Spathe Public House

Spathe Public House

It was a gathering for family as friends as we ushered in the new year at Spathe Public House, a restaurant which serves up dishes that are meant for sharing with friends (and family). Apparently Spathe Public House used to be a famous club (in the River Valley neighborhood) before it was converted into the unique restaurant that it is today. The premises of Spathe Public House comprises of a communal dining area, along with a fresh produce & seafood display bar. It is housed within a shophouse which retains most of its pre-war original fixtures with some twist.

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Pretty graffiti adorning the brick wall

We were promptly served with a menu once we were seated. Looking through the menu, we decided to share the following dishes:
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To quench our thirst, we ordered a bottle of sparking water and a jar of Spathe Sangria. They were both refreshing especially the Spathe Sangria - a drink with a bit of alcohol content. I absolutely loved the mixed fruits which added a fruity flavor.

Spathe Garlic Fries
Spathe Garlic Fries: Now if there is one thing I like besides my chicken, that is fries! Needless to say this basket of fries had my full attention when they arrived pipping hot. Given its name, the fries had a tinge of garlic flavor that was not overpowering. However, while the garlic flavor was a delight, I wasn't that much of the generosity with the salt; it was too salty for my liking.

Charcoal-Smoked Tomato Soup
Charcoal-Smoked Tomato Soup: this was order by my sister and I had a little taste of it. Perhaps I am not much of a western/european diner, hence I was not really blown away by the soups flavor despite its fragrant-ness and creaminess. The portion was acceptable for one person.

Cold-Smoke Duck breast Salad
Cold-Smoked Duck Breast Salad: There was a green (mini) spade in the utensils container and it came it hand for this salad (to mix the salad). The salad dressing had a uniquely pleasant flavor of honey vinaigrette (think sweet and sour in just the right proportions). However, I am not a cheese lover and the St. Maure goat cheese was too strong for my liking.

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The fish fillet was really a delight! I loved the chewy yet not tough texture of the well flavored fish fillet and its freshness.

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This pork belly was slowed cooked for 12 hours, so it was simply melt in the mouth yet chewy at the same time. Although I prefer chicken over pork, I highly recommend this dish simply because the pork belly was simply a delight! In addition, the poached egg and the creamy mushed potatoes went well with the pork.

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Spathe chicken kiev style: Finally, chicken! Since it was chicken (and being a chicken lover) I had high expectation of this dish. The chicken was well-cooked and flavorful that I hardly noticed that it was breast meat (which I am not a fan of even though I adore chicken); the texture was smooth and velvety. The meat had the sealed in goodness of garlic, which made it very flavorful.

Australian Angus Burger
Australian Angus Burger: This was a good combination and I recommend it to be shared by two. The handmade burger was rather filling and the fries was a mixture of plain fries and garlic fries.

Fisherman's pie
Fisherman's Pie: It was a small portion, but it tasted as good as it looked. It would have been better if the portion was larger.

Belgium waffles
Belgium Waffles: Dessert Time! The waffles were wonderful and there is a choice of hand-made ice-cream flavors to choose from to go with the waffles. We picked the blueberry chocolate mint flavor.

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Since it was all about sharing, there was still room for dessert so we order a chocolate cake. It was served with smooth cream and honey as the topping. I like this combination and it is best to share the desserts with a group of friends.

Sticky Toffee pudding with hokey pokey ice cream
Sticky Toffee pudding with Hokey Pokey ice-cream:  Despite its pretty appearance, it was not as delightful as its looks. The maple syrup tasted awfully artifical and the ice-cream was subpar.

Overall, the price was affordable and the flavors of the food (we ordered that day) were generally nice. I would recommend this place for special functions (i.e. New year and Christmas Day celebration).

Spathe Public House

8 Mohamed Sultan Road  #01-01
Singapore 238958

Tel: 65 67351035
Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday: 11.00 am to 11.00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10.00am to 11.00pm


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