The Disgruntled Chef (The Club) on Ann Siang Road is the second establishment. This one has a different theme and catering to different group of customers, targeting mainly the business group with a different menu from the one located at Dempsey too.
Once entered to the restaurant, one would start eyeing around as you will see a big empty space. On the left of the entrance was an elegant bar counter while to the right was some tables.
On weekdays, beside the Ala Carte Menu, The Disgruntled Chef offered Prix Fixe Weekday Lunch (Set) with option of 2-course ($38) consisting of a small and big plate or 3-course ($45) with the third being the pudding. Basically, that’s desserts.
3-course lunch was our choice.
Tuna Carpaccio and Seared Scallops were our choice among the small plate.
We find the Tuna Carpaccio a little too fishy for our plate. The side salad was with a lightly sourish vinaigrette dressing.
The Seared Scallops sat on cauliflower couscous were perfect.
2 of the Big Plate required an addition of $6; Pan Roasted Onglet and Braisedd Lamb Shank. We opted for the former as one of the Big Plate.
The Pan Roasted Onglet was sat on a bed of lyonnaise potato and greens with mushroom ragout. As it used the Chinese Mushroom, the ragout was strongly filled with this unique flavour. We thought it went well with the onglet. The only complaint about this dish is I find the meat too tough to chew on it.
The other set was the Grilled Kurobuta Pork Collar with apple puree, braised cabbage and red wine sauce. Don’t be deceive by its look. It was tasty. The rest of the ingredients on the plate complemented well with the pork.
One diner prefers the Onglet, the other the Pork (that’s me).
Finally, it was time for desserts. First was the Strawberries & Mascarpone with lightly flavoured pistachio sponge, burnt marshmallow, basil lime meringue. In this plated dessert, all I remembered was the taste of the strawberry.
Next was the Chocolate Croquette accompanied by Coffee jelly, Sumatra Coffee Cream and Kahlua. Chocolate and Coffee was the flavour note of this dessert.
Personally, I prefer this to the former.
We thought our lunch at The Disgruntled Chef (The Club) was reasonable all right with more hit than miss. But I am sure, they could do better than our virgin experience at this new outlet. And for some, the portion may be a point of feedback too.
The Disgruntled Chef (The Club)
28 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069708
Tel: +65 6808 2184
Monday – Saturday: Lunch 1200 to 1430, Dinner 1800 to 2230; Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays
- Downtown line – Telok Ayer station
- East-West line – Tanjong Pagar station
- North East line – Chinatown station
- alight opposite PWC Building along Cross Street 186, 970
- alight opposite Sri Mariamman Temple South Bridge Road 61, 166, 197
- alight opposite Hong Lim Complex along Upper Cross Street 51, 63, 80, 124, 174, 174e, 186, 851, 961, 970