt cod fritters) with Thainahm jhim dressing.The menu changes every fortnight.
Where: 18 Gemmill Lane
Open: Noon to 3pm (weekdays only)
What: The low-key restaurant by three-Michelin-starred German chef Juan Amador serves Spanish-European cuisine with an Asian influence. The kitchen in Singapore is helmed by chef Christophe Lerouy. To get a taste of his dishes, prices start at $68 for a surprise four-course dinner menu with sampling portions of the signatures, from meats to seafood.
Where: Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road
Open: 6 to 10.30pm (Monday to Saturday)
By Eunice Quek, The Straits Times, November 1, 2015
Photo: Courtesy Labyrith restaurant Facebook page