With a brand new menu, there’s nothing to be disgruntled about at this restaurant!
A hideout is the first thing that comes to mind when I walk into The Club Hotel’s small, but tasteful lobby. The Disgruntled Brasserie is on the hotel’s lobby level and is the perfect hideout. A stone’s throw away from – with none of the hectic energy of -Singapore’s frenetic CBD, neither the stressful clamour of Chinatown’s trendy restaurants, and no hyperactivity from the child-friendly restaurants we often find ourselves in (you know it, mama!).
Mamas who work-from-home or remotely: we’ve found you a spot where you can peacefully be a keyboard warrior, with delicious comfort food to keep you company.
There is a new menu, and a new Chef de Cuisine, Desmond Goh, and boy does he have a few tricks up his sleeve. The menu is split up into small and large plates, which isn’t all that exciting a concept, but the dishes themselves are.
Start with the Salt baked beetroot with cinnamon raisin purée, horseradish and smoked Burrata cheese ($16). This dish is earthy, sweet, smoky creamy all at once. I enjoyed the addition of candied almonds to this plate.
If the beetroot is too #eatclean for you, their Gruyere cheese souffle ($16) is a dish worthy of any cheat meal. This small plate can- and should – be shared. Rich, unctuous Gruyere, caramelised onions and a fondue sauce laced with Chardonnay. It’s warm, wobbly, and not overtly cheesy.
Not every dish is worth your dollar, though (and that is why you need to read this review before heading down there!). The foie gras dish sounded promising; fatty foie on brioche, slathered with peanut butter miso and paired with a gel made of Ribena ($18), but sadly was a mishmash of ‘too rich’ flavours. Not worth your calories, mama.
The Seafood Boullabaise ($38) gives you excellent bang for your buck with its ample helpings of barramundi, clams, mussels, shrimps and squid, the bisque itself is much too thick and overpowering.
Not too worry though, they also serve one of the best Carbonaras ($24) in town; hands down and forks up! The taglierini pasta is cooked with three kinds of bacon (Streaky back bacon, farmer’s smoked bacon and kurobuta ham), a delightfully egg-laced sauced and more #eggporn via a parmigiano reggiano crusted egg. Pierce, and devour.
Being a hotel restaurant, their drinks menu serves everything from tea, coffee, juices to alcoholic drinks. It doesn’t get crowded mamas (not yet, at least) so thank us later for sharing our hideout with you.
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday. Breakfast 7am to 11.30am; Lunch: 11.30am to 2.30pm; Hi-Tea: 3.30pm to 5.30pm; Dinner: 6.30pm to 10.30pm.
The Disgruntled Brasserie, The Club Hotel, 28 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069708, Tel: (65) 6808 2184 or, [email protected]