The Disgruntled Chef
26B Dempsey Road, Singapore, 247693
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Culture vultures, Foodies, Honeymooners, Chilling out, Escaping the crowds, Nature / wildlife, People watching, Romance
Best for Trendiness - Expert review of The Disgruntled Chef
Chef Daniel Sia isn’t actually disgruntled, he just likes to do things in an unconventional way. Unlike most restaurants, which offer individual starters and main courses, dishes here are classified as small plates and large plates. Everything is meant to be shared and portion sizes are good for two to three people.
Sia is a classically French trained chef and his menu is an array of modern European favourites with an Asian twist. The crackling pig is mouthwateringly succulent, crispy on the outside and tender and just that little bit sweet on the inside. The crispy lamb short ribs with chili and cumin simply melted in your mouth. While the truffle floating island was a gastronomical mix of flavours served with Frangelico cream and hazelnuts.
The bone marrow is a signature dish, served with persillade, like a pesto, and smothered on sough dough toast.
There’s a wonderful, relaxed feeling about the Disgruntled Chef, set within the greenery of Dempsey Hill. There’s a long, central bar inside as well as comfy armchairs. If you fancy a cocktail outside, you can recline amongst the shady trees.
I like a waiter who really knows the menu inside out and is able to make informed suggestions, and clearly, this is how they train them at the Disgruntled Chef.
Dempsey Hill is a little isolated and you certainly need a car or taxi to get there, but that’s part of the charm.
Small plates are around $14-18, while the big plates are roughly $32 except for that mouthwatering suckling pig, that will set you back $48 but worth every penny.
More information on The Disgruntled Chef:
- Price guide:
- Bar, Restaurant
- Asian, Fusion, International, Modern
- 26B Dempsey Road, Singapore, 247693
- +65 6476 5305
- Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Tue–Thu 12pm–2:30pm, 6pm–10:30pm; Fri & Sat 12pm–2:30pm, 6pm–11:30pm; Sun 12pm–4:30pm, 6pm–10:30pm. Closed Monday.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Always essential