The Disgruntled Chef

Address: 26B Dempsey Road, Singapore, 247693, Singapore
Telephone: +65 6476 5305

- Expensive

4.8

A relaxed yet chic dining experience where east meets west.

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.

Food and drink
4.7
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Service
4.6
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Food and drink
4.7
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Value for money
4.6
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Ambience
4.7
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Location
4.6
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Food and drink

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.

Recommended dishes

The bone marrow is a signature dish, served with persillade, like a pesto, and smothered on sough dough toast.

Ambience

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.

Service

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.

Location

Dempsey Hill is a little isolated and you certainly need a car or taxi to get there, but that’s part of the charm.

Price advice

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.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Foodies
  • Honeymooners
  • Escaping the crowds
  • People watching
  • Romance
  • Chilling out
  • Nature / wildlife

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