All-day-breakfast Kookaburra style CLOSED
If you have been meaning to get over to Late Plate up at Kent Ridge Park which we wrote about a while back, but perhaps it just seemed to be a bit too far our for you, then those with lazy bones rejoice because its big brother Kookaburra Restaurant & Gastrobar recently opened up in a central location.
Nestled in a spot within the courtyard of the Albert Village Court hotel, this new eatery brings to you the all-day-breakfast concept under the champion of chef Roland Graham, served up with the same laid-back hangout vibe.
Having been such a fan of the dishes whipped up by Graham at Late Plate, I was eager to try the all-day-breakfast menu here, which saw some familiar and new faces peering out at me from the menu.
I already knew how good the Our Eggs Benedict ($21) would be, having devoured them at Late Plate so firmly told one of my dining partners that she just HAD to have these. True to form, they were the perfect mesh of textures and flavours with oozing eggs, wilted spinach and smoked ocean trout salmon (or lamb Prosciutto depending on your preference - the latter being my personal favourite) working perfectly with the crumbliness of the rosemary & kalamata olive scones. Delicious!
Wanting to try something new, I opted for the Corned Beef Hash ($22). Now I have to admit this was totally not what I expected in either looks or taste because it was a lot more soupy in style, but once my brain got around that, actually I really quite loved this dish and in the end I concluded that I preferred it over the standard version which has more of a ground corned beef texture.
The beauty of this dish is that it uses generous chunks of freshly broiled beef which are nice and tender - and lots of them by the way. Alongside the standard potato comes a good lashing of Gruyere cheese which combined with the Dijon Mustard sauteed onions gives this dish not only its more fluid texture but also a great taste twist. Finished off with two baked eggs and rye bread served with a very more-ish caper tapenade there is nothing about this dish that is standard corned beef hash so if you're up for trying something different, this is also a great option.
For those who fancy a bit of breakfast tapas on their plate, The Kookaburra ($22) is for you because it comes with....and get ready for this: lamb prosciutto, scrambled eggs, mini rump steak, lamb's fry, and bacon mash & pea gravy. Phew! Though this might sound like a lot actually it's pretty perfect in terms of portion size and just the thing for someone who loves a bit of everything.
Wash this all down with a zingy juice - my personal favourite is the Ayurvedic ($10) which not only tastes great thanks to its combination of carrots, orange, mango and old ginger but it also helps aid digestion...something probably most of us piggies out there could do with!
Also a quick word on the service - when I was there it was quick, efficient and friendly and as this place picks up I hope that that's something they keep as a core part of their offering.
So if you're looking for a a new brunch spot to try, this is definitely one worth checking out. Roland's delicious breakfast creations + central location make this one a no brainer. Aside from brunch, the rest of the menu looks rather appealing so definitely worth a try for a laid back dinner, with some interesting cocktails on offer in the form of the usual suspects with a twist which I intend to try at a later date!
Kookaburra is at 01-09 Albert Court Village Hotel, 189971. Open Tue-Fri 6-11pm; Sat & Sun 8am-11pm. For more information see their website here.
Written by Ms Demeanour
Meal paid for by City NomadsPosted in: Western Brunch Restaurants
01-09 Albert Court Village Hotel, Singapore 189971.
Opening hours Tue-Fri 6-11pm; Sat & Sun 8am-11pm
For more information see their website at http://www.facebook.com/KooKaburra.sg.