We were at City Hall and just wanted to chill before a crab feast at Macpherson Road. In a moment of absurdity, we decided to do it with style (and flip-flops). Tea at Swissôtel The Stamford or Raffles Hotel came to mind but the unbearable heat deliquesced our unusually lushful itch with each step and as we stood in front of a glass-walled façade displaying a simplistic, cooling interior that felt like a welcoming oasis, we knew we needed to walk no further. Good choice, actually. We still had a view of the Raffles Hotel...and the silhouette of a tree for company.
Double Bay Bread Board
Caesar Salad of Baby Romaine Hearts with Sous Vide Egg & Prosciutto Di Parma
Carpaccio of Pacific Tuna
with Lemon Vinaigrette, Micro Herbs & Ikura
Pavlova with Lemon Curd, Fresh Wild Berries & Forest Berry Sorbet.
Except for the location (which I thought would have been more appropriate had it been located at the Esplanade or Sentosa), there’s no reason to fault the restaurant. Everything was nice - the service, the fashionable music and the Australian food. A good option on those nonchalant weekends away from the maddening hordes at the chic and celebrated cafes in town. The menu, though simple, is substantial and mouth-watering.
To have a real taste of Double Bay, I guess I’ll have to be back for the signature mains like pies and fish & chips. And I will, definitely.
Double Bay Restaurant & Bar
252 North Bridge Road
#01-22A Raffles City Shopping Centre
Tel: (+65) 6334 6530