Robinsons The Heeren #02-02, 260 Orchard Road, Singapore 238855
Tel: (+65) 6681 7440
You might recognize Chef Angela May in her open plan kitchen – though she is better known for having hosted food and travel shows. Angela May’s first restaurant (together with Delicae who own Entrecote and Sabio) is wedged into the corner of Robinsons The Heeren. The restaurant leans towards ladies that lunch. A long marble counter greets you with sweet and savoury choux pastries, the space feels clean and minimalist with light coming from a wall of glass window overlooking Orchard Rd’s busiest crossing. The menu is a mix of vegetarian friendly and healthy-leaning dishes. Starters of Soy Glazed Shiitake and Cold Scallion Noodles with Pickled Cucumbers ($18) makes a delicious introduction to the Asian influenced mod-European cuisine as does the interesting salad of Shaved Asparagus and Arugula Mint with Slow Cooked Egg and Crisped Wasabi Lettuce ($24). Unusually for a healthy salad, the wasabi lettuce is deep-fried tempura style – the result is a crispy tasty contrast to the fresh leaves and sweet dressing. Mains are very much on the petite side portion-wise. The vegan Caramelized Cauliflower Steak with Roasted Pepper Purée ($22) while tasty, isn’t a showstopper in looks nor hearty enough for a main. Try instead Barramundi & Cashew Red Curry ($39) or the Thai influenced Josper Grilled Laksa Prawn/Lobster Roll ($29/42). High Tea Set (2-5pm) at $39 beckons with Chilled Coconut Chia Pudding, Passionfruit Tea Shooters, Choux & Cookies, a noodle salad and free flow coffee or tea.