We keep hearing about Fynn’s at the new South Beach complex, then we heard they’d updated their menu. So naturally we needed our foodie writer Beate to get the scoop…
Fynn’s opened a few months ago at South Beach with a distinct Aussie tropical feel decked out in a combination of clean whites, blonde wood and rattan. So is it worth a trip into town? Read on for my foodie first impressions…
The daytime menu concept has changed from when we first reviewed Fynn’s. The lunch menu is still wide ranging from Salmon and Quinoa ($24), to Steak and Fries ($24), to hearty pastas. Plus there are new healthy salads on the menu from the Superfood salad ($19) of mesclun, quinoa, avocado, nuts and sweet dried cranberries, to Tuscan Kale Salad ($19) of crispy kale, fennel, radish, creamy ricotta and garlic croutons with pomegranate dressing.
Dinner at Fynn’s is more refined with Hokkaido Scallops ($12.50) to start — two scallops pan-seared and served on a creamy puree of cauliflower, elevated by homemade sweet pickled onions or Spanish Octopus ($17, pictured above) with spicy apple slaw. Pastas are mostly homemade and feature prominently from Minty Lamb Orecchiette ($24), to Taglierini with fresh crab and spicy shellfish sauce ($26), to Cavatelli ($24) — the latter a firm favourite, rustic in appearance with broken pork sausage and red wine-braised octopus, in a tomato sauce.
For meatier mains, Lamb Chops encrusted with pistachio and herbs ($29.50), to Iberico Pork ($32, pictured above), tender and fatty with Celeriac Puree and epic Brussels sprouts — fantastically charred with a sweet glaze. These bad boys deserve to be ordered as a side dish on their own ($11).
For dessert don’t miss the Coconut Mascarpone Cream ($13), an unusual combination of creamy coconut and sweet Gula Melaka jelly with refreshing butterscotch ice.
Along with the menu change, Proof & Company has recently come on board to jazz up the cocktail offering. The Secret Garden ($18) is a hands down winner of a drink: Mancino Secco, Peach Liquer, fresh lemon juice and mint makes one refreshing sip, or, for something stronger, the Boulavardier ($18) of Rebel Yell Bourbon Cocchi di Torino and Campari.
There is no signage to help you find Fynn’s within the South Beach complex. Best bet is to head towards Esplanade MRT and Fynn’s is just before the entrance.
Fynn’s, South Beach Avenue, (Right next to the Esplanade MRT entrance) 26 Beach Road, #B1-21 Singapore 189768, Tel: (+65) 6384 1878, www.fynnsrestaurant.com