The White Rabbit
Destination dining spot for those special occasions, this high-ceilinged chapel-turned-date night hot spot churns out gloriously executed classics alongside amiable and competent service. Once you stop admiring the stained glass windows, white-washed space and tiled floors, the food is the focus. The dishes aren't big on innovation, but rather on good ingredients prepared well. At dinner time, we're fans of the Dover sole meuniere, a two-person affair filleted tableside. Or try their affordable set lunches, with items like the Alaskan crab salad and the 36-hour Brandt short ribs. Meander over to The Rabbit Hole to try their 18 different types of gin and tonic.
It´s the latest "in" place in the hip Dempsey vicinity, but has received mixed reviews since its opening. We were apprehensive about going, but fortunately The White Rabbit passed the test. In fact, so hot was the restaurant that our attempt to reserve a table was initially unsuccessful, but we were advised to go down anyway to try our luck. Thankfully, we managed to snag a table quickly.
The restaurant was spacious, airy and boasted a charming, old-world vibe, despite the random tai-tais sprinkled throughout. The set lunch seemed like a pretty nice deal, so we went for that. Our starters of soup of the day (cauliflower soup), poached egg and asparagus, and salad of salmon confit were all good, especially the fresh, tender salmon. Our mains of pan roasted red mullet with braised fennel and tomato herb fondue, US choice ribeye steak and herb risotto with grilled king oyster mushrooms were also very decent. The Mars Bar soufflé and The White Rabbit black forest cake desserts were great too.
We will be back for dinner to try the pricier mains, to prove our experience the first time round was no fluke.
|Address:||The White Rabbit, 39C Harding Rd., Singapore, 249541 Singapore|
|Open since:||June, 2008|
|Opening hours:||Tue-Fri noon-2:30pm; Tue-Sun 6:30-10:30pm; Sat-Sun 10:30am-3pm|
|Nearest train||Farrer Road|
|Reservation recommended, Parking available: at restaurant|
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